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Science Vessel Charter(s): Information Session on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Requirements

Solicitation number F5211-180900-ABC

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/03/31 13:00 EDT

Last amendment date



    Based on the feedback received during the Information Session consultation phase with Industry and vessel operators we have revised the categorization of vessel documents. As we progress to the next phase of this initiative, this is the final opportunity to review the documents and provide feedback prior to the publication of the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA). Please refer to F5211-180900-ABC (this Request for Information) for all updated draft documents.

    Thank you.


    DFO is seeking capable research vessel charter(s) (vessel and crew) to conduct and deliver ‘at-sea’ field programs. The research mission’s at-sea will vary in requirements as they relate to different ocean science operations (e.g. oceanography, marine mammal studies, hydrography, etc.) and fisheries science (e.g., stock assessment, biodiversity, habitat management, etc.). The requirements for these research vessel charter(s) will also vary depending on the location of the science mission(s) (e.g., Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, etc.). The potential requirement for research vessel charter(s) is for multiple programs and could range from 28 to 265 days annually with options for multiple years.

    Contract duration

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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
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Canada, Foreign, Europe, World, Mexico, Unspecified, United States of America
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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