Request for Proposals – Engineering Services

Port of Argentia Inc. (the Port) invites submissions from qualified Engineering Firms to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to provide in-house professional engineering services and expertise to the Port. The services are required from 1 October 2021 onward on an as-needed basis.

Registered in Newfoundland and Labrador as a non share capital corporation, the Port is mandated to provide effective stewardship of the seaport and industrial property at Argentia to enhance the region’s economic vitality and quality of life. The Port’s vision is to be Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier heavy industrial seaport.

The Port owns and operates Argentia Marine Terminal as well as the Northside Industrial Park, Southside Industrial Park, and Argentia Sunset RV Park. These properties are situated on some 3,000 acres of developed industrial land, and include 280,000 square feet of commercial building space.

Argentia Marine Terminal includes a 430-metre dock with 3 berths situated inside a 100 acre secure compound on the Argentia Northside Peninsula. The Port offers ice free, year-round access, a wide turning basin, heavy lift capacity, and up to 11-metre draught alongside. Stevedoring, transportation, crane, and other dock services are available on site and the Terminal is ISPS compliant to enable calls by international and domestic vessels.

The Port is led by a dedicated volunteer board of directors, and a professional management team with knowledge in port and property management, and business and economic development.

Typical engineering supports provided include structural and other civil engineering work on design and repair to marine and other Port infrastructure and may sometimes include geotechnical support.

Responses to this RFP should include professional qualifications, brief understanding of the professional services required, expectations of a fee structure, references who can certify ability, and experience that demonstrates the qualifications.

Questions may be submitted to: Chris Newhook, General Manager at:
Tel: 709-227-5502
Fax: 709-227-5592
E-mail: [email protected]

Proposals will be accepted up to Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Submit packages in confidence by mailing to:

Port of Argentia, P. O. Box 95, Freshwater, NL A0B 1W0
Attn: Chris Newhook, General Manager


Sealed packages can be dropped off at the Port of Argentia Main Office Building, 1 Augusta Avenue, Argentia, NL A0B 1W0

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