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Interim Science Vessel

Solicitation number F7013-220401/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/07/18 14:00 EDT

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: 
    Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) - Request for Information (RFI):
    Objective of the RFI:
    Canada, as represented by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), with the assistance of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), intends to use this RFI to consult the industry to: 
    a) Obtain industry’s input on candidate vessels, associated costs and other considerations to enable Canada to assess the viability of chartering services for an Interim Science Vessel (ISV) capable of hydrographic and oceanographic science work in Canada’s east coast; 
    b) Provide industry with an early opportunity to assess and comment on proposed ways forward in order to maximize best value to Canada during a possible, subsequent  Request for Proposal phase and to solicit feedback and recommendations on any issues that would impact a supplier’s ability to fulfill the requirement;
    c) Solicit industry knowledge and expertise regarding best practices towards a successful outcome for this procurement project;
    d) Gauge the feasibility of the proposed Indigenous Participation Component (IPC) as part of the Interim Science Vessel project in order to meet the Government of Canada’s commitments of advancing Indigenous socio-economic development through federal contracting opportunities; and
    e) Gauge how the solutions proposed by industry will provide opportunities that would allow Canada to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace as part of the Interim Science Vessel project.
    The CCG is seeking information regarding a potential charter of an Interim Science Vessel to conduct the work previously performed by the CCGS Hudson. The CCGS Hudson entered into service with the CCG in 1963 and has been a key platform for Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s oceanographic and hydrographic science program.  The CCGS Hudson is at the end of its service life and its replacement vessel remains in construction. The vessel is based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 
    Additional information on this requirement is provided in the RFI documents.
    Erik Martin
    Supply Team Leader
    Major Marine Construction Sector (MMCS)
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    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

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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
    Martin, Erik
    (613) 296-7863 ( )
    11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 6C2
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    French, English
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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