Civil Engineering Services - Irrigation Systems Upgrade

Solicitation number EZ899-211205/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/12/10 17:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Chiasson, Danielle (TPV)
    Telephone No. - (604) 349-7097
    Fax No.: (604) 775-6633
    Civil Engineering Services - Irrigation System Upgrade
    Summerland, British Columbia 
    Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to encourage physical distancing, the bid receiving unit in Vancouver will remain open but with limited staff and limited hours: Monday to Friday, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Pacific Daylight Time). 
    Please monitor closely as changes to bid closing dates may be necessary.
    This RFP allows and encourages Proponents to use the epost Connect service provided by Canada Post Corporation to transmit their offer electronically. Offerors must refer to GI16, Submission of Proposal, and SRE 2, Proposal Requirements, for further information. 
    Proposals must be submitted only to the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Bid Receiving Unit specified below by the date and time indicated on page 1 of the solicitation: 
    Bid Receiving - Public Works and Government Services Canada 
    219 - 800 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 0B9
    Note: Proposals will not be accepted if emailed directly to this email address. This email address is to be used to open an epost Connect conversation, as detailed in General Instructions, or to send proposals through an epost Connect message if the proponent is using its own licensing agreement for epost Connect.
    Work Description: 
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have a requirement for Civil Engineering Services for an Irrigation System Upgrade project at the Summerland Research and Development facility in BC.  The firm will assemble and oversee a project team that provides expertise in other disciplines (such as water distribution system, irrigation, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, land survey and environmental) for this multi-disciplinary irrigation project.
    The Design and Construction will entail Installation of Elements of this design will include:
    -A new underground main transmission line from the pumphouse to the reservoir which crosses the highway and the KVR rail line.
    -Appropriate filtration and pressure reducing stations along the transmission line. Pressure reducing stations will be the branch points for servicing the irrigation plots.
    -A new network of distribution lines to service the irrigation plots  
    -Repairs to the reservoir to ensure integrity and extend the service life.
    The proponent shall be a Civil / Irrigation Engineer, licensed, or eligible to be licensed, certified or otherwise authorized to provide the necessary professional services to the full extent that may be required by provincial or territorial law in the province of British Columbia.
    Site Visit:
    An optional virtual site visit has been scheduled for Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 11:00am PST.
    We encourage bidders to attend this online meeting.
    You may attend either by audio connection (smartphone) or by computer (audio and/or video), though we recommend you take advantage of the video as we will be presenting visuals.
    The details for logging into this meeting will be made available to bidders who express an interest in attending by contacting the Contracting Authority at before November 24 at 4:00 pm PST.
    If you wish to attend, please email Danielle Chiasson at
    Delivery Date:
    The Design and Tender Documents shall be completed within 16 weeks of contract award.  The Contract completion date shall be March 31, 2022.
    Danielle Chiasson, Supply Specialist 
    Tel: (604) 349-7097 
    Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender (solicitation) documents through Addenda, when issued will be available from Firms that elect to base their bids on tender (solicitation) documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the tender calling authority of their intention to bid.
    This procurement office provides procurement services to the public in English.
    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.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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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
    Chiasson, Danielle
    (604) 349-7097 ( )
    (604) 775-6633
    800 Burrard Street, Room 219
    Vancouver, British C, V6Z 0B9

    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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    Summary information

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

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