Bullmoose Ruth Mine Sites LOI (EW699-161320/A)
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- Date closing
- 2015/11/09 14:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)
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- Region of delivery
- Northwest Territories
- Notice type
- Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
- 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
- All interested suppliers may submit a bid
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Contact name
- Wiebe, Amanda
- Contact phone
- (204) 510-9736 ( )
- Contact address
Northern Contaminated Site Program ATB Place North Tower 10025 Jasper Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5J 1S6
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Bullmoose Ruth Mine Sites LOI EW699-161320/A Wiebe, Amanda Telephone No. - (204) 510-9736 ( ) Note** Letter of Interest closing date has been extended to Monday, November 9. LETTER OF INTEREST ADVANCE NOTICE TO INDUSTRY PRE-TENDER OPTIONAL SITE VISIT Prior to posting the Request for Proposal (RFP), Public Works andGovernment Services Canada (PWGSC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) are conducting an optional potential bidders site visit for qualified firms interested in submitting a proposal for the remediation work at a collection of abandoned mine sites titled the "Bullmoose Area Mine Sites". To meet the operational project requirements and secure the required air services, Canada is providingadvance notice of this opportunity for Industry to make the necessary arrangements and preparations for the optional 2 day Bidders Site Visit to be held October 16 and 17, 2015. It is anticipated that the RFP documents will be available for download on Buy & Sell by approximately January 2016. 1. REQUIREMENT: PWGSC on behalf of AANDC and has a requirement for the remediation of the Bullmoose Area Mine Sites. The work to be undertaken includes: - Winter road/ ice airstrip constructionand maintenance - Construction of non-hazardous landfill - Demolition of buildings and consolidation of non-hazardous waste in on-site non hazardous landfill - Consolidation and off-site disposal of non-hazardous waste - Capping of mine openings - Excavation and treatment of hydrocarbon impacted soils - On-site water treatment and discharge 2. BACKGROUND: The Bullmoose Area Mine sites consist of the following abandoned mine sites: a. Bullmoose Airfield (LAT: 62°22'10.77"N, LON: 112°43'33.78"W) b. Bullmoose Portal (LAT: 62°20'24.99"N, LON: 112°44'51.52"W) c. Ruth Airfield (LAT: 62°25'39.39"N, LON: 112°32'39.98"W) d. Ruth Mine (LAT: 62°27'44.90"N, LON: 112°34'23.25"W) e. Spectrum Mine (LAT: 62°22'26.70"N, LON: 112°48'19.94"W) f. Beaulieu Mine (LAT: 62°25'3.47"N, LON: 112°54'8.96"W) g. Joon Mine (LAT: 62°25'33.21"N, LON: 112°52'3.19"W) h. Chipp Mine (LAT: 62°28'1.05"N, LON: 112°38'35.68"W) i. Storm mine (LAT: 62°30'19.96"N, LON: 112°56'35.86"W) 2.1 BullmooseMine Bullmoose Mine was first staked in 1939. A small mill that used a gravityand flotation system was constructed at the site in 1941. The site was inactive between 1942 and 1961. Additional exploration took place from 1961-1962, 1968-1970, 1972 and 1975-1976. The mine/mill was actively operated from 1981-1987. A fire in themill occurred in 1987 and that coupled with lower than anticipated mill results brought about the end of operations. A remediation project was undertaken in 1988. As partof this project, the majority of the site infrastructure was removed from site. Waste rock was spread around the site and into mine openings. Infrastructure remaining at site includes an unmaintained airstrip, roadways, concrete building pads/supports at the former mill and warehouse area, three core storage areas, two tailings ponds at Skeeter Lake and Beta Lake, two log cabin structures, bermed former fuel tank area, a small dock in poor condition, scattered debris, and mine openings. 2.2 RuthMine The Ruth Mine was staked in 1940. It operated as an underground gold mine for approximately 5 years between 1942 and 1984. The mill was designed for both mercury amalgamation and cyanidation to extract the gold. Mercury amalgamation was used at the site in 1942 and again in 1959. It is not known if the cyanidation process was ever used at the site. The abandoned mine occupies an area of approximately 20,000 m2. An abandoned airstrip is located 5 km south of the site. A historic exploration camp site is located at the north end of Tam Lake. Initial assessments have shown that the site encompasses approximately 12 deteriorating buildings and structures. All buildings were burnt to the ground during the 2014 summer forest fires. Amineshaft, two tailings disposal areas, a waste rock area, a variety of wastes, including scrap metal, wood debris, diesel drums, old vehicles and debris (including tailings) exist at the mine. 2.3 Spectrum The site was originally staked in 1945by J.E. Stephens under TXD claims which included trenching and sampling and drilling two diamond drill holes. In 1957, the AL claim was staked by Beneventum Mining Company Ltd. In 1959, the company brought loads of mining machinery by cat train and snowmobile. In 1959, a 60º shaft was sunk to 128 foot depth (on the incline) towards the north. It is a two-compartment shaft, about 9' x 9' in dimensions. A single raise, 72 feet long, was blasted up along the vein. In 1983, Etthen Mines Limited acquired the Gary claim which was staked by Mr. Dave Smith in 1980 and applied forwater licence for mining and milling at Spectrum Lake through the NWT Water Board. In 1993, "Frip 1" Claim was staked by Ms. Fran Hurcomb of Yellowknife. Currently the site has shaft, head frame, trenches (dry as well as wet), rail tracks, hoper and crusher, generator and other equipment, air compressor, locomotive parts and pile of rock wastes. Portions of this site were burnt during the 2014 forest fires. 