Industry Day Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Program

Solicitation number F7047-190047/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/02/28 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    This amendment 002 This amendment is raised to provide the presentations given on Industry Day.
    This amendment 001 is raised to provide instructions to suppliers to copy and paste the links below into an internet browser session.
    Online registration form
    Online questionnaire
    Beland, Marc
    Telephone No. - (343) 542-1635 
    Letter of Interest (LOI) - Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Program Industry Days - Discussion on innovations and opportunities. 
    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CFTA / NAFTA
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A1/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No 
    Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Program Industry Days - Information and Engagement Sessions
    Interested suppliers are invited to participate in information and engagement sessions over two days that will be hosted by Public Services and Procurement Canada's (PSPC) Marine Emergency Response Division, Marine Services and Small Vessel Sector, in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Marine and Civil Infrastructure and Environmental response Directorate and the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). 
    The first day will consist of an information session and will be accessible in-person or through WebEx. The second day will consist of Government to Business in-person one-on-one sessions. Both days will take place in the Papineau room, Centre des conférences, Place du Portage, Phase 4, located at 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Québec.
    Participants will be able to ask questions related to the new buoy requirements under the Aton program and bidding process. 
    Day 1 - Information Session - Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) 
    Participants in the information session will:
    - Understand what the CCG AtoN program is all about -who we are and what we do
    - Understand regional challenges etc. 
    - Understand procurement challenges (chain deliveries etc.) 
    - Learn more about upcoming opportunities and the future direction of the AtoN Program 
    - Understand the requirements of Requests for Proposals to better prepare a bid submission 
    - Have the opportunity to ask questions about the bidding process 
    - Innovation challenges to Industry
    Day 2 - Government to Business One-on-One Sessions - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm (EST)
     Participants in the 1 hour in-person one-on-one sessions will have the opportunity to: 
    - Showcase their products to Government 
    - Provide input on marine industry trends 
    - Discuss the aspects of the upcoming CCG buoy requirements including: 
    o Buoy specifications, overall life cycle costs, disposal and biodegradability of materials 
    o Battery options for the Q4S Buoys, including disposal 
    o Issues with CCG current specifications (buoys, lanterns, other) 
    o Identifying possible procurement efficiencies 
    o Disposal options for buoys, lanterns and batteries 
    Seeking Industry feedback - Questionnaire open to all interested parties
    The CCG is also interested in obtaining industry feedback in key areas. All interested parties are invited to complete our online questionnaire.
     If our online questionnaire is not accessible to you, please contact Marc Béland at for assistance and to obtain other formats such as a text file with regular or large print, or to participate in a phone interview.
    How to register for the Industry Days
    To participate in the Industry Day information session in-person or via WebEx, and/or to participate in the Government to Business in-person one-on-one sessions, please complete the following online registration form ( on or before January 17, 2020.
    When registering, participants are also encouraged to submit questions and comments, which will be addressed during the information session and can be discussed during the one-on-one sessions should they wish to attend. Please indicate any requirement for accommodations when completing the registration. If our online registration is not accessible to you, please contact Marc Béland at for assistance and to obtain other formats such as a text file with regular or large print, or to register over the phone.
    - The information session will take place in English. However, all presentation materials will be available in both English and French. Questions will be welcomed in both languages and will be addressed accordingly.
    - The one-on-one sessions will be available in English or French according to your preference. An alternative date and time may be arranged upon request for a teleconference or in-person one-on-one session.
    - Please note that lunch will not be provided during the industry days. A selection of restaurants and cafes are available on-site for your convenience. 
    Following registration, participants will receive a confirmation of their participation and related details. 
    Important: This is not a bid solicitation process and a contract will not result from this request. Participation in this Letter of Interest (LOI) is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any potential subsequent solicitation. Please note that respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this LOI.
    For more information
    If suppliers have any questions regarding this Industry Day, please direct emails to the following Public Services and Procurement Canada contracting authority: 
    Marc Béland 
    Supply Specialist 
    Marine Emergency Response Division | Marine Services & Small Vessels Sector 
    Public Services and Procurement Canada | Government of Canada | 343-542-1635
    Stay informed
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    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Beland, Marc
    (343) 542-1635 ( )
    Centennial Towers 7th Floor - 7W119
    200 Kent Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0S5

    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 Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut Territory
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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