400 Series Barge Replacement (W8472-175662/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/03/10 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Langdon, Jeremy
Contact phone
(819) 420-2890 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
6C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

400 Series Barge Replacement

Langdon, Jeremy
Telephone No. - (819) 420-2890

Request for Information (RFI)
-This request is not a solicitation and there are no commitments with respect to future purchases or contracts.-

Stevedore Barge Replacement
The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to replace 6 retired wooden stevedore barges with 4 new steel barges. The replacement barges are to operate from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt under the Port Operations andEmergency Service Branch (POESB).
The primary intent of this RFI is to determine whether a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)* solution, which complies with the requirements outlined in Annex A, exists. 
Should potential suppliers have a candidate barge which is not COTS, but would meet the requirements outlined in Annex A with reasonable design changes, they are requested to submit a response with their candidate vessel and identify the modifications to be made.
As indicated in Annex A, potential suppliers are requested to provide pricing and timeline details for the build, delivery and provision of spares for the barges.
Potential suppliers are also requested to answer the general questions outlined in Annex A and also provide any relevant feedbackor information concerning the barges which they feel might be of use to DND.

*For the purpose of this RFI, COTS refers to a vessel which was constructed by the potential supplier, is currently in operation, and meets the requirements set out in AnnexA without modifications.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__MC.B031.E26160.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-01-30
ABES.PROD.PW__MC.B031.F26160.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-01-30