Advance Notice of Contracting Opportunity - Biological Support Services

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Parsons, as the Main Construction Manager (MCM) for the Giant Mine Remediation Project (GMRP),

and acting as both the Mine Manager and Prime Contractor, will be soliciting a Request for Proposal (RFP) for:

Biological Support Services at Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Work will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct weekly bird nest surveys or more often as required during bird nesting season (approximately mid-May to mid-August)
  • Conduct weekly beaver and dam inspections along Baker Creek to Trapper Lake
  • Provide aquatic biological services such as total suspended solids (TSS) monitoring during near or in-water work, fish management, and inspection and monitoring of fish barriers
  • General consultation services such as recommendations for actions relating to wildlife incident prevention or deterrents, fish management practices, and bird or nest management
  • Obtain the necessary permits for fish, bird, and wildlife management

Procurement Schedule (anticipated):

Advanced Notice posted to www.giantminerp.ca: August 18, 2021

Solicitation posted to MERX Canadian Public Tenders: November 15, 2021

Bid closing no later than: December 15, 2021 at 13:00 MT

Award of agreement (on or about): January 31, 2022

Period of performance: March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

SELF-ISOLATION PLAN
Government of the Northwest Territories – Response to COVID-19
Self-Isolation Plan

Northwest Territories residents and non-residents travelling into the Northwest Territories for work purposes, need to complete the Self-Isolation Plan (SIP) unless you are a supply chain, flight crew, or airline worker and will be in the Northwest Territories for less than 36 hours.
After you submit the plan, public health officials will review your SIP and get back to you. If you need assistance or have questions about the SIP, email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca or call 8-1-1 (in Northwest Territories only) or 1.833.378.8297 (outside Northwest Territories), 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.
ProtectNWT Worker’s Self-Isolation Plan Form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4932ec3a1c1b4d0bbee79f6618b3ad12
You must complete one form per worker. Workers arriving in the Northwest Territories must rovide evidence of an approved Worker’s SIP when entering the Northwest Territories; some exceptions apply for supply chain workers, airline employees, and flight crews who are expected to submit them as early as possible as travel schedules may be unpredictable.
Travel requirements: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/travel-isolation/travel-requi...
Essential Workers https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/travel-isolation/essential-wo...
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Before travelling to the Northwest Territories, essential workers must have an approved SIP and travel exemption from the Chief Public Health Officer.
All exemptions become void if you develop COVID-19 symptoms and you must follow all guidance provided by a health-care provider. Essential workers include the following:

  • Community government essential service workers
  • Emergency responders
  • Employees of and persons engaged by the Department of National Defence
  • Federal and Territorial parks officers
  • Health and social service providers
  • Municipal enforcement officers
  • Non-remote infrastructure project workers
  • Peace officers and others employed for the preservation and maintenace of the public peace
  • Persons engaged in provided support services to essential services workers
  • Postal service workers

Anyone who is not listed above and feels they are essential should contact their employer. Essential employees required Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) risk assessment completed by their employer.

Essential service, non-remote infrastructure, and support workers

If you are sick, do not travel into the NWT. Submit a worker self-isolation plan(link is external) a minimum of 14 days before you will arrive in the NWT. The plan must be approved by ProtectNWT before you can enter the NWT.

Follow your self-isolation plan. If you are required to self-isolate you must abide by the following for 8 or 10 days (depending on vaccination status):

  1. Complete and submit the symptom check form to ProtectNWT online or by calling 8-1-1 on your 2nd, 6th, 10th and 14th days of self-isolation.
  2. Self-monitor. If at any time while you are in the NWT you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and call a health care provider.
  3. If at any time you find out that you are a contact of a known COVID-19 positive case or have been part of a COVID-19 outbreak, immediately isolate and contact a local public health unit or health centre.
  4. Follow healthy respiratory practices, including wearing a mask while:
    • in indoor public spaces (i.e. getting to place of self-isolation or seeking urgent medical care);
    • in indoor shared spaces (i.e. apartment hallways, elevators, laundry rooms, etc);
    • outdoors when physical distancing (two metres distance) between yourself and others cannot be maintained; or
    • interfacing with co-workers or members of the public
  5. Always maintain a physical distance of two metres from co-workers and members of the public
  6. Do not use shared tools, equipment, vehicles, or workspaces and disinfect after use.
  7. Only travel and complete work duties that have been approved in your self-isolation plan and permission to work application. Additional travel and work within the NWT during the first 8 or 10 days (depending on vaccination status) is not permitted.
  8. Make every effort to work remotely and with minimal contact with others.

Employers of Essential Service Worker should submit the work application(link is external) a minimum of 14 days in advance of the employee’s arrival in the NWT. Employers with multiple employee applications should consider submitting documents up to four weeks in advance. 

Applications can be submitted earlier if travel plans are known. If the request is approved, the Essential Service Worker must:

  • Complete 8 or 10 days (depending on vaccination status) of physical distancing protocols established by the Chief Public Health Officer
  • Comply with all steps set out above.
  • Socially distance while working.
  • Self-isolate while not working.

If they show symptoms of COVID-19, they must immediately self-isolate and call a health care provider.