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Custom Farming Services, LACOMBE, AB

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published December 20, 2016  -  Deadline February 2, 2017
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Agriculture & Agri‑Food Canada’s Research & Development Centre in Lacombe, AB requires a Contractor to provide Custom Farming Services on an ‘as and when requested’ basis for a maximum of 700 acres of cropland.

Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the GETS service provider at http://Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders . Firms that obtain bid documents from a source other than the official site run the risk of not receiving a complete package.

Custom Farming Services, LACOMBE, AB

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published April 4, 2017
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G & T Custom Farming Ltd.
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Agriculture & Agri‑Food Canada’s Research & Development Centre in Lacombe, AB requires a Contractor to provide Custom Farming Services on an ‘as and when requested’ basis for a maximum of 700 acres of cropland.

Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the GETS service provider at http://Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders . Firms that obtain bid documents from a source other than the official site run the risk of not receiving a complete package.

Custom Farming Services, Lacombe Research Station

 | Published November 6, 2014
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G &T Custom Farming Ltd.
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Agriculture and Agri Food Canada’s Lacombe Research Station requires a Contractor to provide Custom Farming, including seeding, tillage and silage services, swathing, combining, baling, raking and bagging on an ‘as and when required’ basis.

Tank Farm Decommission

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published March 1, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Tank Farm Decommission  EB144-172811/A MacDonald (PWA), Isabelle Telephone No. - (902) 496-5025 (    ) Fax No. - (902) 496-5016 (    )  This requirement is open only to invited suppliers under the Heavy Civil Engineer Supply Arrangement E0225-141687 who qualified under Structural Engineering in the geographic region of Nova Scotia.  The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:  Stantec Consulting Norda Stelo  Valron Structural Engineers  JOMA Engineering Group   PWGSC,on behalf of Environment Canada is seeking proposals from Consultants to develop the design and specifications for the tank farm demolition and removal for 9 previously cleaned hydrocarbon storage tanks located on Sable Island, NS.  Contracting Authority: Isabelle MacDonald Isabelle.macdonald@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca Telephone: 902-496-5025 Note:  The Heavy Civil Engineering Supply Arrangement is subject to an annual refresh.  If you wish to become a Qualified SA Holder, please contact Kathie Taylor at Kathie.taylor@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca   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.

Tank Farm Decommission

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published March 24, 2017
Winner
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising and Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Best Overall  Proposal GSIN Description:  Drafting and Design Services Quantity: 1

Paving Upgrades, Harrington Research Farm and Charlottetown Home Farm, P.E.I.

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published September 6, 2016
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The Island Construction Limited
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Highways, Roads, Railways,  Airfield Runways Quantity: 1

Paving Upgrades, Harrington Research Farm and Charlottetown Home Farm, P.E.I.

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published July 29, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   ED001-171027/A Doucet, Gisele PWC Telephone No. - (506) 636-4541  Fax No. - (506) 636-4376  Paving Upgrades, Harrington Research Farm and Charlottetown Home Farm, P.E.I.   Public Works and Government Services Canada has a requirement for the following work: 1. Milling or excavating asphalt; 2. Stockpiling of asphalt as indicated; 3. Supply, install and remove environmental protection measures; 4. Compacting of subgrade; 5. Supply, placing and compacting granular Class A base; 6. Tack coat between base and seal asphalt layers; 7. Supply, placing and compacting asphalt at locations shown; and 8. Supply all necessary temporary road signs and traffic control. The location of the work is the East and West Property of the Harrington Research Farm located on Brackley Road and on teh Charlottetown Home Farm located off Mt. Edward Road in Prince Edward Island. All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications for PWGSC Project Number R.083168.001 forming part of the bid document. The contract completion date is October 14, 2016.  There will be an optional site visit on August 9, 2016 at 15:00 hours.. Interested bidders are to meet at 1200 Brackley Point Road, Building #71 (brown building, first left after entering the grounds of the Harrington Research Station), P.E.I.  A public bid opening will be held at the Bid Receiving Unit at the Cambridge Building, 3 Queen Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I.  New measures related to Code of Conduct and certifications includedin the solicitation documents requires attention.   The estimated cost for this opportunity is within the following category:$100,001- $250,000 (HST extra). Standard bid and contract security for construction is required.  Inquiries: All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority: Gisele Doucet, telephone - (506) 636-4541, facsimile - (506) 636-4376 e-mail -gisele.doucet@pwgsc.gc.ca. Inquiries are to be made in writingand should be received noless than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.  Inquiries are to be madein accordance with SI03  Enquiries During The Solicitation Period, under Special Instructions To Bidders in the solicitation document.   Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through the Government ElectronicTendering System (GETS). Addenda, when issued, will be available on GETS. Standard terms and conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference, and form part of the tender and contract documents. The standarddocuments are issued by Public Works and Government Services and may be viewed at buyandsell.gc.ca.   This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in both official languages.  Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with supplierson any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.      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.

