Highway Maintenance Contract Bid Opportunities

B.C.’s highways and bridges are maintained by private contractors in 28 service areas throughout the province.

Together, these maintenance contractors:

  • Maintain more than 47,500 kilometres of highway and 2,800 structures
  • Provide maintenance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Provide a broad range of services including winter maintenance, surface maintenance, drainage maintenance, roadside maintenance, traffic maintenance, bridge maintenance and highway patrol
  • Are responsible for identifying, planning and prioritizing these services
  • Must ensure that they provide these services in accordance with the specifications set out in the highway maintenance agreements

The value of these 28 highway maintenance agreements totals approximately $400 million annually.

Current Maintenance Contract Bid Opportunities

The procurement process for 27 of the 28 maintenance service areas throughout the province is currently underway. The Province will award contracts with a 10-year term and an optional a five-year extension, which will provide continuity of services and extended labour peace.

Interested proponents must submit a response to a request for qualifications (RFQ) in order to participate in future requests for proposals (RFPs) through 2018 and 2019. RFQs and RFPs are posted to BC Bid when made available.

The following anticipated timeline outlines upcoming events in the Competitive Selection Process (updated February 8, 2018):

Event Date

Qualified Respondents List published from the Request for Qualifications for Service Areas 2, 3 and 24

Available now

2018/2019 Highway Maintenance Agreements for Service Areas 4, 9, 12, 15 and 27 - Request for Qualifications #HM-R6-RFQ2

Available on BC Bid (closes February 19, 2018)
Highway Maintenance Agreement for Service Area 2 - Request for Proposals #HM-R6-SA02 Available on BC Bid (closes March 20, 2018)
Highway Maintenance Agreement for Service Area 24 - Request for Proposals #HM-R6-SA24 Available on BC Bid (closes March 21, 2018)
Highway Maintenance Agreement for Service Area 3 - Request for Proposals #HM-R6-SA03 Available on BC Bid (closes March 22, 2018)
Request for proposals issued for each of Service Areas 4, 9, 12, 15 and 27 Early Spring 2018
Request for qualifications issued for Service Areas 5, 6, 8, 13, 23 and 26 Early Spring 2018
Request for qualifications issued for Service Areas 7, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22 Spring 2018
Request for qualifications issued for Service Areas 21 and 28 Early Summer 2018
Request for qualifications issued for Service Areas 1 and 25 Summer 2018

 

Learn more about highway maintenance in British Columbia and the 2018/2018 Highway Maintenance Agreements:

 

 

 

RFP - Highway Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session

This is a recording of the January 19, 2018 presentation, held 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST, for our Request For Proposals Highway Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session. PLEASE NOTE: The Data Room video referenced at 44:50 is for qualified proponents only.

 

 

RFQ - Highway Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session

This is a recording of the September 11, 2017 presentation, held 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST, for our Request For Qualifications Highway Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session.

 

Check the current agreements to find out when the remaining contracts expire: