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Regional Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing

Correctional Service of Canada | Published March 20, 2017  -  Deadline September 5, 2017
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This requirement is for: The Correctional Service of Canada,

Trade agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), World Trade Organisation-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)/Canada-Peru, Canada-Colombia and/or Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreements

Tendering procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid.

Competitive Procurement Strategy: lowest priced compliant bid,

Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business:

This procurement is not subject to any set-asides for Aboriginal Suppliers.

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement:

This procurement is not subject to a Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement.

Security Requirements:

This contract does not include security requirements.

Nature of Requirements:

The following is a summary of the statement of work for this requirement.

Correctional Service Canada has an annual requirement for testing, inspection and certification of fire alarm and fire protection systems at eight institutions, one Regional Supply Depot and one Community Correctional Centre.

Objectives: The annual testing and certification of all nine aspects of the fire protection systems in accordance with NFPA 10, 14, 17, 17A, 25, 72, 96, CAN/ULC S536 and CAN/ULC S552, NFC 2015 and CSA B64.10.1-11.

Deliverables:

Provision of all labour, parts and materials, tools, equipment, transportation and supervision necessary to provide an annual test for all nine aspects of the Fire Protection Systems as follows including:

main fire alarm system and all components/devices;

wet, dry, and pre action fire sprinkler systems;

emergency lighting and exit signs in all buildings;

fire extinguishers;

fire hydrants;

back flow back flow prevention assemblies;

fire hoses;

kitchen hood(s) chemical sprinkler suppression system (semi annually);

Vesda smoke alarm system

Kitchen suppression system item

Provision of reports

Term of Contract:

Period of the Contract:

The Work is to be performed during the period of June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019, with option to extend up to one additional one year period under the same conditions.

File Number: 21801-16-0131

Contracting Authority: Ella Tromp

33991 Gladys Avenue

Abbotsford, BC

V2S 2E8

Telephone number: 604-870-2521

Facsimile number: 604-870-2444

E-mail: ella.tromp@csc-scc.gc.ca

NOTE TO BIDDERS: Bidders can obtain the complete statement of work and evaluation criteria by ordering the solicitation document and associated documents from Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.

The Crown reserves the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada (English or French).

Given the nature of the requirements, proposals submitted by such means as facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

After contract award, bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the results of the bid solicitation process. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.

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Topics include:

Overview of the federal government contracting process;

Searching for opportunities on the Buy and Sell - Tenders website;

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The full schedule of seminars can be found on the Buyandsell.gc.ca website, under Event Calendar (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/event-calendar).

Chemical Repellent Treatments

Department of National Defence | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 28, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Chemical Repellent Treatments  W7702-175839/A Chubey, Karen Telephone - (204) 291-5928  Fax - (204) 983-7796   The Department of National Defence (DND), Defence Research and Development Canada in Ralston, Alberta has a requirement to supply and treat fabrics, perform durability conditioning, perform repellency performance testing on an as and when requested basis in accordance to the Statement of Work attached at Annex A herein.  The period of the Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) is from Date ofissuance to April 30 2018 with Canada retaining an irrevocable option to extend the SOA for an additional two (2) consecutive one (1) year periods.  Work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work and terms and conditions specified herein.  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Bilateral Trade Agreements and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).   Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

IN-SITU SITE REMEDIAL SERVICES

National Capital Commission | Published March 9, 2017  -  Deadline April 19, 2017
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Invitation

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is calling for Technical & Financial Proposal(s) from remediation contractors to provide in-situ site remediation services at two independent contaminated sites within the National Capital Commission’s Greenbelt in Ottawa, Ontario. Work under this Contract includes:

  1. In-Situ Activated Carbon Adsorption with Enhanced Bioremediation and/or Chemical Reduction to remediate soil and groundwater impacted with Volatile Organic Compounds at NCC Parking Lot P19 located on Leitrim Road, west of Ramsayville Road in Ottawa, ON (P19 Leitrim Road); and,

  2. In-Situ Activated Carbon Adsorption with Enhanced Bioremediation and/or Chemical Reduction to remediate soil and groundwater impacted with Petroleum Parameters (BTEX and F1-F4 Petroleum Hydrocarbons) at 16 Tauvette Street, Ottawa, ON. The in-situ remedial program at 16 Tauvette Street may be combined with source removal by excavation, if desired.

