High Seas Fisheries Enforcement Charter (HSFEC)

Solicitation number FP859-220407/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/05/24 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA/WTO-AGP/CPTPP/CFTA/FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama/Korea/UK
    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 Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), with the assistance of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), intends to use this RFI to consult the industry on the following: 
    a) To obtain industry’s input on candidate vessels, associated costs and other considerations to enable Canada to assess the viability of chartering services for aHigh Seas Fisheries Enforcement Charter (HSFEC) capable of conducting boarding and inspection operations of vessels engaged in fishing activities on the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean; 
    b) To provide industry with an early opportunity to assess and comment on the attached documentation in order to maximize best value to Canada during a possible, subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) phase and to solicit feedback and recommendations on any issues that would impact a supplier’s ability to fulfill the requirement;
    c) To solicit industry knowledge and expertise regarding best practices towards a successful outcome for this procurement project;
    d) To gauge the feasibility of the proposed Indigenous Participation Component (IPC) as part of the High Seas Fisheries Enforcement Charter project in order to meet the Government of Canada’s commitments of advancing Indigenous socio-economic development through federal contracting opportunities; and
    e) To 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 High Seas Fisheries Enforcement Charter project.
    Presently, DFO and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) do not have the necessary program vessels within the Pacific fleet to fulfil C&P’s future offshore requirements beyond Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The anticipated provision of service duration is notionally over a 3 year period with a potential requirement for option years that could be exercised for services extending up to 5 years in total.
    Additional information on this requirement is provided in the RFI documents.
    Melanie Girard
    Supply Officer
    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

    • 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-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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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
    Girard (008mb), Mélanie
    (819) 661-4312 ( )
    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
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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