FIT 5 Updates - October 12, 2016
Mock Application Form
A mock-up of the FIT 5 Application Form has been posted on the Instructions and Guidance Documents section. This mock-up provides prospective Applicants an opportunity to review the Application Form in advance of the application period. As a reminder the application period will commence on October 31, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. EPT.
CLI Mapping Updates
The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has updated the Soils – CLI layer of the Agricultural Information Atlas as of October 12, 2016, in order to better reflect urban boundaries. The updates are minor but we encourage potential Applicants to ensure that any map created from the Agricultural Information Atlas is still accurate.
In addition, there have been some minor clarifications with respect to the CLI designations of unclassified areas. These clarifications have been made to the FAQs as well as the CLI mapping guidance document.
My FIT Home Page Maintenance
The My FIT Home Page will not be accessible on the morning of October 17, 2016, to allow for updates to be made to the Application Form. During this time a maintenance page will appear on the My FIT Home Page. Prospective applicants and FIT contract holders will not be able to log in to their My FIT Home Page and all functions of the My FIT Home Page will be unavailable during this time.
Draft FIT Applications
Prior to the launch of each new version of the FIT Application Tool, the IESO deletes all existing draft Application Forms. This is particularly important for the launch of FIT 5, due to structural changes since the version 4.0.2 Application Form. Therefore, all Application Forms currently in DRAFT status will be deleted during this maintenance period. The IESO will not be able to retrieve any information deleted during this time. Should you have information currently saved in a draft Application Form, you are strongly encouraged to make a copy of the draft Application Form prior to October 17, 2016 so that you do not lose any information.
The My FIT Home Page will return to full functionality on the afternoon of October 17, 2016 and will remain available until 9:00 a.m. EPT on October 31, 2016, to allow prospective applicants to view the updated Application Form and to create and save drafts that can be completed and submitted when the FIT 5 application period commences.
Application Period Commencement and Application Submission
At 9:00 a.m. EPT on October 31, 2016 the My FIT Home Page will again be made inaccessible until the application period commences at 11:00 a.m. EPT, at which time prospective Applicants will be able to log in and submit their FIT 5 Application Form. The procurement targets and other defined terms relevant to the FIT 5 application period can be found here.