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RFI Non-Emergency Marine Towing and Tug Services

Solicitation number EP984-220001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/11/14 14:00 EST

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: 
    Request for Information (RFI) 
    Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Government of Canada is seeking the participation of industry, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners, in order to gain an understanding of the non-emergency towing and tug capacity within Canada. 
    Keeping in mind that Canada’s needs for towing and tug services are varied and required by multiple departments such as, but not limited to the Department of National Defense (DND), the Canadian Coast Guards (CCG), and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Canada is specifically looking for information, comments and feedback on:
    1. Liability and insurance clauses that could be part of future contracting tools. 
    2. Capacity to provide a wide range of towing and tug services in national and / or coastal international waters, from coast to coast to coast. These services include, but are not limited to relocation of non-commercial Government of Canada vessels, towing of Wrecked, hazardous and abandoned vessels (WHAV), marine animal carcasses and other marine impediments and debris.
    This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal (RFP). No agreement, procurement tool 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 establish procurement tools pertaining to non-emergency towing and tug services.
    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 potential subsequent solicitation. 
    Respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this RFI. 
    Responses to this RFI are to be submitted to the PSPC Procurement Authority identified below, on or before November 14, 2022 at 2:00pm. 
    PSPC Procurement Authority 
    Katia-Annik Torkia 
    Public Works and Government Services 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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    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
    Torkia, Katia-A
    (819) 230-8262 ( )
    Portage III 6A2 - 47
    11 Laurier Street,/ 11, rue Laurier
    Gatineau, Gatineau, K1A 0S5

    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
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut Territory
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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