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Urban Forest Management Strategy (Re-Post)




Urban Forest Management Strategy (Re-Post)


Request for Expressions of Interest and Statements of Qualifications


The City is seeking Submissions to pre-qualify interested Respondents to provide professional services to develop an Urban Forest Management Strategy (“the Strategy”) for the City.

The City’s urban forests include individual trees, groups of trees and natural areas across a range of urban land uses, on both public and private property. This new Strategy will integrate existing policy, strategies and plans to provide a clear direction for the management of the City’s urban forest


The successful Respondent will deliver a Strategy that defines a sustainable and equitable urban forest that benefits all residents in the City.  The Strategy will identify a vision and management objectives for the City’s urban forest, with a strategic action plan identifying short, medium, and long-term goals.

The Strategy will be delivered in two phases.  An interim report and presentation to the City’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee is required at the end of Phase I.  The development of the final Strategy in Phase II will be guided by the recommendations provided in the Phase I report.


The Respondent’s team should consist of professionals with the following backgrounds:
(a)          Urban Forest Management;
(b)          Urban Forest Policy;
(c)           Arboriculture;
(d)          Landscape Architecture
(e)          Transportation Planning; and
(e)          Urban Planning.
Members of the Respondent’s team should be in good standing with their respective professional associations where appropriate (e.g. BC Society of Landscape Architects).

RFEOI/SOQ  Document for download: 
Urban Forest Management Strategy (.pdf - Re-Post)
Urban Forest Management Strategy (.pdf)
Schedule B - Form of Quotation (.doc)

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFEOI/SOQ, the City Representative 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 RFEOI/SOQ.  No amendment of any kind to the RFEOI/SOQ is effective unless it is posted in a formal written addendum on the City Website.  Upon submitting a Submission, Respondents will be deemed to have received notice of all addenda that are posted on the City Website.

All inquiries related to this request for RFEOI/SOQ should be directed in writing to the contact person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Applications on or before March 12, 2020


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


Shortlisted have been notified.




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