4.11 Bridge & Major Culvert Materials Acquisition

Materials for FSR bridges and major culverts are acquired in two ways:

  • a requisition for materials through the Purchasing Commission and BC Bid; and
  • through a works contract which includes supply and installation of bridges and major culverts.

In either case, all rules of government public tendering apply, and specifications and standards for bridge and culvert materials are the same.

Standard bridge materials templates for acquiring bridge materials have been developed for use and are available on the Engineering Branch website.

The ministry’s standard bridge material requisition templates are intended to be used primarily by Ministry Engineers and/or the professional engineer taking responsibility for a bridge structure design or installation. Bridge material requisitions need to be consistent with the design. Consult the Ministry Engineer when a bridge material requisition is being developed for a specific project.

Incorporate the language in the requisition templates into ministry contracts where bridge material supply is included in the contracted works. The design and quality assurance requirements for bridge material supply under direct requisition or through a design, supply, and construct contract are identical.