Letter of Interest - Canadian Weather Radar Network Modernization Project (K3D33-141144/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
5 years 3 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/03/16 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
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
Environment Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Pan, Long
Contact phone
(905) 615-2076 ( )
Contact fax
(905) 615-2023
Contact address
Ontario Region
33 City Centre Drive
Suite 480
L5B 2N5

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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
The Letter of Interest closing date is extended to March 16,
Environment Canada (EC) is undertaking a multi-year project to
rejuvenate its network of meteorological radars. The network
consists of 31 radars overall, including the system currently
owned and operated by McGill University and 2 systems belonging
to the Department of National Defence.  Of this network,
one-third is modern enough to be upgraded to dual-polarization
technology.  Two-thirds of the network are obsolete and must be
The requirement is to replace approximately twenty of the
existing weather radar network and related infrastructure by the
spring of 2023. Dual-polarized technology will be used
throughout a mixed network of C and S-Band radars, exploiting
the strengths of each band across Canada's varied climatology. 
The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LoI) is to provide
industry with advanced notice of our intentions to move quickly
on a Request for Proposal (RFP), including an aggressive
industry engagement process. EC anticipates that industry will
not have an "off the shelf" solution that will meet our
requirements, and will therefore require sufficient time to
investigate and prepare for the engagement and bidding process.  
The Industry Engagement Process will consist of Industry Days,
One-on-one meetings. Details on proposed procurement approach
and information on how to register for the Industry Days and
One-on-One Industry Meetings will be provided in an upcoming
Note to Interested Suppliers
This is not a bid solicitation and a contract will not result
from this request.

PWGSC Contracting Authority

Long Pan
Supply Team Leader 
Public Works and Government Services Canada 
33 City Centre Dr. Mississauga, Ontario. L5B 2N5  
E-mail: long.pan@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
Telephone: 905-615-2076

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2014-08-07
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2014-08-07
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2014-09-08
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2014-09-08
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2014-09-29
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2014-09-29
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2014-11-17
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2014-11-17
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2014-12-19
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2014-12-19
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2015-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2015-02-16
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2015-03-16
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.F6639.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2015-03-16


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA001.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA002.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA003.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA004.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA005.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA006.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA007.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA008.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA009.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_TOR.B018.E6639.ATTA010.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2014-12-22

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