Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/08/27 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Jeff Ciano
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 513-3957 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: Qualified
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 


The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) currently operates twelve (12) Halifax-Class ships and intends to operate them until their end of life. To support this effort, the Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to establish an In-Service Support Contract (ISSC) for a Halifax-Class Design Agent (HC Dag).  The work of the Design Agent is an integral component of the successful operation of the Halifax Class ships and will be required throughout the expected life span.
The Halifax-class Design Agent will manage the Technical Data Package (TDP) and provide project management, engineering services and drawing/drafting services to maintain the Halifax-Class Design Intent.  
These services include, but are not limited to:
- develop engineering solutions and designs to integrate new or modified ships systems;
- assess impacts to existing ships systems to integrate these solutions into the class;
- develop Engineering Change (EC) packages for execution by implementation agencies;
- integrate EC packages into the class;
- maintain and distribute technical data; and 
- provide engineering services to resolve technical problems and improve equipment performance and its support.
- provide Engineering Change Project management support
- develop and support a collaborative environment 

As a result of an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ), Solicitation W8482-168075/C, that closed on Buy and Sell in September 2017, four pre-qualified suppliers have been selected to receive a Request for Proposal (RFP) W8482-168075/D? for the provision of the Design Agent In Service Support Services for Canada’s Halifax-Class fleet of ships. The RFP will be provided electronically, via email, directly to pre-qualified suppliers and only pre-qualified suppliers will be allowed to submit proposals.

The pre-qualified suppliers were assessed against the following Mandatory Criteria:

M1 - Management Experience
The respondent must demonstrate that it has managed a Federal Government In-Service Support Contract for Canada, and such contract must have been in force within 5 years prior to the date of this ITQ posting, and the Respondent must have completed a minimum of 25,000 labour hours’ under such contract during one or more calendar years within such last 5 years of ITQ posting date.

M2 - Quality Assurance
The respondent must demonstrate that as of ITQ closing they are registered to a minimum of ISO:9001 (2008) and operate and maintain a Quality Management System in accordance to the ISO9001 standard.

M3 - Technical Data Package Experience
The respondent must demonstrate that they have managed a Canadian Forces Technical Data Package (TDP) managing at least 5000 Canadian Forces data elements, including drawings, publications, and computer-aided design modules in the last 5 years from date of ITQ posting.

M4 - Engineering Change Management
The respondent must demonstrate that they have delivered at least 10,000 person-hours of engineering change specification and installation design work for Canadian Forces assets, within the last 5 years of ITQ posting and completed a minimum of 5 engineering change installation packages (ECIP).  At least 2 completed ECIPs must be from combat systems and two from platform system groups, per the attached list below.

M5 - Design Margin Management
The respondent must demonstrate their experience within the last 5 years of ITQ posting of tracking, monitoring, or advising on at least three (3) areas of design margins for Canadian Forces assets.
Design margins include but are not limited to: space (compartment, rack, bunks), weight, HVAC (chilled water, sea water, ventilation), ergonomic requirements, electrical load, *HP/LP air, and cable management.
*HP/LP High Pressure Air 10+ Bar (150 PSI) and Low Pressure Air <10 bar (14 to 150 PSI)

M6 - Configuration Management
The respondent must demonstrate their experience within the last 5 years of ITQ posting; of performing configuration management roles for Canadian Forces assets in that they have managed System Level Drawings for at least 10,000 configuration items.


Inquiries regarding this NPP are to be submitted, in writing, to the Contracting Officer listed below:

File Number: W8482-168075
Contracting Officer: Jeff Ciano
Email: jeff.ciano@pwgsc.gc.ca

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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