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Glass Coverslipper

Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Published November 30, 2017  -  Deadline November 1, 2018
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Glass Coverslipper  39903-180774/A Hall, Marlene Telephone No. - (204) 230-0147  Fax No. - (204) 983-7796   Line 1, Glass Coverslipper  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has a requirement for the supply and delivery of 1 (one) Glass Coverslipper .At the National Center for Foreign Animal Diseases in Winnipeg, the Pathology department plays a key role in the diagnosis and research of Foreign Animal Disease. The stained slides require a chemical treatment in order for them to be removed from the containment lab to be photomicrographed. We have to re-coverslip these slides with glass coverslips, as slides with film coverslips have a tendency to fad over time.  It is mandatory that Bidders demonstrate compliance with the mandatory performance specifications outlined below in the Compliance Matrix.   FOB Destination: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg, Manitoba,  Canada  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).  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.

Precipitation Gauge Antifreeze

Environment Canada | Published November 30, 2017  -  Deadline October 1, 2018
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Precipitation Gauge Antifreeze  K3D33-180289/A Carriere, Nancy Telephone No. - (613) 545-8764  Fax No. - (613) 545-8067   The Meteorological Service (MSC) requires the supply and delivery of chemical mixes of 1, 2 Propylene Glycol with Methyl Alcohol in 4.0 litre jugs/bottles on an as and when requested basis  to specific locations across Canada as per Annex A, Requirement attached hereto.  It is the intention of Canada to issue one (1) National Individual Standing Offer for this requirement.  The resulting Standing Offer will be from issuance to 31 March 2021 with the irrevocable option to extend the term of the Standing Offer by up to two (2) additional one (1) year periods.   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.

Annual Chemical Fume Hood Verification and Biological Safety Cabinet Certification

Health Canada | Published November 28, 2017  -  Deadline October 1, 2018
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The National Capital Real Property Division (NCRPD) of Health Canada requires services to verify its chemical fume hoods. All verifications are to be carried out in accordance with the CSA Z316.5-15 Fume Hoods and Associated Exhaust Systems standard, which includes ASHRAE 110-1995 Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods.

NCRPD also intends to certify it's Biological Safety Cabinets at Health Canada laboratories in the NCR in accordance with NSF/ANSI 49-2014 Biosafety Cabinetry: Design, Construction, Performance, and Field Certification -Annex F.

Health Canada will only accept a testing procedure that can be reproduced, and follows the methodology set forth in the standard.

The type of equipment that will be used as well as the procedure will be a requirement of the resulting contract. This information is to be included in the Bidder's Proposal.

CON-TEST has had the contract since September 2013.

inverted fluorescent microscope

Department of National Defence | Published November 24, 2017  -  Deadline August 1, 2018
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   inverted fluorescent microscope  W0114-185526/A Weaver, Tammy Telephone No. - (613) 484-1809 (    ) Fax No. - (613) 545-8067 (    )  This requirement is to purchase an inverted fluorescent microscope for a cellular molecular laboratory to allow for the visualization and tracking of biological material that includes RNA, proteins, and cells (including sperm cells). The inverted microscope must be equipped for phase contrast, polarized light, and fluorescence and include a camera, dual channel digital microinjection system, and a pipette puller. It must be able to measure, track in real-time, track with movie, and image live sperm motility. Most importantly, the microscope should be compatible with the existing Nikon microscopes (camera system DS-Fi2 and SMZ-18 microscope) in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department at Royal Military College of Canada so that objectives, filters, and cameras can be shared across platforms to allow for a broader range of use for many research groups at RMC. Since there will be many users, the microscope should have functionality to gather data from automated internal sensors and guide the user through the appropriate methodology.  Qty: 1  All the deliverables must be received on or before 01 March 2018.  Training is to be completed no later than 29 March 2018.      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.

