CCGS Alfred Needler Dry-docking (F5561-200762/A)

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Tender Notice - Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)


Days until closing
1 week 3 days hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/11/03 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)


Region of delivery
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
End user entity
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Lowest/Lower Bid
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 


Project Description

The Contractor must:
-carry out the docking, maintenance and alterations of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans vessel CCGS Alfred Needler in accordance with the Requirement at Annex "A".  
-carry out any approved unscheduled work not covered in the above paragraph (a).

Vessel Information 

Name: CCGS Alfred Needler
Year Built: 1982
Builder: Ferguson Industries Ltd. 
Length: Breadth: 50.3 m
Draft: 4.9 m
Freeboard: 2.5 m
Gross Tonnage: 958.9 t
Net Tonnage: 225 t

Work Period

Work is to commence and be completed as follows:
Start: November 18, 2020
End: January 28, 2021

Specification and Technical Data Package

Potential bidders requiring a copy of the dry-dock specification and complete technical data package are to submit an email request directly to the Contracting Authority.

Vessel Viewing

The health and safety of staff and suppliers remains the top priority of PSPC and CCG. Due to travel restrictions put in place by many Canadian provinces to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a vessel viewing will not be offered for this refit. 

Optional Bidders Conference

A Bidders Conference will be held on October 20, 2020 beginning at 10:00 ADT via teleconference.    

Potential bidders are to communicate with the Contracting Authority no later than two working days prior to the bidders’ conference to obtain teleconference details.


There is no security requirement applicable to this Contract.

Sourcing Strategy

The sourcing strategy relating to this procurement will be limited to suppliers in the area of origin (Eastern Canada) of the vessel in accordance with the Shipbuilding, Repair, Refit and Modernization Policy. 

As a result of the winter closure of the Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway System; this procurement will be geographically limited to bidders located east of the St. Lawrence seaway lock system.
Bid Submission Requirements

Suppliers are encouraged to submit bids electronically using the Canada Post epost Connect application for the subject bid solicitation. This service allows suppliers to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to PWGSC Bid Receiving Units. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.

Bidders electing to submit hard copy bids are to take note of the reduced hours of the mail room at 1713 Bedford Row due to COVID-19 restrictions: 

Mail room hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm; closed Fridays.

Trade Agreements

The requirement is exempt from the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Annex 5, however, it is subject to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

Tender Documents

Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through the site. Addenda, when issued, will be available from the same site. Firms that elect to base their bids on tender documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the tender calling authority of their intention to bid.


All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Dave Dunne, telephone (902) 401-4294, and email: Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than seven (7) calendar 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 procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Contact information

Contact name
Dunne, Dave
Contact email
Contact phone
(902) 401-4294 ( )
Contact fax
(902) 496-5016
Contact address
1713 Bedford Row
Halifax, N.S./Halifax, (N.É.)
Nova Scot
B3J 1T3


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B311.E11083.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-10-06
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B311.F11083.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-10-06
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B311.E11083.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2020-10-22
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B311.F11083.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2020-10-22