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Federal prompt payment act ‘in limbo’ says Canadian Construction Association

Federal prompt payment act ‘in limbo’ says Canadian Construction Association

OTTAWA — According to the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), it has been almost two years since the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act passed but the legislation still remains in limbo with no legal coming-into-force date.

“Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has informed CCA this is partially due to a further need to clarify and finalize regulations internally,” indicates a release. “The department seems one step closer to doing so and recently released a Request for Information (RFI) requesting industry feedback regarding a proposed approach to establishing an adjudicator authority related to disputes in federal construction projects.”

The act is part of the Budget Implementation Act 2019. The goal of the RFI is to get feedback to help develop a comprehensive and competitive Request for Proposal, which would enable firms or associations to bid to provide the services of an adjudicator authority to support the adjudication process.

All interested members and parties are invited to provide feedback prior to April 6.

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