BCCA fully supports the use of established solicitation and best practices documents for the public and private sectors.
This includes the use of nationally recognized documents provided by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC). CCDC contracts and documents are consensus-based and widely used across Canada by the public and private sectors. CCDC documents are available through numerous outlets in BC. Further information on the use of specific contracts is available in A Summary Guide to BC Construction Standards and Guidelines.
BCCA also worked with the Provincial Government to develop BC specific supplementary conditions to CCDC standard contracts. These are:
Supplementary Conditions for the Construction Management Contract for Services (for use with CCDC-5A, 2010)
Supplementary General conditions for the Stipulated Price Contract Between Owner and Trade Contractor for Construction Management Projects (for use with CCDC-17, 2010).
The BC Provincial Construction Insurance Program also provides owner-controlled course of construction and wrap-up liability insurance coverage for public sector construction projects. This website provides owner and contractor insured supplementary conditions specific to insurance, contract security and indemnification clauses for use with various CCDC documents.
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.
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.
Link to the BCDC 2 Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid on Publicly Funded Building Projects with CCDC 2.
Canadian Construction Documents Committee Standard Documents (information and updates to electronic documents)
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)
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 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: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/tbs/camf.htm Copyright 2016 Province of British Columbia. Reproduced with permission.
The purpose of this Document is to recommend standard procedures to facilitate the closing stages of a construction contract and the close out of the project.
BCCA's Recommended Guidelines for Mandatory Site Visits.
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.
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.