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Study -Assess cumulative effects of transportation infrastructures on the Greenbelt
Joint Study to Assess Cumulative Effects of Transportation Infrastructures on the National Capital Greenbelt
The National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa are collaboratively seeking consultative services for the Joint Comprehensive Study to Assess Cumulative Effects of Transportation Infrastructure on Greenbelt Lands. The study will be initiated in early 2011 with completion in autumn 2011, with a duration estimated between four (4) and six (6) months. The proponent is expected to begin work immediately upon award of contract.
One of the major impacts of transportation infrastructure is landscape fragmentation. The challenge for the NCC and the City is to adapt existing and future land use management and transportation planning strategies to produce an ecologically adapted, safe and sustainable transportation system within the Greenbelt. Therefore a strategy must be put in place for accommodating future transportation infrastructure that seeks, where possible, to maintain and, to promote Greenbelt landscape connectivity.
This collaborative study will create an evaluation framework that supports NCC and City management objectives by establishing criteria to assess the sensitivity of the Greenbelt in relation to the City’s 2008 TMP, for inclusion in the present Greenbelt Master Plan review process.
The NCC will be responsible for the procurement process of this request for proposals, and will be the administrator of the contract on behalf of the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission.
All questions and requests for clarifications during the tendering period must be submitted in writing to the National Capital Commission, to the attention of Nicole Galipeau, Senior Contract Officer at fax no. 613-239-5007 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline for questions is March 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Ottawa time. Questions received after the date and time indicated will not receive a response. Answers to any question that may impact on the project scope, fee, or any other contractual issue will be forwarded, by addendum to all proponents. In this regard, proponents are advised that the only information related to this project that will be contractually binding is the information issued by the National Capital Commission in the form of an Addendum.
To be considered, your proposal must be received no later than 3 p.m. Ottawa time on April 12, 2011 at the National Capital Commission, 3rd Floor Service Centre, 40 Elgin Street in Ottawa, Canada, K1P 1C7, with a reference to tender file #NG073. Faxed, email or late submissions will not be accepted. Proposals may be submitted in French or in English.
Note that amounts quoted in this RFP are in Canadian dollars. Payment is net is 30 days.
There will be no public opening for this Request for Proposal.
This procurement process is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).
Request for Proposal documents can be obtained from MERX.