Public Services and Procurement Canada has purchased equipment on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard to help it protect Canada’s oceans and waterways.
“Our Government is committed to keeping our oceans and waterways healthy, so that Canadians will benefit for generations to come,” said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility. “These new and modern trailers will help the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard respond rapidly to environmental spills, while supporting jobs and economic growth in Ontario.”
Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $1.2-million contract to J & J Trailers Manufacturers and Sales Inc., from Scarborough, Ontario, for the acquisition of 23 boom trailers, associated services, and products.
Boom trailer are used to transport booms, which are temporary flotation barriers used to contain pollution spills in marine water, to locations where they are needed.
The contract includes options to acquire additional trailers and services, up to a value of approximately $6.3 million. This contract will create up to eight new jobs, while maintaining 32 existing jobs.
“Our Government is committed to keeping our coasts and waters safe and clean,” said the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. “These trailers will provide the Canadian Coast Guard with the tools and equipment they need to continue to do so, while creating jobs in Ontario.”
Under this contract, the new equipment will be delivered in the coming months to the following locations: Richmond and Victoria, British Columbia; Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.