Standing Offer for Salmonid Milt Preservation

Solicitation number 30000317

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Closing date and time 2022/12/19 14:00 EST

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    Solicitation #: 30000317

    Closing Date: December 19, 2022

    Closing Time: 2:00 PM (EST)

    This requirement is for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

    Title: Standing Offer for Salmonid Milt Preservation


    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has a requirement to set up a standing offer agreement for Salmonid Milt Preservation services on an “as and when” requested basis. The objective is to award a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) to one (1) supplier who can provide Salmonid Milt Preservation Services to meet the specific needs of the Statement of Work.


    The Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) plays a key role in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s work to conserve and manage Pacific salmon stocks. SEP’s hatcheries contribute to the government’s efforts to conserve Pacific salmon populations in crisis and prevent the functional extirpation of local stocks. 

    Currently, there are multiple stocks of Pacific salmon within British Columbia that are in precipitous decline and require enhancement intervention. Due to limited hatchery capacity, the department triages stocks of extreme conservation concern. Triage is based on multiple factors, including whether a given stock is genetically unique within a conservation unit (CU) or designable unit (DU). When the escapement of a particular stock is less than the number of individuals required for an effective population size, the risk of extirpation increases significantly as heterozygosity and genetic diversity are lost.

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada requires the following activities to be conducted:

    1. prepare freshly extracted salmonid milt for cryopreservation
    2. cryopreserve, inventory, and safely and securely store salmonid milt for an indeterminate length of time
    3. safely reanimate milt as and when needed for female gamete fertilization

      Species of salmonids that may be targeted for cryopreservation to support enhancement and research purposes include: Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka), Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar).


      The period for placing call-ups against any resulting Standing Offer shall be from the date of award of the Standing Offer for a one year period with 3 option year periods to be exercised at the discretion of the Department. Call-ups will not be made for services beyond the above period. Proposed rates will be fixed for the duration of the Standing Offer contract and optional periods.


      The total limitation resulting from all call-ups issued against this Standing Offer shall not exceed $1,110,000.00, HST/GST included for the entire period of standing offer. The Department does not guarantee any volume of work associated with this Standing Offer Agreement.
      Limitation of Individual Call-ups:
      Individual call-ups issued under this Standing Offer Agreement shall not exceed $100,000.00 (inclusive of all expenses and Applicable taxes).

      Location of Work, Work site and Delivery Point:

      The work will be conducted in British Columbia for the Big Bar Response and across Canada for SEP.
      Work will be performed at the Contractor’s premises and on location when technical work is required at the collection site.


      There is no security requirement for this contract.


    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada, on the following grounds: where material developed or produced consists of material subject to copyright, with the exception of computer software and all documentation pertaining to that software.


    The requirement is subject to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), Canada - Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).


    The Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) is to establish one (1) Standing Offer for the requirement detailed in the RFSO, to the Identified Users across Canada, excluding locations within Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, and Labrador that are subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs). Any requirement for deliveries to locations within CLCAs areas within Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, or Labrador will have to be treated as a separate procurement, outside of the resulting standing offers.


    The basis of selection is Highest Compliant Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price.

    Contract Authority:

    Name: Olivier Trinh

    Phone Number: 873-455-0475

    Email Address: c.c.:


    Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “BUYANDSELL.GC.CA” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Trinh, Olivier
    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
    Request for Standing Offer
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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