Passenger Vessel for Hire by Conservation and Protection for Patrols in waters adjacent to western Cape Breton N.S.

Solicitation number 30004106B

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Closing date and time 2023/06/06 13:00 EDT

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    DFO has a requirement to hire a fishing vessel between 40 to 44 feet in overall length, with the service of a Captain and two crewmembers. The crew members are to assist in boarding’s and gear inspections as requested by a Fishery Officer.

    3.1 Gear Inspections & Patrols (with Fishery Officer on board)

    - Hauling of mainly Snow Crab traps, but also a minimal requirement to haul lobster traps, rock crab traps, gill nets (herring/groundfish), long lines and others types of fishing gear & apparatuses.

    - Conduct mainly mid-shore patrols in Snow Crab fishery, but also sporadic coastal patrols in lobster, rock crab, herring, recreational mackerel, striped bass, tuna, groundfish fisheries, and others as required.
    3.2 Vessel Capacity & Capabilities

    - Deck space must be large enough to accommodate stacking of minimum of 25 crab traps (diameter of traps is usually between six-seven feet (base/floor)) or at least 50 lobster traps.

    - The vessel must be capable of achieving a minimum required speed of 8 knots and be able to maintain a cruising speed of 8 knots or above for a prolonged period of time (unloaded). At times of urgency, a Fishery Officer may require the vessel to transit from one location to another in a short period of time. A Fishery Officer may request the captain to cruise at speed of 8 knots or above for a prolonged period of time; therefore the engine performance must be able to perform the requested task.

    - The vessel must be equipped with an acceptable lavatory facility.

    - At least one 110v outlet available to Fishery Officers.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 0 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/06/07.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    301 Bishop St

    Fredericton, NB, E3C2M6
    Contracting authority
    Kim Martin
    (506) 429-2397
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    0 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
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