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E-learning Solution to Address the Learning and Development Needs of Fishery Officers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published October 18, 2017
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1.0 Scope

1. 1 Title

E-learning Solution to Address the Learning and Development Needs of Fishery Officers

1.2 Introduction

Conservation and Protection (DFO) is seeking the services of an online training solution provider for police and law enforcement personnel, who can offer law enforcement related e-learning courses in both official languages, and which are developed and approved by subject experts from the Canadian police community (eg. RCMP, Police colleges, Provincial Police Services, etc.) The service provider would also be required to provide 650 DFO users with access to a Learning Management System through a portal customized for DFO. DFO will be able to use this portal to access the contractor`s courseware as well as other courses licensed by or produced by DFO. The system will also have the capacity to track the users’ trainings.

1.3 Objectives of the Requirement

Provide fishery officers with quality online training in both official languages that is consistent across the country and to keep track of their training history.

1.4 Background, Assumptions and Specific Scope of the Requirement

The Conservation and Protection`s (C&P) staff currently includes approximately 600 fishery officers who are deployed all across the country. Fishery officers are trained to carry out a wide range of duties, on land and at sea, and are the government`s first line of support in promoting compliance with legislation and regulations through various mediums from education to deterrents such as fines to ensure the sustainability of Canada’s aquatic resources, aquatic habitats and oceans.

Upon recruitment, fishery officer cadets receive 18 weeks of classroom training through the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program (FOCPP), which is designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will be required to perform their future duties as fishery officers and covers topics such as fish identification, fishing gear, acts and regulations, use of force, enforcement methods and operation of small crafts.

Upon successful completion of the classroom training, the cadets are appointed to a GT-02 fishery officer position and are required to complete an additional 30 months of field training in order to be appointed to a GT-04 position. During this period the fishery officer trainees learn and acquire the field knowledge and techniques that they will require throughout their careers. The fishery officer trainees are shadowed by a field trainer who evaluates their performance based on the statement of merit criteria and recommend promotion where appropriate.

After being promoted to the GT-04 level, the fishery officers are essentially responsible, in discussions with their supervisor, to determine their training needs and submit a learning plan indicating courses that they would like to take to further develop their careers. In addition to this, fishery officers are also often required to complete mandatory training in order to stay current with safety procedures and with the ever changing world of enforcement.

A few years ago, it was identified that fishery officers were often unable to find courses that suited their career development objectives and that training opportunities were not equal from a region to another. Also, as the regions played a large role in selecting the courses to be delivered to their fishery officers, there was much duplication of effort and lack of consistency in the trainings offered to the fishery officers across the organization. These issues were resolved in 2013 when C&P had recourse to online training solutions.

The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain the services of a provider of online training solutions for police and law enforcement personnel, to ensure that C&P can continue to provide fishery officers with access to relevant quality online training that is consistent across the country and to keep track of the training history for each fishery officer.

2.0 Requirements

2.1 Tasks, Activities, Deliverables

Learning Management System

Contractor shall:

  • Provide 650 DFO employees with access to a learning management system (LMS) through a portal customized to DFO`s needs. Portal shall be available in both English and French. DFO shall be able to use the portal to access the contractor`s courseware as well as other courses licensed by or produced by DFO. The LMS shall have the capacity to track users’ trainings.
  • Host the LMS portal and database;
  • Provide security features to limit access only to authorized learners (employees named by DFO);
  • Provide storage and bandwidth required to support their own courses/videos and DFO specific e-learning courses and videos.
  • Provide LMS database and portal maintenance and backups.
  • Provide help Desk support for users and DFO portal administrators. Available Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm (EST). All requests will be responded to in 24-72 hours.

Training Management System

Contractor shall:

  • Host the Intelex application and database;
  • Maintain local LMS to Intelex integration for personal transcript reports and daily course completion records transfer;
  • Provide the following support services:
  • Intelex application maintenance and backups;
  • Intelex database maintenance and backups;
  • Intelex application and database patching;
  • Assistance to Intelex in troubleshooting application problems.

    Course Offerings

    Contractor shall:

  • Have a catalogue of law enforcement related e-learning courses available in both official languages to offer. These courses shall be developed and approved by subject experts from the Canadian police community (eg. RCMP, Police colleges, Provincial Police Services, etc.). These courses should also be easily accessible through the Learning Management System and be available to all fishery officers across the country.

    2.2 Ownership of Intellectual Property

    The services described in this statement of work will not lead to the creation of intellectual property.

    3.0 DFO Obligations

    DFO is responsible for:

  • Providing a list of users (with names and corresponding email addresses) to be uploaded in the LMS portal in the format specified by the contractor;
  • Providing a single point of contact for communication;
  • Identifying 3 individuals to be trained by the contractor as an administrator on the system;
  • Licensing any third party courses;
  • Providing complete, well-formed SCORM packages for any in-house or third party courses to be loaded on the LMS;
  • Providing a 5 business day notification to the contractor for course uploads, registrations, and potential system updates and/or change requirements.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date Intelex license;
  • Maintaining records in the Intelex system;
  • Working with the Training Management System provider to determine functionality and support policies and providing information to the contractor.

3.1 Contractor’s Obligations

Contractor will be responsible for:

  • Customizing the LMS portal to DFO`s need;
  • Performing the initial import of user names in the LMS portal;
  • Providing an electronic replication of the DFO’s organization within the portal;
  • Maintaining the integrity and security of training records;
  • Provide weekly customized training reports in excel format to DFO. Reports will be delivered on a specified reporting schedule based on a mutually agreed upon times;
  • Provide quarterly tracking and billing of training;
  • Process group and individual registration requests for courses in their catalogue and courses developed by DFO;
  • Providing distance training to 3 DFO employees to be administrators so they can register users to trainings and run reports on an as-required basis;
  • Providing technical support and ensuring the system is functioning properly;
  • Providing acknowledgement of technical support requests within 1 business day of receipt;
  • Providing full backups of entire system;
  • Installing updates to Intelex system as part of the standard Intelex maintenance;
  • Providing direct access to Intelex database as requested;
  • Providing access to DFO developed or licensed third party courses;
  • Uploading up to 10 new DFO courses per year and supporting existing offerings.

3.2 Location of Work, Work site and Delivery Point

Learning Management System Portal shall be accessible online by all fishery officers across the country.

3.3 Language of Work

All services described in this statement of work shall be offered in both official languages at the advanced level for oral, comprehension and written as per the chart below.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY GRID

Oral

Comprehension

Written

Basic

A person speaking at this level can:

  • ask and answer simple questions;
  • give simple instructions; and
  • give uncomplicated directions relating to routine work situations.

A person reading at this level can:

  • fully understand very simple texts;
  • grasp the main idea of texts about familiar topics; and
  • read and understand elementary points of information such as dates, numbers, or names from relatively more complex texts to perform routine job-related tasks.

A person writing at this level can:

  • write isolated words, phrases, simple statements or questions on very familiar topics using words of time, place or person.

Intermediate

A person speaking at this level can:

  • sustain a conversation on concrete topics; report on actions taken;
  • give straightforward instructions to employees; and
  • provide factual descriptions and explanations.

A person reading at this level can:

  • grasp the main idea of most work-related texts;
  • identify specific details; and
  • distinguish main from subsidiary ideas.

A person writing at this level can:

  • deal with explicit information on work-related topics since they have sufficient mastery of grammar and vocabulary.

Advanced

A person speaking at this level can:

  • support opinions; and understand and express hypothetical and conditional ideas

A person reading at this level can:

  • understand most complex details, inferences and fine points of meaning; and
  • have a good comprehension of specialized or less familiar material.

A person writing at this level can:

  • Write texts where ideas are developed and presented in a coherent manner.

3.4 Travel and Living

Any travel and living expenses are the responsibility of the contractor.

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4.0 Applicable Documents and Glossary

Relevant Terms, Acronyms and Glossaries

Intelex: A web-based management system which C&P currently uses to manage training records, equipment and officers designations. 

