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Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System (RAQS)

RAQS Help Desk - Hours Of Operation

If you have questions or need technical assistance, please contact the RAQS Help Desk at: 1-800-964-6379 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or via email to: raqs@merx.com.

Updated: 13-Jul-2018 Web-Based Contract Management Training Events  

MTO will be conducting in-class one day Web-Based Contract Management Service training session for the contract administration industry, focusing on CA and inspection related tasks, presented exclusively to CA administrators and field staff.

 

Attendees should be proficient  in both CA business processes as they relate to MTO policy and contract administration, as well as digital web-based technology, to allow for the conveyance of information learned at these sessions back to each organization.

Sessions will last one whole day and cover an array of contract administration activities within WBCMS, both in relation to the construction contract, and the CA agreement. See link for more information and registration: http://www.aurigo.com/wbcms-mto/calendar


Updated: 10-May-2018 Notice to Contractors 

Effective July 1, 2018, the date on which the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 comes into force, successful contractors will be required to provide a Labour & Material Payment Bond and Performance Bond each with an aggregate value of not less than 50% of the Total Tender Price for MTO contracts of $500,000 or more.

The bond forms as prescribed under the Regulations can be found at http://ontariocourtforms.on.ca/en/construction-lien-act-forms/


Updated: 01-Feb-2018 New Asphalt Cement Testing Videos 

The ministry has implemented two new laboratory tests for the acceptance of Asphalt Cement on MTO contracts. 

 

 The Bituminous Section of the MTO has produced two short videos to illustrate how to perform the Double Edge Notched Tension (DENT) test and the Extended Bending Beam Rheometer (ExBBR) test.  Use the following links to view the videos:

 

Double Edge Notched Tension test (DENT) Video (ßclick here)

 

The Double Edge Notched Tension test, better known as the DENT test, is used to determine asphalt cement’s resistance to ductile failure (cracking).  This video demonstrates how a sample is prepared, tested, and reported.

 

Extended Bending Beam Rheometer test (ExBBR) Video (ßclick here)

 

The Extended Bending Beam Rheometer test, better known as the ExBBR test, is used to determine the low temperature limiting grade and the grade loss of asphalt cement after going through an extended physical aging process (winter conditions).  This video demonstrates how a sample is prepared, tested, and reported.

 


Updated: 03-May-2017 New Classification of Work for Qualification 

Introduction of New Classification of Work for Qualification

Effective May 1 2017, the Ministry has added a new classification of work for Area Maintenance (AM) work that will be used in determining a contractor’s qualifications to bid on Area Maintenance Contracts.  The requirements are issued as a supplement to the Qualification Procedures for Contractors.

The supplement forms part of and amends the Qualification Procedures for Contractors for the AM classification of work. To qualify under the AM classification, contractors are encouraged to read the supplement in conjunction with the Qualification Procedures for Contractors and work with MTO Qualification Control as required to complete the registration and qualification process.

The Supplement for Area Maintenance is available with the Qualification Procedures for Contractors under the Qualification Forms Guides and Procedures Tab under the left hand menu.


Updated: 31-Mar-2017 Revisions to the Instructions to Bidders 

Notice to Contractor - Revisions to the Instructions to Bidders

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has revised the financial security requirements for Designated Contracts with a tender value greater than $250,000.00.

Designated Contracts advertised after April 1, 2017 will require the successful Non-Rated, or Rated contractor that submitted a Non-Qualified Tender Registration Form (NQTRF), to supply the MTO with a Performance Bond, and a Labour and Material Payment Bond each with an aggregate value of not less than 50% of the Total Tender Price or a Letter of Credit or a Standby Letter of Credit with an aggregate value of not less than 10% of the Total Tender Price.

The MTO will no longer accept a certified cheque as a form of financial security.

Please refer to the Instructions to Bidders, Section 10 – Financial Security Requirements in the Tender document for complete information.  MTO template bond forms and letter of credit templates can be found on the Qualification Forms, Guides and Procedures page.