Comfor engages local contractors
By Flavio Nienow
Local contractors recently had a chance to provide feedback to the Burns Lake Community Forest (BLCF) on its existing contract and bidding award policy. During the engagement session, held at the BLCF office, contractors were asked what type of contract opportunities they would like to see at Comfor, what length of contracts would be ideal, and if they considered the bidding process fair. When it comes to contract opportunities, participants said they would like to see more harvesting contracts, larger block sizes, silviculture, trails and staffing opportunities at Comfor. When asked what length of contracts would be ideal, participants said longer term contracts would allow people to stay in the community and allow contractors to bid lower in exchange for job security.