Engineering and Public Works Approved Products

Approved Products List

The Approved Products List (APL) specifies products approved for the construction of City-owned civil engineering projects. This list supports the construction standards contained in the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications.

City of Nanaimo Approved Products List – Current: Effective Date 2016-Nov-04

You can also pick up a copy of the APL at the Service and Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

The City of Nanaimo is planning to conduct a review of the entire APL product review program and will not be processing vendor initiated applications at this time.

Vendors that submit complete applications will be held in a queue until such time that the program is started back up again.

The timeline for this review may be extended to early 2020.

Product Review Request

To apply to have a product considered for the APL, complete and submit a Product Review Request Form. Before submitting the request, make sure that all of the supporting documents are included – only complete submissions can be considered. Note that any interested party can submit a request – manufacturers, sales representatives, consultants, contractors, City staff, etc.

Product Review Request Form

Product Review Process

Once a Product Review Request has been received, the Product Review Process can begin. The application is reviewed by the Material Review Committee. There are two possible review paths:

  1. A Product Review is used when a person or group submits an application hoping to have the product included on the Approved Products List for general use.
  2. A Product Awareness review is used when a person or group submits an application to share information about a product for specialized use.

The following links provide detailed information about the product review process:

Product Review Process Details
Product Review Process Flow Chart

Material Review Committee

The Material Review Committee examines Product Review Requests. They also periodically revisit previously approved products.

The Committee consists of 10 City employees from a variety of divisions within the City. Specifically, all sections of Engineering and Public Works are represented as well as members from the Development Services, Purchasing and Stores and Parks Recreation and Environment Departments. Additional staff members may also be involved with the review of products specific to their sections.

The Committee generally meets twice per year.

Related links

Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications

Last updated: August 7, 2019

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