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Basic Information

Reference Number


Issuing Organization

City of Calgary

Solicitation Type

RFP - Request for Proposal (Formal)

Solicitation Number



Advertising on Calgary Transit Vehicles, Stations, Platforms and CPA Parkades

Source ID




Canada, Alberta, Calgary and Area

Purchase Type

Duration: 10 years
Option: 1 additional 5 years term



2018-12-24 11:31 MST

Question Acceptance Deadline

2019-06-14 16:00 MDT

Questions are submitted online


Closing Date

2019-06-28 16:00 MDT

Contact Information

Nelson F Garcia




The City of Calgary wants to secure a reliable source of revenue through sale of advertising on City owned and managed properties such as Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations, Calgary Transit (CT) various types of vehicles and Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) parkades and surface lots to be arranged by the successful proponent under this RFP who will also install and maintain the advertising display units and materials at its cost. The advertising space from which the advertising revenue will be shared by the successful proponent and The City will be on vehicles, stations and platforms, bus loops and terminals, and parking lots.  The location of advertising display units and materials may be subject to approval.  There are three (3) schedules:

  1. CT Vehicles - Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs), buses and community shuttles)
  2. LRT Stations and Platforms and Bus Loops and Terminals
  3. Calgary Parking Authority Parkades, Surface Lots and Impound Lot.

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Bid Submission Process

Bid Submission Type

Electronic Bid Submission


In attached document

Bid Documents List
Item Name Description Mandatory
Bid Documents Documents defining the proposal Yes
Additional Bidding Instructions

Proposals must be submitted in response to the specific corresponding opportunity electronically on the MERX portal online at: www.calgary.merx.com

Proponent Questions must be submitted to The City on or before the Deadline for Questions by using the “Q & A Tab” in the MERX online system located at www.calgary.merx.com

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