January 11, 2018
OPS GC Committee – Communication
The OPS General Conditions Committee has now completed the final draft of the planned November 2018 GC MUNI 100 public release. Over the past year the Committee has conducted a jurisdictional scan of various municipalities’ General Conditions to look for common elements that could constitute an appropriate requirement to revise and update the current Nov 2006 GC MUNI 100 to bring it up to today’s standards. This review also included a study of the MTO’s Nov 2016 GC PROV 100.
The main goal of this review was to ensure that any changes that were to be made to the 2006 MUNI GC incorporated only content that could commonly apply across all of the 400 plus Municipalities in Ontario.
The Committee also acknowledges that Bill 142 for the Construction Act, replacing the Construction Lien Act, had its 3rd reading on Dec 5, 2017 and received the Royal Assent on December 12, 2017. The phased implementation of the Act is scheduled for July 1, 2018. While certain articles in the General Conditions (GC) may require revisions to align with the provisions in the new Act, the Committee request that the review of the GC document be conducted in isolation of the new Construction Act.
The timeline for November 2018 public release includes a 3 month review period from January 1st 2018 through to March 31st, 2018 whereby we would provide the opportunity for all members to take the final draft back to their home municipalities and organizations to allow one last opportunity for comment.
This communication includes;
Any questions or comments throughout this 3 month review period should be sent to Hilda Esedebe at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “OPS MUNI 100 GC Comments”. The GC committee will meet in April to begin to review any comments received and to address revisions arising from the phased implementation of the Construction Act.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your participation in this final draft review and for any comments your municipality or organization provides.
We would also like to take the opportunity to promote the use of OPS in Ontario municipalities and organizations. The use of OPS has numerous benefits including;
Hilda Esedebe, P.Eng., MBA, M.Sc.
Infrastructure Services Coordinator
Ontario Good Roads Association/Municipal Engineers Association
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