About half of Alberta`s entrepreneurs have 20 or fewer employees and almost 80% have fewer employees. Many of these contractors do not have access to legal expertise to help them properly understand and praise in their offerings the risk they face in non-standard commercial work contracts. This problem is not just for Alberta, in fact, the Canadian Construction Association, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Consulting Engineers Canada, Construction Specifications Canada, and ownership groups established years ago with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) to establish and promote standard CCDC contracts and guides. CCDC contracts have been subject to a judicial review and are generally well understood by all parties involved. The Design-Build Stipulated Sum Contract (CCDC 14 – 2013) format is therefore reserved for more demanding owners, who can rely on internal expertise or retain separate external consultants to advise the owner on monitoring the construction surcharge and who can work with the owner to establish the functional, qualitative and other requirements necessary to ensure the overall clarity and safety of costs for the development of the construction and construction contract with the construction supplement construction. To download usage documents, you must purchase a registration number from a CCDC document. CCA does not sell or give registration numbers. Separate qualified advice for the owner is particularly important if the owner does not wish to rely on the builder`s design contractor as a payment certifier under the contract, and this role plays directly or through a separate contract. The owner generally uses the „Tenderd Price Contract“ format (CCDC 2 – 2008) associated with a form of tendering (ITT) or a bid application format (RFQ), for which price is the only criterion for contracting. This tendering process can also be combined with a pre-qualification procedure to examine potential bidders who will then be invited to the subsequent tendering process. While pre-qualification and tendering stages are less frequent for construction tenders, they can also be combined in a single high score request (RFQ) or in the RFP (Request for Proposals, RFP) format, which takes into account both price and non-price criteria in a single tendering procedure. This format should therefore only be considered as a last resort for large-scale infrastructure projects, the owner of which cannot finance the construction of his project himself.

The P3 format should be used under the following conditions: In the Construction Management Contract for Services (CCDC 5A – 2010) format, the traditional design services of the owner`s advisor are complemented by the site manager, who also provides the owner with information for the development of the current design, and then manages the construction on behalf of the owner during the construction phase. The Committee includes two representatives of public and private sector owners, as well as representatives from four national organizations. All CCDC documents are confirmed by these national organizations: and Omer Gobeil and Tyler Kacsor of the City of Lethbridge Commercial Service.