Canadian Construction Association Standard Practices Tour Report
Report on Standard Practices Tour: July 12, 2022
Written by Mary Van Buren, President CCA
A familiar theme heard from many members across the country is that the current system is broken – and trust is eroding between the owner and contractor. Examples cited include the RFP\tendering process and its restrictive and inefficient requirements; the lack of knowledge and expertise among bureaucrats representing the owner; that contractors shoulder much of the risk and manage unknown project costs and delays; and that owners favouring the lowest bidder undermines contractors who could provide best value.