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Channel Survey & Sounding Vessel

Solicitation number F7047-141005/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/11/05 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    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: 
    Channel Survey & Sounding Vessel
    Langdon, Jeremy
    Telephone No. - (819) 934-0255 
    Fax No. - (819) 956-7725
    Amendment No. 2 is raised to amend the closing date from
    2014/11/05 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to 2014/11/05 14:00
    Eastern Standard Time (EST).
    Amendment No. 1 is raised to amend the French document for a
    title correction and to include two hyperlinks which include
    further information on current Canadian Coast Guard Channel
    Survey & Sounding Vessels.  
    Price and Availability Request
    *This request is not a solicitation and there are no commitments
    with respect to future purchases or contracts.*
    The Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), Canadian Coast Guard
    (CCG), intends to purchase up to two (2) Channel & Sounding
    Vessels based on a proven design. 
    Below you will find a description of the requirements from the
    Department of Fisheries & Oceans / The Canadian Coast Guard.
    1.0	TITLE
    1.1	Canada has a requirement to purchase up to two (2) Channel
    Survey & Sounding Vessels.
    2.1	Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard
    (CCG) Central and Arctic Region have a requirement for near
    shore Channel Survey & Sounding Vessels to be used for
    Hydrographic purposes. The Channel Survey & Sounding Vessels
    will operate in the St-Laurence River from Montreal to Isles aux
    Coudres for a period of eight (8) months of the year from April
    to December.
    2.2	This Price & Availability is requested for the purchase of
    up to two (2) Channel Survey & Sounding Vessels. Henceforth
    these vessels will be referred to as the "candidate vessel(s)".
    3.1	The requirements shall be for missions to assist in the
    delivery of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) in support
    to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Waterways Management program
    (WMP). Secondary mission capabilities, which will constitute of
    5% or less of planned activities, will be for Search & Rescue
    (SAR), Aids to Navigation, Supporting Law Enforcement,
    Responding to Emergency situations, Natural Disasters and
    supporting Ecosystems and Fisheries Science.
    3.2	It is requested that an estimated delivery date of the
    candidate vessel(s) be provided (For example, the number of
    weeks after contract award).
    3.3	Potential suppliers are requested to provide estimated
    pricing for both the purchase of one (1) and two (2) vessels. 
    3.4	Potential suppliers are requested to provide in their
    response both the technical specifications for the candidate
    vessel and how it will meet the scope requirements set out in
    section 4.0.
    3.5	Potential suppliers are to clearly describe in their
    response all information concerning rules & regulations,
    standards used or followed and certification provided during
    their candidate vessel's design, construction, acceptance and
    entry in to service.
    4.0	 SCOPE
    4.1 The requested candidate Channel Survey  &  Sounding vessels
    will be new builds with the following requirements:
    a. Length (Overall)	Within the range of 12m to 15m
    b. Draft, appendage, maximum (Port departure condition) 	Not to
    exceed 1.2m
    c. Endurance	Sail continuously for 16 hours used as a day boat  
    d. Safe Deck load	A minimum for Hydrographers Equipment 
    e. Speed (operational range)		Optimized operational range of 8
    to 16 knots    
    f. Speed (Loaded Condition)	No less than 20 knots/max forward
    Speed of 25 knots at maximum loaded condition 
    g. Power	Total power not greater than 750 KW 
    h. Hydraulic crane	One to move auxiliary equipment with a 1.5m
    reach outside the vessel side & capable of deploying a small
    utilitarian craft of approximately 3.4m long weighing
    approximately 220 Kg 
    i. Fresh Water Tank	Sufficient capacity for four (4) persons for
    seven (7) days, 500 litres capacity Approx. 
    j. Hull Type  	The hull and superstructure shall be built out of
    either aluminium or steel or a combination of both.
    4.2 The class of voyage shall be Near Coastal up to 200 Nautical
    Miles offshore.
    4.3 All Electrical and Electronic equipment shall not be
    grounded to the hull.
    4.4 The CCG and Hydrographic Services Canada currently operate
    the Kongsberg EM2040D system for Survey & Sounding purposes. The
    candidate vessel would need to be equipped with the same
    equipment, upgrade or its equivalent multi beam Sonar.
