MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Industry presses for retroactive fuel price adjustment on provincial work

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is including an updated fuel price adjustment clause for work it is tendering now, but MHCA is strongly pressing the department to move on retroactive adjustments on fuel prices bid in projects tendered before the February price spikes occurred.

“We’ve communicated with the senior offices on the importance of seeing those tender bids or awards also recognize that the spike in fuel prices that occurred in mid-February could not have been foreseen,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said. “It’s only fair the bids or the price of the award be adjusted, as well.”

The department has assured the association it is working on such a proposal.

Meanwhile, the City of Winnipeg Public Works department has forwarded for administration’s approval a proposal to adjust fuel prices on tender bids and awards that have been made to date, for potential adjustment, where work has not year started.

The City proposal would see adjustments made to compensate on costs where fuel prices rise or fall by more than 15%. The City has proposed a fuel factor (of total construction project costs) of 2.7%, based on Statistics Canada data of fuel as a portion of total transportation engineering construction projects over a 10-year period. 

The fuel price adjustment clause would not be optional, contractor by contractor, but optin in would see all a contractor’s projects adjusted for price change. Should fuel fall by more than 15% against bid, payment would be due to the City.

MHCA has requested that the City clause become part of general conditions of road building contracts from now on.

As well, the association has sent letter to the City pressing for the Water and Waste department to adopt a similar clause in its contracts.

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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