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Chemical Analysis Instruments

Canadian Heritage | Published November 9, 2016
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

CCIW Chemical Sheds Installation

Environment Canada | Published July 7, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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Existing chemical sheds are to be demolished and a new concrete pad complete with a fenced enclosure is to be built. A new chemical shed (supplied by owner) is to be installed on the new concrete pad. An existing block wall is to be underpinned.

All contractors intending to bid are requested to attend the mandatory site examination meeting. This will be the only opportunity to visit the site, examine the drawings and discuss projects details. All contractors attending the site visit will need to present photo identification at the front desk. The site visit will be held at the following date and location, as stated below:

Interested bidders are invited to meet at Environment Canada, 867 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A6 on the 26th of July, 2016 at 2:00pm local time.

Failure to attend the “Site Visit” will result in bidder’s disqualification.

Analysis of Wastewater and Sludge/Biosolids for Chemical Substances

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published June 2, 2016  -  Deadline June 14, 2016
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This document cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number K8A45-160866/A dated 2 March 2016 with a closing of 11 April 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. As the technical evaluation was not completed, no debriefing or feedback session will be provided to suppliers who bid on the previous solicitation.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking high quality chemical analysis of a number of substances in raw influent, final effluent, raw sludge and treated biosolids from selected wastewater treatment plants across Canada as part of a monitoring program on the occurrence and fate of chemical substances in municipal wastewater.

Many chemical substances enter the aquatic and terrestrial environment via effluent discharges and land application of biosolids from Canadian wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). ECCC developed a monitoring program to determine the occurrence and fate of these substances during the wastewater treatment process. This program requires high-quality chemical analysis of many chemical substances that may be present at trace levels in wastewater raw influent, treated effluent, raw sludge, and treated biosolids. The results of this program contribute to sound decisions on the assessment and management of chemical substances in Canada.

Services will be delivered to Burlington, Ontario. The period of the contract will be from date of contract award to 31 March 2018 inclusive.

This Letter of Interest (LOI) seeks information from industry on its interest, capacity and ability to complete analytical testing of Canadian Municipal Wastewater and Sludges / Biosolids; and to provide industry with the opportunity to give feedback on the procurement strategy.

Analysis of Wastewater and Sludge/Biosolids for Chemical Substances

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published March 2, 2016  -  Deadline March 29, 2016
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Environment Canada is seeking high quality chemical analysis of a number of substances in raw influent, final effluent, raw sludge and treated biosolids from selected wastewater treatment plants across Canada as part of a monitoring program on the occurrence and fate of chemical substances in municipal wastewater.

Services will be required for a period of two years, with three optional periods of one year each. Services will be delivered to Burlington, Ontario.

The requirement is subject to a preference for Canadian goods and/or services.

This procurement consists of Quality Control, Testing, Inspection and Technical Representative Services which are excluded from the application of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class H and is not listed under the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP). The procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

There is no security associated with this requirement.

The maximum funding available for the initial period of the Contract resulting from the bid solicitation is $800,000.00 (Applicable Taxes extra). This disclosure does not commit Canada to pay the maximum funding available.

M-1 The Bidder must provide evidentiary documentation as proof of valid accreditation to ISO 17025, at time of bid closing for the laboratory that will perform the work.

This standard contains the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories must demonstrate that they operate a management system, are technically competent, and are able to generate technically valid results. This standard does not specify chemical parameters.

M-2 The Bidder must provide the analytical methods for all compounds listed in Tables 1 to 10 above for both the water and solids matrices, including:

  • sample holding times and storage conditions;
  • preparation, extraction and cleanup procedures;
  • instrument specifications;
  • ions used for identification;
  • quantification references;
  • criteria for peak identification;
  • procedure for analyte quantification;
  • description of the detection limit employed;
  • description of the QA/QC system; and,
  • QA/QC criteria (blank levels and acceptable recovery ranges).

MULTIPLE NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL STANDING OFFERS FOR CHEMICAL RESIDUE TESTING IN AND ON FOOD PRODUCTS FOR THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY

Public Works & Government Services Canada | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline March 3, 2015
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REQUIREMENT To establish multiple National Individual Standing Offers (NISOs) for the provision of laboratory services for testing for chemical residue contaminants of foods, food crops and tissues of food animals for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Testing is required for six (6) food groups: Dairy, Eggs, Honey, Meat, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, and Processed Products. Testing must be in accordance with analytical methods and standard operating procedures accredited by the Standards Council of Canada in the Program Specialty Area for Agriculture and Food Products, or under the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Services are required on an “as and when requested” basis through call-ups issued by the CFIA against authorized NISOs. The period of the standing offer(s) will be date of issuance to March 31, 2018; Canada may authorize the use of the Standing Offer beyond its initial period, for two (2) additional one-year periods. The requirement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and is limited to Canadian goods and services. This procurement consists of Commercial Testing Laboratory services which are excluded from the application of NAFTA as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class H3, Inspection Services, (incl. commercial testing and Laboratory Services except Medical/Dental), subclass H300C, Commercial Testing Laboratory Services, and is exempted under Article XXIII for measures “to protect human, animal or plant life or health” under the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP). The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not applicable to this procurement, as Work will not be delivered to, nor conducted within CLCA areas. The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal business is not applicable, as the services will not be delivered to or for an Aboriginal population. Offerors are requested to submit an offer to address the requirements outlined in the Request for Standing Offer (RFSO). To be declared responsive, an offer must: (a) comply will all the requirements of the RFSO; (b) meet all mandatory evaluation criteria; (c) obtain the required minimum points for each point-rated criteria with a minimum score; (d) obtain the overall required minimum points for the Point-Rated Technical Criteria. Offers not meeting (a) or (b) or (c) or (d) above will be declared non-responsive. Each of the six (6) Food Groups will be ranked separately. Offerors will be ranked using their Total Overall Score, from highest to lowest. The top ranked Offerors in that Food Group will be recommended for issuance of a Standing Offer. STANDING OFFER AUTHORITY: Brooke Taylor Supply Team Leader Public Works and Government Services Canada Science Procurement Directorate Telephone: 819-956-1674 E-mail: brooke.taylor@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. PLEASE REFER TO THE REQUEST FOR STANDING OFFER DOCUMENT FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THIS REQUIREMENT.

Experimental determination of the influence of biomass concentration on biodegradation half-lives of chemical substances in activated sludge

Environment Canada | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 4, 2016
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PURPOSE AND REQUIREMENT

The main objectives of this project are to:

1. generate experimental data on biodegradation half-life in activated sludge for three groups of substances: flame retardants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and substances with available OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) 314B (or equivalent) activated sludge biodegradation or 301 ready biodegradability test data;

2. determine the influence of biomass concentration on biodegradation half-life.

