Niagara Parks Land Lease Process Moves Forward

Ontario has engaged independent third-party expertise to assist the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) in its competitive process for the land lease related to tour boat operations at Niagara Falls.

Following a competitive process, the province has selected Knowles Consultancy Services Inc. as a procurement specialist and PPI Consulting Limited as fairness commissioner. The government has also engaged Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. as naval architect consultant to the competitive process. The duties of these third-party experts will be as follows:

  •  The procurement specialist will assist NPC with activities associated with the design, development, management and control of the process.
  • The fairness commissioner will observe, monitor and oversee the competitive process, and issue a report to the ministry with respect to the fairness of the process.
  • The naval architect consultant will provide technical advice that will assist NPC in drafting the competitive process documents.

While all three specialists will provide their expertise to the competitive process, the final decision regarding the selection of the tour boat operator will be made by NPC as a recommendation to the Ontario Government.