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Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Discovery Centre and Multiuse Building

Solicitation number 5P201-180231/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/06/20 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Solicitation No. 5P201-180231/A
    Toronto, ON - Architectural and Engineering Services for Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Multifunctional Buildings
    Important Notice:  Please be advised that the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Real Property Contracting office is moving to 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, 10th floor on April 25, 2019.
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Parks Canada (PCA), intends to retain an Architectural firm in the capacity of Prime Consultant for the provision of a multi-disciplinary team to fulfil the services required for this project. 
    The project consists of the construction of a new multi-use building housing a discovery centre, administration offices, maintenance garage, a parking lot, site work for the outdoor portion of the interpretive exhibit and arrival sequence, and outside storage in Nipigon, Ontario
    This procurement contains a security requirement. Proponents are advised that as detailed in Supplementary Instructions to Proponents (SI) 6 - Security Requirement, at the date of bid closing, the following conditions must be met:
    (a) the Proponent must hold a valid organization security clearance as indicated in Supplementary Conditions SC1;
    The personnel security requirements can be found in SC1 and not required at the date of bid closing.
    This Request for Proposal (RFP) is a two-phase process; Proponents responding to this RFP will be requested to submit their proposal in two phases.  Phase One proposals will cover only the previous achievements and experiences of the proposed consultant team. Phase Two proposals will cover the understanding of the project, scope, management of services, design philosophy, and pricing.
    Phase One proposals will cover only the qualifications, experience and organization of the proposed Consultant Team.  Following evaluation and rating of these proposals, proponents are advised of their competitive standing and have the opportunity to decide whether or not to continue their participation by submitting a Phase Two proposal.  Phase Two proposals will cover the detailed approach to the work, and the pricing and terms offered.  A combination of the Phase One and Phase Two submissions constitutes the final proposal.  
    The Proponent whose responsive proposal achieves the highest total score is the first entity that the Evaluation Board will recommend be approached in order to finalize details of an agreement for the provision of the required services.
    The purpose is to select the highest ranked experienced firm of Consultants and sub-consultants to fulfil the services required for this project.
    The preliminary cost estimate for the Construction Contract for this project is $10M (HST excluded).
    Architectural firms interested in providing these services may order the Request for Proposal documents which are distributed through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS).  
    Standard Terms and Conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of the Tender and Contract Documents.  The Standard documents are issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada and may be viewed on Tender documents can be obtained from GETS by visiting their web site at Amendments, when issued, will be available from GETS. In all cases bidders must indicate in the space provided on the Proposal Form the identification number(s) of the amendment(s), if any, that they have taken into consideration for their bid. 
    Sealed proposals will be received at: Public Works and Government Services Canada, 4900 Yonge Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6.
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    All enquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority: 
    Lauren Woodhall
    Telephone No.: (416) 230-9083
    This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in both official languages.
    Delivery Date: 18/04/2019
    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

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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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
    Woodhall, Lauren
    (416) 230-9083 ( )
    () -
    Ontario Region
    10th Floor, 4900 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6A6

    Buying organization(s)

    Parks Canada
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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