Why is it Important to Attend this Summit?
This is the flagship event of BC Construction Month 2019. This full-day conference will bring together industry experts from the world of construction procurement including professionals from both the public and the private sector. They will be discussing topics central to today’s highly complex world of infrastructure procurement.
The BC Construction Association has been a leading voice on construction procurement best practices for decades. We work closely with public owners, general, and trade contractors, the design community, estimators, and stakeholder groups to ensure that all parties are aware of CAMF best practices, understand them, and apply them throughout the tendering process. In recent years, with the bulk of construction procurement experts in the public service retiring along with a hefty portion of longtime contractors, we have seen the quality of documents deteriorating. Our continuing efforts to maintain and strengthen the integrity of this essential process include:
- Deputy Ministers Industry Infrastructure Forum, currently co-chaired by BC’s Deputy Minister of Finance and Roger Yager, BCCA Board Member and Vice President at Knappett Projects. The DMIIF is attended by Deputy Ministers from all of BC’s infrastructure ministries who procure major construction infrastructure as well as Contractor and Design Professional Representatives. Key topics under discussion include CAMF, CBA, Prompt Payment and use of Standard Documents.
- Infrastructure Masterclass, a specialist full day procurement workshop for public sector employees who are responsible for construction tendering. This course is offered province-wide through our regional construction associations and is extremely valuable for long-time experts and those new to the discipline. More than 200 participants have benefitted so far.
- Contractors Alerts: we recently issued two alerts for BC Housing projects, Westwood Court and Hart Haven Group Home in Prince George, to give transparency to ongoing concerns about the processes being used to procure $7BN in social housing contracts across BC.
- We strongly support the adoption of CAMF as a mandatory policy for all government owners.
- The BCCA Standard Practices Committee has been active for more than 15 years. Its role is to monitor, assess and advise on the impact of evolving industry practices. Participants are comprised of members from BC’s four Regional Construction Association and include General Contractors, Construction Managers, Trade Contractors, and Suppliers.
- At the Federal level, BCCA works closely with the CCA to update the CCDC and CCA documents.
As hosts and architects of the Bid Right Procurement Summit, BCCA hopes to jump-start new conversations between public and private sector procurement professionals and bidders as we enter into a highly charged and competitive era for construction in our province.
This summit is the first of its kind and is essential to ensure that owners and bidders are equally apprised of the unique challenges and opportunities in front of our industry and the benefits for taxpayers when procurement practices are fair, open and transparent. When contractors assess a tender document and find risk, they either don’t bid or they introduce a premium to mitigate the risk. That’s not ideal for anyone. Let’s work together to make sure the bid is right.
Don’t miss Bid.Right. 2019
BC Construction Month Flagship Event
Monday, April 8, 2019
Victoria Conference Centre
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