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Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Buoys in the Atlantic South Region – Nova Scotia

Solicitation number F5211-170533

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/01/31 13:00 EST


    1.0 Scope

    1.1 Title

    Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Buoys in the Atlantic South Region – Nova Scotia.

    1.2 Standing Offer Period

    July 3, 2018 through to July 2, 2019 (12 months) with the possibility of two (2) additional one (1) year option periods, at the discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Option periods if exercised will be July 3, 2019 through to July 2, 2020, July 3, 2020 through to July 2, 2021.

    Standing offers are not a guarantee of business and Fisheries and Oceans Canada is not obligated to use these services.

    1.3 Introduction

    DFO’s Canadian Coast Guard sector requires services related to the provision of placing, maintaining and lifting buoys through local contractors. 

    1.4 Objectives of the Requirement

    The Canadian Coast Guard, Marine Navigation Services establishes 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. Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Marine Services (MS) is mandated to keep waters accessible by providing aids to navigation, developing waterways, and protecting navigable waters.

    The Canadian Coast Guard is contracting out for the provision of placing, lifting/removal; maintaining and servicing of the following buoys as per the attached documents.

    General Description of the Work:

    • Contractor is required to provide their own vessel to complete this requirement
    • Place buoys on position in accordance with navigational requirements using DGPS when required (seasonal or year-round);
    • Maintain position and operation;
    • Change lanterns as required
    • Lift/remove/change buoys as required.

    2.0 Requirements

    1. Tasks, Activities, Deliverables and Milestones

    Upon award of call-up (contract) the contractor is required to inspect all buoys and equipment listed in the Schedule of Rates reporting any discrepancies/defects to the Project Authority.

    Following initial inspection, the Contractor shall respond to all discrepancies/outages regarding buoys once notified of the outage and report plan to respond to the Aids to Navigation Operation Office/Project Authority.

    The Contractor shall inspect all buoys after periods of abnormally bad weather, ice conditions, etc., if the Contractor has reason to believe the buoys in his/her area may have been adversely affected, to determine that they are in their correct positions and that the lights etc. are functioning. 

    Buoy positions shall be checked using the methods provided on the Buoy Data Sheets.

    The Contractor shall change components as necessary to maintain the operation of the lights and buoys including removing old and replacing new components such as lanterns, moorings and reflective material.

    Should a buoy be removed from a contract area permanently an amendment will be issued to the contractor reducing the amount of the call-up.Likewise, should a buoy be added to a contract area an amendment will be issued increasing the amount of the call-up. Amounts will be based on bids submitted by the contractors.

    In the 2nd option year or third year of standing offer, if exercised, the contractor is responsible for checking all buoys in their area for position and operation and will be required to provide reports to the Aids to Navigation Operations Officer. These checks will have to be done in the last 30 days of the end of the standing offer.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • 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
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Region of opportunity
    New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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