MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The engineering firm Dessau has
been informed today by Quebec's Financial Market Regulator (AMF) that
it can once again enter into public contracts in Quebec. The firm is
therefore immediately entered into the Register of Firms Authorized by
the AMF and will be removed from the Quebec Treasury Board
Secretariat's Registry of Non-eligible Firms for Public Contracts
"Over the past five months, we have deployed significant efforts to
overhaul our governance framework and demonstrate to the AMF that we
have implemented all the appropriate systems and controls to
permanently meet the integrity requirements expected by the public,"
stated. Isabelle Jodoin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer. "Today, Dessau boasts a governance framework that strengthens
the integrity of its administrative practices, ensures business
continuity while respecting the highest ethical standards, and provides
the required control measures to ensure compliance with the applicable
laws and regulations."
Moreover, Dessau has committed to cooperating with authorities further
to the provisions of Bill 61, introduced in the National Assembly by
the Minister of Justice, Bertrand St-Arnaud, on November 13. Dessau
will carefully evaluate the damages that may have been caused by past
reprehensible actions in accordance with the guidelines established in
"Moving forward, the quality and expertise of Dessau's technical teams
will be supported by solid ethical and governance foundations," added
Ms. Jodoin. "We have learned from the trying events of the recent past
and hope to continue the tradition of excellence and quality services
that Dessau has developed throughout the years thanks to the dedication
of its employees and the trust of its clients. The entire management
team, along with all our employees, is now focused on bringing the
company to the next level."
Founded in 1957, Dessau is the sixth largest engineering-construction
firm in Canada and ranks among the top 60 firms worldwide. With
expertise in a wide range of fields related to engineering and
construction, Dessau plans, designs, builds and manages infrastructure
while meeting the highest ethical and integrity requirements and
expectations of the public and its clients.
With 4,700 employees, Dessau is active coast to coast in Canada and has
offices in Algeria, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
SOURCE: Dessau Inc.
For further information:
Advisor, External Communications
Tel.: 514-281-1033 Ext. 2032