Interim Underground Stabilization Activities - Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NT (EW702-131876/E)

Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 2 weeks ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/03/05 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
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
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: Yes
Nature of Requirements: 
Interim Underground Stabilization Activities - Giant Mine,
Yellowknife, NT

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


6)	Due to limited space, each company attending will be limited
to one (1) representative for 	the Mandatory Site Visit and two
(2) representatives for the Bidders Conference.

This Notice EW702-131876/E replaces the original Notice,
EW702-131876/D, which has expired. 


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 providing advance notice of the mandatory site
visit and bidders conference for potential bidders who are
interested in submitting a proposal for the Interim Underground
Stabilization contract at the Giant Mine Site.  

1)	Site visits will tentatively be held on March 11th and 12th,
2014. Registered attendees are to meet at the C-Dry Boardroom
Giant Mine Site, Yellowknife, NT at their scheduled site visit
time.  A bidders conference will tentatively be held the morning
of March 13, 2014 at 9:00 am at TBD.

	The site visit for this project is MANDATORY.  The
representative of the company will 		be required to sign the
Site Visit Attendance Sheet at the site visit. Bids submitted by
		companies who have not signed the attendance sheet will not be
accepted.  In the case of 		a joint venture bidder, record of
attendance at the mandatory site visit by at least one of 		the
JV companies will be required for bid acceptance.

2)	There will be an additional OPTIONAL site visit occurring at
the beginning of April, 		2014, for further touring of the
underground at a date TBD.

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

4)	Interested bidders are to register and confirm their
attendance with the Contracting 		Authority no later than 2:00
P.M. C.S.T., March 5, 2014.  The Contracting Authority will
		communicate to the bidder their scheduled site visit time by
2:00 P.M. C.S.T., 			March 7, 2014.

	E-mail: or via telephone at

5)	Non-registered bidders will not be taken to or be allowed on
the site.

6)	Due to limited space, each company attending will be limited
to one (1) representative.

7)	All travel and living costs associated with travel to
Yellowknife for the purpose of 		attending the Mandatory or
Optional Site Visit and Bidders Conference will be borne by
		the bidder or its representative.

The Interim Underground Stabilization optional pre-tender site
visit occurred on October 9th and 10th, 2013. At this time,
several potential bidders requested advance notice to industry
of the anticipated team composition. Below is a draft of the
anticipated team requirements to be evaluated per the upcoming
RFP.  While no significant adjustments to these evaluation
criteria are anticipated, only the evaluation criteria that are
included in the RFP will apply for this procurement.
A. Project Manager (and backup)  
Experience coordinating and managing multi-discipline teams on a
complex project in a Northern climate at a mine site

B. Mining or Geotechnical Engineer (and backup)
Experience with mine site and cold regions geotechnical
engineering, interpretation and understanding of 3D underground
mine models (slope stability, underground stability, etc.)

C. Tailings Paste Specialist (and backup)
Experience with developing tailings paste designs and QA/QC
programs to ensure specified in-place strength requirements are
met.  Demonstrated experience working with tailings with
variable grain size distribution, moisture content and other
properties will be given more points in the evaluation. 
Experience with variable paste mixes will receive additional

D. Project/Site Superintendent (and cross-shift) 
Experience with on-site coordination and management of multiple
sub-contractors and suppliers, control of work area(s) and
quality control on complex projects.  Experience on mine
backfill operations will receive additional points.

E. Underground Works Supervisor (and cross-shift)
Experience supervising Underground work crews including
assessing safe access and working conditions, completing
underground construction activities

F. Paste Production and Placement Supervisor (and cross-shift)
Experience supervising work crews involved in excavation,
handling and blending of tailings, as well as the production and
placement of paste

G. Health and Safety Coordinator (and cross-shift)
Experience with developing project specific health & safety
plans and  managing worker Health and Safety at both surface and
underground mine sites


The award date of the contract is estimated to be mid June 2014
based on the following milestones. 

Solicitation Date, GETS Posting 		early March 2014
Mandatory Site Visit 				mid March 2014
Optional Site Visit 				early April 2014
Bid Closing Date: 				late April 2014

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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