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Northern Canada Transportation Adaptation


 
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  Reference Number PW-$MTB-540-12280
  Solicitation Number T8129-120001/A
  Organization Name Public Services and Procurement Canada
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
  Source ID FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
  Associated Components Yes

Dates

  Published 2013-03-01
  Revised 2013-04-05
  Closing 2013-04-17 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

Details

  Category Special Studies and Analysis - (Not R&D)
  GSINS B219A: OTHER ENGINEERING STUDIES
  Region of Delivery Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
  Tender Type Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Northern Canada Transportation Adaptation

Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
Nature of Requirements:
MODIFICATION / ADDENDUM # 002

Closing date extension from: 2013-04-10
to : 2013-04-17

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Request for Supply Arrangement for Northern Canada
Transportation Adaptation.

The Supply Arrangement is for deliveries all across Northern
Canada, therefore this procurement is subject to all
Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.

To provide the labour, material, equipment and supervision
required for expert engineering and environmental evaluation,
advice and support on studies, plans, submissions and structural
works associated with the northern transportation system as
described in the Scope of Work for the Department of Transport
Canada.

Background

The Department of Transport, Strategic Policy and Innovation
Directorate, is responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient and
reliable transportation system in Canada's northern regions. The
Directorate is responsible for managing the Northern
Transportation Adaptation Initiative to support research and
development activities to design, develop, and implement
innovative technologies, tools, and best practices; improve and
enhance knowledge and understanding of the impacts of climate
change on the northern transportation system; improve the
resiliency and adaptability of both existing and future northern
transportation infrastructure and operations to climate change;
and encourage the development of northern expertise. The
Directorate works collaboratively with provincial and
territorial governments, academia, and private industry to
ensure that limited northern resources are maximized and that
the knowledge, best practices and adaptive solutions gained from
this initiative benefit Canada's North.

Climate change is occurring throughout the North and it is
starting to affect the safety and integrity of northern
transportation infrastructure and operations. In particular,
climate change is having an impact on roads and airport runways
built on permafrost, coastal infrastructure, and the safety of
Arctic marine vessels and operations. These impacted
transportation infrastructures and operations are often
necessary to ensure that quality of life is sustained and that
economic development may continue. Building on existing
research, the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative will
work with field experts to ensure that the safety and integrity
of the northern transportation system is maintained.

Supply Arrangement by category.

Supply Arrangement will be issued by category, there are two (2)
categories, description below. A supplier can be on both
categories.

Scope of Work

The Supplier shall, on an "as and when requested" basis, as
detailed in the Call-up(s) issued by the Department, provide the
services for one of the following category:



Category 1

1.    Geotechnical Engineering, Permafrost, Hydrogeology, Hydrology
and/or Cold Regions Engineering Services

Expert engineering and environmental evaluation, advice and
support services under the geotechnical engineering, permafrost,
hydrogeology, hydrology and/or cold regions engineering subject
areas may be required. Successful suppliers may need to perform
any of the following tasks:

1.1.    provide expert technical evaluations, assessments, support,
training, mentoring, and         advice on studies, plans, guidelines
and codes of practice, and submissions associated         with
relevant northern transportation infrastructure projects;

1.2.    coordinate, facilitate and/or attend technical meetings,
conferences, and/or workshops on         behalf of the Department;

1.3.    develop innovative technologies in the fields of
geotechnical engineering, permafrost,         hydrogeology, hydrology
and/or cold regions engineering;

1.4.    act as an independent third party to the Department;

1.5.    collect baseline information on permafrost and terrain
conditions, including, but not         limited to, ground temperature,
ground ice conditions, and geotechnical properties of         soils,
from highways, airport runways, and other transport-related
infrastructure;

1.6.    perform vulnerability to permafrost degradation assessments
of northern transportation         infrastructure and identify those
of which are at risk;

1.7.    complete assessments of terrain conditions and combinations
of conditions to predict the         risk climate change poses to
northern transportation infrastructure;

1.8.    evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation/mitigation
techniques currently being used in         permafrost regions to
restrict permafrost thaw, and/or propose innovative designs to
        promote adaptation of northern transportation infrastructure
to climate change;

1.9.    assist the Department in remaining current in geotechnical
engineering, permafrost,         hydrogeology, hydrology, and cold
regions engineering subject areas, techniques for         managing
risks associated with climate change in relation to the
construction and             maintenance of northern transportation
infrastructure, and/or anticipated climate changes         for
Canada's North over the next 50 years;

1.10.    conduct research and field studies as required;

1.11.    review and develop guideline documents, codes of practice,
and protocols to inform         decision-makers in their design and
maintenance operations;

1.12.    develop course offerings to assist in capacity-building
and increasing the resilience of         northern communities to
climate change; and

1.13.    perform other related work, within the Contractor's
abilities, as requested by the             Departmental Representative.

