Alberta New Solar Electricity Generation (EW038-210082/B)

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Tender Notice - Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/02/24 14:00 Mountain Standard Time (MST)


Region of delivery
  • Alberta
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Lowest/Lower Bid
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Alberta New Solar Electricity Generation

Zdan, Tyler
Telephone No. - (204) 509-5743
Fax No. - (204) 983-0338


Due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures are being taken on-site at the Western Region Bid Receiving Unit to encourage social distancing. The health and safety of staff and suppliers remains our top priority. 

Suppliers are required to submit bids electronically using the Canada Post epost Connect application for the subject bid solicitation. This service allows suppliers to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to PWGSC Bid Receiving Units. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.

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Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Government of Canada, requires the establishment of electricity supply agreements with solar electricity generators located in the province of Alberta for the provision of approximately 255,625 MWh of electricity per year for a term of at least ten (10) years. PWGSC will include an irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contract by one five-year period, under the same conditions. The Solar Electricity Supply Clauses (SESC) will ensure that the federal government’s commitment for 100 percent renewable electricity is met. The solar electricity will be purchased with the associated renewable attribute (i.e. renewable energy certificate (REC)), hereafter known by the collective term Green Electricity.

PWGSC has set-aside a portion of this overall requirement (5 percent of the total, or 12,781 MWh) under the federal Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) within a separate Request for Proposals (RFP) for solicitation number EW038-211946/A. Eligibility for the set-aside portion of the requirement will be limited to Aboriginal businesses which qualify under the PSAB.


An optional bidders' conference will be held via Microsoft Teams on January 15, 2021. The conference will begin at 2:00 PM CST. The scope of the requirement outlined in the bid solicitation will be reviewed during the conference and questions will be answered. It is recommended that bidders who intend to submit a bid attend or send a representative.

Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority before the conference to confirm attendance. Bidders should provide, in writing, to the Contracting Authority, the name(s) of the person(s) who will be attending and a list of issues they wish to table no later than January 14, 2021. A website link will then be provided that will give access to the virtual meeting as well as instructions on how to connect.

Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the bidders' conference will be included as an amendment to the bid solicitation. Bidders who do not attend will not be precluded from submitting a bid.


On Dec 19, 2019, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada received the following direction in a Mandate Letter from the Prime Minister of Canada: "Working with the provinces and energy suppliers, develop a strategy to power federal buildings with 100 percent clean electricity, where available, by 2022. Commit to being a first purchaser to help support the growth of new clean electricity/renewable power sources as they become available." In order to meet this goal, the federal government is implementing a variety of initiatives across the country.

One of the initiatives is focused on the province of Alberta, as Alberta has a deregulated electricity market and one of the strongest solar regimes in Canada. As a large consumer of electricity in the province, the Government of Canada ("Canada") is promoting solar electricity development and job creation by supporting the creation of net new solar electricity generating capacity in Alberta. 

In Alberta, electricity is generated via privately owned and operated entities, rather than a public utility. The Government of Canada is therefore proposing to enter into one or more contracts directly with solar generators, to create additional solar electricity generation capacity in Alberta. The new solar capacity will be capable of generating the equivalent of the total electricity consumption for the federal buildings within the province of Alberta. In addition to the supply of electricity, the contracted solar generators must also supply Canada with all Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) generated under the agreement.

Canada will be issuing four separate, but related requirements (as described in this RFP and EW038-211946/A, EP959-211948/A, EP959-211993/A). Canada will be evaluating and recommending Bidders for contract award in the following order:

1. EW038-211946/A (Alberta New Solar Electricity Generation - PSAB);
2. EW038-210082/B (Alberta New Solar Electricity Generation);
3. EP959-211993/A (National Renewable Energy Certificates - PSAB);
4. EP959-211948/A (National Renewable Energy Certificates).

Eligible Bidders who wish to do so are permitted to submit bids for all four requirements. Canada is utilizing this strategy to foster competition for all four requirements and to ensure bidders are not limited in their ability to bid on any opportunities. Canada will allow Bidders to withdraw from any of the subsequent procurement process, without penalty, if they are successful in any higher-ordered process.
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
Zdan, Tyler
Contact email
Contact phone
(204) 509-5743 ( )
Contact fax
(204) 983-0338
Contact address
Victory Building/Édifice Victory
Room 310/pièce 310
269 Main Street/269 rue Main
R3C 1B3


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.E11143.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2021-01-07
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.F11143.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2021-01-07
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.E11143.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2021-02-01
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.F11143.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2021-02-01
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.E11143.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2021-02-02
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.F11143.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2021-02-02
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.E11143.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2021-02-10
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.F11143.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2021-02-10
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.E11143.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2021-02-17
ABES.PROD.PW_PWZ.B219.F11143.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2021-02-17

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