Vimar Equipment Ltd.

Closing Date

August 8, 2019

Revised October 1, 2020


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

Request for Quotations

General Description
The intent of this specification is to provide for the purchase of one (1) 2019/2020 model year new and  unused single engine combination sewer and catch basin cleaner on CNG fueled chassis used for removing all debris commonly found in storm basins and leads and/or sanitary sewer lines and manhole structures using a front mounted operating station. The unit shall consist of a centrifugal compressor vacuum system, a hydraulically driven high-pressure water pump, an enclosed sealed body for storage of collected debris and equipped with a self-contained water supply as the source for the water pump system. The unit shall have the capability of operating both vacuum and water system simultaneously at full operating speeds continuously. The Centrifugal Compressor system shall be powered by a hydrostatic drive system.

It is to have a standard road package that meets all legal requirements for operation on public roadways, including the BC Motor Vehicle Act, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Work Safe BC Regulations, and to be built in accordance with SAE standards.  The vehicle shall be delivered with a current Commercial Vehicle inspection certificate.

Specification of Goods
The City’s requirements are outlined in Schedule A-1 – Preferred Technical Specifications.
The Services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supply and delivery of the vehicle as identified in the specifications;
  • Provision of local dealer warranty service and replacement parts at no cost to the City at a local dealer preferably in the Surrey area; and
  • Provision of post-delivery services and parts availability at a local dealer, preferably in the Surrey area.

Quality Requirement

The vehicle should be manufactured by a company with a registered quality standard no less than ISO 9001.

RFQ document for download:
Supply and Delivery of One Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner Truck (.pdf)
Schedule B - Form of Quotation (.doc)

Addendum No. 1 (.pdf)
Issue Date: July 30, 2019

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFQ, 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 RFQ.  It is the responsibility of Contractors to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda.  The only way this RFQ 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 RFQ or may be relied upon by any Contractor.  By delivery of a Quotation, the Contractor is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFQ, including any and all addenda.

All inquiries related to this Request for Quotation ("RFQ") should be directed in writing to the contact person named above.