Wind Farm Data Study

Natural Resources Canada | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline July 3, 2017
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Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

  1. Definition

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the competitive requirements of the government's contracting policy have been met. Following notification to suppliers not successful in demonstrating that their Statement of Capabilities meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contract may then be awarded using the Treasury Board's electronic bidding authorities.

If other potential suppliers submit Statement of Capabilities during the fifteen calendar day posting period, and meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the department or agency must proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.

2. Definition of Requirements

The tasks associated with this project include:

  1. Securely obtain annual Canadian wind farm production and availability data from the Canadian wind industry
  2. Publish details on the number of wind farms reporting, reporting year, locations, aggregated capacity, and similar computations.
  3. Work collaboratively with industry partners, researchers and contributors to define research objectives on an annual basis
  4. Execute research objectives, and publish reports of the analyses and findings
  5. Provide aggregated datasets to NRCan researchers

3. Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

Any Interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements.

The provider must:

  • have an agreement with the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and wind plant owners for the collection, aggregation, analysis, and dissemination of data from wind turbine owners.
  • own and operate a wind farm, and contribute data and research to the analysis of wind farm production and availability data from their own operations, and be in receipt of data from other wind farms
  • be engaged with the Canadian wind industry, and have signed appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in order to receive, maintain, aggregate and analyze proprietary data that would otherwise not be publicly available
  • be able to provide a third party independent analysis of wind farm data, and agree to use the data only for research purposes
  • have undertaken similar research in the past, and continues to pursue research involving wind farm availability and production data
  • have technical expertise in Canadian wind energy research and development.

4. Trade Agreements

Proposed procurement is subject to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

We intend to deal directly with the supplier mentioned in section 11 below as it is the only known supplier that meets the mandatory criteria set out in section 3 above.

6. Exception to the Government Contracts Regulations and applicable

The Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs Section 6) exception to soliciting bids. 6.(d)only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.

The proposed supplier, Wind Energy Institute of Canada, is the sole supplier that meets all of the criteria in section 3 above.

7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons

The following exclusion and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:

North American Free Trade Agreement Article 1016.2 (b)

8. Title to Intellectual property

Title to Intellectual property created during the course of the contract, will belong to the crown for reason of: to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.

9. Contract Period

This contract will span from March 2017 to March 2018, with the possibility of two option years.

10.  Estimated Cost

The estimated maximum value of the contract is $90,400.00 CAD, taxes included.

11. Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor

Wind Energy Institute of Canada

c/o Scott Harper, CEO

21741 Route 12

North Cape/PEI/C0B 2B0

12. Inquiries on Submission of Statement of Capabilities

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing, preferably by e-mail, to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date and time of this Notice. The Statement of Capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

13. Closing Date

The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities, is 1400 Pacific Standard Time, March 7, 2017.

