ARCHIVED SA - Bathymetric Surveys (F2915-140013/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/07/14 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
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
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Collier, Susan
Contact phone
(902) 496-5350 ( )
Contact fax
(902) 496-5016
Contact address
1713 Bedford Row
Halifax, N.S./Halifax, (N.É.)
B3J 3C9
Nova Scot


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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: 
SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT - Bathymetric Surveys

Collier, Susan
Telephone No. - (902) 496-5350 
Fax No. - (902) 496-5016

The Government of Canada has a requirement to establish a Supply
Arrangement for as-and-when-required services to conduct
Bathymetric Surveys within Canada. The primary user of the
Supply Agreement will be the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)
branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Other
identified users are: Natural Resources Canada (NRcan), the
Department of National Defense and Public Works and Government
Services Canada will also utilize this agreement. Accordingly
collected hydrographic data will need to be processed and
verified to update CHS nautical charts. 

The Supply Arrangement applies to the following geographical
region(s): Newfoundland & Labrador, the Arctic, Maritimes &
Quebec, Saint Lawrence and the Great Lakes, and the Pacific.

Suppliers must identify the geographical area they are proposing
to provide services under any resulting SA.

The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is a division of the
Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Under the Oceans Act, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans has
the authority to conduct hydrographic surveys and to produce and
distribute nautical charts and other nautical publications
within Canadian territorial waters. The CHS must adhere to
rigorous, internationally-recognized standards and guidelines
when conducting bathymetric surveys.

The Government of Canada seeks to implement an integrated
multi-platform approach to bathymetric surveying in Canada's
navigable waters. This allows for the delivery of a flexible,
affordable and sustainable hydrographic survey program to meet
Canada's foreseeable hydrographic requirements.

There is no maximum to the number of Supply Arrangements that
may be issued as a result of this RFSA.

The Supply Arrangement will remain valid until such time as
Canada no longer considers it to be advantageous to use it.

A Notice will be posted "once a year" on the Government
Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) to allow new suppliers to
become qualified. Existing qualified suppliers, who have been
issued a supply arrangement, will not be required to submit a
new arrangement.

This procurement is subject to the provisions of the following
Trade Agreements:

	World Trade Organization on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
	Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
	Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

"As final service delivery locations are undetermined at this
stage, but may be for surveys on Canada's navigable waters in
areas subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs),
CLCAs may apply to the individual task requisitions."

If a task requisition is for service delivery in location
subject to CLCAs, this specific task requisition will be subject
to the applicable CLCA and may include bid evaluation criteria
such as:

- The existence of head offices, administrative offices or other
facilities in a CLCA area;
- The employment of CLCA beneficiary labour; engagement of CLCA
beneficiary professional services, or use of suppliers that are
beneficiaries or beneficiary firms in carrying out the contract;
- The undertaking of commitments, under the contract, with
respect to on-the job training or skills development for CLCA

There is no pricing requested in this document as it will be
used to pre-qualify bidders (by issuing Supply Arrangements) for
future Request for Proposals (RFPs). 

Your proposal is required in sufficient detail and the supplier
must address the following elements:

1. Suppliers must identify in their submission the geographical
region(s) and depth(s) for which they wish to be considered:

A.	Newfoundland & Labrador
a.	0 to 50 meters
b.	50 to 500 meters
c.	500 meters and more
B.	Arctic
a.	0 to 50 meters
b.	50 to 500 meters
c.	500 meters and more
C.	Maritimes & Quebec
a.	0 to 50 meters
b.	50 to 500 meters
c.	500 meters and more
D.	Saint Lawrence and Great Lakes
a.	0 to 50 meters
b.	50 to 500 meters
c.	500 meters and more
E.	Pacific
a.	0 to 50 meters
b.	50 to 500 meters
c.	500 meters and more

2. An indication of an understanding of the requirement and
objectives of the Statement of Work (Annex 1);

3. A detailed description of your proposed approach and

4. A compliance statement, analyzing and commenting on each
part, section, and subsection of Annex 1. Simply repeating the
statement contained in Annex 1 is NOT acceptable.

5. Suppliers must describe their capability and experience, the
project management team and provide client contact(s) and
references. A listing of personnel you propose to assign to
carry out this work and resumes of each individual's
qualifications and experience, particularly as it relates to
this project.

