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Development of an Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy




Development of an Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy


Request for Proposals


The City is one of the fastest growing Cities in the Lower Mainland BC and is expected to surpass the population in the City of Vancouver as the largest City in British Columbia by 2041. This growth will place significant pressure on the City’s transportation network. Maintaining a safe, responsive, efficient and multi-modal transportation system is critical to managing congestion, supporting sustainable economic development and enhancing livability of the City. Surrey is a leader in adopting ITS technologies and facilitating technological innovations as we recognize that it is a cost-effective way to better utilize our infrastructure and help address mobility needs and priorities.

The City’s Transportation Strategic Plan (TSP) identifies that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are one of the most powerful tools that could be implemented to achieve City’s mobility and road safety goals. Over the last several years, based on the ITS strategic goals and objectives identified in the City’s TSP, the City has invested significant amount of resources in implementing a series of innovative ITS projects including establishing a leading-edge Traffic Management Centre (TMC), Implementation of Advance Traffic Management and Traveller Information systems (ATIS) and piloting Adaptive Traffic Signal Control on one of the arterial corridors. These measures have contributed to the City’s road safety and mobility goals. However, rapid changes in the capabilities of technology, data collection and management, business models, and public expectations require long-term strategic planning to better manage ITS projects and programs in the future. The City needs an ITS Strategy that provides a vision with short and long-term guidance to prioritize investments to best achieve the City’s road safety and mobility goals.


The goal of the Strategy is to articulate and document a long-range vision that ITS can play in achieving a safe, responsive, efficient and multi-modal transportation system identified in the TSP. The Strategy will identify short, medium and long-range targets and an action plan set for 10 years. Though the ITS Strategy will be a stand-alone document, it will align and reinforce the new TSP and will be embedded within the new TSP. The new ITS Strategy will be a daily reference that guides decision making for all transportation stakeholders in general and, the Traffic Management Section in particular, for the planning and implementation of future ITS-related projects.


The scope of the project includes the following tasks:

1. Develop ITS vision and, goals and objectives

2. Review the inventory of the City’s existing ITS infrastructure/systems (which will be provided by the City) and existing and planned ITS projects by other stakeholders (such as MOIT, TransLink and other municipalities) and create a summary document.

3. Research emerging technologies and trends including, Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Communication technologies including Fibre Optics, Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) and 5G, Data Warehousing and Analytics, Crowd-Sourced traffic data, Big Data, Open Data and Predictive Technology and prepare a summary document of applicable technologies in Surrey’s context.

4. Identify improvements/upgrades to the existing ITS infrastructure/systems based on the work completed in Task 3 along with concept level cost estimates

5. Develop a list of new projects/programs based on the work completed in Task 3 that could be implemented in Surrey’s context along with concept level cost estimates

6. Identify opportunities for coordination and integration of the identified improvements/upgrades to the existing ITS infrastructure/systems and the new projects/programs with internal and external stakeholders such as MoTI, TransLink and other municipalities

7. Develop two separate prioritization criteria for the improvements/upgrades for the existing ITS infrastructure identified under Task 4 and for the proposed projects/programs identified under Task 5 and prioritize these projects based on best value for investments

8. Conduct Market research and develop selection criteria for available ITS products and applications that can be used for the selection of appropriate products/applications for the proposed upgrades to the existing ITS systems/infrastructure and recommended new projects/programs.

9. Develop outcome-based performance indicators for both the existing systems and proposed systems

10. Develop a deployment plan and a list of recommended short, medium and long-term projects/programs

11. Identify potential funding opportunities, partnerships and revenue models

12. Prepare draft and final reports

RFP Documents for download:
Development of an Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy (.pdf)
Schedule C - Form of Proposal (.doc)

Addendum No. 1 (.pdf)  - Revised Closing
Issue Date: March 11, 2020

Addendum No. 2 (.pdf) - Revised Closing
Issue Date: March 18, 2020

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

All Inquiries related to this RFP should be directed in writing to the person named below

Closing Date:

March 31, 2020 - 3:00pm


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



Awarded to:

Parsons Inc.


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