14. Contract Authority

Ruth Elkington, Procurement Officer

Natural Resources Canada,

506 West Burnside Road, Victoria BC, V8Z 1M5

Office: (250)298-2515 email: ruth.elkington@canada.ca

Relocation of the Chapais Farm

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published August 23, 2016
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RONAM CONSTRUCTION INC
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Construction of Educational Buildings Quantity: 1

Relocation of the Chapais Farm

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published June 13, 2016  -  Deadline July 13, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   RELOCATION OF THE CHAPAIS FARM   IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS  Government of Canada moved its Government Electronic Tendering Service from MERX to Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.  Since June 1st 2013, Canada makes available Notices of Proposed Procurement (NPP), bid solicitations and related documents for download through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) at Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.   Canada is not responsible and will not assume any liabilities whatsoever for the information found on websites of third parties.   In the event an NPP, bid solicitation or related documentation would be amended, Canada will not be sending notifications. Canada will post all amendments using GETS. It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to regularly consult GETS for the most up-to-date information.   Canada will not be liable for any oversight on the Bidder's part nor for notification services offered by a third party.  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will relocated theoperations of the J.-C Chapais farm to the site of the University Laval farm located at 525 Route 138 in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The present work includes the construction of three buildings and site work. The construction includes all the work required to build the following buildings : Multifunctionnal building FSA-01 : This building includes all the necessaries rooms needed to ; dry plants, storage, sample preparation room, lockers, offices, treshing grinding room and lunch room. All the mechanical equipments must be provided by the contractor. Workshop, wet room, pesticide warehouse FSA-02 : This building includes a new electric entrance, a workshop for mechanical repair, a room for cleaning equipments and a pesticide storage. Machinery Warehouse FSA-03 : This building will be used to store agricultural equipment.  The construction work also include as well the construction of a new access to the site, a sewer system treatment, outdoor sittings, bituminous pavement, a new electric entrance, a new entrance of drinking water and a new road sign.  SITE VISIT There will be an optional site visit on June 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Interested bidders are to meet at the Laval University Farm at 525 Route 138, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC. Bidders wishing to visit are requested to confirm their attendance to the Contracting Authority mentioned above before 2:00 pm.  MANDATORY CRITERIA AT CLOSING DATE - The Bidder shall enclose bid security with its bid;  MANDATORY CRITERIA PRIOR TO CONTRACT AWARD - CODE OF CONDUCT CERTIFICATIONS - CONSENT T0 A CRIMINAL RECORD VERIFICATION:  Bidders must provide with their bid or promptly thereafter a complete list of names of all individuals who are currently directors of the Bidder. If the required nameshave not been received by the time the evaluation of bids is completed, Canada will inform the Bidder of a time frame within which to provide the information. Failure to comply will render the bid non-responsive.  Canada may, at any time, request thata Bidder provide properly completed and Signed Consent Forms (Consent to a Criminal Record Verification form - PWGSC-TPSGC 229) for any or all individuals aforementioned within the time specified. Failure to provide such Consent Forms within the time period provided will result in the bid being declared non-responsive.  PERIOD OF WORK The work is to be completed by March 31 2017.  BUDGET The budget, for this project, is between 1 000 001 $ and 5 000 000 $  INQUIRIES All enquiries regarding this tender, are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority : Jean Rochette, Supply Specialist at jean.rochette@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.  TENDER DOCUMENTS Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through theGovernment Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. Drawings and specifications are now published and available free of charge in PDF format only. Bidders should take note that attachments contain the full set of drawings and specifications, which consist of PDF files organized in an industry-standard directory structure. Addenda, when issued, will be available from GETS. Firms that elect to base their bids on tender documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the tender calling authority of their intention to bid.  To obtain more information, particularly on how to be informed of any AMENDMENTS to this solicitation, visit Tenders Frequently Asked Questions on BuyandSell.gc.ca/Tenders, under the item Tender notifications and amendments.        Drawings and specifications may be view at the following locations : Association de la Construction du Québec (ACQ), Association patronale des entrepreneurs du Québec (APECQ) at Chemin de la Savane, Montréal.  BID RECEIVING Sealed tenders will be received in English or French at the address mentioned above.  LANGUAGES This PWGSC office provides acquisition services to the public in both official languages. Ce bureaude TPSGC fournit des services d'achat au public dans les deux langues officielles.  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.