2.4 Beaulieu Beaulieu Mine is a former gold exploration and exploitation mine. Themain mining operation site, including the waste rock piles, tailing disposal areas, trenches, and former buildings and structures, is located approximately 300 m west of John Lake. The site was originally staked in 1939 by Sam Hansen under "Norma" Claims. Aboveground and underground mining were taken place between 1945 and 1950, with limited milling for a few months between 1947 and 1948. Intensive milling occurred during between 1977 and 1978, when Strike Lake Resources Ltd. occupied the camp,and used the mill to process the ores from Strike Lake Mine. During the 1994 and 1995 INAC Arctic Environmental Strategy Action clean-up, Deton'Cho Corporation with Vista Engineering collected and shipped away all metal debris, drums, and other machineries for off-site disposal. All wooden structures and waste fuel were incinerated on-site. 2.5 Joon Mine The Joon Mine property is a former gold exploration and mining sitelocated on Strike Lake. The site was initially staked in 1939 by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada Ltd. (Cominco). Exploration work consisted of surface trenching and pit excavation with the discovery of 14 veins/zones that were developed at this time. In 1941 Cominco conducted 186.2 m of diamond drilling(six holes). In 1973, a new owner of the site, Dave Nickerson, conducted 53.5 m of diamond drilling (five holes). From 1977 to 1978 Strike Lake Resources (SLR) took ownershipof thesite. Ore was mined by open pit methods at the north area of the site, and ore was crushed and then trucked to the nearby Beaulieu Mine site. Several buildings were constructed at the north end of Strike Lake to service the mining operation. Materials were processed at the Beaulieu Mine Site (ninety five 205 litre drums weighing about 317.5 kg each). In 1985 Taiga Consultants carried out "semi-reconnaissance" exploration on behalf of Genesis Resources Corp. Ltd. Detailed prospecting was carriedout including relocation, mapping and sampling of the Cominco trenches and geo-physical surveys. In 1988 Treasure Island Resources (TIR) Corp. carried out 341.1 m of diamond drilling (8 holes). 2.6 Chipp Mine The Chipp Lake property was first staked in 1941 with a 32 feet shaft being sunk in 1942. It is estimatedthat 20 tons of ore were removed and stockpiled on site. The stockpiled ore was still on the property in 1946 but it is considered likely that is was removed soon thereafter. Currently only a short shaft and trenching remain of the mining operation. 2.7 Storm Mine The site was initially staked by Jimmy Irwin and Hank Lange in 1940, then further to Storm Yellowknife Syndicate in 1941. The mineral interest shifted from gold to scheelite bearing tungsten. In 1942, Tungsten Developers Ltd. was founded, and optioned the claims. The mining crew developed an 18.3 m long trench with a 4.6 m long ore shoot. A small milling plant processed 10 tonnes of ores from the #25 Vein, and recovered 870 kg of tungsten concentrate (35% WO3). The tailings were reported to be jettisoned into a pond at the shore of Consolation Lake. The operation was ceased due to the cold weather, and 5.4 tonnes of ores were left at the site to be milled. Exploration activities were carried out by various companies from 1945 to 1985. 3. OPTIONAL SITE VISIT: It is optional the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the Bullmoose Area Mine Sites. Arrangements have been made for a site visit to be held on Oct. 16 and 17 leaving from Summit Air Yellowknife airport hanger, Yellowknife at 07:30 AM. Bidders must register via with the Contracting Authority no later than 2:00 P.M. M.S.T., October 14, 2015, to confirm attendance and provide the name of the person who will attend. Bidders will be required to sign an attendance form. Bidders who do not attend or send a representative will not be given an alternative appointment. PWGSC will provide air transportation for the Bidder or their representative [one (1) person only] to the Bullmoose Area Mine Sites. 4. This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in English. 5. INFORMATION a. Due to limited space, each bidder attending will be limited to one (1)representative for the site visit. ONCE THE MAXIMIM CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED, ADDITIONAL BIDDER REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. b. Attire It is mandatory that all persons attending the site visit have the proper safety boots, hard hats,high visibility vest, and safety glasses. Proper outerwear to protect from the elements should also be worn. c. Attendees should be prepared to walk over rough terrain to access the full site. d. Non-Registered bidders may not be eligible for thesite visit. e. All travel and living costs associated with travel to Yellowknife for the purpose of attending this Optional Site Visit will be borne by the bidder or its representative. f. There is a possibility that due to weather conditions the site visit may be cancelled. g. There is no additional information available at this time. Full project information will be available when the requirement is posted to Buy & Sell in January 2016. h. Please register for the site visit by contacting Amanda Wiebe (204) 510-9736 or email: Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org 6. SOURCING PWGSC intends to post this RFP as a competitive requirement on the Government Electronic Tendering Services at Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders and potential bidders interested in submitting a proposal will be required to order documents from buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. The requirement will be subject to the provision 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). 7. COMPREHENSIVE LAND CLAIM AGREEMENT The proposed requirement is subject to the Tlicho Land Claims Agreement and Self-Government Agreement. The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement will apply to this procurement. The provisions that apply are contained in: Chapter 26, the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement, clauses 26.3, 26.3.1 (a). The area of the contract is in the Monfwi Gogha De Niitlee identified in the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement and proximate to Yellowknife and the Akaitcho Dene First Nation Communities of Dettah and N'Dilo. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiatewith suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. 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.
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