Reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Grande Allée)

Solicitation number EE520-151410/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/12/12 14:00 EST


    Description
    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
    Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    PRELIMINARY PROJECT NOTICE
    
    Reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de 
    Québec Armoury (Grande Allée)
    
    *** This notice does not constitute an invitation to tender or a
    commitment regarding future procurements or contracts.  Bidders
    must respect the conditions described in the invitation to
    tender when it is published. ***
    
    
    1.	PURPOSE OF NOTICE
    
    Inform industry of the requirements for the reconstruction of
    the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Grande Allée)  and announce
    that an information session will be held considering the
    complexity of the work to be executed and the particular
    heritage requirements.
    
    
    2.	INFORMATION SESSION
    
    An information session will be held at 1550 D'Estimauville
    Avenue, Quebec City, Quebec, G1J 0C7, on December 2, 2014. The
    session will be held at 9:00 am EST in the multipurpose room
    (2nd Floor). The contents of the preliminary project notice will
    be covered at the information session. 
    
    Potentials bidders are asked to confirm their attendance by
    sending an email to francois.thellend@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca by
    December 1, 2014 and to provide a list of people (name, title
    and company) who will attend the information session.
    
    
    3.	SUMMARY OF WORK
    
    The Armoury will be rebuilt based on the design of a
    multifunctional building that will contain government offices, a
    multipurpose room for community, cultural and social activities,
    and an area that will be used to commemorate the history of the
    Armoury and the Voltigeurs Regiment. The restored Armoury will
    be able to stage events attended by up to 1,300 people (in
    reception mode) and will also be available for temporary rental
    by organizations and the private sector. These spaces will also
    be used by various Government of Canada agencies.
    
    The chosen design adheres to current standards and optimizes the
    facilities, making them more useful to both the government and
    the community. The entire central space of the building will be
    used to house a 2,000 rentable square metre multipurpose room,
    in addition to an immense lobby overlooking the Plains of
    Abraham, a commemorative hall, common use facilities and
    secondary spaces such as cloakrooms, kitchen/catering area,
    public washrooms and utility rooms.
    
    Users will be able to divide the multipurpose room in two to
    suit their needs. The entire building covers an area of 10,000
    rentable square metres, or about 13,000 square metres of gross
    floor space, calculated according to the standards of the
    Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. The buildings on
    either side of the multipurpose room will be used as
    administrative office space for the government. An above-ground
    parking lot will be built behind the Armoury. 
    
    For more information:
    http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/manege-armoury/concep
    t-eng.html
    
    
     
    
    3.1	CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
    
    End 2014			Delivery of architectural plans and specifications
    January 2015		Issuance of the Invitation to Tender
    Mid-February 2015		Invitation to Tender closure
    Summer 2015		Contract award and start of work
    Summer 2017		Completion of work
    	
    		
    3.2	PRINCIPAL PROJECT SPECIFICS
    
    In spite of the damage caused by the fire, the Armoury retains
    some elements of its original architecture and most of the
    features that make this building a perfect example of the
    château style.
    
    Its influence on the style of a number of subsequent major
    Canadian buildings led to the Armoury, including the parade
    ground (Place George V) located between the building and Grande
    Allée to the north, being designated a "national historic site
    of Canada" on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and
    Monuments Board of Canada. 
    
    The building was also "classified" on the recommendation of the
    Federal Heritage Building Review Office, meaning that it
    obtained the highest heritage designation that can be granted to
    a federal building by the Minister of the Environment. 
    
    The architectural design selected for the reconstruction
    promotes heritage preservation and respect for the Armoury's
    architectural integrity and is inspired by sketches by the
    architect of the original building. Elements of the original
    Armoury that were not destroyed in the fire will be preserved
    and incorporated into the new building.
    
    The Armoury will have the same outward appearance as before the
    fire, particularly the facade (seen from Place George V and
    Grande Allée). From the rear (seen from the Plains side), the
    pre-fire Armoury will be recognizable by its copper roof. The
    stone walls, turrets and the east wing, including fenestration,
    will be among the elements restored to resemble the building as
    it was before. Consideration will also be given to the richness
    of the exterior elevations, marked by a strongly detailed stone
    base, the asymmetrical arrangement of turrets and buttresses,
    elaborate gable pediments and steeply pitched copper roofs
    decorated with ventilators and ridge cresting.
    
    The remediation and restoration of the Armoury will reflect the
    government's determination to reduce its environmental footprint
    and will be in accordance with the standards of the Federal
    Sustainable Development Strategy and the Standards and
    Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
    
    
    
    
    4. 	PARTICULAR PROJECT CONDITIONS
    
    Given the tight schedule, the complexity of the project and the
    specialized labour that will be required for the project,
    certain conditions merit the attention of potential bidders.
    
