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What's New in RAQS

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Updated: 08-Jul-2021 ESP CPR Starter Scores 

The Starter Corporate Performance Ratings (CPRs) for the most recent calculation date, July  1, 2021, are as follows:

  • Construction Administration: 4.27
  • Engineering: 4.06
  • Engineering Materials Testing: 3.83
  • Planning :  3.91
  • Small Value Assignment: 3.00

A Starter CPR is made available to RAQS-registered Engineering Service Providers with no performance appraisals approved in the last three years. The CPR is calculated on a quarterly basis, at the beginning of the first business day of January, April, July and October.

Updated: 05-May-2021 ESP - Rock Engineering Specialty 

Effective May 5, 2021, the name of “Rock Slope Hazard” Specialty in the Foundations Engineering Category has been changed to “Rock Engineering”. All Service Providers who were registered in RAQS for Rock Slope Hazard (Low, Medium and High complexities) will remain registered for Rock Engineering (Low, Medium and High complexities) respectively.


“Rockfall Engineering” is a new Category, not included in the “Foundations Engineering Category”.


The qualification requirements for all Specialties within Foundations Engineering Category, including Rock Engineering Specialty, are provided in the “Qualification Procedures for Engineering Service Providers (Policy and Guideline), as amended.”  

Updated: 27-Apr-2021 Contractors – Work on Hand 

Contractors are reminded of their responsibility to update their work-on-hand prior to submission of a Tender Registration Form (TRF) for any Qualified ministry contract. Updating work-on-hand prior to submitting the TRF is an important step to ensure that the TRF is not rejected and referred to the Qualification Committee.


Please refer to section 30 of the Qualification Procedures for Contractors for more information on work on hand reporting and the qualification process. This document can be found in the ministry’s Technical Publications website under “Qualification” tab.


Contractors can also contact MTO Qualification Control for further information at or (905) 704-2144.

Updated: 12-Mar-2021 RAQS ESP Retainer Assignment Awards  

Please see below the list of RAQS ESP Retainer Assignment Awards (since December 1, 2020).


Retainer Assignment #Maximum Ceiling Value ($)Highest Ranked FirmTotal Competitive Cost ($)Award Date
2019-Z-0057$749,999Stantec Consulting Ltd.$157,43305-Dec-20
5019-E-0027$749,999CIMA Canada Inc.$40,42014-Dec-20
6020-E-0008$749,999TBT Engineering Ltd.$65,849.4111-Jan-21


Updated: 20-Jan-2021 Ontario Government Response to COVID-19 - 2021  

Please see attached letters to industry - 2021