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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Modelling for Community Climate Action Strategy Update




Greenhouse Gas Emissions Modelling for Community Climate Action Strategy Update


Request for Proposals

The City of Surrey (the “City”) is inviting Proponents to submit Proposals to undertake strategic-level modelling of how to reduce community greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions to net-zero before 2050, to support the City in developing an updated Climate Change Action Strategy (“CCAS”). As discussed in the Background section below, this project is one of several underway to support the new CCAS.

Surrey is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and is expected to surpass the population in the City of Vancouver as the most populous municipality in British Columbia around 2041. Absent strong climate policy and action, this growth will continue to generate significant growth in GHG emissions.

On March 9, 2020, the City adopted new long-term community and corporate GHG reduction targets for inclusion in the City’s Official Community Plan (“OCP”). Surrey’s 2050 GHG reduction targets are now:

  • Community: Reduce Surrey's GHG emissions from non-agricultural and non-industrial activities to net-zero before 2050; and
  • Corporate: Show corporate leadership by demonstrating best practices in climate change mitigation by reducing City of Surrey corporate GHG emissions to absolute zero before 2050.

The successful Proponent will be required to deliver draft and final versions of the following:

  1. Overview of best practice review and results to inform subsequent tasks and deliverables;
  2. Overview of current energy and GHG emissions and relevant context;
  3. Description of all modelled scenarios, findings, and their implications (including for interim GHG and sector-specific targets and indicators), via write-ups, figures, and data tables;
  4. All figures and data tables such that City staff can adapt them to meet the format and design guidelines of future reports and presentations (in Excel);
  5. Concluding discussion of overall findings and their implications;
  6. Recommendations for subsequent work to further understand (quantitatively) how the City can achieve its existing and newly proposed GHG targets, as well as any recommendations regarding subsequent action planning; and,
  7. Overview of each of the following:
    • project approach and methods;
    • model description, structure, key functions, and known limitations;
    • data sources, data assumptions, and scenario assumptions; and,
    • any ‘major uncertainties’ left unaddressed.

RFP Documents for download:
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Modelling for Community Climate Action Strategy Update (.pdf)
Schedule C - Form of Proposal (.doc)

Addendum No. 1 (.pdf)
Issue Date: April 29, 2020

Addendum No. 2 (.pdf)
Issue Date: May 4, 2020

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFP, the City Representative will issue a written addendum by posting it on the BC Bid Website at (the “BC Bid Website”) and the City Website at (the “City Website”) that will form part of this RFP.  No amendment of any kind to the RFP is effective unless it is posted in a formal written addendum on the City Website.  Upon submitting a Proposal, Proponents will be deemed to have received notice of all addenda that are posted on the City Website.

All Inquiries related to this RFP should be directed in writing to the person named below

Closing Date:

May 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm (Local Time)


Richard Oppelt
Manager, Procurement Services
Finance Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274



Awarded to:

Licker Geospatial Consulting Ltd.


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