Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is asking interested parties to provide information for a potential lease of space that meets the following criteria:
Section A: Lease Components
a lease term of approximately five (5) years, commencing on or about September 1, 2023, plus an option to extend the lease for one (1) additional period of two (2) years; due to uncertainties surrounding the impacts of measures imposed by governments to combat COVID-19, the lease commencement date may be delayed by up to four (4) months.
approximately 867 usable square metres (um 2 ) of contiguous office space, 10 um 2
of storage space, and seven (7) parking spaces;
the proposed space must be available approximately 35 weeks prior to the above-noted lease commencement date so all space(s) may be prepared for occupancy;
the proposed space should satisfy or be capable of satisfying the following criteria:
the proposed space must be located on the main floor; preference may be given to spaces with any or all of the following: a highly visible storefront space, on a main road, with direct pedestrian access from the street;
preference may be given to storage space located in the basement; if not in the basement, a minimum floor loading capacity of 7.2 kPa (150 lbs. per square foot ) for the above-noted storage space requirement;
contiguous space is preferred; if not contiguous, it must be on a maximum of two floors;
preference may be given to indoor parking; if outdoor spaces are proposed, they must be in a lighted area on a visible and direct path to the proposed space; parking spaces offered must also be secured, controlled or monitored, or have the ability for additional security;
access to public parking nearby;
have acceptable space for the installation of bicycle racks for 10 bicycles;
a public transit stop must be within 500 metres of the building main entrance, and the frequency of service must not be greater than 30 minute intervals between the hours of 0700 hours and 1800 hours, Monday to Friday inclusive; there must be an accessible walking route between the public transit stop and the building;
the physical characteristics of the lands and the building and the area and environment surrounding it, including neighbouring land uses, shall be compatible with the Lessee’s intended use of the accommodation;
space on the interior and exterior of building for prominent and unrestricted signage;
the proposed space should be within an office or commercial building; industrial type buildings and those with industrial space will not be considered;
cleaning services will be required during business hours.
the proposed space must be located in the city of Winnipeg and within the following boundaries (the geographical boundaries include sites on either side of the roads):
North: Portage Avenue (Route 85) to Main Street (Route 52), north to Pacific Avenue, then east to Waterfront.
South: Broadway (Highway 1).
East: Waterfront Drive (or the Red River) south to York/Mahatma Gandhi Way, south on Main street to Broadway.
West: Memorial Boulevard.
In the event of any discrepancy between the attached map and text description of the geographic boundaries, the text description shall prevail.
This map is to be used for presentation purposes only and is not a legal document
on or before the lease commencement date, the proposed space will have to comply with all requirements contained in PWGSC’s
Standards for Leased Accommodation , a copy of which may be obtained from the contact listed in Section F; Note: PWGSC may wish to visit or inspect the proposed space upon reasonable notice and a threat and risk assessment may be undertaken in order to assess potential threats to the security of the proposed space and to the public.