DFO - Areas 4R3Pn Cod Sentinel Survey

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published March 30, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements:   Definition of requirement:  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), St. Johns, NL has a requirement for the provision of services as specified under Background below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW), St. Johns, NL.  Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.  If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.   Background:  Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Science Branch in the Newfoundland-Labrador Region has a requirement for the delivery of a Cod Sentinel. There are approximately 21 enterprises involved in the sentinel survey in NAFO divisions 4R3Pn. It is proposed to award a contract tothe Fisherman Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) for the Cod Sentinel in NAFO (North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization) Divisions 4R3Pn. The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity. Participants in the cod sentinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch. The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear including boats and crew. Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor.   Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities:  Minimum Essential Requirements  Mandatory Technical Criteria :  Tomaintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access to a large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (4R3Pn).  Point Rated Technical Criteria:  Technical Proposal (40 points)  -  Understanding of the scopeand objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process: 10 -  Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of surveyvessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 4R3Pn ) and from all fleet sectors: 10 -  Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of data series with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design: 10 -  Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered: 10  Managerial (30 Points)  -  Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assessment process: 10 -  Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification: 10 -  Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projects on a wide geographic scale and with participation byall fleet sectors where applicable: 10  Experience (30 points)  -  Risk of non-performance of work: 5 -  Competence proven similar and related work: 5 -  Sufficient manpower resources including access to commercial platforms over a wide geographicscale and all fleet sectors: 5 -  Management capability: 5 -  A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery: 5 -  Financial coverage of contract costs: 5  Total: 100  Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement:    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s):  This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement   Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier:   The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work, the sentinel survey is a unique fisheries research program which has been developed  by the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and administered by the FFAW over the last seventeen years. No other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience or working knowledge to deliver the project in these North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Government Contracts Regulations Exception:  The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work.  Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons:   The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tenderingreasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Article 506 12. a) to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright andpatent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative.  Ownership of Intellectual Property:   Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.  The period of the proposed contract or thedelivery date(s):  The proposed contract is for a period of one year from date of award to March 31, 2017.  A cost estimate of the proposed contract:   The estimated value of the contract is $445,000.00 HST extra.  Name and address of the pre-identified supplier:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's, NL A1C 5H5 Canada  Suppliers right to submit a statement of capabilities:  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearlydemonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities:   The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is April 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. NST.  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:  Carolyn Connolly, Senior Contracting Officer Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barters Hill,P.O. Box 4600 St. Johns, NLA1C 5T2  Telephone:  709-772-5396 Facsimile:  709-772-4603 E-mail:  carolyn.connolly@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

DFO - Areas 2J, 3KL, 3Ps Cod Sentinel Survey

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published March 30, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements:   Definition of requirement:  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), St. Johns, NL has a requirement for the provision of services as specified under Background below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW), St. Johns, NL.  Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.  If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.   Background:  Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Science Branch in the Newfoundland-Labrador Region has a requirement for the delivery of a Cod Sentinel. Approximately fifty (50) sites around Newfoundland and Southern Labrador require survey coverage.  It is proposed to award a contract to the Fisherman Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) for the Cod Sentinel in NAFO (North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization) Divisions 2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps. The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity. Participants in the cod sentinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch. The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear including boats and crew.  Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor.  Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities:  Minimum Essential Requirements  MandatoryTechnical Criteria:   To maintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access to a large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps).  Point Rated Technical Criteria:  Technical Proposal (40 points)  -  Understanding of the scope and objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process: 10 -  Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of survey vessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 2J3KLPs) and from all fleet sectors: 10 -  Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of dataseries with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design: 10 -  Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered: 10  Managerial (30 Points)  -  Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assessment process: 10 -  Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification: 10 -  Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projectsona wide geographic scale and with participation by all fleet sectors where applicable: 10  Experience (30 points)  -  Risk of non-performance of work: 5 -  Competence proven similar and related work: 5 -  Sufficient manpower resources includingaccess to commercial platforms over a wide geographic scale and all fleet sectors: 5 -  Management capability: 5 -  A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery: 5 -  Financial coverage of contract costs: 5  Total: 100  Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement:   This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: Agreement on InternalTrade (AIT)  Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s):  This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement   Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier:   The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work. The sentinel survey is a unique fisheries research program which has been developed  by the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and administered by the FFAW over the last seventeen years. No other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience or working knowledge to deliver the project in these North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Government Contracts Regulations Exception:  The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work.  Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons:  The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Article 506 12. a) to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative.  Ownership of Intellectual Property:  Canada intends to retain ownership of anyForeground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.  The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s):  The proposed contract is for a period of one year from date of award to March 31, 2017.  A cost estimate of the proposed contract:   The estimated value of the contract is $659,000.00 HST extra.  Name and address of the pre-identified supplier:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's, NL A1C 5H5 Canada  Suppliers right to submit a statement of capabilities:  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualifiedand available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement ofcapabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities:  The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is April 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. NST.  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:  Carolyn Connolly, Senior Contracting Officer Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barters Hill,P.O. Box 4600 St. Johns, NL  A1C 5T2  Telephone:  709-772-5396 Facsimile:  709-772-4603 E-mail:  carolyn.connolly@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Sentinal Survey Area 4R3PN

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published April 10, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Attachment: None Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements: Sentinel Survey 4R3PN Definition of requirement The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), St. John's, NL has a requirement for the provision of services as specified under "Background" below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW), St. John's, NL. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. Background Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Science Branch in the Newfoundland-Labrador Region has a requirement for the delivery of a Cod Sentinel. There are approximately 21 enterprises involved in the sentinel survey in NAFO divisions 4R3Pn. It is proposed to award a contract to the Fisherman Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) for the Cod Sentinel in NAFO (North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization) Divisions 4R3Pn. The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity. Participants in the cod sntinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch. The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear including boats and crew. Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Minimum Essential Requirements Mandatory Technical Criteria To maintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access to a large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (4R3Pn). Point Rated Technical Criteria Technical Proposal (40 points) - Understanding of the scope and objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process. 10 - Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of survey vessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 4R3Pn ) and from all fleet sectors. 10 - Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of data series with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design. 10 - Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered. 10 Managerial (30 Points) - Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assesment process. 10 - Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification. 10 - Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projects on a wide geographic scale and with participation by all fleet sectors where applicable. 10 Experience (30 points) - Risk of non-performance of work 5 - Competence proven similar and related work 5 - Sufficient manpower resources including access to commercial platforms over a wide geographic scale and all fleet sectors 5 - Management capability 5 - A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery 5 - Financial coverage of contract costs 5 Total 100 Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work, the sentinel survey is a unique fisheries research program which has been developed by the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and administered by the FFAW over the last seventeen years. No other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience or working knowledge to deliver the project in these North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Government Contracts Regulations Exception: The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506 12. a): - to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative. Ownership of Intellectual Property. Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s). The proposed contract is for a period of 1 year from date of award to March 31, 2016. A cost estimate of the proposed contract. The estimated value of the contract is $445,000.00 HST extra. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5H5 Canada Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is : April 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. NDT. Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Janice Baird, Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, Box 4600 St. John's, NL A1C 5T2 Telephone: 709-772-8667 Facsimile: 709-772-4603 E-mail: janice.baird@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. 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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Sentinal Survey - Cod

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published March 30, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Attachment: None Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements: Cod Sentinel Definition of requirement The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), St. John's, NL has a requirement for the provision of services as specified under "Background" below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW), St. John's, NL. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. Background Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Science Branch in the Newfoundland-Labrador Region has a requirement for the delivery of a Cod Sentinel. Approximately fifty (50) sites around Newfoundland and Southern Labrador require survey coverage. It is proposed to award a contract to the Fisherman Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) for the Cod Sentinel in NAFO (North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization) Divisions 2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps. The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity. Participants in the cod sntinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch. The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear including boats and crew. Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Minimum Essential Requirements Mandatory Technical Criteria To maintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access to a large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps). Point Rated Technical Criteria Technical Proposal (40 points) - Understanding of the scope and objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process. 10 - Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of survey vessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 2J3KLPs) and from all fleet sectors. 10 - Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of data series with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design. 10 - Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered. 10 Managerial (30 Points) - Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assesment process. 10 - Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification. 10 - Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projects on a wide geographic scale and with participation by all fleet sectors where applicable. 10 Experience (30 points) - Risk of non-performance of work 5 - Competence proven similar and related work 5 - Sufficient manpower resources including access to commercial platforms over a wide geographic scale and all fleet sectors 5 - Management capability 5 - A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery 5 - Financial coverage of contract costs 5 Total 100 Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work, the sentinel survey is a unique fisheries research program which has been developed by the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and administered by the FFAW over the last seventeen years. No other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience or working knowledge to deliver the project in these North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Government Contracts Regulations Exception: The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506 12. a): - to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative. Ownership of Intellectual Property. Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s). The proposed contract is from date of award to March 31, 2016. A cost estimate of the proposed contract. The estimated value of the contract is $659,000.00 HST extra. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5H5 Canada Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is : April 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. NST. Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Janice Baird, Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, Box 4600 St. John's, NL A1C 5T2 Telephone: 709-772-8667 Facsimile: 709-772-4603 E-mail: janice.baird@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. 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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Cod Sentinel Survey - 2J, 3KL and 3Ps

