EPRO2022-012 - Subtidal Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating

Mar 18, 2022, 10:58 AM
Project manager:
Jennifer Tyler
Contact person:
Jennifer Tyler
Project manager phone:
(250) 360-3065
Contact person phone:
(250) 360-3065
Project ID:
Mar 18, 2022, 11:00 AM
Apr 20, 2022, 12:00 PM
Approx. Time Left:
Environmental Protection
Project Status:
Tender Type:
Request for Proposal

Awarded to:
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Project Description:


The Capital Regional District (“CRD”) invites detailed proposals from consultants (the "Proponents") in strict accordance with these Proposal Documents (CRD, RFP No. 2022-012). The proposals will be evaluated for the selection of a consultant (or consultants) with the intent to negotiate to enter into a contract (the “Contract”) to provide the services described in Appendix “A”.

The Capital Regional District (CRD), hereinafter referred to as the "CRD”, invites Proposals for the Description of services required.

The District reserves the right to award in whole or in part. Proponents may be awarded additional follow-on work without a further competition.

A Contract will not necessarily result from this Request for Proposal (“RFP”).



In 1999, the Capital Regional District (CRD) contracted a consultant to conduct an ecological inventory of the subtidal zone of Esquimalt and Victoria harbours, Portage Inlet, the Gorge Waterway and Esquimalt Lagoon (available online: https://www.crd.bc.ca/VEHEAP/projects-initiatives/projects) using a towed underwater video system (Seabed Imaging and Mapping System or SIMS). Geo-positioned imagery of the seabed was collected and imagery reviewed by a geomorphologist and biologist. A system for classifying biological and physical features was used, including but not limited to substrate type, sediment class, gravel and shell content, organic material, man-made features, total vegetation cover, eelgrass, kelps, filamentous and foliose red algae, green algae and macroinvertebrates.

An ecological inventory of the backshore and intertidal zone were completed as a separate contract. Data was also used to classify and rank shorelines for their ecological value and vulnerability to development pressure. This data as well as the subtidal datasets was incorporated into the online CRD Harbour Atlas. The CRD currently has a contract issued to update the intertidal and backshore ecological inventory and ratings 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 made available to the public through the CRD Harbours Atlas. The CRD is now ready to proceed with the update to the subtidal ecological inventory and rating  of the five core area harbours. 


Closing Time & Date:

The CRD will accept electronic submissions only, please submit to Samantha Silva -  ssilva@crd.bc.ca.

Send technical and financial proposals in separate emails with subject lines as follows:

“EPRO2022-012 Subtidal Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating - Technical Proposal submission

“EPRO2022-012 Subtidal Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating - Financial Proposal submission

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

April 20, 2022
12:00 pm (noon) [PST]


List of Appendices:

Appendix “A” – Scope of Services
Appendix “B” – Form of Proposal
Appendix “C” – Evaluation Form
Appendix “D” – Practicality of Rating Subtidal Habitats & Harbours Report
Appendix “E” – Data Use Agreements
Appendix “F” – Contract for Services-Sample

Amendment #1 - posted March 25, 2022

Amendment #2 - posted April 12, 2022

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