Light Icebreaker (F7013-180034/A)

Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/04/16 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
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: 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: 

Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) - Request for Information (RFI):

Canada, as represented by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), with the assistance of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), intends to consult industry to determine the following:

(a) What are the commercially available options to deliver one existing Light Icebreaker to be owned and operated by Canada in order to address icebreaking and aids to navigation capacity gaps for CCG and also obtain input on the proposed Light Icebreaker key Capabilities and Constraints;

(b) How will the solutions proposed by Industry provide economic benefits and support to the shipbuilding and broader marine industry in Canada. Consistent with the Buy-in-Canada Shipbuilding Policy, it is Canada’s intent that the repair, maintenance and refit of vessels will be conducted in Canada; 

(c) The feasibility of the proposed Aboriginal Participation Component (APC); and

(d) The Respondents input on the proposed procurement strategies. 


CCG’s aging large vessels are becoming more expensive to maintain and are increasingly unreliable, which puts critical programs and services that Canadians depend upon at risk. A mix of measures has been implemented to replace and/or backfill CCG ships while they are undergoing Vessel Life Extensions, are out of service due to unplanned downtime and/or decommissioned earlier than planned. 

The procurement of one existing light icebreaking vessel is an interim measure that will address capacity gaps and maintain critical and mandated CCG icebreaking, aids to navigation and other programs and services over the next 20 years, until the new fleet is fully realized. 

This consultation will be a 3 Stage Process:

Stage 1 - Industry Day or Web-Ex teleconference, see additional information provided in the RFI. 

Stage 2 - One-On-One Meetings with Industry, see additional information provided in the RFI.  

Stage 3 - Submission of responses see additional information provided in the RFI.  

Marc Aubin
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Place du Portage III, 6C2-62
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5
Tel: 819-420-5452
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2019-02-18
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2019-02-18
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-02-20
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-02-20
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2019-02-28
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2019-02-28
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2019-03-19
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2019-03-19
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2019-04-01
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2019-04-01
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.E27203.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2019-04-05
ABES.PROD.PW__MB.B003.F27203.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2019-04-05