The Ontario Good Roads Association and Info Tech, Inc. have joined forces to advocate e-construction initiatives for Canada by offering workshops, training, materials, and implementation assistance to OGRA members in technologies and services related to electronic tendering, paperless construction, and contract administration.
Workshops on bid analysis will also be provided to help members by facilitating competition and detecting bid rigging.
“Info Tech has been providing secure, trusted software and service to North American transportation agencies longer than any other company,” said Will McClave, president of systems at Info Tech. “We look forward to our new opportunities supporting the Ontario Good Roads Association and its members.”
Canadian government agencies spend billions each year on construction, with a significant part spent on administrative costs, inefficiencies and fraud, claimed the partnership in a recent statement. With Info Tech’s tools and services, combined with OGRA’s experience in serving Ontario municipalities, the partnership aims to improve performance on government-funded projects and save a significant amount of taxpayers’ money.
“OGRA is constantly striving to promote innovation in the municipal sector,” said OGRA executive director Joe Tiernay. “After a thorough review of Info Tech’s products and services, we are very excited with this partnership and bringing these products to our members.”
Workshops for OGRA members will be provided by Info Tech’s staff. They will focus on tools and services developed by the Florida-based company in order for members to learn what resources are available and how they can be used in promoting e-Construction initiatives.
Info Tech is a pioneer in computerized techniques for detecting fraudulent activities in various industries. Founded in the 1970s, they have become a leading provider of products and services that expedite e-construction throughout the U.S. and Canada.