Engineering Equipment & Services (EES) Directory

The Engineering Equipment & Services (EES) directory is a select list of qualified consultants and equipment for hire, specifically for engineering activities carried out by the government of British Columbia.

The EES directory is a contracting resource used by the provincial government for road engineering and construction work within provincial forestry operations, including BC Timber Sales (BCTS).

Register for EES if you are either:

  1. An equipment supplier who would like to have their equipment considered for hire
  2. A consulting firm that would like to provide professional and technical services

Instructions

Interested equipment suppliers and professional and technical consultants must self-register online in the EES directory by completing the following steps.

  1. Review the self-registration instructions:
 

Instructions for Equipment Suppliers

All equipment suppliers who wish to have their equipment considered for hire by the B.C. government, for engineering activities within provincial forestry operations including BC Timber Sales (BCTS), must be registered in the provincial Engineering Equipment & Services (EES) directory.

The EES directory will serve as a select list of equipment eligible for hire on smaller sized engineering projects. Projects of a larger size or scope will be tendered with advertisements on BC Bid.

While the Blue Book Equipment Rental Rate Guide continues to serve as a guide for determining hourly rates, government policy requires rates to be established based fair market competition.

All machines listed for rental purposes must be owned or on an equipment lease agreement or equipment lease with option to purchase agreement to the registrant. A machine can only be registered once in EES and any repeat entries of a machine may result in the machine being removed from EES. Firms or individuals may be requested to provide proof of ownership to the Ministry representative prior to being hired.

Please check Yes or No in the appropriate box of the web registration screen to indicate whether you want a list of your applicable forest firefighting equipment made available to provincial wildfire management services. If you do not indicate your preference, information will not be provided to provincial wildfire management services.

Please note that several of the equipment types were changed in 2005. Any pieces of equipment that are highlighted in yellow in the EES directory need the equipment type updated. The most common change is to Crawler Tractors and Excavators, where the categories have been replaced by new ones that differentiate by size. To update the equipment type, click on the Details button on the right of the piece of equipment, and pick a new type from the drop-down list. Make sure you click on the Save button at the bottom of the screen when you have finished updating the record.

Equipment suppliers must make sure that their registration information in the EES directory is current and accurate. Equipment suppliers must provide annual re-confirmation of data. Failure to update registration information annually will result in an equipment supplier's listing becoming inactive. An annual reminder will be sent if the equipment supplier provides an email address in the appropriate data field.

Local B.C. government offices will select and hire equipment on an as-needed basis. Registration is not a guarantee of work.

 

Instructions for Professional & Technical Services Consultants

All consulting firms that wish to provide professional and technical services to the B.C. government, for engineering activities within provincial forestry operations including BC Timber Sales (BCTS), must be registered in the provincial Engineering Equipment & Services (EES) directory.

Except as noted for the Southern Interior Forest Region, government staff will only use the EES directory to solicit engineering services in accordance with established provincial contracting policies and procedures.

The EES directory will serve as a select list of qualified consultants available to carry out professional and technical services within the categories specified in the EES directory and described in the self‑registration criteria. The B.C. government will use this select list for soliciting subsequent contract opportunities.

Engineering consultants and their sub-consultants, as well as engineering sub-consultants to BCTS multi-phase forestry contracts must be registered in the EES directory. To gain entry to the online EES directory, visit BC Bid.

Any service contracts valued over $75,000 will be separately solicited by Requests for Proposals (RFP) through BC Bid in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Agreement on Internal Trade and provincial contracting policy and procedures.

Interested consultants must register with EES under professional and/or technical service categories where they meet the given criteria for areas of expertise they are willing to provide and are qualified to perform. See the Service Categories section below.

Registration in the EES directory will not involve adjudication of consultants' qualifications by B.C. government staff. Therefore, if it is subsequently discovered that a registrant has not met the established self-registration criteria, the registrant will be removed from the directory. If the registrant is a registered professional and it is apparent that the false claims were intentional and misleading, the Provincial Government will forward a complaint to that individual’s professional association. Registration is not a guarantee of contract work.

Consultants that are interested in providing professional or technical services to BCTS must obtain BCTS Environmental Management System Level 3 training prior to commencing work on any BCTS worksite.

The Southern Interior Forest Region (SIFR) currently has its own adjudicated select list of pre-qualified consultants for geotechnical and bridge engineering services. Until further notice, consultants that wish to provide these types of services to the SIFR must meet their pre-qualification criteria and be included on their select list of consultants. This is in addition to registration in the EES directory.

 

  1. Read the EES online registration information (PDF)
  2. Log in to BC Bid to register

Equipment suppliers and consultants must review and update their EES registration data annually, as early in the calendar year as possible. An electronic reminder will be sent once each year.

Service Categories

Interested consultants must register with EES under professional and/or technical service categories where they meet the given criteria for areas of expertise they are willing to provide and are qualified to perform.

As shown in the tables below, there are 12 professional (P) service categories and eight technical (T) service categories. New service categories may be added in the future. Each row also contains a link to the self‑registration criteria for each service category.

EES Professional Service Categories

Service Category

Service Category Description

Self-registration Criteria

Forest Road Bridge & Major Culvert Structures

P01

Design Flood Hydrology/Open Channel Hydraulics

P01 Criteria (PDF)

P02

Structural Analysis of Forest Road Bridges

P02 Criteria (PDF)

P03

General Arrangement Design of Forest Road Bridges

P03 Criteria (PDF)

P04

General Arrangement Design of Major Culverts

P04 Criteria (PDF)

P05

Retaining Structure Design

P05 Criteria (PDF)

P06

Professional Condition Inspection & Evaluation of Forest Road Bridges & Major Culverts (PEng)

P06 Criteria (PDF)

Geotechnical

P12

Terrain Stability Assessments for Forest Roads

P12 Criteria (PDF)

P13

Terrain Mapping & Terrain Stability Mapping

P13 Criteria (PDF)

P14

Earthworks Investigation & Design

P14 Criteria (PDF)

P15

Rockworks Investigation & Design

P15 Criteria (PDF)

P16

Foundation Investigation & Design

P16 Criteria (PDF)

Environmental Monitoring

P20

Professional Environmental Monitoring (RPBio)

P20 Criteria (PDF)

EES Technical Service Categories

Service Category

Service Category Description

Self-registration Criteria

T01

Forest Road Layout

T01 Criteria (PDF)

T02

Forest Road Survey & Design

T02 Criteria (PDF)

T03

Equipment Supervision

T03 Criteria (PDF)

T04

Road Deactivation Prescriptions

T04 Criteria (PDF)

T05

Road Contract Compliance Monitoring

T05 Criteria (PDF)

T06

Structure Contract Compliance Monitoring

T06 Criteria (PDF)

T07

Technical Bridge & Major Culvert Condition Inspection

T07 Criteria (PDF)

T08

Technical Environmental Monitoring

T08 Criteria (PDF)