EPRO2022-019 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines

Apr 1, 2022, 02:30 PM
Project manager:
Matt Greeno
Contact person:
Matt Greeno
Project manager phone:
(250) 360-3142
Contact person phone:
(250) 360-3142
Project ID:
Apr 1, 2022, 02:30 PM
Apr 21, 2022, 04:00 PM
Approx. Time Left:
Environmental Protection, Climate Action Program
Project Status:
Tender Type:
Request for Proposal

Awarded to:
Watt Consulting Group

Project Description:


The Capital Regional District (CRD), hereinafter referred to as the "CRD", invites Proposals for the creation of Public Electric Vehicle Charging guidelines and discrete communication materials to help better enable information sharing with private sector players.

Proponents may be awarded additional follow-on work without a further competition.

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



The capital region of British Columbia has experienced record breaking Electric Vehicle (EV) sales over the past several years and has a range of policies and plans in place to support EV adoption. However, to achieve a regional EV goal of 25% of all light duty vehicles by 2030, additional charging infrastructure will be required.

Although charging at home in a garage or driveway will remain the most convenient option for EV owners, not all will be able to plug in at home. Investment in public charging, including DCFC on the go, and Level 2 chargers in neighbourhoods, workplaces, and commercial locations is critical to ensuring equitable access to charging. The 2021 EV Infrastructure Roadmap (the Roadmap) estimates that 770 new public Level 2 ports and 132 new DCFC ports will be required by 2030 to accelerate adoption toward the regional EV adoption goal.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) intends to support these investments with a new EV coordination program. While local governments have been leaders in installing and operating the public charging network to date, we will need to mobilize the private sector in providing public charging if we are to achieve our target. To that end, the Roadmap identified that the CRD should develop locally relevant resources and technical standards to address information gaps, encourage consistency and network optimization among the private sector in the region. Building on these recommendations, this project will work in collaboration with local municipalities to create and disseminate guidelines and discrete communication materials to help better enable information sharing with private sector players.

The CRD would also like to use this as an opportunity to update our guidance to municipalities as found in the 2018 Capital Region Local Government Electric Vehicle (EV) + Electric Bike (E-Bike) Infrastructure Planning Guide (the Planning Guide).


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:

"EPRO2022-019 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines - Technical Proposal submission
"EPRO2022-019 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines - Financial Proposal submission

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

April 21, 2022
4:00 pm [PST]

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