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Stand-up Paddleboarding, Kayaking Lessons and Equipment Rentals at Blackie Spit




Stand-up Paddleboarding, Kayaking Lessons and Equipment Rentals at Blackie Spit


Request for Proposals


The City of Surrey (“City”) is inviting interested and qualified Proponents to submit a Proposal to manage and operate a Stand-Up Paddleboard and Kayak Operation at Blackie Spit and Crescent Beach. It is anticipated that this service will be operated on a seasonal basis at the proposed beach location(s).

The City, through this competitive process, seeks an experienced firm who has been successful in operating and administering Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Operations.

The submission shall include but are not limited to conceptual design for a seasonal Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Operation, including seasonal duration, hours of operation, scope of services offered, fees, experience and qualifications, and compliance to all laws and regulations.


The Proponents should meet and submit compliance with the following agencies:

  • Paddle Canada (e.g. operator and instructor qualifications and certifications, student to instructor ratio guidelines)
  • Canada Coast Guard, City of Surrey Fire Rescue and City of Surrey Parks Division (e.g. approval of a Water Safety Plan)
  • City of Surrey (e.g.  risk management and insurance requirements, applicable licenses and permits, etc.)

The Proponent should provide the following preferred Services:
(a) Equipment rental
(b) All labour, material and equipment
(c) Ability to obtain all necessary permit, licenses and credentials for compliance to the described services and operation on such site.

As part of the proposal package the Proponent should include a written patron safety orientation plan that will be covered with each rental patron.

RFP documents for download:
Stand-up Paddleboarding, Kayaking Lessons and Equipment Rentals at Blackie Spit (.pdf)
Schedule C - Form of Proposal (.doc)

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 Request for Proposal ("RFP") should be directed in writing to the contact person named below.

Closing Date:

July 9, 2020 - 3:00 pm (Local Time)


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



Awarded to:

Sea to Sky Adventure Company Incorporated

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