Standard Documents

A Summary Guide for BC Construction Industry Standards and Guidelines
A summary of just about anything that you would like to know on how to find information on construction procurement guidelines and standard documents in British Columbia.

Standard Documents
Link to Public Construction Council of BC's list of Industry Standard Documents. Most Documents are available at the Regional Construction Association offices throughout BC.

Stipulated Price Bid Documents
Link to the BCDC 2 Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid on Publicly Funded Building Projects with CCDC 2.

CCDC Standard Documents
Canadian Construction Documents Committee Standard Documents (information and updates to electronic documents)

BCCA Recommended Guidelines for Design Build
BCCA’s Recommended Guidelines supplement those of the Canadian Design Build Institute’s, Design Build Manual and the requirements as set out under CCDC 14 and 15.

BCCA Recommended Guidelines for Construction Management
For a guideline to the use of Construction Management refer to the CCA 26 A Guide to the Construction Management Project Delivery Method (available through one of the 4 Regional Construction Associations in BC)

BCCA Recommended Guidelines for Selection of a Project Delivery Method
These guidelines define the varying methods which an Owner may choose to use when planning a project, and outlines the benefits and drawbacks of each option.

BCCA Guideline: Procurement Pre-Qualification Checklist 2017
BCCA and its regional associations recognize the need for Pre-qualification in limited circumstances. Generally the ability of the Contractor to secure the necessary bonds is the sole criteria by which Contractors should be pre-qualified. Where it is deemed through the use of the Pre-Qualification Best Practice Checklist* that a pre-qualification is appropriate, the use of the CCDC 29 A Guide to Pre-qualification should be implemented to ensure a fair, open and transparent pre-qualification process, for General Contractors and Trade Contractors.

*Source: Recommended Best Practices for Pre-Qualification for Selection of General Contractors and Consulting Services. Source: Copyright 2016 Province of British Columbia. Reproduced with permission.

BCCA Recommended Guidelines for Mandatory Site Visits
BCCA's Recommended Guidelines for Mandatory Site Visits.

PCC of BC Guidelines
Public Construction Council of British Columbia's Procedures and Guidelines Recommended For Use On Publicly-Funded Construction Projects.

Sample 'Invitation to Tender'
A sample format for an Invitation To Tender with recommended language for specifying the requirements of Bid Depository - specifying the what, where and when for closing of Bid Depository.

Public Private Partnerships
BCCA supports the principles of private/public partnership for procurement or provision of public infrastructure, as long as acceptable standards of practice relating to the competition process are maintained.