Laboratory Analysis Services

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published December 1, 2017  -  Deadline January 15, 2018
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:    Laboratory Analysis Services  Supply, from time to time as required, physico-chemical and microbiological analysis services (analysis) on behalf of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) Quebec Region's Environmental Services.  The Analysis are required for the Quebec Region and will be used to assist the Project Authorities for whom work is carried out.   The required services are:  1.Analyse samples in accordance with the parameters listed in Annex B and/or C - Basis of Payment, store samples as per applicable standards (freezing for soil and sediment) and provide certificates of analysis.  2.Provide containers suitable for sampling, including coolers.  3.Compare, at all time, analysis results with the criteria or standards corresponding to the sampled matrices (sediment, soil, water, residual material) and present them, on request, in an interpretive report.  4.Compare, at all times, the drinking water analysis results with appropriate criteria or recommendations.   5.Upload, at all times, the drinking water analysis results to a website in a predetermined data format.  6.Provide sampling services on request and submit a sampling report.  The department (client) the services shall be provided to is: Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC)    Quebec Offices 1550 Avenue of Estimauville Quebec City, Quebec G1J 0C7  Montreal Offices 800 de la Gauchetière West 7300 Office Montreal, Quebec H5A 1L6  Offerors may submit an offer for each area, namely Sediment AND/OR Soil, Water, Drinking Water, and Residual Material.  The Offeror's main laboratory shall undertake internally, in its own facilities (no subcontracting), at least seventy (70) percent (70%) of analysis for the Sediment, Soil, Water, Drinking Water, Residual Material parameters identified in Basis of Payment.  Canada may issue up to five (5) standing offers for provision of the services from February 1, 2018, to January 31, 2021 inclusive.  The allowed budget of $2,000,000 (taxes excluded) is for a period of three (3) years firm and will be shared among all standing offers issued.  This requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).   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.

PARTS FOR STEAM GENERATOR

Department of National Defence | Published November 17, 2017  -  Deadline December 29, 2017
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT

The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the items detailed below. The delivery is requested at CFB Halifax and CFB Esquimalt.

Item 1, GSIN: 4530, NSN: 01-507-5249, NOZZLE,OIL BURNER,PRESSURE ATOMIZING

Acceptable Part No.: 18459, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 40, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 2, GSIN: 4530, NSN: 01-507-5249, NOZZLE,OIL BURNER,PRESSURE ATOMIZING

Acceptable Part No.: 18459, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 40, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 3, GSIN: 4140, NSN: 01-507-5351, FAN ASSEMBLY,CENTRIFUGAL

Acceptable Part No.: CM-4559, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 4, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 4, GSIN: 4140, NSN: 01-507-5351, FAN ASSEMBLY,CENTRIFUGAL

Acceptable Part No.: CM-4559, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 6, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 5, GSIN: 5640, NSN: 01-118-7178, CEMENT,INSULATION,HIGH TEMPERATURE

Acceptable Part No.: 11297, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 9, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 6, GSIN: 5640, NSN: 01-118-7178, CEMENT,INSULATION,HIGH TEMPERATURE

Acceptable Part No.: 11297, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 3, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 7, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-507-5251, GAGE,PRESSURE,DIAL INDICATING

Acceptable Part No.: 26586, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 26, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 8, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-507-5251, GAGE,PRESSURE,DIAL INDICATING

Acceptable Part No.: 26586, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 9, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 9, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-617-1387, THERMOCOUPLE ASSEMB

Acceptable Part No.: 31355, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 2, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 10, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-617-1387, THERMOCOUPLE ASSEMB

Acceptable Part No.: 31355, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 2, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 11, GSIN: 4330, NSN: 01-528-9821, BASE ASSEMBLY,BURNER

Acceptable Part No.: UH-30671, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 2, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 12, GSIN: 4330, NSN: 01-528-9821, BASE ASSEMBLY,BURNER

Acceptable Part No.: UH-30671, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 5, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 13, GSIN: 4530, NSN: 01-528-9820, PAN ASSEMBLY,REFRACTORY

Acceptable Part No.: UH-30093, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 1, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 14, GSIN: 4530, NSN: 01-528-9820, PAN ASSEMBLY,REFRACTORY

Acceptable Part No.: UH-30093, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 2, Unit of Issue: EA to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 15, GSIN: 4410, NSN: 01-520-5381, PUMP,CHEMICAL

Acceptable Part No.: 38172, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 2, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 16, GSIN: 4410, NSN: 01-520-5381, PUMP,CHEMICAL

Acceptable Part No.: 38172, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 5, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 17, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-298-6852, GAGE,PRESSURE,DIAL INDICATING

Acceptable Part No.: 27789, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 15, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 18, GSIN: 6685, NSN: 01-298-6852, GAGE,PRESSURE,DIAL INDICATING

Acceptable Part No.: 27789, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 15, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 19, GSIN: 6150, NSN: 00-490-7673, LEAD,ELECTRICAL

Acceptable Part No.: UH33200, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 8, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 20, GSIN: 6150, NSN: 00-490-7673, LEAD,ELECTRICAL

