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Solicitation number MA021-19-0010

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/06/13 13:00 EDT







    Solicitation No.: MA021-19-0010

    Contracting Authority: Marine Atlantic Inc.

    Telephone No.: 902-794-5240

    Fax No.: 902-794-5283

    E-mail Address:


    This RFP is only for pre-qualified Suppliers for Stream 2: Business Consulting Services and Stream 3: Project Management Services against Supply Arrangement E60ZT-16TSSB/D.



    MAI has a requirement for Professional Services, specifically the following for Stage 1;

    one (1) Senior Business Consultant (Level 3), one (1) Intermediate Business Consultant (Level 2),

    one Engagement Partner, one (1) Business Analyst (Senior) and one (1) Business Analyst

    (Intermediate) to assist with Business Consulting to provide expert services and advisory support

    to the competitive procurement process for the supply of a RoPax ferry. For Stage 2 MAI requires

    expert Project Management Services, specifically the following; one (1) Senior Business

    Consultant one (1) Engagement Partner, one (1)Business Analyst Intermediate (1) Project Leader,

     two (2) Project Managers and two (2) Project Administrators.

    Work Stream 2: Business Consulting Services

    Work Stream 3: Project Management


    The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to December 15, 2022 inclusive


    Mandatory Technical Criteria

    No mandatory criteria apply

    Point Rated Technical Criteria

    Bids will be evaluated and scored for Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements as specified in the tables in the solicitation document.

    Bids which fail to obtain the required minimum number of points specified will be declared non- responsive. Each point rated technical criterion should be addressed separately.



    PERIOD Volumetric Data

    Business Consulting and Number of (estimated)

    Project Management Support Resources # of days

    Period June 14, 2019-Dec 15, 2022 A B

    1 Engagement Partner 1 60

    2 Business Consultant-Senior 1 140

    3 Business Consultant -Intermediate 1 60

    4 Business Analyst - Senior 1 70

    5 Business Analyst-Intermediate 1 140

    6 Project Leader/Executive 1 80

    7 Project Manager 2 80

    8 Project Administrator 2 120

    Financial Evaluation

    Pricing will be scored based on a relative pricing formula using the rates set out in the Basis of Payment. Each bidder will receive a percentage of the total possible points allocated to price for the particular category it has bid on, which will be calculated in accordance with the following formula: Lowest price ÷ proponents price x weighting = proponent’s pricing points.

    Basis of Selection

    1. To be declared responsive, a bid must:
    1. Comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation

    2. Meet all technical evaluation criteria; and

    3. obtain the required minimum of 43 points overall for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating.

    1. Bids not meeting (a), (b) or (c) will be declared non-responsive.
    1. The selection will be based on the highest responsive combined rating of technical merit and price. The ratio will be 60 % for the qualitative criteria and 40 % for the price.
    1. To establish the qualitative score, the overall qualitative score for each responsive bid will be determined as follows: total number of points obtained / maximum number of points available multiplied by the ratio of 60 %.
    1. To establish the pricing score, each responsive bid will be prorated against the lowest evaluated price and the ratio of 40 %.
    1. For each responsive bid, the qualitative score and the pricing score will be added to determine its combined rating.
    1. Neither the responsive bid obtaining the highest qualitative score nor the one with the lowest evaluated price will necessarily be accepted. The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a contract.




      1. Bidders should consult the Security Requirements for PWGSC Bid Solicitations - Instructions for Bidders ( document on the Departmental Standard Procurement Documents web site.

      2. The Contractor must comply with the provisions of the:

    1. Security Requirements Check List and security guide (if applicable), attached at Annex D of RFP; and

    2. Industrial Security Manual (Latest Edition).



    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
    Contracting authority
    Hutchinson, Angie
    65 Memorial Drive
    North Sydney, NS, B2A 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Supply Arrangement
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering

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