Roof Replacement, Experimental Farm

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published November 13, 2015
Winner
Ricardo Roofing Limited
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description: Roofing, Siding and Sheet Metal Installation Services Quantity: 446900

Roof Replacement, Experimental Farm

Agriculture & Agrifood Canada | Published September 23, 2015  -  Deadline October 15, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: 01965-160376 Roof Replacement, K.W. Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Project description: Replacement of the existing shingle roof with a new metal roof system. Improve existing roof ventilation. Currently the roof has installed poor grade shingles with soffit ventilation and ventilation at gable ends, no ventilation at ridge. Work is to be completed within eighteen (18) weeks after contract award. The estimated cost for this opportunity is within the following category: $500,001 to $1,000,000. SECURITY REQUIREMENT: There is NO security requirement for this project. OPTIONAL SITE VISIT: There will be an optional site visit on October 1st, 2015 at 10am. Interested bidders are to meet at the K.W. Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. ENQUIRIES: All enquiries are to be submitted to the Contractual Authority: Martine Séguin, Tel: (819) 956-4975, facsimile (819) 956-8335 or by email at martine.seguin@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca Enquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) business days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond. BID DOCUMENTS: Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the Government Electronic Tendering Service at http://Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders or at the toll-free number 1-855-886-3030. Amendments, when issued, will be available from the same government electronic tendering service. Firms that elect to base their bids on bid documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the bid calling authority of their intention to bid. BID RECEIVING: Sealed bids will be received at: Public Works and Government Services Canada, Bid Receiving Unit, Place du Portage, Phase III, Core 0B2, 11 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1C9. 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.

JANITORIAL SERVICES - SCOTT RESEARCH FARM

Agriculture & Agrifood Canada | Published April 29, 2015
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Melissa Heney
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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) Scott Research Farm requires Janitorial Services for a four (4) year period. Request for Quotation (RFQ) Packages for bidding are available from annette.haider@agr.gc.ca or by calling (306) 523-6544. Packages will not be sent electronically. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO REVIEW THE RFQ DOCUMENTS THOROUGHLY. There will be an Optional Site Visit at 10:00 a.m. on November 6, 2014. Written questions will be received by AAFC @ annette.haider@agr.gc.ca until 12:00 p.m., local Regina time, on November 13, 2014. Sealed Submissions will be received by AAFC, 300 - 2010 -12th Avenue, REGINA SK S4P OM3 until 2:00 p.m., local Regina time, on November 26, 2014. Submissions will not be considered unless all mandatory requirements and forms are submitted as per the instructions contained in the RFQ. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

JANITORIAL SERVICES - SCOTT RESEARCH FARM

Agriculture & Agrifood Canada | Published October 17, 2014
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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) Scott Research Farm requires Janitorial Services for a four (4) year period. Request for Quotation (RFQ) Packages for bidding are available from annette.haider@agr.gc.ca or by calling (306) 523-6544. Packages will not be sent electronically. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO REVIEW THE RFQ DOCUMENTS THOROUGHLY. There will be an Optional Site Visit at 10:00 a.m. on November 6, 2014. Written questions will be received by AAFC @ annette.haider@agr.gc.ca until 12:00 p.m., local Regina time, on November 13, 2014. Sealed Submissions will be received by AAFC, 300 - 2010 -12th Avenue, REGINA SK S4P OM3 until 2:00 p.m., local Regina time, on November 26, 2014. Submissions will not be considered unless all mandatory requirements and forms are submitted as per the instructions contained in the RFQ. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Proposed Cold Greenhouse - Chapais Farm