    
    4.1 	SPECIALIZED LABOUR
    
    As the heritage work requires significant technical expertise,
    the purpose of the mandatory requirements will be to qualify the
    experience of the bidder and the contractors performing the work
    in specific fields of work. This will be the case for:
    Heritage Masonry Contractor;
    Heritage Metalwork Contractor;
    Heritage Woodwork and Door/Window Contractor;
    Heritage Sheet Metal and Metal Roofing Contractor; and
    Historical Plaster Contractor. 
    
    The bidder is responsible for the eligibility of its bid.
    Consequently, if a bidder proposes sub-contractors for services
    subject to mandatory technical requirements, the bidder must
    ensure that the proposed sub-contractor meets the mandatory
    requirements. Otherwise, the bid will be deemed non-compliant.
    
    
    BUREAU DES SOUMISSIONS DÉPOSÉES DU QUÉBEC (BSDQ)
    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CONTRACTORS THAT MUST SUBMIT THEIR BID TO THE
    BSDQ: Bids for all trades are to be submitted a week before the
    bid closing date. The purpose of this special requirement is to
    give general contractors sufficient time to validate the
    experience of sub-contractors they plan to propose in their bids.
    
    
    The following experience criteria may be required for each of
    these trades:
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE HERITAGE MASONRY CONTRACTOR
    The bidder must submit three (3) projects completed in the ten
    (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing date and
    executed by the heritage masonry contractor that will carry out
    the work.
    
    Each of these three (3) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (restoration of heritage stonework) worth at least
    $2,500,000 (including taxes) and include at least five (5) of
    the following twelve (12) elements:
    1.	Restoration of fieldstone masonry from the 19th century;
    2.	Removal/re-assembly of stone masonry cladding with
    restoration of brick and stone substrate; 
    3.	Replacement of stone cladding;
    4.	Manual removal of mortar joints (without circular saw);
    5.	Scaffolding during removal and re-assembly of stones;
    6.	Handling of large stones to be laid or re-assembled;
    7.	Mortar mixed on site with mandatory quality control; 
    8.	Repair of stones (Dutchmen, consolidation by anchoring,
    injection of cracks with dispersed hydraulic lime, etc.); 
    9.	Installation of Cintec anchors up to 2.5 metres in length; 
    10.	Masonry cleaning techniques using a micro-abrasive with the
    JOS system;
    11.	Stone cutting and carving (large stones and carving of
    rusticated stones);
    12.	Restoration of heritage brick masonry works.
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted must cover at least
    ten (10) of the twelve (12) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and the contact details of each so that the Government
    of Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE HERITAGE METALWORK CONTRACTOR
    The bidder must submit three (3) projects completed in the ten
    (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing date and
    executed by the heritage metalwork contractor that will carry
    out the work.
    
    Each of these three (3) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (restoration of cast iron or steel trimwork and/or
    historical restoration of steel and/or cast aluminum trimwork)
    worth at least $100,000 (including taxes) and include at least
    two (2) of the following three (3) elements:
    1.	Restoration of late 19th century cast iron trimwork (cast
    iron crest);
    2.	Restoration of steel trimwork from the late 19th century
    (finials, cresting, toothing);
    3.	Accurate historical restoration of metal trimwork with steel
    and/or cast aluminum.
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted by the bidder must
    cover all three (3) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE HERITAGE WOODWORK AND DOOR/WINDOW CONTRACTOR
    The bidder must submit three (3) projects completed in the ten
    (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing date and
    executed by the heritage woodwork and historical door and window
    restoration contractor that will carry out the work.
    
    Each of the three (3) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (restoration of historical wooden doors and windows
    and/or restoration of historical architectural wooden features,
    such as panelling, mouldings, frames and interior door framing)
    worth at least $250,000 (including taxes) and include at least
    three (3) of the following five (5) elements:
    1.	Restoration of 100-year-old wooden double-hung windows (site
    and shop work);
    2.	Restoration of 100-year-old wooden casement windows (site and
    shop work);
    3.	Restoration of 100-year-old massive wooden doors (site and
    shop work);
    4.	Restoration of historical wooden architectural features (eg,
    panelling, interior sliding door frames);
    5.	Installation of new complex windows in a heritage environment
    with massive stone walls.
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted must cover at least
    four (4) of the five (5) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them. 
    
    
    
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE HERITAGE SHEET METAL AND METAL ROOFING
    CONTRACTOR
    The bidder must submit three (3) projects completed in the ten
    (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing date and
    executed by the heritage sheet metal and metal roofing
    contractor that will carry out the work.
    
