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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2250
Professor
Tim Mau
Semester
Winter

Description
March 11, 2013 – POLS2250 CASES OF FAILED P3s GUELPH SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE  KEY DETAILS o P3 ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF GUELPH & NUSTADIA DEVELOPMENTS INC. o $21 MILLION FACILITY  CITY - $10.5 MILLION; LOAN GUARANTEE OF $9 MILLION FOR NUSTADIA  NUSTADIA - $1.5 MILLION o INTENDED CITY BENEFITS  DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION  REDUCED COST TO BUILD (PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT SINCE IT COULD HAVE BEEN BUILT CHEAPER IN WEST END)  NO RISK OF OPERATIONAL LOSS o GUELPH CENTRE PARTNERS (GCP) – 35 YEAR LEASE o OPENED FALL OF 2000 o OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS  LOWER THAN EXPECTED AT STORM GAMES  LACK OF FACILITY RENTALS  DID NOT SELL NAMING RIGHTS  LACK OF MALL BUSINESS  MID-2001 – COMPANY HAD NO MONEY TO PAY PRINCIPAL & INTEREST PAYMENTS o 2 OPTIONS FOR MOVING FORWARD  TERMINATE AGREEMENT March 11, 2013 – POLS2250  RENEGOTIATE PARTNERSHIP  CITY TO PAY TAXES AND LOAN PAYMENTS UNTIL JUNE 2005 ($750,000/YEAR)  GCP TO REPAY o JUNE 2005 – GCP ENDED PARTNERSHIP PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ISSUES o ADDITIONAL COSTS TO TAXPAYERS ($4 MILLION DEBT & $9 MILLION LOAN) o TRANSPARENCY – LACK OF ACCESS TO COMPANY BOOKS o RISK MUST TRULY BE SHARED o POORLY NEGOTIATED AGREEMENTS March 11, 2013 – POLS2250 ANDERSEN-COMSOC AFFAIR  KEY DETAILS o P3 BETWEEN ONTARIO MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES (COMSOC) & ANDERSEN CONSULTING o COMMON PURPOSE PROCUREMENT POLICY – GOVERNS USE OF PARTNERSHIPS  AIM IS TO ENSURE BETTER, MORE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS  ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE USED WHEN MINISTRY IS SHORT ON SKILLS AND RESOURCES o 1995 – ISSUED RFP TO OVERHAUL FAMILY BENEFITS AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS o AIM WAS TO REPLACE COMPUTER SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP PROVINCE-WIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND NEW BUSINESS PROCESSES o JAN. 1997 – ENTERED INTO 4 YEAR AGREEMENT WITH ANDERSEN CONSULTING o INITIAL ANDERSEN COST ESTIMATE - $50-70 MILLION; JAN. 1997 COST WAS $180 MILLION o COST POOL & BENEFITS POOL  ANDERSEN – 79% OF COSTS; 82% OF BENEFITS BY END OF 2000  AGREEMENT: NO BENEFITS UNTIL EXCEEDED COSTS, YET ANDERSEN PAID ANYWAY  MANY OF BENEFITS ATTRIBUTED TO AN EARLIER INITIATIVE  SPIRALLY COSTS – ANDERSEN’S LABOUR COSTS EXCEEDED THOSE OUTLINED IN RFP BY AN AVERAGE OF 63%  EXPENSES – PAID OUT WITHOUT PROPER
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