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Stream to Sea Program Education Coordinator Services: South Coast, BC

Status Awarded

Contract number 4500054872

Solicitation number 30004789

Publication date

Contract award date

Contract value

CAD 49,680.00


    This contract was awarded to:

    Sarah Wolfe

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), requires Contractors to provide delivery and coordination services for the Stream to Sea program and related community outreach activities as defined by the Community Advisor (CA), for the following area:
    • Parksville, Qualicum (SD 69); Comox Valley (SD 71); Vancouver Island West - Gold River, Tahsis (SD 84)

    Stream to Sea Program delivery and coordination services are required across the school year. Delivery and coordination services will be defined on a geographic specific basis through the development of work plan details using the information provided in Appendix 1 (Scope of Work). The contractor will work with the Community Advisor(s), to coordinate and deliver the Stream to Sea Program in schools and with local community groups.

    The work will consist of coordinating and assisting with set up of classroom incubators (aquaria), delivering salmon eggs to schools, providing classroom sessions which may include the salmon life cycle, fish dissections aquatic ecosystems and habitat requirements for salmon, environmental sustainability as it relates to salmon, stream to sea migration and other salmon focused education pertinent to the area.

    The contractor will provide trouble shooting and maintenance support for aquaria in schools and develop or assist with the development and delivery of a spring fry release program for participating schools. In some instances, the contractor may participate in the live transport of adult and juvenile salmon and may participate in the spawning of broodstock.

    The Stream to Sea Program aims to develop opportunities for external parties to be involved. Contractors may be required to facilitate and develop opportunities with local communities, First Nations, and community groups.

    General activities may include, but are not limited to:

    2.1 Salmonids in the Classroom: providing support and maintaining the DFO classroom incubation program. Responsibilities and activities include providing technical support, providing proper equipment and supplies, coordinating egg deliveries with local hatcheries, keeping accurate records of all eggs transferred and fry released, and coordinating equipment.

    2.2 Curriculum/Activity In-services providing in-service sessions for teacher groups to inform teachers about Fisheries and Oceans Educational resources; providing professional presentations of information and materials to educators and instruction on their use and method of acquisition.

    2.3 Storm Drain Marking Program (SDMP) coordinating youth groups in marking storm drains with a painted yellow fish symbol to remind citizens that pollutants that go down storm drains enter watersheds where fish live; providing training, equipment, and logistical support to all groups interested in the SDMP.

    2.4 South Coast Area Education Team participating in the Fisheries and Oceans South Coast Area Education Team to make recommendations about changes to the Education Delivery Plan, reviewing proposed learning resources, and evaluating and updating the SCA Education Program Delivery Plan.

    Business address

    7977, Wolfe Road

    Port-Alberni , British-Colombia , V9Y 8M4
    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia

    Contract duration

    The contract will be for a period of 9 month(s), from 2023/10/06 to 2024/07/31.

    Commodity - UNSPSC

    • 70100000 - Fisheries and aquaculture
    • 78111901 - Experimental or educational missions
    • 86130000 - Specialized educational services
    • 86132200 - Educational support services

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • None
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    200, Kent Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Florence Laurin
    (450) 495-0432

    200, Kent Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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