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Draft First Nations Community Based Fishery Fisheries Monitoring and Reporting Framework

Solicitation number FP802-200232

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/03/03 14:00 EST


    Draft First Nations Community Based Fishery Fisheries Monitoring and Reporting Framework

    1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

    An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.

    2. Definition of the requirement

    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has a requirement for a contractor to Development of a Draft First Nations Community Based Fishery Fisheries Monitoring and Reporting Framework in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative (CFN), and the signatory Nations of the Fisheries Resources Reconciliation Agreement as well as conducting a review of existing CBF or Rights Based Fisheries (RBF) and potentially overlapping commercial fisheries.

    The Contractor will work closely with a joint CFN- DFO Steering Committee to develop a First Nations Community Based Fishery Fisheries Monitoring and Reporting Framework which will outline the key components to be considered and addressed when developing CBF monitoring and reporting programs. This Framework will serve as a guidance document for development of a pilot monitoring and reporting program and future DFO and FN joint Fisheries Monitoring and Reporting (FMR) programs.

    1. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: 

    Contractor has over 10 years of professional experience developing, implementing and reviewing environmental and fisheries monitoring programs in collaborative partnerships with indigenous communities. The particular expertise includes:


    • Environmental Monitoring and Management Program Development and Oversight
    • Review and Assessment of Monitoring Programs and Reporting
    • Collaboration, Inclusion and Training of Indigenous Representatives in Monitoring Programs
    • Marine and Freshwater Aquatic Monitoring and Reporting
    • Project Permitting, Licensing and Environmental Compliance
    • The contractors particular experience with collaboration with indigenous communities is fundamental for successful completion.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Monitoring Policies;
    • Contractor has direct knowledge of national catch monitoring policies and indigenous issues associated fisheries and catch monitoring

    Academic qualifications;

    • Contractor has a Master of Science graduate degree from University of British Columbia
    1. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

    The contractor has unique experience and expertise developing and implementing monitoring programs in partnership across a broad range of indigenous communities in Canada. This particular project requires knowledge of the cultural requirements and sensitivities necessary for constructive and successful engagement with the indigenous partners and is fundamental to success. Currently there are no other known contractors with this particular skill set relevant to Pacific indigenous fisheries monitoring that could successfully deliver this project within the timelines and costs allocated.

    1. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

    Subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work"

    1. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date

    The proposed contract is for a period of one (1) year, from March 5, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

    1. Cost estimate of the proposed contract

    The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $70,000.00 (GST/HST extra).

    1. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

    Katsky Venter

    221 Trincomali Hts

    Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1M9

    1. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities

    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

    1. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities

    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is March 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

    1. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities 

      Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

      Name: Steve Whiteduck

      Procurement Consultant

      Fisheries and Oceans
      200 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON

      K1A 0E6
      Telephone: 343-548-5761

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Whiteduck, Steve
    200 Kent Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Summary information

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