Authority Launches Registry Project

We have awarded the Registry Project to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) following a competitive procurement process overseen by a Fairness Monitor, P1 Consulting.

Under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA), the Authority is required to establish a Registry to register obligated parties under the RRCEA and receive information as set out in regulations.

The information in the Registry will be used to support the Authority’s compliance and enforcement activities, report on progress towards a circular economy, and support the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in developing evidence-based policies.
The estimated cost of the Registry is $6 million, which will be amortized over the next 10 years. The annual operating costs, including software licenses and managed services, is estimated to be $1.3 million.

The initial Registry system will be available for registration by parties obligated to register under the government’s Used Tires Regulation under the RRCEA.
The Registry Project was initiated following an assessment of whether existing information systems could be adapted for use by the Authority. Systems reviewed included those utilized by industry funding organizations in Ontario as well by similar organizations in other jurisdictions. The Authority concluded that it would be more cost-effective to build a registry system to meet the legislated requirements of the Authority.

The Request for Proposals for the Registry Project was released by the Authority on March 27, 2017 and closed on April 28, 2017. Following a thorough review of the multiple bid submissions and engagement with project proponents, PwC was selected as the preferred vendor. The project agreement between the Authority and PwC was finalized on September  22, 2017 and work is underway.