Updated: Maritime Launch release Request for Sources Sought to expand team and select A&E Owner Authorized Representative

As the significant demand for launch from Canada has increased and the payload backlog at other global sites has increased, Maritime Launch has received statements of interest from numerous launch vehicle developers. Due to this intense demand, we are currently reviewing proposals, and will down-select candidate small class launch vehicles that may be incorporated into the Spaceport Nova Scotia offerings to industry. With the first phase of construction now complete, our call for Sources Sought will ensure we select the right candidate who will work with us to select the A&E Design firm and evaluate the launch site layout and safely maximize Spaceport Nova Scotia’s offerings to our growing satellite client base.

-- said President and CEO, Steve Matier

Maritime Launch Services Inc. (NEO: MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF), developer of Canada’s first commercial spaceport, Spaceport Nova Scotia, is seeking candidate firms and individuals to serve as the Architectural and Engineering Design (A&E), Owner Authorized Representative (OAR), and support the expansion of small class launch vehicle offerings at Spaceport Nova Scotia.

Maritime Launch has completed the initial road network construction and the interim design layout for the medium class launch anchor tenant for the site. Prior to the start of the second phase of construction at the site of Spaceport Nova Scotia, Maritime Launch will select the OAR candidate.

The selected firm or individuals will support Maritime Launch in site configuration, facility requirements, Launch Vehicle interface requirements and operational requirements including, but not limited to, owner supplied equipment, security, maintenance, staffing levels, and operations management. The selected candidate will work in close coordination with the construction manager for Spaceport Nova Scotia, Lindsay Construction.

All interested parties are requested to submit their capabilities and qualifications to Maritime Launch. Submissions of any information in response to this notice is voluntary. Responses shall include comprehensive experience in the following:

  • Develop an owner statement of requirements for each facility
  • Tender A&E design packages
  • Review drawings and specifications and direct A&E design firms
  • Review and manage budgets associated with design and construction
  • During construction, act as a liaison between design teams, contractors, and owner-supplied equipment suppliers      

The Sources Sought RFI is now available to interested bidders. Proposals will be received until May 15, 2023, at 11:59pm and must be submitted electronically to info@maritimelaunch.com.


Maritime Launch - Sources Sought RFI


Maritime Launch Services

Sarah McLean

Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs