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Solicitation number NWS1701_APN

Publication date

Closing date and time 2017/05/30 14:00 EDT


    Advanced Procurement Notice

    Replacement of Diesel-Electric Generator Engines on North Warning System Sites in Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Labrador, and North Bay, Ontario.

    (with Security Requirements)

    Purpose of this Advanced Procurement Notice

    This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of a potential project with anticipated security requirements to provide interested contractors an opportunity to apply for security clearances. Note that there is no guarantee that this project will proceed.


    As part of the NWS, 36 Short-Range Radar (SRR) sites are located across the Canadian Arctic in Yukon, Northwest Territory, Nunavut, and Labrador. One Short-Range Development (SRD) site is located in North Bay, Ontario.

    Lister-Petter HL6 engines were installed at these 37 sites in 1988. A year later, the HL6 engine reached the end of its production and was not available as a complete assembly after 1990. As a result of being discontinued, numerous parts are no longer available and those that are, have significant costs and delivery times.


    The objectives of the Diesel-Electric Generator Engine Replacement Project are to:

    Install the least complex, most reliable, fuel-efficient and cost-effective replacement engine for remote unmanned sites given the current operation and maintenance cycle; and

    Operate the new engine system for at least twenty years based on the existing maintenance cycle.

    Description of the Project

    This project for the North Warning System Office (NWSO) is to replace all 111 obsolete engines at the NWS SRR sites, including the SRD site in North Bay, Ontario. The project will also be for the provision and installation of new engines and associated material, technical services including engineering design or studies, freight and logistics support, testing and commissioning, mobilization and demobilization of personnel and equipment, provision of spare parts for two years, proper waste management and disposal, a Health & Safety plan, the development of a training program, and all activities related to these tasks.

    Description of the Services

    Service provides will be required to:

    Provide and install an engine with a design package to replace an existing diesel-electric generator engine at the NWS SRD site. Document and report the performance of the engine;

    Procure, adapt, and factory-test the remaining 110 engines for the 36 NWS SRR sites and SRD;

    Crate and ship 108 engines to the sealift marshalling points in Montreal and Hay River and two engines to the SRD;

    Provide all labour, tools, and where commercially available, travel and accommodations for removal of the existing engines and installation and testing of 108 engines at the 36 SRR sites and of two engines at the SRD;

    Provide spare parts for two years as determined during the testing phase at the SRD and in accordance with best practices and manufacturer recommendations;

    Provide a minimum one-year warranty on each engine; and

    Transfer care, custody, and control of each engine to the NWS O&M Contractor through a testing procedure and acceptance certificate.

    The estimated cost of the project is in the range of $12,000,000 to $14,000,000.

    Initiation of procurement is anticipated for July 2017, conditional on DND receiving approval to proceed.

    Security Requirements

    Contractors will be required to hold a valid DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS) issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

    Sub-contractors will be required to hold a valid DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS) issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).


    Contractors that do not meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in submitting a bid for this procurement can apply for the security clearance through the Industrial Security Program (ISP). This can be done by following the procedure on DCC’s website at the following link: Contractors are asked to submit their request prior to May 30, 2017 quoting the following information:

    • Contract number NWS1701; and
    • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


    Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be addressed to:

    Telephone: 613-998-8974; or


    Any questions relating to the Project can be addressed to:

    Julie Demers

    Team Leader, Contract Services

    Defence Construction Canada

    Telephone: 613-991-6702


    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Land Claim Set Asides (LCSA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Defence Construction Canada
    Constitution Square, 19th Floor, 350 Albert Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K3
    Contracting authority
    Demers, Julie

    Buying organization(s)

    Defence Construction Canada
    Constitution Square, 19th Floor, 350 Albert Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K3
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