Electrical Maintenance

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.

Bid Opportunities

Current Request for Proposals

There are no current request for proposals opportunities. Information about the southern interior service area RFP will be available in the future. 

Past Request for Proposals

Electrical Maintenance RFP Results
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
Lower Mainland East ELEC-SALME-R3 24 November 2020 28 January 2021 1 September 2021 Cobra Electric Regional Services 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: