What the heck happened?
As you have likely heard by now, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) has decided to review the final stage of their safety certification policy. Originally, on January 1, 2014, the provincial government was scheduled to require COR™ or SECOR™ certification for all contractors or subcontractors working on government tenders or contracts. In October, they decided to freeze the program at its current stage, which requires COR™ or SECOR™ only for contracts valued at $100,000 or more.
In speaking to the Contract Engineers who are representing MIT in this policy change, I have been assured that the final stage has merely been postponed, not cancelled altogether*. Although neither of the engineers was able to provide a new deadline date, they firmly stated that the final COR™ requirements will go into effect at some point. When asked about the reasoning behind the decision, they mentioned [...]