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Posted: June 19, 2020, 10:19 am

Lower Nipit Irrigation District – Engineering Assessment and Acquisition Plan

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Lower Nipit Irrigation District – Engineering Assessment and Acquisition Plan

Request for Proposals


The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is requesting submission of Proposals from qualified Proponents to complete an assessment and acquisition plan for the Lower Nipit Irrigation District. The Final Report will provide an analysis of Existing Infrastructure, Required Upgrades, Financial Records, Liabilities and Assets, and Staff Capacity Impact.

The acquisition plan section of the report will provide a financial plan to show expected costs for infrastructure upgrades and for operating the system, a transition plan addressing staffing requirements and service levels, and a plan for public review and community engagement. The RDOS has developed utility acquisition policy, which will provide an outline for the general scope of work.

The finished project will give the Regional District a comprehensive assessment of the existing utility and a plan to assume its operations with minimal disruptions to service along with a phased plan for required upgrades, and a rate structure that will allow the Regional District to manage the utility in a safe and responsible manner.

The following material is available as attachments to this RFP document to assist in the preparation of Proposals:

  • 1938 Air Photo of Twin Lakes Area
  • October 2013, Mitigation for the Drought/Flood of the Twin Lakes Waterway, prepared by LNID
  • June 2019, Twin Lakes Flood Response Feasibility Study, prepared by Ecora Engineering & Resource Group and Dobson Engineering.
  • June 2019, Park Rill Flood Response Feasibility Study, prepared by Ecora Engineering & Resource Group and Dobson Engineering.
  • 1930 Historical Map showing Twin Lakes Draining to Park Rill Creek

To receive these documents and reports, please email Darcy Kirkpatrick at

Submission of Proposals
Proposals may be submitted by email and/or hardcopy until the Closing Time specified. It is the Proponent’s sole responsibility to ensure its Proposal is received at the address or email set out above by the Closing Time. If submitting by hardcopy please enclose three (3) hard copies and an electronic copy on a memory stick.

The Proposals and their envelopes should be clearly marked with the name and address of the Proponent, the RFP program title, and be addressed to the following:

Liisa Bloomfield, Manager of Engineering
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
101 Martin Street

Penticton, B.C. V2A 5J9


Proposals must be received on or before the Closing Time of:
Time: 2:00 PM local time
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

All inquiries related to this RFP are to be directed, in writing, to Liisa Bloomfield at the following email: Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon. Inquiries and responses will be recorded and may be distributed through an addendum at the Regional District’s option.

Any questions regarding this RFP must be submitted at least five (5) working days prior to the Closing Date. Any questions submitted after this date may not be answered.

Location: Penticton
Opportunity Type: Request for Proposals
Professional Categories: Engineering & Applied Science
Expires: July 15, 2020, 2:00 pm
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