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Pre-Tender Optional Site Visit and Information Session, Main Construction Manager, Giant Mine

Solicitation number EW702-141166/F

Publication date

Closing date and time 2016/12/30 15:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Bogus, Katherine
    Telephone No. - (587) 920-3075 (    )
    Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 (    )
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), is preparing bid documents and the Terms of Reference for the Main Construction Manager (MCM) contract for the Giant Mine Remediation Project in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  Prior to posting the Request for Proposal (RFP), PWGSC held an optional surface site visit for potential bidders interested in submitting a proposal for the Main Construction Manager contract. The intent of the site visit was to provide potential bidders with the opportunity to see the site’s surface well before snow and winter set in, as the RFP is anticipated to be posted in Fall 2016. An additional surface tour may be available during the solicitation period but historically the value of surface tours in the fall/winter season is limited by weather conditions.  An underground tour may be held during the solicitation period. This Notice only describes an anticipated solicitation, provision of a Notice and attendance at the site visit does not constitute a contract between Canada/PWGSC and the interested bidder.
    The MCM contract may include (but not be limited to) the following tasks/activities;
    • Role of Mine Manager responsible for overall Site Health &Safety as per the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Mines Act
    • Care and Maintenance (C&M) - either through a sub-contract or through Novation of an existing PWGSC C&M Contract.
    • Development and implementation of a Site Wide EnvironmentalMonitoring Program (EMP) and other aspects of a Site Wide Environmental Management System (including the Air Monitoring Program) - either through a sub-contract or through Novation of existing PWGSC Contracts. 
    • Conversion of Design Packages to Construction Packages 
    • Construction Sequencing and Scheduling 
    • Constructability and Construction Risk Assessment 
    • Assistance with Development of Substantive Cost Estimate to support Effective Project Approval (EPA) by PWGSC and INAC 
    • As and When Construction Work to mitigate immediate Health, Safety or Environmental Risks identified by the Project Team (MCM, PWGSC, INAC and GNWT) 
    • Completion of outstanding Advanced Remediation Construction Activities (if necessary) 
    • Execution of the Remediation Work Packages as a General Contract using Sub-Contracts 
    3. Agenda was as follows:
    a. 9:30 AM  - 10:00 AM: Registration
    b. 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Welcoming remarks & Procurement Overview
    c. 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Project Status Update
    c. 10:30 AM-11:15 AM: Tour Objectives & Overview
    d. 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch (not provided)
    e. 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Safety Orientation & Bus Tour 
    f. 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Final Remarks
    PWGSC intends to post this RFP on the Government Electronic Tendering Service at, where potential bidders interested in submitting a proposal will be required to download the documents. This competitive requirement will be subject to the World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).
    The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement will apply to this procurement. The provisions that applyare contained in: Chapter 26 - Economic Measures, of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement, clauses 26.3, 26.3.1 (a).
    The Government of Canada is committed to a fair, open, transparent and competitive procurement process.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    Giant Mine, located in Yellowknife, operated under several owners for approximately 56 years, starting in 1948. In 1999, then owner, Royal Oak Mines Inc., went into receivership. The Government of Canada has taken on the responsibility of the existing environmental liabilities on the property, including approximately237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide, stored in underground chambers. The Giant Mine site is currently under Care and Maintenance while the Project enters its Design phase before full remediation begins. The implementation phase of the remediation plan will have a number of individual components including, but not limited to: in-situ encapsulation of arsenic trioxide waste; tailings management; improvements/amendments to Baker Creek; surface water management; building demolition; managing surface openings and pit closures; and management, storage, handling, and/or disposal of hazardous materials and contaminated soils. 
    Further information on the Giant Mine Remediation Project may be found at:
    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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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Bogus, Katherine
    (587) 920-3075 ( )
    (780) 497-3510
    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

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Northwest Territories
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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