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Solicitation number EN558-14LOI1/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/06/12 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    We are pleased to announce that the Mari-Tech 2013 will include
    a half day Procurement Outlook Conference sponsored by Public
    Works & Government Services Canada on the morning of June 26,
    2013. The particular focus of this year's conference will be the
    Vessel Life Extension requirements of the Canadian Coast Guard
    and other planned vessel constructions. Further detail will be
    forthcoming. To register, please contact	
    Draft Agenda Items
    1. Introduction - PWGSC
    2. Welcome - TBD 
    3. Peter Cairns, Canadian Shipbuilding Association.
    4. Lessons Learned - Mark Seely
    - review results from earlier engagements per the summary below.
    5. New Vessels less than 1000 tonnes at CCG - Robb Wight
    - overview of the new ship requirements planned in CCG.
    6. Vessel Life Extensions at CCG - Michel Cecire
    - overview of the life extensions planned in CCG.
    7. Latest from other departments - Stan Ouimet
    - brief overview of procurements underway or planned in these
    8. Question and Answer - Mark Seely et al
    - open forum for questions, comments.
    Marine Systems Lessons Learned
    April 30, 2013
    1. Budget
     - Fair for work and risk
     -Contingency should be provided for Risk
     - For Innovative requirements, Management Reserve for evolution
     - Validate prior to solicitation
    2. Approach
    - For Innovative requirements, provide adequate focus on System
       Methodology and Change Control Procedure.
    - Basis of payment      
    - Mature proven technology - Firm Price
    - Innovation - Flexible Basis of Payment
    - Avoid Build to Budget on innovative procurements (Level 3)
    - Avoid Enterprise Solutions on Marine procurements (Level 4)
    - Fair Risk Share 
    - Mature proven technology - Design Then Build
    - Innovation - Design and Build, gating, early down select.
    3. Specification
    - Avoid excessive mandatories
    - Avoid conflict between functional, performance and design
    - Extra caution in applying "proven design" vs. performance
    - Validate prior to solicitation
    4. Schedule
    - Reasonable and practical
    - Omnibus requirements to be resource levelled, avoid gaps to
    enable continuity
    - Validate prior to solicitation
    5.  Method of Payment
    - Reasonably aligned with costs incurred
    - Avoid excessive Holdback
    6.  Price Adjustment
    - EPA To be considered on projects of long duration
    - FEA to be applied on projects where significant foreign
    content is expected
    7.   Liability 
    - Use standard models where applicable for Limitation of
    - Liquidated Damages applied only on mature proven technology
    (Level 2)
    8.  Qualification
    - Ensure adequate proven track record on engineering, financial,
    facility, insurance.
    9.  Process Simplification
    - Consider streaming procurements based on complexity.
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    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
    Dufour(025md), Erin
    (819) 956-8292 ( )
    (819) 956-0897
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    6C2, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, 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
    Nova Scotia
    Commodity - GSIN
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