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Ontario Region - Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing Services RFSO

Solicitation number EQ754-201826/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/08/25 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / 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: 
    This Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) cancels and supersedes previous RFSO number EQ754-201826/A dated 05 December 2019 with a closing of 21 January 2020 at 2:00 pm. 
    Ontario Region - Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing Services RFSO
    Marshall, Cindy
    Telephone No. - (647) 405-4245
    Due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures are being taken on-site at the Ontario Region Bid Receiving Unit to encourage social distancing. The health and safety of staff and suppliers remains our top priority. 
    Suppliers are required to submit offers electronically using the Canada Post epost Connect application for the subject bid solicitation. This service allows suppliers to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to PWGSC Bid Receiving Units. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.
    To use epost Connect to submit your offer, or to get more information on its use, please send an email to the Ontario Region Bid Receiving Units generic address at
    Faxed and hard copy (submitted in person or via mail/courier) offers will not be accepted for the subject solicitation.
    Given current circumstances and network limitations, some active procurements may be delayed. To stay up to date on the status of specific procurements, please consult
    Solicitation No. EQ754-201826/B Request for Standing Offers, Ontario Region, Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing Services
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is inviting consulting firms with Geotechnical Engineering expertise to submit offers for Standing Offers in the Ontario Region, excluding Ottawa-Carleton, but including dams and water retaining structures along the Rideau Canal.  
    The selected consultants shall provide a range of services as identified in the Required Services section of this document for geotechnical and material testing projects in the Ontario Region, including, but not limited to the following: Dams, Bridges, Buildings, Airport facilities, Water and Sewage Treatment Plant, Municipal Infrastructure facilities, Road, Pavements, Small Craft Harbour facilities, Ferry terminals, public wharves, docks and piers shore protection, river bank naturalization and stabilization, Breakwaters and retaining structures and Dredging material analysis, Utility Telecommunication towers, Light houses and Heritage Structures. 
    The Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) may result in the authorization of up to four (4) Standing Offers in the Ontario Region each for a period of three (3) years from the date of issuance of the Standing Offers. Canada anticipates the total value of these Standing Offers to be approximately $6,000,000.00.
    Examples of the types of projects which will require geotechnical and materials testing services include; carrying out inspections, investigations, monitoring and analyses of civil works of all materials (concrete, steel, wood, stone, soil, etc.) including all components such as approaches, embankments, abutments, wing walls, slopes, retaining walls, slabs, decks, superstructures, substructures, barriers, railings, curbs, mooring system, berthing system, etc.
    The RFSO will be a single submission process. Offers will be evaluated for both technical content and price. The offer rankings will be based on 70% for technical evaluation and 30% for price. Standing Offer particulars are described in the RFSO.
    Firms should be able to demonstrate successful delivery of the above referenced services for a broad variety of projects over the last five (5) years. In general, the firm and its personnel will be evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated understanding of the scope of services, their approach and methodology to providing those services, the quality of their relevant experience in this area, as well as the cost of the provision of the services.
    All enquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority:
    Cindy Marshall
    Telephone No.: 647-402-4245
    Delivery Date: 16/07/2020
    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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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Marshall, Cindy
    (647) 405-4245 ( )
    () -
    Ontario Region
    10th Floor, 4900 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6A6

    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
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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