Bilingual Boat Excursion Services on the Richelieu, departing from Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix, Parks Canada

Status Awarded

Contract number 5P300-18-0009

Solicitation number 5P300-18-0009 A

Publication date

Contract award date

Contract value

CAD 88,000.00


    This contract was awarded to:

    Les Croisières Richelieu

    Parks Canada wishes to propose an alternative visitor experience offer, i.e, an approximately 30 to 45 minute boat excursion for enjoying the view of the landscape and understanding the historic significance of Île aux Noix and its fortification. Boat excursions will be accessible from the dock where ample parking facilities owned by Parks Canada exist. 

    Visitor reception will be at the visitor centre operated by Parks Canada with the support of the Friends of Fort Lennox. Minimum fees (rates to be determined) will be charged for using the boat excursion. The collection of fees will be done by Parks Canada employees or by the Friends of Fort Lennox.

    An interpretive guide will provide information on the history of Fort Lennox. Ideally, he will accompany visitors during the boat excursion to answer their questions.

    The precise itinerary of the boat excursion on the Richelieu River will be determined at the beginning of the service contract with the service provider selected.

    Closing Date and Time: April 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

    Site Visit Optional: It is recommended that the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the work site. Arrangements have been made for the site visit to be held at Fort Lennox National Historic Site visitors’ centre located at 2, rue De Richelieu, Chambly QC, on March 27, 2018. The site visit will begin at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

    National Parks Regulations require that all work is to be performed in accordance with the ordinances, laws, rules and regulations set out in the National Park Act.

    Bidders that consider themselves qualified to provide this Work and intend to submit bids on this project should obtain documents from the Government Electronic Tendering Service through the Government of Canada tendering service at . Addenda, when issued, will be available from the Government of Canada tendering service. Bidders that elect to base their bids on documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk. Late submissions will not be considered.
    Standard Terms and Conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of the Tender and Contract Documents.

    Delivery Date: The Contract period is from June 18, 2018 to May 31, 2019, with one (1) one-year option (to September 30, 2019).


    All inquiries of a technical and contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Céline Morin, telephone: 613-938-5940, e-mail: Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than ten (10) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.

    This PCA office provides procurement services to the public in either official language of Canada.
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Bid Receiving:

    Sealed tenders will be received in English or French at the following address (please indicate the RFP number of all correspondence):

    Parks Canada Agency

    Contracting Operations

    111, Water Street East

    Cornwall ON K6H 6S3

    Attn: Céline Morin

    Business address
    20, rue Payant
    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, J3B 8G9
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Commodity - GSIN

    • G102A - Recreational Services
    • V503A - Tour Guides
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Contracting authority
    Morin, Celine
    111 Water Street East
    Cornwall, ON, K6H 6S3

    Buying organization(s)

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
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