Solicitation number 73393

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/10/27 13:00 EDT


    Advance Procurement Notice

    Land Based Test Facility (LBTF)

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    (with Security Requirements)

    Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice

    This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of potential projects

    with anticipated security requirements to provide interested

    Consultants/Contractors and Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors an

    opportunity to apply for security clearances. Note that there is no guarantee

    that this project will proceed. Note that this project may, or may not, be

    tendered by Defence Construction Canada (DCC).

    Description of the Project

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of the Canadian Surface

    Combatant (CSC) project requires infrastructure to mimic specific combat

    and platform components of an operational ship for the purpose of

    conducting configuration and interoperability Test and Evaluation (T&E)

    activities. The Land Based Test Facility (LBTF) will facilitate testing and

    integration of CSC ship systems by the RCN and greater shipbuilding team

    during the design and testing of the CSC.

    Description of the Services

    Pending Government approval, services associated with the LBTF

    infrastructure could include concept and requirements development, design

    and/or construction. The estimated cost for this project is in the order of

    $62M. The proposed location for the LBTF is Hartlen Point in Eastern

    Passage, Nova Scotia, at the northern mouth of Halifax Harbour on DND

    lands. The LBTF infrastructure work is projected to occur between 2021 and


    Security Requirements

    Consultants/Contractors will be required to hold a valid FACILITY

    SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET with approved

    DOCUMENT SAFEGUARDING at the level of SECRET, issued by the

    Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and

    Procurement Canada (PSPC).

    Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors will be required to hold a valid FACILITY

    SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET, issued or

    approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public

    Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

    The following security requirement may be required but can only be sought

    after contract award: The Consultant/Contractor MUST NOT utilize its

    Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce or store

    any sensitive CLASSIFIED information until CISD/ PSPC has issued written

    approval. After approval has been granted, these tasks may be performed at

    the level of SECRET.


    Consultants/Contractors and Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors that do not

    meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in

    submitting for future procurements that may fall under this project can apply

    for the security clearance through the Industrial Security Program (ISP). This

    can be done by following the procedure on DCC’s website at the following

    link: https://www.dcc-cdc.gc.ca/english/contractors_consultants/The

    following information is to be provided with the request:

    • Contract number 73393 and

    • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


    Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be

    addressed to:

    Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or

    Email address: ISP.Sponsorship@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

    Any questions relating to the Project can be addressed to:

    Sean Brushett

    Regional Service Line Leader, Contract Services

    Defence Construction Canada



    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Defence Construction Canada
    Constitution Square, 19th Floor, 350 Albert Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K3
    Contracting authority
    Brushett, Sean

    Buying organization(s)

    Defence Construction Canada
    Constitution Square, 19th Floor, 350 Albert Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K3
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    Summary information

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

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