Remote Minehunting and Disposal System (W8472-105270/B)

Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
1 month 5 days hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/03/31 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Brent Sprigings
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-1733 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-5650
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
8C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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: 


The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to acquire and support long term, Remote Minehunting and Disposal systems for the Kingston-class ships that will provide the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with a capability to conduct the full spectrum of naval minehunting operations and contribute to underwater domain awareness.

As the project progress towards a potential formal RFP process, this Request for Information (RFI) will provide a continuous single point of official communication with industry and allow
the project to use the RFI process for multiple purposes such as:

- update industry on developments since the last engagement in 2010;

- to collaborate with industry on the procurement strategy, Industrial and Technological Benefits and Value Proposition strategy, and technical requirements; 

- obtain information regarding off-the-shelf technology, indicative costing, warranty information, and sustainment concepts; 

- answer questions from industry to ensure all interested participants receive the same information; 

- seek comments and feedback from industry on draft RFP documents; 

- to provide project schedule updates; and 

- announce potential engagement activities (as required) such as Industry Day Events and One-on-one meetings. 

See attached solicitations documents for further information.

This is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal (RFP), and no agreement or contract for the procurement of the equipment and / or services stated herein will be entered into solely as a result of this RFI. This announcement does not constitute a commitment by Canada. Canada does not intend to award a contract on the basis of the notice or otherwise pay for the information solicited. Any and all expenses incurred by industry in pursuing this opportunity, including the provision of information and potential visits, are at industry's sole risk and expense.

Any discussions on this subject with project staff representing DND or PWGSC, or any other Government of Canada representative, or other personnel involved in project activities, shall not be
construed as an offer to purchase or as commitment by DND, PWGSC or Government of Canada as a whole. 

Although the documents / information / data collected may be provided as commercial-in-confidence and will not be provided to a third party outside of Canada, Canada reserves the right to use theinformationto assist them in drafting performance specifications and for budgetary purposes. 
Requirements are subject to change, which may be as a result of information provided in response to this RFI. Suppliers are advised that any information submitted to Canada in response to this RFI may, or may not, be used by Canada in the development of the potential subsequent RFP. The issuance of this RFI does not create an obligation for Canada to issue a subsequent RFP, and does not bind Canada legally or otherwise,to enter into any agreement or to accept or reject any suggestions.

There will be no short-listing of Suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work, as a result of this RFI. Similarly, participation in this RFI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation to any RFP.

Respondents to this RFI should identify any submitted information that is to be considered as either company confidential, proprietary or if the response contains controlled goods.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-02-02
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-02-02
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-01-30
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-01-30
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-05-08
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-05-08
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2018-05-23
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2018-05-23
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2018-06-21
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2018-06-21
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2018-09-19
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2018-09-19
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2018-11-21
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2018-11-21
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2019-08-30
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2019-08-30
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.E26162.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2019-12-11
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B101.F26162.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2019-12-11


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
draft_rfp_documents_package.zipNot availableBilingual- 2018-01-30
draft_rfp_documents_package_amend3.zipNot availableBilingual- 2018-05-23
amend_4_presentation.zipNot availableBilingual- 2018-06-21