GTA Construction Report staff writer
DataBid.com reports several government-sector projects open for bidding and sub-trade participation (as of May 28, 2014), among 1,135 projects listed either in the conceptual, pre-bid or bidding stage in the GTA and southern Ontario.
The bidding/leads service includes both invited and open bid projects, several with prequalification requirements, but also includes data to allow sub-trade business owners to know which trades/services would be required. The service provides contact information for owners representatives and general contractors.
Here is a sampling of some active listed military/public sector projects:
CFB Borden (Defence Construction Canada), Barrie: Furnace and hot water tank replacements
Bids are due on June 12 for work which includes “the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary for the replacement of various furnaces and hot water tanks in various residential housing units at CFB Borden.” The estimated cost is $773,000.
CFB Borden (Department of National Defence), Barrie: Glazing and door/entry systems
Bids are open until June 10 for a Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) to “provide all labour, materials, tools, equipment and transportation required to provide all labour, materials, tools, equipment and transportation required to replace large sections of plate or thermopane glazing units and accessories, modify or install entry systems, and repair automatic door systems, on an ‘as-and-when-requested.”
The RISO would be for one year from July 1 2014 to June 30 2015, with the option for two additional one year extensions. The documentation doesn’t provided an estimated contract value.
St. Catharines Armoury, St. Catharines, ON: Marion Hall phase 1 exterior ramp and vestibule renovation
The government estimates a contract value of $445,000 for work which includes the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to repair, rebuild and upgrade 115 windows to match existing finish at the Armoury. The prebid is due May 20, the DataBid documentation says.
Various locations: HVAC supplies
DataBid reports that there is a RISO for the supply and delivery (as required) of “HVAC supplies including refrigeration, cooling, heating, air filters, balls and bearings” for what are described as “authorized federal government departments, Crown corporations and agencies in the Ontario region, excluding the national Capital Region.” Bids are due on June 2.
DataBid provides information for projects in eastern and southern Ontario, and has recently expanded its services to the Chicago, Illinois area.
You can access the service for a free three day trial (no credit card required) at www.databid.com.