The range of biomass concentration used shall cover the concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS) chosen to be representative of activated sludge aeration tanks at municipal wastewater treatment plants. Five biomass concentrations shall be tested, which are set tentatively at: 1 g TSS/L, 1.5 g TSS/L, 2.0 g TSS/L, 2.5 g TSS/L and 3.0 g TSS/L (TSS = total suspended solids).

The substances to be tested shall be taken from a list of candidates provided in this document. These candidates are divided into three groups: (1) flame retardants, (2) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and (3) substances with available OECD 314B or 301 test data.

The solids-water partition coefficient of each substance shall also be measured in order to assist in the determination of the influence of biomass concentration on half-lives.

Non destructive XRF (X-ray fluorescence) precious metal detectors

Industry Canada | Published November 20, 2015
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Innov-X Technologies Canada
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description: Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 12

Collection, evaluation and characterization of biogeochemical background concentration data to inform metals assessments

Environment Canada | Published November 27, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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BACKGROUND: The Ecological Assessment Division (EAD) of Environment Canada conducts ecological screening risk assessments of substances that met the categorization criteria set out in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) in order to determine whether these substances present or may present a risk to the environment. As part of the CMP, EAD is assessing the potential risk to the environment associated with the environmental exposure of over 1000 metal-containing substances, representing ~20 elements. A common characteristic of metals is their natural occurrence in the environment. The natural presence in the environment varies from one metal to another and between locations, according to a number of environmental and physico-chemical factors. To perform an ecological assessment, it may be important to discern relative contributions of the natural and anthropogenic metals. Metal concentration data and water quality parameters from a non-impacted area sharing similar characteristics to the identified site may also be collected to facilitate the assessment of the environmental fate of the anthropogenic releases. In fulfillment of the deliverables of this proposed contract, EAD will be provided with a comprehensive database of background data and a report that would provide a reliable statistical methodology to describe the natural background for all remaining metals to be assessed under the CMP. The natural background concentration is a contributor to the predicted environmental concentration, having a natural and an anthropogenic component. The knowledge of the natural fraction of the metal measured concentration in impacted sites may also inform potential risk management options.

Fire Detection,Suppression,Fighting

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published April 3, 2017  -  Deadline April 18, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   CANADIAN COAST GUARD VESSELS CENTRAL & ARTIC REGION FIRE DETECTION, FIRE SUPPRESSION AND PORTABLE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND SERVICING SERVICES  The Canadian Coast Guard, Central & Artic Region has the requirement for the annual inspection,servicing and certification of the fire detection, fire suppression and firefighting equipment on board an estimated 220 vessels located in the Central and Arctic region - Saint-Lawrence Sector province of Quebec, in accordance with Annex A Statement ofWork.  The vessels range in size from a 5.9 meter rigid hull inflatables to the 100 meter vessel with a crew of 65.  The term of the Standing Offer is for an initial period of one (1) year with two (2) one (1) year option periods. 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.  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).  There are no security requirement associated with this requirement  The geographic area of the potential sites for services covered under this Standing Offer is for the Central and Arctic region - Saint-Lawrence Sector- Province of Quebec.     The vessels of the Canadian Coast Guard have onboard an estimated 800 various types and sizes of portable fire extinguishers and equipment, including but not limited to: ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers BC dry chemical fire extinguishers, D dry powder fire extinguishers, CO2 fire extinguishers, FX 384, 358, 607 and 609 - ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers, K fire extinguishers, AFFF foam fire extinguishers and 40 cubic ft. - 30 minute air bottles - Scott or M.S.A.  The vessels are fitted with a variety of systems including the following:  Fixed Systems   Alarm Systems  Kidde-Fenwal Inc. FM200   Notifier Kidde- CO2 systems    Edwards Novec 1230    Simplex Range Guard Pyrene Corporation Pyro-Chem MinuteMan FireCombat  Mandatory Technical Criteria  M.1  The Offeror must demonstrate that it employs on a permanent basis at least two (2) certified Fire detection and firefighting service technicians.  Provide Demonstration.  M.2  The Offeror shall Certify that he can accomplish the work at all the following Home Port / Locations in the province of Ontario as follows: Sorel Tracy, Quebec City, Rimouski, Matane, Sept-Îles, Mont-Joli, and Trois-Rivières  M.3  The Offeror must demonstrate that he has the necessary equipment and rolling stock required for the repair, maintenance, and certification services for fire detection / firefighting systems described in paragraph 3 of Annex A.  M.4  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Kidde and Range Guard and Pyrene Corporation certified Contractor by providing certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Kidde and Range Guard and Pyrene Corporation service technicians to perform shipboard service work on fixed FM 200 and CO2 systems.  M.5  the Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Notifier and Edwards certified Contractor and provide certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Notifier and Edwards system service technicians to perform shipboard service work on Notifier and Edwards Fire Detection systems.  M.6  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Simplex certified Contractor by providing current certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Simplex service technicians authorized to perform shipboard service work on Simplex systems.  M.7  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Pyro-Chem certified Contractor by providing current certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Pyro-Chem service technicians authorizedto perform shipboard service work on Pyro-Chem Kitchen Night II suppression systems, including a current training program certificate for the Pyro-Chem Kitchen Night II fire suppression system.  M.8  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he has on staff certified service technicians with at least three years of experience in the inspectionand servicing of fixed foam fire extinguishing systems similar to the FireCombat and Minuteman systems fitted to the CCG ships, by providing current certificates and adetailed work history.  M.9  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he has on staff certified service technicians to service portable fire extinguishers.  M.10  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he has on staff certified service technicians to service galley fire suppression systems.  M.11  Offeror must have a work record free of accident(s), incident(s) and unsatisfactory work record(s) on CCG ships and installations in the last two years including the following:   A.  Offeror personnel must not have had a serious, light or minor accident on a CCG ships in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation:  (Any injury that required more than local first aid.  This does not include a first aid injury where visit was made to a doctor for company or CSST regulations)   B.  Offeror personnel must not have had an incident that caused damage to CCG equipment or ship in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation.  This includes any incident / accident that could have caused a serious or light injury in the last two years.  C.  The Offeror must not have had an unsatisfactory rating with a contract or call up against standing offer in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation.  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. 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.