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published October 25, 2017
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Construction Béland & Lapointe
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Invitation to tender 01B46-17-099

"Turnkey" project, proposed Cold greenhouse - Chapais Farm

Sealed tenders for the project indicated above, addressed to the attention of the Contract Officer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will be accepted at the following address, up to the tender closing date and time indicated below:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Corporate Management Branch
Assets Management, Eastern Service Centre

TENDER RECEIVING UNIT
2001 Robert-Bourassa, suite 671-TEN
Montreal, QC, H3A 3N2
Scope of Work:

'Turnkey' project for the design and construction of a 58 m2 cold greenhouse. The project includes items such as foundation work, supply and erection of the greenhouse, mechanical, electrical and control systems, as well as hook-up to existing services.

Site Visit:
It is recommended that firms intending to submit a proposal for this project visit the work site. A site visit will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM local time at the Agriculture Canada Mechanical Workshop Building, J.C. Chapais Farm, Laval University Agricultural Station, 521 road 138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, G3A 1W7. Participants to the visit will be requested to sign an attendance form. Participants shall present themselves ten minutes before the visit scheduled start time.

Attendance to this visit is NOT MANDATORY but Firms that do not attend will not be given an alternative appointment, although they will not be precluded from submitting an offer. Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included as an amendment to the bid solicitation and will be posted on BuyandSell.gc.ca

Tender Period Closing Date and Time: October 5, 2017 at 02:00 pm (Local time).

Information requests and inquiries related to this tender process are to be directed, in writing, ONLY to the AAFC Contract Officer identified below. Bidders who contact anyone other than the AAFC Contract Officer to obtain such information during the solicitation period may, for that reason alone, be disqualified.

It is MANDATORY for the Firms intending to submit tenders on this project to obtain the related specifications, plans and drawings, and all other tender documents through the BuyandSell service provider. Addenda, when issued, will be available from the BuyandSell service provider.

AAFC reserves the right to accept any Proposal in whole or in part, without prior negotiation and reject any or all Proposals

received.

AAFC Contract Officer:

Jean-François Lemay

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Corporate Management Branch
Assets Management, Eastern Service Centre

2001, Robert-Bourassa Street, suite 671-TEN
Montreal, QC, H3A 3N2
Email: jean-francois.lemay@agr.gc.ca

For the provision of Financial Expert Services related to Farm Debt Mediation Services (FDMS) For Quebec, Eastern Region

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published February 29, 2016  -  Deadline November 4, 2016
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The Farm Debt Mediation Act (FDMA) received Royal Assent on April 25, 1997 and came into force on April 1, 1998. The Farm Debt Mediation Service (FDMS) was established to deliver the FDMA. The service provides a streamlined process of mediation to assist insolvent farmers and their creditors to negotiate settlement arrangements, rather than have those disputes result in costly legal proceedings for all parties. Offerors work with farmers to support them during the mediation process. Offerors will visit the farm to get an understanding of how the operation works, will collect financial information in order to prepare a financial statement, explore options and if required, will help the farmer develop a recovery plan. The Offerors will also be present at the mediation session to provide assistance to the farmer, as may be required. A Mediator is assigned to assist the farmer and creditors explore options for the successful resolution of the case.

To apply for assistance under the FDMA, an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative or other association of persons must be "engaged in farming for commercial purposes", meaning that the production from their crops, livestock, or other eligible commodities is commercially available for sale as opposed to being grown for the personal use of the farmer or for a person related to the farmer as defined in the regulations. The applicant must also be "insolvent”, which is defined in s. 6 of the FDMA as follows:

Only farmers:

  • who are for any reason unable to meet their obligations as they generally become due;
  • who have ceased paying their current obligations in the ordinary course of business as they generally become due; or
  • the aggregate of whose property is not, at a fair valuation, sufficient, or if disposed of at a fairly conducted sale under legal process would not be sufficient, to enable payment of all their obligations, due and accruing due.