Acceptable Part No.: UH33200, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 23, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 21, GSIN: 4410, NSN: 20-A01-5649, HARDNESS TEST KIT

Acceptable Part No.: 59438, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 5, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 22, GSIN: 4410, NSN: 20-A01-5649, HARDNESS TEST KIT

Acceptable Part No.: 59438, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 7, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 23, GSIN: 4820, NSN: 01-507-5246, VALVE,SAFETY RELIEF

Acceptable Part No.: 31291, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 9, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 24, GSIN: 4820, NSN: 01-507-5246, VALVE,SAFETY RELIEF

Acceptable Part No.: 31291, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 8, Unit of Issue: EA to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Item 25, GSIN: 3030, NSN: 20-A0H-1437, BELT,V

Acceptable Part No.: 36112, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 3, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Esquimalt

Item 26, GSIN: 3030, NSN: 20-A0H-1437, BELT,V

Acceptable Part No.: 36112, NCAGE: 12736

Quantity: 8, Unit of Issue: EA, to be delivered to CFB Halifax

Bidders proposing an Equivalent or a Substitute Product must indicate the brand name and model and/or Part Number and the NCAGE they are offering.

The Crown retains the rights to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Automated Tissue Processor

Public Health Agency of Canada | Published December 1, 2017  -  Deadline December 18, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  Leica Microsystems (Canada) Inc. 71 Four Valley Drive Concord Ontario Canada L4K4V8 Nature of Requirements:   Automated Tissue Processor  6D063-173630/A Omerzo, Zeljka Telephone No. - (204) 510-2597 (    ) Fax No. - (204) 983-7796 (    )   1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)  An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.   2. Definition of the requirement   The Prion Diseases Section, within the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), performs histological activities for their own research, and provides a collaborative core pathology service to other NML researchers as well as external collaborators on government-funded initiatives. Histopathology is an essential part of establishing and studying animal models of infection, which are core components of the Prion Diseases section and the Special Pathogens program areas and are in support of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) mandate to provide leadership on health promotion and disease prevention.  An essential component of being able to deliver histopathological services at the NML is the capability of being able to process a large number of samples quickly and in a safe manner.  NML currently has all of their histology lab equipment set up in an area that is shared with another section in their Division. Therefore space is very limited and fumes generated from historical processing need to be mitigated to ensure air quality safety for employees in close proximity to the instrument.   National Microbiology Laboratory has a requirement for a new model of tissue processor which has a smaller footprint, is more proficient and incorporates substantial safety features over the existing processor.   SECURITY REQUIREMENT There is a security requirement associated with this requirement.  3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)  Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements:  1. Must be a free standing floor unit model that is compact in size, being no larger than 24" wide and no more than 28" deep and 55" high to fit into the extremely limited space available in the laboratory;  2. The processor must contain reagent bottles that are compact, being no larger than 4L in size such that they can be easily filled and lifted by the user;  3. The reagent bottles must be located in the front of the instrument only, so that they can be easily accessed without having to move the instrument (as in the case of accessing bottles in the rear of a machine). This is for the safety of handling of toxic chemicals, to prevent accidental spill of toxic chemicals due to the lifting of heavy and cumbersome bottles, and also to prevent physical injury to the user as a result of having to lift heavy bottles or by having to move the heavy instrument to access the back of the machine when reagents need to be replenished;  4. The equipment must be on castors and weigh no more than 200 kg when the unit is full of reagents and cassettes, to be able to accommodate changes in lab configuration when space restraints require re-configuration of equipment;  5. The unit must be completely self-enclosed with an exhaust carbon filter and multi-chemical fume extraction at the retort lid to isolate the toxic fumes generated from formaldehyde, xylene and alcohols for safety reasons as this limits employee exposure to harmful chemicals;  6. Must have a minimum 150 slide capacity;  7. Must  have an advanced reagents management system that monitors all reagents including formalin, alcohol, xylene and paraffin wax for optimizing experimental conditions, improving specimen quality, and optimizing laboratory economy;  8. Must have a chemical resistant, colour LED touchscreen.  4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement  This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s)   Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier  Leica PEARL Automated Tissue Processor is the only known instrument meeting all specifications essential to the requirement as listed above.  6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)  The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the contract.  7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons  The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:  Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)  Article 506 - 12 (a) to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative; Article 506 - 12 (b) where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exist.  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016 - 2(b) where, for works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists.  8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date  The equipment must be delivered on or before March 31, 2018.  9. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier  Leica Microsystems Canada 71 Four Valley Drive Concord, Ontario L4K 4V8  10. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  11. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities  The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is December 18, 2017.  12. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:  Zeljka Omerzo Procurement Officer Procurement Branch  Public Works and Government Services Canada Suite 100-167 Lombard Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T6  Telephone:  (204) 510-2597 Facsimile:  (204) 983-7796 E-mail address: Zeljka.Omerzo@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca  Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Gas Chromatograph - Direct Deposition Condensed Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Detector

