As contractors prepare to reopen West Block for parliamentary business, the federal government has signed a deal with a local firm to buy up to $1.02 million worth of ministerial furniture, contracting records show.
The contract with Gatineau office supply firm Totem Offisource covers some 49 pieces of wood furniture, including a 22-person “racetrack” table, various desks, eight bookcases and seven flagstands, according to the statement of work.
It does not mention which ministry will use the furniture, which is scheduled to be delivered in multiple shipments starting in December.
The federal government says West Block, which has been renovated to include a new courtyard that will serve as the House of Commons chamber during the rehabilitation of Centre Block, will be ready for occupancy in 2018.
The deal with Totem Offisource was the largest local contract awarded by the federal government between May 15 and May 21:
Totem Offisource Inc.
1 Promenade du Portage
Description: Ministerial furniture
Tannis Trading Inc.
2390 Stevenage Dr.
Description: Meat, poultry and fish
Oracle Canada ULC
45 O’Connor St.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Nortrax Canada Inc.
190 David Manchester Rd.
Description: Large backhoe
Buyer: Parks Canada
Primex Project Management Ltd.
119 Walgreen Rd.
Description: Replenish spare parts for the TPS