    Each of the three (3) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (replacement of historical metal roofing and/or
    replacement of historical copper roofing and/or replacement of
    historical copper seam roofing) worth at least $1,250,000
    (including taxes) and include at least three (3) of the
    following six (6) elements:
    1.	Replacement of copper roofing; 
    2.	New copper roofing with complex geometric shapes;
    3.	New historical metal roofing on a major heritage building; 
    4.	New metal seam roofing in a heritage context;
    5.	Fabrication and installation of copper trimwork; 
    6.	New conical metal turret roofing.
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted must cover at least
    five (5) of the six (6) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE HISTORICAL PLASTER CONTRACTOR
    The bidder must submit two (2) projects completed in the ten
    (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing date and
    executed by the historical and heritage plaster contractor that
    will carry out the work.
    
    Each of the two (2) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (restoration of historical plaster) worth at least
    $50,000 (including taxes) and include at least two (2) of the
    following four (4) elements:
    1.	Repair of 75-year-old (or older) historical plaster surfaces; 
    2.	Delicate cleaning and refurbishing of historical plaster on a
    brick substrate;
    3.	New plastering in a historical and heritage context;
    4.	Restoration of historical plaster.
    
    As a whole, the two (2) projects submitted must cover at least
    three (3) of the four (4) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    4.2 	PROJECT COMPLEXITY
    
    In addition to specialized trades, the experience of the bidder
    and the bidder's superintendent will mitigate the risks inherent
    in the complexity of the project. The requirements may include
    the following:
    
    BIDDER'S EXPERIENCE
    
    The bidder must have experience as a general contractor in
    carrying out and coordinating major projects. To demonstrate its
    experience, the bidder must submit two (2) projects it has
    carried out and completed in the ten (10) years preceding the
    invitation to tender closing date; the overall value of each
    project must be at least $15,000,000.00 (including taxes).
    
    Each of the two (2) projects submitted must include
    rehabilitation of existing buildings.
    
    In addition, the bidder must have experience as a general
    contractor in carrying out and coordinating projects of a
    heritage nature. To demonstrate its experience, the bidder must
    submit three (3) projects it has carried out and completed in
    the ten (10) years preceding the invitation to tender closing
    date; the overall value of each project must be at least
    $7,500,000 (including taxes).
    
    Each of the three (3) projects that are submitted must involve
    work of a heritage nature (heritage restoration and/or
    rehabilitation) worth at least $2,500,000 (including taxes) and
    include at least two (2) of the following four (4) elements:
    1.	Projects involving the restoration of heritage masonry; 
    2.	Projects involving the restoration of heritage wooden doors
    and windows;
    3.	Projects involving the replacement of heritage metal roofing; 
    4.	Projects involving heritage woodwork. 
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted by the bidder must
    cover at least three (3) of the four (4) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    EXPERIENCE OF THE BIDDER'S SUPERINTENDENT
    The superintendent must have experience with projects involving
    heritage restoration/rehabilitation. To demonstrate experience,
    the bidder must submit three (3) projects in which the proposed
    individual acted as superintendent. Each of these projects must
    be worth at least $10,000,000 (including taxes) and have been
    completed in the ten (10) years preceding the invitation to
    tender closing date.
    
    Each of these three (3) projects must involve work of a heritage
    nature (heritage restoration and/or rehabilitation) worth at
    least $2,000,000 (including taxes) and include at least two (2)
    of the following four (4) elements:
    1.	Projects involving the restoration of heritage masonry;
    2.	Projects involving the restoration of heritage wooden doors
    and windows;
    3.	Projects involving the replacement of heritage metal roofing; 
    4.	Projects involving heritage woodwork.
    
    As a whole, the three (3) projects submitted by the bidder must
    cover at least three (3) of the four (4) elements above. 
    
    The bidder must submit client references for each project
    submitted and their contact details so that the Government of
    Canada can communicate with them.
    
    
    
    
    4.3 	TIGHT SCHEDULE
    
    Owing to the tight schedule, the following specific measures may
    be implemented:
    
    SITE VISIT
    A site visit and/or bidders' conference will be held during the
    invitation to tender.
    
    
    VALIDITY OF BIDS
    Bids cannot be withdrawn for a period of one hundred twenty
    (120) days following the invitation to tender closing date.
    
    
    5.  	UPCOMING INVITATION TO TENDER
    
    The bid documents, including plans and specifications, will be
    available for download at https://buyandsell.gc.ca/.
    
    Instructions to bidders and contract conditions are available on
    the following website:
    https://buyandsell.gc.ca/policy-and-guidelines/standard-acquisiti
    on-clauses-and-conditions-manual/5/R
    
    
    6.	COMMENTS
    
    Contractors who have comments to make regarding this notice may
    send them by email to francois.thellend@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca by
    December 1, 2014.
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada will review, but not
    be bound by, all comments received.
    
    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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    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Thellend, François
    Phone
    (418) 649-2889 ( )
    Fax
    (418) 648-2209
    Address
    601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
    Québec
    Québec, Québec, G1J 0C7

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    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
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    Language(s)
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    Region(s) of delivery
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    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
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