Basic Information

Reference Number


Issuing Organization

Government of New Brunswick

Solicitation Type

ITT - Invitation to Tender (Formal)

Solicitation Number




Source ID




New Brunswick



2020/10/14 11:00:00 PM EDT

Closing Date

2020/10/26 12:30:00 PM EDT

Contact Information

Pascal Busungu

1 (506) 461-5614


This procurement is subject to the Quebec-New Brunswick Procurement Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Bidders are requested to include specifications on product quoted with the bid.

To supply and delivery of one (1) new 3-Ton Jib crane at VMA Edmundston Repair Facility.


The jib crane should meet all the criteria of Section 1 of the attached specifications.

The equipment is to be supplied with operators manuals (French and English) as per Section 2-a) of the attached specifications.

Manufacturer's warranty shall be supplied with an authorized repair technician located
within the Province as per section 2-b) of the attached specifications.

WARRANTY must be valid within Canada.

Bidders price shall NOT include any amount in the bid price for the Harmonized Sales Tax(HST).

The contract will be awarded based to the lowest compliant bid, meeting all terms and conditions of the attached specifications.

Prior to award, references will be required as per Section 3(a) and (b) of the attached specifications.


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.
New Bidding Method

Instructions for Bid Submission Effective April 15th

Due to the current pandemic situation, Service New Brunswick will not be accepting paper bids. Bids will only be received in the following manner:

a. By email to: or (do not submit proposals to any other email); OR
b. By e-bidding through NBON (when e-bidding is possible); OR
c. By fax to: (506) 444-4200 (fax received into dedicated email inbox)
Note: Proposals in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be accepted by fax.

Click here Instructions for Bid Submission for instructions on bid submission.
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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Restrictions for Workers entering New Brunswick
All suppliers and workers entering the province of New Brunswick for work purposes must comply with the requirements established by WorkSafe NB and Public Health, including isolation requirements where applicable.
Click here for more information on these requirements.

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

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.

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), BIDSAlert (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 and
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 Branch.

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:

Solicitation documents will be provided in either of the Province of New Brunswick's two official languages; English or French upon request.

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 specifics.

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.

Disclaimer All amendments to the associated notice, including amended documents, plans and specifications (where applicable), are issued by the originator of the notice. MERX asks you to contact the buying agency directly for these amendments. MERX stipulates that potential bidders may also be required to register with the buying authority as a bidder/plan taker. The contact information can be found within the main tender document and/or on this notice abstract.