SA-Marine Planning&Conservation Program

Solicitation number F6160-210004/A

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Closing date and time 2022/04/26 12:30 EDT

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    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    SA-Marine Planning&Conservation Program
    Lacey, Rhonda
    Telephone No. - (709) 730-1597 (    )
    Fax No. - (709) 772-4603 (    )
    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Marine Planning and Conservation Program intends to establish a Supply Arrangement for the provision of scientific services involving a knowledge of and technical support for a broad range of marine fish, fisheries, invertebrates, birds, marine mammals, and habitats in the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador. Individual projects will be related to monitoring of existing or proposed conservation areas, such as Marine Protected Areas and Marine Refuges, as well as contributing to broader Marine Planning and Conservation Program priorities. In addition, projects may also support other Marine Planning and Conservation Programs and initiatives such as Marine Environmental Quality, Marine Spatial Planning, the Community-Based Coastal Resource Inventory, and the Coastal Community Conservation Opportunities Initiative.
    The period for awarding contracts under the Supply Arrangement is from May 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024 with options to extend the supply arrangement for two separate and additional one year periods at April 1, 2024 and April 1, 2025.
    Field sample collection could potentially include any inshore and/or offshore waters of Newfoundland and Labrador using appropriate vessels and other equipment as required under specific contracts. The area covered by this Supply Arrangement is delimited inshore (to the low water mark and estuaries) and offshore waters (out to the 200 mile limit) of Newfoundland and Labrador. The following areas will be delineated for the purposes of this SA:
    Marine Protected Areas
    Gilbert Bay 
    Laurentian Channel
    Marine Refuges
    Hatton Basin 
    Hopedale Saddle 
    Hawke Channel
    Funk Island Deep 
    Northeast Newfoundland Slope 
    3O Coral Closure
    Other inshore, midshore, and offshore Newfoundland
    Southern Newfoundland 
    NAFO Division 4R, 
    4Vs, 4Vn 
    Northeast Coast Newfoundland
    Fortune Bay 
    Placentia Bay B
    onavista Bay
    Other inshore, midshore, and offshore Labrador
    Southern Labrador 
    Mid Labrador Coast 
    Northern Labrador
    Land-based activities
    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada may require scientific and/or technical services under this Supply Arrangement:
    - Data collection and processing in support of monitoring and/or research associated with Marine Planning and Conservation Program objectives;
    - Biological sample collection, processing, and/or analysis;
    - Ecological, biodiversity, environmental, or taxonomic research, or related information services;
    - Photo or video collection, processing, and/or analysis;
    - Oceanographic and environmental water quality data collection, processing, and/or analysis;
    - Internal and/or external tag data collection, processing, and/or analysis for marine species;
    - Installation, retrieval, data collection, recording, maintenance/servicing of underwater acoustic and oceanographic sound receivers and recorders;
    - Deployment, operation, retrieval, data collection, recording, maintenance/servicing of unmanned underwater vehicles for photo and video collection in marine areas;
    - Geographic Information Sciences (GIS);
    - Specialized scientific assessments;
    - Fieldwork in the marine environment;
    - Equipment holdings or access to equipment;
    - Availability of vessels;
    - Local Ecological Knowledge on the marine environment;
    - Indigenous Knowledge collection on the marine environment;
    - Publication; and/or
    - Public awareness and education.
    Requirements and Deliverables:
    Detailed deliverables will be specified for individual projects. Projects may range from the collection of specimens and/or samples to multi-phased research projects involving large datasets and data processing, mapping, and/or detailed report writing. 
    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.

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    • 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
    Lacey, Rhonda
    (709) 730-1597 ( )
    (709) 772-4603
    Cabot Place, Phase II, 2nd Floor
    Box 4600
    St. John's, NF, A1C 5T2

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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