6. All technical literature, descriptive literature on their
proposed services with their bid. 

The technical bid must address clearly and in sufficient depth
the points that are subject to the evaluation criteria against
which the bid will be evaluated. Simply repeating the statement
contained in the bid solicitation is not sufficient. In order to
facilitate the evaluation of the bid, Canada requests that
suppliers address and present topics in the order of the
evaluation criteria under the same headings. To avoid
duplication, bidders may refer to different sections of their
bids by identifying the specific paragraph and page number where
the subject topic has already been addressed.

The Supplier's proposed services must meet the Statement of Work
detailed herein.

This Request for SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT (RFSA) consists of issuing a
number of Supply Arrangements (SA) for Fisheries and Oceans
within Canada . This Supply Arrangement (SA) is an agreement
between Suppliers (SA Holders) and Canada for the provision of
Bathymetric Surveys Services throughout Canada.

A SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT is a list of pre-qualified suppliers
identified as potential sources from which PWGSC or other
government departments and agencies, can obtain firm prices
quotations on specific requirements. Supply Arrangements include
a set of predetermined terms and conditions that will apply to
any subsequent contracts.

The intent of a SA is to establish a framework with a Supplier
to permit the expeditious processing of legally binding
contracts for Bathymetric surveys throughout Canada. SAs
establish a set of procurement procedures and include a minimum
set of terms and conditions which will apply to any resulting

The SA method of supply will be used to satisfy "as and when
requested" requirements of authorized departments and agencies.
Through this process, PWGSC establishes SAs with suppliers, to
provide specific services and or goods during a specified
period. The SA is not
in itself a Contract, but rather a base document that forms part
of the future Request for Proposal (RFP) and resulting contract.
When being issued a SA, the offeror accepts the obligation to
provide the specified goods and or services in accordance with
the SA, under any resulting contracts that may be awarded. Any
resulting Contracts will be established as a result of a RFP.
These RFPs will specify the specific requirements of the
authorized departments and/or agencies, and may contain
additional terms and conditions that the bidder must meet.

This SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT process has two stages:
Stage 1 is the Request for SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT (RFSA) that
results in the issuance of a SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT to offeror(s)
and the creation of a SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT Holder List.
Stage 2 is the Request for Proposal (RFP) to SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT
Holders and may result in the issuance of a Contract, for
specific products to be delivered to the designated location.

For Stage 1, a competitive RFSA is posted to buyandsell with
information regarding the requirements. Offerors are requested
to submit a proposal that meets the mandatory requirements of
the RFSA. An evaluation of the offers is completed and the
responsive offeror(s) will be issued a SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT (SA)
for Bathymetric surveys throughout Canada. All responsive
offerors are included on the SA Holders list.

For Stage 2, in accordance with the SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT issued in
Stage 1, a Requests for Proposal (RFP) is sent to one or more
suppliers on the SA Holder List in accordance with the terms and
conditions of the SA. Based on the evaluation procedures and
basis of selection outlined in the RFP, a resulting Contract is
awarded. The dollar value of the requirement will determine
whether authorized departments/agencies or PWGSC will conduct
the Stage 2 process. Departments/Agencies may issue, under their
own contracting authority, contracts for requirements not
exceeding their financial limitation up to a maximum of
$400,000.00 (including all applicable taxes). Public Works and
Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will issue Contracts for
requirements that exceed the financial limitations of

Individual contracts issued subsequent to the stage 2 process of
the SA will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of
the SA. 

This Public Works and Government Service Canada office provides
procurement services to the public in English.

INQUIRIES: All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions
of a contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting
Authority: Susan Collier, telephone (902) 496-5350, facsimile:
(902) 496-5016. Inquiries are to be made in writing and should
be received no less than five (5) calendars days prior to the
closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.
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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.E9538.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2015-06-02
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.F9538.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2015-06-02
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.E9538.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2015-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.F9538.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2015-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.E9538.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2015-06-24
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.F9538.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2015-06-24
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.E9538.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2015-07-03
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.F9538.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2015-07-03
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.E9538.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2015-07-07
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B305.F9538.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2015-07-07

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