Canada Border Services Agency | Published November 27, 2017  -  Deadline December 12, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  Spectra Analysis, Inc. 257 Simarano Drive Marlboro Massachusetts United States 01752 Nature of Requirements:   Gas Chromatograph - Direct Deposition Condensed Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Detector  47419-188645/A Shannahan, Cassandra Telephone No. - (819) 420-1068 (    )  1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)   An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.   2. Definition of the requirement   The Science and Engineering Directorate (SED) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a requirement for the supply of a Gas Chromatograph - Direct Deposition Condensed Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Detector (GC-IRD) for the analysis of suspected contraband samples. The system must be an integrated system controlled by a single computer. The system must consist of a Gas Chromatograph, a Direct Deposition Condensed Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Detector, an autosampler, a computer and all necessary interconnections and software. The Integrated DiscovIR-GC System from Dani Instruments Inc. is identified to meet all mandatory requirements.  3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)   Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its system meets the following requirements:   The gas chromatograph must:  - Have an oven which is programmable from 10°C above ambient temperature to at least 450°C; with a maximum linear program rate of at least 15°C per minute;  - Have a split/splitless capillary injector that operates from ambient temperature to 400°C;  - Have electronic pressure/flow control (0-100 psi) that supports programming for constant flow and constant pressure; and  - Have an autosampler that holds a minimum of 72 vials.  The Direct Deposition Condensed Phase Fourier Transform Infrared Detector must:  - Deliver, enable and support interfacing with the GC system through a heated transfer line with temperature control from ambient to 350°C.;  - Operate by direct deposition of the GC column effluent on a cryogenically-cooled, infrared transparent disc;  - Collect condensed phase FT-IR spectra sampled by transmittance through both the disc and the deposited sample;  - Include a built-in liquid nitrogen cooled mercury-cadmium-telluride (MCT) detector;  - Have a spectral range of 4000-650 cm 1;  - Have a spectral resolution of 4 cm-1;  - Detect dodecane at a concentration of less than 200 pg;  - Provide disc temperature control from -70°C to 50°C; and  - Deliver, enable and support unattended operation of at least 12 hours.  Software and Instrument control specifications are as follows:  - The entire system must be fully controlled from a single computer (PC) using a single integrated software package for routine operation, including setting up and running a sequence and real-time data collection;  - The instrument is to be operated using vendor-supplied software on a vendor-supplied standard IBM-compatible PC computer;   - The software must operate under Microsoft Windows;  - The software must deliver, enable and support real-time and post-GC-run data collection to increase signal to noise;  - The software must deliver, enable and support extracting, viewing and saving averaged, background-corrected IR spectra for GC peaks and at any point in the GC run;  - The software must deliver, enable and support producing band chromatograms for chemical classes;  - The software must deliver, enable and support producing ratio chromatograms for profiling trends;  - The software must deliver, enable and support producing, creating and searching IR spectral libraries; and  - The software must include alignment and tuning tools.  4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement   This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:   - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) - World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier  Dani Instruments Inc. is the only supplier that can supply a system meeting all the technical requirements and has the exclusive rights for the Integrated DiscovIR-GC System.  6. Government Contracts Regulations Exceptions   The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one company is capable of performing the work.  7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons   - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) - Article 513.1(iii) - World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) - Article XV.1(b) - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016.2(b)  8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date   The system must be delivered on or before March 30, 2018.  9. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier   Dani Instruments Inc. 257 Simarano Drive Marlboro, ME 01752 USA   10. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities   Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  11. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities   The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is December 12, 2017 at 2:00 EST.  12. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities   Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:   Cassandra Shannahan Public Services and Procurement Canada Commercial and Consumer Products Directorate 11 Laurier Street, 6A2, Phase III Place du Portage, Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5  Telephone: (819) 420-1068 Facsimile: (819) 956-3814 E-mail address: cassandra.shannahan@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca   Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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

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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

Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals – Pubertal Timing and Metabolic Function (MIREC-ENDO)

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published March 28, 2017  -  Deadline December 4, 2017
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1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.

