Under Section 1(1) of the Construction Act, improvement means, in respect of any land, (a) any alteration, addition or capital repair to the land, (b) any construction, erection or installation on the land, including the installation of industrial, mechanical, electrical or other equipment on the land or on any building, structure or works on the land that is essential to the normal or intended use of the land, building, structure or works, or (c) the complete or partial demolition or removal of any building, structure or works on the land.
Under Section 1(4) of the Construction Act, a procurement process is commenced on the earliest of the making of,
(a) a request for qualifications;
(b) a request for quotation;
(c) a request for proposals; or
(d) a call for tenders.
Note that the Construction Act does not define “leasehold interest” and, if applicable, the reader should consider obtaining legal advice to determine whether their legal arrangement amounts to a leasehold interest for purposes of the Construction Act