GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 16, 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, competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $485,381 (including taxes) contract to Canadyne Technologies Inc., from Richmond, British Columbia, for the acquisition of fence booms and associated services and products, including related accessory packages, boom reels, hydraulic power units and storage containers. A fence boom is a temporary flotation barrier used to contain pollution spills in marine waters.
The contract is valid until December 31, 2020, with options to extend the term of the contract by up to five additional one-year periods, and with a total value of up to approximately $14 million.
The initial contract will create up to 10 new jobs, while maintaining 20 existing jobs.
"With this new and modern equipment, the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard will have access to the right equipment to protect our marine environment, while providing opportunities for businesses in British Columbia."
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
"Through the Oceans Protection Plan the Canadian Coast Guard is increasing its capacity to protect Canada's marine environment. This new equipment will enhance the Coast Guard's ability to respond to environmental spills quickly and effectively during an incident."
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
- On November 7, 2016, the Prime Minister launched the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan to improve marine safety, promote responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.
- The Canadian Coast Guard regularly uses fence booms to respond to oil spills, reducing the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources.
- Under this contract, this new and modern equipment will be delivered before end of year to the following locations: Richmond and Victoria, British Columbia; Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
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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]