SAP Ariba system maintenance

SAP Ariba will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the times listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Friday, June 21 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm (Eastern Time) 
  • Saturday, June 22 from 6:00 pm until Sunday, June 23 12:00 am (Eastern Time) 

Main Construction Manager Optional Site Visit - Giant Mine,
Yellowknife, NT

Solicitation number EW702-141166/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/09/25 16:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: 
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Main Construction Manager Optional Site Visit - Giant Mine,
    Yellowknife, NT
    Letter of Interest
    Okemaysim, Tammy
    Telephone No. - (306) 975-6583 (    )
    Fax No. - (306) 975-5397
    Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of
    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is
    preparing bid documents and Terms of Reference for the Main
    Construction Management contract at Giant Mine, located on the
    Ingraham Trail just outside of Yellowknife, Northwest
    Territories.  Prior to posting the Request for Proposal (RFP),
    PWGSC is conducting an optional site visit for potential bidders
    who are interested in submitting a proposal for the Main
    Construction Management contract at the Giant Mine Site.  The
    intent of the site visit is to provide potential bidders the
    opportunity to see the site prior to winter conditions as it is
    anticipated the requirement will be tendered this winter,
    2013-2014.  This Letter of Interest request only describes an
    anticipated solicitation, provision of a Letter of Interest and
    attendance at the site visit does not constitute a contract
    between Canada/PWGSC and the interested proponent.
    The majority of site work commencing in the fall of 2014,
    including ongoing care and maintenance to the end of
    remediation, is expected to be delivered using a construction
    manager. Phase I of the Main Construction Management contract
    will include the care and maintenance of the mine, fulfilling
    the mine manager function (responsible for overall Health &
    Safety) as defined in the NT Mines Health & Safety Act, and the
    implementation and management of a site environmental management
    system. Phase I will also include elements of advisory and
    support services, project administration, work package
    development, cost estimating, cost management, time management,
    and risk identification and management primarily associated with
    building the schedule and substantive cost estimate for the
    total remediation project. Additionally, if there is any work
    remaining from the site stabilization plan or urgent work
    required to address an identified health or safety concern, this
    contract would be utilized to complete it.
    Under Phase II of this contract, the focus will shift to the
    completion of the overall remediation activities along with care
    and maintenance responsibilities. The Construction Manager will
    provide the following pre-construction, construction and
    post-construction services:  advisory and support services,
    project administration, work packaging, cost estimating, cost
    management, time management, risk management, scope control and
    management, quality control and assurance, general contractor
    services, tendering services that include subcontracting all
    work packages using competitive bidding processes, subcontractor
    coordination, etc. The current understanding for the overall
    remediation work to be delivered by the Main Construction
    Manager is a combination of design-build (D/B) and
    design-bid-build (D/B/B) work packages. Consequently, the
    Construction Manager will be issuing contracts with engineering
    components, specific to the work package requirements. The table
    below summarizes the work packages PWGSC has identified for
    planning purposes, along with a brief description and the
    anticipated procurement approach (D/B or D/B/B).
    Procurement Approach	Work Package			Description
    				Demolition and Debris		The demolition and disposal of site
    									structures and utilities as well as the
    									collection of all surface debris.
    				Contaminated Soil		Remediation of contaminated soil at the
    									site by either excavation or by capping 									and
    				Openings to Surface		Permanent closure of mine openings.
    				Open Pit Closure		Stabilization of the pits to address
    									geotechnical concerns and construction 									of
    fences or berms to protect public 									safety.
    				Borrow Sources			Development of fine and coarse grained
    									borrow sources within the site to meet 									project
    				Underground			Complete underground stabilization
    									activities such as stope backfill, 										bulkhead
    improvements, and access 									upgrades as defined to meet
    long term 									remediation requirements.
    				Surface Water			Construction of low maintenance water
    									conveyance systems to direct surface 									runoff
    from undisturbed or reclaimed 									areas to natural
    receiving streams and 									to temporarily convey surface
    runoff 									from unreclaimed areas to mine water
    									systems for storage and/or treatment
    				Baker Creek			Remediation activities to stabilize the
    									Creek, isolate or remove contaminants 									from the
    environment and restoration 									activities to support
    ecological 										processes.
    				Tailings Rehabilitation		Construction of a soil cover over
    the 									identified tailings impoundment areas.
    				Freeze Program		Supply and install the necessary
    									infrastructure to achieve the freeze
    									objectives for the site.
    The estimated duration including both phases of the contract is
    10 years.
    It is optional that potential bidders or their representatives
    visit the work site.  The optional site visit is to be held on
    October 2nd, 2013.  Bidders must communicate with the
    Contracting Authority no later than Wednesday, September 25th,
    2013 to confirm attendance and provide the names of the
    person(s) who will attend.  
    1)	Due to limited space, each bidder attending will be limited
    to one (1) representative for the site 		visit and four (4)
    representatives for the information session.
    2)	There will be a site visit on October 2nd, 2013. Registered
    attendees are to meet at the C-Dry 		Boardroom at the Giant Mine
    Site, Yellowknife, NT at 9:00 am.  An information session will
    be 		held on October 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 am at T.B.D.
    3)	Attire - It is mandatory that all persons attending the site
    visit have the proper safety footwear 		(CSA approved green
    patch). Hard hats, high visibility vest and safety glasses are
    also required.  		Bidder personnel/individuals who do not have
    the proper safety attire will be denied access to the 		site.  
    4)	Interested bidders must register and confirm their attendance
    with the Contracting Authority no 		later than 2:00 P.M. C.S.T.,
    September 25th, 2013.  
    	E-mail: or via telephone at
    5)	Non-registered bidders may not be eligible for the
    underground tour or even taken to or be 		allowed on the site.
    6)	All travel and living costs associated with travel to
    Yellowknife for the purpose of attending the 		Optional Site
    Visit and information session will be borne by the bidder or its
    PWGSC intends to post this RFP on the Government Electronic
    Tendering Service at and potential
    bidders interested in submitting a proposal will be required to
    order documents from  The competitive
    requirement will be subject to the provision of the World Trade
    Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement
    on Internal Trade (AIT).
    The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claims and Self Government
    Agreement will apply to the proposed procurement. The benefits
    that apply are contained in: Chapter 26, clauses 26.1.1, 26.1.2,
    26.3, 26.3.1 (a) and 26.4.1 of the Tlicho Land Claims and
    Self-Government Agreement.
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Partner with another business

