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APN - MARINE INSPECTION AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICES STANDING OFFER BC

Solicitation number 79317

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/11/27 17:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Advance Procurement Notice
    MARINE INSPECTION AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICES STANDING OFFER
    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    (with Security Requirements)

    Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice
    This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of a potential standing offer with anticipated security requirements to provide interested consultants an opportunity to begin the sponsorship request process for potentially obtaining the required security clearance(s) that are anticipated. Note that there is no guarantee that this standing offer will proceed or that any security clearance(s) will be granted under the sponsorship process in a timely fashion or otherwise.

    Description of the Standing Offer and Services
    A consultant will be required to provide marine inspection and engineering services in support of ongoing operations, rehabilitation, renovation, and new construction projects at various locations in British Columbia in support of Marine Infrastructure projects including above and below the waterline.
    The services may include the following:
    1. Performing Engineering Feasibility Studies
    2. Performing Engineering Pre-Design Studies
    3. Performing Engineering Inspections and Assessments
    4. Performing Other Engineering Studies
    5. Preparation of Technical Reports associated with Marine Infrastructure Studies and Assessments
    6. Preparation of Statement of Requirements or Construction Requirements
    7. Options Analysis
    8. Providing Engineering Advice on Marine Infrastructure Technical Matters;
    9. Preparation of Concept and Feasibility Studies
    10. Design Development
    11. Preparation of Construction Documents or Performance Specifications
    12. Project Scheduling, including design and construction
    13. Construction and Life Cycle Cost Estimating
    14. Tender Phase Services
    15. Construction Phase Services

    The rough order of magnitude value of the standing is between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000. It is anticipated that this standing offer will be initiated in the fall of 2023.

    Contract Award and Anticipated Security Requirements
    In order to be eligible for contract award, a consultant will be required to, among other things, actively hold all required security clearance(s) at the time of closing, as further detailed in the Request for Proposal documents.
    As of the date of posting of this Advance Procurement Notice, the required security clearance(s) are anticipated to be:
    • for consultants: a valid and active DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS) at the level of RELIABILITY granted or approved by the Contract Security Program (CSP), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

    Industrial Security Program (ISP) Sponsorship
    Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is providing consultants early access to the security clearance application process through sponsorship under its Industrial Security Program (ISP). Accordingly, consultants that are interested in submitting or participating in a proposal/bid for this standing offer and that do not actively hold the above identified security clearance(s) should begin the security clearance application process by applying through DCC’s ISP.

    Under this program, DCC may provide preliminary assistance with the security clearance sponsorship process.

    To begin the security clearance sponsorship process, please submit a sponsorship request application to DCC by following the steps identified on DCC’s website at: https://www.dcc-cdc.gc.ca/industry/security-requirements.

    In their sponsorship request application to DCC, consultants are asked to quote the following information, among other things:
    • Contract number 79317; and
    • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.

    Sponsorship Process
    Upon receipt, DCC will review the sponsorship request application and will communicate directly with the consultant to complete a sponsorship request package. Once DCC has determined that the consultant has substantially completed the sponsorship request package, DCC will forward the package to the CSP, PWGSC on behalf of the consultant based on the following timelines:
    • 30 calendar days prior to planned solicitation/tender closing, for DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS).
    Following receipt of the sponsorship request package, the CSP, PWGSC will communicate directly with the consultant regarding any further steps or actions to be undertaken or the status of the sponsorship request package processing. At such time, the consultant will need to cooperate with the CSP, PWGSC in a timely fashion to further the process.

    Questions
    Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be addressed to:
    Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or
    Email address: ISP.Sponsorship@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

    Any questions relating to this Advance Procurement Notice can be addressed to:
    Michael Morris
    Procurement Specialist (Operations)
    Defence Construction Canada
    Michael.morris@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

    Disclaimer
    DCC does not provide any assurances or guarantees that a sponsorship request package or a security clearance application forwarded by DCC to the CSP, PWGSC on behalf of a consultant will be successful or result in the granting of the requested security clearance(s) by the CSP, PWGSC, in a timely fashion. At all times, the processing of a sponsorship request package or a security clearance application is subject to the respective terms, conditions, and timelines of DCC’s ISP sponsorship process and the CSP, PWGSC’s security clearance granting process. By applying to either of the aforementioned processes, the consultant accepts and agrees to bear any risks associated with: (i) the completeness or accuracy, or lack thereof, of its application or related documents submitted under or in connection with either said processes, and (ii) the timeliness, or lack thereof, of any processing or granting of security clearance(s) under or in connection with either said processes.
     

     

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      Contract duration

      The estimated contract period will be 36 month(s).

      Trade agreements

      • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
      • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
      • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

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      Contact information

      Contracting organization

      Organization
      Defence Construction Canada - Pacific Region
      Address
      Address pending
      Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2M6
      Canada
      Contracting authority
      Mahmoud Farajmandi
      Phone
      250-550-0157
      Email
      mahmoud.farajmandi@dcc-cdc.gc.ca
      Address
      250-550-0157
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      Summary information

      Language(s)
      English, French
      Contract duration
      36 month(s)
      Procurement method
      Competitive – Open Bidding

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