Interim Underground Stabilization Optional Site Visit - Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NT (EW702-131876/B)

Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
5 years 2 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/10/03 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Northwest Territories
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Okemaysim, Tammy
Contact phone
(306) 975-6583 ( )
Contact fax
(306) 975-5397
Contact address
Suite 1650
635 - 8th Ave. S.W.
Bureau 1650
635 - 8e avenue, SO
T2P 3M3

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: 
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
Interim Underground Stabilization Optional Site Visit - Giant
Mine, Yellowknife, NT

Letter of Interest
Okemaysim, Tammy
Telephone No. - (306) 975-6583 (    )
Fax No. - (306) 975-5397



Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is
preparing bid documents and Terms of Reference for the re-tender
of the Interim Underground Stabilization requirement at Giant
Mine, located on the Ingraham Trail just outside of Yellowknife,
Northwest Territories (refer to cancelled Solicitation No.
EW702-121237/A). Prior to posting the Request for Proposal
(RFP), PWGSC is conducting an optional site visit for potential
bidders who are interested in submitting a proposal for the
Interim Underground Stabilization contract at the Giant Mine
Site.  The intent of the site visit is to provide potential
bidders the opportunity to see the site prior to winter
conditions as it is anticipated the requirement will be
re-tendered this winter, 2013-2014.  This Letter of Interest
request only describes an anticipated solicitation, provision of
a Letter of Interest and attendance at the site visit does not
constitute a contract between Canada/PWGSC and the interested


Giant Mine has significant underground workings that require
remediation as part of the overall Giant Mine Remediation
Project.  Work on the underground includes: stabilization
(particularly in the areas surrounding the arsenic
chambers/stopes and under Baker Creek); installation of drift
plugs to support bulkheads; as well as new mine development to
support the freeze system. 

A number of geotechnical experts (including AANDC's Technical
Advisor, Independent Experts Panel and the Preliminary Design
Engineer for the overall Giant Mine Remediation Project), have
recommended that many of the areas of geotechnical instability
of the underground workings need to be addressed urgently (prior
to the completion of the Environmental Assessment and obtaining
Effective Project Approval) to protect the health and safety of
the public, the mine workers and the environment.  AANDC
supports advancing this underground remediation work as part of
the Site Stabilization Plan (SSP), which was signed by the AANDC
Minister in September 2011.

This requirement was tendered under Solicitation No.
EW702-121237/A  in April-May 2013.  No contract was awarded as a
result of this tender.  This requirement will be re-tendered
with a significantly modified Terms of Reference currently being


It is optional that potential bidders or their representatives
visit the work site and attend an information session.  The
optional site visit and information session will be held on
October 9th and 10th, 2013.  Bidders must communicate with the
Contracting Authority no later than Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
to confirm attendance and provide the names of the person(s) who
will attend.  


1)	Due to limited space, each bidder attending will be limited
to one (1) representative for the site 		visit and four (4)
representatives for the information session.

2)	There will be a site visit on October 9th, 2013. Registered
attendees are to meet at the C-Dry 		Boardroom at the Giant Mine
Site, Yellowknife, NT at 1:00 pm.  An information session will
be 		held on October 10th, 2013 at 9:00 am at T.B.D.

3)	Attire - It is mandatory that all persons attending the site
visit have the proper safety footwear 		(CSA approved green
patch). Hard hats, high visibility vest and safety glasses are
also required.  		Bidder personnel/individuals who do not have
the proper safety attire will be denied access to the 		site.  

4)	Interested bidders must register and confirm their attendance
with the Contracting Authority no 		later than 2:00 P.M. C.S.T.,
October 3rd, 2013.  

	E-mail: or via telephone at

5)	Non-registered bidders may not be eligible for the
underground tour or even taken to or be 		allowed on the site.

6)	All travel and living costs associated with travel to
Yellowknife for the purpose of attending the 		Optional Site
Visit and information session will be borne by the bidder or its


PWGSC intends to post this RFP on the Government Electronic
Tendering Service at and potential
bidders interested in submitting a proposal will be required to
order documents from  The competitive
requirement will be subject to the provision of the World Trade
Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement
on Internal Trade (AIT).

The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claims and Self Government
will apply to the proposed procurement. The benefits that apply
are contained in: Chapter 26, clauses 26.1.1, 26.1.2, 26.3,
26.3.1 (a) and 26.4.1 of the Tlicho Land Claims and
Self-Government Agreement.

The original RFP documents are available upon request.

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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