RICHMOND, BC, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Coast Guard with the equipment it needs to respond to environmental spills in a timely and effective manner.
Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $1,030,344 (including taxes) contract to Canadyne Technologies Inc., from Richmond, British Columbia, for the acquisition of 67,000 feet of curtain booms and associated products and services.
The contract includes options to acquire up to 330,000 additional feet of curtain booms and associated products and services.
The Canadian Coast Guard uses curtain booms to contain environmental spills and reduce the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources, in addition to facilitating efforts to recover unwanted contaminants. This new equipment will be delivered before the end of the year.
The initial contract will create up to 6 new jobs, while maintaining 10 existing jobs.
"Our government is committed to ensuring that the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard have the effective, modern equipment they need in order to help protect Canada's waters and shorelines from contaminants. This contract award is a prime example of how the Oceans Protection Plan is protecting our marine environment, while providing meaningful opportunities for businesses across Canada, including right here at home, in British Columbia."
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"The women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard work hard every day, across the country, to ensure the safety of mariners and our marine environment. This new equipment will boost the Coast Guard's ability to respond quickly and effectively in the case of an environmental incident. This is an integral part of the Oceans Protection Plan, designed to help keep Canada's waters and coasts safe and clean for today, and for the future."
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
- On November 7, 2016, the Prime Minister launched a $1.5-billion national Oceans Protection Plan that improves marine safety and responsible shipping, protects Canada's marine environment, and offers new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.
- Under this contract, this new equipment will be delivered to the following locations: Richmond and Victoria, British Columbia; Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
SOURCE Public Services and Procurement Canada
For further information: Ashley Michnowski, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 819-420-5501, [email protected]