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TCIC Student Bid 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.

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  • Key Dates (The times below are all EST)
  • Bid Team Registration OpensTuesday, January 10, 2017, 8:00 AM EST
  • Bid Team Registration ClosesTuesday, January 24, 2017, 8:00 AM EST
  • Bid Opening - Bid Documents Issued to Bidders Through Plans RoomMonday, January 30, 2017
  • Mentor Assistance Form DeadlineTuesday, February 7, 2017, 11:59 pm EST
  • Mentor Declaration Form DueTuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:59 pm EST
  • Last Day to Submit a Request for Information (RFI)Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 3:00PM EDT
  • Bid Closing - Phase 1 (Electronic Submission of Bid)Wednesday March 29 2017 3:00PM EDT
  • Bid Closing - Phase 2 (Hardcopy Submission of Entire Bid Package)Thursday March 30 2017 3:00PM EDT
  • Notification of Compliant BiddersWednesday April 05 2017 3:00PM EDT
  • Close of Appeal Period for Non-ComplianceThursday April 06 2017 3:00PM EDT
  • Awards GalaTuesday, April 11, 2017

**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.

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

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