A study on marine mammals and the potential impact(s) through ship-based oil spills for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) - Gulf of St. Lawrence (F5211-190233/1)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded

Dates

Publication date
2019/07/19
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2019/07/23 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)

Details

Reference number
PW-19-00882564
Solicitation number
F5211-190233/1
Region of opportunity
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Region of delivery
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering procedure
Open
Procurement entity
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
End user entity
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Walker, Kimberly
Contact email
kimberly.walker@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact phone
506-238-3511
Contact address
301 Bishop Drive
Fredericton  NB
E3C 2M6
CA

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Description

1.1 INTRODUCTION:

The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government’s intention to award a contract for these services to Reformar Inc. 310, allee des Ursulines Rimouski, QC G5L 3A1. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the ACAN posting period.

If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during this ACAN posting period that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either GETS or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.

If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.

1.2 BACKGROUND:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are seeking the availability of a research vessel charter (vessel and crew) to conduct and deliver a scientific mission(s) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence south of Anticosti Island along the New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia coastlines. This science mission is focused on 1) surveying North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW), the distribution and factors affecting the distribution of their prey; and 2) the potential impact to habitant through ship-based oil spills. 
The requirement is for a research vessel charter (vessel and crew) for 28 days between 06 August to September 3 2019. The vessel will mobilize in Rimouski, Quebec and will proceed to the research area (Gulf of St. Lawrence south of Anticosti Island along the New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia coastlines). The demobilization will happen at Rimouski, Quebec upon completion of the research mission.

1.3 Contract Dates

The Contract dates are as follows: 28 days of sea time between the 06 August and 03 September 2019 with a change of science crew after the first 14 days.

The Contractor grants to Canada, the irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contract by up to two (2) additional one (1) year periods under the same conditions. The Contractor agrees that, during the extended period of the Contract, it will be paid in accordance with the applicable provisions as set out in the Basis of Payment.

Option periods, if exercised will be April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021 and April 1, 2021 through to March 31, 2022. Project work will be between July and August each year

1.4 Objectives of the Requirement

The Contractor is to provide a qualified vessel and crew to complete oceanographic survey focusing on North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The 3 main research tasks of this mission are as follows:

1.4.1 Surveying North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) populations in the Gulf of St.

Lawrence;

1.4.2 Distribution and factors affecting the distribution of their prey;

1.4.3 The potential impact to habitant through ship-based oil spills. 

1.5 Scope

The Science Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, requires the complete services of an Oceanographic Research Vessel charter (vessel and crew) to deliver the summer 2019 Marine Mammal and Oil Spill Impact Mission. This mission is required to understand the population, migration patterns and effects of shipboard oils spills on the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW). 

The work is focused on surveying North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW), the distribution and factors affecting the distribution of their prey – mainly copepods, and the potential impact to habitats through ship-based oil spills. The main focus of the work will extend from the St. Lawrence River estuary (~ 68°W) through the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Cabot Strait. A small number of sampling stations will be within the estuary, with the main surveying and sampling occurring in the Gulf, south of Anticosti Island along the New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia coastlines. The specific locations of the stations will be driven by reported NARW sighting immediately prior to the start of the mission. Specific stations for sampling copepods or carrying out oil effects studies will be determined based on surveys of whale locations which will be ongoing during the mission.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
re-post_-_f5211-190223_acan_final_july_18_fr.pdf000French- 2019-07-19
re-post_-_f5211-190233_acan_final_july_18_en.pdf000English- 2019-07-19

Attachments

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
re-post_-_revised_-_mammal_cruise_-_mandatory_requirements-final_-_acan.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2019-07-19
re-post_-_revised_-_mammal_cruise_-_mandatory_requirements-final_-_acan_fr.pdfNot availableFrench- 2019-07-19

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