Canadian Hydrographic Service – Arctic Survey Program

Solicitation number 30003895

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Closing date and time 2023/03/31 13:00 EDT

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    Canadian Hydrographic Service – Arctic Survey Program


    Contract award through to December 31, 2023, with options to renew for 3 additional 1-year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and oceans Canada (DFO).

    Option periods if exercised will be January 1, 2024 through to December 31, 2024 and January 1, 2025 through to December 31, 2025 and January 1, 2026 through to December 31, 2026.


    Surveys will take place between mid-August through end of October. In 2023, September 01 – October 12 is the preferred period for the 2023 survey to occur. Exact dates to be provided if and when option years are exercised.


    Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) will be chartering a vessel to conduct hydrographic surveys which will includes the use of a DFO/CHS supplied and installed multibeam sonar on the charter vessel as well as deploying a ~6500kg survey launch and ~1500kg uncrewed surface vessel (USV) (both supplied by DFO/CHS) to collect hydrographic data in specific areas of the Canadian arctic. 


    Eastern Canadian Arctic – priority areas will be within the Low Impact shipping Corridors (LISC) or other prioritized areas as identified by CHS. For the 2023 season (~September 01 – October 12), the priority area is identified as coastal Baffin Island (See area defined in Figure 1). Future dates and location to be provided if and when option years are exercised but all will be within the eastern Canadian arctic defined for this project as (east of 99°W and north of 60°N).

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    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Walker, Kimberly
    301 Bishop Drive
    Fredericton, NB, E3C 2M6

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    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nunavut Territory
    Region of opportunity
    Nunavut Territory
    Procurement method
    Competitive - Limited Tendering
    Commodity - GSIN
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