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published March 16, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements:   Cod Sentinel Survey  2J 3KL and 3Ps   Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has a requirement, on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), for the provision of a cod sentinel survey, as specified below.  The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the intention to award a contract for these services to the Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) in St. John's, NL.  Before awarding a contract, however, PSPC would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the posting period.  If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirementsset out in this ACAN, on or before the closing date stated, the contracting officer may then proceed with award to the pre-identified supplier.  Background The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Science Branch, in the Newfoundland and Labrador Regionhas a requirement for the delivery of a cod sentinel.  Approximately fifty (50) sites around Newfoundland and Southern Labrador require survey coverage in North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions 2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps.  The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity.  Participants in the cod sentinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch.  The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear, including boats and crew.  Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor.  GSIN: F030A  Ownership of Intellectual Property Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract.  This is on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverablescontracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.  Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities  Mandatory Technical Criteria: To maintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access toa large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (2J, 3KL, and Subdivision 3Ps).  Point Rated Technical Criteria: Technical Proposal (40 points)  -  Understanding of the scope and objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process.  10 -  Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of survey vessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 2J3KLPs) and from all fleet sectors. 10 -  Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of data series with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design. 10 -  Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered. 10  Managerial Proposal (30 Points)  -  Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assessment process. 10 -  Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification. 10 -  Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projects on a wide geographic scale and with participation by all fleet sectors where applicable. 10  Experience (30 points)  -  Risk of non-performance of work.  5 -  Competence proven in similar and related work.  5 -  Sufficient manpower resources including access to commercial platforms over a wide geographic scale and all fleet sectors.  5 -Management capability.  5 -  A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery.  5 -  Financial coverage of contract costs. 5  Total 100  Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs) Exception: The following exception to the GCRs is invoked for this procurement: Subsection 10.2.1 (d) - only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.  Trade Agreements This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), but the following limited tendering reason is being invoked: Article 506, 12. a): to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative.   Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement   Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier  The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work.  DFO and the FFAW have jointly developed the sentinel survey andcollected fishery-independent data since 1995.  The data series cannot be continued if there has been a break.  This is a unique fisheries research program and no other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience, or working knowledge to deliver this project in these NAFO Divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Period of Contract The proposed contract is from the date of award to March 31, 2018.  Estimated Value The estimated value of the contract is $659,130.00 HST extra.  Name andAddress of the Pre-Identified Supplier: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10, Station C St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5H5 Canada  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified, and available to provide the services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified on or before the closing date specified.  The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is: March 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. NDT  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Nikki Hoskins, Supply Specialist Public Services and Procurement Canada 7th Floor, John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, P.O. Box 4600 St. John's, NL   A1C 5T2  Telephone:  709-772-8192 Facsimile:  709-772-4603 E-mail: Nicole.Hoskins@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Cod Sentinel Survey - 4R 3Pn

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published March 17, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes Vendor Name and Address:  Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10 Station C St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1C5H5 Nature of Requirements:   Cod Sentinel Survey  4R 3Pn   Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has a requirement, on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), for the provision of a cod sentinel survey, as specified below.  The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the intention to award a contract for these services to the Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) in St. John's, NL.  Before awarding a contract, however, PSPC would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the posting period.  If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set outin this ACAN, on or before the closing date stated, the contracting officer may then proceed with award to the pre-identified supplier.  Background The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Science Branch, in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region has a requirement for the delivery of a cod sentinel.  There are approximately twenty-one (21) enterprises involved in the sentinel survey in North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions 4R 3Pn.  The contractor will provide a biologist and technicians trained by DFO personnel, and who have data collection experience, to assist in training participants, collecting data and monitoring at-sea scientific activity.  Participants in the cod sentinel program will collect biological data for age-determination and will also record the presence of by-catch.  The participants must supply all fixed fishing gear, including boats and crew.  Mobile gear will be supplied by the contractor.  GSIN: F030A  Ownership of Intellectual Property Canada intends toretain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the Work under the proposed contract.  This is on the basis that the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.  Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Mandatory Technical Criteria: To maintain the integrity of the data series, the bidder must have access to a large number of survey/project platforms over a wide geographic range (4R 3Pn).  Point Rated Technical Criteria: Technical Proposal (40 points)  -  Understanding of the scope and objectives of the Sentinel Survey project including survey design and application of survey results to the assessment process.  10 -  Proposed approach and methodology including organizational ability to mobilize and oversee a large number of survey vessels (commercial vessels) over a wide geographic range (NAFO DIVs 4R3Pn) and from all fleet sectors.  10 -  Adequacy of work plan and schedule with intent and ability to maintain integrity of data series with respect to ensuring continuity in vessels and crew and survey timing and geographic location as well as survey and project design.  10 -  Recognition of direct as well as peripheral problems and solutions offered.  10  Managerial Proposal (30 Points)  -  Project Manager with relevant experience including knowledge and background in the stock assessment process.  10 -  Key personnel with relevant experience and qualification.  10 -  Team organization planned and able to support surveys and projects on a wide geographic scale and with participation by all fleet sectors where applicable.  10  Experience (30 points)  -  Risk of non-performance of work. 5 -  Competence proven in similar and related work.  5 -  Sufficient manpower resources including access to commercial platforms over a wide geographic scale and all fleet sectors.  5 -  Management capability.  5 -  A demonstrated commitment by having participated in the developmental planning and investing financial and personnel resources to collaborative scientific studies in the fishery.  5 -  Financial coverage of contract costs.  5  Total 100  Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs) Exception: The following exception to the GCRs is invoked for this procurement: Subsection 10.2.1 (d) - only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.  Trade Agreements This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), but the following limited tendering reason is being invoked: Article 506, 12. a): to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative.   Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) This procurement is subject to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement   Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier  The Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union (FFAW) is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work.  DFO and the FFAW have jointly developed the sentinel survey and collected fishery-independent data since 1995.  The data series cannot be continued if there has been a break.  This is a unique fisheries research program and no other organization is known to possess the fisheries infrastructure, experience, or working knowledge to deliver this project in these NAFO Divisions of Newfoundland andLabrador.  Period of Contract The proposed period of contract is from the date of award to March 31, 2018.  Estimated Value The estimated value of the contract is $445,000.00 HST extra.  Name and Address of the Pre-Identified Supplier: Fishermen Food & Allied Workers Union P.O. Box 10, Station C St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5H5 Canada  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified, and available to provide the services described in the ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified on or before the closing date specified.  The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is: April 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. NDT  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Nikki Hoskins, Supply Specialist Public Services and Procurement Canada 7th Floor, John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, P.O. Box 4600 St. John's, NL   A1C 5T2  Telephone:  709-772-8192 Facsimile:  709-772-4603 E-mail: Nicole.Hoskins@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Halibut Management Strategy

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published May 8, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited 133 Crosbie Road P.O. Box 13216 St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A1B4A5 Nature of Requirements:   Title:  Development of a Management Strategy Evaluation framework for the NAFO 2+3KLMNO Greenland halibut stock and associated simulation analysis of candidate management strategies  Objectives of the requirement  To develop a framework, and carry out simulation testing of candidate management strategies in 2017 as proposed by Canada and other NAFO member states for the future management of the NAFO Division 2+3KLMNO Greenland halibut resource.  This undertaking will inform Canadas position at NAFO Fisheries Commission and ensure that both the needs of the Cana dian fishing industry and those of other member nations with regard to catch, and the conservation of the resource in terms of Canada and NAFOs sustainability criteria,will be met in thebest possible way, given the available information.      Criteria for assessment of the statement of Capabilities  The evaluation criteria are based on the contractor meeting the  criteria on a pass/fail basis of Mandatory (M1 and M2) elements andranking of experience criteria (E1 and E2) on a scale of 1-10 based on the bidder demonstrating experience in the required abilities.  M1. The contractor or individual employed by the contractor must hold a do  ctoral degree in biology, mathematics orstatistics. (Metric -  presentation of degree).  M2. Post-doctoral fellow (PDF) training in fisheries science from an accredited Canadian university. (Metric -  presentation of letter or certification of PDF placement)  E1. Experience in working withand applying age-structured fish stock assessment models for groundfish species, statistical model fitting and simu  lation analyses. (Metric - evidence of primary publications or demonstration of paper contributions to peer-reviewed meetings; 1 ye ar=1 point, 2-3 years=5 pts, 3-5 years=7 points and >5 years= 10 points    (max); minimum 2 points required ).  E2. Experience working with fisheries assessment model computer coding;    communication of complex results at meetings; defence of work at peer review meetings; providing computer code with peers. (Evidence would be av  ailable from a Curriculum vitae and references; 1-year=1 point, 2-3 years=5 pts, 3-5 years=7 points and >5 years= 10 points (max); minimum 1    point required ).    Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement   This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: NAFTA/Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) N/A  Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier AMEC Foster Wheeler Envoronment & Infrastructure is the only known source in Canada.  Government Contracts Regulations Exception: The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is ca  pable of performing the work.  Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons  The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked    under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article 3.2 c) c.in so far as is strictly necessary where, for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the entity, the goods or services could not be obtained in time by means of openor selective tend  ering procedures; Agreementon Internal Trade (AIT)  Article 506 12. a): -  to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative.  Ownership of Intellectual Property: Crown to retain ownership  The period of the proposed contract:  Award to December 21, 2017  A cost estimate of the proposed contract.  The estimatedvalue of the contract is $134,550.00 HST included.  Name and address of the pre-identified supplier:  Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited 133 Crosbie Road P.O. Box 13216 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador  A1B4A5 Operating as: Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure   Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described inthe ACAN, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities.   The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is : May 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. NDT.  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:  Janice Baird, Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, Box 4600 St. John's, NL   A1C 5T2  Telephone:  709-772-2999 Facsimile:  709-772-4603 E-mail:  janice.baird@pwgsc.gc.ca   Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