FIRE DETECTION,FIRE SUPPRESSION

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published April 7, 2017  -  Deadline April 25, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   CANADIAN COAST GUARD VESSELS CENTRAL & ARTIC REGION - GREAT LAKES SECTOR  PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FIRE DETECTION, FIRE SUPPRESSION AND PORTABLE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND SERVICING SERVICES  The Canadian Coast Guard, Central & Arctic Region has the requirement for the annual inspection, servicing and certification of the fire detection, fire suppression and firefighting equipment on board an estimated 40 vessels located in the Central and Arctic region, Great Lakes sector in accordance with Annex A Statement of Work.  The vessels range in size from a 5.9 meter rigid hull inflatables to the 72 meter vessel with a crew of 25.  The term of the Standing Offer is for an initial period of one (1) year with two (2) one (1) year option periods.  The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).  There are no security requirement associated with this requirement  The geographic area of the potential sites for services covered under this Standing Offer is for the Central and Arctic region, Great Lakes sector  province of Ontario.     The vessels of the Canadian Coast Guard have onboard an estimated 400 various types and sizes of portablefire extinguishers and equipment, including but not limited to: ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers (5, 10, 20 lbs), CO2 fire extinguishers (5, 10, 15, 50, 75, 100 lbs), FX 384, 358, 607 and 609 - ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers, AFFF foam fire extinguishers and 40 cubic ft. - 30 minute air bottles - Scott or M.S.A.  The vessels are fitted with a variety of systems including the following:  Fixed Systems  Alarm Systems  Kidde -Fenwal Inc. - FM200              Notifier Kidde - CO2 systems                     Edwards Novec 1230 Range Guard  Mandatory Technical Criteria  M.1  The Offeror must demonstrate that it employs on a permanent basis at least two (2) certified Fire detection and firefighting service technicians.  M.2  The Offeror shall Certify that he can accomplish the work at all the following Home Port / Locations in the province of Ontario as follows: Amherstburg, Burlington, Cobourg, Goderich, Kenora, Kingston, Meaford, Parry Sound, Port Dover, Port Weller, Prescott, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, and Tobermory  M.3  The Offeror must demonstrate that he has the necessary equipment and rolling stock required for the repair, maintenance, and certification services for fire detection / firefighting systems described in paragraph 3 of Annex A.  M.4  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Kidde and Range Guard certified Contractor by providing certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Kidde and Range Guard service technicians to perform shipboard service work on fixed FM 200 and CO2 systems.  M.5  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he is a Notifier certified Contractor and provide certificates indicating that the Offeror has on staff certified Notifier system service technicians to perform shipboard service work on Notifier Fire Detection systems.  M.6  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he has on staff certified service technicians to service portable fire extinguishers.  M.7  The Offeror shall demonstrate that he has on staff certified service technicians to service galley fire suppression systems.  M.8  Offeror must have a work record free of accident(s), incident(s) and unsatisfactory work record(s) on CCG ships and installations in the last two years including the following:   A.  Offeror personnel must not have had a serious, light or minor accident on a CCG ships in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation:  (Any injury that required more than local first aid.  This does not include a first aid injury where visit was made to a doctor for company or CSST regulations)   B.  Offeror personnel must not have had an incident that caused damage to CCG equipment or ship in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation.  This includes any incident / accident that could have caused a serious or light injury in the last two years.  C.  The Offeror must not have had an unsatisfactory rating with a contract or call up against standing offer in the last two years from the date of issue of the solicitation. Financial Evaluation  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. 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.

Operation, Sample Processing and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of the Air Monitoring Program for Organic Pollutants in the Arctic

Environment Canada | Published June 29, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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Operation, Sample Processing and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of the Air Monitoring Program for Organic Pollutants in the Arctic

Introduction

The Air Quality Processes Research Section (ARQP) of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has undertaken the air monitoring of organic pollutants in air at the Canadian High Arctic Station of Alert, Nunavut, under the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and ECCC’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This project supports the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution POPs Protocol. The objective of this contract is to assist ARQP in the continued operation of the Alert station for northern contaminants (including persistent organochlorines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, new and emerging chemicals of concern) in accordance with the Statement of Work detailed herein.

Background

The Air Quality Processes Research Section (ARQP) of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has undertaken the air monitoring of organic pollutants in air at the Canadian High Arctic Station of Alert, Nunavut, under the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and ECCC’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).

This project has been operating at Alert since 1992. Experience at this site is required to assemble the sampling system suitable for the High Arctic, to prepare and extract sample media and to oversee data QA/QC as applied to the NCP’s set protocol. The supplier must also ensure consistency in the operation and the resulting dataset since 1992 to maintain the long-term time trends of target contaminants at this site.

Objectives

(i) To track and document all samples delivered to and received from Alert collected using a custom-made super high volume air sampler (superhivol);

(ii) To track and document all samples delivered to and received from Alert collected with a separate high volume air sampler (PS-1 hivol) for the measurement of new and emerging chemicals of concern;

(iii) To preclean and extract one-year supply of polyurethane foam plugs (PUFs) and glass fiber filters (GFFs) to maintain routine sampling at Alert using the superhivol;

(iv) To preclean and extract one-year supply of PUF-XAD sandwich and GFFs to maintain routine sampling using the PS-1 highvol at Alert for new and emerging chemical sampling;

(v) To archive half of each extract from samples collected using the superhivol and document any sub-sampling from these archived extracts for future explorative analysis;

(vi) To prepare sample transport cases and jars for annual sealift to Alert and package samples as required for shipment;

(v) To oversee QA/QC of sample preparation and extraction processes, as well as QA/QC of data analysis according to the NCP set protocols; and

(vi) To conduct independent field audit and site maintenance once every 3 years.

LAC’s Occupational Risk Prevention Program

Library and Archives Canada | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline June 28, 2016
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TASK Based Professional Services (TSPS) Requirement

This requirement is for: Library and Archives Canada

This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders under E60ZN-15TSPS who qualified under Tier 1 for the following category: Employee Relation Consultant, Level 3

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal.

  1. 8005931 Canada Inc
  2. Adirondack Information Management Inc., The AIM Group Inc. in Joint Venture
  3. Altis Human Resources (Ottawa) Inc., Excel Human Resources Inc., and Altis Human Resources Inc., in Joint Venture
  4. ConversArt Consulting Limited
  5. Excel Human Resources Inc.
  6. Interis Consulting Inc.
  7. Lumina IT inc.
  8. Maplesoft Consulting Inc.
  9. MGIS Inc., B D M K Consultants Inc IN JOINT VENTURE
  10. NALY Management Consulting Incorporated
  11. Pleiad Canada Inc.
  12. Proex Inc.
  13. Systematix IT Solutions Inc./Systematix Technologies de L'Information Inc./Les Services Conseils Systematix Inc. in Joint Venture.
  14. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  15. Y2 Consulting Psychologists Inc./Psychologues consultants Y2 inc.
Description of the Requirement:

This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Library and Archives Canada [the “Client”] for the provision of Task and Solutions Professional Services.

