Building on Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act addresses wrecked and abandoned vessels in Canadian waters. The Act was passed by Parliament and came into force on July 30, 2019.
As part of enabling this Act, the Government of Canada, led by Public Services and Procurement Canada, is developing the National Procurement Strategy to Address Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels (the National Procurement Strategy).
The goal of the National Procurement Strategy is to set up procurement tools, such as supply arrangements, for the services required to address wrecked and abandoned vessels across Canada. It is envisioned that once implemented, the National Procurement Strategy will present meaningful economic opportunities for Indigenous partners.
The government is seeking the feedback of Indigenous partners on their interest and capacity to provide services required to address wrecked and abandoned vessels in Canada’s major waterways (Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic coasts, as well as the Great Lakes and inland waters).
Please see the PDF version of the Information Package, which:
- provides more background on the National Procurement Strategy;
- outlines the process and timelines for the Request for Information issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada (as the first step in the National Procurement Strategy);
- seeks your feedback on the National Procurement Strategy; and,
- provides contact information for Public Services and Procurement Canada and others who can answer any questions you may have related to the Request for Information and other elements of the National Procurement Strategy.
Public Services and Procurement Canada is seeking input on the Request for Information by June, 29; however, given current circumstances related to COVID-19, feedback from Indigenous partners is welcome up to July 20, 2020.
Please note that neither the Information Package nor the Request for Information should be considered a solicitation or commitment to future purchases or contracts. The government is only seeking to gather feedback at this time. More details are in the Information Package and in the Request for Information.