Staffers at BJC Healthcare’s planning, design and construction are doing slow burns over what they call the blackballing of some contractors who can’t agree on the use of favored contractors as subcontractors on jobs. Some staffers allege the practice as bid-rigging. “Even the guys working here walk on eggshells and they complain about how many different project managers that are run through,” said an insider. CB&E Construction Group in Chesterfield accounts for five out of the nine BJC projects on its website, www.cbande.com. Contractors on the blackball list include Sidney Insulation (Women’s Business Enterprise), which is certified by the state of Missouri. That’s surprising, since it was understood within the industry that BJC has made a push to use WBE certified contractors. BJC spends about $300 million each year on construction and facilities for its 13 facilities. More info? Call Steve Cockerham, who is topper of the division, or any member of the BJC board of directors.