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RFI - LaSalle Causeway Bascule Bridge Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance Services

Solicitation number EQ754-210548/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/02/12 14:00 EST

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: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    RFI - LaSalle Causeway Bascule Bridge Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance Services
    Haynes, Jordan
    Telephone No. - (416) 434-7416
    Amendment no 002
    Amendment no 002 is  to  inform  respondents  that  the  closing  date  for the  Request for Information (RFI) has been extended until 2 p.m. EST Friday, February 12, 2021.
    Amendment no 001
    Amendment no 001 is  to  inform  respondents  that  the  closing  date  for the  Request for Information (RFI) has been extended until 2 p.m. EST Friday, February 5, 2021.
    For the last few years, PSPC has explored the potential for developing new contracting vehicles or modifying existing ones to augment its capacity to deliver projects. This Request for Information (RFI) is a follow-up on a tender notice soliciting electrical maintenance services and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance services to be provided at the LaSalle Causeway Bascule Bridge in Kingston, ON. The bascule bridge is part of the LaSalle Causeway, which carries Highway 2 traffic across the Cataraqui River. 
    It is essential that the bascule span be maintained in reliable operating condition to ensure passage for both marine and vehicular traffic. The bridge electrical systems and HVAC shall be maintained in a safe, reliable condition with the bridge being continually available for operation (note that this scope includes the span drive machinery brakes). All system failures or malfunctions receive immediate attention to return the bridge to service. Apart from the HVAC equipment listed and span drive machinery brakes, the maintenance of mechanical equipment is not included in this scope. Note, however, that the scope does include response to bridge malfunctions that ultimately prove to be due to mechanical issues. Routine maintenance and maintenance repairs are to be provided to extend the life of the systems and to prevent any unnecessary failures and costly repairs. The maintenance program shall be set up such that it prioritizes preventative maintenance to replace worn and aging components before they actually fail.
    Electrical maintenance efforts shall be based on the Bridge Inspection, Evaluation, and Maintenance Manual, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and other reference documents provided by the owner, including maintenance manuals. The Contractor shall continuously review the bridge electrical systems and modify maintenance practices, including lubrication, electrical testing and any other maintenance intervals, to minimize wear, increase longevity, and ensure reliable service. The Contractor shall perform all work in accordance with all applicable local and national rules and regulations.
    Maintenance activities shall include periodic verification of the functionality of the power and control systems, the integrity of the electrical system installation, lubrication of electrical components (limit switches or similar, where appropriate), and equipment adjustments. In addition, inspections shall be performed to record equipment deterioration and assess the need for replacement or repair or replacement of components before they cause system failure or affect the bridge operating reliability.
    The purpose of this Request for Information is to:
    a) seek information and feedback from industry on the proposed procurement;
    b) seek ideas related to the proposed procurement that might result in efficiencies and cost savings to Canadians;
    c) assess industry interest and readiness; and
    d) understand the impacts this procurement may have on industry.
    Respondents may make other assumptions in order to provide further context or clarity to their responses. Any such assumptions should be clearly explained.
    Your responses to the following questions in Appendix A will assist the department in assessing the merits and practicality of utilizing this approach.
    All enquiries and responses are to be submitted by email to the RFI Authority: 
    RFI Authority: Jordan Haynes
    E-mail Address:
    Telephone: 416-434-7416
    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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    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)

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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
    Haynes, Jordan
    (416) 434-7416 ( )
    (416) 952-1257
    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
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