Tuesday, May 31, 2022

RFP No. 476721-0012

Parsons Inc. as the Main Construction Manager (MCM) on the Giant Mine Remediation Project (GMRP) is initiating a process to qualify Respondents for the construction, testing, and commissioning of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) for the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

This process will require Respondents interested to respond to a Prequalification (PQ). Only those Shortlisted Respondents, considered by Parsons to meet the qualification requirements, will be invited to submit their competitive proposals for this work during the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase. Responses to the PQ in no way commit Parsons to any obligation or commitment for future work.

The purpose of the PQ is to solicit documentation that will enable Parsons to determine which Respondents: (1) are best qualified to successfully execute the construction, testing, and commissioning of the WTP project and (2) will be invited to submit proposals in response to Parsons RFP for the WTP project. Parsons is interested in understanding the performance history and experience of the Respondent and its team members on projects that include technical elements similar to this WTP project.

Procurement Approach: A two-phase procurement approach will be followed:

  1. Phase One - Prequalification (PQ)
  2. Phase Two - Request for Proposal (RFP)

Preliminary Procurement Schedule:

Prequalification issued: May 31, 2022
Request to attend the PQ conference: June 13, 2022
PQ conference: June 28, 2022
Written questions due to the Contracting Authority: July 6, 2022
PQ closing: July 29, 2022
Notification to Shortlisted and non-Shortlisted Respondent: August 31, 2022
On-site visit for Shortlisted Respondents: September 2022
Expected issue of RFP: October 15, 2022
Expected close of RFP: December 15, 2022
Expected contract award: January 16, 2023
Expected start of services on site: May 19, 2023

Note: Dates subject to change.

Phase One - Prequalification:

The ability to respond to this PQ, which aims to evaluate Respondents capability to construct, test, and commissioning the WTP for the GMRP, is open to all through The evaluation of Respondents is based on defined mandatory and point-rated requirements specified in the PQ. Parsons expects to shortlist up to four Respondents eligible to submit a proposal for Phase Two. Respondents must first be qualified by Parsons at Phase One.

PQ Respondents must submit information on their experience as evidence by:

  • Experience and expertise of key individuals including, but not limited to, the engineering, construction, testing, and commissioning of water treatment plants
  • Experience and expertise in the construction, testing, and commissioning of water treatment plants in remote areas that will operate in extreme cold weather conditions
  • Strong corporate and employee culture necessary to meet and exceed health, safety and environmental requirements
  • Subcontractor will understand and adhere to the Northwest Territories Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Expertise and application of various requirements including, but not limited to, the areas of engineering, drilling, control and automation, instrumentation, electrical, and process applicable to the construction, testing, and commissioning of water treatment plants
  • Means and methods the Respondent would apply to foster an integrated and seamless implementation strategy for the WTP, where the design is prioritized and construction projects occur simultaneously
  • Assessment of the content and quality of the overall written proposal
  • Respondents will be fully resonsible for the design of all temporary construction required to construct the permanent facilities
  • Capability in the implementation of socioeconomic approaches and Indigenous Opportunities Considerations (IOC)
  • Provide proof of ability to bond with insurance for Major Projects over CA$50,000,000

Phase Two - Request for Proposal:

  1. The information provided in this section does not represent a commitment by Parsons and is provided solely for information purposes. Maps and drawings are provided for guideance only and may be modified at Phase Two. Information provided herein may not be used as the bases of any future claims.
  2. Only those respondents who are shortlisted by Parsons in Phase One will be eligible to submit a Bid in Phase Two. The decision to participate in Phase Two is the decision of each Shortlisted Respondent.
  3. As part of the RFP, Parsons intends to invite Shortlisted Respondents to submit Bids for Phase Two. The form of the RFP submission will be described in the RFP and will address specific technical, safety, IOC, and financial aspects of the requirement. The requirements of the technical submission will be determined by Parsons in its sole discretion.

    Parsons is committed to ensuring procurement is conducted in a fair, open, and transparent manner while meeting Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (CLCA) commitments and the Government of Canada's procurement objectives regarding Indigenous opportunities. Competitive proposals will be solicited using the MERX Canadian Public Tenders website to select the best value firm to deliver the product to the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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