Request for Qualification - Construction Management for the Centre Block Rehabilitation (EP748-151886/C)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/09/25 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Bédard, Alain
Contact phone
(819) 775-5571 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
185 Sparks Street
185, rue Sparks
3rd Floor - 313/3ème étage - 313
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 AT 2:00PM.***

This procurement consists of a two-phase selection process.
Phase 1 will consist of a Request for Qualification and Phase 2
will consist of a Request for Proposal.
Project Number: R.011816.250
Request for Qualification
Construction Management Services  Centre Block Rehabilitation
Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is
initiating a process to pre-qualify Respondents for the
provision of Construction Management (CM) services for the
Centre Block Rehabilitation project located at 111 Wellington
Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
This Request for Qualification (RFQ) defines the requirements
for the prequalification of Respondents for this work.
Interested firms are required to respond to this RFQ. The three
highest ranked Respondents after the RFQ will be invited to
submit competitive responses for this work during the Request
for Proposal (RFP) phase of the solicitation.
The construction management services are required from contract
award, expected to be in spring/summer 2016, for a duration of
eight to twelve years depending on the options approved for
implementation.  Active construction is anticipated to start in
2018 once the building has been vacated.
In order to provide guidance as to the degree of undertaking and
complexity, the scope of work may include but is not limited to
the following elements, to the extent possible given the
building's heritage designation:
·	restoration of the building envelope, including selective
security mitigation measures;
·	seismic upgrade;
·	excavation of the basement subject to viability and cost
·	new mechanical, electrical, and vertical transportation
·	new information technology, multimedia and security systems;
·	parliamentary office suites and broadcast capable committee
·	adjustment to allow additional seating to the Senate Chamber
and the House of Commons Chamber;
·	complete fit-up of the building, including special purpose
·	restoration of designated heritage spaces;
·	specialized art handling for the removal, storage and return
of heritage assets and the main collection of the Library of
·	conservation of fixed and moveable heritage assets; and
·	significant conservation of exterior and interior masonry,
wood, plaster, paint, art glass, fabric and metals.
The Centre Block is the core component within the Parliament
Hill complex, occupying a central position between the East
Block, the West Block, the Library of Parliament and the
emerging Visitor Welcome Centre.  The Gothic Revival style of
the original mid-19th Century building was specifically chosen
to allow a rich and complex relationship between the wilderness
escarpment to the north and the great lawn to the south.  In its
rebuilding after the disastrous 1916 fire, the exterior style
was maintained and a new Beaux-Arts interior created to update
the building and allow an increased public presence.  It
displays a multitude of stone carvings, including gargoyles,
grotesques and friezes in keeping with the Victorian High Gothic
style.  The building is connected with the Peace Tower, built
between 1919 and 1927, and the Library of Parliament.  It houses
the Senate and House of Commons Chambers and offices of numerous
Senators, Members of Parliament and senior administration or
both legislative houses, as well as many ceremonial spaces such
as the Hall of Honour, the Memorial Chamber and Confederation
Major renovations were first proposed in the 1960's. At that
time the original mechanical and electrical systems were already
more than 40 years old. Nothing was done for another nine years
when a basement fire prompted improvements to the life safety
systems.  In the mid-1970s, a complete rehabilitation was
proposed but was postponed; however emergency exiting from the
Peace Tower was improved.  By 1998, the Centre Block Underground
Services had been constructed. This facility included
underground electrical switchgear, transformers, emergency power
generation and centralized Information Technology facilities as
well as storage and support space for the House of Commons.  It
also provided limited improvements to House of Commons material
handling capability.
Since 1999, only emergency repairs and regular maintenance have
been undertaken to allow continued occupancy of the building.
The last significant rehabilitation was the repair to the Peace
Tower and south façade, completed in the late 1990s.  Repairs to
the building such as the courtyard parapets and some of the
penthouses have been completed and other similar interventions
are ongoing.
The Centre Block, including the Peace Tower, requires
significant rehabilitation in the very near-term as many of its
major systems and components will be at risk of critical failure
by 2019, with total failure predicted by 2025.  Due to the
interdependencies of the Centre Block building systems, it must
be decommissioned at one time and emptied before any invasive
work can begin.  A challenging aspect of this project's scope
will be to integrate the Visitor Welcome Centre Complex,
aligning the Long Term Vision and Plan's direction for a
connecting concourse spine for pedestrian movement and
independent but connected material handling facilities.
The work is expected to begin in 2016 and continue until 2032.

1.	To be declared compliant, a respondent must meet the
mandatory requirements identified in the Request for
2.	Responses meeting the mandatory requirements identified in
the Request for Qualification will be evaluated based on the
following criteria:
-	Experience and achievements of respondent on projects
-	Experience and expertise of key individuals
-	Capacity of the Respondent
-	Internal governance structure of the respondent
-	Approach and Methodology
-	Presentation and case scenario
This selection process is subject to security requirements as
detailed in section 7. of the RFQ.
To ensure the integrity of this RFQ process, all enquiries and
other communications regarding the RFQ must be directed only to
the Contracting Authority identified at the email address below.
Interested Respondents should not contact any other employee of
Canada or other persons involved in the project to discuss
questions regarding the RFQ. Non-compliance with this
requirement during the prequalification period can, for that
reason alone, result in disqualification of a Respondent. Canada
designates the following person as the Contracting Authority:
Alain Bédard
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch, Centre Block Rehabilitation Project
Tel: 819-775-5571
Firms/Entities intending to submit a Response to this RFQ should
obtain the RFQ documents through the Government Electronic
Tendering Service at or at the
toll-free number 1-855-886-3030.
Amendments, when issued, will be available from the same
government electronic tendering service.
Firms/Entities that elect to base their Responses on RFQ
documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk
and will be solely responsible to inform the procurement calling
authority of their intention to respond to this RFQ.
Sealed Responses will be received at: Public Works and
Government Services Canada, Bid Receiving Unit, Place du
Portage, Phase III, Main Lobby Core 0A1, 11 Laurier Street,
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1C9.
For more information on the major rehabilitation of the Centre
Block, please visit
Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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