Request for Qualifications Released for the Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility Upgrade Project

Jan 19, 2015

Victoria, BC – The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design-build of the Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility Upgrade was issued today. The RFQ asks contractor consultant consortiums to provide submissions outlining their expertise in designing and constructing water treatment process projects, to potentially be considered for selection. The project will replace aging infrastructure, allowing the Capital Regional District (CRD) to achieve better control over the secondary disinfection process while improving safety for the public and operations staff.

The Japan Gulch Gulch Disinfection Facility is one of the facilities that provides drinking water treatment for the Regional Water Supply System serving Greater Victoria. Disinfection is achieved through a combination of ultraviolet disinfection and chloramination. The existing chlorine and ammonia gas systems have reached the end of their service life and are not considered to have adequate safety provisions in place to remain a viable long-term solution. To address these concerns, the CRD has assessed options and elected to proceed with a conversion from a gaseous system to a bulk-liquid system. 

The total project budget has been set at $9.0 million, which has been approved by the Regional Water Supply Commission. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2016.

The RFQ will lead to the CRD shortlisting three design-build teams to proceed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase. The subsequent RFP will be issued to the shortlisted teams in spring 2015 before selection of the proponent to undertake the design-build component of the project. The newly upgraded Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility will ensure water quality standards as required by the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines and Island Health will be met.

To access the RFQ, please visit and select About the CRD - Contracts & RFPs.

The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.



For media inquiries, please contact:
Peter Sparanese, P.Eng , Senior Manager, Infrastructure Engineering & Operations
CRD Integrated Water Services
Tel: 250.474.9662
Cell: 250.217.0970