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  Reference Number PW-$$MC-023-23383
  Solicitation Number W8472-13NLTE/A
  Organization Name Public Services and Procurement Canada
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
  Source ID FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2012-12-04
  Revised 2013-02-13
  Closing 2013-02-28 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST


  Category Marine
  Region of Delivery Quebec
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  Tender Type Price and Availability (P&A)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description


Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements:


Amendment 2 is raised to extend the closing date from February
15th to February 28th 2013.

1 - Background

The Department of National Defence (DND) intends to replace its
fleet of large tugs currently deployed in both HMC Dockyards
Halifax in Nova Scotia and Esquimalt in British Columbia. It is
expected that the requirement will provide for the construction,
test, trial and delivery of six large tugs. The large tugs
intended to be replaced are the five Glen Class tugs and the two
Fire Class tugs. The information resulting from this Price and
Availability (P&A) Enquiry will be used for confirming cost

2 - Who should respond to this Price and Availability Enquiry

Any company that qualifies under the Canadian Shipbuilding,
Repair, Refit and Modernization Policy may provide their input
to this P&A Enquiry. However, the selected companies and/or
their subsidiaries under the National Shipbuilding Procurement
Strategy will be required to follow the provisions of Section 10
of the Umbrella Agreement. Section 10 of the Umbrella Agreement
is an annex to this P&A Enquiry for information purposes.

3 - Requirements

A General Statement of Operational Requirements (SOR) as an
annex completes this P&A Enquiry which provides in general terms
the expected performances the tugs will have to meet. It is
expected that commercial tug designs actually in service will
meet all requirements listed in the SOR with minor or no
significant modifications.

    Design Characteristics:

Daily in harbour operations consisting of hot or cold moves of
existing and future warships up to 25,000 tons;
Assisting in closing harbour gates, delivering supplies or fresh
water, buoy operations and other routine harbour tasks;
Twin engine/propulsion plant capable of delivering an
approximate bollard pull of 40 tons or an equivalent total power
of 4,000 BHP. Suppliers are invited to comment on proposed
propulsion plant;
Fire fighting capability (FiFi 1);
Full speed of at least 12 knots;
Preferred length overall not to exceed 33 metres;
Draft shall not exceed 6 meters;
Modern configuration that includes ergonomic features enabling a
single person operation from the conning position for any
projected evolution in any direction;
The vessels will be operated by a civilian crew holding
Transport Canada certification;
The vessels are to be built according to Transport Canada Near
Coastal Voyage Class I Regulations and Standards and to a
Transport Canada recognised classification society and,
Crew size, range and hotel capacity as detailed in attached
general SOR.

    Harbour Tug Modified Operational Requirements:

Reduced range;
Reduced crew size and hotel capacity;
Reduced crane capacity and,
Voyage changed to Near Coastal Voyage Class II.

Note: For ease of reference, a comparative table at the end of
the SOR document has been included where are further detailed
the above reduced operational requirements.

Canada does not consider the above list or SOR content to be
conclusive, nor does the Department of National Defence have any
preference for a specific design.

4 - Additional Technical Information

The Technical Statement of Requirements document can be made
available upon request. It will provide further details
regarding general and specific requirements pertaining to the
hull, propulsion system, electrical end electronic systems,
auxiliary systems and outfitting. As required, any company may
comment, raise any discrepancy or propose a change to any
aspects of the technical document, particularly if any
requirements in the document would require a significant change
to an available design.
5 - Price and Availability Enquiry required information

Short description of proposed in service design(s) and extent of
changes if applicable required to meet the general SOR.
Your recommendation regarding the propulsion plant.
Your interest in participating in a solicitation for the
acquisition of the subject tugs.
Price per unit that will include the construction, test and
trial for:
A configuration meeting all requirements
A configuration meeting modified requirements for a harbour tug
Price per unit for delivery to both HMC Dockyards.
Other associated indirect costs including a separate line for
design costs.

6 - Questions and Responses

Any questions and responses to this Price & Availability Enquiry
shall be forwarded by e-mail to the Contracting Authority. Note
that the Project Team will be off during the Holiday Season
which may delay responses to questions submitted during that

7 - Requested Submission Date

It is requested that the above information be submitted to the
Contracting Authority by 18th January 2013.

Any information that will be forwarded to the Supply Team Leader
will remain business confidential and will not be disclosed.
Only pertinent information will be forwarded to DND and will
remain anonymous.

This P&A Enquiry is not a sollicitation and there are no
commitments with respect to a future request for proposal or a

Allen Bilodeau - Supply Team Leader
Or by mail to the following address:
Marine Systems Directorate - Ship Construction Division (MC)
Public Works and Government Services Canada
6C2, Place du Portage,
11 Laurier St. Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

Tel: (819) 956-5950

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Bilodeau, Allen
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
6C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5
(819) 956-5950 ( )



Contracting Authority

  Name Allen Bilodeau
  Address 11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier 6C2, Place du Portage
  City Gatineau
  State / Province Québec
  Country Canada
  Postal Code K1A 0S5
  Phone (819) 956-5950 ( )
  Website URL

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