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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 […]

Infrastructure Ontario Releases November 2022 Market Update

Earlier today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued its third update for 2022. The update lists 39 projects, with 26 projects in pre-procurement and 13 projects in active procurement, amounting to an estimated $35 billion in design and construction costs. The list […]

Bulletin to Members: Ontario Seeking Feedback on Proposed Amendments to On-Site and Excess Soil Regulation

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is proposing to amend the On-Site and Excess Soil Regulation (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/190406). These amendments concern the requirements for low-risk projects and storing excess soil, specifically: Low-Risk Sites: To exempt low-risk projects from […]

Bulletin To Members: Ontario Provides An Update On Its Plan To Build

On November 14th, the Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy, delivered the government’s annual Fall Economic Statement, providing an update on several programs and initiatives. Minister Bethlenfalvy also announced targeted new measures to address economic growth, labour shortages, and small business costs. […]

Bulletin to Members: Metrolinx Releases Capital Projects Group Opportunities Pipeline

To provide the market with better visibility into commercial opportunities, Metrolinx has launched a Capital Project Commercial Pipeline. This pipeline, which includes professional services opportunities, will be updated approximately every 90 days to reflect any changes. To view the Capital Projects […]

Ontario Parliament Returns for Summer Session: Speaker Elected, Throne Speech Sets Ford Government Tone, Budget Re-Introduced

Returning a Speaker of the Legislature Ontario’s 43rd session of provincial parliament kicked-off this week with a brisk agenda. Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) returned Monday to elect a new speaker in 32-year veteran, Ted Arnott of Wellington-Halton Hills. Mr. […]

Bulletin to Members: Ford Cabinet Sworn-in: Focus is on Maintaining Momentum and Stability

Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet has been sworn-in, and preparations are underway for the provincial government to begin its second mandate with the new fall legislative session. While the legislature is scheduled to return September 12th, the government has indicated it […]

Ontario Elects Ford Conservatives to Second Mandate – NDP And Liberal Leaders Resign

No. 22/10 – June 3, 2022 Last night Doug Ford’s Ontario PC Party (PC) was elected to a second majority government in a contest that resulted in both New Democrat (NDP) Leader, Andrea Horwath, and Ontario Liberal (OLP) Leader, Steven […]

Bulletin to Members: Ontario Government Releases Winter 2022 P3 Market Update

No. 22/01 – January 14, 2021 Thursday morning, the government of Ontario released its Winter 2022 P3 Market Update. With the infrastructure minister foregoing the usual direct communication with industry stakeholders to highlight and explain particular details in the market […]

Bulletin to Members: Provincial government has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

No. 21/041 – November 5, 2021 Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy Thursday afternoon delivered Build Ontario the province’s2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario. The “mini-budget” marks a shift in the government’s approach to the province’s economy from responding […]