FISHERY CONSULTATION NOTE-TAKER FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY AND CONSULTATION PROCESS

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published September 6, 2014
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Soliciation # : F5211-140058 Closing Date : June 25, 2014 Closing Time : 3:00 PM (Atlantic Daylight Savings Time) This requirement is for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Note: this RFP was previously posted on GETS and is being reposted due to a change in the Security Requirements. Title: FISHERY CONSULTATION NOTE-TAKER FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY AND CONSULTATION PROCESS INTRODUCTION Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has a broad mandate, with the authority to regulate and enforce activities, develop policy, provide services and manage programs. To help ensure that the department's policies and programs are aligned with its vision and effectively address the interests and preferences of Canadians, DFO supports consultations that are transparent, accessible and accountable. OBJECTIVES OF THE REQUIREMENT The objective is to obtain the services of a professional fishery consultation note-taker to assist with the current fisheries management advisory and consultation process. BACKGROUND The Integrated Harvest Planning Committees and Joint Management Committees were established by DFO Pacific Region to provide formal advice and make recommendations to DFO. They are the primary contact for DFO for international and cross-sectorial communication and advice, and provide advice to the Department on operational decisions related to fisheries management in the Pacific Region. DFO undertakes bi-lateral consultation with sector organizations including but not limited to the Commercial Salmon Advisory Board (CSAB), the Sports Fish Advisory Board (SFAB), First Nations Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC), and the Hake Advisory Panel to develop fishing plans and communicate information related to stock status and the views of other sectors. These consultations improve departmental decision-making processes, promote understanding of fisheries and strengthen relationships. Additional information on the various advisory processes is available at: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/consultation/index-eng.html PERIOD OF CONTRACT The services are to be performed on an “as and when required” basis during the period from date of award to June 30th, 2015 with two (2) optional periods of one (1) year. ESTIMATED VALUE The total value of any contract(s) emanating from this RFP shall not exceed $50,000 per year, including travel and living expenses and all applicable taxes. SECURITY There is no security requirement for this contract. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY The Crown will own IP under Treasury Board policy exceptions: where the material developed or produced consists of material subject to copyright, with the exception of computer software and all documentation pertaining to that software; and the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS M1 For each proposed team member the Bidder must include, within the proposal, a resume that describes their experience as detailed in the Statement of Work. The resume must be up to date and shall be submitted as an Appendix. Bidders’ Proposals must clearly demonstrate that they meet all Mandatory Requirements for the proposal to be considered for further evaluation. Proposals not meeting the mandatory criteria will be excluded from further consideration. SELECTION METHOD The successful bidder will be selected on the basis of the assessed best value to the Crown. TRADE AGREEMENTS: This requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). Enquiries regarding this RFP requirement are to be submitted in writing to the following: Cathi Harris Senior Contracting Office Materiel and Procurement Services Fisheries and Oceans Canada 300 Bishop Drive Fredericton (NB) E3C 2M6 Telephone : (506) 452-3639 Facsimile: (506) 452-3676 Email : DFOtenders-soumissionsMPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Microplastics and Shellfish Aquaculture: Presence, Extent, Potential Impacts and Mitigation Measures

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published March 1, 2016
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Solicitation # : F5211-150439

Closing Date: March 16, 2016

Closing Time : 2:00 PM (Atlantic Standard Time)

This requirement is for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

Title: Microplastics and Shellfish Aquaculture: Presence, Extent, Potential Impacts and Mitigation Measures

OBJECTIVES OF THE REQUIREMENT

1) Determine the concentration of microplastics in clams, oysters, and mussels cultured in coastal BC.

2) Determine the concentration of microplastics in the surrounding environment.

3) Characterize the type of microplastics found and identify potential sources.

4) Evaluate depuration as a potential mechanism to eliminate microplastics.

5) Investigate the impact of microplastics on shellfish health and resilience.

Scientific research will be used to address the objectives above. Data will be collected and analyzed and results written up as articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

BACKGROUND

While large plastic debris is a known threat to marine biota, microplastics (<5 mm) have received increased attention in the last six years due to ingestion risk, persistence, and ubiquity (desforges et al., 2013). industrial residential wastewaters are major sources of microplastics containing synthetic clothing fibers, pellets (e.g. resin pellets), particles from facial cleansers (cole 2011). also formed by degradation fragmentation macroplastics (browne 2011; andrady, 2011) originating recreational, commercial, activities including aquaculture fishing industries (Cole et al., 2011). Current shellfish culturing methods involve the use of anti-predator netting (usually constructed of plastic) for intertidal clams while oyster culture utilizes plastic intertidal fencing and rafts which incorporate an abundance of nylon ropes, polystyrene, and various other plastic types as floats and cages (Jamieson et al., 2001; Dumbauld et al., 2009).

Microplastics have been found throughout the marine environment in both sediments and water (Hidalgo-Ruz et al., 2012) and within a variety of marine taxa, including commercially-grown bivalves (Van Cauwenberghe & Janssen, 2014). Recent research found microplastics in all samples of seawater collected from sites in coastal BC, ranging from 8 to 9,179 particles/m3, but little is known about the implications for biota (Deforges et al., 2014). Harmful physical impacts on animal health have been observed in lugworms, mussels, and zooplankton (Cole et al., 2013; Bessling et al., 2013). Toxic leachate from the ingested microplastics themselves, and from waterborne pollutants that may adhere to the microplastic particles due to their hydrophobic nature, could also lead to bioaccumulation and detrimental toxic effects (Oehlmann et al., 2009). To date, no study has examined the broad-scale responses of marine bivalves to microplastic ingestion. The work proposed in this RFP will be significantly adding to this new area of research by using highly informative functional genomics to elucidate the effects of microplastics on overall animal health.

As the knowledge about microplastics has increased, so too has public concern about human consumption through seafood; particularly for filter-feeding bivalves that are natural bioaccumulators for water-borne particles and pollutants. Annual dietary exposure of microplastics for European consumers of shellfish has been estimated at up to 11,000 particles per year (Van Cauwenberghe & Janssen, 2014). The shellfish industry in BC would like to be proactive in addressing this concern by conducting research to determine the presence and extent of microplastics in shellfish and the surrounding environment, mitigation strategies, and potential health impacts. The BC Shellfish Growers Association and DFO are collaborating to conduct research examining the objectives detailed above (see 1.4).

PERIOD OF CONTRACT

The Work is anticipated to be performed from the date of Contract award to December 31, 2017

SECURITY

The Contractor/Offeror must, at all times during the performance of the Contract/Standing Offer/Supply Arrangement, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) with approved Document Safeguarding at the level of PROTECTED A, issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada.

The Contractor/Offeror personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

The Contractor MUST NOT utilize its Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce or store PROTECTED information until the DFO or the CISD/PWGSC has issued written approval. After approval has been granted or approved, these tasks may be performed up to the level of PROTECTED A.

Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of the DFO or the CISD/PWGSC.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the mandatory evaluation criteria as detailed herein. Bidders’ Proposals must clearly demonstrate that they meet all Mandatory Requirements for the proposal to be considered for further evaluation. Proposals not meeting the mandatory criteria will be excluded from further consideration.

Mandatory Criteria

M1 Bidders must demonstrate that they have a minimum of 7 scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.

M2 Bidders must demonstrate ability to conduct research on shellfish aquaculture and shellfish genomics.

SELECTION METHOD

The basis of selection is Highest Compliant Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price.

Enquiries regarding this RFP requirement are to be submitted in writing to the following:

Mat Keating

Senior Contracting Officer

Materiel and Procurement Services

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

301 Bishop Drive

Fredericton (NB) E3C 2M6

Email : DFOtenders-soumissionsMPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

At-Sea Observers for Snow Crab Survey

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published October 14, 2016
Winner
Javitech Atlantic Ltd.
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An annual snow crab survey is conducted on the Scotian shelf for the purposes of stock assessment. The snow crab fishery is one of the most valuable fisheries in Atlantic Canada and the Scotian Shelf component of this fishery is considered to be the most conservative and relies heavily on quality data from this survey to make informed management decisions.

The requirement for this contract is to provide up to three (3) DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) certified at-sea observers. The Contractor is also required to provide data entry, data editing and data loading into the DFO ISDB database with all data created through the snow crab survey.

Top-quality data collection, entry, and editing is essential for this contract as the data is used as the basis for an assessment of a snow crab stock which high value and importance to the Maritimes Region. The security requirements assure that all data is handled in accordance with DFO security policy.

The operation of this survey requires eight individuals, four crew members and four scientific staff. The scientific staff generally consists of a chief scientist, a DFO aquatic sciences technician as well as up to three (3) DFO certified at-sea observers. In exceptional circumstances, the balance of scientific staff may shift to 1-3 at-sea observers for short periods of time depending on operational requirements.

The at-sea observers are responsible for sorting of the catch caught by the trawl net at each survey station and providing biological measurements of the animals caught.

