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RFI - Naval Inshore Support Vessels

Solicitation number W8472-225864/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/09/01 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    RFI - Naval Inshore Support Vessels
    Notice Amendment 001 is made for the following resons:
    - To confirm the Industry Day date (January 12, 2023 at 1:00pm EST);
    - To correct the RFI closing date to September 1, 2023;
    - And to advise that interested suppliers may request an excel copy of the Industry Response Template by contacting the Contracting Authority.
    Langdon(031mc), Jeremy
    Telephone No. - (613) 220-8146 
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is requesting Industry feedback regarding potential solutions which meet the Naval Inshore Support Vessel (NISV) project operational requirements as listed in the Annex A and Appendixes provided herewith.  The requirements as described in the attached annexes will be fulfilled for Government of Canada on behest of the Department of National Defence. 
    The objectives of this RFI are to:
    a. Apprise potential bidders of the requirements of this project;
    b. Collect information regarding the technical feasibility of the requirements as published in this document. 
    c. Seek industry feedback on potential solutions to the operational requirements described in ANNEX A. 
    d. Seek costing information from industry for budgetary purposes; and
    e. Engage potential bidders and answer their questions as necessary. 
    The project will meet these objectives by requesting respondents to complete the Industry Response Template in ANNEX B. 
    This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a request for proposal (RFP).  No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this RFI.  The issuance of this RFI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada, nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada.  
    This RFI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award any contract(s) for the work described herein. Canada does not intend to award any contract on the basis of this notice or otherwise pay for the information solicited. Any and all expenses incurred by the Respondent in pursuing this opportunity, including the provision of information and potential visits, are at the Respondent's sole risk and expense.
    Any discussions on this subject with project staff representing Department of National Defence, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or any other Government of Canada representative or other personnel involved in project activities, must not be construed as an offer to purchase or as a commitment by Canada.
    Although the information collected may be provided as commercial-in-confidence (and, if identified as such, will be treated accordingly by Canada), Canada may use the information to assist in drafting performance specifications (which are subject to change) and for budgetary purposes.
    Respondents are encouraged to identify, in the information they share with Canada, any information that they feel is proprietary, third party or personal information. Please note that Canada may be obligated by law (e.g. in response to a request under the Access of Information and Privacy Act) to disclose proprietary or commercially-sensitive information concerning a respondent (for more information:
    Respondents are asked to identify if their response, or any part of their response, is subject to the Controlled Goods Regulations.
    Participation in this RFI is encouraged, but is not mandatory. There will be no short-listing of potential suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this RFI.  Similarly, participation in this RFI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any subsequent potential solicitation/s.
    Respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this RFI.
    The RFI closing date published herein is not the deadline for comments or input. Comments and input will be accepted any time up to the time when/if a follow-on solicitation is published.
    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
    Langdon(031mc), Jeremy
    (613) 220-8146 ( )
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    6C2, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    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 – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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