Category 2

2.    Arctic Waters Services

Expert engineering and environmental evaluation, advice and
support services under the marine engineering, ocean
engineering, Arctic waters and/or oceanography & hydrography
subject areas may be required. Successful suppliers may need to
perform any of the following tasks:

2.1.    provide expert technical evaluations, assessments, support,
training, mentoring, and         advice on studies, plans, guidelines
and codes of practice, and submissions associated         with
relevant Arctic Water transportation infrastructure, activities,
and operations;

2.2.    coordinate, facilitate and/or attend technical meetings,
conferences and/or workshops on         behalf of the Department;

2.3.    develop innovative technologies in the fields of marine
engineering, ocean engineering,         Arctic waters, oceanography,
hydrography, navigational support systems and/or cold         regions
engineering;

2.4.    collect baseline information on transportation
infrastructure and operations to support the         evaluation and
modelling of the current and future states of transportation
infrastructure         and operations;
2.5.    collect data on marine traffic activities, fuel and
refuelling facilities in the Arctic;

2.6.    perform economic analysis on the current and proposed
resource development projects to         predict northern
transportation needs;

2.7.    considering that economic development is the overall driver
for increased Arctic activity,         predict how this translates
into increased marine activities with resulting increase of fuel
        consumption and emissions related Arctic marine activities;

2.8.    act as an independent third party to the Department;

2.9.    perform vulnerability assessments of northern
transportation infrastructure and operations     to identify those
of which are at risk;

2.10.    assist the Department in remaining current in marine
engineering, ocean engineering,         Arctic waters, and/or
oceanography & hydrography subject areas;

2.11.    review and develop guideline documents, codes of practice,
and protocols to inform         decision-makers with their design and
maintenance operations;

2.12.    conduct research and field studies as required;

2.13.    develop course offerings to assist in capacity-building
and increasing the resilience of         northern communities to
climate change; and

2.14.    perform other related work, within the Contractor's
abilities, as requested by the             Departmental Representative.

Location of Work

The work associated with RFPs issued under this Supply
Arrangement will be completed within Canada (Northern Canada).
The Contractor should be aware that work associated with this
supply arrangement often occurs in isolated posts, as considered
by the Federal Government. Many services commonly available in
the South may not be available or will take extra time if
shipping to/from a Southern location is involved (i.e., courier,
mail, plane schedules, repairs to equipment, etc.).

Language of Work

The Contractor will be required to respect the spirit and the
intent of the Official Languages Act in accordance with the
requirements identified in issued contracts against the Supply
Arrangement.

The Contractor will be allowed to submit proposals in response
to RFPs issued under this Supply Arrangement in either Official
Language according to the Official Languages Act and Regulations.

Linguistic requirements may apply to RFPs issued under this
Supply Arrangement depending on their scope - national, regional
or local - or on the specificity of the regions, locations
and/or targeted audiences. More specifically:

If the scope of the RFPs issued under this Supply Arrangement is
national, services to the public shall be offered in both
official languages;

If the scope of the RFPs issued under this Supply Arrangement is
regional or local, the Contractor, in consultation with
Transport Canada, shall determine the linguistic obligations
resulting from the services provided to the public based on the
linguistic composition of the targeted public; and

Any document produced for the general public relating to the
RFPs issued under this Supply Arrangement should be made
available in both official languages.

Period of Supply Arrangement

The period of the Supply Arrangement will be from its start date
up until March 31, 2016.

Code of Conduct

Pursuant to section 01 of Standard Instructions 2008 (in the
Request for Supply Arrangement) Suppliers must submit a complete
list of names of all individuals who are currently directors of
the Supplier. Furthermore, as determined by the Special
Investigations Directorate, Departmental Oversight Branch, each
individual named on the list may be requested to complete a
Consent to a Criminal Record Verification form and related
documentation.

Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements

This Supply Arrangement is for deliveries all across Northern
Canada, therefore this procurement is subject to all
Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.

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.


Dubé, Denis
Place Bonaventure, portail Sud-Est
800, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest
7 ième étage
Montréal
Québec
H5A 1L6
(514) 496-3886 ( )


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Denis Dubé
  Address Place Bonaventure, portail Sud-Est 800, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest 7 ième étage
  City Montréal
  State / Province Québec
  Country Canada
  Postal Code H5A 1L6
  Phone (514) 496-3886 ( )
  Fax (514) 496-3822
  Email
  Website URL

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