The Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA) was founded in 1972. The Association negotiates and manages construction collective agreements on behalf of employers who are construction work on the bulk electrical system on Ontario Power Generation Inc., Bruce Power LP and Hydro One Property. OPG also has a collective agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. If the CEF finds that the work must be completed as Form B, the contractor is not required to comply with the provisions of the collective agreements, but must pay a „fair“ rate of pay, as described in the Form B communication. An electronic working paper is published and contains the following information: In addition to these agreements, Hydro One has collective agreements directly with the construction unions (BTU): when a need for work is defined as Form B, contract suppliers are not required to perform the work under a collective agreement. EPSCA`s collective agreements and salary plans in the tender packages must serve as a guide and may be amended after tender documents are issued. For more information, see www.EPSCA.org for the current collective agreements and salary plans of the EPSCA. There are currently 18 (18) collective agreements of the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA). These agreements are negotiated and managed by EPSCA on behalf of Hydro One and its contractors.
Contractors are required to comply with the terms of these EPSCA agreements while working at Hydro One sites. The following agreements and salary plans are available on the EPSCA website: Contractors are required to comply with the terms of these agreements while working on Hydro One`s websites. Form B → provisions of collective agreements does not apply; The purpose of this page is to provide successful bidders and/or contractors with important information as part of the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA) process and to facilitate access to collective agreements and salary plans. All questions regarding the following information should be directed to Hydro One.Bidding`s workforce acquisition department for a Hydro One Tender or Request for ProposalThe EPSCA process begins when Hydro One`s Workforce Service (CEF) receives a „work application form“ from the project manager. The location and nature of the work as well as the monetary value, the hours of work in the field and the trades to be used are taken into account in determining the work. There are two possible provisions for labour requirements: see collective agreements and current wage plans for the CUSW and BACU. Through this process, bidders are consulted on tender documents/RFP for work requirements. These include work obligations and related collective agreements, as well as work schedule obligations. NOTE: Any company and all its subcontractors that perform certain trades on existing OPG sites, in accordance with either the EPSCA collective agreements, OR OPG/Building Trade Union collective agreements or the machinist collective agreement, are required to respect and comply with the provisions of these collective agreements. EPSCA negotiates and manages collective agreements with the construction industry for OPG and all contractors working on OPG production sites. With regard to the daily travel/space and advice allowance for tenders, please note that all EPSCA/CUSW/LIUNA OPDC contracts are FIRM BID. This means that any daily, travel or travel and transportation allowances, as described in the corresponding articles for each EPSCA/CUSW/LIUNA OPDC agreement, will not be reimbursed by Hydro One.
However, it is still the responsibility of the contractor to pay its staff the corresponding rate of travel/board of directors, as stipulated in the various collective agreements. The implementation of work under the EPSCA notification and designation form describes the collective agreements and salary plans in place in the area in which the work is performed.