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A very helpful guide for veterans and for rookies. Commentary is divided into:
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The Canadian Construction Documents Committee CCDC-23, Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Construction Contracts, outlines the “best practices” for Owners and Consultants in procuring construction services. This guide has become accepted across Canada and should be used as the starting reference for best practices and inquiries during the construction procurement process. The Canadian Handbook of Practice, Chapter 2.3.9. also references the CCDC-23 guideline and offers suggested standards of practice during the Bid closing and analysis stages, as well as two checklists, one related to preparation of the Bid Package and the other related to preparation of the Instructions to Bidders. While there are other policies that set procedures for the bidding process, such as the Public Sector Procurement Policies for public sector projects, those are not covered in the content of this discussion but the standards of practice in the CCDC-23 guideline should still be followed in the bidding process.