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
The RFP for the Lower Mainland East service area was issued to BC Bid 24 November 2020 and closes 28 January 2021 with the reference number ELEC-SALME-R3.
Past Request for Proposals
|Service Area||RFP #||RFP Open Date||RFP Close Date||Commencement||Preferred Proponent|
|Vancouver Island||ELEC-SAVI-R3||1 November 2019||20 December 2019||1 September 2020||Raylec Power LP by its general partner Raylec Power Ltd|
|Northern Region||ELEC-SANR-R3||22 July 2020||2 September 2020||1 September 2021||Westcana Electric Inc|
|Lower Mainland West||ELEC-SALMW-R3||20 August, 2020||1 October 2020||1 September 2021||Cobra Electric (South Coast) Ltd|
Procurement Information Session
Two Electrical Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Sessions have been held to provide prospective proponents information about upcoming procurements. Watch the session recordings for more information about electrical maintenance procurements: