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District Energy Expert External Rate Review Panel





District Energy Expert External Rate Review Panel


Request for Expressions of Interest

The City of Surrey is developing a district energy utility that will deliver thermal energy to new and existing buildings within the City Centre area. The utility will operate as a business unit of the Engineering Department under the brand name, Surrey City Energy (SCE).

An external rate review panel is being established to assist Council in the oversight of SCE’s rates and rate structure.

Project Objective:
The panel will be comprised of up to 4 members that are appointed by Council. Council will appoint one member as the Chair. The panel will provide objective, expert advice to the City regarding SCE utility rate structure and rates consistent with the rate-setting principles articulated in Schedule B, District Energy (DE) Rate-Setting Policy.

RFEOI Document for download: 
District Energy Expert External Rate Review Panel (.pdf)

Addendum No. 1 (.pdf) - REVISED CLOSING
Issue Date:  May 5, 2014

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFEOI/SOQ, 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 RFEOI/SOQ. It is the responsibility of Respondents to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda. The only way this RFEOI/SOQ may be added to, or amended in any way, is by a formal written addendum. No other communication, whether written or oral, from any person will affect or modify the terms of this RFEOI/SOQ or may be relied upon by any Respondent. By delivery of a Submission, Respondent is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFEOI/SOQ including, any and all addenda.

All inquiries related to this RFEOI/SOQ should be directed in writing to the person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Submissions on or before May 13, 2014.


Richard D. Oppelt
Purchasing Manager
Finance & Technology Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274

Status: Shortlisted have been contacted.









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