CRD Announces Shortlist for Design-Build of Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility Upgrade

Mar 27, 2015

Victoria, BC– Three qualified teams (Contractor/Consultant) have been shortlisted to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the competitive selection process to complete the Design and Build Phases of the Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility Upgrade.

The Japan Gulch Disinfection Facility is one of the facilities that provide 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. The Capital Regional District (CRD) has assessed options and elected to proceed with a conversion from a gaseous system to a bulk-liquid system. This will improve health and safety issues at the facility, as well as provide for improved control over the treatment of the water supply to the Greater Victoria Water Supply, which in turn will provide improved water quality to the consumer.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) closed on February 20, 2015 and the following three teams were selected to move forward:

  • Bird Construction Inc. and Tetra Tech                                          
  • Knappett Projects Inc. and Associated Engineering               
  • TriTech Group Ltd. and Stantec Consulting                                

 The RFP will be issued in May 2015 and proposals will be accepted until July 2015. The CRD expects to select a preferred proponent by October 2015. It is anticipated that the design of the upgrade to this facility will commence in the fall of 2015, with construction occurring in 2016 and 2017.

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 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, Senior Manager, Infrastructure Engineering and Operations
CRD Integrated Water Services
Tel: 250.474.9662
Cell: 250.217.0970