Request for Proposal for the provision of a Canadian Long Range Identification and Tracking LRIT National Data Centre (NDC) Service.

Solicitation number 30005402

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    Solicitation #: 30005402

    This requirement is for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

    Title: Request for Proposal for the provision of a Canadian Long Range Identification and Tracking LRIT National Data Centre (NDC) Service.

    Provision of a Canadian Long Range Identification and Tracking LRIT National Data Centre (NDC) Service.

    The Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of ships was established as an international system in 2006 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to track all Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)-class vessels. LRIT regulations [MSC.202 (81)] apply to all passenger ships, including high-speed crafts engaged on international voyages, cargo ships, mobile offshore drilling units and vessels 300 gross tonnages and above.
    The LRIT system, over the past four years, has allowed Canada to enhance its maritime security via improved Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The goal of LRIT is to implement a maritime security system that will enhance Canada’s ability to track Canadian SOLAS Vessels, identify foreign SOLAS-class vessels that are transiting within Canadian coastal waters out to 1,000 Nautical Miles (NM) and for vessels who have intended to enter Canadian port.
    An active and accurate LRIT system also has clear safety benefits, most notably for maritime Search and Rescue (SAR). Accurate information on the location of the ship in distress as well as ships in the vicinity that could lend assistance will save valuable response time to affect a timely rescue.
    The goal of the LRIT system is to implement a maritime security initiative sponsored by the Federal Government of Canada that will enhance Canada’s ability to track vessels outside of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) Very High Frequency (VHF) range that are transiting within 1,000NM off Canada’s coastlines or for vessels that have declared their intention to enter a Canadian port. This initiative is clear in outlining the importance of the LRIT project with regards to improving Canadian maritime domain awareness for purposes of enhanced maritime security.
    Consequently, LRIT appears under Chapter V of the International Convention for the SOLAS Conventions, and SAR scenarios are built into LRIT standards and specifications. The use of LRIT for other safety and marine environmental protection purposes was approved at the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting in October 2007.
    The LRIT Service Project is a National Project which includes the following:
    a. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) LRIT National Data Centre (NDC) Service (this procurement); and
    b. The international LRIT System as mandated by the IMO.
    LRIT involves four major themes:
    a. Maritime Security: To ensure Contracting Governments (CGs) are aware of SOLAS-class vessels transiting within 1,000NM off their coastlines or intending to enter their ports;
    b. Safety of Shipping: To enhance Canadian SOLAS-class Flag coverage;
    c. Search and Rescue: To enhance SAR services; and
    d. Environmental Response: To enhance the ability to track and identify SOLAS-class vessels who may be involved in an environmental response incident.

    New LRIT carriage requirements reflect the international requirements adopted by the IMO for the carriage of LRIT equipment on board SOLAS-class vessels.

    Scope of Work:
    In Summary, the Contractor is required for the Design, Implementation and Testing of the products, services, training and functionalities of a Canadian Long Range Identification and Tracking LRIT National Data Centre (NDC) Service, including a Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) service and a Security Screening solution.

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    Security Requirement:
    There is no security requirement associated with this Solicitation, but there are security requirements indicated in Part 7 - RESULTING CONTRACT CLAUSES.

    Period of the Contract:
    The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to twelve (12 months) thereafter.
    The expected period of the Contract is from September 1st 2024 to August 31st 2025.

    Trade Agreements:
    The requirement is subject to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), Canada - Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

    Contracting Authority :
    Name: Juan Villasana
    Phone Number: 343 597 5129
    Email Address:

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    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 12 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/09/01.

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    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    200 Kent St.

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Juan Villasana
    (343) 552-5306
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