Logistical support for the handling and transport of material for the construction of the GPS and seismic station in North Coast/Kitimat BC

Solicitation number NRCan-5000014743

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Closing date and time 2014/06/23 15:00 EDT

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    By means of this RFP, NRCan is seeking proposals from bidders to provide logistical support for the handling and transport of all gear pertaining to the construction of the GPS and Seismic Station in the North Coast/Kitimat area of British Columbia.
    There shall be no direct payment by NRCan for costs incurred for the presentation and submission of proposals in response to this RFP. 
    The station construction is scheduled to occur between August 1st and September 30th of 2014.  The duration of the construction will be approximately 3 weeks.
    The deadline for submissions of bids in response to this RFP is June 23, 2014 @ 14:00 (E.D.S.T.). 	
    Proposals must be directed to:
    Bid Receiving Unit - Mailroom
    Natural Resources Canada
    Loading Dock				
    588 Booth Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0Y7
    ATTENTION: Lucie Lepage
    RFP: NRCan-5000014743
    NRCan will not assume responsibility for proposals directed to any other location.   Proposals not received in the Bid Receiving Unit by the closing time, will be return to the Bidder unopened.				
    All enquiries concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority as early as possible within the bidding period. Enquiries must be received no less than three (3) calendar days  prior to the bid closing date to allow sufficient time to provide a response. Enquiries received after that time may not be able to be answered prior to the bid closing date.
    1. Storage
    Secure location to receive gear to be used for the construction of the stations.  Some items must be sheltered from the weather. Approximately 750 sq. ft. of space will be needed to store the gear.  Approximately 100 sq. ft. of sheltered space will be needed to store items that are sensitive to the elements.  The contractor must provide an address and a description of the storage area.
    2. Staging
    A location with sufficient area to allow NRCan personnel to prepare the gear for transport by air and water.  A minimum of 500 sq. ft. of free space is needed.  The contractor must provide an address and a description of the staging area if different than the storage location.
    3. Ground Transport
    If any of the staging, storage and loading/unloading locations is different, a means of transporting the construction materials and other items will be required.  The contractor must describe the type(s) of vehicle(s) and its (there) capacity that will be used to transport gear to the various locations if ground transport is required.
    4. Water Transport
    The water vessel must have a minimum carrying capacity of 20,000 pounds and a minimum deck space of 200 sq. ft.   Vessels that do not have obstructions over the deck area will be given preference over open deck vessels as they reduce complications when slinging gear on and off the deck by helicopter.   The contractor will provide specifications and photos of the water vessel.
    5. Sailing Time Estimates
    Sailing estimates of the water vessel when loaded at full capacity for each leg starting from the loading/unloading area and ending with the return to the loading/unloading area.  The contractor will estimate the sailing duration for each leg in hours.
    6. Equipment for handling heavy loads
    A majority of the items to be handled during the staging process will be in the range of 1000 pounds.  Therefore it’s critical that equipment that can lift and transport these types loads within the staging area is needed.
    NRCan reserves the right to:
    - Seek clarification or obtain verification of statements made in a proposal;
    - Reject any or all proposals received in response to this RFP;	
    - Enter into negotiations with one or more Bidders on any or all aspects of its proposal;
    - Accept any proposal in whole or in part without prior negotiation;
    - Cancel and/or re-issue this RFP at any time;
    - Verify any or all information provided by the Bidder with respect to this RFP including references;
    - Retain all proposals submitted in response to this RFP;
    - Declare a proposal non-compliant if NRCan determines during the evaluation phase, that the Bidder does not have the legal status, facilities and technical, financial and managerial capabilities to fulfill the requirements stated herein;
    - Discontinue the evaluation of any proposals which are determined, at any stage of the evaluation process, to be non-compliant.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Contracting authority
    Lepage, Lucie
    580 Booth Street, 5th Floor, Room: 5-D5-5
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E4

    Buying organization(s)

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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