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Installation and Removal of Stairs and Access Ramps - Rideau Canal Skateway

Solicitation number AL1673

Publication date

Closing date and time 2016/10/20 15:00 EDT


    Purpose: The National Capital Commission is proceeding with a request for tender for the provision of services necessary for the transportation, handling, installation and removal of stairs, access ramps and small support structures necessary for the operation of the Rideau Canal Skateway. The NCC is contracting out the provision of these services with the objective of obtaining high standards of service excellence.

    Rideau Canal Skateway: The pride of Canada’s Capital Region is the Rideau Canal, which stretches 202 kilometres from Ottawa to Kingston. It was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in June 2007. Each winter a portion of this historic waterway is transformed into the world’s largest skating rink. Crowds of skaters and outdoor enthusiasts from all over Canada and the world, enjoy the 7.8-kilometre ice surface that winds through the heart of Ottawa. In 2005, Guinness World Records confirmed that the Rideau Canal Skateway (RCS) was indeed the “Largest Naturally Frozen Ice Rink in the World” with 165,621 square meters of skating surface. The RCS celebrated its 46rd skating season in 2016, yet it is so much more than just a skating rink. You’ll find concession stands and other services including skate and sled rentals, shelters and rest areas. The Skatetrack also serves as centre stage for Winterlude, the Capital’s internationally renowned festival and North America’s greatest winter celebration.The Rideau Canal is one of Canada's nine heritage canals and is owned by Parks Canada. The Skatetrack portion is managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC) during the winter months. The Rideau Canal makes an important contribution year-round to the beauty and spirit of Canada's Capital Region.The skating season may start in late December, weather permitting and when the ice thickness standards have been reached. The NCC Ice Safety Committee experts assess the ice thickness before the official opening of the RCS can be announced. This Committee continuously monitors ice conditions throughout the skating season and during special events.

    Scope of Work: The Work involves the transportation, handling, installation and removal of stairs and ramps necessary for skater, pedestrian and vehicle access to the Rideau Canal skateway and its facilities.

    The Work required is summarized below, but not limited to the following:

    • The handling, transportation, lifting, installation and removal of the Components described in section 10 of the Contract.
    • To supply qualified personnel as required in order to execute the Work contained herein.
    • To supply equipment, vehicles, materials and specialized tools as required by the tasks described herein.
    • To provide detailed Predictive Maintenance reports as per section 11.

    Tenders & bid security must be forwarded to the attention

    National Capital Commission

    Procurement Services

    40 Elgin Street, Security Office on the 2nd floor between 8am and 4:30pm

    Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7

    Reference NCC tender file # AL1673

    Bid closing date is OCT 20, 2016 at 3pm Ottawa time. Late or faxed bids will not be accepted.
    There is a public opening scheduled shortly after the bid closing time at 40 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON on the 2nd floor.
    The procurement process of this tender is subject to Chapter 5 on the Agreement on Internal Trade.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    National Capital Commission
    40 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C7
    Contracting authority
    Lapensée, Allan
    613-239-5678 x5051
    40 Elgin Street, Suite 202
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C7

    Buying organization(s)

    National Capital Commission
    40 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C7
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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