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Passenger Vessel for Hire by Conservation and Protection for Patrols in waters adjacent to western Cape Breton N.S.

Solicitation number 30004106

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/03/24 13:00 EDT



    DFO has a requirement to hire a fishing vessel between 40 to 44 feet in overall length, with the service of a Captain and two crewmembers. The crew members are to assist in boarding’s and gear inspections as requested by a Fishery Officer.

    3.1 Gear Inspections & Patrols (with Fishery Officer on board)

    • Hauling of mainly Snow Crab traps, but also a minimal requirement to haul lobster traps, rock crab traps, gill nets (herring/groundfish), long lines and others types of fishing gear & apparatuses.

      Conduct mainly mid-shore patrols in Snow Crab fishery, but also sporadic coastal patrols in lobster, rock crab, herring, recreational mackerel, striped bass, tuna, groundfish fisheries, and others as required.

    • 3.2 Vessel Capacity & Capabilities

    • Deck space must be large enough to accommodate stacking of minimum of 25 crab traps (diameter of traps is usually between six-seven feet (base/floor)) or at least 50 lobster traps.
    • The vessel must be capable of achieving a minimum required speed of 20 knots and be able to maintain a cruising speed of 20kts or above for a prolonged period of time (unloaded). At times of urgency, a Fishery Officer may require the vessel to transit from one location to another in a short period of time. A Fishery Officer may request the captain to cruise at speed of 20kts or above for a prolonged period of time; therefore the engine performance must be able to perform the requested task.
    • The vessel must be equipped with an acceptable lavatory facility.
    • At least one 110v outlet available to Fishery Officers.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Martin, Kimberly

    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 Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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