The Competitive Selection Process
In 2012, the ministry reached agreements with the BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association to extend 27 of the 28 existing highway maintenance agreements for an additional five years (mostly through to 2018-19). New contract opportunities will be available on BC Bid starting in the summer of 2017.
The procurement requirements for the highway maintenance agreements will include:
- Submission of a consent of surety, bid bond (irrevocable letter of credit), statutory declaration and an undertaking to provide liability insurance, and
- Evaluation of the price proposal and the maintenance services proposal.
The ministry will retain an independent monitor of the competitive selection process. They will act as an observer of the fairness of the implementation of the competitive selection process, up to the selection of a preferred proponent.
A specimen highway maintenance agreement and maintenance specifications will be included in the procurement documents.