1.3 Contract Period

On or about July 15, 2016 through to April 30, 2017, (8.5 Months), with options to renew for 3 additional 1 year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Option periods if exercised will be May 1, 2017 through to April 30, 2018, May 1, 2018 through to April 30, 2019 and May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

The Project work will take place between approximately August 15 and January 15 of each contract year.

A maximum of 420 survey stations (plus up to 20 additional “expanded sampling” stations) will be completed. Exact dates will be determined by the DFO Project Authority. These dates (and the required working days throughout) will be contingent on operational considerations of the charter vessel (work place) based on such factors as weather, vessel maintenance/ repair requirements, etc.

1.4 Contract Area of Operations

The work will be conducted throughout the Scotian Shelf in Crab Fishing Areas: N-ENS, 23, 24 and 4X.

1.5 Level of Effort

An estimated usage of up to 165 sea days over the course of an estimated 10-15 trips at sea. These trips will sail from or land in various ports across Nova Scotia from North Sydney to Lunenburg.

Data Entry, Editing and Loading

  • Based on the last three years of survey data, an estimate of approximately 2,000,000 keystrokes will be required for data entry.
  • An estimate of time required to edit and load the survey data is 40-60 hours.

1.6 Tasks

Observers:

The observers will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Sorting of trawl net catch into individual species
  • Providing exact biological measurements of various crab species as per survey sampling protocol Appendix A-1.
  • Recording all measurements on proper paper forms (see. Appendix A-2)

Data entry:

  • Data entry into DFO ISDB database
  • Data quality checks to ensure quality of data through double key punch, visual and automated edits.
  • Make all subsequent changes to database (for error correction purposes) within 48 hours of notification by scientist-in-charge

At-Sea Observers for Snow Crab Survey

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 26, 2016
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An annual snow crab survey is conducted on the Scotian shelf for the purposes of stock assessment. The snow crab fishery is one of the most valuable fisheries in Atlantic Canada and the Scotian Shelf component of this fishery is considered to be the most conservative and relies heavily on quality data from this survey to make informed management decisions.

The requirement for this contract is to provide up to three (3) DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) certified at-sea observers. The Contractor is also required to provide data entry, data editing and data loading into the DFO ISDB database with all data created through the snow crab survey.

Top-quality data collection, entry, and editing is essential for this contract as the data is used as the basis for an assessment of a snow crab stock which high value and importance to the Maritimes Region. The security requirements assure that all data is handled in accordance with DFO security policy.

The operation of this survey requires eight individuals, four crew members and four scientific staff. The scientific staff generally consists of a chief scientist, a DFO aquatic sciences technician as well as up to three (3) DFO certified at-sea observers. In exceptional circumstances, the balance of scientific staff may shift to 1-3 at-sea observers for short periods of time depending on operational requirements.

The at-sea observers are responsible for sorting of the catch caught by the trawl net at each survey station and providing biological measurements of the animals caught.

1.3 Contract Period

On or about July 15, 2016 through to April 30, 2017, (8.5 Months), with options to renew for 3 additional 1 year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Option periods if exercised will be May 1, 2017 through to April 30, 2018, May 1, 2018 through to April 30, 2019 and May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

The Project work will take place between approximately August 15 and January 15 of each contract year.

A maximum of 420 survey stations (plus up to 20 additional “expanded sampling” stations) will be completed. Exact dates will be determined by the DFO Project Authority. These dates (and the required working days throughout) will be contingent on operational considerations of the charter vessel (work place) based on such factors as weather, vessel maintenance/ repair requirements, etc.

1.4 Contract Area of Operations

The work will be conducted throughout the Scotian Shelf in Crab Fishing Areas: N-ENS, 23, 24 and 4X.

1.5 Level of Effort

An estimated usage of up to 165 sea days over the course of an estimated 10-15 trips at sea. These trips will sail from or land in various ports across Nova Scotia from North Sydney to Lunenburg.

Data Entry, Editing and Loading

  • Based on the last three years of survey data, an estimate of approximately 2,000,000 keystrokes will be required for data entry.
  • An estimate of time required to edit and load the survey data is 40-60 hours.

1.6 Tasks

Observers:

The observers will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Sorting of trawl net catch into individual species
  • Providing exact biological measurements of various crab species as per survey sampling protocol Appendix A-1.
  • Recording all measurements on proper paper forms (see. Appendix A-2)

Data entry:

  • Data entry into DFO ISDB database
  • Data quality checks to ensure quality of data through double key punch, visual and automated edits.
  • Make all subsequent changes to database (for error correction purposes) within 48 hours of notification by scientist-in-charge

FACILITIES, MEALS & ACCOMM - FOCPP

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published November 27, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: Holland College 66 Argus St., POBox 156 Slemon Park Prince Edward Island Canada C0B2A0 Nature of Requirements: 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of Requirement Fisheries and Oceans has a requirement for Facilities, Accommodations and Meals during the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program (FOCPP) Classroom Training Portion. The FOCPP classroom training portion will be approximately 17 weeks and will cover topics such as fish identification, fishing gear, marine emergency duties, Acts and regulations, use of force and enforcement methods. The first 7 week component of the training is expected to be delivered in Prince Edward Island (PEI). The requirement includes the following: To have access to a classroom and an indoor firing range, provide accommodations and meals to Cadets, and provide accommodations to instructors during the first 7 week component of the FOCPP classroom training. Access to a classroom that can accommodate 20 Cadets for 35 days Access to an indoor firing range that can accommodate 12 Cadets for sessions that willaccumulate to approximately 9 days Access to the services of range instructors for approximately 63 hours Accommodations and meals for 20 Cadets for a period of 46 days Accommodations for a DFO Coordinator for a period of 50 nights Accommodations for instructors (5 or less per night) for an approximate total of 150 stays Access to an onsite gym A structured environment that promotes self-discipline in new recruits 3. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and Canada-Chili Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). 4. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The Atlantic Police Academy is the only facility in PEI thatcan meet all of the mandatory performance specifications. 5. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work"). 6. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date The Contractor is required to provide the services on an as-and-when required basis for a 7 week period commencing on January 25th, 2016 and ending on March 11th, 2016. 7. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier Atlantic Police Academy Holland College 66 Argus Avenue PO Box 156 Slemon Park PE C0B 2A0 8. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. 9. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is : December 14, 2015 at 2:00PM EST 10. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Jacynthe Tremblay Spécialiste en approvisionnement - Division LP | Supply Specialist - LP Division Division des services d'approvisionnement en voyage | Travel Procurement Services Division Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada | Public Works and Government Services Canada Place du Portage Phase III 7B3-28 11, rue Laurier | 11 Laurier Street Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0S5 Tél : 819-420-2995 | Télec: 819-956-4944 Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. 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 contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

ELECTROMECHANICAL SERVICES

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published January 19, 2015  -  Deadline March 3, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Provision for troubleshooting and repair services in relation to the electrical and/or electromechanical control systems The Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Canadian Coast Guard requires troubleshooting and repair services in relation to the electrical and/or electromechanical control systems of propulsion and ancillary systems of ships on an as-and-when-requested basis. The period of the Standing Offer is from date of contract to one (1) year with an option to extend for two (2) additional period(s) of one (1) year. The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services. There are no security requirement associated with this requirement The geographic area of the potential sites for services covered under this Standing Offer extends from the City of Montreal to the eastern boundaries of the Province of Quebec. The territory has been subdivided into three (3) geographic areas for the purpose of facilitating competition. Public Works and Government Services Canada will evaluate each geographic area separately. The bidder may bid on one, two or all three geographic areas, at his discretion. a. sites for the West Geographic Area Port of Montreal Sorel-Tracy Coast Guard Base Trois-Rivières Hovercraft Base Port of Trois-Rivières Port of Quebec City Quebec City Coast Guard Base b. sites for the East Geographic AreaSouth Coast Cap-aux-Meules Search and Rescue Base Port of Gaspé Rivière-Au-Renard Search and Rescue Base Port of Matane Maurice Lamontagne Institute Mont-Joli Port of Rimouski Port of Cacouna c. sites for the East Geographic AreaNorth Coast Kegaska Search and Rescue Base Havre-St-Pierre Search and Rescue Base Port of Sept-îles Port of Baie-Comeau Tadoussac Search and Rescue Base Port of La Baie The Canadian Coast Guard are equipped with various propulsion and ancillary systems. The following list is a sample of the systems that the Contractor may have to repair, including examples of manufacturers, if available: a. Fire detection system (1) Composed of a central panel and addressable detectors (Honeywell, Notifier) b. Electrical motor start-up controls (1) Conventional starter with switch (ABB, SquareD) (2) A current-limiting electronic starter (Soft Start, ABB, Benshaw) (3) Electronic speed controller (VFD, ABB, Reliance) c. Electro-hydraulic systems (1) Rudder control (Wagner, Jastram, Kobelt Sperry) (2) Deck crane control (Hawbolt) (3) Fishing/scientific equipment control (Hawbolt) d. Automated control systems (1) Tank drain system (specialized control using standard parts) (2) Sanitation systems (specialized control using standard parts) (3) Heating/air-conditioning systems (specialized control using standard parts) e. Propulsion control systems (1) Electric or wire-control clutch system (ZF, Microcommander, Kobelt) (2) Wire-control or electro-hydraulic propeller control system (ZF, Twindisc) (3) Electro-mechanical or electronic engine speed control system (ZF, Twindisc) During the period of the Standing Offer, systems or equipment may be added or removed. Mandatory Technical Criteria No. Description of Criteria M.1 The Bidder must demonstrate that it employs on a permanent basis at least two (2) electrical mechanics with at least two (2) years of experience each. M.2 The Bidder must demonstrate that it employs on a permanent basis at least two (2) labourers with at least two (2) years of experience each. M.3 The Bidder must demonstrate that it has the rolling stock required to perform service calls with the necessary tools for delivering troubleshooting and repair services in relation to the electrical and/or electronic control systems of propulsion systems listed in subsection 3.1 of Annex A of the RFP. M.4 The Bidder must demonstrate that it has completed in the last seven (7) years at least one project in three (3) of the five (5) work categories for troubleshooting and repair services in relation to the electrical and/or electronic control systems of propulsion systems listed in subsection 3.1 of Annex A of the RFP. The five categories are: A. Alarm and monitoring system; B. Electrical motor start-up controls; C. Electro-hydraulic systems; D. Automated control systems; and E. Propulsion control systems. Financial Evaluation The financial evaluation criteria is described at paragraph 2 of Annex E - Evaluation Plan of the RFP. The evaluation plan incorporates: hourly rates, travel time & distance and rates per kilometer. Each of the three geographic areas have their own evaluation plan. 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.

