Request For Proposal





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May 25, 2021

Questions & Answers

May 25, 2021


All enquiries regarding the RFP must be addressed to:

Donabella Bersabal, Contracting Specialist


All enquiries must be made in writing and are to be directed only to the above contact person. In-person or telephone enquiries are not permitted. Any communication from potential Proponents to City staff other than the contact person regarding the content of this RFP may lead to disqualification of the Proponent from this RFP process, at the City’s sole discretion.






[Please specify proposal document number, proposal title and purchasing agent's name when sending email.]

Questions will be accepted, and answers posted, ONLY IF they are submitted in writing five working days prior to the bid closing date

Deadline for Enquiries: May 20, 2021


3:00:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Thursday, May 27, 2021

All references to time in the RFP are references to the time in the City of Vancouver, as indicated in the electronic timestamp the Proposal receives upon delivery to the email address specified herein, which is in turn synchronized to Network Time Protocol (NTP) provided by the National Research Council of Canada adjusted to local Pacific Time Zone.



Proponents should submit their Proposals on or before the time and date specified in the bottom row of the table in Section 2.1 (the “Closing Time”).

Each Proponent should submit its Proposal by email in accordance with the following:

Subject of the file to be: PS# - Title – Vendor name.

Document format for submissions:
-RFP in PDF format – 1 combined PDF file,
-Appendix 3 (pricing tab) in Excel format, and;
-Any other attachments if necessary

Zip the files to reduce the size or email separately if needed.

Send your submissions to do not deliver a physical copy to the City of Vancouver.

Submitting the files via Drop box, FTP, or similar programs, is not acceptable.

Due to cybersecurity concerns, the City of Vancouver will quarantine any inbound email with attachments not in PDF or Microsoft Office formats which will result in non-delivery to Supply Chain Management and will be deemed not submitted. Non-compliant file formats will be detected and quarantined even if they are compressed, zipped, renamed, and include password protected zipped files.

The maximum number of attachments allowed in an email message is 250 attachments.

The maximum size limit for an email message, including all attachments, is 20MB per message.

To be considered by the City, a Proposal must be submitted in the form set out in (the “Form of Proposal”), completed and duly executed by the relevant Proponent.

Proposals received after the closing time may be returned unopened.

Faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Please visit our Bidding Procedures page for additional information.

General Description of Requirement

The City’s Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) seeks a controls Contractor to conduct the replacement and upgrade of end of life LonWorks control systems at 26 Energy Transfer Stations (ETS) to a BACnet based control system and to integrate each building onto the City’s enteliWEB system to enable remote monitoring/metering/alarming of each ETS. Potentially, the contractor may be engaged to provide ongoing support to help respond rapidly to control issues at connected ETS.


Information Meeting

An information meeting (the “Information Meeting”) will be held to enable Proponents to seek clarification with respect to any aspect of the RFP in a group forum.

The details are as follows:

Date:       as specified in Section 2.1
Time:       as specified in Section 2.1
Location: Webex (Note: An email with call conference details will be sent after a registration form attached as Appendix 1 of Part A is received by the Contact Person)

Potential Proponents are encouraged to read the RFP and submit any questions relating to the RFP to the Contact Person prior to the Information Meeting..

Potential Proponents interested in attending the Information Meeting should pre-register for the Information Meeting by completing and submitting the form contained in Appendix 1 to Part A by e-mail to on or before the time and date specified in Section 2.1

Deadline for submission of Information Meeting registration form (Appendix 1 to Part A)   May 6, 2021


Downloading the Document

Proponents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so will invalidate your bid.





NDA for ETS Communciations RFP





RE: Revised Commercial Proposal spreadsheet

RE: Revised Site Specific Information spreadsheet listed on Section 8.0 City-Provided Documents

Commercial Proposal


RE: Revised Commercial Proposal spreadsheet

Commercial Proposal



No addendum at this time.


Questions and Answers

Q&A No. 1 PDF 144 KB

Q&A No. 2 PDF 139 KB

Q&A No. 3 PDF 182 KB

Q&A No. 4 PDF 147 KB

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