Montreal, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) is taking note of the conclusions of the report released earlier today by the Commission d'enquête sur l'octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l'industrie de la construction (CEIC). In the coming weeks, the OIQ will take the time to thoroughly analyze the recommendations made in the report.
A working group has been created for that purpose. The working group will examine which measures should be implemented to ensure the best possible follow-up to the commission's recommendations. Its priority will be to examine the recommendations that directly affect the OIQ's public protection activities.
In its brief to the CEIC, the OIQ made several recommendations to better equip Québec's professional system and improve the process of awarding and managing public contracts. While continuing to step up its prevention activities – for example by increasing the number of professional inspections – the OIQ will pay particular attention to the commission's reaction to these recommendations.
As a reminder, additional resources have been granted so that engineers who have committed reprehensible acts will receive the resulting penalties. In terms of prevention, the OIQ has implemented many measures in recent years: the 1 877 ÉTHIQUE hotline, an improved professional practice guide, the mandatory professionalism course (ethics and professional conduct), mandatory training for OIQ board members, etc.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca.
SOURCE Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
For further information: Patrick Leblanc, Communications Advisor, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Tel.: 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, extension 3108