Argo Float Standing Offer (FP934-170005/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/12/20 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Foreign
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • 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
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Lowest/Lower Bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Eddy, Kathie
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-1747 ( )
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: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / 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: 

National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) for Argo Floats for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)


The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has a requirement to procure Argo free drifting profiling floats for use in Canadian and Australian waters. 

For a full description of the equipment to be procured see Annex A - Requirement.


It is proposed to solicit a competitive bid through Buy and Sell for this requirement.
There will be technical mandatory requirements used in the evaluation process which will be published with the Request for Standing Offer (RFSO).  A Standing Offer will be awarded to the responsive offeror who meets all of the mandatory requirements and has the lowest bid.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) intends to put in place, a three (3) year NMSO, with two (2) additional one (1) year option periods, to procure the required equipment. 

Prices will be determined at the RFSO Phase through competition. If only one compliant offer is received, price support and price certification will be requested.

The Phased Bid Compliance Process will be utilized in this solicitation and is outline in Annex C.


There are no security requirements for this requirement.


Offerors will be requested to propose Firm Unit Pricing for the equipment acquisition. 


This requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canada - Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), the Canada - Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (CLCA) is not applicable.

If a Standing Offer is awarded as a result of this solicitation, offerors may request a debriefing on the results of their offers. Offerors should make the request to the Contracting Authority within 15 working days of receipt of notification that their offer was unsuccessful. The debriefing may be provided in writing, by telephone or in person.
As per policy requirements all notices posted on Buy and Sell will be in both official languages. 


Public Works and Government Services Canada
Land and Aerospace Equipment Procurement and Support Sector - QF
8C2, Place du Portage, Phase III, 11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0S5
ATTN: Kathie Eddy
TEL No.: (819) 420-1747 

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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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__QF.B103.E26511.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-11-10
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B103.F26511.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-11-10
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B103.E26511.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2017-12-12
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B103.F26511.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2017-12-12

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