Solicitation number EPC2019

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/02/06 13:00 EST


    Advance Procurement Notice


    Various Bases and Wings across Canada

    (with Security Requirements)

    Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice

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

    Description of the Program

    The Department of National Defence (DND) has a mandate to build and manage an affordable and integrated portfolio of DND Real Property assets and promote environmental sustainability. DND currently manages over $26 Billion in DND infrastructure assets across the country, ranging from buildings and airfields to roads and works to jetties and northern ports. DND is currently working towards an implementation strategy for potential Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) on various Bases and Wings across the country. This includes leveraging existing studies, research and analysis to accelerate the delivery of these energy efficiency retrofits.

    DND’s strategy and supporting objectives behind this undertaking include reducing overall energy consumption, mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from buildings, exploring alternative energy supply opportunities, with the ultimate goal of meeting the Government of Canada energy conservation and efficiency targets. If implemented, the measures recommended through these EPC’s will realize energy cost savings, improve the security of energy supply and will assist the Bases and Wings to work toward meeting DND targets as well as the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) and energy management objectives.

    Description of the Services

    It is anticipated that the range of services that Energy Saving Companies (ESCO) would be requested to deliver in order to support the implementation of the initiative would be: feasibility studies, financing, performance and savings guarantees, concepts and design, commissioning, training, construction and project management, promotion and energy saving awareness and monitoring and verification of energy saving measures.

    Security Requirements

    Industrial security requirements may vary across the country. Project specific Security Requirements Checklists (SRCL) and Security Clauses will be provided for each individual Request for Proposals.

    Contractors will be required to hold a valid DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS) or a FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

    Sub-contractors will be required to hold a valid DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION SCREENING (DOS) or A FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).


    Contractors that do not meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in submitting a proposal for these procurements that fall under this program 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 February 6, 2019 quoting the following information:

    • Contract number EPC2019; and
    • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


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

    Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or

    Email address:

    Any questions relating to the Program can be addressed to:

    Julie Demers

    Team Leader, Contract Services

    Defence Construction Canada


    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • 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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