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Supply and Delivery of Firefighter PPE, Accessories and Services




Supply and Delivery of Firefighter PPE, Accessories and Services


Request for Applications for Standing Offer Agreements

The objective of this RFA-SOA is to select an Applicant or Applicants who can supply and deliver firefighter personal protective equipment (the “Goods”), including, warranty services, training, customer service support and other value-added parts and services.

This RFA-SOA includes market engagement, technical assessments, cost information and practical user trials (estimated at 4-6 months).  Collaboration is absolutely key in promoting and improving firefighter safety.  Implementation of this sourcing initiative is intended to address the following key objectives:

  • Ensure continued maximum protection for SFS firefighters;
  • To consolidate and standardize the provision of Goods and Services;
  • To achieve economies of scale and best value by collaborating with the marketplace; and
  • Enable a review of Goods requirements in the long term.

The following standards in their active versions on the date of this RFA-SOA are to form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein: NFPA 1500-2018, NFPA 1851-2014, NFPA 1971- 2018.

In addition, all Goods offered are to meet all federal, provincial and municipal laws, regulations and standards that may exist but are not specifically stated within this RFA-SOA.

The Respondent is to certify that the garments proposed in its Response meet or exceed all requirements of NFPA 1971.

RFA-SOA Document for download: 
Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (.pdf)
Schedule B - Application for a Standing Offer Agreement (.doc)

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 RFA-SOA should be directed in writing to the person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Applications on or before September 12, 2019


Richard D. Oppelt
Manager, Procurement Services
Finance Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274


Submissions under review.




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