Bidder Information


Inquiries may be directed to Carl Makrides, Director, Resources & Rights, at

How to Bid

Bidders are reminded to carefully read and follow the instructions for submitting a bid, as bids that are submitted incorrectly will not be considered. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is not obligated to accept any bid nor is the CNSOPB required to issue an interest as the result of Call for Bids NS21-1.

Section 2.3 of Call for Bids NS21-1 describes the submission of bids. Terms and Conditions require the successful bidder post a Work Deposit in the amount of 25 per cent of its Work Expenditure Bid, within 30 days of receiving notice that their bid was successful, as a condition of issuance of the Exploration Licence (EL).

Bids completed in the proper format, as described in section 2.3, must be received by the CNSOPB before 4 p.m. Atlantic Time on November 3, 2021 at the following address:

Carl Makrides
Director, Resources & Rights
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
8th Floor, T.D. Centre
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3K9

Amendments To Call For Bids NS21-1

The CNSOPB may amend Call for Bids NS21-1 at any time up to 10 days prior to the closing date of 4 p.m. Atlantic Time on November 3, 2021. Any amendment made to Call for Bids NS21-1 shall be published on this website. Bidders are advised to refer to this website prior to submitting their bids. 

Licensing Information

Additional information on licensing and activity authorizations is available by clicking here.