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City of Winnipeg clarifies social procurement requirements in tenders

Those bidding on construction tenders piloting social procurement clauses this year will not have to provide specific hiring targets for diverse workers employed on a project at time of bid submission.

At a webinar held by the City of Winnipeg, to explain social procurement requirements, it was noted that the specific diversity percentage will have to be provided only by the contractor the City is recommending for contract award.

The contractor will have to state the intended percentage of diverse workforce on the project within a “social procurement plan”, which must be submitted within five days of the contract administrator requesting it.

 This and other details were provided at the February 28 webinar.

The City is planning to pilot projects with social procurement clauses starting in March and through the construction season. The pilots will not set specific hiring thresholds – it is up to the bidders to determine what percentage of the project’s workforce will be drawn from the defined “equity groups” that include Indigenous, women, racialized, newcomers and LGBTQI2S+.

At the end of the year, the data collected from the pilots, including information from debriefs of successful bidders, will be compiled by the City and used in subsequent construction tenders.

Click here to see City documents explaining the process, including a sample of a hypothetical tender.

The City also noted Sec. 11 of the Manitoba Human Rights Code C.C.S.M. c. H175  provides for hiring for affirmative action, which covers the requirements of the Social Procurement Action Plan.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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