2020 Info

2020 TCIC NSSBC Executive Committee Statement:

In-lieu of recent events regarding COVID-19, the 2020 TCIC NSSBC Executive Committee must act accordingly in the efforts of maintaining proponent safety and wellbeing. As a result, the Phase 2 – Commercial & Technical Submission; Hard Copy will no longer take place. Phase 2 and Phase 3 submissions will be amalgamated into one electronic submission in the efforts of maintaining controlled public isolation – please see the following Addendum items for further information.

In addition to the deletion of the hard copy submission requirement, the 2020 TCIC NSSBC Gala will be postponed until further notice as we wait for a safe and suitable time to host a large public gathering. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we are aware travel plans may have been made in order to attend the Gala. We hope that all proponent teams will maintain a high level of professionalism, overall quality and accuracy within their submissions, whilst remaining safe during such trying times.

Registration Procedure
  1. Teams interested in participating in this competition must register with the bid committee by January 24, 2020 23:59 EST. Registration can be completed by submitting the documents listed under Section 1.7 Intent to Submit in the RFP located at the bottom of this page. Teams must choose a team name, team leader, as well as a team email address and email their registration form to the following email address: 2020tcicbidcomp@gmail.com. Please ensure team names adhere to a professional standard, as the team names of the winners will be printed on award letters and certificates. All team members must read the confidentiality contract and provide their name and signature on the registration form.
  2. Registration to Construct Connect will be sent to the proponent’s registration email upon successful registration. An email will be sent to each team’s email address with instructions and subsequent steps for accessing your account. If you have not received instructions as of January 27th, 2020 please contact the Bid Competition Committee at the email address noted above.
  3. Each team must have a mentor acting as an advisor to their team. Mentors may counsel only one (1) registered team and must be in the construction industry. College and University Professors are not eligible as mentors, however, professors may coach any team associated with their respective school. Teams must obtain a mentor for the competition, if you are having difficulty finding a mentor please submit the “Mentor Application Form” via email to 2020tcicbidcomp@gmail.com before January 24th, 2020 23:59 EST. Teams must obtain their mentor and email a signed “Mentor Declaration Form” 2020tcicbidcomp@gmail.com to by February 19th, 2020, 23:59:59 CST.

Closing Time

The Submission times and dates are as follows:

Phase 1 – Prequalification Submission
Email Submission

Phase 2 – Complete Submission
Online Submission

Awards and Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded at the Gala event:

1st Place - Most Accurate and Complete - $2000
2nd Place - Most Accurate and Complete - $1000
3rd Place - Most Accurate and Complete - $500

1st Place Closest to Target - $1000
2nd Place Closest to Target - $500
3rd Place Closest to Target - $250

1st Place Innovation - $1000
2nd Place Innovation - $500
3rd Place Innovation - $250

1st Place Most Professional - $1000
2nd Place Most Professional - $500
3rd Place Most Professional - $250

Important Dates
RFP Issued Jan 3, 2020
Intent to Submit Deadline January 24, 2020 23:59 EST
RFP Project Documents released through Construct Connect January 27, 2020
Mentor Assistance Form Deadline January 24, 2020, 23:59 EST
Mentor Declaration Form Due February 19, 2020, 23:59 EST
RFP Closing – Phase 1
Proponent Prequalification
February 19, 2020, 23:59 EST
Deadline for RFI Submission March 27, 2020, 15:00 EDT
Deadline for Issuing Last Addendum March 31, 2020, 12:00 EDT
RFP Closing – Phase 2
(Email – Complete Submission)
April 2, 2020, 15:00 EDT
Notification of Proponents’ Phase 1 Status April 6, 2020 15:00 EDT
Appeal for Phase 1 Non-Compliance Deadline April 7, 2020 15:00 EDT
Notification of Proponents’ Phase 2 Status April 13, 2020, 15:00 EDT
Appeal for Phase 2 Non-Compliance Deadline April 14, 2020, 15:00 EDT
Awards Gala Suspended Indefinitely
Substantial Completion Date July 27, 2023

**NOTE: Failure to meet the prescribed deadlines will automatically eliminate you from winning the prize category of "Most Professional Bid" and may disqualify you from the competition.

Click here for an example of a previously submitted Bid Report for the TCIC Simulated Bid Competition

RFP Document


Please download and read the documents in this section. Proponent’s intending to partake in the competition must follow the instructions outlined in the RFP. All inquiries are to be addressed to the Bid Committee by email only at 2020tcicbidcomp@gmail.com with an appropriate subject line.