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ACAN- Preparation of Canadian presentation to the plenary session of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf concerning its submission in the Arctic Ocean

Solicitation number 50000052741

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/05/15 14:00 EDT


    Canada’s United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Program collected data in the Arctic Ocean to support the delineation of the outer limits of the extended continental shelf. Canada filed its Arctic Ocean submission with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) on May 23, 2020 and is required to give a high level presentation on the submission at UN Headquarters in New York. Over the next year, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has been tasked by the government of Canada to develop the required presentation on Canada’s Arctic Ocean submission and to make the presentation to the CLCS in the near future. To meet this target, it is necessary for NRCan to contract services to help on the development of the high level presentation to the CLCS.

    This requirement is for consultant services required to:

    1. Assistance in the preparation of Canadian presentation to the plenary session of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf concerning its submission in the Arctic Ocean.
    2. Ongoing collaboration with the UNCLOS team on matters relating to the two submissions of Canada to the CLCS.

    The provider must:

    1. Work with the Canadian UNCLOS team to prepare figures and text, as needed, to support the development and finalization of Canada’s Arctic Ocean presentation
    2. Assist in Geocap and ArcGIS projects underlying the Arctic Ocean submission that will be used in the presentation
    3. Provide guidance on the interpretation and application of UNCLOS Article 76 in the Arctic Ocean presentation
    4. Participate in team planning/progress meetings to develop and finalize Canada’s Arctic Ocean presentation
    5. Participate in a presentation meeting in Ottawa, ON
    6. Participate as a member of the Canadian delegation to United Nations headquarters in New York City during the relevant CLCS plenary session

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Contracting authority
    Kaeli McCarthy
    580 Booth St.
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4

    Buying organization(s)

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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