LAC aims to comply with the requirements of Part II of the Canada Labour Code as well as those of Part XIX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in terms of the Occupational Hazard Prevention Program in regards to hazard identification and assessment (according to the hazard level), the choice of prevention measures and identification of the appropriate training. The identified hazard will be comprised of safety hazards (working at height, hazards related to the use of machinery and mobile equipment), physical hazards, biological and chemical hazards, ergonomic hazards and psychosocial hazards as well as any other hazards that can be identified.

It is intended to resulting in the award of one (1) contract for two (2) years.

Level of Security Requirement:
Company Minimum Security Level Required
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NATO
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Special comments: _________________________________

Resource Minimum Security Level Required
Canada
NATO
Foreign
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Special comments: _________________________________

Applicable Trade Agreements:

The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Canada-Columbia Free Trade Agreement (CColFTA), and the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPanFTA).

Associated Documents:
-RFP (and cover page)
Proposed period of contract:
The proposed period of contract shall be from Contract Award date to March 31, 2018.
Estimated Level of Effort:

The estimated level of effort of the contract will be for 450 days

File Number: 5Z011-17-0033A

Contracting Authority: Geneviève Rioux

Phone Number: 343-998-1925

E-Mail: Genevieve.Rioux@Canada.ca

NOTE: The Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) Method of Supply is subject to quarterly refresh cycles. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact SPTS.TSPS@TPSGC-PWGSC.GC.CA

NISO-CARC PAINT

Department of National Defence | Published November 17, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: NISO-CARC PAINT W8486-162906/B Bourassa, Chantal Telephone No. - 873-469-3362 Fax No. - (819) 956-5227 Email Address: chantal.bourassa@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number W8486-162906/A dated 2015-09-01 with a closing of 2015-10-13 at 02:00 PM. A debriefing or feedback session will be provided upon requ est to offerors who bid on the previous solicitation. The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for a NationalIndividual Standing Offer (NISO) to provide Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) for Land Equipment, in accordance with the items detailed below, with Annex A, Description of Items and Annual Estimated Quantities and Annex B - Pricing. The work under this requirement will be for an initial period of two (2) ye ars from the date of issuance of the NISO, with an option to extend the offer for an additional one (1) year period under the same terms and conditions. The goods will be delivered to the Supply Depots in Edmonton, Alberta and Montreal, Quebec. Controlled Goods Program (CGP) This solicitation contains Controlled Goods. Bidders must be registered under the Controlled Goods Program (CGP). http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/dmc-cgd/apropos-about/inscrptn-rgstrtn- eng.html. Items Description Nota: The specifications identified below can be found at the US DoD web site http://quicksearch.dla.mil/ Item 001 NSN/NNO 8010-01-493-3169 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-DTL-64159 Ty II Polyurethane coating kit consists of 2 quarts of component A and 1 quart of component B (excluding water). Colour FED-STD-595C:#34094 Size of Kit: 0.75 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 300 Kits Item 002 NSN/NNO 8010-01-493-3170 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-DTL-64159 Ty II Polyurethane coating kit consists of 2 US gallons of component A and 1 US gallon of component B (excluding water) Colour FED-STD-595C: #34094 Size of Kit: 3 US gallons Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 100 Kits Item 003 NSN/NNO 8010-01-493-3177 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-DTL-64159 Ty II Description: Polyurethane coating kit consists of 2 quarts of component A and 1 quart of component B (excluding water). Colour FED-STD-595C: #33446 Size of Kit: 0.75 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 40 kits Item 004 NSN/NNO 8010-01-493-3179 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-DTL-64159 Ty II Description: Polyurethane coating kit consists of 2 US gallons of component A and 1 US gallon of component B (excluding water). Colour FED-STD-595C: #33446 Size of Kit: 3 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 25 Kits Item 005 NSN/NNO 8010-01-419-1164 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-PRF-22750 Ty II Cl H Gr B Description: Epoxy coating, kit consists of component A and component B (packaged separately) to equal a total quantity of 1 US gallon. Colour FED-STD-595C: #17925 Size of Kit: 1 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 110 Kits Or Description: Epoxy coating, kit consists of component A and component B (packaged separately) to equal a total quantity of 1.25 US gallon. Colour FED-STD-595C: #17925 Size of Kit: 1.25 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 88 Kits Item 006 NSN/NNO 8010-01-589-7077 Approved/Listed Qualified Product Meeting Specification: MIL-DTL-53022 Ty IV Description: Epoxy primer, kit consists of 1 US gallon of component A and 1 US quart of component B. Colour FED-STD-595C: No darker than #26622 Size of Kit: 1.25 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 215 Kits Item 007 NSN/NNO 8030-00-281-2726 Product Meeting Specification: DOD-P-15328 Desription: Coating compound, metal pre-treatment, resin-acid, kit consists of 0.8 US gallon of the resin component A in a 1 US gallon can an d 0.2 US gallon in one US quart can ofacid component B. Colour FED-STD-595C: N/A Size of Kit: 1 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 145 Kits Or Desription: Coating compound, metal pre-treatment, resin-acid, kit consists of 1 US gallon of the resin componentA and 1 US Quart of acid co mponent B. Colour FED-STD-595C: N/A Size of Kit: 1.25 US gallon Approximate Yearly Quantity Required: 116 Kits Debriefings Bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority within fifteen (15) working days from receipt of the results of the bid so licitation process. The debriefing may be provided in writing, by telephone or in person. 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.

Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published June 13, 2016  -  Deadline July 25, 2016
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RFP NUMBER: 1000180632

PROJECT TITLE: ­­­­­­­ Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements – Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business

DIAND seeks to award one (1) Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) to a qualified Firm.

In a companion Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) under 1000180631, DIAND is seeking to establish up to two (2) SOAs.

In the event that less than 2 SOAs are awarded under solicitation 1000180631 to this solicitation, DIAND may increase the number of competitively awarded SOAs under this solicitation up to a total of three (3) SOAs overall.

The period of the standing offer Agreements are from award until March 31, 2019 with two (2) one (1) year option periods;

BACKGROUND

The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) supports northern Canadians in their efforts to improve social and economic well-being, to develop healthier, more sustainable communities and to participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development. The Department’s responsibility for many of the Government of Canada's roles in the North, as mandated by the DIAND Act, is met primarily through the programs and services of the Northern Affairs Organization (NAO), which supports these goals.

DIAND must balance the need to support the North's economic potential with sustainable development and environmental protection. A major component of the fulfillment of these goals is the addressing of sites in the North, on Crown lands which have become contaminated. A contaminated site is defined as: a site at which substances occur at concentrations (1) above background levels and pose (or are likely to pose) an immediate or long-term risk to human health or the environment, or (2) exceeding levels specified in relevant policies or regulations. Under Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Real Property, all federal government departments are charged with environmental stewardship that contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment; however DIAND faces some unique challenges in the discharge of this duty.

