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INDUSTRY ALERT: PROCUREMENT FAIRNESS CLAUSE REMOVED FROM MANY TAXPAYER-FUNDED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

June 18, 2024 Industry Alert: Procurement Fairness Clause Removed From Many Taxpayer-Funded Construction Projects BCCA warns the public and contractors of unacceptable levels of risk following the explicit removal of “Contract A” by many public owners View PDF version of media release here View PDF version of Industry Alert here Access growing list of public…

THE TIME TO ACT PROMPTLY IS NOW

May 6, 2024 Companion Piece to Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis Sent to the Attorney General: May 2, 2024 A companion document to the Cross-Jurisdictional Legislative Comparison of Prompt Payment and Adjudication Regimes Across Canada prepared on November 24, 2023, has been submitted to British Columbia’s Ministry of the Attorney General, Minister of Finance, and the Premier. View…

BCCA Advocacy Update

May 3, 2024 BCCA Advocacy Update BCCA is the voice for BC’s construction industry, advocating for policies that benefit all British Columbians. In our pursuit of a more robust industry, we promote various crucial policies including Prompt Payment, which ensures fair and timely compensation for construction work, Skilled Workforce Development, focused on fostering a diverse,…

BCCA Response to Federal Budget 2024

April 17, 2024 BCCA Response to Federal Budget 2024 BCCA shares the Canadian Construction Association’s concerns: the 2024 Federal Budget falls short on a number of policies required to meet the needs of BC’s construction industry, specifically in terms of workforce solutions and infrastructure. Our concern is that demand stimulated by aggressive housing targets and…

BCCA Response to BC Budget 2024

February 22, 2024 BCCA Response to BC Budget 2024 We share the Government’s commitment to building housing and infrastructure, but question how realistic this government’s policy strategy really is given workforce shortages and the vulnerable position in which the Government puts BC’s small and medium-sized contractors by failing to enact Prompt Payment Legislation. The 2024…

New federal prompt payment legislation enacted

December 15, 2023 Government of Canada Announces the Enactment of Federal Prompt Payment Legislation On December 12, 2023, the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement announced that federal prompt payment legislation came into force on December 9, 2023, stating it was enacted “to address long-standing construction industry concerns, including the timeliness of payments, protecting vital…

Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis as Sent to the Attorney General: November 10, 2023

November 24, 2023 Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis as Sent to the Attorney General: November 10, 2023 A comprehensive, comparative view of Prompt Payment Legislation across Canadian jurisdictions presented to British Columbia’s Ministry of the Attorney General, Minister of Finance, and the Premier. Developed proactively by the BCCA in response to a letter from the Attorney General’s office…

Prompt Payment Letter (Co-Signed by 30+ Industry Partners) to the Attorney General: October 16, 2023

October 18, 2023 Prompt Payment Letter (Co-signed by 30+ industry partners) to the Attorney General: October 16, 2023 Continued Push for Prompt Payment Legislation, Lien Reform, and Adjudication for BC’s Construction Industry View the full Letter to the Attorney General The priority of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), the Electrical Contractor’s Association of BC (ECABC),…