Please note that one Contract (for the two sites) or two Contracts (one per site), may be awarded as a result of this Request for Proposal. Basis of Award will be based on the lowest compliant offer per site

A non-mandatory site visit for 16 Tauvette has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 10am, EDT. Bidders can enter the site from 2389 Pépin Court. https://goo.gl/maps/GJZoNYimVaP2 . If there is still a lot of snow, bidders will have to park beside the red barn and walk to the remedial area. If clear, the bidders may proceed to the parking lot at the rear of the property. https://goo.gl/maps/SgXvrirKfUB2 Please drive slowly (max 10 km/h) on the property. NCC representative(s) will meet bidders near the barn or rear parking lot. Bidders are invited to visit P19 Leitrim https://goo.gl/maps/MTKHoBePQDE2 at their discretion since the site is accessible to the public. Note: Google links above require Google Chrome web browser

The official Government Electronic Tendering Service website is http://buyandsell.gc.ca . Please ensure that you download your document from this site, in order to obtain all information related to the tender. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received all the posted tender information to ensure tender compliance and not be disqualified.
Tenders & bid security must be forwarded to the attention

Procurement Services, National Capital Commission

40 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor Security Office

Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7

Envelope to reference NCC tender file # AL1696.

Bid closing date is April 19, 2017 at 3pm EDT. Late or faxed bids will not be accepted.
There is no public opening scheduled.
The procurement process of this tender is subject to WTO - Agreement on Government Procurement.

Handheld Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) spectrometer

Department of National Defence | Published March 8, 2017
Winner
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

FTIR Analyser

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 8, 2017
Winner
Novatech Analytical Solutions Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

HAND HELD XRF

Parks Canada | Published February 23, 2017
Winner
Karsh Scientific Incorporated
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 55000

Contaminants and Health Effects in Wildlife in Canadian Great Lakes and the National Chemicals Monitoring Plan

Environment Canada | Published February 28, 2017  -  Deadline October 4, 2017
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To compile and report on data on contaminants and health of wildlife in Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC); to assess the beneficial use impairments (BUI) of wildlife in the AOC; to create databases, reports and presentations to be used in assessing the status of delisting criteria. Secondarily to compile, organize, tabulate and write reports on wildlife data generated by the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) National Monitoring Program. Also prepare metadata and databases for input into the Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Data catalogue.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Services

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published February 20, 2017
Winner
Revolution Environmental Solutions LP
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising and Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Best Overall  Proposal GSIN Description:  Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Services Quantity: 1

Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 7, 2017
Winner
TA Instrument Waters LLC
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

Chemical Analysis Instruments - Repair and Overhaul

Department of National Defence | Published March 7, 2017
Winner
Gamble Technologies Limited
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments - Repair and Overhaul Quantity: 1

WATER TREATMENT SERVICES for National Research Council Canada, Montreal Road (Headquarters) Ottawa

National Research Council Canada | Published March 6, 2017  -  Deadline December 4, 2017
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Water Treatment Services

for

National Research Council Canada, Montreal Road (Headquarters) Ottawa

Background:

The National Research Council Canada, Montreal Road (Headquarters), located at 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa requires the services of an organization specialized in the water treatment process which includes all water boiler systems, all cooling towers, all hot water loops and all chilled water loops.

Tasks:

The water treatment program will include all chemical products, any required equipment, and professional consulting services to:

  1. Improve program safety and reduce program risk/liability
  2. Reduce fuel and electrical consumption through heat transfer efficiency. This is accomplished by minimizing scale, corrosion, fouling, and microbiological growth, which create deposits on heat transfer surfaces.
  3. Minimize repair and maintenance costs associated with replacement and cleaning of equipment due to scale, corrosion, fouling, or microbiological activity.
  4. Provide professional, knowledgeable and involved sales/service personnel to ensure program success.
  5. Accurately monitor program results and communicate appropriate recommendations with quantifiable business oriented justifications.
  6. Thoroughly train maintenance personnel on the implementation and control of the program.

