Plumbing and Repair Services at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC

Solicitation number F5211-190005

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/10/24 13:00 EDT

Last amendment date



    The closing date is extended to October 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.


    The Mandatory Technical Criteria and the Point Rated Technical Criteria are revised.

    Solicitation period is extended to October 19, 2018.

    Revised mandatory criterion M4.

    Updated 7.2 Security Requirements.

    This Standing Offer Agreement is for the provision of all labour, material, tools, supervision, and equipment to maintain, repair, and upgrade the plumbing at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC, for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

    One (1) Standing Offer Agreement will be awarded to a successful bidder.

    Work will be completed on an "as and when" required basis covering the one (1) year period from the date of Offer award with two (2) additional one-year option periods.

    The Pacific Biological Station is renowned centre for scientific research encompassing several facilities including laboratories, aquaculture facilities, cold rooms, computer networks, ammonia chiller plant for chilled process services, warehouse spaces, and wharfs. The complex is situated on a 5.7 hectare site with 1828 m2 primary offices in a four storey building and 935 m2 three storey building. The site also consists of a four storey 5714 m2 laboratory wing and 650 m2 single storey aquaculture building. Subsidiary buildings include a salt water pump house supplying research sea water at flows up to 2.3 m3 per minute, an ammonia chiller plant building, and out buildings of approximately 13,234 m2 total area.

    Plumbing arrangements include acid waste systems, lab vacuum piping systems, fire sprinkler systems, distilled water systems, glycol/water chilled cooling systems, heated and chilled salt water systems, heated and chilled fresh water systems, potable domestic hot and cold water systems, lab effluent treatment systems, sewage pumping systems, sanitary waste systems, roof and perimeter drainage systems, roadway drainage oil separators, process waste systems, site fire main systems, and wharf connections for potable and fire main water. Heating arrangements consist of natural gas building furnaces and boiler heating/domestic hot water, and process water heating.

    Services included as part of this Standing Offer include, but are not limited to:

    •  Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
    •  Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
    •  Service glycol heating and cooling loops
    •  Service and Install boilers (steam / condensing) and associated equipment
    •  Service and Installation of building fire suppression systems.
    •  Inspection, service and installation of backflow preventers
    •  Review blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.
    •  Prepare written work cost estimates
    •  Study building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.
    •  Keep records of assignments and produce detailed work reports.
    •  Perform complex calculations and planning for special or very large jobs.
    •  Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as precision rulers and laser levels.
    •  Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines.
    •  Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.
    •  Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
    •  Hang steel supports from ceiling joists (concrete/steel/wood) to hold pipes in place.
    •  Repair and maintain plumbing, replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, and opening clogged drains.
    •  Direct workers engaged in pipe cutting and preassembly and installation of plumbing systems and components.
    •  Install underground storm, sanitary and water piping systems and extend piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to these systems.
    •  Install and service large pumps supplying salt and fresh water to lines ranging from 4" in diameter to 12" diameter.
    •  Service and supply stainless steel, ABS, & PVC piping, valves and associated fixtures.
    •  Clear away debris in a renovation.
    •  Service and install oxygen and nitrogen distribution systems

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • 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
    Cathi Harris
    301 prom. Bishop
    Fredericton, N.-B., 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 Standing Offer
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Region of opportunity
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    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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