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Canadian Hydrographic Survey Industry Day

February 26, 2018 2:37 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

Canadian Hydrographic Service Industry Day - LiDAR and Multi-beam Supply Arrangements for Existing and Prospective Supply Arrangement Holders.


1. Summary:

Since fiscal year 2017-2018, the Government of Canada has launched the Oceans Protection Plan (OPP). Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canadian Hydrographic Service (DFO-CHS) seeks to implement an integrated modern multi-platform approach to bathymetric and LiDAR hydrography and charting in keys areas within Canada's navigable waters. This will allow for the delivery of a flexible, affordable and sustainable hydrographic survey program to meet Canada's foreseeable hydrographic requirements. DFO-CHS will undertake near-shore surveying activities through a combination of Light detection and Ranging (LiDAR)  and multi-beam surveys covering priority and high risk areas in Arctic, Pacific, Newfoundland and Labrador, Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, Maritimes and Great Lake Basin.

The scope of the Bathymetric and LiDar surveys includes;

 Fill important gaps in high-resolution coastline and bathymetry in inter-tidal zones and near shore areas to ensure the delivery of improved navigational charts and enhanced electronic navigational chart (ENC) in near-shore areas (e.g., Haida Gwaii), high risk coastal and inland water zones.

Undertake more extensive efforts to fill, at an accelerated pace, hydrographic data gaps in the Arctic, through the provision of adequate navigational products and services.

Canada is seeking information on current marketplace capabilities and industry interest to work collaboratively with in order to support bathymetric and LiDAR surveys in Canadas navigable waters.

This Industry Day is to initiate engagement with industry, to present the areas of interest for LiDAR and multi-beam surveys in the next four years, share plans and obtain industry input on the LiDar and Multibeam Supply Arrangements currently in place. Additionally, current and potential suppliers will participate in an exclusive twenty (20) minute consultation meeting with representatives from DFO-CHS and Public Services and Procurement Canada. 

 2. Registration Process for Industry Day and One-on-One Meetings:

The Industry day will be held on:

Wednesday March 7, 2018,  8:30 to 17:30 at Auditorium Bill Ford, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia , B2Y 4A2

Interested suppliers must RSVP/ Register for the Industry Day and one-on-one meetings prior to the registration deadline of March 01, 2018, by contacting the PSPC Contracting Authority identified herein in section 6.

3. Industry Day and One-on-One Meetings Schedule:

Registration Deadline: March 01, 2018

Industry Day: March 07, 2018

4. Note to Interested Suppliers:

This is not a bid solicitation and a contract will not result from this request. In case of storm, the Industry Day will be reported on March 8th, 2018 at same location.

5. Enquiries:

On behalf of DFO-CHS, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) employee indicated below has been designated as the point of contact for DFO-CHS. 

As this Notice is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquiries in writing and may not circulate questions/answers to industry.

 6. Contracting Authority:

Chukwudi Chinye

Supply Specialist

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Acquisitions Branch

1713 Bedford Row, Nova Scotia, B

Telephone: 902-401-7604


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