The application will require information including but not limited to the details outlined below. Applications will be submitted through our online application portal. Please refer to How to Apply for further guidance. The intent of the list below is to provide information in advance of the application window, so that you can start to prepare your application in advance.
Team structure and size
Derelict vessel removal
Use of specialized operators and services
End of life management
Health and safety
The first application window is now closed to new EOI/proposals.
A second window will open in 2024. Watch this page for details.
The Fund is focused on obtaining outcomes in relation to the following indicators.
Debris Management and Logistics
Applicants will be expected to coordinate with other projects on the logistics of debris removal, transportation and delivery to recycling and/or landfill facilities. This may require contracting specialized services (e.g., barge operations, helicopter, marine salvage). Applicants should identify contractors in their proposals and provide information to assess qualifications and experience.
Obtaining authorizations and permits
Applicants may be required to obtain authorizations and permits from BC Parks, Parks Canada and/or Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have investigated these requirements, confirm what permits or authorizations may be required, and identify the status of any required permits or authorizations.
Please reach out to BC Parks if your site(s) overlap with a provincial park to discuss your project and receive a letter of support.
For derelict vessel removal projects, in addition to owner consent, please reach out to Transport Canada to receive legal authorization to assess, remove or dispose of each proposed vessel. We understand this process may take longer than the application window and ask that you provide details on the progress made to date in your proposal.
Applicants should describe plans for managing the health and safety of personnel in their proposal. Successful applicants will be required to develop a health and safety plan outlining at a minimum:
Applicants are encouraged to utilize the information available on the WorksafeBC website, including Communicable Disease Plan available here: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/covid-19/covid-19-prevention
Applicants planning to establish overnight crew camps will need to consider the requirements established through the BC Provincial Health Order concerning Industrial Camps located here:
Working with specialized operators (helicopters, salvage operators, tug/ barge)
Contracting with specialized service providers may be required for the removal of debris or vessels. Applicants must ensure that all operators have the applicable experience, training and skills necessary to undertake the actions.
Where possible, applicants should identify any contractors they plan to use in their application. A list of pre-approved operators will be available. Alternatively, if the operator you wish to use is not on the pre-approved list, we will perform a capability assessment upon notification or application submission.
Applicants utilizing helicopters for debris removal will be required to develop a work plan specifying:
Copies of this work plan must be available on site at all times.
Note that the applicant bears all responsibility for safe operations and must ensure that all it and its subcontractors performing services carry the required insurance.
Applicants are expected to provide a detailed budget with their project plan indicating rates for personnel and equipment and associated time estimates. Where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to use an all-found unit rate for activities. Where an applicant plans to conduct work on a cost recovery basis (i.e., hourly), please refer to the Cost Guidelines. This will be posted on the website.
The successful applicants and their contractors will be required to provide and maintain the following insurances with insurers licensed in British Columbia and in forms and amounts acceptable to the Province:
If the Recipient or its Subcontractors are carrying out any aviation based Activities under the Agreement (e.g., aerial surveys, aerial photography, aerial transport of personnel or materials, etc) then extra insurance coverage may be required. The Recipient will contact the Administrator for direction regarding the additional coverage required for these Activities prior to commencing any aviation based Project.
The foregoing insurance shall be primary and not require the sharing of any loss by any insurer of the Administrator.
Prior to the start of an approved project, the applicant will be required to provide evidence of all required insurance. Evidence will be in the form of a completed Province of British Columbia Certificate of Insurance, duly signed by the Insurance Broker and the Insured.
Evidence of insurance is not required as part of the application process.
Data collection and reporting
Once a project application has been approved, we will work with you to establish data collection and reporting requirements. A requirement of the CCCW funding is that you will be required to collect, record and report key indicators, including but not limited to the key indicators.
Applications received during the application window will be assessed on a merit basis according to selection criteria, as listed below.
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