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What's New in RAQS

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Updated: 07-Jul-2020 ESP Prequalified Listing 

The list below includes Engineering Service Provider (ESP) firms that have been prequalified by the Ministry of Transportation to provide engineering and related services for ministry projects. This list is updated periodically and may not reflect the most current qualifications or ESP firm’s prequalification status with the ministry.


Updated: 17-Jun-2020 ESP CPR Starter Scores 
The Starter Corporate Performance Ratings (CPRs) for the most recent calculation date, April 1, 2020, are as follows:
  • Construction Administration: 4.21
  • Engineering: 4.08
  • Engineering Materials Testing: 4.10
  • Planning : 4.00
  • 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: 04-Jun-2020 ESP's Qualified with MTO 

Effective May 26th, 2020 a new Category/Specialty has been added to RAQS for Engineering Service Providers of Rockfall Engineering/Rockfall Hazard Inspection, Evaluation and Design.

The services provided under this new specialty will include post rockfall inspections, evaluations in accordance with the Ontario Rockfall Hazard Rating System (RHRON), and mitigation designs.  The services under this new speciality will also support the prioritization and the remediation of rockfall hazards along provincial highways in accordance with the Ministry’s rockfall hazard management policy.  

Please review the RAQS Qualification Procedures for ESP's located under the ‘Engineering Service Providers Resources’ box in the below link:

https://www.raqs.merx.com/public/main/guideAndProcedures.jsf


Updated: 29-Jan-2020 MTO Issues Resolution Courses 
Advanced Issues Resolution, One- Day Refresher (T-131A) and Two-Day Course (T-131)

 

MTO recently made changes to its General Conditions of Contract (GCs) related to the contractors requests and dispute resolution.  These changes were done, in part, to comply with Construction Act changes related to adjudication and took affect on all construction contracts advertised after October 1, 2019


Due to the significance of the changes, MTO has developed a One-day advanced issue resolution refresher course for Contract Administration staff that have previously successfully completed the T-131 training.  The refresher course will be offered this Spring at various locations around the province.  Attending and completing this course by June 30, 2020 is mandatory to maintain previously obtained qualification to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.  The cost to take this course will be $160.00.

 

MTO has also updated the Two-Day T-131 course by incorporating the recent changes to the GCs. It will be offered this Spring in the Toronto area to appropriately experienced Contract Administration staff who have not successfully completed T-131 and who desire to be qualified to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.  The cost to take this course will be $320.00.

 

Please see the attached course outlines and registration forms for additional information.