    Multi beam Sonar
    Multibeam Echo Sounder
    SIS Software and EM Station
    4.5  It is Canada's intent that should the Hydrographic
    equipment need to be installed on the candidate vessel or the
    candidate vessels hydrographic equipment need to be upgraded to
    meet the requirement of 4. The Contractor would need to provide,
    install, interconnect, set to work, test the following and any
    other mission specific equipment and electronics. All CPU
    equipment shall be backed up by Uninterruptable Power Supplies
    	One (1) inertial control unit GPS (2"x19"x14") 3 Kg weight, 120
    V, 1.2 Amp;
    Two (2) GPS Zephyr antennas (ray: 5 in Height: 5 "Weight: = 5Kg)
    Installed on top of vessels mast with a 2 M distance;
    One (1) IMU IP168 (ray: 104mm, Height 205mm) 15 Kg
    (submersible). Preferably installed on sonar support elements if
    installed on a mobile arm, if installed on hull needs to be on
    vessel pivot point;
    One (1) Velocity transducer AML Microx oceanographic installed
    in hull or on mobile arm = 2 Kg, Length 2 cm ray 3 cm, 12 Volts;
    equipment used by Canada Hydrographic Service (HSC) is:  Odim
    Brooke Ocean. Moving Vessels Profile MVP30,
    One (1) GPS receptor Proflex 800 + antenna ASH111661 installed
    on mast top, receptor (15cmx15cmx15cm) = Kg, Antenna (ray: 5 ",
    h 5", = Kg) 120 Volts, = Watts;
    One (1) UHF antenna installed in central mast Length 2-3 M, ray:
    2cm, = 10 Kg;
    One (1) Cellular Modem & antenna (to be defined by current
    Standing Offer Agreement SOA);
    One (1) Sound profiler Base X AML oceanographic (L:45 cm, ray 6
    cm, 15-20 Kg, 120 Volt, ) ;
    One (1) computer (mouse & key board) Power user 7 rack mounts;
    One (1) 19 "Laptop (Commercial proven standards);
    Five (5) 21 "High Definition monitor screens (Commercial proven
    One (1) Switch Ethernet:  Linksys Ethernet fast EF4116 or D-LINK
    DGS-108 Unmanaged ( 170 mm x 45 mm x 267 mm) = 2 Kg;
    One (1) Splitter video (Commercial proven standards) to project
    in wheelhouse;
    One (1) printer 4 in 1 (Commercial proven standards) 120 Volts,
    = Kg (50 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm);
    One (1) UPS 2500W (Marine type) current regulator in case of
    generator failure (rack mounted or not);
    Two (2) 15U cabinets to store all equipment from the acquisition
    and management room (2 x 18 Kg).
    5.0	 Operational Requirements
    5.1 The required hull type shall provide a stable, efficient and
    relatively compact platform to enable the crew and the
    hydrographers, to execute safely and efficiently their primary
    5.2 The candidate vessel shall possess operational qualities
    conducive to hydrographic survey operations in particular with
    the following:
    a.	stability characteristics
    b.	crew comfort 
    c.	data gathering capabilities 
    d.	seaworthiness 
    e.	deck and cabin space in relatively compact and agile platform
    f.	overall operating efficiencies
    g.	Minimal operational cost in terms of fuel consumption
    6.0 Information
    6.1 You may call the Contracting Authority for any information
    on the above P & A. The Contracting Authority may also request
    your questions in writing at the e-mail address below.
    7.0 Submission of Responses
    Companies must submit their written response to this Price and
    Availability Request directly to:
    Department of Public Works and Government Services 
    Defence and Major Projects
    Marine Systems Directorate 
    6C2, Place du Portage, Phase III 
    11 Laurier Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A OS5
    Attention: Jeremy Langdon			Telephone: (819) 934-0255
    Contracting Authority				Fax: (819) 956-7725
    7.1 Written responses to this Price and Availability must be
    received in this office on or before close of business on
    October 31, 2014. This request is for information purposes only
    at this time and a Request for Proposal or Contract may not be
    issued as a result of this Price and Availability.
    7.2 All communications during this Price and Availability period
    regarding this requirement must be directed to the Contracting 
    Authority to ensure fair and transparent treatment of all
    	CCGS F.C.G. Smith:
     	CCGS C.G. 03:
    Delivery Date: 05/11/2014
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

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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
    Langdon, Jeremy
    (819) 934-0255 ( )
    (819) 956-0897
    11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
    6C2, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Commodity - GSIN
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