Harrington Harbour development

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published November 14, 2014
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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: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT - HARRINGTONG HARBOUR 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 Work of this contract involves the development of a small fishing boat harbour in Harrington Harbour, QC. Work includes mainly, without limitation: 1. The construction of a breakwater. 2. Dredging of undersea sediments. 3. The construction and installation of an accesse to floating docks including two gangways and concrete blocks. 4. The supply and installation of steel piles achored to concrete blocks. 5. The supply, transportation and installation of floating docks, and implementing their anchoring system. 6. Developing a parking area and wooden walkways. 7. A lighting system and electricity. 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 names have 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 that a 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 shall be completed by May 30 2016. BUDGET The budget, for this project, is between 1 000 001 $ and 5 000 000 $ (including GST and QST) INQUIRIES All enquiries regarding this tender, are to be submitted in writing to the Contractual Authority : Jean Rochette, Supply Specialist at jean.rochette@tpsgc.gc.ca. TENDER DOCUMENTS Firms intending to submit tenders on this project should obtain tender documents through the Government 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 bureau de 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.

Perform a study to gather use pattern information on lead sinkers and jigs and their non-lead alternatives in Canada

Environment Canada | Published November 17, 2016
Winner
ToxEcology Environmental Consulting Ltd.
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Background

Lead is a naturally-occurring element found in rock and soil, yet widespread anthropogenic use has resulted in its ubiquitous presence in the environment. Lead is found in all environmental media in Canada, as well as in food and drinking water and is associated with risks to human health and the environment. Its health risks include developmental neurotoxicity, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, renal and reproductive effects. Additionally, known environmental hazards include toxicity to birds, fish and crustaceans, benthic invertebrates, plants and earthworms. Lead is currently subject to numerous federal, provincial and industry risk management initiatives directed toward products such as cosmetics, natural health and therapeutic products, drinking water, food, and tobacco. These initiatives are also directed at environmental media such as house dust, soil and air.

 

A State of the Science report published in 2013 by Health Canada indicated that there are no safe blood lead levels (BLLs) for neurotoxicity. In addition, lead levels are still widely detected in the Canadian population despite the decline of over 70% of BLLs due to domestic and international initiatives since the 1970s. A Risk Management Strategy for Lead (the Strategy) was consequently published in 2013 to scope out current and additional Government of Canada actions to further reduce Canadians’ exposure to lead. The Strategy contains clear objectives, performance expectations, and timelines. Amongst the objectives, Environment and Climate Change Canada committed to addressing lead releases from certain consumer products (i.e., wheel weights, ammunition, jigs/sinkers and construction sheeting).

 

Lead fishing sinkers and jigs are known to have a detrimental effect on wildlife in Canada. For example, about 20-30% of loon mortalities in Eastern Canada in the early 1990s resulted from the ingestion of lead sinkers and jigs. In 1997, restrictions were placed on their use in National Wildlife Areas and National Parks under the Canada Wildlife Act and the National Parks Act, respectively. These two statutes are estimated to affect about 50 000 anglers and are expected to have reduced the use of lead fishing sinkers and jigs by about 4-5 tonnes annually.

 

Under the Strategy, the Department made a commitment to encourage the use of alternatives, which are already available at major retailers in Canada. However, fulfilling this commitment will require gaining access to recent data, including that on Canadian market penetration, costs and environmental impacts of alternatives and initiatives from other jurisdictions.

OBJECTIVES

 

The study completed by the Contractor must achieve the following:

  1. Provide a profile of the Canadian lead sinkers and jigs supply chain

  2. Identify and describe existing lead sinkers and jigs products found on the Canadian market and their non-lead alternatives

  3. Conduct a lifecycle analysis of lead used in sinkers and jigs in the Canadian market and provide projections for future trends

  4. Provide a comprehensive review of existing measures and management practices that promote the use of alternatives to lead sinkers and jigs in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries. Analyse the pros and cons of the findings in a Canadian context.

 

Travel

One trip to Gatineau (Quebec) is required in order to present the results of the study.

 

The request for travel must be made to the Department Representative prior to the trip, and must be pre-approved in writing.

 

 

 

SCOPE of work

In order to assist Environment and Climate Change Canada in updating data on the uses and releases of lead sinkers and jigs and their non-lead alternatives, the Contractor must complete all tasks described below and provide the results and outcomes of this research to the Departmental Representative in the form of a written report and via an oral presentation.

 

This list of tasks is comprehensive, but may not necessarily be exhaustive. The Contractor is encouraged and expected to provide any additional information discovered during the contract period that is deemed relevant in fulfilling the objectives of this contract.

 

All the economic information must be provided in Canadian dollars. When monetary estimates are not available in Canadian dollars, foreign currency estimates must be converted and presented in Canadian dollars accompanied by an explanation of the exchange rates used.

 

All assumptions or extrapolations made by the Contractor must be supported by literature (e.g. scientific, academic, industry, or government reports). If no literary evidence is available, the Contractor must verify their assumptions or extrapolations with two (2) industry experts in the appropriate field and provide their contact information with transcripts of the correspondences. Also, the Contractor must explain how all the assumptions or extrapolations apply to the Canadian context.

 

The use of Canadian data should be prioritized over those from foreign sources. If no Canadian information is available, priority should be given to data sources from the U.S. and other OECD countries. When neither Canadian nor data from the aforementioned countries are available, the Contractor must ensure that the information sources used are approved by the Departmental Representative and must provide a list of references. An explanation of the relevance of the foreign data with respect to the Canadian market must be provided.

 

 

Task 1 – Profile of the Canadian sinkers and jigs supply chain

 

Develop a profile of the Canadian lead and non-lead sinkers and jigs supply chain. This must include:

  • Manufacturers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of establishments by company size, distribution by province, type of sinkers and jigs products and quantities manufactured);

  • Importers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of establishments by company size and distribution by province, type of sinkers and jigs products and quantities imported);

  • Retailers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of employees, number of establishments by company size and distribution by province)

  • Non-traditional distributions such as online store fronts (e.g. shop names, locations by region, country of origin if outside Canada, and product availability)

  • Profile of key associations/interest groups which represent sinkers and jigs manufacturers, importers, retailers and users. This profile must include group names, purpose, mission, number of members and contact information.

 

Task 2 – Review of lead and non-lead sinkers and jigs products in Canada

 

Identify and describe existing lead sinkers and jigs products found in the Canadian market and their non-lead alternatives including:

  • A description of all sinkers and jigs products in the Canadian market including their size, type, and composition.

  • A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each product type for lead vs non-lead sinkers and jigs (e.g. economic advantage, effectiveness, environmental safety)

  • Details on the market share of lead vs. non-lead sinkers and jigs products. Information from the past five (5) years (e.g. market trends, demand, product costs) must be described. Projections for the next ten (10) years must be determined with knowledge, market intelligence and predictions of the market (e.g. sales data, stakeholder statements, anticipated growth, penetration into the market, upcoming regulations, and changes in user behaviours).

