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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
6 years 2 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/02/27 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Guay, Yvan
Contact phone
(819) 956-0678 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-0897
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
6C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5


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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to
meet qualification requirements
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
This requirement is to establish a Supply Arrangement (SA) for
the services, related to the statutory inspection and
certification functions of Classification Societies which are
approved by Transport Canada Marine Safety. 

In order to promote an efficient marine transportation system
and encourage the harmonization of marine practices, Transport
Canada has entered into formal agreements with certain
Classification Societies, under the authority of the Canada
Shipping Act, 2001. These agreements cover the delegation of
statutory inspection and certification functions. 

When a Classification Society enters into this agreement with
Transport Canada, they are known under regulation as a
Recognized Organization (RO). There are eight (8) Recognized
Organizations for the purposes of vessel inspection and
certification in Canada:

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Bureau Veritas
Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Korean Regitry (KR)
Lloyd's Register
RINA Services, SpA

Classification Societies already perform these functions on
vessels around the world and have extensive expertise in the
construction and operation of modern ships. Delegating
inspection and certification functions to the Recognized
Organizations allows Transport Canada to monitor the performance
of both vessel operators and the Recognized Organizations
through planned and unplanned visits to vessels to increase
safety oversight. 

Transport Canada has developed a series of documents to govern
the implementation and operation of the Delegated Statutory
Inspection Program. The Delegated Statutory Inspection Program
Policy outlines high-level requirements of the delegation
program. Two Procedures explain the process for enrolling
vessels in the Delegated Statutory Inspection Program and for
monitoring vessels once they are enrolled. 

While every effort is made to resolve outstanding issues with
vessel operators, violations of Transport Canada Regulations on
vessels enrolled in the Delegated Statutory Inspection Program
remain subject to the Administrative Monetary Penalties
Regulations or other enforcement action. 

This proposed Supply Arrangement will be for use by all
Government of Canada Departments or Agencies including the
Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard.
TheDepartment of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard
are comprised of government operated ships used for
non-commercial purposes and therefore are exempt from Canadian
regulations however these organizations will also require
similar classification society services.

If any new Classification Society enters into a formal agreement
with Transport Canada Marine Safety during the period of this
proposed Supply Arrangement, then the new Recognized
Organization will be eligible to receive entry into this Supply
Arrangement upon their written request. 

Existing qualified suppliers, who have been issued a supply
arrangement, will not be required to submit a new arrangement.

The period for awarding contracts under the Supply Arrangement
will be from date of supply arrangement to 31 March 2016.

As per the Integrity Provisions under section 01 of Standard
Instructions 2008, suppliers must provide a list of all owners
and/or Directors and other associated information as required.
Refer to section 4.21 of the Supply Manual for additional
information on the Integrity Provisions.

For services requirements, Suppliers must provide the required
information as detailed in article 2.3 of Part 2 of the Request
for Supply Arrangements (RFSA), in order to comply with Treasury
Board policies and directives on contracts awarded to former
public servants.

The requirement is subject to the provisions of the World Trade
Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement
on Internal Trade (AIT).

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.E24887.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2015-01-07
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.F24887.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2015-01-07
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.E24887.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2015-02-12
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.F24887.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2015-02-12
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.E24887.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2015-02-26
ABES.PROD.PW__ML.B029.F24887.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2015-02-26

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