Under the FDMA, farmers can apply for review and mediation only or for a Stay of Proceedings, review and mediation. There are several factors to consider in deciding how to apply.

Secured creditors are obliged by the Act to serve the farmer with a Notice of Intent to Realize on Security before undertaking any action to recover debts. In this case, the farmer would usually choose the FDMS application which includes a Stay of Proceedings to prevent further action by the creditor during mediation. The farmer would also apply for a Stay when being sued for a debt by an unsecured creditor. Though unsecured creditors are not required to provide a Notice of Intent, the Stay still protects the farmer's assets during mediation. If a Notice of Intent has not been served and legal action has not been taken, the farmer may prefer to apply for review and mediation only, without applying for a Stay.

Once the administrator confirms eligibility, an Offeror is assigned to perform a detailed review of the farm's financial affairs. The Offeror, referred to as an ‘expert’ in the Act, will be required to complete a Farm Financial Statement. This will require a review of the farmer's business records, tax returns, etc. as well as account balances from creditors and information on prices from real estate agents, auctions and machinery dealerships.

Following that, the Offeror may help the farmer prepare a recovery plan that outlines what the farmer proposes to do to recover from financial difficulty. The Offeror then assists the farmer to make projections to assess the plan's feasibility. The recovery plan may be prepared by someone requested by the farmer.

The Offeror responsible for the recovery plan will attend the mediation meeting and assist the farmer as required at that meeting.

An assessment will be conducted by the FDMS office after completion of the mediation services. The assessment will evaluate the participants' satisfaction with the FDMS office, and the financial experts services and help to determine possible program changes or enhancements that may be initiated.

You can find more information about the FDMS on AAFC web site:

http://www.agr.gc.ca/index_e.php?s1=prod&s2=fdms-smmea&page=intro

For the provision of Financial Expert Services related to Farm Debt Mediation Services (FDMS) For Quebec, Western Region

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published February 29, 2016  -  Deadline November 4, 2016
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The Farm Debt Mediation Act (FDMA) received Royal Assent on April 25, 1997 and came into force on April 1, 1998. The Farm Debt Mediation Service (FDMS) was established to deliver the FDMA. The service provides a streamlined process of mediation to assist insolvent farmers and their creditors to negotiate settlement arrangements, rather than have those disputes result in costly legal proceedings for all parties. Offerors work with farmers to support them during the mediation process. Offerors will visit the farm to get an understanding of how the operation works, will collect financial information in order to prepare a financial statement, explore options and if required, will help the farmer develop a recovery plan. The Offerors will also be present at the mediation session to provide assistance to the farmer, as may be required. A Mediator is assigned to assist the farmer and creditors explore options for the successful resolution of the case.

To apply for assistance under the FDMA, an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative or other association of persons must be "engaged in farming for commercial purposes", meaning that the production from their crops, livestock, or other eligible commodities is commercially available for sale as opposed to being grown for the personal use of the farmer or for a person related to the farmer as defined in the regulations. The applicant must also be "insolvent”, which is defined in s. 6 of the FDMA as follows:

Only farmers:

  • who are for any reason unable to meet their obligations as they generally become due;
  • who have ceased paying their current obligations in the ordinary course of business as they generally become due; or
  • the aggregate of whose property is not, at a fair valuation, sufficient, or if disposed of at a fairly conducted sale under legal process would not be sufficient, to enable payment of all their obligations, due and accruing due.

Under the FDMA, farmers can apply for review and mediation only or for a Stay of Proceedings, review and mediation. There are several factors to consider in deciding how to apply.

Secured creditors are obliged by the Act to serve the farmer with a Notice of Intent to Realize on Security before undertaking any action to recover debts. In this case, the farmer would usually choose the FDMS application which includes a Stay of Proceedings to prevent further action by the creditor during mediation. The farmer would also apply for a Stay when being sued for a debt by an unsecured creditor. Though unsecured creditors are not required to provide a Notice of Intent, the Stay still protects the farmer's assets during mediation. If a Notice of Intent has not been served and legal action has not been taken, the farmer may prefer to apply for review and mediation only, without applying for a Stay.

