Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area Interpretive Pavilion Displays and Interactive Exhibits

Solicitation number 5000048068

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/01/20 15:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description

    BACKGROUND:

    For more than a century, Last Mountain Lake (LML) National Wildlife Area (NWA) has been officially recognized as a special place for wildlife. This area was first protected in 1887, when 1025 hectares (ha) of land at the north end of LML were set aside as breeding grounds for wild fowl, becoming the first federal bird sanctuary in North America. Two main factors contribute to attracting such a wealth of birdlife to the area: its good habitats, as one of the most productive lakes in southern Saskatchewan; and its strategic location in the heart of the central flyway of North America. Spectacular populations of migrating ducks, geese, Sandhill Cranes and other birds use the area as they travel across the Great Plains, between their northern breeding grounds and southern wintering grounds.

    Over 301 species of birds have been recorded at LML NWA during migration. Up to 50,000 cranes, 450,000 geese and several hundred thousand ducks can be observed when migration peaks. Although less conspicuous, scores of songbirds, shorebirds and birds of prey spend from a few days to a few weeks every year in the area. Birds travelling through at least 25 different countries, from arctic Canada to Argentina, use LML’s rich habitats. The NWA is also an important breeding ground for at least 100 species of birds, many of which are unique to the prairie region. More than 9 species of shorebirds, 43 species of songbirds and 13 species of ducks nest within the limits of the NWA. Colonial nesters are also particularly dependent upon the statutory protection afforded by the NWA. These birds nest in mixed colonies on several islands on the lake or on floating platforms in the marsh and are very sensitive to disturbance during the breeding season.

    In 2016, ten (10) NWAs were selected by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) for investment to “connect Canadians to nature”. Because of its status as a flagship NWA and proximity to urban centers in Saskatchewan, LML NWA is one of those ten (10) selected NWAs. An interpretive site plan was developed for LML NWA and (Migratory Bird Sanctuary) MBS in 2016, and built components of that plan were designed in 2017. Construction began in 2019, and is nearly completed for the Pavilion, a Picnic/Event Hub, and a new Observation Tower at the headquarters node. 

    LML NWA is located 150km north of Regina, and 175km southeast of Saskatoon. The pavilion will be open to the public year-round, during daylight hours. Prior to this construction, the site has received 500 to 1,000 signed-in visitors annually at the headquarters, and more that do not sign in. Local towns of Imperial, Watrous, Nokomis and Raymore have elementary and high schools which use our site to enrich their science curriculum with field trips. The resort communities of Last Mountain Regional Park and Etter’s Beach are the closest communities with high visitation in the summer. While ECCC wishes to attract more people to LML NWA, of more importance is a high-quality experience that facilitates learning, enjoyment, and a long-lasting relationship with nature both at LML NWA in particular, and with nature in general. ECCC wishes to accomplish this through unique events, captivating programming and engaging visitor services.

    Pavilion and Exhibits Overview

    ECCC wants its visitors’ experiences to be memorable and engaging. Instead of providing static display panels full of text, it is critical that these new exhibits meaningfully engage visitors by forging emotional and intellectual connections between their interests and the stories of history of the area, ecosystem management and conservation. The exhibits should be interactive, fun, engaging, meaningful, and profound. The landscape around the pavilion and the interpretive materials within the landscape should be interactive, touchable, appropriate to changing seasons, and enticing to visitors.

    It is very important that the new exhibits be low maintenance and require a low level of expertise to operate them.

    OBJECTIVE:

    The intent of this project is to develop interpretive content for the newly completed and vacant interpretive pavilion (“Pavilion”) at the LML NWA and Migratory Bird Sanctuary (MBS). The objective is to obtain a concept design and a detail design package (including graphic work and working drawings) for the exhibits, a plan for soft landscaping of the area around the Pavilion, and supervision of implementation of that plan through the spring and summer of 2021.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Partner with another business

    The functionality to add your company name to the list of interested businesses is temporarily unavailable.

    This list does not replace or affect the tendering procedures for this procurement process. Businesses are still required to respond to bid solicitations, and to compete based on the set criteria. For more information please read the Terms of use.

    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Environment Canada
    Contracting authority
    Noble, Heidi
    Phone
    905-319-6982
    Email
    heidi.noble@canada.ca
    Address
    867 Lakeshore Road
    Burlington, ON, L7S 1A1
    CA

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    English
    21
    French
    21
    English
    12
    French
    12
    English
    13
    French
    13
    English
    11
    French
    11
    English
    11
    French
    11
    English
    25
    French
    25
    000
    English
    93
    000
    French
    17

    Access the Getting started page for details on how to bid, and more.

    Eligibility and terms and conditions

    Government of Canada tender and awards notices, solicitation documents, and other attachments are fully accessible and available free of charge and without having to register on CanadaBuys.

    Information may be available on another source prior to being available on CanadaBuys. You may have received this information through a third-party distributor. The Government of Canada is not responsible for any tender notices and/or related documents and attachments not accessed directly from CanadaBuys.canada.ca.

    Government of Canada tender or award notices carry an OpenGovernment License - Canada that governs its use. Related solicitation documents and/or tender attachments are copyright protected. Please refer to our terms and conditions page for more information.

    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Saskatchewan
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
    Click the links below to see a list of notices associated with the GSIN codes.

    Support for small and medium businesses

    If you have questions about this tender opportunity, please contact the contracting officer, whose information is found in the Contact information tab. 

    Refer to our Support page if you need help or have questions about the government procurement process, including how to bid or how to register in SAP Ariba. You can also contact Procurement Assistance Canada, which has offices across Canada.

     

    Support

    Contact us directly, or find your answers using resource guides.

    Date modified: