Private contractors are responsible for maintaining the electrical infrastructure year-round on highways and Provincially-owned side roads in B.C. Some examples of electrical inventory maintained by the contractors include:
- Overhead lights
- Traffic and pedestrian signals
- Warning signs, railway flashers and fire signals
- Tunnel and snowshed lighting
- Speed reader boards
- Web cameras
Agreement & Specifications
There are four electrical maintenance service areas in B.C.
The existing electrical maintenance services agreements are for approximately four-year terms with a possibility of a four-year extension.
To ensure contractors are meeting their obligations their performance is monitored.
- Read the Electrical Maintenance Service Agreement to find out the contractor’s obligations
- Read the Quality Plan to find out how performance is monitored (PDF)
Current Request for Proposals
An RFP for electrical maintenance services for the Vancouver Island service area was issued 1 November 2019 and closes 20 November 2019 at 14:00 Victoria Time. The RFP can be found on BC Bid with reference to the document number ELEC-SAVI-R3.
Procurement Information Session
An Electrical Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session was held on October 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT to provide information on the upcoming procurement process for provincial electrical maintenance services. Vendors were also be able to ask questions about the process.
One question was asked as the information session was ending, so it was not captured in the video below.
The question was: Are there any changes to the ICBC process?
The answer is: There are no changes to the ICBC claims process.