John Hart project business event announced

There are business opportunity events March 31 and April 1 for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project.

BC Hydro and SNC-Lavalin have announced business opportunity event dates March 31 and April 1 for subcontractor and jobs opportunities for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in Campbell River. There will be three separate business events. The first day is for construction-related companies only, the morning of the second day will be open to targeted ancillary businesses, and the afternoon will be for qualified, individual job seekers. All events require online registration. Space will be limited.

“This business event is a continuation of a process that began a few years ago to profile local business capabilities and capacity, and the opportunity to get involved in this billion dollar project,” says Campbell River Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Colleen Evans. “It all started with the major project business portal going online in fall 2011, the highly successful business speed dating event in summer 2012, and now this important interaction with the John Hart contractor. We hope businesses continue to get actively involved.”

Registration at http://cr.majorprojects.ca/open-house/ closes March 26 at 4 p.m. or as soon as registration slots are filled. There is space for about 120 contractors and suppliers, about 112 spaces for ancillary businesses, and up to 600 job seekers.

“This event is the logical next stage in the procurement process for the John Hart project,” says Vancouver Island Construction Association CEO Greg Baynton. “It provides an excellent opportunity for contractors and suppliers to have a face-to-face interview with SNC-Lavalin to discuss the opportunities and requirements associated with the project. I would encourage all interested contractors and suppliers to register early.”

Online applicants need to select the appropriate job theme for which they are qualified.

“The third event on April 1 is an information event for job seekers to learn more from SNC-Lavalin representatives and team members about occupations that will be in demand and when they will be needed,” says North Island Employment Founds Society executive director Doug Preston. “It will be about the when and how to connect with employers involved with the project and will assist job seekers in targeting the right employment opportunity at the right time. Everyone wins when employers can connect with people who have the skills and experience they need. This will be an information session and resumes will not be accepted at this event.”

All three events are open to all businesses and individuals located on or off Vancouver Island.

SNC-Lavalin’s team consists of generator and turbine supplier, IMPSA, financial lenders and design builders that include AECON and Frontier-Kemper Construction ULC (tunnelling).

Event questions can be directed to Stephen Watson at steve.watson@bchydro.com.

Just Posted

Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform

Parksville-Qualicum and Courtenay-Comox lead the province in voter turnout, Island high in general

Mount Washington Alpine Resort targeting Dec. 7 opening date

Major snowfall in the forecast for this week

A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq among artists featured in Indigenous music film

When They Awake coming to Stan Hagen Theatre for one night

Comox Valley’s Glacier View Lodge lights up for Christmas

Glacier View Lodge residents and families will gather on Dec. 6 for… Continue reading

CVRD moves to goal-setting stage for sewer service plan

Workshops planned for next week in Comox and Courtenay

VIDEO: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sickens 18 people in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s working with U.S. authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to.

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Bear hunt on after man knocked down in Port Alberni residential backyard

Traps set after family posted about bear knocking man to the ground and swatting his leg

Island baseball team builds practice facility inside recycling depot

Nanaimo’s Mid Island Pirates held first training session inside Regional Recycling this week

Koi-munching otter avoids trap in Vancouver Chinese garden

Park staff have set up a trap with chicken and smeared a mat with fish oil, so far to no avail

Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike

Trudeau government ready to legislate employees back to work after five weeks of rotating strikes

Lower Mainland suspect identified in fatal northern B.C. hit and run

Suspect and seven other individuals believed involved located on Haida Gwaii

‘Bait and switch’ warning ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Competition Bureau of Canada is warning shoppers of illegal sale tactics

Most Read