Frequently Asked Questions
Things you may be wondering about us. Guess what? You’re not alone!
Where is VICA located?
What are VICA’s hours of operation?
The Victoria Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am–4:00pm. We are closed for all Statutory Holidays.
The Nanaimo Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am–4:00pm. We are closed for all Statutory Holidays.
How many members does VICA have?
We currently represent 450+ members. Our members represent 90% of the institutional, commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and coastal BC.
Who can join VICA?
We have different levels of membership, including Industry, Professional Services, Associate, Public Owner, Student/Apprentice, and BidCentral Premium.
- Industry Membership consists of general contractors, trade contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers.
- Associate Membership is offered to individuals or corporations who are private or public building owners or their agents; purchasers of construction services; government agencies; design, accounting or legal professionals; banking or financial service providers; or other product or service providers to the construction industry.
How do I become a VICA member?
Becoming a member is easy. Contact us and we’ll send you an application form online to fill out. We’ll walk you through the steps!
What services does VICA provide to its members?
You can grow, learn, connect, and save with VICA. We also represent the Island’s construction industry through our advocacy work. Learn more about our members services and the benefits offered to those in the VICA community.
Can non-members use VICA services?
Yes, some services are offered at a non-member rate, such as our Training & Education program.
What is BidCentral?
BidCentral is a suite of web-based products and services for the complete construction bidding process. Rooted in industry standards and expertise, it boasts an array of tools and features that help owners, consultants, contractors, and suppliers save time and money and reduce risks during the bidding and construction processes. Interested bidders can track project opportunities and documents; view, download, print or order plans, specs, and addenda; and do on-screen take-offs. Owners and consultants can benefit from enhanced control and an audit trail.
VICA encourages the use of BidCentral, our digital planroom, in order to increase competition from qualified bidders and to manage risk during the bidding and construction processes. Our 450+ members rely on VICA to source construction bidding opportunities from a variety of sources and provide access to them in our digital planroom.