Request for Information - MSMM Vessels (F7013-190110/A)

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


Days until closing
4 hours 19 min hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/11/30 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Region of delivery
  • National Capital Region
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
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: 

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 use this Request for Information (RFI) to consult Industry with the following objectives:

a) To obtain Industry input regarding the proposed procurement options for the design of the Mid-Shore Multi-Mission (MSMM) vessel class and the construction of up to six (6) MSMM vessels. To provide Industry with an early opportunity to assess and comment on the proposed ways forward in order to maximize best value to Canada during the formal design and build phases and to solicit feedback and recommendations on any issues that would impact a supplier’s ability to fulfill the requirement.

b) To obtain Industry feedback with regard to other potential actions to be taken under the MSMM vessels procurement Project such as Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and build and construction as further elaborated under this RFI.

c) To assess the interest of Industry regarding its capability to deliver a design for the MSMM vessel class and further assess the interest of the Industry regarding other activities under the procurement Project. To solicit Industry knowledge and expertise regarding best practices towards a successful outcome for this procurement Project.

The overall objective for the procurement Project is to achieve a design that will integrate proven green technologies and technological innovations through a formal design phase and then through the Build and/or Construction activity. Further technical detail is outlined in Annex A of the RFI.

d) To gauge the feasibility of the proposed Indigenous Participation Component (IPC).


In order to deliver its core mandate, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) intends to procure up to six (6) vessels, under 1000T lightship displacement, as part of a new class of Mid-Shore Multi-Mission (MSMM) vessels. The current intention would be to build two MSSM vessels for each of the three areas of operation (Western Region, Central & Artic Region and Atlantic Region). One of the vessels is intended to be assigned part-time to the Canadian Coast Guard College as a training vessel.

These vessels will be designed and built with the intention of being managed as national assets of a single, common CCG fleet of vessels. The goal of CCG class management is to achieve commonality across vessels for maintenance, training, and sparing purposes. Further benefits include operational compatibility when personnel and assets are reassigned between the regions. As such, the MSMM vessels will be designed and built to meet the needs of the various programs on a national level. 

The MSMM vessels will provide a wide range of program delivery capabilities while maximizing Mission Modularity, innovation, green technologies, and an effective return on investment to Canadians. Mission Modularity capacity, refers to the method of employing various modules, containers, or portable deck mounted equipment which can be stored on board or in the regions, to support the primary and secondary missions as required. The new class of vessels is intended to function primarily as a platform for the following: Aids to Navigation, Ice Breaking in the form of shallow harbor breakouts, flood control, and commercial track maintenance, Ecosystem and marine science, Hydrographic surveys and  Search and Rescue services.
The MSMM vessel class has many competing design drivers and will require thorough engineering evaluations and trade-off analyses throughout the development phases. These activities will focus on optimizing energy efficiency, innovation against life cycle costs and weight to deliver the most efficient and capable platform. 

This consultation will be a four Stage Process as follows:

Stage 1 - Industry Day via Web-Ex, MS Teams or teleconference; 

Stage 2 - Answering questions received following the Industry Day;

Stage 3 - One-On-One Meetings with Industry via Web-Ex, MS Teams or teleconference; and

Stage 4 - Submission of responses. 

See additional information on the four Stages provided in the RFI. 

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
Martin, Erik
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 296-7863 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III, 6C2
K1A 0S5


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