MI set to take bids, bid bonds online
March 24, 2017 – Manitoba Infrastructure has announced it is set to receive online bids and bid bonds for the bonded construction and maintenance contracts.
MI’s first online bidding tender will be for Bituminous Pavement – PTH 3 (South Junction of PTH 34 to North Junction of PTH 3A), which will be issued on April 4, said Dustin Booy, director of contract services at MI. Bids for all bonded construction and maintenance tenders issued after this date will be received online through www.merx.com.
Bidders are reminded that new Bidding Procedures (No. 90) and revised General Conditions (no. 100) will be in effect and can be found at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/contracts/manual.html.
All bidders are strongly encouraged to submit bids well in advance of the submission deadline so as to avoid any technical difficulties in the last few moments of the bid period.
“As with any transition, there is bound to be some period of adjustment, so I would ask all of your membership to please be patient if any issues are encountered as move ahead with online bidding at MI,” said Booy.
Any concerns with the MERX website and using the online interface maybe directed to the MERX help desk at: 1-800-964-MERX (6379).
Any concerns with the tender documents or the procurement process itself may be redirected to Booy, at:
Dustin Booy, M. Eng., P. Eng.
Director, Contract Services Branch, Manitoba Infrastructure
1630-215 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3P3