Extended Asset Condition Reporting System program
How ISC’s Extended Asset Condition Reporting System works and how to request additional information and apply for funding.
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About the program
The Extended Asset Condition Reporting System Program (E-ACRS) arranges inspections of Indigenous Service Canada (ISC)-funded infrastructure once every 3 years. It’s part of ISC’s Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program.
ISC provides funding to cover the cost of professional services to conduct on-site comprehensive inspections of ISC-funded assets.
E-ACRS supports First Nations communities by:
- outlining ongoing and periodic lifecycle needs of their infrastructure
- providing information to First Nations so they can actively plan for and manage the life expectancy requirements of each asset
E-ACRS inspections include an assessment of each infrastructure asset’s:
- general condition
- day-to-day operation and maintenance
- current deficiencies
- periodic replacement of major and main components
- estimated remaining life
- end of life considerations
Following each inspection:
- the First Nation receives an executive summary of all findings as part of the E-ACRS final report
- ISC receives inspection reports to update ISC’s Integrated Capital Management System, also referred to as ICMS
E-ACRS expands on the previous ACRS inspections by capturing data used by First Nations communities in Asset Management planning. This includes:
- more comprehensive inspection of infrastructure by assessing each asset’s major and main components
- providing a forecast of the timing and estimate of the cost for each component’s periodic replacement needs, including end of life considerations
Request for proposals
ISC’s request for proposals package is available to support eligible recipients in requesting consultant’s proposals for the delivery of the inspection requirements under the program. The package includes:
- request for funding proposal template
- E-ACRS inspection’s terms of reference
- consultant’s costing template
- E-ACRS manual
First Nations and tribal councils will administer and deliver the inspection program in their communities.
Each proposal will be assessed to see if it meets the criteria as outlined in the E-ACRS terms of reference and the request for proposals.
Who can apply
This funding is available to all eligible recipients under the Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program, and can include First Nations communities and tribal councils with scheduled inspections in the current fiscal year.
We will evaluate proposals as we receive them. On the first day of the fiscal year, April 1, First Nations and tribal councils, that are scheduled to have an inspection in that year, may begin submitting their proposals to ISC.
How to apply
First Nations and tribal councils can contact the nearest ISC regional office to:
- express interest in applying for an E-ACRS inspection
- request an information session to learn more about the E-ACRS program
To learn more, contact your nearest ISC regional office
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