Timeframe and Delivery Dates:

The proposal is for these five year(s) periods.

Year 1 April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Year 2 April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Year 3 April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Year 4 April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Year 5 April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities - Mandatory requirements:

  • The proposed supplier must have at least 15 years’ experience working in the field of Industrial Chemical Sales and Service.
  • On-site staff must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Technical Service Technician
  • The on-site staff must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science.
  • The proposed product and service supplier must be able to provide a one hour response time to the Ottawa area which allows for face to face meetings on a monthly basis and for quick response over urgent operational issues.
  • The proposed supplier must regulate the concentration of amine using an on-site analyzer system which is designed to continuously monitor and control the concentration of amine in the system. A sample conditioning module prepares the process sample as it is being pumped to an analyzer. The conditioned sample is measured as it passes through a polished, quartz tube in the fluorometer by the following process; an excitation light source shines through the quartz tube, the conditioned sample fluoresces, and a photomultiplier measures the emitted light. The quantity of light emitted is proportional to the amount of chemical present in the system
  • The proposed supplier must use for the boiler, an internal sludge conditioner with an all polymer product to reduce the internal boiler corrosion and have an integrated fluorescent dye for the ease of testing (within 5 sec) and control
  • There must be no additional installation cost associated in the implementation of the proposed water conditioning system.
  • The proposed supplier must be able to supply/rent to the NRCC fully automated solid chemical systems for complete chemical control for large cooling tower systems. This system will have remote control and access ability.

Chemical bulk delivery:

CHEMICAL STORAGE AND HANDLING REQUIREMENTS

We are concerned with chemical storage, drum handling and disposal at our site. To eliminate chemical handling by site personnel, all products must be capable of being fed neat (without dilution or contact) by our operators. In order to minimize our liability in this regard, we require the following regarding chemical delivery and storage:

***Chemical Storage Requirements:

a) Storage container material of construction must be stainless steel. It must have an appropriate lining if storing corrosive chemical material. Exteriors must be stainless for strength.

b) Secondary containment volume must be at least 150% of the delivered chemical storage container volume.

c) Storage tanks must have bottom drain capabilities to insure positive, flooded suction for chemical pumping and injection and to allow complete emptying of the vessel.

d) Storage containers must have a clear sight glass with inventory and drawdown capabilities for monitoring and control of the chemical program.

e) Pumps must be located inside the containment.

f) The supplier must retain ownership of tanks.

g) Tanks must be vented and fitted with fume suppression equipment during delivery.

h) Tanks must be fitted with automated inventory control and re-ordering equipment to prevent running out of chemical unexpectedly and to notify supplier of use rate abnormalities.

i) Tanks must be fitted with automated inventory control and re-ordering equipment to prevent running out of chemical unexpectedly and to notify supplier of use rate abnormalities.

*Chemical Delivery Requirements:

a) Chemical transport equipment must comply with DOT requirements for transporting hazardous material.

b) Chemical transport equipment brought on site must be stainless steel on exterior for strength.

c) No empty or full chemical transport equipment is to be stored on-site.

d) Deliveries must be made by chemical handlers working for the chemical provider and not a third party contractor with the following certifications

i) Certified in WHIMS compliance

ii) Equipped with PPE on-site for delivery and transfer of chemical.

iii) Equipped with items required to handle spills and any unexpected incidents.

e) Chemicals must be transportable up steps if needed.

Dry Chemical Packaging, Storage and Handling Requirements

We are concerned with the amount of liquid chemicals being used and stored on campus. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce freight charges and increase safety, we are asking for solid chemical feed and control programs for the cooling systems. This ensures the least amount of packaging material is used and makes storage easier due to the concentrated form of the chemistry. Minimal handling is allowed but must be minimized (i.e. placing solid bricks in feeder/dispenser is allowed). Training regarding proper PPE shall be provided at no additional cost. In addition, biocides should be handled with care to minimize contact with operators and workers. In order to minimize our liability in this regard, we require the following regarding chemical packaging, delivery and storage.

