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Mash Agreement

The agreement applied to local governments from 1 April 2009. Prior to the implementation date, Alberta and BC conducted consultations and negotiations with municipalities, academic institutions, health authorities, school authorities (MASH Sector) and Crown Corporations under this agreement to determine the most appropriate level of TILMA coverage. The Government of Alberta`s Trade Development Office is responsible for the ongoing management and implementation of TILMA`s contracting rules for the province. The Office also provides guidance and advice on the procurement rules of the agreements for Alberta government departments and Mash area units. Following the entry into force of TILMA on 1 April 2007, there was a transitional period of two years during which the agreement did not apply to the MASH sector. This transitional period allowed the governments of Alberta and British Columbia to work with these stakeholders to determine how it would be applied to them prior to the full implementation of the agreement on April 1, 2009. In Alberta, the Government of Alberta held a series of workshops with more than 200 elected officials and administrators from the MASH sector to discuss TILMA`s impact on its operations. The province has also advised MASH sector associations such as AUMA and AAMDC. In July 2008, the Presidents of AUMA and AAMDC made statements expressing their satisfaction with the TILMA MASH sectoral agreement. Supply thresholds The procurement thresholds for the MASH sector under the NWPTA have been set: the governments of Alberta and British Columbia are parties to TILMA and are bound by its provisions. As such, they have a duty to ensure compliance with all their provisions, including those relating to labour mobility and supply. As of April 1, 2009, all companies in the MASH sector must be TILMA compliant. On December 21, 2015, AASHTO/FHWA was successfully approved by AASHTO`s Standing Committee on Highways and approved by the FHWA.

The agreement helps to promote the application of the latest and safest generation of highway intersize. Measures have been defined for the full implementation of AASHTO`s MASH over several years. The main points concerning the provisions of the MASH sector are as follows: in July 2008, bc and Alberta agreed, after a series of consultations with the MASH sector, to extend TILMA to the MASH sector. On 1 April 27, 2009, tilma was amended to include the provisions of the MASH sector. The governments of Alberta and British Columbia have agreed to resume consultations with the province`s MASH sector if further amendments to TILMA that could harm their interests are considered. TILMA encourages municipalities to consider mutual recognition or other coordination of their business registration and reporting requirements. In British Columbia, beginning in May 2007, consultations were held with MASH stakeholder organizations across the province, involving elected officials, administrators and staff from municipalities and local organizations, universities and universities, the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) and hospital administrators. Consultations continued throughout the transition period, which ended on 1 April 2009.

. The recognition of certificates from the other province means that companies in the MASH sector have many more opportunities when hiring for occupations in which workers must be certified by a regulator. For example, Alberta municipalities that hire a certified welder can now consider candidates who have obtained their certification in British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Manitoba and vice versa. These thresholds were taken from a joint proposal by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). They have been designed to minimise the administrative burden on companies in the MASH sector when awarding contracts. . . .

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