Design-Build of floating docks at Hill Island, Thousand Island National Park (5P201-20-0010/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/08/05 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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Procurement entity
Parks Canada
End user entity
Parks Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Piche, Christine
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
30 victoria
gatineau  QC
J8X 0B3


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The Thousand Islands National Park (TINP) is a predominantly island based park located in the Southeastern Ontario portion of the Saint Lawrence River. The islands are visited by various boaters using TINP assets for docking, rafting and leisure on a continuous basis through the open water months. 

During the year 2017, high water level in the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River contributed to extensive damage to the marine infrastructures of the park. Specifically, cribs docks were severely affected with a significant number partly floating at the surface which resulted in the failure of cribbing connections and forced the closure and removal of several assets.

In 2018-2019, PCA is conducting demolition work on severely damaged crib infrastructures. This work was undertaken in preparation for the design build of new floating docks as per this project. Existing crib docks, decking, anchors and landing platforms have all been removed. Rocks from the cribs were spread on the river bottom.

The coastal areas of the TINP islands are the home of various species at risk and many display critical habitats. The access to TINP offshore assets is therefore only possible by boat. Design and construction of marine infrastructure must limit and mitigate potential adverse effects to natural resources, visitor experience and cultural resources.

The main objective of this project is to implement dock recapitalization of two marine assets using the Design-Build Delivery Method.

All dock assets and related components shall:

  • Be maintainable by PCA asset staff for repairs and upgrades by being constructed with raw construction materials using shop methods;
  • All replacement parts or additional components must be able to be competitively procured and not under a license or a patent;
  • Have the ability to remain on site all year long and allow for the permanent but removable installation of dock related components;
  • Be resilient to anticipated high water levels and water levels fluctuations.

Work under this contract includes but it is not limited to the provision of all labour, materials and equipment require to:

  1. Design and Build floating docks and related component according to PCA’s design standards, specifications and this Term of References;
  2. Mobilize to site with appropriate work vessels and related equipment;
  3. Assemble and install floating docks and related components in respect with PCA’s design standards, specifications and this Term of references;
  4. Demobilize from site.

To assist with bonding and insurance requirements, this project is estimated at a value between $100,001 > $ 250,000, taxes extra.

Period of Contract / DELIVERY DATE

The Contractor shall perform and complete the Work by October 15, 2021.


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An optional bidders' conference will be held on July 17, 2020 via a conference call. The conference will begin at 1:30 PM.

Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1 877-413-4788

Local dial-in number: 613-960-7513

Conference ID: 6902139

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National Parks Regulations require that all work is to be performed in accordance with the ordinances, laws, rules and regulations set out in the National Park Act.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ddp_5p201-20-0010_designbuild_floating_docks_hill_island_fr_finale.pdf000French- 2020-07-06
rfp_5p201-20-0010a_designbuild_floating_docks_hill_islands_en_final.pdf000English- 2020-07-06
5p201-20-0010_addenda_1.pdf001French- 2020-07-08
5p201-20-0010_addendum_1.pdf001English- 2020-07-08
5p201-20-0010_addenda_2.pdf002French- 2020-07-16
5p201-20-0010_addendum_2.pdf002English- 2020-07-16
5p201-20-0010_addenda_3.pdf003French- 2020-07-17
5p201-20-0010_addendum_3.pdf003English- 2020-07-17
5p201-20-0010_addenda_4.pdf004French- 2020-07-22
5p201-20-0010_addendum_4.pdf004English- 2020-07-22


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
annex_j_-_doing_business_2.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-06
annexe_j_-_faire_affaire_2.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-07-06
drawings-cad_-_tinp_db_of_floating_docks.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-06
eicp_reparation_remplacement_et_enlevement_de_quais_fre.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-07-06
specifications_-_tinp_db_of_floating_docks.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-06
tinp_crib_dock_records_-_cad.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-06
tinp_pria_for_dock_repair_replacement_and_removal.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-06
addenda_4_francais.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-07-22
addendum_4.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-07-22

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