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Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

Solicitation number F5211-170016

Publication date

Closing date and time 2017/03/13 13:00 EDT



    Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

    Contract Period

    The Contract is for one year – April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 with the option to renew the contract for three (3) additional one year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

    Option periods if exercised will be April 1, 2018 through to March 31, 2019, April 1, 2019 through to March 31, 2020 and April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021.


    Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) maintains a Seasonal Aids to Navigation System, consisting of forty three (45) lighted and unlighted buoy; twelve (13) lighted and unlighted beacons and 72 pairs of unlighted ranges on the Stuart Lake System in Northern British Columbia. The buoys are deployed in May right after the ice recedes and are checked for correct position once a month until they are recovered and stored in October, shortly before freeze up. The beacons are left in place all year and are checked for correct operation once a month during the navigation season. In addition to these planned monthly checks; repairs and repositioning are done as required. 

    Objectives of the Requirement

    The CCG, Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and Waterways establish aids to navigation that assist vessels to navigate safely through our waterways. The program benefits pleasure craft, fishing and commercial vessels, and ensures the public's right to navigate. CCG Marine Aids to Navigation is mandated to keep waters accessible by providing aids to navigation, developing waterways, and protecting navigable waters.

    Background, Assumptions and Specific Scope of the Requirement

    CCG is contracting out for the provision of placing, lifting/removal; maintaining and servicing of the following buoys/beacons as per the attached documents.

    General Description of the Work:

    1. Place buoys on position in accordance with the navigational season
    2. Lanterns to be placed on appropriate buoys
    3. Maintain position and operation of both buoys and lanterns
    4. Repair, reposition and replace buoys as required
    5. Perform maintenance for fixed aids including servicing lanterns and brushing
    6. Submit Buoy/Beacon Service Reports through an aids to navigation database, SIPA mobile

    Tasks, Activities, Deliverables and Milestones

    At the beginning of each navigation season or as directed by the Supervisor AtoN, the Contractor must place the seasonal buoys on their advertised position and ensure that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical data and Schedule of Rates for Buoys”. The Contractor must ensure the work is complete prior to the commencement of the navigation season for the local area and that the buoys remain in service until the end of the navigation season.

    The Contractor must inspect each of the fixed aids covered by the contract monthly or more often as required to determine that it is functioning properly and that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical Data and Schedule of Rates for Beacons”.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Walker, Kimberly
    301 Bishop Drive
    Fredericton, NB, E3C 2M6

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Summary information

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