Project Information
Project name: Canada: Energy Services Acquisitions Program
Project description:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is to award a contract to Ever-Green Energy to prepare and evaluate the procurement of the ESAP for the National Capital Region (NCR).

However, other interested suppliers may submit statement of capabilities for the $1.98m contract by December 9.

PSPC owns and operates six Central Heating and Cooling Plants (CHCP) that provide heating and/or cooling for more than 80 buildings in the NCR which make up two million rentable square meters of office space. Heating and cooling is distributed through five networks made up of 40km of pipeline, most of which are contained in 12km of tunnels.

The department’s strategy is to seek a solution that is cleaner, greener and more cost-effective through an innovative business arrangement. The preferred method for implementing ESAP is for a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the district energy systems, which consist of the CHCP and their associated distribution networks.

The private partner will carry out the conversion of existing infrastructure to modernize the system while contributing to the government’s sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction objectives.  
This advisory contract will establish the parameters of the solicitation for the eventual P3 agreement.

The RFQ and RFP processes for the P3 contract are to be completed by July 2018 with a private partner selected by February 2019.

Minnesota-based Ever-Green Energy has been selected as the pre-identified supplier due its role in a similar project in St Paul. PwC was awarded a P3 advisory services contract for the same scheme in 2012.

Related Headlines

1 December 2016 - Canada preps energy P3

Type: PPP
Sector: Energy
Region: Canada
Current status: In Planning - 01/12/2016
Contract Terms
Capital value: $1.98m
Public Sector Procuror Details
Authority/Commssioning body: Government of Canada
Public sector contact: Amélie Hamann
11 Laurier Street, Building Portage III
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5

This page was last updated on:
1 December 2016.


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