Products Management Committee (PMC)

Published: June 30, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Products Management Committee (PMC) Mean?

The Products Management Committee (PMC) is a subset of The Road Authority (TRA), a public-private partnership formed by the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA). The PMC is responsible for reviewing and classifying products and technologies for use in public works infrastructure including, roadways, sewer systems, and water systems.

These products are assessed by comparing them to already recognized codes and standards and evaluating their suitability for use in the Ontario jurisdiction.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Products Management Committee (PMC)

One of the main reasons for the creation of the PMC is to support decision making and procurement activities of governments in the Ontario province. The process by which products are evaluated against standards and specifications is known as Classification.

Once a product has been reviewed by the PMC and has met all the necessary requirements, it is deemed suitable to be used in Ontario and is given the classification “Accepted for Use” denoted by the symbol “A.”

The “A” designation is usually a prerequisite to doing business in the Ontario Province and is necessary for a product to be placed on the Ontario’s Ministry of Transport’s (MTO) pre-qualified products listing.


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