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CONTRACT: Wildland Fire Fighting Foam - NB



  Reference Number NB-5010009-20
  Solicitation Number 5010009-20
  Organization Name Government of New Brunswick
New Brunswick Government Purchasing Branch
  Source ID PV.MN.NB.110270.C11191
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2019-05-16
  Closing 2019-05-31 01:30 PM Atlantic Standard Time AST


  Category Undefined
  GSINS N42: Fire Fighting Equipment
  Region of Delivery
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type
  Tender Type Invitation to Tender (ITT)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  CONTRACT: Wildland Fire Fighting Foam - NB

Central Tendering Branch
Fredericton Region Provincial Centre
Suite 2300, 300 St. Mary's

New Brunswick
E3A 2S4

* * * Supply & Delivery of WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING FOAM * * *

On an as and when required basis.

From approximately JUNE 1, 2019 - NOVEMBER 1, 2022

(Plus the option to renew for
one additional 2-year period,
upon the agreement of both parties)

Bidders MUST INCLUDE a certified analysis from an independent laboratory showing 
water content, using ASTM E20: Karl Fischer titration test, WITH their bid 

FOB Final Destination

* * *

This is a tender notice only.  In order to submit a bid, you must obtain official 
tender documents from the New Brunswick Opportunities Network, another authorized 
tendering service or as indicated in the tender notice.

Note change to mailing address: 

Central Tendering Branch
Fredericton Regional Centre
Suite 2300, 300 St. Mary's Street,
Fredericton, N.B.
E3A 2S4

Fax: (506) 444-4200

Public opening of bids will take place on closing day at 14:00 Atlantic Time, in 
Fredericton Regional Centre, Suite 2300, 300 St. Mary's Street, Fredericton, N.B. 
E3A 2S4.
All bids must be stated in Canadian Funds.

All tenders must be F.O.B. destination, freight prepaid.

Sales taxes should not be included in the unit, extended or total prices.

This Invitation is being conducted under the provisions of the Procurement Act 
and Regulation as of the date of the issuance of the Invitation. Bidders may obtain 
a copy of the Act and Regulation on-line free of charge Procurement Act, Regulation 
or a paper copy may be purchased from the Queen's Printer, Province of N.B., P.O. 
Box 6000,Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1.

Written questions relating to this opportunity may be submitted to the address 
provided below via email by clicking on Questions.  Please be sure to include the 
solicitation/tender number in the subject line.
NOTE:  This email account is strictly for the receipt of questions on 
open opportunities. This email is not for the submission of bids. 

All suppliers engaged to deliver services on behalf of the Government of New 
Brunswick must ensure compliance with the Official Languages Act in the 
delivery of those services.  For more information, please refer to the Official 
Languages Act.

The Atlantic Provinces Standard Terms & Conditions for Goods and Services apply 
to this procurement and are considered to be incorporated into this document. By 
submitting a bid, you agree and accept these terms and conditions. Current "Atlantic 
Provinces Standard Terms and Conditions" are available on the New Brunswick 
Opportunities Network, the Council of Atlantic Premiers' Website or from an authorized 
service provider.

Under Canadian law (and international agreements), your Bid must arrive separately 
and independently, without conspiracy, collusion or fraud; see for further information.

A bidder must obtain official bid documents from a distribution service, authorized 
by the Minister of Service New Brunswick, in order to submit a bid.  The current 
authorized distribution services are the New Brunswick Opportunities Network 
(NBON) (operated by Service New Brunswick, Province of NB), BIDS (operated 
by Tendering Publications Ltd.) and MERX (operated by Mediagrif Interactive 
Technologies).  Failure to submit the official bid documents or provide proof 
that the
official bid documents were properly obtained will result in rejection of the 
bid.  In order to facilitate the evaluation process, Bidders are requested to 
respond in the same format as the official bid documents.

Where the estimated value of the goods or services to be procured is below
the lowest applicable threshold value of any relevant trade agreement, Service 
New Brunswick reserves the right to give preferential treatment to a prospective 
supplier from New Brunswick or the Atlantic Region. Should this right be exercised, 
the following order of priority will apply: a) firstly, New Brunswick manufacturers 
if the goods to be procured are manufactured in New Brunswick; b) secondly, New 
Brunswick vendors; and c) thirdly, Atlantic Suppliers. The preference will be 
applied based
on the price differential
between the lowest acceptable bid and the bid receiving preferential treatment. 
Unless otherwise indicated, there shall be no limit on the price differential 
under which a preference may be applied. The decision to apply a preference will 
be at the sole discretion of Service New Brunswick.

All discounts quoted will be considered to be without limitations.

Payment of invoices is the responsibility of the department or organization to 
whom the goods are shipped or services are supplied.

Award of contracts: no contract shall be awarded and no payment shall be made to 
a vendor unless authorized by the Minister or his delegates. The Minister may 
make an award to the preferred vendor conditional on the negotiation and acceptance 
of a detailed contract between the Province and the vendor. In such cases, should 
the detailed contract negotiations not be completed in a reasonable period of 
time, the Province reserves the right to discontinue negotiations with the vendor 
subsequently enter into negotiations with the second preferred vendor.

