APN - A&E Consulting Services for the design of a new National Defence Operational Headquarters (NDOHQ) (NR17OHQ1-68040)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/06/20 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Canada, Mexico, United States
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Defence Construction Canada
End user entity
Defence Construction Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Smith, Mark
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
180 Kent St
Ottawa  ON
K1P 0B6

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Advance Procurement Notice

National Defence Operational Headquarters (NDOHQ)

Ottawa, Ontario

(with Security Requirements)

Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice

This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of a potential project with anticipated security requirements to provide interested consultants an opportunity to apply for security clearances. Note that there is no guarantee that this project will proceed.

Description of the Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) is seeking an Architectural and Engineering firm for the design of a new National Defence Operational Headquarters (NDOHQ) building(s) in the National Capital Region. The new NDOHQ will integrate command, control, and communications capabilities, along with operational support services.

Description of the Services

Architectural and Engineering services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preparation of Concept
  • Design Development
  • Preparation of Construction Documents OR of Performance Specifications
  • Tender Phase Services
  • Construction Phase Services

    Security Requirements

    Consultants will be required to hold a valid FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET with approved DOCUMENT SAFEGUARDING at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

    Sub-consultants will be required to hold a valid FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

    The following security requirement may be required but can only be sought after contract award:

    The Consultant MUST NOT utilize its Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce or store any sensitive CLASSIFIED information until CISD/ PSPC has issued written approval. After approval has been granted, these tasks may be performed at the level of SECRET.


Consultants that do not meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in submitting a proposal for this procurement can apply for the security clearance through the Industrial Security Program (ISP). This can be done by following the procedure on DCC’s website at the following link: http://www.dcc-cdc.gc.ca/english/contractors_consultants.html. Consultants are asked to submit their request prior to June 20, 2018 quoting the following information:

  • Contract number 68040; and
  • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


    Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be addressed to:

    Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or

    Email address: ISP.Sponsorship@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

Any questions relating to the Project can be addressed to:

Mark Smith

Team Leader, Contract Services

Defence Construction Canada



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