Unlike other contaminated sites, those in the North have occurred largely as a result of private sector resource development activities on federal Crown lands. In recent decades, the number of sites, their scale, and the pressures for the Department to take action has increased, due to a large number of mine and resource industry closures and abandonment. The environment in the North also presents multiple challenges to the assessment, monitoring, and remediation of these sites. These include, but are not limited to: the uniqueness of the climate, ecology, and land composition; their remote location, and the relatively short window open for work to be conducted. Canada’s North is also home to a diverse group of peoples. Northern communities, often reliant on traditional food sources, have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to the potential negative impact of contaminated sites, on their health and safety, and the environment in which they live. The Department further recognizes the need to include Northern communities and businesses in the assessment, monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Branch (NCSB – formerly the Northern Contaminated Sites Program) within DIAND’s NAO is responsible for a portfolio of abandoned mine and other sites in the North, which require assessment, Care and Maintenance, remediation and closure to mitigate the effects of contamination on environmental and human health and safety, as well as monitoring to validate the impacts of these activities on the reduction of environmental and human health risks. This responsibility extends to a number of sites within the Yukon Territory, including a variety of former mines and other sites. Many of these sites are remote, located proximate to isolated community settlements, and some are located within the Traditional Territory of Yukon’s First Nations peoples.

To support the work of the Branch, the Department requires access to professional advisory and technical services in a variety of Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines, to supplement internal capacity and assist NCSB in moving each project forward in a manner that reduces the environmental and human health liability associated with abandoned mines in the Yukon Territory in an effective and compliant manner.

OBJECTIVE

DIAND requires qualified Contractors to provide Mining Environmental Engineering services to assist NCSB in its work in support of abandoned sites in the Yukon, on an as and when requested basis. Services include a variety of assessment, advisory and review services as described in section SW6.0, below.

Through this competitive procurement process, DIAND seeks to award up to a total of three (3) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified firms, including one (1) qualified Aboriginal Business.

In the event that the number of firms, including Aboriginal Businesses, qualified is less than the maximum number of firms required by DIAND, (as identified in section 3.2 above), DIAND reserves the right to Award additional SOAs to qualified firms, up to the maximum number of SOAs.

The objectives of the work are to support NCSB in:

  1. Meeting federal and departmental policy requirements and legal obligations regarding the management of contaminated sites;
  2. Requiring that, where a suspected contaminated site has been identified, the site be assessed in a timely, consistent and cost-effective manner;
  3. Providing a scientifically valid, risk management based framework for setting priorities, planning, implementation and reporting on the management of contaminated sites;
  4. Remediating, based on approved resource levels, all National Contaminated Sites Classification System (NCSCS) Class 1 contaminated sites in the North, on a priority basis, unless it can be demonstrated that for a specific site an alternative form of management is appropriate;
  5. Promoting the social and economic benefits that may accrue to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners when carrying out activities required by this policy; and
  6. Promoting the federal "polluter pay" principle.

Specific project objectives will be contained within any resulting Call-up(s).

Services under the resulting SOAs will be used to deliver services in support of sites in the Yukon. The mechanism will be used by DIAND’s NCSB headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR), and by DIAND’s Yukon Regional office.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work attached to each Call-up against the SOA will identify the objectives of the Call-up, the site(s) for which services are required, and the particular scope of services to be provided in support of the SOA objectives (as defined in section SW3.0).

All work shall be done in conformity with the instructions issued by the Departmental Representative, as described within an issued Call-up.

The purpose of DIAND’s Mining Environmental Engineering Services is to provide support, technical and subject matter expertise to support NCSB’s work in relation to abandoned sites in the Yukon. The Contractor shall provide any combination of services indicated herein and any other related services and support, without limitation, as indicated in any resultant Call-up:

Site assessment strategies and other strategic initiatives in support of DIAND’s Project Life Cycle Phase 1. This may include determination of the types, numbers, and frequencies of samples to be taken (for example soil, water, or air samples); option investigation, assessment and recommendation; feasibility studies; and development of preliminary project charters, preliminary project approvals, or definition phase work plans;

Assistance in the identification, development of and assessment of design options and alternatives at each stage of the Project, including conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and pre-construction design; including consideration of cost, technical feasibility, long-term effectiveness, life-cycle costing, time to implement, risk of technology, environmental impact and ability to address environmental assessment issues, and ability to monitor progress;

Closure planning support, including, but not limited to, technical review, input, and related advice to develop, update or finalize draft closure plans, reviewing and updating plans to ensure alignment to regulatory and socio-economic requirements, ensuring plans are in a form that is suitable for review and consultation with project participants and with the public and Affected First Nations to ensure concerns are identified, assessed and appropriately addressed within the closure plan; and that the plans are appropriate for submission to project funding organizations, regulatory authorities (including the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board - YESAB) and other parties to seek and obtain all necessary approval(s);

Providing technical subject matter expertise in Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines in support of NCSB's management and oversight of assessment, Care and Maintenance, planning, regulatory approval, remediation, closure, and monitoring activities. Specific expertise and capacity is required in Site Closure and Remediation including mine waste assessment and remediation, contaminated soil assessment and remediation, water treatment technologies, and site risk assessment and mitigation. As requested in the Call-up, the Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the following technical subject matter disciplines:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology; and
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete;

Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions. Review available site information, identify information gaps and provide multidisciplinary technical guidance on additional work required in support of site Care & Maintenance, risk mitigation, decommissioning, remediation, and monitoring requirements;

Attend and support, moderate and/or facilitate technical meetings, focus groups, issue forums, public consultations, presentations, seminars, workshops and/or advisory committees, working to communicate, analyze or resolve specific technical issues relevant to NCSB and project participants;

Provide technical expertise in preparation and review of technical documentation, strategies and submittals, including project work plans, project agreements, scopes of work / terms of reference, tender documents, proposals and project submittals;

Provide expertise and support the conduct of cost reviews, cost validation, affordability reviews, liability reviews and in optimization of engineering approaches and improvements to site conditions and work to enhance project value while realizing opportunity through cost savings, risk reduction, schedule improvements, more effective design and enhanced collaboration;

Assist in the development, implementation, analysis and verification of monitoring regimes and site-specific monitoring programs to validate the quality and effectiveness of planned and implemented risk mitigation and remediation measures at project sites;

Provide technical and subject matter review, advice, input and recommendations on draft and updated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments (HHERA) of chemical, physical and radiological hazards in the context of former mine and waste sites in the Yukon (a permafrost environment), to support validation of their completeness, utility and accuracy; and

Provide other related professional advisory and technical services to support the advancement and approval of NCSB initiatives for sites in the Yukon, as requested by the Departmental Representative.

