The City of Calgary has issued a Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number 17-1750) for the supply and delivery of up to forty (40) buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The new buses will join Calgary Transit, the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city.
The first prototype must be accepted by the City with confirmed approval in writing prior to the delivery of remaining vehicles as follows: the first eight (8) buses to be delivered by 2018 year end, the remaining balance of the initial order quantity of up to forty (40) to be delivered by 2019 March.
The total quantity of buses over the life of the contract are estimated to be approximately 420 to 460 buses. These quantities are estimates only, the actual quantities may vary and be more or less as per RFP document.
Option: Initial two (2) year, option to renew up to four (4) additional two (2), potential ten (10) years.
Closing Date: 2018-02-27 16:00 MST
The RfP marks the city’s transition from a predominantly diesel fleet to alternative fuels, seeking vehicles that are more environmentally friendly and more economical – natural gas addresses both goals.
Furthermore, the City has plans to utilise renewable natural gas, thereby making the buses the cleanest environmental choice from all available fuels.
Calgary CNG Transit Facility
Construction continues on the new Stoney Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Storage and Transit Facility in north-central Calgary. The new facility is located in the Stoney Industrial Area at 12620 – 15 Street N.E. and is anticipated to be completed by early 2019.
The 44,300 square metre facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Calgary Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses as well as diesel buses that are currently stored outside the City’s other bus garages. It will be capable of housing a minimum of 424 buses, 36 maintenance bays, two steam bays, on-site compressed natural gas fuelling infrastructure, and associated staff facilities. It will also support diesel bus operations, recognizing the transition period needed to introduce CNG buses into Transit’s fleet.
Source: City of Calgary and Calgary Transit