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Report on Single Source Contracts

In general, Vancouver Airport Authority’s procurement of goods and services will be awarded following a competitive process. Exceptions to this policy may be made in the circumstances described in the list below. The persons with the appropriate signing authority will state in writing upon what grounds the exception is being made.

Reasons* for exceptions:

  1. The goods or services are of a proprietary nature or there is only one qualified supplier
  2. The urgency of a safety, security or critical operating need so requires
  3. In compliance with a product, services or equipment standardization program
  4. When the supplier has satisfactorily performed previous related services with a cost saving
  5. The supplier has been awarded a contract for a similar product or service as the result of a competitive process within the previous five years.

In keeping with our policy of being transparent, we publish the list of goods and services costing more than $135,389 ($100,000 in 2000 dollars) which were not awarded on the basis of a competitive process during 2017. The table below reports $93,694,757 in single source contracts, representing 25.8 per cent of the total goods and services purchased in 2017.

We recognize that 2017 was a big year for growth and to meet future demand we undertook key single-source contracts for the airport’s infrastructure requirements, specifically in regards to our baggage system and our new Remote Stand Operations (RSO). We awarded a number of contracts totalling $44.9 million to Vanderlande, ranging from design services to replacing all screening equipment for baggage in the international and domestic terminals to ensuring proper integration with YVR’s new high-speed baggage backbone. In addition, we partnered with Cobus to expand our fully electric airside bus fleet to support the RSO.

Aggregate Contract Value Contractor Description Multiple Year Agreement Reasons*
$38,500,000 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment Y 3
$19,988,670 Cobus Industries GmbH Airside Buses Y 3
$3,366,198 Carillion Services Inc. Baggage Handling Services Y 2
$3,023,359 Hatch Corporation Consulting Services N 5
$3,007,918 Long View Systems Corporation Project Management Office Services Y 2
$2,029,004 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment N 3
$1,404,342 Ledcor Construction Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$1,250,454 BC Communications Inc. Communication Infrastructure Y 1
$1,114,920 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment N 3
$1,100,000 Coast Industrial, Maintenance & Machine Ltd. Baggage Maintenance Services N 4
$1,048,055 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment N 3
$887,000 Seko Construction Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$767,131 Beumer Group Canada Corporation Baggage Equipment N 2
$750,000 Graham Construction and Engineering LP Construction Services N 2
$701,554 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment N 3
$652,715 Perimeter Construction Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$648,440 Perkins+Will Architects Co. Consulting Services N 2
$539,531 ADB Safegate Americas, LLC Regulator and Control Equipment N 1
$537,384 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Baggage Equipment N 3
$500,000 Eaton Crouse-Hinds Series Airfield Sign Replacement N 2
$487,978 Easy Build Structures Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$486,500 Studio One Architecture Inc. Consulting Services N 2
$447,888 USE System Engineering BV. Airfield Lighting N 1
$425,050 Graham Construction and Engineering LP Construction Services N 2
$418,367 TriNimbus Technologies Inc. Cloud Hosting Services N 1
$406,179 Fujitec Canada Inc. Elevator Installation N 3
$400,000 Thurber Engineering Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$389,460 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Consulting Services N 3
$378,000 ADB Safegate Americas, LLC Visual Guidance Docking Systems N 3
$351,112 Pacific Safety Group Inc. Safety Advisory Services N 3
$342,815 Perkins+Will Architects Co. Consulting Services N 5
$333,120 ARINC International of Canada, trC Baggage Software Support N 1
$321,010 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Consulting Services N 3
$304,605 Armtec LP. Construction Services N 3
$288,783 Jaquith Industries Inc. Construction Services N 3
$284,160 Long View Systems Corporation Project Management Support N 5
$280,667 Scheidt & Bachmann USA Inc. Parking Access Revenue Control System Equipment N 3
$268,341 AeroVironment, Inc. Charging Station Equipment N 1
$268,330 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co Airfield Lighting N 3
$265,000 InterVistas Consulting Inc. Consulting Services N 3
$260,000 Hatch Corporation Consulting Services N 2
$260,000 Long View Systems Corporation Project Management Services N 5
$255,000 Long View Systems Corporation Project Management Services N 2
$236,694 Hatch Corporation Consulting Services N 2
$221,762 Hatch Corporation Consulting Services N 5
$210,350 Kal Tire Ltd. Light-duty Fleet Maintenance N 4
$206,300 Crosstown Metal Industries Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$205,300 Guidepath Systems Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$199,680 SNC –Lavalin Inc. Consulting Services N 2
$194,000 Studio One Architecture Inc Consulting Services N 2
$189,200 Studio One Architecture Inc Consulting Services N 2
$188,711 John Bean Technologies Canada Ltd. Construction Services N 5
$186,550 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Consulting Services N 3
$181,955 Ledcor Construction Ltd Construction Services N 2
$180,000 McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Consulting Services N 3
$170,000 Thurber Engineering Ltd. Consulting Services N 2
$168,289 AE Concrete Products Inc. Construction Services N 3
$166,492 Graham Construction and Engineering LP Construction Services N 2
$162,750 Francl Architecture Consulting Services Consulting Services N 3
$159,031 Murray-Latta Progressive Machine Inc. Construction Services N 2
$150,840 Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd. Consulting Services N 5
$150,810 Vanderlande Industries Inc. Consulting Services N 3
$150,000 Koolhause Games Inc. Consulting Services N 5
$140,620 Trident Millwork & Display Industries Ltd. Construction Services N 2
$136,383 Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. Construction Services N 2