DELIVERABLES

In accordance with the activities defined in SW6.0 ‘Scope of Work’ and the specific requirements of any Call-up under the SOA, the Contractor shall submit any combination of the following to the Departmental Representative, as described in the Call-up:

Detailed requirements, plans, approaches and models for the development and implementation of risk mitigation, remedial or interim measures at site(s);

Summary and Detailed Cost Estimates; These deliverables must detail all assumptions, and may include recommendation of appropriate cost escalation factors, methods and timing intervals, and may include identification of appropriate contingencies based on anticipated risks to the work, including associated substantiated rationale(s);

Cost Validation Checklists and reports;

Meeting agenda, consultation documents, presentation materials, technical briefs, minutes, records of decision, consultation and other meeting reports and related outcome documents;

Data collection and analysis, completed site studies, volumetrics and establishment of confirmed baselines;

Sampling and monitoring programs, plans, analysis, and recommendations;

Technical documents, advice, briefs and reports to support the submission of well-substantiated project documents to move forward in the regulatory, socio-economic and other project approval processes in compliance with applicable requirements (including but not limited to those under the YESAA and the Fisheries Act);

Evaluations and technical recommendations on prepared technical documents, designs, risk assessments and other project-specific and program documents; and

Any other technical documents, reports, or analyses developed, written advice, or other deliverables related to the Scope of Work herein, as described in any resultant Call-up(s).

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

M1 Firm Work Summaries

1.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate that the Offeror possesses ten (10) years of experience in providing Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work). To do so, the Offeror MUST include within its Offer, Firm Work Summaries that collectively demonstrate this experience.

Note: The Offeror may provide as many Firm Work Summaries as required to demonstrate it meets requirement 1.1, provided that a minimum of three (3) Work Summaries are included in the Offer.

Firm Work Summaries may be completed or may be on-going, provided that at least six (6) months of work has been completed.

1.2 At least two (2) Firm Work Summaries MUST demonstrate the Firm’s experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in relation to environmental or closure aspects of mining in Cold Regions.

1.3 At least one (1) Firm Work Summary provided in demonstration of the above MUST demonstrate experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in support of a Major Project. To be considered as a Major Project, the Offeror MUST clearly demonstrate the value of the client’s Major Project, including capital costs is valued greater than $50,000,000.

Within each Firm Work Summary provided, in order to demonstrate the above, and allow for a thorough point-rating, the Offeror should indicate (a-i):

  1. the name and a description of the client organization;
  2. a description of the site for which the services were provided, including the location and characteristics;
  3. a summary of the client’s project including the overall budget for the project to the Firm (please also the Client’s/Owner’s budget and identify Capital Costs), objectives, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the Firm;
  4. a description of the services provided by the Firm and its Resources;
  5. a description of the scope and complexity of the work;
  6. the dates and duration (in years/months) of the Firm’s work (for example, November 2012 to June 2013, 8 months);
  7. the names and categories of the Resources involved, as well as the total Resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the work;
  8. the outcome and results of the Firm’s contribution, together with the extent to which the work was completed on-time, on-budget and in accordance with the client’s established goals; and
  9. the name, title, and contact information (at least one of: e-mail address or telephone number) of a client representative to whom the Firm reported.

The Offeror should use Table M1 – Firm-Level Work Summary Form – for each Work Summary submitted. The Offeror is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Offeror should copy Table M1 as required.

DIAND reserves the right to contact the named client representatives to verify the accuracy and veracity of the information provided in the Offeror’s Offer which may include providing a copy of the Firm Work Summary Form to the client representative for verification. Should DIAND choose to contact the client representatives and should one (1) or reference more named client reference representatives provide a negative response regarding the accuracy or veracity of the Offer will be deemed non-compliant and given no further consideration.

M2 Representative Resource Capacity

2.1 The Offeror MUST propose at least one (1) Resource in each of the following four (4) Categories, representative of the qualifications of Resources the Offeror would provide to DIAND under any Standing Offer:

  1. Team Lead;
  2. Principal Consultant;
  3. Senior Consultant; and
  4. Consultant.

2.2 At least one (1) Resource in each Category MUST demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

Table M2 has been provided to assist Offerors in providing clear information. Notwithstanding, it is the Offeror’s responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient substantiated information in the Offeror’s Offer for the Evaluation Committee to fully assess the qualifications of the Proposed Resources.

M3 Other Resource Requirements

3.1 In addition to the requirements of Mandatory Requirement M2 above, the Offeror MUST demonstrate the following requirements:

  1. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience with heavy civil engineering projects (e.g. dams, highways, dredging and land drainage). This may include experience in any of: production of new construction, rehabilitation or repairs, or undertaking of additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs to existing structures and works.
  2. At least one (1) Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a valid certification as a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  3. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience on Major Projects in the North.

3.2 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (1-3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

M4 Technical Disciplines - Minimum Resource Capacity

4.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate how it will provide DIAND with access to qualified Resources in the breadth of Technical Disciplines required (as listed in the SOW, section 6.3.4, and reproduced below. The Offeror MUST demonstrate qualified Resources in all Technical Disciplines, with at least one (1) Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource with specialization per Discipline:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology;
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete; and
  9. Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions.

4.2 In order to be considered demonstrating specialization, the Resource MUST demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience in the Technical Discipline and at least and at least one (1) project of the Resource’s experience in the Technical Discipline MUST include professional work experience in a mining engineering environment.

4.3 One (1) Resource may demonstrate specialization in more than one (1) Technical Discipline above; however, collectively over the nine (9) Technical Disciplines the Offeror MUST propose a minimum of three (3) separate qualified individuals.

4.4 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (4.1-4.3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation.

The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price:

Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance.

This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. For more information on Aboriginal business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business, seeAnnex 9.4of theSupply Manual."

Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published June 13, 2016  -  Deadline July 25, 2016
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RFP NUMBER: 1000180631

PROJECT TITLE: ­­­­­­­­ Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements

DIAND seeks to award up to a total of two (2) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified Firms. Standing Offers will be offered as follow:

In a companion Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) under the Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Businesses (PSAB), solicitation 1000180632, DIAND is seeking to establish one (1) SOA.

In the event that no SOA is awarded under the companion solicitation 1000180632 to this solicitation, DIAND may increase the number of competitively awarded SOAs under this solicitation up to a total of three (3) SOAs overall.

