It is an obligation for the contractor to determine workplace employment contracts through the surcharge provisions (PDFs) contained in collective agreements. Contractors are required to comply with the terms of these agreements while working on Hydro One sites. Explore work requirements for wages and collective agreements for OPG suppliers and partners. 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 work needs: EPSCA collective agreements and salary plans, which are included in the tender packages, must serve as a guide and may change after the 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 compensation plans can be viewed on the EPSCA website: See current collective agreements and compensation plans for CUSW and BACU. In addition to EPSCA, OPG has collective agreements directly with two construction unions (BTU) that require contractors to comply with the terms and conditions when working on OPG sites. They are the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW) and the Brick and Allied Craft Union (BACU). 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. Performing work under EPSCA contracts If the CEF finds that the work must be done as a 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 document containing the following information is issued: when a working condition is defined as Form B, applicants are not required to perform the work by collective agreement.