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Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Buoys in Rainy Lake, Ontario

Solicitation number F5211-190019

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/02/27 13:00 EST

Last amendment date


    1. 1 Title

    Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Buoys in Rainy Lake, Ontario.

    1.2 Contracting Period

    April 1, 2019 through to March 31, 2020, with options to renew for 3 additional 1 year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

    Option periods if exercised will be April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021, April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and April 1, 2022 through to March 31, 2023.

    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.

    1.5 Background, Assumptions and Specific Scope of the Requirement

    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 approved buoy positioning methods (seasonal or year-round);

    • Maintain position and operation;

    • Change lanterns as required

    • Lift/remove/change buoys as required.

    2.0 Requirements

    2.1 Tasks, Activities, Deliverables and Milestones

    Upon contract award, the Contractor shall inspect each of the buoys listed on the Schedule of Rates to determine that it is in the position described and where applicable that the lights and buoys are functioning properly.

    If the Contractor fails to make a report of any buoys out of position or not functioning properly within one week after this contract takes effect, the Contractor will be responsible for returning them to their proper position and/or operation, in accordance with the duties under the contract.

    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.

    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 contract. Amounts will be based on bids submitted by the contractors.

    The contractor is responsible for checking all buoys in their area for position and operation and will be required to provide a report at the end of each contract year to the Aids to Navigation Operations Officer. These checks will have to be done in the last 30 days of the end of the contract.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

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    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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