Submissions under review

Closing Date

October 18, 2016

Revised October 9, 2020


Richard Oppelt
Purchasing Manager
Finance & Technology Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274

Request for Expressions of Interest and Statements of Qualifications


The City has a legacy CNG station in operation at its Operations Center located at 6651-148th Street, Surrey, BC.  The existing station has a single CNG dispenser and compressor that was installed in the early 90’s and is near the end of its useful life.  The City currently operates 31 light-duty CNG vehicles at the existing CNG station.  The City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.  In pursuit of this mandate, it has plans to significantly increase its CNG fleet size thereby displacing gasoline and diesel fuel use.  In addition, the City has projected additional load from 3rd party CNG fleets which would access the CNG station.  To meet this alternative fuel demand, the City is planning to demolish the existing CNG station and construct a new station on the same site with increased capacity to meet the projected load..

The City is looking to pre-qualify contractors to execute the project on a design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM) basis.


The City has completed a preliminary design study to assess the required infrastructure and siting of a new facility.  The preliminary design is based on the projected CNG fuel load growth over the next 25 years.  These projections are based on the following three different types of vehicles that will use the new station.

  • Light-Duty Dual-Fuel (Gasoline/CNG) Pickup Trucks (both City-owned and private 3rd party-owned)
  • Heavy-Duty Class 8  Bi-Fuel (Diesel/CNG) Trucks
  • Heavy-Duty Class 8  Dedicated CNG Trucks

The CNG Station will be a fast fill station that will accommodate both heavy duty and light duty fueling.  The station will be accessible 24 hrs per day; however the majority of vehicles will fill during one of two peak periods during a normal business day as follows.

  • 0730-0900 hrs
  • 1430-1600 hrs

The City has been in negotiation with FortisBC who have indicated that they can provide an unregulated gas supply of 1000 scfm (1700 Sm3/hr) @ up to 55 psig operating pressure.  Normal pressure available is approximately 50 psig but is expected to drop on cold winter days.

Given the uncertainty inherent in load projections and timing, the City would like to have a station design that is expandable wherein the station can be easily upgraded with additional equipment but without major site work.  These upgrades may include a combination of one or more of the following equipment additions.

  • One (1) 250 HP compressor
  • One (1) 3-vessel CNG gas storage assembly
  • One (1) CNG Dispenser
  • Time Fill Posts


The successful proponent will be expected to deliver the CNG station on a “turn-key” basis including but not limited to, design, engineering, project management, permitting, equipment supply, construction supervision, installation and commissioning.  The City will monitor, review, track and approve the progress of the project.

Upon completion of the installation, the successful proponent will commence with executing an operations and maintenance contract for a contracted period to be determined (i.e. 5 – 10 years).


An information meeting will be hosted by the City Representative to discuss the City’s requirements under this RFEOI/SOQ (the “Information Meeting”).  While attendance is at the discretion of Respondents, Respondents who do not attend will be deemed to have attended the Information Meeting and to have received all of the information given at the Information Meeting.  At the time of issuance of this RFEOI/SOQ a meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. (local time)

Location: Surrey Operations Works Yard (Central), 6651 – 148th Street, Surrey, British Columbia

RFEOI/SOQ Document for download: 
General Contractor Pre-Qualification for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station Design-Build-Operate and Maintain (.pdf)
Schedule B - Form of Submission (.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. It is the responsibility of Respondents to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda. The only way this RFEOI/SOQ 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 RFEOI/SOQ or may be relied upon by any Respondent. By delivery of a Submission, Respondent is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFEOI/SOQ including, any and all addenda.

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