Contractor Selection

Ottawa Contaminant Solutions provides contractor selection assistance for clients. Proper contractor selection for abatement and remediation projects is often a challenge for property owners and managers.


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Contractor Selection Issues

There are many issues that come with selecting the proper contractor. Some contractors lack the proper training and equipment for working with asbestos, mould, lead, and other building contaminants yet still do so. There are contractors that do not use the proper measures and procedures for dealing with hazardous materials. This practice puts workers, occupants, and the environment at risk. Some contractors lack the proper insurance for conducting abatement and remediation projects leaving their clients vulnerable to liability.


“up to eighty percent of contractors are unskilled or dishonest, or both”

– Mike Holmes


Contractor Selection Services

How can you ensure that your contractor is qualified and skilled? Based on 15 years of experience in the industry we can ensure you get reputable contractor who has a proven work record. Our people have been third party consultants on hundreds of abatement or remediation projects. Our project experience includes renovations, alterations, and demolition.  These projects involved using proper measures and procedures for hazardous materials. These materials included asbestos, lead, mould, silica, mercury, PCBs, ozone depleting substances and other building contaminants.


Our contractor selection services include:

  1. Preparing scopes of work: Written in accordance with industry standards. These documents act as part of your contract. Specifications detail the measures and procedures that must be followed by your contractor. The project details and expectations are clearly documented in writing. More Info
  2. Tendering the project: Multiple prices are collected from reputable contractors. Experienced contractors are given the written scope of work and shown the project Site. This enables the bidders to review the documents and Site so requests for clarifications and discussing logistics can be done before submitting a price. Contractors submit their bids to us for review. We review the bids and we provide you with a recommendation of award based on your needs. We award the project on your behalf.
  3. Insurance and qualification review: As part of the specification requirements contractors must submit proof of insurance, training records, and certificates of approval before starting work. This quality check ensures that there are no insurance, training, and transportation of dangerous goods issues. All contractors that we invite to bid have a history of having the proper qualifications.


In addition to assisting with contractor selection we provide provide project oversight.

Contact Us

Ottawa Contaminant Solutions 

1-125 Pretoria Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K1S 1W8