Paving contractor sues city

Paving contractor sues city Castle Rock Industrial is suing the City of Whitehorse for $8.3 million plus interest over a paving contract that it says was handled unfairly. The company's statement of claim, filed in Yukon Supreme Court of Oct.

Castle Rock Industrial is suing the City of Whitehorse for $8.3 million plus interest over a paving contract that it says was handled unfairly.

The company’s statement of claim, filed in Yukon Supreme Court of Oct. 3, alleges that the city rejected Castle Rock’s bid on an asphalt overlay project for a slew of streets and roads around Whitehorse.

The tender package required that bidders submit resumes for the supervisory staff they planned to use for the project, outlining their experience with similar projects.

Castle Rock bid $824,228.50 for the job. A second contractor bid $867,084.50. The second contractor was awarded the bid.

The city told Castle Rock its bid had been rejected because it hadn’t included resumes, but Castle Rock claims it filled out the appropriate forms with the information required.

The company is suing for lost profits, lost opportunity to invest, legal costs and pre- and post- judgment interest.

(Jesse Winter)