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

Maintenance contractors must make sure that the services they provide meet the specifications set out in highway maintenance agreements.

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

Current Maintenance Contract Bid Opportunities

The procurement process for maintenance of 27 of the 28 service areas throughout the province is currently underway.

A Request for Qualifications has recently closed on BC Bid that invited proponents to pre-qualify for highway maintenance service area contracts.

Interested proponents must submit a response to the Request for Qualifications in order to participate in future Request for Proposals (RFPs) through 2018 and 2019.

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.

The following anticipated timeline outlines upcoming events in the Competitive Selection Process (updated November 15, 2017):

Event Date
Qualified Respondents List published from the Request for Qualifications for Service Areas 2, 3 and 24 Early December, 2017
Request for Qualifications issued for Service Areas 9, 15 and 27 Early December, 2017
Request for Proposals issued for each of Service Areas 2, 3 and 24 Early-Mid December, 2017

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


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 Highway Maintenance Contract Procurement Information Session.


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