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New Tender Opportunity for FNTI Academic and Administration Build Project

FNTI is calling for Request for Proposal submissions for major trades to become
trade partners and enter into a CCDC30 agreement and execute their agreed
upon scopes.

Work is to commence no later than the September 2021

Site location: 334 Airport Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is an invitation by FNTI to submit proposals for Major Trade partners for the construction of the project located at Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory, Ontario. This project will be delivered under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) form of agreement using a CCDC30 contract. 

This project is seeking qualified Major Trade Partners for the following scopes of work: (check the trade that best qualifies your company)

  • Mechanical (Plumbing, HVAC, Sprinkler)
  • Electrical
  • Mass Timber Supply
  • Building Envelope
  • Miscellaneous Metals

Project Summary

The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) is located in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, in the county of Deseronto, Ontario. FNTI was founded more than thirty years ago when its site, once home to the WWII Royal  Canadian Air Force training facility, Camp Mohawk, was reconstituted to support an aviation program for prospective First Nations, Inuit and Metis pilots. And several portables were then erected to house a number of post-secondary degree programs that would enhance indigenous-focused learning opportunities. FNTI’s continued popularity amongst First Nations youth both within and beyond the local community have
rendered it one of the most and attractive, innovative and successful post- secondary Indigenous institutions in Canada.

With the New Academic and Administration Building, FNTI will grow capacity, enhance its student experience, and advance a First Nations- specific research agenda in areas such as Indigenous agri-food production and indigenous food sovereignty, nomadic studies, trade routes, mental health and social work, community development, culture, justice court, environmental sustainability and social entrepreneurship. What is more, FNTI will offer a beacon of change amidst global efforts to address the current climate crisis. The new
Academic and Administration Building will fuse centuries-old indigenous knowledge of and practices in regeneration, restoration and resilience with advanced building design and technology. In so doing, FNTI will achieve, on behalf of Indigenous peoples, a bold, net-zero – zero emission and zero carbon, holistic response to guardianship of land, wellness of people, place, and planet.

Project Status

FNTI (Owner) has hired the Consultant team and the General Contractor for this project. A Design Development Report has been developed by the Consultant team. The Major Trade Partners (selected under this procurement opportunity) will collaboratively engage with the Consultant team and the General Contractor (as the IPD Team) to undertake a Validation Review.

During Validation, the Team will examine planned budget, timelines, project resource requirements and project risks. It is expected this review will take approximately three (3) months to complete. The Validation Review will result in a Validation report to be presented to FNTI for review and approval.

Overall Expected Project Timelines

The following is an expected timeline for the FNTI Project:

Validation Phase: Expected commencement September 2021 and proceed through to November 2021

Design Implementation Phase: Expected commencement November 2021

Construction Phase: Expected start March 2022


Contractors must provide:

  • Proof of liability insurance, &
  • Proof of Workmen’s Compensation Coverage.

Design drawings available in Appendix B

To review and download the following resources, please go back to the Tenders

Trade Partner RFP


Appendix A - CCDC30 Example

Appendix B - Condensed Design Report

Appendix C - Detailed Design Report



For further information, please contact:

Nathan Ireland
FNTI – Project Manager
3 Old York Road
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON

Closing date for this tender is 12 am (midnight) on August 11th, 2021.

The lowest tender may not necessarily be accepted.
Tender subject to funding availability


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New Tender Opportunity for FNTI Academic and Administration Build Project