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CCA to recommend naming of subcontractors in bidding process


June 5, 2015
By Renée Francoeur

June 5, 2015 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) says it is set to release a bulleting that will recommend bid-calling authorities require the listing of major trades, critical subcontractors and subcontractors with a significant value to the contract price in bids.

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) said it supports the move as it is a “necessary change that increases transparency and accountability in Canada’s construction industry, while creating greater stability in the work environment for trade contractors”.

The change comes on the heels of work conducted by a task force report to CCA’s standard practices committee. The task force put forward its recommendations to the committee with the goal to prevent bid shopping.

Trade contractors perform more than 80% of construction work in Canada, according to the NTCCC. Over the coming months NTCCC noted it will be working toward the implementation of Prompt Payment Legislation at the federal level.