2. Definition of the requirement

The Department of Health has a requirement to study the effects of environmental chemicals on human health. The primary objective of this research (MIREC ENDO) is to determine whether prenatal exposure to elevated levels of various environmental chemicals are related to the onset and progression of puberty, child metabolic function and growth. A second objective will be a study of the mother's health to assess the potential effects of exposure to chemicals during pregnancy on her future health.

The proposed study will leverage the MIREC research platform, which represents a significant investment by the Government of Canada of over $15 million since 2008, into research on exposure to and potential health effects of environmental chemicals during pregnancy and early life. The MIREC Research Platform includes:

  • the original MIREC Study - a pregnancy cohort study of 2,000 women from 10 sites across Canada;
  • the MIREC Biobank - the repository of all data and biospecimens from the MIREC Research Platform;
  • MIREC follow-up studies including:
    • MIREC-ID - assessment of infant development at birth and six months of age;
    • MIREC-CD3 - an online survey of child development and behavior at 3 years of age;
    • MIREC-CD Plus - biomonitoring, anthropometry and neurodevelopment ages 2-6 years. 

 The proposed work will involve the following:

  • Research ethics approvals and any amendments required at Health Canada and at all study sites;
  • Recruitment of participants from the existing MIREC cohort from 9 of the 10 study sites (Vancouver, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, and Halifax);
  • Data and biospecimen collection from MIREC participants including the logistics (home, site visits, survey/questionnaire administration; clinical testing, processing, shipping and management of biological specimens), in accordance with the study protocol and the project operating procedures;
  • Laboratory analysis of new and existing biological specimens in the MIREC Biobank;
  • Providing progress reports to the Technical Authority including recruitment and questionnaire completion rates; 
  • Data entry, cleaning and validation and follow-ups on any queries generated from data entry and the validation process (e.g., missing data and illogical results);
  • Providing advice on the analysis, interpretation, communication and dissemination of the study results for presentation at scientific conferences, publication in scientific journals, and government agencies.

The proposed contract would be completed in three phases:

a. Phase 1: study of girls and boys ages 7 to 10 from contract award to March 31, 2021.

It is essential the work for Phase 1 start spring 2017 in order to collect data in the younger population for assessment of early puberty. If there is any delay some of the MIREC children will have already reached puberty and it will be too late to determine the effects of chemicals on the start time of puberty.

b. Optional Phase 2: study of girls ages 11 to 12 and boys ages 12 to13 from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024; and

c. Optional Phase 3: study of girls ages 13 to 14 and boys ages 14 to 15 from April 1, 2024 to April 1, 2028.

3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it or its subcontractors meet the following requirements:

3.1 The Supplier must demonstrate that they either already have access to, or have a detailed plan to obtain access to, the MIREC Biobank and MIREC Cohort. This includes seeking participant consent to have custody of and/or access to the personal identifiers, and if applicable, the ability to transfer the biological specimens to the supplier’s facility without damage.

3.2 The Supplier must demonstrate it can provide the appropriate infrastructure (safe long-term storage to protect data and biospecimens from loss due to equipment failure) and maintenance for a biobank with over 100,000 aliquots of biological material, servers and software to store collected data from at least 1000 mother-child pairs.

3.3 The Supplier must provide a work plan schedule demonstrating that they have the ability to meet the timelines for the three phases of the Work.

3.4 The Supplier must demonstrate previous successful interactions with at least three (3) Canadian Research Ethics Boards. Previous successful interactions are defined as the submission of an ethics application for least one (1) research study involving the collection of personal information, biological samples, and questionnaire data from study participants in the past 10 years which was approved and maintained in good standing for at least two (2) years, and either continues to be in good standing, or a final report was accepted by the Research Ethics Board.

3.5 The Supplier must have a clinical research Coordinating Centre site with at least five (5) years of experience in the past 10 years providing logistical, technical, and personnel support, including administrative, IT and accounting services for a Canadian pregnancy cohort study where:

  • At least 1000 women were followed and biological specimens (blood and urine) collected from first trimester pregnancy through delivery;
  • At least one follow-up health study of at least ¼ of the cohort for data and biological specimen collection from both the mother and child after birth of the child;
  • Multi-centre, with participant recruitment at 5 or more sites from at least 3 Canadian provinces, in large urban population centres (populations over 100,000).

