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Request for Quotations

Reference No. 1220-20-528-2019

Supply and installation of a new compressor and SCBA compressed air, cascade filling station system.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue currently has in place, a 4500psi compressor, three (3) 5000psi storage tanks and three (3) 4500psi storage tanks, plumbed into an automatic cascade system of three banks of two cylinders each, as well as a two-cylinder SCBA fill station, rated to fill 2216psi and 4500psi. An additional 4500psi whip was added to allow filling of SCUBA style cylinders outside the blast chamber.

The District of Port Hardy on behalf of Port Hardy Fire Rescue is requesting submissions for the supply, delivery and install to the District of Port Hardy Fire Hall #1 8890 Central Avenue Port Hardy, BC, for: A new compressor and SCBA compressed air, cascade filling station system.

Supply and Install:

  • A new 6000psi compressor.
  • Six (6) new 6000psi storage cylinders to be used in a cascade system.
  • A two (2) cylinder blast chamber fill station, capable of 2216psi and 4500psi filling, able to hold both standard sized SCBA cylinders and standard “aluminum S80” SCUBA cylinders, with standard SCUBA yoke connectors and SCBA connectors. This fill station would be used in tandem with the current fill station currently in operation.
  • Delivery and installation costs.


The District is open to suggestion or recommendation from suppliers and technicians in regard to other options that may reduce costs and/or increase efficiency of the system, such as reusing current components, as long as there is no added risk to operability or safety. For example, adding the current 5000psi and 4500psi storage cylinders to the system to increase the cascade capacity. Adding any optional suggestions such as this to the quote will be taken into consideration with the entirety of the quote provided.

This is a Request for Quotations only. By requesting quotations, the District of Port Hardy does not intend to enter into, and shall not be considered to have entered into, contractual relations upon the submission of a quotation by any person and no “Contract A” shall be formed between the District of Port Hardy any supplier upon the submission of a quotation. Without limiting the foregoing, the District shall not be obligated in any manner whatsoever to any supplier until a written agreement for the performance of the work herein contemplated has been duly executed.

Quotations will be evaluated based on, price and other factors, as determined by the District of Port Hardy’s purchasing policy.



Quotations must be submitted by email to general@porthardy.ca with the subject: ‘Request for Quotations Reference No. 1220-20-528-2019’ or in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with suppliers name and above project name and description and received by 2:00 p.m. (local time) Friday June 7, 2019:

District of Port Hardy, Municipal Hall

7360 Columbia Street

PO Box 68

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0


For more information please contact:


Brent Borg, Fire Chief

District of Port Hardy


Director of REcreation & Community Services

The District of Port Hardy is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Recreation & Community Services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director is a key member of the District leadership team and will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the Recreation & Community Services Department along with providing support to community service groups. The Director will have a strong understanding of recreation operations, facility maintenance and programming. This position requires the ability to hold others accountable in a manner that supports personal development and grows a positive work culture.


Applications will be welcomed until June 12, 2019. Please forward your detailed resume, with cover letter, that reflects your knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position to: Allison McCarrick, Chief Administrative Officer District of Port Hardy, PO Box 68, 7360 Columbia Street, Port Hardy, BC, V0N2P0 or email: alli@porthardy.ca with the subject line: Director of Recreation & Community Services.


Please visit the link below for full job positing and description:




Aquatic Lifeguards and Instructors

The District of Port Hardy is currently recruiting for Aquatic Lifeguards and Instructors to join our team of professionals in the Recreation Department; Port Hardy Swimming Pool.

Reporting to the Aquatic Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading aquatic programs for all age ranges, ensuring the safety of patrons participating in public swim programs and dry land sessions, and perform custodial duties relative to the aquatic facility.

Successful candidates will have grade 10 and sound knowledge of the theory and practice of lifesaving, artificial respiration and first aid; teaching methods, including group leadership techniques emphasizing instruction in water safety and aquatic skills.

To be considered for positions, candidates should have the following valid and current certifications/licenses. Please include with your application.

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • National Lifeguard Pool Certificate
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR Level ‘C’
  • AED Certification

Should you not meet the above requirements we are willing to provide education and training to interested applicants.

The CUPE rate of pay for this unionized position is $17.20 – $21.34 per hour (2019), plus 8.6% in lieu of benefits.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career, please email Melinda Dennison melinda@porthardy.ca  to apply.

The closing date is until positions are filled.