EPRO2021-011 - Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating - Intertidal and Backshore Zone

Mar 2, 2021, 09:52 AM
Project manager:
Jennifer Tyler
Contact person:
Jennifer Tyler
Project manager phone:
(250) 360-3065
Contact person phone:
(250) 360-3065
Project ID:
Mar 2, 2021, 10:00 AM
Mar 31, 2021, 12:00 PM
Approx. Time Left:
Environmental Protection
Project Status:
Tender Type:
Request for Proposal

Awarded to:
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Project Description:

Addendum #1 posted - March 16, 2021
Addendum #2 posted - March 30, 2021

The Capital Regional District (“CRD”) invites detailed proposals from consultants to conduct an intertidal and backshore Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating of the five core area harbours of the capital region.


In 1999 the Capital Regional District (CRD) contracted a consultant to conduct an ecological inventory (backshore and intertidal) of Esquimalt and Victoria harbours, Portage Inlet, the Gorge Waterway and Esquimalt Lagoon. A subtidal survey of the same harbour areas was also completed as a separate contract. This data was incorporated into the online Harbours Atlas, at the time an innovative use of new Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Data was also used to classify and rank shorelines for their ecological value and vulnerability to development pressure.

The CRD intends to update the ecological inventory (i.e. biological and physical features) and ecological ratings of the backshore, intertidal and subtidal areas of the five harbour areas in order to provide updated spatial data to meet the needs of municipal partners and community user groups. The updated data will be displayed in the CRD Harbours Atlas. In support of this, the CRD hired a consultant in 2019 to conduct a pilot study to test three remote sensing methodologies to determine the most accurate, economically efficient, and repeatable method to update the ecological inventory in the backshore and intertidal zone. Orthophotography was determined to be the most practical and economical technology. The CRD collected 4 cm resolution, 4-band Red-Green-Blue (RGB), Near Infrared (NIR) low tide, orthophoto imagery in July 2020 to be used for the updated inventory. This scope of services includes an intertidal and backshore inventory and is based on the results of the 2019 pilot study. The subtidal inventory is planned to occur in following years.

Scope of Work

Refer to RFP - Appendix A

Closing Time and Date for Submission of Proposals

The CRD will accept four copies of each proposal plus one electronic copy on a USB flash drive, in accordance with the instructions contained herein, at the following specific physical location:

Jennifer Tyler, Harbours and Watersheds Coordinator
Environmental Protection
Capital Regional District
625 Fisgard Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1R7

On or before the following date and time (the “Closing Time”):

Time:             12:00 pm (noon) local time
Date:              March 31, 2021

Proposals must not be sent by fax or email.

Additional Documents:
None specified

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