CANADA – FOOT PASSENGER FERRY SERVICE
Mon, 18 April 2016
Request for expression of interest (EOI) for delivery of high-speed foot passenger ferry service alone one of Canada's busiest ferry routes.
The purpose of this EOI is to gauge interest from the private sector and solicit solutions from Passenger Ferry operators who wish to establish a high speed, frequent and reliable year round passenger ferry service between two large coastal Canadian municipalities. This service does not currently exist.
At this point in time, the Parties are looking for operators to register their interest in the project and to provide sufficient background information to enable preferred proponents to be identified. The Parties are interested in receiving EOIs from firms who have a proven track record of operating a high speed passenger only ferry service. There is a strong desire by the Parties to begin operations as soon as possible.
The route in question is currently serviced by a roll-on-roll off vehicle ferry service, with crossings offered an average of 24 times per day. The crossing is 30 nautical miles.