We anticipate purchasing about $62 million from local suppliers during construction and about $3.5 million from local suppliers annually during operation.
We have a local-first approach to employment, contracting and purchasing. The Project will be divided into different lots or packages with individual contracting approaches in order to secure needed partners and support local participation.
Our three-stage procurement process will fairly evaluate the products and services offered by contractors using a threshold system that favours safe, stable, and local and Indigenous-owned and run businesses and ventures.
STEP 1: Prequalification – Happening Now!
Potential contractors are invited to provide basic information on their services or products through the Vendor Information Form found on our website. This information will help vendors outline their offerings and their ability to deliver safely, efficiently, and reliably.
STEP 2: Request for Information
Potential contractors will provide preliminary company, technical, safety and financial information and then be short-listed using a threshold scoring system.
STEP 3: Request for Proposal
Vopak will issue a Request for Proposal which will cover the detailed approach to the
work, as well as the pricing offered, and qualified contractors will respond.
A Career With Vopak
We anticipate hiring 39 workers during the 50 years or more this facility will be in operation. And we want those workers to come from the area. A local training and employment program will be developed, including operator training through Coast Mountain College.
If you have a procurement question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vopak invites interested suppliers and contractors to fill out a vendor information form. We will review submitted forms and will keep it on file for consideration for future work based on the capabilities of the respective vendor.