    The functionality to add your company name to the list of interested businesses is temporarily unavailable.

    This list does not replace or affect the tendering procedures for this procurement process. Businesses are still required to respond to bid solicitations, and to compete based on the set criteria. For more information please read the Terms of use.

    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Okemaysim, Tammy
    (306) 975-6583 ( )
    (306) 975-5397
    Suite 1650
    635 - 8th Ave. S.W.
    Bureau 1650
    635 - 8e avenue, SO
    Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3M3

    Buying organization(s)

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

    Details for this tender opportunity are provided in the Description tab.

    Please contact the contracting officer to get the full solicitation documentation, access information on how to bid, or if you have any questions regarding this tender opportunity.

    Note that there may be fees to access the documents or bid. These should be outlined in the Description tab.

    We recommend that you contact the contracting officer as soon as possible, as there may be deadlines for receiving questions.

    Eligibility and terms and conditions

    Government of Canada tender and awards notices, solicitation documents, and other attachments are fully accessible and available free of charge and without having to register on CanadaBuys.

    Information may be available on another source prior to being available on CanadaBuys. You may have received this information through a third-party distributor. The Government of Canada is not responsible for any tender notices and/or related documents and attachments not accessed directly from

    Government of Canada tender or award notices carry an OpenGovernment License - Canada that governs its use. Related solicitation documents and/or tender attachments are copyright protected. Please refer to our terms and conditions page for more information.

    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Northwest Territories

    Support for small and medium businesses

    If you have questions about this tender opportunity, please contact the contracting officer, whose information is found in the Contact information tab. 

    Refer to our Support page if you need help or have questions about the government procurement process, including how to bid or how to register in SAP Ariba. You can also contact Procurement Assistance Canada, which has offices across Canada.


    Date modified: