Request for Information about services to address Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels in Canadian waters

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The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Canadian procurements are not subject to any procurement obligations under CUSMA.

June 12, 2020 - Ottawa - The Government of Canada is seeking feedback from industry and from First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Indigenous) partners on their capacity to provide services to address wrecked and abandoned vessels along Canada’s major waterways. Those include vessels that are dilapidated or pose, or may pose, a hazard to the environment, coastlines, shorelines, infrastructure or any other interest.

The Government of Canada is developing a procurement strategy to set up procurement tools such as supply arrangements for the required services. Currently, it is focusing on procurement tools for technical marine services and ship disposal.

For full details, please read the Request for Information (RFI) OPP/WAV National Procurement Strategy (EVC01-202001/A) on Be sure to subscribe to the RFI notice to receive updates via the email notification service.

Follow-up RFIs may be released for other services and/or topics of discussion.

For questions relating to the RFI, please contact Chantal Pilon, Contracting Authority, Public Services and Procurement Canada, at


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