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City takes over management of police HQ tower

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City of Winnipeg real-estate staff have taken over the management of the tower portion of Winnipeg’s police headquarters.

Last fall, city council’s property committee asked property officials to cancel Shindico Realty’s property management contract for the Graham Avenue tower, acquired by the city as part of the $30-million purchase of the former Canada Post building.

At the time, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation raised questions about the the awarding of the contract.

Shindico won it because it ranked first on a 2008 request for qualifications (RFQ) from companies capable of providing real estate services for the city as well as on a 2010 followup search for the same services.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation complained last year this search did not spell out the fact the city was also looking for a property manager.

The city then issued a search for a new property manager but decided to conduct the work itself, according to a report bound for the property committee on Tuesday.

Colin Craig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation nonetheless complained Monday that city staff did not immediately cancel Shindico’s contract and allowed an extension until the end of June 2013, more than seven months after the council committee ordered the contract to be over.

Shindico officials, who helped the city acquire the Graham Avenue building, have said it made sense for them to continue to manage the property due to the specialized knowledge amassed by the firm.

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