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Cliff/NRC - CM Services

Solicitation number EP635-201103/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/02/18 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    This procurement consists of a two-envelope bidding process. Refer to the Request for Proposal documents for details.
    R.091159.008, R.091171.004, R.091174.004, R.095891.004, R.095893.004
    Title:  Cliff/NRC Plant District Energy Systems - Construction Management Services
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) requires Construction Management Services to convert the heating and cooling systems at a number of buildings within the Cliff/NRC (National Research Council) Plant District Energy System (DES) with the following civic addresses:
    • National Capital Commission Sussex Buildings at:
    o 15 and 25 George Street;
    o 6, 8, 12 and 18 York Street; and
    o 513, 515, 517, 519, 521, 533, 537, 539 and 541 Sussex Drive
    • National Research Council at 100 Sussex Drive; and
    • National Gallery of Canada at 380 Sussex Drive.
    This conversion is under the User Building Conversion Plan (UBCP) that is part of a larger PWGSC initiative, the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP), which aims to modernize the system that heats and cools over eighty (80) federal and non-federal buildings in the National Capital Area.
    The scope of Construction Management Services is comprised of the following stages:
    • Pre-construction Services 
    • Construction Services 
    • Post-construction Services 
    The Construction Manager must ensure the Cliff/NRC Plant DES Building Conversion Project is delivered on schedule, within the construction estimate and to the level of quality required for a project of this stature and must deliver the following benefits to the Cliff/NRC Plant DES Building Conversion Project including but not limited to:
    • Advisory and support services
    • Sustainable construction
    • Project Administration
    • Tender Packages
    • Budget control and Cost Management
    • Time Management (Scheduling)
    • Risk Management
    • Scope Control and Management
    • Quality Control
    • General Contractor Services
    • Provide full time site staff and site facilities
    • Act as Constructor under the Ministry of Labour (Ontario) regulations (the "Regulations") and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario) (the "Act")
    • Coordinate contractors retained by the Construction Manager and by others and ensuring the protection of the general public on or near the site
    • Provide labour and materials for pre-approved Division 1 Work
    • Sub-contract all other construction Work using competitive bidding processes and negotiation 
    • Pre-purchase key materials as needed and directed by PWGSC
    • Procure all necessary materials and services for the project
    The Contractor must perform the services and achieve final Completion of the Work by no later than January 31, 2023.
    The estimated cost for this opportunity is within the following category:  $5,000,001 to $20,000,000
    This procurement contains a mandatory security requirement.  At bid closing, the Bidder must hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) at level of RELIABILITY. Failure to comply with this requirement will render the Bid non-compliant and no further consideration will be given to the Bid.
    There will be no site visit for this project.
    All enquiries are to be submitted to the Contractual Authority: Jessica Kelly by email at  
    Enquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than ten (10) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.
    Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the Government Electronic Tendering Service at or at the toll-free number 1-855-886-3030. 
    Amendments, when issued, will be available from the same government electronic tendering service.
    Firms that elect to base their bids on bid documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the bid calling authority of their intention to bid.
    Sealed bids will be received at:  Public Works and Government Services Canada, Bid Receiving Unit, Place du Portage, Phase III, Main Lobby Core 0A1, 11 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1C9.
    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.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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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
    Kelly, Jessica
    140 O'Connor Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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