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Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System (RAQS)

RAQS Help Desk - Hours Of Operation

If you have questions or need technical assistance, please contact the RAQS Help Desk at: 1-800-964-6379 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or via email to: raqs@merx.com.

Updated: 23-May-2017 ALERT: HMA Acceptance Changes & New ERS Sheets 

Notice to Contractors - Hot Mix Acceptance Changes and New ERS - Hot Mix Payment Calculation Sheets

 An alert was posted in the “MTO Info” section on RAQS (https://www.raqs.merx.com/public/bulletin/bulletin.jsf), “Hot Mix Acceptance Changes”, that outlines recent changes to Hot Mix Acceptance criteria.

 The ministry has also developed and posted three New ERS - Hot Mix Payment Calculation Sheets to be used based on which specification is in the contract.

 1. PH-CC-868A, ERS - Hot Mix Payment Calculation Sheet for Contracts with SSP103F01

 2. PH-CC-868B, ERS - Hot Mix Payment Calculation Sheet for Contracts with SSP103F02

 3. PH-CC-868C, ERS - Hot Mix Payment Calculation Sheet for Contracts with SSP103F03 or NSSP Replacing OPSS 313 November 2016 (Note: This incorporates the new pay factors for mix properties and compaction, without the incentives)

These forms have been posted to the "Construction Documents" (http://www.raqs.merx.com/public/main/constructionDocuments.jsf) location on RAQS.


Updated: 03-May-2017 New Classification of Work for Qualification 

Introduction of New Classification of Work for Qualification

Effective May 1 2017, the Ministry has added a new classification of work for Area Maintenance (AM) work that will be used in determining a contractor’s qualifications to bid on Area Maintenance Contracts.  The requirements are issued as a supplement to the Qualification Procedures for Contractors.

The supplement forms part of and amends the Qualification Procedures for Contractors for the AM classification of work. To qualify under the AM classification, contractors are encouraged to read the supplement in conjunction with the Qualification Procedures for Contractors and work with MTO Qualification Control as required to complete the registration and qualification process.

The Supplement for Area Maintenance is available with the Qualification Procedures for Contractors under the Qualification Forms Guides and Procedures Tab under the left hand menu.


Updated: 31-Mar-2017 Revisions to the Instructions to Bidders 

Notice to Contractor - Revisions to the Instructions to Bidders

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has revised the financial security requirements for Designated Contracts with a tender value greater than $250,000.00.

Designated Contracts advertised after April 1, 2017 will require the successful Non-Rated, or Rated contractor that submitted a Non-Qualified Tender Registration Form (NQTRF), to supply the MTO with a Performance Bond, and a Labour and Material Payment Bond each with an aggregate value of not less than 50% of the Total Tender Price or a Letter of Credit or a Standby Letter of Credit with an aggregate value of not less than 10% of the Total Tender Price.

The MTO will no longer accept a certified cheque as a form of financial security.

Please refer to the Instructions to Bidders, Section 10 – Financial Security Requirements in the Tender document for complete information.  MTO template bond forms and letter of credit templates can be found on the Qualification Forms, Guides and Procedures page.