Helicopter Charter Services – Parks Canada National Fire Management Program – Jasper National Park, AB

Status Awarded

Contract number 5P420-21-0148

Solicitation number 5P420-21-0148A

Publication date

Contract award date

Contract value

CAD 780,885.00


    This contract was awarded to:

    Arrow Helicopters Inc.


    Helicopter Charter Services – Parks Canada National Fire Management Program – Jasper National Park, AB


    This requirement is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Supplier Personnel. Failure to complete and provide the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Certification as required precedent to contract award will render the bid non-responsive.


    Parks Canada is requesting exclusive services of one (1), intermediate class helicopter for wildland fire management operations.

    Primary duties of the required aircraft include:

    1. Safe, rapid and reliable water delivery for wildland fire management, throughout the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks;
    2. Transport of Parks Canada personnel and equipment in a safe and reliable manner;
    3. Performance of other specialized fire management operations including vertical reference work, ignition operations, and fire mapping.

    Support of other park management operations including, resource management, wildlife management, visitor safety, law enforcement, and asset management, may be required as directed by Parks Canada.

    The principal base of operations for the aircraft will be Jasper, Alberta. Other base locations throughout the National Parks may be used for day-basing or multi-day deployments. 


    The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to March 31, 2024 inclusive. The Contractor grants to Canada the irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contract by up to two (2) additional one (1) year period(s) from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 inclusive, and April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026 inclusive under the same conditions. The Contractor agrees that, during the extended period of the Contract, it will be paid in accordance with the applicable provisions as set out in the Basis of Payment.


    There is a security requirement associated with this bid solicitation.

    New personnel security clearance requests will require mandatory fingerprints to initiate the criminal record check. The validity of an existing personnel security clearance issued by the Government of Canada is not affected by the change in the criminal record check process. Applicants who require a personnel security clearance are responsible for all costs associated with fingerprinting.


    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 www.buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. 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.

    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. Parks Canada has made every effort to provide equivalent documents in both official languages, however, if you find any discrepancies between the English and French documents, please notify the contract officer listed in this opportunity as soon as possible so that we can rectify the situation.

    Business address
    2931 Airport Way
    Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Commodity - GSIN

    • V201B - Rotary Wing Aircraft - Helicopter Charter
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Contracting authority
    McGraw-Alcock, Andrea
    220 4 Ave SE, Suite 720
    Calgary, AB, T2G 4X3

    Buying organization(s)

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


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