ARCHIVED M-24E CCHT New Semi-Detached Home (15-22186)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2016/03/23 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
National Research Council Canada
End user entity
National Research Council Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Bédard, Marc
Contact phone
Contact address
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0R6


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The National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road Campus, Ottawa, ON has a requirement for a project that includes:


This is a design / build request for proposal (RFP). The following NRC requirements are to be read in conjunction with the RFP appendices. This RFP is for the design and construction of a new building as an upgrade to the Canadian Center for Housing Technology (CCHT).

Builders intending on submitting a proposal for this project are expected to submit existing or slightly modified plans for existing model homes. The experimental provisions and functionality necessary to complete this research facility are not expected to be detailed by the builder in response to this request for proposal. Experimental specifications and designs necessary to support research facility functionality will be developed during the design phase of this project.

However, evaluation of builder proposals will include an assessment of the ability to identify what aspects of the model home will require design / build modifications to accommodate the functionality necessary.

Please note that the conceptual plans presented in this RFP are for consideration only. Builders may suggest modifications to the conceptual plans so long as the intended functionality, costs, schedule and general scope of work (National Building Code of Canada, Part 9 Building) of the project is respected. If a builder feels that in order to meet the intended objectives of the project the proposal should be fundamentally different, such as building orientation, access routes, siting, and architectural design, then NRC will consider the merits of the proposal.

Builders may visit CCHT at a bidders conference at the date and time detailed in this RFP. Multiple builders wishing to collaborate will be considered.



Project Representative and key identified Design Team members located within 60 minutes travel time of NRC campus



Statement that personnel anticipated to be onsite during the project able to obtain Reliability Status Security Clearance



Proponent, through cited example, has experience building townhomes, detached, semi-detached homes, and /or light commercial construction.



Proponent identified members of the Design Team including at least one licensed architect and one licensed engineer in each of the four trades: structural, civil, mechanical and electrical.



Questions regarding any aspect of the project are to be addressed to and answered only by the Departmental Representative (or his designate) or the Contracting Authority.

Any information received other than from the Departmental Representative (or his designate) or the Contracting Authority will be disregarded when awarding the contract and during construction.

Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through the TMA services provider. Addenda, when issued, will be available from the TMA service provider. Firms that elect to base their bids on tender 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. Tender packages are not available for distribution on the actual day of tender closing.


If you wish to visit the site on the dates they are scheduled, please contact Dan Booth 613 993-9696.

The bidders conference / site visits will be held on March 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 and March 8th, 2016 at 15:00. Meet Daniel Booth at Building M-24, Main Entrance, 1200 Montreal Road Campus, Ottawa, ON. Bidders who, for any reason, cannot attend at the specified date and time will not be given an alternative appointment to view the site


Tender closing date is March 23rd , 2016 at 14:00.





This procurement contains a mandatory security requirement as follows:

1 The Contractor must, at all times during the performance of the Contract, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS), issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Director (CISD), Public Works Government Services Canada.

2 The Contractor personnel requiring access to sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC.

3 The Contractor must comply with the provisions of the:

a. Security Requirements Checklist attached at Appendix “D”

b. Industrial Security Manual (Latest Edition) available at:


1 The Bidder must hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), TO BE INCLUDED WITH THEIR TENDER OR PROVIDED WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM THE DATE AND TIME OF TENDER CLOSING. Verifications will be made through CISD to confirm the security clearance status of the Bidder. Failure to comply with this requirement will render the bid non-compliant and no further consideration will be given to the bid.

2 Within 72 hours of tender closing, the General Contractor must name all of his sub-contractors, each of whom must hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC, or any other Federal Department or Agency along with the names and birthdates or security clearance certificate numbers of all personnel who will be assigned to the project.

3 It is to be noted that any subcontractor required to perform any part of the work during the performance of the subsequent contract must also adhere to the mandatory security requirement of the contract. As well, no personnel without the required level of security will be allowed on site. It will be the responsibility of the successful bidder to ensure that the security requirement is met throughout the performance of the contract. The Crown will not be held liable or accountable for any delays or additional costs associated with the contractor’s non-compliance to the mandatory security requirement. Failure to comply with the mandatory security requirement will be grounds for being declared in default of contract.

4 For any enquiries concerning the project security requirement during the bidding period, the Bidder/Tenderer must contact the Security Officer @ 613-993-8956.

6.0 WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)

  1. All Bidders must provide a valid WSIB certificate with their Tender or prior to contract award.

7.0 Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

1 Dispute Resolution Services

The parties understand that the Procurement Ombudsman appointed pursuant to Subsection 22.1(1) of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act will, on request or consent of the parties to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process to resolve any dispute between the parties respecting the interpretation or application of a term and condition of this contract and their consent to bear the cost of such process, provide to the parties a proposal for an alternative dispute resolution process to resolve their dispute. The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman may be contacted by telephone at 1-866-734-5169 or by e-mail at

2 Contract Administration

The parties understand that the Procurement Ombudsman appointed pursuant to Subsection 22.1(1) of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act will review a complaint filed by [the supplier or the contractor or the name of the entity awarded this contract] respecting administration of this contract if the requirements of Subsection 22.2(1) of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act and Sections 15 and 16 of the Procurement Ombudsman Regulations have been met, and the interpretation and application of the terms and conditions and the scope of the work of this contract are not in dispute. The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman may be contacted by telephone at 1-866-734-5169 or by e-mail at

3 The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) was established by the Government of Canada to provide an independent avenue for suppliers to raise complaints regarding the award of contracts under $25,000 for goods and under $100,000 for services. You have the option of raising issues or concerns regarding the solicitation, or the award resulting from it, with the OPO by contacting them by telephone at 1-866-734-5169 or by e-mail at You can also obtain more information on the OPO services available to you at their website at

The Departmental Representative or his designate for this project is: Daniel Booth

Telephone: 613 993-9696

Contracting Authority for this project is: Marc Bédard

Telephone: 613 993-2274

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
15-22186_english.pdf000English- 2016-02-22
15-22186_french.pdf000French- 2016-02-22


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
15-22186_addendum_1_m24e_rfp_2.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2016-02-26
15-22186_addendum_2_m24e_rfp_2.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2016-03-17

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