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Package # VB-S-C-2018 Marine EEM QBE Nomination Closing Date
Title Marine EEM Tender Issue Date TBA
    Bid Closing Date TBA

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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'><font size="3">Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited (VNL) has implemented Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) Programs associated with its Mine and Concentrator operation in Labrador in accordance with its EEM Plan (monitoring commitments outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement) and monitoring requirements under the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span></font><font size="3">Monitoring targets in the marine environment are water quality, sediment quality, fish and benthic macro invertebrates.</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'><font size="3">This Request for Proposal (RFP) describes the scope of work that a consultant would undertake to address both the marine Follow-up EEM program and the MMER EEM program from 2018 to 2022.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span></font><font size="3">Synergies exist between both programs and will be referenced throughout the RFP.</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'><font size="3">The consultant’s proposal will clearly identify the proposed study design and methodology and the schedule to conduct both EEM programs (Follow-up and MMER).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span></font><font size="3">Relevant experience and expertise of all study members must be provided.</font><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span><font size="3">The proposal will also identify local aboriginal involvement in the program.</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><font size="3"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>2.0<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span></span></strong><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: EN-CA;'>Scope of Work</span></strong></font></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: EN-CA;'></span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: EN-CA;'><font size="3">2.1 <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">      </span></font><font size="3">Follow-up Marine EEM Program</font></span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: EN-CA;'></span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'><font size="3">For this RFP, monitoring targets selected for the environmental effects monitoring (follow-up program) in the marine environment are:</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'></span></p><ul style="list-style-type: disc; direction: ltr;"><li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;"><p style="text-align: justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .25in .75in;"><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>Benthic invertebrate community survey</span></p></li><li style="'color:" rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style="'text-align:" justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .25in .75in;'><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis); </span></p></li><li style="'color:" rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style="'text-align:" justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .25in .75in;'><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>Sediment quality; and</span></p></li><li style="'color:" rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style="'text-align:" justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .25in .75in;'><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>Water quality; </span></p><p style="'text-align:" justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;'><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'> </span></p><p style="'text-align:" justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;'><span style="'font-family:" "Arial","sans-serif";'>Each monitoring target is described in a separate section, with the description addressing the level of monitoring to apply to the affected parameters. A summary of the EEM program schedule for 2018 to 2022 is provided in <br /> Table 2.1.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span></span></p></li></ul><p><br /></p>