Archaeological services with under-water or marine specialization for the Ontario Waterways Unit (5P300-18-0320/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/04/03 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Canada, Ontario
Region of delivery
Canada, Ontario
Notice type
Request for Standing Offer (RFSO)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Parks Canada
End user entity
Parks Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Lalonde, Sheldon
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
Parks Canada Agency
National Contracting Services
111 Water Street East
Cornwall, ON K6H 6S2

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Parks Canada Agency (PCA) is inviting Archaeological consulting firms with under-water or marine specialization expertise to submit proposals for Standing Offers. The selected consultants shall provide a range of services as identified in the Required Services section of this document. 

Proponents shall be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice in the province of Ontario. Firms should be able to demonstrate successful delivery of these services for a broad variety of projects over the last five (5) years. In general, the firm and its personnel will be evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated understanding of the scope of services, their approach and methodology to providing those services, the quality of their relevant experience in this area, as well as the cost of the provision of the services.

It is PCA’s intention to authorize up to five (5) Standing Offers, each for a period of three (3) years from the date of issuance, with three (3) one year options to extend the Standing Offers. The total dollar value of all Standing Offers is estimated to be $5,000,000.00 (Applicable Taxes included). Individual call-ups will vary, up to a maximum of $400,000.00 (Applicable Taxes included). Proponents should note that there is no guarantee that the full or any amount of the Standing Offers will be called-up; PCA will issue call-ups only when the specific services to be provided under the Standing Offer are needed. 

Closing Date and Time: April 03, 2019 at 2 pm EDT

National Parks Regulations require that all work is to be performed in accordance with the ordinances, laws, rules and regulations set out in the National Park Act.

Bidders that consider themselves qualified to provide this Work and intend to submit bids on this project should obtain documents from the Government Electronic Tendering Service through the Government of Canada tendering service at . Addenda, when issued, will be available from the Government of Canada tendering service. Bidders that elect to base their bids on documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk. Late submissions will not be considered.
Standard Terms and Conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of the Tender and Contract Documents.

Delivery Date:

The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to March 31, 2022 inclusive with the irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contact by up to three (3) additional one (1) year periods.


All enquiries of a technical and contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Sheldon Lalonde, telephone: (613) 938-5948, email: Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than ten (10) working days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.

This PCA office provides procurement services to the public in either official language of Canada.
The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Bid Receiving:

Sealed tenders will be received in English or French at the following address:

Parks Canada Agency

National Contracting Services

Attn: Sheldon Lalonde


111 Water Street East

Cornwall, ON K6H 6S2

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
doc_5p300-18-0320_fr_apc.pdf000French- 2019-02-22
rfso_5p300-18-0320_en_pca.pdf000English- 2019-02-22
5p300-18-0320_doc_f_-_mod_1.pdf001French- 2019-02-26
5p300-18-0320_rfso_e_-_amdt_1.pdf001English- 2019-02-26
5p300-18-0320_doc_f_-_mod_2.pdf002French- 2019-03-29
5p300-18-0320_rfso_e_-_amdt_2.pdf002English- 2019-03-29


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
5p300-18-0320_qa-qr_1.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2019-03-27
5p300-18-0320_qa-qr_2.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2019-03-29