***Chemical Packaging Requirements:

a) Chemical packaging material must be recyclable and made of cardboard. Actual chemical bricks shall retain a light plastic wrapper to minimize dust until product can be place in dissolver.

b) Chemical packaging must provide >90% reduction in packaging material by weight as compared to 5 gallon pails.

c) There shall be no specified Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) required for handling the chemical bricks.

***Chemical Shipping Requirements:

a) Chemical containers or boxes must be capable of shipping overnight for emergency use.

b) Deliveries must not require specialized training or additional safety precautions.

c) Boxes of solid chemistry must be capable of being stored in a cabinet to minimize chemical footprint.

Large System Liquid Chemical Addition and Control (one system on site)

1. Chemical control panel for bleed control and inject of chemical is to meet the following minimum requirements:

· The Controller must be able to directly monitor and control both the addition of the corrosion inhibitor, the Primary Oxidizing Biocide and the secondary biocide. It must also be able to measure the active polymer in the system.

· The controller must have the ability to monitor and control conductivity (bleed).

· The controller is to be equipped with an automatic system that detects and reacts to Biological Activity real time to base feed and control strategies on both planktonic and sessile bacteria levels. The feed strategies must allow for manual, slug-based or timer feed options. This shall include pre-bleed and lockout capability.

· The controller must also be capable of monitoring and controlling the condenser water’s pH, and ORP.

· The control system must have in-line mild steel and copper corrosion probes, and be capable of sending those readings to the controller for instantaneous corrosion rate measurements.

· The unit must be capable of measuring turbidity.

· The controller must have the ability for remote monitoring and control, either through a phone line, or a web based system. It must also be able to send Alarms via phones, texts and/or emails.

· The controller must be equipped with a Data Management program, capable of storing measured values for a one year period, and be able to generate graphs and reports on any or all of the variables.

· Additional measurement capabilities shall include temperature, cell fouling, background fluorescence, relay status, and pulse counter with water meter.

· The controller shall be capable of calculating the following parameters: Holding Time Index, System Volume, Blowdown Rate, Heat Rejection, Makeup Water Rate, Recirculation Rate, Pump Duty, and Product Usage.

· The controller shall have additional two (2) 4/20 mA input relays and eight (8) additional output relays.

Large System Dry Chemical Addition and Control (two systems on site)

We are very concerned with our environmental foot print and the safety aspects of our cooling water program and are requiring a solid chemistry feed and control program. The program shall have the ability to have each component (inhibitor and biocides) to be in a solid form along with real time control of the solid form inhibitor chemistry.

Treatment Dispenser

The solid chemistry dispenser shall meet the following minimum requirements:

· The capacity of the dispensing tube shall equate to the volume of active product in a 5 to 15 gallon container.

· The reservoir that contains the dissolving solid brick chemistry shall have 3 level sensors to minimize chemical spills.

· At least one level sensor must be capable of shutting down the flow to prevent overflow conditions.

· The reservoir shall be capable of doubling its capacity with two solid dispenser units and maintain one common reservoir to simplify feed and demand strategies based on real time control.

· Dispenser shall be capable of automatically notifying the operator of low inventory chemical levels.

· Dispenser must contain an automatic safety shut off when the inventory lid is opened to prevent spray or spill incidences.

· Dispenser shall be IP-67 rated for environmental conditions.

· Dispensing unit must have passed temperature testing for a range between 33F to 140F (please provide laboratory test results/proof).

Cooling Towers – Conventional Treatment (17 systems on site, most year round operation)

The NRCC recognizes that technology changes over time and updating is required from time to time. Due to the number of cooling towers and the differences in size and operation of each, there are various controller platforms used. As each unit is assessed and replaced the following criteria will be followed

Chemical control panel for bleed control and injection of chemical is to meet the following minimum requirements:

· The Controller must be able to directly monitor and control both the addition of the corrosion inhibitor, the Primary Oxidizing Biocide and the Secondary biocide. It must also be able to measure the active polymer in the system.

