March 10, 2000

Contracts (March 10, 2000)

BDR Research, in Halifax, has received two Fisheries and Oceans Canada contracts. Under the first, valued at $23,698, the company will provide technical support for the performance of bioremediation and phytoremediation field trials. The second, valued at $22,806, is for a study of the chemical kinetics of produced water and its significance for biological effects.

The Centre for Cold Ocean Research (C-CORE), based in St John's, Nfld, is carrying out the first phase of a project involving modelling of long-term pipe/soil interaction, under a $151,277 contract from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

Devel-Tech, in Saskatoon, is providing provincial coverage of Saskatchewan water quality data, under a $53,478 NRCan contract. The company has also received a $32,651 NRCan contract for the compilation of Fort a la Corne forest ecosystem data. Both sets of data are being prepared for connection to NRCan's Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

Brent Gauthier, of Ottawa, has been awarded a $33,521 Environment Canada contract to fulfill a regional individual standing offer for technician services.

Golder Associates, in Burnaby, BC, has received a $36,380 NRCan contract for the preparation and delivery of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management Workshop in Brazil.

Christopher A House, of Nepean, Ont, has been awarded a $49,381 Environment Canada contract to fulfill a regional individual standing offer for engineering services.

Resource Transforms International, in Waterloo, Ont, is conducting a preliminary study of anaerobic fermentation of bio-oil, under a $21,442 NRCan contract.

SL Ross Environmental Research, in Ottawa, is preparing a white paper on future directions for Canadian Coast Guard oil spill research and development, under a $26,696 contract from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

During January and February, 122 science and technology contracts were awarded, worth a total of $25.1 million. Ninety-nine of these, with a total value of $23.8 million, were awarded to consultants and other industry firms. Departmental contracts included five for Environment Canada, worth $316,441; six for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, worth $348,280; and 25 for NRCan, worth $1.26 million. To date in fiscal 1999-2000, 750 contracts have been awarded, valued at $114.1 million, compared with 910 contracts with a total value of $126.6 million for the same period in 1998-99.

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