RFI-B Mid-Shore Multi-Mission (MSMM)

Solicitation number F7013-190110/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/02/20 14:00 EST

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    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    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)
    In order to deliver its core mandate, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) intends to procure up to six vessels, of an estimated 900-950 MT lightship weight, as part of a new class of Mid-Shore Multi-Mission (MSMM) vessels. The current intention would be to build two MSMM vessels for each of the three areas of operation further described in this RFI. One of the vessels is intended to be assigned part time to the Canadian Coast Guard College as a training vessel.
    These vessels will be designed and built with the intention of being managed as national assets of a single, common CCG fleet of vessels. The goal of CCG class management is to achieve commonality across vessels for maintenance, training, and sparing purposes. Further benefits include operational compatibility when personnel and assets are reassigned between the regions. As such, the MSMM vessels will be designed and built to meet the needs of the various programs on a national level.
    The MSMM vessels will provide a wide range of program delivery capabilities while maximizing mission modularity, innovation, green technologies, and an effective return on investment to Canadians. Mission modularity capacity, refers to the method of employing various modules, containers, or portable deck mounted equipment which can be stored on board or in the regions, to support the primary and secondary missions as required. The new class of vessels is intended to function primarily as a platform for the following:
    • Ecosystem and marine science
    • Hydrographic surveys
    • Aids to Navigation (AToN)
    • Search and Rescue services
    • Icebreaking in the form of shallow harbour breakouts, flood control, and commercial track maintenance within its capabilities.
    Objective of this 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 Request for Information (RFI/B) to consult and update Industry with regards to the following:
    a) To provide Industry with an update regarding the MSMM vessels procurement and provide industry with an early opportunity to assess and comment on the revised documents;
    b) To solicit industry knowledge and expertise regarding best practices towards a successful outcome for this procurement project;
    c) To gauge the feasibility of the proposed Indigenous Participation Component (IPC) as part of the MSMM procurement in order to meet the Government of Canada’s commitments of advancing Indigenous socio-economic development through federal contracting opportunities; and
    d) 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, and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
    Additional information is provided in the RFI documents.
    Alison Owen
    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

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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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
    Owen, Alison
    (343) 573-3671 ( )
    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
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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