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March 11, 2005 09:57 ET

Government of Canada Announces $345,000 Standing Offer for Land Remediation in Gander


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MARCH 11, 2005 - 09:57 ET

Government of Canada Announces $345,000 Standing Offer
for Land Remediation in Gander

GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - A
$345,000 competitive regional individual standing offer has been awarded
to Professional Grading & Contracting Ltd., of Gander, Newfoundland and
Labrador, to reclaim contaminated land on an as-and-when-requested
basis. Awarded on behalf of Transport Canada, this standing offer will
expire in September 2006.

The announcement was made today by Scott Simms, MP for
Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor, on behalf of the Honourable Scott
Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government Services.

"This standing offer is part of a long-term remediation action plan for
the Gander region," said Mr. Simms. "It is the product of intensive
research and consultations with local communities, authorities and
stakeholders. Reclaiming this airport zone is part of ongoing efforts by
the Government of Canada to remediate contaminated sites across the
country and to maintain a healthy environment for people in all regions."

The contractor will carry out excavations and screening out of
non-contaminated materials from the soils in and around the Gander
International Airport, Newfoundland. It will build holding pads for
contaminated soils, transport these to an off-site treatment plant and
backfill excavated areas with clean soil. The contractor will also
remove contaminated water from the excavated sites and transport it to a
water treatment facility.

A standing offer is an arrangement that allows government departments
and agencies to deal with suppliers under set prices and conditions. A
contract will exist with a supplier only when a department or agency
orders goods or services from the standing offer agreement. The total
cost of the services supplied under this standing offer will not exceed
$345,000.

For information on contracting opportunities with the Government of
Canada, visit www.merx.com, Canada's official, public sector electronic
tendering service.

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