The MSRC Wins Bid for the Training of the Great Lakes Pilots23 September 2019
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – September 22, 2019 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce that it has been granted a four-year contract, with an optional additional year, to provide training for all pilots under the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA).
To ensure transparency, fairness and merit-based business practices, last May, the GLPA issued a request for proposals (RFP) to training facilities across Canada seeking proposals from bidders to provide specialized ship simulator training courses and exercises for its marine pilots and apprentice-pilots of the Great Lakes Region.
The seven-part bid solicitation was very stringent in terms of technical capabilities, human resource skills, experience and financial stability. “The MSRC is extremely proud to have been selected by the GLPA as their sole training provider,” declared MSRC’s Director, Paul Racicot. “This is a very strong vote of confidence from a well-established pilotage authority.”
“All our pilots are part of a five-year continued proficiency training program to ensure their skills are maintained and continuously upgraded to ensure safe pilotage services are provided in the Great Lakes Region,” indicated GLPA’s Chief Executive Officer Michèle Bergevin. “The MSRC has a long-standing relationship with GLPA pilots, who have often praised the Centre and its personnel for their professionalism and efficiency.”
“Great Lakes pilots have attended the MSRC for their training and evaluation and have come to expect a certain level of excellence. We are looking forward to attending their facility once again.” indicated Captain Diane Couture, Director of Operations for the GLPA.