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TCIC Student Bid Competition 2018

The Simulated Student Bid Competition is a yearly event that is held in order to help students understand the real life challenges that are present within the construction bidding and estimating process.

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  • Key Dates
  • Bid Team Registration OpensTuesday, January 9, 2018, 9:00 AM AST
  • Bid Team Registration ClosesMonday, January 29, 2018, 9:00 AM AST
  • Bid Opening - Bid Documents Issued to Bidders Through Plans RoomMonday, January 29, 2018
  • Mentor Assistance Form DeadlineTuesday, February 6, 2018, 11:59 pm AST
  • Mentor Declaration Form DueTuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:59 pm AST
  • Intention to Bid DeadlineTuesday, March 6, 2017
  • Last Day to Submit a Request for Information (RFI)Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00PM ADT
  • Bid Closing - Phase 1 (Electronic Submission of Bid)Wednesday March 28 2018 4:00PM ADT
  • Bid Closing - Phase 2 (Hardcopy Submission of Entire Bid Package)Thursday March 29 2018 4:00PM ADT
  • Notification of Compliant BiddersWednesday April 4 2018 4:00PM ADT
  • Close of Appeal Period for Non-ComplianceThursday April 5 2018 4:00PM ADT
  • Awards GalaWednesday, April 11, 2018

**NOTE: Failure to meet the prescribed deadlines will automatically eliminate you from winning the prize category of "Most Professional Bid" and may disqualify you from the competition.

Click here for an example of a previously submitted BIM Model for the TCIC Simulated Student Bid Competition

About the Competition

The Simulated Student Bid Competition is a yearly event that is held in order to help students understand the real life challenges that are present within the construction bidding and estimating process. The challenge of the simulated bid competition is for students across Canada to submit complete bids based on a set of contract documents. These bids must contain quantity take offs for own forces work, a sub-trade analysis and selection, as well as an overhead and pricing summary. The bids are judged based on three criteria; most outstanding professional conduct, most accurate and complete bid package, and closest to the target price.

Winners are presented with monetary awards and plaques. Contestants that submit bids are awarded with certificates for participating in the competition.

This competition provides a learning experience for both third and fourth year students in their respective programs. The participatory aspect of the competition is filled by the third year students competing as an estimating team. Facilitating the competition will be the fourth year students.

In the past a number of schools have participated in the bid competition. Many schools have now incorporated the competition into their curriculum.

We at The Construction Institute of Canada are committed to develop and promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process.

If your school is interested in participating in this competition, please contact Faith Chen at:

The Construction Institute of Canada
70 Leek Cres.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 1H1
fchen@tcaconnect.com