3.6 The Supplier must demonstrate that it has validated methods for the 24 phthalate metabolites listed in table 1 (attached) and can achieve the limit of detection (LOD), and the analysis permits comparison of the results to the results of a nationally (Canadian) representative biomonitoring survey that has measured phthalate metabolites in the Canadian population (such as the Canadian Health Measures Survey). Proof of comparability would include: (i) having acted as the reference laboratory for nationally representative biomonitoring survey at least once in the past three (3) years; or (ii) validation of the comparability of the methods used and results of the analyses with a laboratory that has acted as a reference laboratory for a nationally representative biomonitoring survey.

3.7 The Supplier must currently have the following ISO certifications:

a. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 with a scope which specifically includes competence in the detection of: Elements and Trace Metals in urine, blood, tissues and meconium (specifically M-571; M572; M-580; M-589); Organic Contaminants including pesticides, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, and chemicals used in plastic manufacturing (specifically E-446, E-475, E-490, E-491, E-495, E-501);

b. ISO/IEC 17043:2010 with specific accreditation for: Inter-laboratory Comparison Program for Metals in Biological Matrices for the detection of the following metals, with lower limits of detection as noted: blood Cadmium (5.0 nmol/L), serum Copper (1.0 µmol/L); blood Lead (0.050 µmol/L), inorganic blood Mercury (5.0 nmol/L), organic blood Mercury (5.0 nmol/L), serum Selenium (0.50 µmol/L), serum Zinc (2.0 µmol/L). Inter-laboratory Comparison Program for AMAP Rings test for Persistent Organic Pollutants in Human Serum, specifically proficiency testing for Flame Retardants, Pesticides, and the following six (6) Perfluorinated Compounds (lower limits of detection in µg/L): PFHxA (0.50); PFHxS (0.50); PFNA (0.20); PFOA (0.50); PFOS (1.0), PFUdA (0.20).

3.8 The Supplier must demonstrate capacity and expertise to develop assays for and complete the measurement of (1) by Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry in serum: estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, total and free triiodothyronine and thyroxine; (2) by immunoassay in serum and urine: follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. 

3.9 The Supplier must demonstrate it has personnel capable of communicating study information verbally and in writing in both English and French, for the purposes of training study site personnel in standard study procedures, communicating with research ethics boards and site staff, and communicating with study participants.

3.10 The Supplier must have a lead investigator with:

a. a doctoral or medical degree; and

b. a current, or recent (at least 3 years in the past 10 years) academic appointment at a University, Research Hospital or Research Institute, where an academic appointment is defined as a Teaching & Research Appointment in the Professorial Ranks (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor) including Tenure Track, Tenured, Adjunct or Clinical appointments; and

c. Minimum 3 years’ experience as the lead investigator for a Canadian pregnancy cohort study as defined under section 3.5; and

d. Minimum 10 published peer reviewed papers related to a pregnancy cohort in the past 5 years.

3.11 The Supplier must demonstrate it has a network of clinical and academic research experts, including the following expertise:

  • A Paediatric Endocrinologist with 5 peer reviewed publications in the past 5 years on the subject of pubertal staging and timing of puberty; and
  • A Perinatal Epidemiologist with 5 peer reviewed publications in the past 5 years on the subject of maternal determinants of fetal and infant health outcomes; and
  • An Epidemiologist or Public Health professional with 5 peer reviewed publications in the past 5 years on the subject of developmental effects of environmental chemicals on children's health.
     

4. Applicability of the trade agreements and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements
This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

This procurement consists of services related to a medical/health study which is excluded from the application of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class B - Special Studies and Analysis - not R&D, B503 - Medical and Health Studies, and is not listed under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Trade (WTO-AGP). 

The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not applicable to this procurement, as work will not be delivered to, nor conducted within CLCA areas.

5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

It is proposed to issue a sole-source contract to the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, on the collective basis indicated below:

5.1 CHU Sainte Justine currently has MIREC participant consent for custody of the biological samples; and either CHU Sainte Justine only, or both CHU Sainte Justine and the applicable hospital study site, currently have participant consent for custody and use of the personal information.