 

Task 3 – Lifecycle analysis of lead used in sinkers and jigs in Canada

 

Develop lifecycle analysis for lead used in sinkers and jigs which much include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Amount of lead used to manufacture sinkers and jigs annually

  • Amount of lead imported for sinkers and jigs annually and the countries of origin

  • Amount of lead exported for sinkers and jigs annually

  • Amount of lead sold and distributed for sinkers and jigs by manufacturers and retailers annually

  • Estimated amount of lead released or lost into the environment annually

  • Estimated amount of lead recycled annually and the methods used for recycling

The amount of lead used and released should be estimated (in kilograms) annually over the last five (5) years and forecasted over the next ten (10) years. Projections must be determined with knowledge, market intelligence, and predictions of the market (e.g. trends, stakeholder statements, anticipated growth, upcoming regulations, and changes in user behaviours)

 

Task 4 - Comprehensive review of existing control measures, management practices, and promotional material for lead alternatives for sinkers and jigs

 

Develop a comprehensive review comprised of the following:

  • A review of existing measures (voluntary and non-voluntary) and management practices that promote the use of alternatives to lead sinkers and jigs in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries.

    • Under the promotion of alternatives, determine which type of material is most commonly used (e.g. flyers, advertisement, newsletters, posters, websites or others)

  • A review of disposal methods, collection methods, and practices for users of lead sinkers and jigs (e.g. government initiatives, association and group policies or practices) in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries.

For each measure identified above, list the pros and cons and determine how the material can be applied in a Canada-wide context.

Perform a study to gather use pattern information on lead sinkers and jigs and their non-lead alternatives in Canada

Environment Canada | Published August 11, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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Background

Lead is a naturally-occurring element found in rock and soil, yet widespread anthropogenic use has resulted in its ubiquitous presence in the environment. Lead is found in all environmental media in Canada, as well as in food and drinking water and is associated with risks to human health and the environment. Its health risks include developmental neurotoxicity, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, renal and reproductive effects. Additionally, known environmental hazards include toxicity to birds, fish and crustaceans, benthic invertebrates, plants and earthworms. Lead is currently subject to numerous federal, provincial and industry risk management initiatives directed toward products such as cosmetics, natural health and therapeutic products, drinking water, food, and tobacco. These initiatives are also directed at environmental media such as house dust, soil and air.

 

A State of the Science report published in 2013 by Health Canada indicated that there are no safe blood lead levels (BLLs) for neurotoxicity. In addition, lead levels are still widely detected in the Canadian population despite the decline of over 70% of BLLs due to domestic and international initiatives since the 1970s. A Risk Management Strategy for Lead (the Strategy) was consequently published in 2013 to scope out current and additional Government of Canada actions to further reduce Canadians’ exposure to lead. The Strategy contains clear objectives, performance expectations, and timelines. Amongst the objectives, Environment and Climate Change Canada committed to addressing lead releases from certain consumer products (i.e., wheel weights, ammunition, jigs/sinkers and construction sheeting).

 

Lead fishing sinkers and jigs are known to have a detrimental effect on wildlife in Canada. For example, about 20-30% of loon mortalities in Eastern Canada in the early 1990s resulted from the ingestion of lead sinkers and jigs. In 1997, restrictions were placed on their use in National Wildlife Areas and National Parks under the Canada Wildlife Act and the National Parks Act, respectively. These two statutes are estimated to affect about 50 000 anglers and are expected to have reduced the use of lead fishing sinkers and jigs by about 4-5 tonnes annually.

 

Under the Strategy, the Department made a commitment to encourage the use of alternatives, which are already available at major retailers in Canada. However, fulfilling this commitment will require gaining access to recent data, including that on Canadian market penetration, costs and environmental impacts of alternatives and initiatives from other jurisdictions.

OBJECTIVES

 

The study completed by the Contractor must achieve the following:

  1. Provide a profile of the Canadian lead sinkers and jigs supply chain

  2. Identify and describe existing lead sinkers and jigs products found on the Canadian market and their non-lead alternatives

  3. Conduct a lifecycle analysis of lead used in sinkers and jigs in the Canadian market and provide projections for future trends

  4. Provide a comprehensive review of existing measures and management practices that promote the use of alternatives to lead sinkers and jigs in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries. Analyse the pros and cons of the findings in a Canadian context.

 

Travel

One trip to Gatineau (Quebec) is required in order to present the results of the study.

 

The request for travel must be made to the Department Representative prior to the trip, and must be pre-approved in writing.

 

 

 

SCOPE of work

In order to assist Environment and Climate Change Canada in updating data on the uses and releases of lead sinkers and jigs and their non-lead alternatives, the Contractor must complete all tasks described below and provide the results and outcomes of this research to the Departmental Representative in the form of a written report and via an oral presentation.

 

This list of tasks is comprehensive, but may not necessarily be exhaustive. The Contractor is encouraged and expected to provide any additional information discovered during the contract period that is deemed relevant in fulfilling the objectives of this contract.

 

All the economic information must be provided in Canadian dollars. When monetary estimates are not available in Canadian dollars, foreign currency estimates must be converted and presented in Canadian dollars accompanied by an explanation of the exchange rates used.

 

All assumptions or extrapolations made by the Contractor must be supported by literature (e.g. scientific, academic, industry, or government reports). If no literary evidence is available, the Contractor must verify their assumptions or extrapolations with two (2) industry experts in the appropriate field and provide their contact information with transcripts of the correspondences. Also, the Contractor must explain how all the assumptions or extrapolations apply to the Canadian context.

 

The use of Canadian data should be prioritized over those from foreign sources. If no Canadian information is available, priority should be given to data sources from the U.S. and other OECD countries. When neither Canadian nor data from the aforementioned countries are available, the Contractor must ensure that the information sources used are approved by the Departmental Representative and must provide a list of references. An explanation of the relevance of the foreign data with respect to the Canadian market must be provided.

 

 

Task 1 – Profile of the Canadian sinkers and jigs supply chain

 

Develop a profile of the Canadian lead and non-lead sinkers and jigs supply chain. This must include:

  • Manufacturers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of establishments by company size, distribution by province, type of sinkers and jigs products and quantities manufactured);

  • Importers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of establishments by company size and distribution by province, type of sinkers and jigs products and quantities imported);

  • Retailers’ profile (e.g., revenue, number of employees, number of establishments by company size and distribution by province)

  • Non-traditional distributions such as online store fronts (e.g. shop names, locations by region, country of origin if outside Canada, and product availability)

  • Profile of key associations/interest groups which represent sinkers and jigs manufacturers, importers, retailers and users. This profile must include group names, purpose, mission, number of members and contact information.

 

Task 2 – Review of lead and non-lead sinkers and jigs products in Canada

 

Identify and describe existing lead sinkers and jigs products found in the Canadian market and their non-lead alternatives including:

  • A description of all sinkers and jigs products in the Canadian market including their size, type, and composition.

  • A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each product type for lead vs non-lead sinkers and jigs (e.g. economic advantage, effectiveness, environmental safety)

  • Details on the market share of lead vs. non-lead sinkers and jigs products. Information from the past five (5) years (e.g. market trends, demand, product costs) must be described. Projections for the next ten (10) years must be determined with knowledge, market intelligence and predictions of the market (e.g. sales data, stakeholder statements, anticipated growth, penetration into the market, upcoming regulations, and changes in user behaviours).

 

Task 3 – Lifecycle analysis of lead used in sinkers and jigs in Canada

 

Develop lifecycle analysis for lead used in sinkers and jigs which much include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Amount of lead used to manufacture sinkers and jigs annually

  • Amount of lead imported for sinkers and jigs annually and the countries of origin

  • Amount of lead exported for sinkers and jigs annually

  • Amount of lead sold and distributed for sinkers and jigs by manufacturers and retailers annually

  • Estimated amount of lead released or lost into the environment annually

  • Estimated amount of lead recycled annually and the methods used for recycling

The amount of lead used and released should be estimated (in kilograms) annually over the last five (5) years and forecasted over the next ten (10) years. Projections must be determined with knowledge, market intelligence, and predictions of the market (e.g. trends, stakeholder statements, anticipated growth, upcoming regulations, and changes in user behaviours)

 

Task 4 - Comprehensive review of existing control measures, management practices, and promotional material for lead alternatives for sinkers and jigs

 

Develop a comprehensive review comprised of the following:

  • A review of existing measures (voluntary and non-voluntary) and management practices that promote the use of alternatives to lead sinkers and jigs in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries.

    • Under the promotion of alternatives, determine which type of material is most commonly used (e.g. flyers, advertisement, newsletters, posters, websites or others)

  • A review of disposal methods, collection methods, and practices for users of lead sinkers and jigs (e.g. government initiatives, association and group policies or practices) in Canada, the U.S. and other OECD countries.

For each measure identified above, list the pros and cons and determine how the material can be applied in a Canada-wide context.

Cumberland Sound Arctic Char 2018 Project Coordination

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published October 16, 2017
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ADVANCED CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Cumberland Sound Arctic Char 2018 Project Coordination

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a requirement for the provision of Project Coordination for Cumberland Sound Arctic Char ongoing stock assessment studies.

The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government’s intention to award a contract for these services to The Pangnirtung Hunters and Trappers Association (HTA), Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the ACAN posting period.

If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during this ACAN posting period that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either MERX or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.

If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.

