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ACEC-Ontario Gets Results – MTO Makes Changes to Proposal to Pause Use of CPR

Further to ACEC-Ontario’s January 2023 bulletin, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has announced its intention to pause the use of a Corporate Performance Rating (CPR) in bid evaluations for Request for Quotations and Proposals starting April 17th. As a result of […]

Call to Action – Professional Liability Insurance regulations create risk

ACEC-Ontario is calling on its member companies and their employees to contact the Ontario government on an important matter.  Although the Professional Engineers Act requires entities that provide professional engineering services to the public to carry minimum levels of professional liability […]

Metrolinx released its first Capital Project Commercial Pipeline update for 2023

Earlier today, Metrolinx released its first Capital Project Commercial Pipeline update for 2023. This pipeline, which includes professional services opportunities, is updated on a regular basis to reflect any changes. Click here to view the updated pipeline.   The agency also released […]

Bulletin to Members: Ontario Presents Business-Focused Budget

This afternoon, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, delivered Ontario’s 2023 Budget. While many of the budget’s initiatives have been previously announced, there are some new items of note. Here are the highlights: Capital Investments Project Delivery Manufacturing, Mining […]

Bulletin to Members: Changes to Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Recently, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks amended the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Various changes were made to update project schedules in order to better align the level of assessment with the environmental impact of the project. In […]

Bulletin to Members: Ontario government introduced the Building More Mines Act, 2023

Last week, the Ontario government introduced the Building More Mines Act, 2023: According to the press release, the government is looking to change the Mining Act in order to “attract more investment in the province’s mining sector while strengthening […]

Infrastructure Ontario Releases March 2023 Market Update

Earlier today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued its first update for 2023. The update lists 38 projects in pre-procurement and active procurement, totalling more than $35 billion in estimated design and construction costs. The list also includes 16 government-announced projects in […]

Bulletin to Members: Project Fixed Rates and Inflation Factors

Overview ACEC-Ontario has been receiving more frequent reports of clients issuing project procurement documents that include terms requiring fixed project rates for professional services over an extended period. Often these terms prohibit or restrict any adjustment in rates during long-term […]

Bulletin to Members: ACEC-Ontario Responds to MTO’s Proposal to Pause Use of the Corporate Performance Rating

Today, ACEC-Ontario formally submitted its response to the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) proposal to remove the Corporate Performance Rating (CPR): We thank all member firms who took the time to comment on the draft submission. We received a wide range […]

Bulletin to Members: MTO Proposing to Pause Use of the Corporate Performance Rating

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to remove the Corporate Performance Rating (CPR) from bid evaluation, resulting in new RFP and RFQ evaluation models. The removal of the CPR in the evaluation is intended to be temporary (e.g. a […]