OPS General Conditions Committee - Organization

 
Under the direction of the OPS Standards Management Committee (SMC), the OPS specialty committees develop and revise Ontario Provincial Standards and coordinate the work of OPS Subcommittees. Nine OPS specialty committees exist to generate and revise standards in the following areas:

  Drainage
 
  Electrical
 
  Environmental
  General Conditions
 
  Grading
 
  Pavement
  Structures
 
  Traffic Safety
 
  Watermains


Membership on the OPS specialty committees is made up of owners and partners of the OPS organization. There is provision for representatives from various sponsors and stakeholders to offer expert advice on behalf of their respective associations in an ad hoc capacity. Membership on the OPS specialty committees is subject to review by the SMC.

OPS specialty committees meet 9 to 12 times per year or at the call of the OPS specialty committee chair.

Discussion and compromise is encouraged to achieve consensus during committee deliberations. Voting on an issue is used only when a consensus cannot be achieved on an issue before the committee.

The OPS General Conditions Committee is responsible for reviewing and revising the General Conditions of Contract and overseeing standardization of Forms of Agreement, format and content of information to tenderers, and form of tender-related and pertinent documents.
 
The OPS Unit appoints the committee coordinator to the OPS specialty committees.