BC Timber Sales - Contract Advisory Committee (BCAC)
The BC Timber Sales Contract Advisory Committee (BCAC) is made up of BCTS staff and representatives from our contracting community. The role of BCAC is to identify opportunities for improvement in BCTS contracting practices.
BCTS and its contracting community have agreed to renew and revitalize BCAC to make contracting more effective for BCTS and its contractors. This collaboration will assist BCTS in achieving its new goal and objectives.
The group has been involved in developing initiatives such as the continuous bid deposit, tender quality assurance process and eliminating planting performance securities and the planting contractor rating system. These initiatives are currently being evaluated and improved.
New projects that are being considered include standardization of the solicitation packages for multiphase contracts and a Lean workshop to increase consistency in the information contained in planting contract solicitation packages in order to improve safety planning.
BCTS contract advisory committee’s goals:
- Build stronger working relationships and collaborations between BCTS and its contractors,
- Provide a forum for the contracting community to provide input and feedback on BCTS contracting practices,
- Increase the efficiency of contracting for BCTS and contractors, and
- Identify opportunities for improvement and support changes in contracting practices that benefit both parties