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View Enquiry: BE 2019-5004-002

Contract Details
Contract Number
Tender Owner
MTO Regional
Sgt. Aubrey Cosens VC Memorial Bridge at Latchford (Montreal River Bridge - Site # 47X-0058/B0)
QMS Declaration
Option A or B bidding
Contract Description
Structural Rehabilitation
Tender Instructions
Dave Morel Contract Services Technician 705-497-5496
Contract Dates
Tender Advertise
Tender Opening
08-May-2019 at 11:30:00 AM
TRF Submission Opening
TRF Submission Closing
03-May-2019 at 12:00:00 PM

Enquiry Details
Enquiry Date
08-May-2019 at 05:43:29 AM
Special Conditions
Item 11 - Weld Treatments
There is only one qualified subcontractor to perform the inspections and that same subcontractor is the only one able to complete the work for the UIT Weld Treatments. There are other contractors that have completed UIT Weld Treatments but not on bridges and as the specifications state similar projects. Can the Ministry please define similar projects? Would UIT weld treatments on ships or other steel projects count as similar projects? As the Ministry has single sourced this work and the item is Lump Sum. Can the Ministry put this work as an hourly or daily based item to satisfy their sole source suppliers pricing? The inspector and the weld technician are from the same company and are the only people qualified according to the definitions below. Is the Weld Treatment Technician allowed to work for the independent inspector? If not then there are no qualified companies available to the general contractors for this work. Weld Inspector means an independent inspector, retained by the Contractor, qualified to provide the services specified in the Contract Documents. The Weld Inspector shall meet the requirements in OPSS 906, except as described herein, and have demonstrated experience of at least 5 projects not part of the same contract, in the inspection of welded fabrication of structural steel including inspection of UIT and toe grinding. The Weld Inspector shall be certified by the CWB to CSA W178.2 with Level 3 Certification. Weld Treatment Technician means an individual that can demonstrate training and at least 5 years of experience performing toe grinding and UIT repairs to structural steel.

Response Details
Response Status
Response Date
08-May-2019 at 10:46:55 AM
Similar projects are not limited to just bridge projects but to work with similar details and complexity. The technican and inspector can be from the same firm as long as they meet the respective qualifications. Payment shall be as per the contract documents.