· The controller must have the ability to monitor and control conductivity (bleed).

· The controller must also be capable of monitoring the condenser water’s ORP.

· The unit must be capable of measuring turbidity.

· The controller must have the ability for remote monitoring and control, either through a phone line, or a web based system. It must also be able to send Alarms via phones, texts and/or emails.

· The controller must be equipped with a Data Management program, capable of storing measured values for a one year period, and be able to generate graphs and reports on any or all of the variables.

· Additional measurement capabilities shall include temperature, cell fouling, background fluorescence, relay status, and pulse counter with water meter.

· The controller shall be capable of calculating the following parameters: Holding Time Index, System Volume, Blowdown Rate, Heat Rejection, Makeup Water Rate, Recirculation Rate, Pump Duty, and Product Usage.

· The controller shall have additional two (2) 4/20 mA input relays and eight (8) additional output relays.

CLOSED LOOP CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

The NRCC has over 100 closed loops located in the various buildings on the Montreal Rd. campus. The closed loops require corrosion inhibitor to be maintained to prolong the life of the systems and ensure the highest heat exchange capacity. Consideration will need to be made in terms of quantity of treatment these systems on an ongoing basis. Professional guidance will be required if a system becomes a challenge to the staff of NRCC with regards to the correcting of the systems chemistry.

Service

1. Minimum monthly site service visits with reports and recommendations to be submitted to manager in a professional type written manner. All reports are to be maintained on site in binder format for the current contract year. Weekly reports must also be submitted to the manager with all of the parameters that the control system is measuring as specified in Section B.

Laboratory and analytical capabilities

Vendor shall own and operate their lab and have the ISO 9001:2000 certification and not sub-contract analysis.

Vendor should be able to provide the following analysis:

· Deposit analysis

· Resin analysis

· Membrane analysis

· Complete Differential Microbiological Analyses

· Metallurgy

Chemical Analysis Instruments

Environment Canada | Published February 27, 2017
Winner
Miltenyi Biotec Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 105000

Chemical Analysis Instruments

Department of National Defence | Published February 27, 2017
Winner
Meso Scale Diagnostics LLC
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

Sodium Formate

Transport Canada | Published February 27, 2017
Winner
Nachurs Alpine Solutions Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Miscellaneous Chemical Specialities Quantity: 1

Portable Handheld XRF Analyzer

Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Published February 27, 2017
Winner
Karsh Scientific Incorporated
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

Chemical Analysis Instruments

Environment Canada | Published February 14, 2017
Winner
2496261 Ontario Inc.
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Interchangeable Parts GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 299

Thermal Optical Carbon Analyzer

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 13, 2017
Winner
Sunset Laboratory Incorporated
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description:  Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 3

RISO Chemical Toilets - NB/PEI

Department of National Defence | Published March 13, 2017
Winner
Fero Waste & Recycling Inc.
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description:  PORTABLE TOILETS, RENTAL Quantity: 1

Chemical Analysis of Air Samples

Health Canada | Published March 13, 2017  -  Deadline April 24, 2017
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP)

Solicitation #: 1000184498 Closing Date: April 24, 2017 Time: 2 p.m. EDT

This requirement is for the department of Health Canada.

Title:

Chemical Analysis of Air Samples

Scope:

Health Canada has a requirement to establish multiple Standing Offer Agreements (SOA’s) with one or more suppliers capable of providing Chemical Analysis of Air Samples for the following Streams:

  1. The chemical analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOC) collected using 3M Model #3500 passive sampling badges,
  2.  Elemental ICP-MS analysis of airborne particulate matter collected using Teflon filters,
  3. The chemical analysis of nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and ozone passive samples collected using Ogawa badges,
  4. The gravimetric analysis of Teflon and polyurethane foam filters,
  5.  The chemical analysis of particle-phase and gas-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) using URG personal pesticide samplers (URG-2000-25),
  6. The chemical analysis of aldehydes (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein) collected using SKC UMEX 100 passive samplers,
  7. XRF analysis of 33 chemical elements on airborne particulate matter collected using Teflon filters, and
  8. The chemical analysis of volatile organic compounds collected using thermal desorption tubes.

