Emergency Towing Vessels (F7017-160056/C)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/04/13 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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
Aubin, Marc A.
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-5452 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III, 6C2
K1A 0S5


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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 


As shipping traffic increases globally, the traffic in all Canadian ports, including BC ports such as the Port of Burnaby, the Port of Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert, is anticipated to increase. 

With increased traffic, there is potential increased risk of having a vessel that has lost power or navigational control. This may result in collision or grounding of a vessel leading to spills and causing a significant risk to crew, other vessels, and the marine environment, including the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population and other species at risk. In response, the Government of Canadas Ocean Protection Plan (OPP) was designed to address these issues and many others to improve marine safety. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will work with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSCP) to Time Charter two offshore emergency towing vessels for operations on the West Coast to immediately increase its capacity to mitigate risks of disabled large commercial vessels off Canadas coast. 


The primary deliverable for the Canadian Coast Guard, an agency of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), is the provision of service from two Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV) on a Time Charter basis.

It is intended to result in the award of a single contract for 3 years of services commencing on Inspection and Acceptance by Canada of the first available vessel plus 7 one-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract.

A portion of this procurement is set-aside under the program for Aboriginal Business and includes a mandatory Aboriginal Participation Component (APC).

The Buy-in-Canada Policy will apply to all mobilisation, repair, maintenance, refit, outfitting (including dry-docking and conversions) and demobilisation work.


A Bidders' conference will be held in the National Capital Region on February 19th, 2018 (additional information is provided in the RFP). Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority before the conference to confirm attendance (additional information is provided in the RFP). WebEx will also be offered. 


Bidders are advised that Canada is utilizing the services of a Fairness Monitor throughout the procurement process.


There are Security Requirements associated with this requirement. Refer to the Request for Proposal for additional information. Security clearance processes are sometimes lengthy.  It is the responsibility of the Bidder to ensure that security clearances are sought early.


To ensure the integrity of the competitive bid process, enquiries and other communications regarding the Request for Proposal are to be directed ONLY to the Contracting Authority named below.

Marc Aubin 
ETV procurement Contracting Authority  
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Telephone:  (819) 420-5452  
E-mail address:  marc.a.aubin@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

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Solicitation Documents

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ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-02-05
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-02-07
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-02-07
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-02-15
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-02-15
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2018-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2018-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2018-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2018-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2018-02-26
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2018-02-26
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2018-03-02
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2018-03-02
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2018-03-09
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2018-03-09
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2018-03-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2018-03-16
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2018-03-27
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2018-03-27
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU010.PDF010English- 2018-03-29
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU010.PDF010French- 2018-03-29
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU011.PDF011English- 2018-04-05
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU011.PDF011French- 2018-04-05
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU012.PDF012English- 2018-04-06
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU012.PDF012French- 2018-04-06
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU013.PDF013English- 2018-04-09
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU013.PDF013French- 2018-04-09
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E26699.EBSU014.PDF014English- 2018-04-11
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F26699.EBSU014.PDF014French- 2018-04-11

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