The period of the standing offer Agreements are from award until March 31, 2019 with two (2) one (1) year option periods;

BACKGROUND

The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) supports northern Canadians in their efforts to improve social and economic well-being, to develop healthier, more sustainable communities and to participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development. The Department’s responsibility for many of the Government of Canada's roles in the North, as mandated by the DIAND Act, is met primarily through the programs and services of the Northern Affairs Organization (NAO), which supports these goals.

DIAND must balance the need to support the North's economic potential with sustainable development and environmental protection. A major component of the fulfillment of these goals is the addressing of sites in the North, on Crown lands which have become contaminated. A contaminated site is defined as: a site at which substances occur at concentrations (1) above background levels and pose (or are likely to pose) an immediate or long-term risk to human health or the environment, or (2) exceeding levels specified in relevant policies or regulations. Under Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Real Property, all federal government departments are charged with environmental stewardship that contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment; however DIAND faces some unique challenges in the discharge of this duty.

Unlike other contaminated sites, those in the North have occurred largely as a result of private sector resource development activities on federal Crown lands. In recent decades, the number of sites, their scale, and the pressures for the Department to take action has increased, due to a large number of mine and resource industry closures and abandonment. The environment in the North also presents multiple challenges to the assessment, monitoring, and remediation of these sites. These include, but are not limited to: the uniqueness of the climate, ecology, and land composition; their remote location, and the relatively short window open for work to be conducted. Canada’s North is also home to a diverse group of peoples. Northern communities, often reliant on traditional food sources, have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to the potential negative impact of contaminated sites, on their health and safety, and the environment in which they live. The Department further recognizes the need to include Northern communities and businesses in the assessment, monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Branch (NCSB – formerly the Northern Contaminated Sites Program) within DIAND’s NAO is responsible for a portfolio of abandoned mine and other sites in the North, which require assessment, Care and Maintenance, remediation and closure to mitigate the effects of contamination on environmental and human health and safety, as well as monitoring to validate the impacts of these activities on the reduction of environmental and human health risks. This responsibility extends to a number of sites within the Yukon Territory, including a variety of former mines and other sites. Many of these sites are remote, located proximate to isolated community settlements, and some are located within the Traditional Territory of Yukon’s First Nations peoples.

To support the work of the Branch, the Department requires access to professional advisory and technical services in a variety of Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines, to supplement internal capacity and assist NCSB in moving each project forward in a manner that reduces the environmental and human health liability associated with abandoned mines in the Yukon Territory in an effective and compliant manner.

OBJECTIVE

DIAND requires qualified Contractors to provide Mining Environmental Engineering services to assist NCSB in its work in support of abandoned sites in the Yukon, on an as and when requested basis. Services include a variety of assessment, advisory and review services as described in section SW6.0, below.

Through this competitive procurement process, DIAND seeks to award up to a total of three (3) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified firms, including one (1) qualified Aboriginal Business.

In the event that the number of firms, including Aboriginal Businesses, qualified is less than the maximum number of firms required by DIAND, (as identified in section 3.2 above), DIAND reserves the right to Award additional SOAs to qualified firms, up to the maximum number of SOAs.

The objectives of the work are to support NCSB in:

  1. Meeting federal and departmental policy requirements and legal obligations regarding the management of contaminated sites;
  2. Requiring that, where a suspected contaminated site has been identified, the site be assessed in a timely, consistent and cost-effective manner;
  3. Providing a scientifically valid, risk management based framework for setting priorities, planning, implementation and reporting on the management of contaminated sites;
  4. Remediating, based on approved resource levels, all National Contaminated Sites Classification System (NCSCS) Class 1 contaminated sites in the North, on a priority basis, unless it can be demonstrated that for a specific site an alternative form of management is appropriate;
  5. Promoting the social and economic benefits that may accrue to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners when carrying out activities required by this policy; and
  6. Promoting the federal "polluter pay" principle.

Specific project objectives will be contained within any resulting Call-up(s).

Services under the resulting SOAs will be used to deliver services in support of sites in the Yukon. The mechanism will be used by DIAND’s NCSB headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR), and by DIAND’s Yukon Regional office.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work attached to each Call-up against the SOA will identify the objectives of the Call-up, the site(s) for which services are required, and the particular scope of services to be provided in support of the SOA objectives (as defined in section SW3.0).

All work shall be done in conformity with the instructions issued by the Departmental Representative, as described within an issued Call-up.

The purpose of DIAND’s Mining Environmental Engineering Services is to provide support, technical and subject matter expertise to support NCSB’s work in relation to abandoned sites in the Yukon. The Contractor shall provide any combination of services indicated herein and any other related services and support, without limitation, as indicated in any resultant Call-up:

Site assessment strategies and other strategic initiatives in support of DIAND’s Project Life Cycle Phase 1. This may include determination of the types, numbers, and frequencies of samples to be taken (for example soil, water, or air samples); option investigation, assessment and recommendation; feasibility studies; and development of preliminary project charters, preliminary project approvals, or definition phase work plans;

Assistance in the identification, development of and assessment of design options and alternatives at each stage of the Project, including conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and pre-construction design; including consideration of cost, technical feasibility, long-term effectiveness, life-cycle costing, time to implement, risk of technology, environmental impact and ability to address environmental assessment issues, and ability to monitor progress;

Closure planning support, including, but not limited to, technical review, input, and related advice to develop, update or finalize draft closure plans, reviewing and updating plans to ensure alignment to regulatory and socio-economic requirements, ensuring plans are in a form that is suitable for review and consultation with project participants and with the public and Affected First Nations to ensure concerns are identified, assessed and appropriately addressed within the closure plan; and that the plans are appropriate for submission to project funding organizations, regulatory authorities (including the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board - YESAB) and other parties to seek and obtain all necessary approval(s);

Providing technical subject matter expertise in Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines in support of NCSB's management and oversight of assessment, Care and Maintenance, planning, regulatory approval, remediation, closure, and monitoring activities. Specific expertise and capacity is required in Site Closure and Remediation including mine waste assessment and remediation, contaminated soil assessment and remediation, water treatment technologies, and site risk assessment and mitigation. As requested in the Call-up, the Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the following technical subject matter disciplines:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology; and
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete;

Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions. Review available site information, identify information gaps and provide multidisciplinary technical guidance on additional work required in support of site Care & Maintenance, risk mitigation, decommissioning, remediation, and monitoring requirements;

Attend and support, moderate and/or facilitate technical meetings, focus groups, issue forums, public consultations, presentations, seminars, workshops and/or advisory committees, working to communicate, analyze or resolve specific technical issues relevant to NCSB and project participants;

Provide technical expertise in preparation and review of technical documentation, strategies and submittals, including project work plans, project agreements, scopes of work / terms of reference, tender documents, proposals and project submittals;

Provide expertise and support the conduct of cost reviews, cost validation, affordability reviews, liability reviews and in optimization of engineering approaches and improvements to site conditions and work to enhance project value while realizing opportunity through cost savings, risk reduction, schedule improvements, more effective design and enhanced collaboration;

Assist in the development, implementation, analysis and verification of monitoring regimes and site-specific monitoring programs to validate the quality and effectiveness of planned and implemented risk mitigation and remediation measures at project sites;

Provide technical and subject matter review, advice, input and recommendations on draft and updated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments (HHERA) of chemical, physical and radiological hazards in the context of former mine and waste sites in the Yukon (a permafrost environment), to support validation of their completeness, utility and accuracy; and

Provide other related professional advisory and technical services to support the advancement and approval of NCSB initiatives for sites in the Yukon, as requested by the Departmental Representative.

