RFI for Environmental Services (Aboriginal Set Aside) -Various Locations in Atlantic Canada (EA007-183116/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/06/22 14:00 Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
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
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Chaulk, Patricia
Contact email
Contact phone
(709) 772-8357 ( )
Contact fax
(709) 772-4603
Contact address
John Cabot Building
10 Barters Hill, P.O. Box 4600
St. John's
A1C 5T2

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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: 

Request for Information (RFI)
Standing Offer for Environmental Services (Aboriginal Set Aside)
-Various Locations in Atlantic Canada

Process Number: EA007-183116/A

Contact Name: Patricia Chaulk
Telephone:    709-772-8357
Fax:          709-772-4603
Email:        Patricia.Chaulk@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

Background and Purpose of this Request for Information (RFI)

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) intends to issue an Aboriginal Set Aside Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) to provide indigenous companies the opportunity to bid on environmental service related work. The successful company would complete necessary environmental assessment reports, conduct field work, and assist in obtaining relevant background information related to indigenous knowledge. 

The purpose of this RFI is to request feedback from interested parties that will be used to inform the procurement process for the upcoming Aboriginal Set Aside Standing Offer for Environmental Services. The objectives of this RFI are as follows: 

 To gauge interest in the upcoming set aside.

 To ensure the types of services being requested in the upcoming set aside RISO meet qualifications of potential bidders. 

 To bring attention to the upcoming set aside and to get as much participation from indigenous companies as possible.

 To ensure the RISO process is as effective as possible by ensuring the successful bidders are capable of conducting the required services and are willing to work with PSPC to build upon their experience and increase their capacity of environmentally related work in Atlantic Canada. 

For the purposes of this RFI, "environmental services" refers broadly to the various disciplines of environmental services and include, but are not limited to:

 Contaminated Sites Assessment

 Environmental Studies Related to Environmental Assessment and Permitting 

Nature of this RFI

The purpose of the RFI is to engage Industry to seek feedback and receive comments and recommendations on the proposed requirements.

This is not a bid solicitation, it is a request for information. This RFI will not result in the award of any contract. As a result, potential suppliers of any good or services described in this RFI should not reserve stock or facilities, nor allocate resources, as a result of any information contained in this RFI. This RFI will not result in the creation of any source list. Therefore, whether or not any potential supplier responds to this RFI will not preclude that supplier from participating in any future procurement. Also, the procurement of any of the goods and services described in this RFI will not necessarily follow this RFI. This RFI is simply intended to solicit feedback with respect to the matter described in this RFI.

Response Costs

Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred in responding to this RFI.


Because this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquires in writing or by
circulating answers to all potential suppliers. However, respondents with questions regarding this RFI
may direct their enquiries to:

Contracting Authority: Patricia Chaulk
E-mail Address:  Patricia.Chaulk@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
Telephone: 709-772-8357

Submission of Responses

a) Time and Place for Submission of Responses: Interested parties should email their response to Public Services and Procurement Canada at Patricia.Chaulk@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca by the date, time and place indicated on page 1 of the RFI.

b) Responsibility for Timely Delivery: Each respondent is solely responsible for ensuring a response is delivered on time.

c) Identification of Response: Each respondent should ensure that their name and return address, as well as the file number: EA007-183116/A is included in all correspondence.

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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_PWD.B010.E7084.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-05-09
ABES.PROD.PW_PWD.B010.F7084.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-05-09
ABES.PROD.PW_PWD.B010.E7084.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-06-05
ABES.PROD.PW_PWD.B010.F7084.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-06-05