Mining and Advanced Project Updates

Economic Opportunities in Northern Mine Remediation

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:20am Theatre Three


M. Belliveau (Presenting)
Northwest Territories & Nunavut Construction Association

Under Canada's Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan, the Government has released a new tender, Construction Remediation for Northern Contaminated Sites, that aims to establish multiple supply arrangements(SAs) for construction services at semi-remote and remote sites in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This tender differs from those available under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) because these will used limited tendering to benefit suppliers that are local (in proximity) to the location of a remediation project with preference to Indigenous suppliers. In addition to achieving socio-economic objectives, this will save on travel costs associated with completing the work in addition to supporting the local economy.

This seminar is co-presented with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Construction Association by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), part of Public Services and Procurement Canada. OSME advocates on behalf of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), encourages their participation in federal government procurement, and works to understand and reduce barriers that prevent SMEs from participating in federal government procurement. OSME assists SMEs in better understanding how the GOC buys goods and services, and raises awareness of opportunities to sell to the GOC.