Once the administrator confirms eligibility, an Offeror is assigned to perform a detailed review of the farm's financial affairs. The Offeror, referred to as an ‘expert’ in the Act, will be required to complete a Farm Financial Statement. This will require a review of the farmer's business records, tax returns, etc. as well as account balances from creditors and information on prices from real estate agents, auctions and machinery dealerships.

Following that, the Offeror may help the farmer prepare a recovery plan that outlines what the farmer proposes to do to recover from financial difficulty. The Offeror then assists the farmer to make projections to assess the plan's feasibility. The recovery plan may be prepared by someone requested by the farmer.

The Offeror responsible for the recovery plan will attend the mediation meeting and assist the farmer as required at that meeting.

An assessment will be conducted by the FDMS office after completion of the mediation services. The assessment will evaluate the participants' satisfaction with the FDMS office, and the financial experts services and help to determine possible program changes or enhancements that may be initiated.

You can find more information about the FDMS on AAFC web site:

http://www.agr.gc.ca/index_e.php?s1=prod&s2=fdms-smmea&page=intro

Skid Steer Loader

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Skid Steer Loader 01582-161001/B Denadi, Gilles Telephone No. - (403) 612-9648 ( ) Fax No. - (403) 292-5786 ( ) This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number 01582-161001/A dated July 23, 2015 with a closing of September 8, 2015 at 02:00 PM (MDT). A debriefing or feedback session will be provided upon request to bidders/offerors/suppliers who bid on the previous solicitation. Requirement: For the supply and delivery of one (1) Skid-Steer Loaderfor the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to Beaverlodge Research Farm, Beaverlodge, Alberta. The Skid Steer Loader will be used to s upport various farming programs ranging from the hauling of bales, loading of manure on trucks, corral cleaning, site preparation, snow removal and auguring post holes. FOB Destination: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Beaverlodge Research Farm, Beaverlodge, Alberta Delivery Date: All the deliverables to be received on orbefore February 29, 2016. Specifications: See solicitation bid document for full details. 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.

Skid Steer Loader

Agriculture & Agrifood Canada | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline August 9, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: 01582-161001/A Denadi, Gilles Telephone No. - (403) 612-9648 Fax No. - (403) 292-5786 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SKID STEER LOADER Requirement For the supply and delivery of one (1) Skid-Steer Loader for the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to Beaverlodge Research Farm, Beaverlodge, Alberta. The Skid Steer Loader will be used to support various farming programs ranging from the hauling of bales, loading of manure on trucks, corral cleaning, site preparation, snow removal and auguring post holes. Delivery Date: All the deliverables to be received on or before October 30, 2015. FOB destination: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Beaverlodge Research Farm, Beaverlodge, Alberta. Trade Agreements: The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). Specifications: See Solicitation bid document for full details. 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.

Melfort Research Farm - Office Building Exterior Renovations

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published September 13, 2016  -  Deadline September 29, 2016
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Sealed tenders will be received by the Material Manager, AAFC until 2:00 p.m., local Regina time, Thursday, September 29, 2016, for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Melfort Research Farm, Contract No. 14 – Office Building Exterior Renovations. The work generally consists of exterior renovations to an office building including the supply and installation of new windows, doors, soffits, fascia and vinyl siding at the Melfort Research Farm, Melfort, Saskatchewan.

Bidders are responsible for obtaining copies of bid forms, special instructions and amendments issued prior to bid closing, and are to ensure they are addressed in the submitted bid.

This procurement contains mandatory requirements. Failure to comply may result in rejection of your bid.

Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the GETS service provider at http://Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. Firms that obtain bid documents from a source other than the official site run the risk of not receiving a complete package.