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Operations Compound Utilities Rehabilitation – Banff National Park

Solicitation number 5P420-20-0092/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/07/28 16:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    5P420-20-0092/A Operations Compound Utilities Rehabilitation – Banff National Park


    Parks Canada Agency requires a contractor complete the replacement of the Banff Operations Compound site water, sanitary and storm water utilities infrastructure. Work to include tie-ins at buildings and service mains, related fixtures and equipment. Replacement work is to be completed while coordinating with, and maintaining all operational requirements of the compound.

    To assist with bonding and insurance requirements, this project is estimated at a value between $500,001 > $ 1,000,000, Taxes extra.


    Contractor shall perform and complete the Work no later than December 31, 2020. 


    The following security requirement applies and form part of the Contract.

    The Contractor/Offeror’s personnel as well as their subcontractors that require unescorted access to work site(s) as well as access to sensitive assets or information must EACH hold and maintain a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by Parks Canada Agency Security Directorate (PCASD).

    *Sensitive assets may include: Cash, artefacts, firearms, explosives, keys, vehicles, Historic sites and buildings, electronic equipment, IT networks, Critical installations and systems, etc.

    The Contractor/Offeror’s personnel as well as their subcontractors MUST NOT remove any PCA information or assets from the identified work site(s) without consent from a PCA employee, and they must ensure that their personnel are made aware of and comply with this restriction.

    COVID 19 - Contractor’s Security Screening Temporary Process for “Reliability/Site Access Status with Limitations” during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

    The Treasury Board Standard on Security Screening requires a number of security screening activities, including a law enforcement inquiry (criminal record check), which is required for employment and contracting in the federal government. Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, a temporary security screening process has been implemented and includes a mandatory requirement to conduct a ‘’Name Based Criminal Records Check‘’ in lieu of fingerprints. As a result, a “Security Status with Limitations” may be granted on a conditional basis, pending successful completion of fingerprinting. Parks Canada will reassess conditionally-granted security screening levels as soon as fingerprinting activities resume. 

    Should the individual fail to comply with this requirement or should the completion of the required security screening activity result in the future identification of adverse information, in accordance with Appendix D of the Standard on Security Screening, the individual will be provided an opportunity to explain – validate or refute – the information prior to a decision being reached to confirm, suspend, or revoke the Security Status with Limitations. Revocation of the “Security Status with Limitations” would result in the termination of the individual’s ability to work in positions of the contract that require Reliability Status or Site Access Status.

    The Parks Canada Agency will assume the cost of conducting the ‘’Name Based Criminal Records Check‘’; however, it will remain mandatory for contractors to attend fingerprinting to complete a criminal record check at their own expense when the service returns.

    Note: Name-based criminal record checks are done by checking against the RCMP's Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system. They consist of a check of the National Repository of Criminal Records based on a person's name and date of birth. It may also include searches of other national and local databases. 


    There will be an optional site visit on July 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM MDT. Interested bidders are to meet at 216 Hawk Ave, Banff, AB.

    Please be advised that there will be a limit of two (2) representatives per bidder attending the site visit. In accordance with provincial health regulations, interested bidders must be symptom free, wear a face mask and disposable gloves and observe social distancing from others on site. While inside the buildings, masks and gloves will be mandatory. Review with the consultant and a question and answer session will be held outside the buildings and only one bidder at a time will be permitted entry for measurements and photos.

    Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority before the optional site visit to confirm attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend. Bidders may be requested to sign an attendance sheet. Bidders who do not attend or do not send a representative will not be given an alternative appointment but they will not be precluded from submitting a bid. Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included as an amendment to the bid solicitation.


    All enquiries of a technical and contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority.

    Enquiries regarding this bid must be submitted in writing and should be received no later than five (5) business days prior to the date set for solicitation closing to allow sufficient time to provide a response. Enquiries received after that time may result in an answer NOT being provided.



    The only acceptable email address for responses to bid solicitations is Bids submitted by email directly to the Contracting Authority or to any email address other than may not be accepted.

    The only acceptable facsimile for responses to bid solicitations is 1-866-246-6893

    The maximum email file size that Parks Canada is capable of receiving is 25 megabytes. The Bidder is responsible for any failure attributable to the transmission or receipt of the emailed bid due to file size. Emails with links to bid documents will not be accepted. Bid documents must be sent as email attachments.


    National Parks Regulations require that all work is to be performed in accordance with the ordinances, laws, rules and regulations set out in the National Park Act.

    Bidders that consider themselves qualified to provide this Work and intend to submit bids on this project should obtain documents from the Government Electronic Tendering Service through the Government of Canada tendering service at . Addenda, when issued, will be available from the Government of Canada tendering service. Bidders that elect to base their bids on documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk. Late submissions will not be considered.

    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

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    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Contracting authority
    Chen, Rebecca
    1(866) 246-6893

    Buying organization(s)

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

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