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Salish Sea Plankton Survey - Multi-Day Vessel Charter

Solicitation number 30004493A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/01/19 14:00 EST

Last amendment date




    This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number 30004493 dated October 20th, 2023 with a closing of November 6th, 2023 at 2:00 PM AST. A debriefing or feedback session will be provided upon request to bidders/offerors/suppliers who bid on the previous solicitation.


    The Contractor must provide a safe and appropriate vessel with a crane and/or A-frame and winch as well as competent, experienced, and physically fit crew to conduct biological (through vertical plankton hauls) and physical oceanographic (through CTD and water sampling) monitoring up to 30 stations throughout the Strait of Georgia (SoG). This includes retrieving and deploying up to 30 plankton net (BONGO or SCOR net) casts; perform conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) casts in the Salish Sea; and collect water samples using Niskin bottles (or mini-Rosette system) at select depths for various chemical or biological measurements.

    The Contractor also must provide accommodation and work space for a minimum of two (2) science crew to perform this work. Up to 30 oceanographic stations will be visited in waters around the east coast of Vancouver Island, Strait of Georgia, from Sidney BC (including Haro Strait) in the south up to Comox in the north.

    Security Requirement:

    There is no security associated with this requirement.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 8 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/01/26.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    200 Kent Street

    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Cal LaKing
    (506) 478-3581
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    8 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
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