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Tree Pruning Services




Tree Pruning Services


Request for Applications for Standing Offer Agreements


The City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, Urban Forestry section is responsible for the provision of annual tree pruning services throughout the City.  To ensure the City is receiving the best service for the best price, the City is requesting Quotations to provide annual tree pruning services.  With the volume and ages of trees and the important role they play in an urban environment, the Contractor can expect to work with the City on a daily basis.


In order to be considered, Contractors should demonstrate to the City’s satisfaction that they meet the following requirements:

  1. Are in good standing with WorkSafeBC (“WCB”);
  2. Have an approved occupational Health and Safety Plan as required by WCB;
  3. Have a thorough knowledge and an ability to apply any applicable and current American National Standard Institute standards such as ANSI A300 Tree, Shrub and other Woody Plant Maintenance-Standard Practices, Pruning; ANSI A133 Safety Requirements for Arboriculture Operations; International Society of Arboriculture Tree Pruning Guideline; International Society of Arboriculture, Best Management Practices, and Tree Pruning;
  4. Have International Society of Arboriculture (“ISA”) Certified Arborists and Certified Tree Climbers on staff supervising onsite pruning services; and
  5. Each Staff member has three (3) years of experience pruning trees of all types and varieties.
  6. The Contractor shall ensure a Certified Utility Arborist (“CUA”) will complete any pruning when the work is within the limits of approach for power lines.
  7. The Contractor should possess considerable technical skills, and knowledge, which will enable the most innovative pruning practices in arboricultural work. The City reserves the right to examine and test the Contractor’s staff pruning knowledge, at the Contractor’s cost, prior to or during the Term. A passing grade of 70% is required to prune trees.

RFA-SOA Document for download: 
Tree Pruning Services (.pdf)
Schedule B - Application for a Standing Offer Agreement (.doc)

Addendum No. 1 - REVISED CLOSING (.pdf)
Issue Date:  January 16, 2019

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFA-SOA, the City will issue a written addendum by posting it on the BC Bid Website at (the "BC Bid Website") and the City Website at (the "City Website") that will form part of this RFA-SOA. It is the responsibility of Applicants to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda. The only way this RFA-SOA may be added to, or amended in any way, is by a formal written addendum. No other communication, whether written or oral, from any person will affect or modify the terms of this RFA-SOA or may be relied upon by any Applicant. By delivery of an Application, Applicant is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFA-SOA including, any and all addenda.


All inquiries related to this request for Applications for Standing Offers ("Request") should be directed in writing to the contact person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Applications on or before January 23, 2019.


Richard D. Oppelt
Purchasing Manager
Finance Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274



1. Arbor Pro Tree Services Ltd.
2. BC Plant Health Care Inc.
3. Black Mamba Tree Service Inc.
4. Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada Limited
5. DC Tree Services Ltd.
6. Devine Arboriculture Solutions
7. Horizon Landscape Contractors Inc.
8. Scott Vegetation Management
9. Vancouver Island Tree Service Ltd.