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Tender Notice - Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/03/31 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • National Capital Region
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
End user entity
Department of National Defence
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Trade agreement
  • None
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Amendment 001

This amendment 001 is raised to respond to questions from the Industry.




Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is requesting Industry feedback regarding a requirement for the services related to the maintenance of equipment for diving operations for the Government of Canada, Department of National Defence (DND).

This LOI supersedes the previous notice posted on Buy and Sell (W8482-182212/A). 

DND diving operations are a specialised capability and an inherently high risk-activity requiring an assortment of equipment to meet specific mission objectives and preserve the safety of personnel.  The current maintenance strategy is based on three groups of equipment:

1. Personal diving equipment
2. Recompression chambers 
3. Diving air compressors 

The diving equipment is located at multiple locations across Canada as diving operations are carried out by all elements of the CAF and due to an increase in operation tempo and reduced personnel, the current maintenance strategy is becoming unsustainable.  DND is seeking to streamline this strategy through partnership with Industry.


- Provide industry with high level information on the types of diving equipment currently used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the maintenance requirement;

- Solicit feedback from Industry on different methods of supply being considered by Canada; and

- Invite interested suppliers to participate in virtual one-on-one meetings.


Responses to this LOI are to be submitted to the PWGSC Contracting Authority identified above, on or before March 31, 2021. 

Interested Respondents may submit their responses electronically to the PWGSC Contracting Authority, identified below via email:

PWGSC Contracting Authority:

Name:  Julie Beaumier
Title:  Supply Team Leader
Marine Services and Small Vessels Sector
Telephone: 819-851-9981

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
Beaumier, Julie
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 851-9981 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III
K1A 0S5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_ISM.B027.E28097.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2021-02-12
ABES.PROD.PW_ISM.B027.F28097.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2021-02-12
ABES.PROD.PW_ISM.B027.E28097.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2021-02-19
ABES.PROD.PW_ISM.B027.F28097.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2021-02-19

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