The Grand Council of the Crees

Boumhounan Agreement Contracts Review Committee

Boumhounan Agreement Contracts Review Committee

Posted: 2006-12-15

The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Regional Authority launched on October 18, 2006 the Contracts Review Committee.

The composition of the Contracts Review Committee consists of the nine (9) Economic Development Officers and a Regional Representative for Economic Development. The Chairman of this Committee is the Deputy Grand Chief, as a non-voting member.

Following the authorization of the Quebec Provincial Government and of the Federal Government on the EM1-A Rupert River diversion, the Contracts Review Committee invites Cree enterprises to apply for those contracts.

MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE

GUIDELINES

The Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Ischtee)/Cree Regional Authority established certain guidelines to ensure that the Cree enterprises obtain a fair share of the contracts awarded for the EM1-A & Rupert River Diversion project. Also the proponent, Hydro-Quebec/SEBJ provided additional requirements which any Cree contractor must respect.

Cree Nation Benefit:

To ensure that there is the greatest economic spin-off to the Cree economy, the Contracts Committee must pay attention to the percentage of Cree ownership of any Cree company as outlined under Chapter 1.1 of the Boumhouman Agreement.

Boumhounan Agreement Conditions

Priority for Cree employment

Community Development & Participation

The Contracts Committee must ensure that there is an equitable distribution of contracts among Cree enterprises associated with the Cree communities and furthermore that where a contract discernibly associated with the traditional territory of a community, the enterprises associated with that community should be favored.

Process to access the Contracts

  1. Hydro-Quebec/SEBJ will submit to the Contracts Review Committee contracts which can be awarded to a Cree enterprise on a negotiated process.
  2. The Committee will recommend the Cree enterprises for those contracts to Hydro-Quebec/SEBJ.
  3. Hydro-Quebec/SEBJ will negotiate directly with the Cree enterprises that was recommended by the Committee.

Identification of Cree Enterprises

The Economic Development Officers/Directors have considerable knowledge on the Cree enterprises that exist throughout Cree territory. However any company that is interested in gaining access to the Cree contracts under the Boumhounan Agreement are requested to forward a Corporate Profile to the Economic Development Officers/Directors listed below.

The Corporate Profile at a minimum should contain information on:

Please contact the Economic Development Officer of your community

Mr.Alfred Loon
Cree Regional Authority
Regional Economic Development Officer
514 861-5837

Ms.Marlene Kitchen
Cree Nation of Waswanipi
Economic Development Officer
819 753-4000-2290

Mr.Randy Bosum
Cree Nation of Ouje-Bougoumou
conomic Development Officer
418 745-2519

Mr.Donald MacLeod
Cree Nation of Mistissini
Economic Development Officer
418 923-3461-219

Mr.Sidney Orr
Cree Nation of Whapmagoostui
Economic Development Officer
819 929-3364

Mr.John Brown
Cree Nation of Eastmain
Economic Development Officer
819 977-0211

Mr.Jimmy A. Fireman
Cree Nation of Chisasibi
Economic Development Officer
819 855-3380-26

Mr.Thomas Jolly
Cree Nation of Nemaska
Economic Development Officer
819 673-2512

Mr.Jack Diamond
Cree Nation of Waskaganish
Economic Development Officer
819 895-8650

Mr.Andrew Biron
Cree Nation of Wemindji
Economic Development Officer
819 978-0264-240