Accommodation category added to projects portal

The Major Projects Portal website is a one-stop community resource for major construction projects in Campbell River

The Campbell River Chamber of Commerce has developed a new category on the Major Projects Portal for suppliers of accommodation.

The addition comes in response to an identified market need by major project bid proponents and primary contractors of construction projects,

The Major Projects Portal website is a one-stop community resource that is targeted at prime contractors and proponents involved in bidding for major construction projects in Campbell River and surrounding area.

Since the launch of the portal in November of 2011, the site has profiled the capabilities and capacities of local suppliers of construction equipment, processes, labour and support services through a searchable database that uses construction and contracting industry coding.

After meeting with the major project bid proponents and project managers responsible for major projects in Campbell River, they affirmed the value of being able to access through the Major Projects Portals site supplier information about local services, suppliers and capacity available in Campbell River.

The bid proponents and contractors were also interested in what accommodation was available from short term rental accommodation through to longer term.

They confirmed that an accommodation supplier field on the Major Projects Portal site would add additional value to what is already considered an excellent resource for promoting business and supporting local businesses to prepare to compete for major project related opportunities.

After discussing with BC Hydro, partners involved in the North Island Hospitals Project and other major project contractors and in consultation with local real estate advisors, it was determined that there would be a benefit served by using the Major Projects Portal site to provide information about suppliers of various types of rental accommodation in Campbell River and the surrounding area. This allows suppliers of accommodation to promote their rentals to the major bid proponents and project managers of these major construction projects.

Once accommodation suppliers have registered and paid a one time registration fee of $50, they will be able to profile, update and modify their available accommodation 24/7 on an ongoing basis.

The Chamber is inviting all accommodation and accommodation-related suppliers to register on the Major Projects Portal site at www.crmajorprojects.ca

If you have any questions about how to register online as a supplier, contact Colin Nickel at the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce at 250-287-4636.  For inquires about the Campbell River Chamber Major Projects Portal, contact Colleen Evans, Chamber President at 250-287-4513.