Statement of Requirement

The Pangnirtung Hunter’s and Trapper’s Association (HTA), as Contractor will be responsible to hire, administer and pay beneficiaries (field workers) on co-operative field research in the Cumberland Sound region for the following locations:

Location 1: Ikpit (PG041)

Location 2: Millut Bay (PG081

Location 3: Qasigialimiq Lake (PG068)

Location 4: Arvituajuk (PG013)

Location 5: Tagioyuk Lake (PG055)

The HTA’s specific duties are to:

1.) Hire up to FOUR (4) beneficiaries (2 Boat Captains, 1 Field Technician, 1 Youth Technician).

The beneficiaries chosen shall act as guides and have the experience to make judgements to ensure the safety of field personnel (both beneficiaries and federal biologists) during the transport and while working at a field site and ensure effective communication between field members and others.

2.) Rent TWO (2) boats suitable to transport up to three (3) personnel, personal/camping gear, and fishing equipment, per boat to the designated location. Motor, preferably 4-stroke, shall be in good working condition. Two (2) paddles and one (1) spare motor shall be provided. Contractor shall provide one (1) small row type vessel (skiff) to be brought along to set and check gillnets.

3.) Pay beneficiaries hired.

4.) Inform beneficiaries of the contents of this contract.

Tasks to be performed by the beneficiaries:

- Safely navigate local field workers and DFO personnel to the designated study location.

- Maintain a consistent system of organization for written information from location to location.

- TWO HUNDRED (200) Arctic Char shall be sampled for fork length, round (whole) weight, aging structure (otolith = ear bone), gender, state of maturity, and gonad weight. Additional information to be recorded for each net-set includes the following: location of capture (GPS coordinates and a sketch of net position in the area), date and time (hour of the day) when net was set, date and time (hour of the day) when net was lifted, and the number of Arctic Char and other species caught in each mesh panel of net.

Minimum Essential Requirements

At least ONE (1) of the beneficiaries for each location shall:

- have FIVE (5) years fishing at the designated location during the summer and shall act as Boat Captain.

- have a command of both English and the Inuit language to ensure effective communication between all members of the crew.

- have experience setting and retrieving gill nets.

- understand the anatomy of fishes sufficiently to dissect fish carcasses to obtain all required measurements.

- have the ability to clearly record, in English, the information collected in the field books provided.

- have experience in sampling Arctic Char.

Trade Agreements and Other Obligations

This procurement is reserved for beneficiaries of the following Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (CLCA): Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (NLCA).

This procurement is set aside from the international trade agreements under the provision each has for set-asides for small and minority businesses. Under Article 800: Aboriginal Peoples, the CFTA does not apply to this procurement.

Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs) Exception and Limited Tendering Reasons

The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work.

Nunavut Inuit settled their land claims with the Government of Canada in 1993. While DFO retains ultimate responsibility for conservation of fish and marine mammals in Nunavut, under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) is the main instrument of wildlife management in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA), the main regulator of access to wildlife, and has the primary responsibility in relation thereto, in the manner described in the NLCA (S.5.2.33).

The NLCA also assigns wildlife management responsibilities to the Hunter and Trapper Organizations (HTOs) (S.5.7.3). The Pangnirtung Hunters & Trappers Association is the official representative of the community of Pangnirtung in matters pertaining to fisheries, based on the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement. 

Ownership of Intellectual Property (IP)

There is no Intellectual Property being created under this contract.

Period of the Proposed Contract

The period of the proposed contract is from date of award to June 30, 2019, with two (2) one year option periods to be exercised at the discretion of the Department.

Cost Estimate

The estimated cost of the proposed contract is $188,370.00 for 3 years ($62,790.00 per year) plus tax.

Suppliers’ Right to Submit a Statement of Capabilities

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services and/or goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

Closing Date for Submission of a Statement of Capabilities 

Statement of Capabilities must be received no later than 2:00 PM Atlantic Standard Time, 9 November 2017. Submissions received after this date and time will not be accepted.

Inquiries and Submission of Statement of Capabilities 

Inquires and submissions are to be submitted in writing to:

Cathi Harris

A/Team Lead, Contracting Services

301 Bishop Drive

Fredericton, NB E3C 2M6

Tel. 506-452-3639

Fax. 506-452-3676

Email: DFOtenders-soumissionsMPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Please note that the Department prefers to receive submissions electronically, however it will accept submissions in hard copy. Hard copy submissions must be received by the closing date and time. Email submissions should be less than 8MB; if the file(s) are larger please split them into more than one email. The Department is not responsible for misdirected or delayed submissions.

All submissions should note the contract file number: F5211-180007.

Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published April 6, 2017
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Osprey Woodworks
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Title

Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

Contract Period

The Contract is for one year – April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 with the option to renew the contract for three (3) additional one year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Option periods if exercised will be April 1, 2018 through to March 31, 2019, April 1, 2019 through to March 31, 2020 and April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021.

Background

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) maintains a Seasonal Aids to Navigation System, consisting of forty three (45) lighted and unlighted buoy; twelve (13) lighted and unlighted beacons and 72 pairs of unlighted ranges on the Stuart Lake System in Northern British Columbia. The buoys are deployed in May right after the ice recedes and are checked for correct position once a month until they are recovered and stored in October, shortly before freeze up. The beacons are left in place all year and are checked for correct operation once a month during the navigation season. In addition to these planned monthly checks; repairs and repositioning are done as required. 

Objectives of the Requirement

The CCG, Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and Waterways establish aids to navigation that assist vessels to navigate safely through our waterways. The program benefits pleasure craft, fishing and commercial vessels, and ensures the public's right to navigate. CCG Marine Aids to Navigation is mandated to keep waters accessible by providing aids to navigation, developing waterways, and protecting navigable waters.

Background, Assumptions and Specific Scope of the Requirement

CCG is contracting out for the provision of placing, lifting/removal; maintaining and servicing of the following buoys/beacons as per the attached documents.

General Description of the Work:

  1. Place buoys on position in accordance with the navigational season
  2. Lanterns to be placed on appropriate buoys
  3. Maintain position and operation of both buoys and lanterns
  4. Repair, reposition and replace buoys as required
  5. Perform maintenance for fixed aids including servicing lanterns and brushing
  6. Submit Buoy/Beacon Service Reports through an aids to navigation database, SIPA mobile

Tasks, Activities, Deliverables and Milestones

At the beginning of each navigation season or as directed by the Supervisor AtoN, the Contractor must place the seasonal buoys on their advertised position and ensure that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical data and Schedule of Rates for Buoys”. The Contractor must ensure the work is complete prior to the commencement of the navigation season for the local area and that the buoys remain in service until the end of the navigation season.

The Contractor must inspect each of the fixed aids covered by the contract monthly or more often as required to determine that it is functioning properly and that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical Data and Schedule of Rates for Beacons”.

Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published January 30, 2017
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Title

Placing, Lifting/Removal, Maintaining and the Servicing of Seasonal Aids to Navigation on the Stuart Lake System

Contract Period

The Contract is for one year – April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 with the option to renew the contract for three (3) additional one year periods at the sole discretion of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Option periods if exercised will be April 1, 2018 through to March 31, 2019, April 1, 2019 through to March 31, 2020 and April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021.

Background

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) maintains a Seasonal Aids to Navigation System, consisting of forty three (45) lighted and unlighted buoy; twelve (13) lighted and unlighted beacons and 72 pairs of unlighted ranges on the Stuart Lake System in Northern British Columbia. The buoys are deployed in May right after the ice recedes and are checked for correct position once a month until they are recovered and stored in October, shortly before freeze up. The beacons are left in place all year and are checked for correct operation once a month during the navigation season. In addition to these planned monthly checks; repairs and repositioning are done as required. 

Objectives of the Requirement

The CCG, Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and Waterways establish aids to navigation that assist vessels to navigate safely through our waterways. The program benefits pleasure craft, fishing and commercial vessels, and ensures the public's right to navigate. CCG Marine Aids to Navigation is mandated to keep waters accessible by providing aids to navigation, developing waterways, and protecting navigable waters.

Background, Assumptions and Specific Scope of the Requirement

CCG is contracting out for the provision of placing, lifting/removal; maintaining and servicing of the following buoys/beacons as per the attached documents.

General Description of the Work:

  1. Place buoys on position in accordance with the navigational season
  2. Lanterns to be placed on appropriate buoys
  3. Maintain position and operation of both buoys and lanterns
  4. Repair, reposition and replace buoys as required
  5. Perform maintenance for fixed aids including servicing lanterns and brushing
  6. Submit Buoy/Beacon Service Reports through an aids to navigation database, SIPA mobile

Tasks, Activities, Deliverables and Milestones

At the beginning of each navigation season or as directed by the Supervisor AtoN, the Contractor must place the seasonal buoys on their advertised position and ensure that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical data and Schedule of Rates for Buoys”. The Contractor must ensure the work is complete prior to the commencement of the navigation season for the local area and that the buoys remain in service until the end of the navigation season.

The Contractor must inspect each of the fixed aids covered by the contract monthly or more often as required to determine that it is functioning properly and that the characteristics displayed agree with those described in the “Technical Data and Schedule of Rates for Beacons”.