No right or duty, in whole or in part, of the vendor under a contract issued may 
be assigned or delegated without the prior consent of the Strategic Procurement 

Unless the Strategic Procurement Branch has determined otherwise prior to tender 
closing, all prices must be extended and totaled.

The province of New Brunswick reserves the right to negotiate pricing, value added 
and other savings opportunities with the successful proponent at time of award 
and throughout the contract.

Pay Equity
Does your organization have 50 or more employees?
The Government of New Brunswick is committed to encouraging and incentivizing the 
adoption of pay equity by employers doing business with government.

Prior to the award of procurements for goods and services valued over $1,000,000, 
suppliers, with fifty (50) or more employees will be required to complete the Pay 
Equity Learning Module developed by the Women's Equality Branch. Suppliers should 
provide a copy of their certificate of completion with their bid submission.

To complete the online module and obtain your certificate, please visit For questions, please contact the Pay Equity Bureau toll free: 
(877) 253-0266 or by Email:

All Suppliers engaged to deliver goods or services to the Government of New 
Brunswick must ensure compliance with the Designated Materials Regulation in the 
provision or delivery of those goods obligated under that Regulation. Please refer 
to Recycle NB's website and the Designated Materials Regulation for 

Direct Deposit
The Province of New Brunswick is now using Direct Deposit as the standard method 
of issuing payments. Suppliers are required to provide bank account information 
and an email address for the notice of remittance. Please send the completed Direct 
Deposit Form to Service New Brunswick (e-mail address and mailing address are 
indicated on the form).
Please click on the link below to view the Direct Deposit Form. Solicitation documents will be provided in either of the Province of New Brunswick's two official languages; English or French upon request. Dept of Energy and Resource Development Forest Fire Management Branch 1350 Regent Street Ancillary Building Fredericton New Brunswick E3C 2G6 1: Unit of measure : Lot Quantity: 1 Organisation id : 3575 Description : Supply & Delivery of WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING FOAM CONTRACT PERIOD: from Approximately June 1, 2019 to November 1, 2022 (Plus the option to renew for one additional two-year period, upon the agreement of both parties) MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SPECIFICATIONS: ****************************************** MANDATORY WATER CONTENT: TOTAL water content must be LESS THAN 50% by weight (no exceptions) ****************************************** - Product MUST meet international specifications for Fire Suppressant Foam for Wildland Fires, Aircraft or Ground Application (USDA FS Specifications 5100-307). - Products offered MUST be fully qualified for use and be included on the most recent "USDA Forest Service Qualified Products List" - Products must be approved for use in Fixed wing aircraft, Helicopter bucketing and Ground engine - Product must be proven to have a superior performance in cold water. Pour point temperature of less than or equal to 15 degrees Fahrenheit - Product to be packaged in 208 litre drums and 1,000 litre tote (as requested). CERTIFIED ANALYSIS (MANDATORY): Bidders MUST INCLUDE a certified analysis from an independent laboratory showing water content, using ASTM E20: Karl Fischer titration test, WITH their bid submission. SAMPLES: A foam sample may be requested prior to award of tender. (Samples are not required at the time of bid submission.) The bidder will be contacted after the tender closes, if a sample is required. PRICES: Prices will remain firm for the first contract year 2019-2020. For all subsequent years, the price may be increased once annually, at the beginning of the contract period (and will not exceed the most recent NB CPI rate increase). All price requests must be sent in writing, at least 30 days prior to the new contract start date, to: (The decision to accept or reject any price change request will be at the sole discretion of the Department.) CUSTOMS and EXCISE FEES: (if applicable) The bidder must arrange for clearance of goods through the Canada Border Services Agency, along with all brokerage fees and payment of applicable Canadian taxes and duties. For information pertaining to the Canada Border Services Agency please visit (You MUST include these fees in your UNIT PRICES offered. They cannot be added later.) ESTIMATED ANNUAL QUANTITY: Approximately 60-120 208L drums (or equivalent 1,000 litre totes) per year may be ordered FOB Final Destination You MUST BID BOTH of the following items: 2: Unit of measure : Each Quantity: 1 Organisation id : 3575 Description : # of Calendar Days from receipt of order, to delivery day: ________ Days ESTIMATED QUANTITY CONTRACT
To be delivered as and when required for the period indicated at the request of the department. Quantities or dollar values stated are an estimate made in good faith and may vary considerably. The Province of N.B. reserves the right to purchase more or lesser amounts depending on requirements. This procurement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, the Atlantic Procurement Agreement and the Quebec-New Brunswick Procurement Agreement. Bidders are requested to include specifications on product quoted with the bid. No totals required. Beth Barton Central Tendering Branch Fredericton Region Provincial Centre Suite 2300, 300 St. Mary's Fredericton New Brunswick E3A 2S4 1 (506) 444-4105 1 (506) 444-4200

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