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Status Report on Major Crown Projects

Description: The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels project will acquire a total of twelve (12) Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPV) for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Fleet - eight (8) for Fisheries Conservation and Protection (C&P) duties and four (4) for Maritime Security duties. This project serves two purposes: 1) Fleet Renewal - the acquisition of the eight (8) C&P patrol vessels represents the first step in modernization of the CCG fleet, is vital to ensure the integrity of the fishery monitoring program and will provide the capacity for DFO to support the strategic role in conservation and protection; 2) Maritime Security - the acquisition of the four (4) Maritime Security vessels will allow CCG in conjunction with the RCMP to respond to the Government's commitment to enhance the security of the nation's coasts and waterways.

Project Phase: The MSPV Project is currently in the Implementation phase.

Leading and Participating Departments and Agencies


Lead Department or Agency Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Contracting Authority Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Participating Departments or Agencies Industry Canada (IC); RCMP; Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS); Privy Council Office (PCO); Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA); Western Economic Diversification Canada (WED); Canadian Economic Development (CED); Finance Canada; Defence Construction Canada; Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC); Department of National Defence (DND)

Prime and Major Sub-Contractors


Prime Contractor Proposals from Industry currently under review by the PMO
Major Sub-Contractor(s) n/a at this time

Major Milestones


Major Milestones Date
Preliminary Project Approval (PPA) August 2005
Price and Availability September 2005
Letter of Interest to Pre-qualified Suppliers October 2005
Effective Project Approval (EPA) June 2006
Requisition from CCG June 2006
Issue Request for Proposal November 2006
Contract Award Oct 2007
Commence Construction of First Vessel April 2008
First Vessel Delivery Oct 2009
Delivery of 4 Maritime Security Vessels and 8 Fleet Renewal Vessels May 2011

Progress Report and Explanations of Variance: An RFP for MSPV detailed design and construction was issued 8 Nov 2006. Federal Budget 2007 approved funding for 4 additional vessels for C&P, for a total of 12 vessels. Proposals from Industry have been received and are under evaluation. Delays have been caused by the extended period required for evaluation due to clarifications required by the evaluation team.

Industrial Benefits: Canadian industry in the following regions of Canada will benefit from this project: The RFP requires overall Industrial Benefits equal to 100% of contract value. Regional distribution TBD at contract award.


Region Cash Benefits
Atlantic Canada TBD
Qubec TBD
Ontario TBD
Western Canada TBD

Summary of Non-Recurring Expenditures


($ millions) Current Estimated Total Expenditure Forecast Expenditures to March 31, 2007 Planned Spending 2007-2008 Future Years' Requirements
Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels 146.5 1.75 19.8 124.3