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What's New in RAQS

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Updated: 08-Apr-2021 MTO Biennial OSIM Inspection Workshop 

MTO is hosting their biennial OSIM Inspection Workshop via webinar this year on April 28, 2021. Attendance is open to all Engineering Service Providers registered in the Biennial Inspection specialty of RAQS.  All lead inspectors are required to attend this OSIM inspection workshop to be able to bid on MTO inspection assignments.  The webinar will ensure inspectors are aware of any updates to BMS, inspection issues, inspection techniques, latest specifications, safety requirements and applicable Ministry directives or standards. Upon full attendance of the webinar, a certificate of attendance will be issued. For details of registration please email to

Updated: 07-Apr-2021 ESP CPR Starter Scores 

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

  • Construction Administration: 4.22
  • Engineering: 4.07
  • Engineering Materials Testing: 3.83
  • Planning :  3.94
  • 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: 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: 10-Mar-2021 ESP Prequalifed with the Ministry 

November 30, 2020 - RAQS Notice to Engineering Service Providers

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

Please see attached letters to industry - 2021