Technical Services Advisory Unit
The Wiikwemkoong Technical Services Advisory Unit began operation in 1990. Under the mandate of Chief and Council it is to provide advisory and technical support services to the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. From 1990 to 2014 the program has been involved with subdivision developments, water and sewage upgrades, road construction, construction of the new water treatment plants, expanding the existing the wastewater treatment, arena upgrades, maintenance management systems for all band owned infrastructure, asset conditioning reporting of existing community O&M funded assets, updating capital asset inventory and housing inspections.
The main purpose of the program is to provide professional technical advisory services either through in-house or through liaison with other agencies and/or other consultants by providing sound expert advice to make well informed decisions.
Also, to make reference to the updated 20 year Capital Planning Study for future community development improvements as approved by Chief and Council.
Technical Services also provides such services as: estimating cost of minor capital projects, plans, specifications, tender contract reviews, maintenance management systems (update or development), developing terms of reference, assist Preliminary Project Approval (PPA) & Effective Project Approval (EPA), document preparation, resource.
Minor Capital Projects
Assist WUT in planning, coordinating and implementing minor capital project. Examples of minor capital projects would be electrification (hydro services in rural areas), water/sewer upgrades, road construction, fire protection, housing renovations. These projects would be with a value of $500,000 or less.
Major Capital Projects
Assist WUT in planning, coordinating and implementing major capital project. Examples of minor capital projects would be water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, subdivisions, landfills and building of $500,000 or greater. Work closely and consult regularly with designated professional engineers, consultants, inspection agencies, INAC, Health Canada, Public Works Canada and other government agencies.
Asset Conditioning Reporting
Assist WUT every 3 years with the planning, coordinating and physical inspections of on-reserve O&M capital funded assets. The asset condition reporting is used to verify the degree in which O&M of such capital assets is in compliance with the terms and conditions of funding arrangements.
Management of Capital Assets
Annual update of WUT capital assets using ICAMS (Integrated Capital Asset Management Systems) in order to generate funding for WUT operations and maintenance (O&M)
Education Capital Assets
Assist WUT with planning, coordinating and implementing of capital projects, such as school additions and school renovations, roof repairs and terms of reference for studies
Bill Assinewai – 705-859-3122 ext. 251
Velma Manitowabi – 705-859-3122 ext. 252