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Bonded Warehouse – Freezer Storage for Seized Product in Enforcement Situations

Solicitation number 5000040634R

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/01/16 15:00 EST

Last amendment date



    Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Wildlife Enforcement Directorate (WED) requires a contractor to provide a one-stop shop for cartage unpacking/repacking and bonded freezer storage solutions throughout Canada. Items in storage are detained for law enforcement purposes.


    The Contractor must be able to coordinate the pickup, transportation, unpacking, storage, and destruction of large volumes of frozen goods arriving by air, rail or sea. Storage must be in a controlled environment where access and egress is regulated. ECCC-WED requires a contractor to provide storage services on an as and when requested basis.


    ECCC-WED routinely undertakes international, multi-regional investigations that can result in long-term detentions of large quantities of perishable frozen food stuffs comprised of endangered species. The balance of the detentions occur at ports of entry into the country (ie. Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax). The location of import necessitates the engagement of bonafide, reliable cold storage warehouse services located within the vicinity of the entry point to Canada.

    ECCC-WED has criminal and civil liabilities associated with the proper storage of these goods. Detentions are considered evidence and as such require secure bonded warehouses with access and egress being monitored and recorded. The Contractor must be in compliance with the Customs Bonded Warehouses Regulations Customs Bonded Warehouse Regulations. The goods are required to be kept at a constant -18 degrees centigrade so as not to spoil and finally, the goods may require long-term storage to allow for lengthy court proceedings that may exceed two years. ECCC requires storage of several containers up to 40 ft.(2,389 cubic ft) in size that do not arrive at fixed intervals and on short notice. This unpredictability results in multiple shipments of varying sizes, arriving at different locations, and dates throughout the year necessitating long term storage with in-and-out provisions over multiple years.

    Geographical Areas:

    Only offerors that operate in one or more of the following geographical areas will be considered:

    Geographical Area 1:

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Geographical Area 2:

    Toronto, Ontario

    Geographical Area 3:

    Montreal, Québec

    Geographical Area 4:

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Environment Canada
    Contracting authority
    Noble, Heidi
    867 Lakeshore Road
    Burlington, ON, L7S 1A1

    Buying organization(s)

    Environment Canada
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Standing Offer
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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