DELIVERABLES

In accordance with the activities defined in SW6.0 ‘Scope of Work’ and the specific requirements of any Call-up under the SOA, the Contractor shall submit any combination of the following to the Departmental Representative, as described in the Call-up:

Detailed requirements, plans, approaches and models for the development and implementation of risk mitigation, remedial or interim measures at site(s);

Summary and Detailed Cost Estimates; These deliverables must detail all assumptions, and may include recommendation of appropriate cost escalation factors, methods and timing intervals, and may include identification of appropriate contingencies based on anticipated risks to the work, including associated substantiated rationale(s);

Cost Validation Checklists and reports;

Meeting agenda, consultation documents, presentation materials, technical briefs, minutes, records of decision, consultation and other meeting reports and related outcome documents;

Data collection and analysis, completed site studies, volumetrics and establishment of confirmed baselines;

Sampling and monitoring programs, plans, analysis, and recommendations;

Technical documents, advice, briefs and reports to support the submission of well-substantiated project documents to move forward in the regulatory, socio-economic and other project approval processes in compliance with applicable requirements (including but not limited to those under the YESAA and the Fisheries Act);

Evaluations and technical recommendations on prepared technical documents, designs, risk assessments and other project-specific and program documents; and

Any other technical documents, reports, or analyses developed, written advice, or other deliverables related to the Scope of Work herein, as described in any resultant Call-up(s).

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

M1 Firm Work Summaries

1.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate that the Offeror possesses ten (10) years of experience in providing Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work). To do so, the Offeror MUST include within its Offer, Firm Work Summaries that collectively demonstrate this experience.

Note: The Offeror may provide as many Firm Work Summaries as required to demonstrate it meets requirement 1.1, provided that a minimum of three (3) Work Summaries are included in the Offer.

Firm Work Summaries may be completed or may be on-going, provided that at least six (6) months of work has been completed.

1.2 At least two (2) Firm Work Summaries MUST demonstrate the Firm’s experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in relation to environmental or closure aspects of mining in Cold Regions.

1.3 At least one (1) Firm Work Summary provided in demonstration of the above MUST demonstrate experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in support of a Major Project. To be considered as a Major Project, the Offeror MUST clearly demonstrate the value of the client’s Major Project, including capital costs is valued greater than $50,000,000.

Within each Firm Work Summary provided, in order to demonstrate the above, and allow for a thorough point-rating, the Offeror should indicate (a-i):

  1. the name and a description of the client organization;
  2. a description of the site for which the services were provided, including the location and characteristics;
  3. a summary of the client’s project including the overall budget for the project to the Firm (please also the Client’s/Owner’s budget and identify Capital Costs), objectives, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the Firm;
  4. a description of the services provided by the Firm and its Resources;
  5. a description of the scope and complexity of the work;
  6. the dates and duration (in years/months) of the Firm’s work (for example, November 2012 to June 2013, 8 months);
  7. the names and categories of the Resources involved, as well as the total Resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the work;
  8. the outcome and results of the Firm’s contribution, together with the extent to which the work was completed on-time, on-budget and in accordance with the client’s established goals; and
  9. the name, title, and contact information (at least one of: e-mail address or telephone number) of a client representative to whom the Firm reported.

The Offeror should use Table M1 – Firm-Level Work Summary Form – for each Work Summary submitted. The Offeror is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Offeror should copy Table M1 as required.

DIAND reserves the right to contact the named client representatives to verify the accuracy and veracity of the information provided in the Offeror’s Offer which may include providing a copy of the Firm Work Summary Form to the client representative for verification. Should DIAND choose to contact the client representatives and should one (1) or reference more named client reference representatives provide a negative response regarding the accuracy or veracity of the Offer will be deemed non-compliant and given no further consideration.

M2 Representative Resource Capacity

2.1 The Offeror MUST propose at least one (1) Resource in each of the following four (4) Categories, representative of the qualifications of Resources the Offeror would provide to DIAND under any Standing Offer:

  1. Team Lead;
  2. Principal Consultant;
  3. Senior Consultant; and
  4. Consultant.

2.2 At least one (1) Resource in each Category MUST demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

Table M2 has been provided to assist Offerors in providing clear information. Notwithstanding, it is the Offeror’s responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient substantiated information in the Offeror’s Offer for the Evaluation Committee to fully assess the qualifications of the Proposed Resources.

M3 Other Resource Requirements

3.1 In addition to the requirements of Mandatory Requirement M2 above, the Offeror MUST demonstrate the following requirements:

  1. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience with heavy civil engineering projects (e.g. dams, highways, dredging and land drainage). This may include experience in any of: production of new construction, rehabilitation or repairs, or undertaking of additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs to existing structures and works.
  2. At least one (1) Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a valid certification as a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  3. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience on Major Projects in the North.

3.2 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (1-3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

M4 Technical Disciplines - Minimum Resource Capacity

4.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate how it will provide DIAND with access to qualified Resources in the breadth of Technical Disciplines required (as listed in the SOW, section 6.3.4, and reproduced below. The Offeror MUST demonstrate qualified Resources in all Technical Disciplines, with at least one (1) Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource with specialization per Discipline:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology;
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete; and
  9. Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions.

4.2 In order to be considered demonstrating specialization, the Resource MUST demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience in the Technical Discipline and at least and at least one (1) project of the Resource’s experience in the Technical Discipline MUST include professional work experience in a mining engineering environment.

4.3 One (1) Resource may demonstrate specialization in more than one (1) Technical Discipline above; however, collectively over the nine (9) Technical Disciplines the Offeror MUST propose a minimum of three (3) separate qualified individuals.

4.4 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (4.1-4.3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation.

The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price:

Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance.

This procurement is subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement, and the Agreement on Internal Trade.

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