    Objectives of the Requirement

    Health Canada scientists in the Air Health Science Division have played a leading role in understanding the effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on human health in Canada. Studies completed to date include: the relationship between personal, indoor and outdoor air pollution and lung function and cardiovascular health; spatial variability of air pollutants within an urban area; intervention study to improve indoor air quality in homes with an attached garage; the health effects of ozone and particles on the cardiovascular-respiratory system; and a personal exposure study in different urban transportation microenvironments. Studies are being developed to better understand the association between PM2.5 oxidative potential and cause-specific mortality; the effects of indoor air quality on childrens’ respiratory health in First Nation communities; and to investigate and quantify recent marine vessel emission regulations on population exposures for criteria air pollutants and quantify contributions of marine sector emissions to PM2.5 and PM2.5-associated air toxics; and to investigate VOC species data, including new and emerging chemicals in newly constructed homes.

    Health Canada’s objective is to meet its analytical requirement through the establishment of up to two (2) Standing Offers for each Stream offered to facilitate the on-going analyses of chemical samples collected through our research. 

    Estimated Value:

    The total value of all Standing Offer Agreements for all Streams resulting from this Request for Standing Offer shall not exceed $2,500,000.00 including all applicable taxes, over a four (4) year period from date of signing of the Standing Offer Agreement. 

    Ownership of Intellectual Property:

    The Crown will own the Intellectual Property as per Treasury Board policy since the main purpose of the contract is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.

    Security Requirement:

    Most call-ups will not have a security requirement.

    Mandatory Requirements:

    See Request for Standing Offer as each stream has its own mandatory requirements.

    Selection Methodology

    The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a Standing Offer.

    Enquiries regarding this Request for Standing Offer are to be submitted in writing to:

    Robert Merrick

    Contracting Authority

    E-mail: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

Chemical Analysis, Fume Hoods

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 13, 2017
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REQUIREMENT

By means of the RFP, NRCan is seeking proposals from bidders for the provision of a Research Method Chemical Analysis Investigation at the NRCan Laboratories located at 555 and 601 Booth Street in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. 

CONDITIONS OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

There shall be no direct payment by NRCan for costs incurred for the presentation and submission of proposals in response to this RFP.

ESTIMATED CONTRACT PERIOD

The estimated period of the contract will be from contract award to April 30, 2017.

SOLICITATION/BID CLOSING DATE AND SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

The deadline for submissions of bids in response to this RFP is 13 March 2017 @ 02:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).

NRCan will not assume responsibility for proposals directed to any other location. Proposals not received in the Bid Receiving Unit by the closing time, will be return to the Bidder unopened.

ENQUIRIES

All enquiries concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing to danielle.gudbranson@canada.ca as early as possible within the bidding period. Enquiries must be received no less than three (3) calendar days prior to the bid closing date to allow sufficient time to provide a response. Enquiries received after that time may not be able to be answered prior to the bid closing date.

RIGHTS OF NRCAN

NRCan reserves the right to:

- Seek clarification or obtain verification of statements made in a proposal;

- Reject any or all proposals received in response to this RFP; 

- Enter into negotiations with one or more Bidders on any or all aspects of its proposal;

- Accept any proposal in whole or in part without prior negotiation;

- Cancel and/or re-issue this RFP at any time;

- Verify any or all information provided by the Bidder with respect to this RFP including references;

- Retain all proposals submitted in response to this RFP;

- Declare a proposal non-compliant if NRCan determines during the evaluation phase, that the Bidder does not have the legal status, facilities and technical, financial and managerial capabilities to fulfill the requirements stated herein;

- Discontinue the evaluation of any proposals which are determined, at any stage of the evaluation process, to be non-compliant.