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AAFC Harrington Dust Collection System Upgrade

Solicitation number ED001-212583/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/05/13 13:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    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: 
    MacDonald, Anne (D)
    Telephone No. - (902) 314-1009
    Fax No. - (902) 566-7514
    AAFC Harrington Dust Collection System Upgrade, Harrington, PEI
    IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to the COVID-19 situation, all public tender openings are suspended until further notice.  Bid results will be recorded on the bid results line; the phone number is indicated in the Invitation to Tender.  Bidders can continue to hand-deliver their tenders, however, please monitor closely as changes to bid closing dates and bid delivery locations may be necessary.  Thank you for your understanding.
    The Work takes place at the AAFC Charlottetown Research and Development Centre research farm located in Harrington, Prince Edward Island. In general, the Work of this contract consists of the replacement and upgrade of an existing dust collection system including:  
    1. Removal of the existing dust collector, associated exposed ductwork, controls, concrete pad and bollards. 
    2. Supply and installation of a new larger capacity dust collector located outside at grade.
    3. Supply and installation of new exposed dust collection ductwork.
    4. Electrical connection of motor with new power feed and circuit breaker.
    5. Supply and installation of a new explosion damper.
    6. Revisions to existing window unit to suit new exterior duct penetration.
    7. Supply and installation of new dust containment enclosures around existing grain processing equipment. 
    8. Supply and installation of new dust collector concrete pad, bollards and ancillary asphalt reinstatement.
    9. Replacement of existing exterior wall mounted grinder room exhaust fans with new explosion proof fans.
    10. Removal of existing electrical connections to existing grinder room exhaust fans.
    11. Electrical connection of new grinder room explosion proof fans.
    12. Revisions to existing compressed air piping to serve the new dust collector.
    13. Dust collection system ductwork air balancing.
    14. Full system commissioning by equipment manufacturers certified staff.
    15. The facility is to be fully operational throughout construction and at the end of each shift.
    16. Repair or replace building finishes as required or as directed to match existing conditions.
    17. If AAFC security clearances are not obtained by the start of the work, retain the services of a Commissionaire for the duration of the project.
    All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications for PWGSC Project Number R.112327.001 forming part of the bid document. The Contractor shall perform and complete the work by October 1, 2021.
    It is recommended that the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the work site. Arrangements have been made for the site visit to be held at 1200 Brackley Point Road on 22 April 2021. The site visit will begin at 13:30, in building #71.To get to Building #71, take the first left off Brackley Point Road after exiting the highway into the property.
    Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority no later than April 21, 2021@ 13:30 
    to confirm attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend. Bidders may be 
    requested to sign an attendance sheet. Bidders who do not attend or do not send a representative will not 
    be given an alternative appointment but they will not be precluded from submitting a bid. Any clarifications 
    or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included as an amendment to the bid
    The estimated cost for this opportunity is within the following cost category: $100,001 to $500,000. (HST excluded). Standard bid and contract security for the construction is required.
    Inquiries:  All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority: Anne MacDonald, telephone - (902) 314-1009,  e-mail -  Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond. Inquiries are to be made in accordance with S102 - Enquiries During The Solicitation Period, under Special Instructions To Bidders in the solicitation document.  Standard bid and contract security for construction is required.
    Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through the Government Electronic Tendering System (GETS). Addenda, when issued, will be available on GETS.  Standard terms and conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference, and form part of the tender and contract documents. The standard documents are issued by Public Works and Government Services and may be viewed at
    This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in both official languages
    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.
    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
    MacDonald, Anne (PWC) D.
    (902) 314-1009 ( )
    (902) 566-7514
    Sherwood Business Centre
    161 St. Peters Road/
    2nd Floor, Suite 204
    Charlottetown, Prince Ed, C1A 5P7

    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 Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Prince Edward Island
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price

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