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RFI - Canadian Hydrographic Service – Arctic Multibeam Survey using Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

Solicitation number 30005183

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/02/19 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    This is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the award of any contract.

    The purpose of this RFI is:

    1. To inform vendors of the scope of DFO/CHS requirement for multibeam surveys conducted using Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV).
    2. To seek feedback from the industry on capability to support the creation of an intended Request for Proposal (RFP). This includes the desire for a better understanding of:
    a. Industry capability and constraints (e.g., USV characteristics, capacities, limitations)
    b. Requested adjustments/changes to the requirements (Statement of Work, Basis of Payment, and Evaluation Criteria) if any, to seek a broad participation of bidders and to ensure services can be rendered in an acceptable manner.
    3. To assess potential bidders’ ability to meet the technical requirements of the draft Statement of Work (SOW; see Annex A) and understanding of draft Basis of Payment (Annex B).
    4. To understand the level of interest, capacity, and experience in the marketplace in delivering such a requirement;
    5. To establish a formal communication channel with industry that will remain open until a formal RFP is released.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    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

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    301 Bishop Drive

    Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3C 2M6
    Contracting authority
    Karen Dolan
    (782) 377-7245

    301 Bishop Drive

    Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3C 2M6
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    0 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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