Friday, April 01, 2016

Nanaimo - Vancouver Passenger Ferry EOI Issued

 EOI Ferry Service
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Passenger ferry service operators invited to submit
Expression of Interest 

The City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Port Authority have issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to seek an operator of a passenger ferry service between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver.  The two parties, in conjunction with Snuneymuxw First Nation view the operation of a high speed passenger ferry  service between the two cities as a catalyst that will diversify and grow the local economy.

The EOI is viewed as an open and transparent approach to gauge interest from the private sector. Results of the EOI will form the basis of future negotiations and is an important step in establishing the service.

The EOI has been distributed to the marine industry and posted on the City and NPA websites and is open for submissions until May 31/16 at 2:00 pm.

"The development of this Expression of Interest through the combined efforts of the Nanaimo Port Authority,  the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the City of Nanaimo is a critical step in securing a foot ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. And as importantly is the new found working relationship between the three parties responsible for building a better Nanaimo together."  -  Councillor Bill Bestwick 

"We look forward to working in true partnership with the Nanaimo Port Authority and the City in a manner that respects our Treaty and Title and Rights, demonstrates how we are working together in new ways consistent with the goal of true reconciliation, and achieves something to the benefit of the entire region."  -  Doug White III Kwulasultun Acting Chief Snuneymuxw First Nation 


1 comment:

  1. This is a very short submission time period that IMHO will be seen as a biased benefit for those already gearing up to apply. For most 'outsider' applicants, a serious EOI could take 3-4 months, does anyone else see this as a home team advantage?


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