RFP re-issued for removal of former HMCS Cormorant from downtown Bridgewater

The former HMCS Cormorant sits moored at the Port of Bridgewater on the downtown waterfront. In addition to the Cormorant, two other vessels are moored on the same jetty.


The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the removal of the derelict former Navy ship HMCS Cormorant from the Port of Bridgewater has had to be re-issued.

“The previous RFP was cancelled due to none of the bids meeting the technical requirement,” said Stephen Bornais, communications advisor for the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

A new RFP was issued by DFO Procurement on Sept. 17, with a closing date of Sept. 28.

Initially, the RFP was issued on June 30 with an Aug. 10 closing which was extended to Aug. 24.

The RFP preamble states, in part, that the Canadian Coast Guard – Atlantic Region “has the urgent requirement” to have all bulk pollutants removed from the vessel, the vessel prepared for towage to a dismantling and recycling facility, and final dismantle and recycling of vessel to permanently eliminate the threat posed by the vessel.

“An all-inclusive contract is the preferred option for this operation.”

The new RFP reads that no extension will be granted to the bis solicitation “due to the following factors:

-Urgent nature of this requirement

-Imminent threat to the marine environment

-The requirement was previously posted for more than 40 days

-Federal acts and legislation mandating the department to take measures to prevent pollution; and

-There is a limited weather window for this operation.

The vessel has been moored in Bridgewater for approximately 20 years.

Source: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/rfp-re-issued-for-removal-of-former-hmcs-cormorant-from-downtown-bridgewater-499880/