The Canadian Coast Guard is soliciting bids for new spill response equipment for use on its marine vessels. The equipment will be used to contain and remove oil and other contaminants from the water in the case of a spill.
The RFPs can be found at the following web sites:
- Request for Proposal – Boom-High Speed Sweep System -January 31st, 2018 bid deadline;
- Request for Proposal – Curtain Boom – January 15th, 2018 bid deadline; and
- Request for Proposal – Portable Skimmer (Small) – February 1st, 2018 bid deadline.
All interested suppliers may submit a bid which is open to companies from Canada, the United States, and other countries that are part of various trade agreements with Canada.
The competitive procurement strategy will be based on lowest bid meeting the technical specifications.
This will be the first equipment acquired under the Environmental Response Equipment Modernization initiative of the Oceans Protection Plan. The equipment will include curtain booms, high-speed sweep systems, and small, portable multi-cassette skimmers.
The Environmental Response Equipment Modernization initiative will bring the Coast Guard in line with and beyond current standards regarding environmental spill response and take advantage of innovations and advancements in technology.