As British Columbia’s oldest and largest regional construction association, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional services providers who operate in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction industry in the Lower Mainland.
As such, VRCA publicly takes positions and speaks out on business issues that impact its members positively or negatively while remaining bi-partisan. It partners with the British Columbia Construction Association, the Canadian Construction Association and other stakeholders as appropriate, to amplify its advocacy voice and influence provincial and national conversations on issues affecting the local construction industry.
On Monday, October 1, VRCA launched a new advocacy section on its website, therefore making it easier for members to track the status of VRCA’s advocacy efforts.
Readers can access the advocacy section from the main navigation bar on all pages of vrca.ca.
“The new advocacy section on VRCA’s website represents VRCA’s commitment to communicating clearly and regularly to members about how it is working on their behalf at all levels of government” says Jason Glue, current Chair of the Board of Directors. “The section allows members to see that VRCA is engaged and has its members’ back on a variety of issues.”
Within the advocacy section, readers will find links to the key industry-specific or general business issues on which VRCA is actively engaged, either on its own or with its partners. Clicking on a topic link will take readers to a page where they’ll be able to learn about the issue, its impact on industry, and the file’s current status, including a log of advocacy activities and additional resources.
“Our members have told us that our advocacy work is a key component of member value,” says VRCA President Fiona Famulak. “The new advocacy section will allow our members to track our progress on active files at any point.”
The advocacy section is launching with information about VRCA’s advocacy efforts on the top-three issues impacting VRCA members today:
- Community Benefits Agreement – B.C.;
- Prompt Payment – Federal and provincial; and
- Steel and aluminum import tariffs.
More topics will be added to the advocacy section as VRCA’s advocacy efforts expand.
BidCentral links have moved
BidCentral links have been relocated to the Services drop-down menu found in the main navigation bar available on all pages of vrca.ca.
Hovering over BidCentral in the “Services” drop-down menu will reveal the following BidCentral links:
- BidCentral Login
- BidCentral FAQ
- Tendering Practices
- Bidding Opportunities
BidCentral users can also log in to the system via the “BidCentral Login” available in the navigation bar in the upper right corner of the website, to the right of the “Member Directory” link.