Tool Kits

Municipal Construction Procurement Toolkit

Vigilant Management has developed an innovative approach to construction project delivery that establishes an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) to represent the Owner in all matters. We bring project stakeholders together to achieve a common goal. We understand what the project means to your municipality, learning why it is important and how it moves you forward. We leverage that understanding throughout the project, ensuring that the needs of the Owner are at the forefront of every project discussion. Using OPMs has been proven to bring municipal construction projects in on budget and on time. This means fewer change orders, less schedule delays, and a smoother project from start to finish.

Vigilant Management is proudly Newfoundland owned and operated. We’re a local company, serving local interests. We work only for you, on your side of the table.

Click here to download: Municipal Construction Procurement Toolkit

Contact Information:
Phone: 709-782-5950
Twitter: @Vigilant_PM


Climate Change Tool kit

Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as those across Atlantic Canada, are vulnerable to climate change and need to prepare for its impacts. An important first step for communities is to assess how, where, and to what extent they are vulnerable. This assessment tool, 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community is a step-by-step guide to help communities assess their vulnerability to climate change.

Click here to download: 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community

Communities across the country are becoming increasingly concerned about how global climate change affects them at the local level. In Atlantic Canada, regional partnerships of the federal and provincial governments, professional associations and local governments are conducting research and developing tools to assist communities in planning for and adapting to changes caused by global climate change.


The workbook, Managing Municipal Infrastructure in a Changing Climate, focuses specifically on climate change and municipal infrastructure, and complements the 7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community tool. The workbook is designed to be completed by municipal officials and staff in a group setting over a period of 3 hours. It guides participants through a series of exercises, beginning with a discussion of municipal infrastructure, how it is planned, constructed and maintained. In the second section, participants are asked to consider how their communities are being affected by changes in local weather patterns. In the final section of the workbook, participants will discuss what can be done to manage and protect municipal infrastructure to minimize the vulnerability of their community to the impacts of a changing climate.

Click here for the online workbook: Managing Municipal Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Crisis Communications

This guidebook is designed to help you develop a communications plan that will be a critical component of your community’s or organization’s overall emergency management plan.It includes step-by-step guides and templates for communities and first-responders.

Click here to download the Crisis Communications Tool Kit

Development Guides

  1. Public Infrastructure & Municipal Economic Development
  2. Municipalities and Regional Economic Development
  3. Land Use Planning & Municipal Economic Development
  4. Taxation & Municipal Economic
  5. Small Towns Big Industry

Economic Crisis Response Program

This toolkit is designed as a guide or roadmap for municipal councils facing economic vulnerability It provides a step-by-step guide to action for councils so they can manage the situation rather than letting it manage them.

Click here to download the Economic Crisis Response Program Tool Kit

Self Assessment Tool Kit

tool kit through which municipalities can evaluate the status of their financial and operational positions and determine for themselves their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver municipal services.

Self Assessment Tool Kit

Maintenance Assurance Manual 

The Department of Municipal Affairs (MA) in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Conservation (ENVC) have developed templates to assist municipalities and Locals Service Districts with developing a Maintenance Assurance Manual (MAM) for drinking water and wastewater systems.