Changing suppliers could cause significant negative impacts on not only the proposed MIREC ENDO study but also the entire $15M MIREC Research Platform. A new supplier would need to seek Research Ethics Boards’ (REB) approval to transfer the personal information from the current supplier’s coordinating centre to their coordinating centre. If the REBs approve, the supplier would need to contact all MIREC cohort participants to obtain permission for the transfer. Seeking approval to transfer the personal information to a new supplier would cause a significant delay during which vital study data will be lost. This will negatively affect Health Canada’s ability to deliver data to contribute to the completion of the assessment of chemicals that are of a public health concern.

A new supplier also may need to seek approval and consent for the transfer of data and biospecimens from the MIREC Biobank in order to ensure that MIREC ENDO data and biospecimens can be stored in the Biobank. At this time there is valid contact information for only approximately 1300 of the 2000 MIREC participants. This means 700 participants cannot be contacted to request permission to transfer their banked data and biological samples, and these could not be transferred. This represents a loss of 35% of the samples available in the MIREC Biobank for future research, such as testing stored samples for new chemicals of interest. Not all participants are expected to consent to the transfer, and there is a risk of loss or damage to the biological samples if transferred, further reducing the number of samples available for future research. This cumulative loss significantly reduces the scientific value of the Biobank, and would negatively impact Health Canada’s ability to deliver data to contribute to the assessments of chemicals of concern.

5.2 CHU Sainte Justine has the facility and equipment necessary to perform the work and meet all of the work requirements. As such, no transfer of facility, equipment and associated items would be required thereby protecting the research and results done to date and furthermore maintaining the ability to complete the required work with a satisfactory level of integrity. Risks in changing suppliers include following.

  1. Lack of interoperability of supplier system/database causing damage to the existing MIREC Research Platform and MIREC Biobank including all existing research performed and data collected to date;
  2. Lack of interoperability of supplier system/database thereby compelling Canada to purchase additional items to make operability possible and/or to recover data/goods.
  3. Loss of data/goods that are non-recoverable and thereby lessen and/or destroy the merits/integrity of the required work. 
  4. Additional time respecting all aspects associated with the transfer of supplier that would impact the timelines for the work, in particular Phase 1, and ultimately the required work. 

5.3 CHU Sainte Justine has the necessary qualifications and experience to perform the work and to meet all of the work requirements. They have formed valuable research collaborations over the past 10 years with leading scientific experts in Canada required for the MIREC studies. In addition, CHU Sainte Justine has the established study relationship with the participants of the MIREC study and each of the applicable REBs. 

6. Government Contracts Regulations Exceptions

The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work. The reasons are given in article 5.

7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons

The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) – Article 506, paragraph 12(a): to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licenses, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative. As stated in article 5, integrity and value of the data relies on the work/research undertaken to date.

8. Cost estimate of the proposed contract

The costs for the proposed work are as follows:

  • Phase 1: $6,686,857, Applicable Taxes included
  • Optional Phase 2: $4,157,291, Applicable Taxes included
  • Optional Phase 3: $4,724,963, Applicable Taxes included

9. Statement of Capabilities

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services described above may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is: April 12, 2017.

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Brooke Taylor

Supply Team Leader

Telephone: 873-469-4792
E-mail: brooke.taylor@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Electron Probe X-Ray Micro Analyzer

Natural Resources Canada | Published October 6, 2017  -  Deadline November 15, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   The research facilities at the Lands and Minerals Sector (CanmetMINING, Geological Survey of Canada) has a requirement for an Electron Probe X-ray Micro Analyzer (EPMA) System to image and obtain highly precise chemical analyses of phase at high spatial resolution down to the micrometer scale.  The complexity of natural earth materials that need EPMA characterization in the context of the research performed at the Lands and Minerals Sector require the ability to perform sophisticated correction of matrix effects as well as state-of-the-art modeling of background, spectral interferences, peak shape alterations, migrating elements (e.g. alkalis), and surface segregation, in order to obtain accurate analyses and quantitative X-ray maps with a traceable approach. To achieve this requirement, the EPMA must also be equipped with one additional recognized automation/quantification/imaging system (e.g. Probe for EPMA/Probe Image; Probe Software Inc.) that is fully compatible with the hardware of the EPMA.  This additional quantification and imaging system must include all of the following:   a) all hardwares, licenses, interface and communication protocols, accompanying graphing and mapping softwares, as well as the full installation.   Delivery:  On or before March 30th, 2018 to Ottawa, Ontario  Installation and basic Training: Must be completed two months after the delivery date of the EPMA system and on-site training must be provide at the time of installation.  Extended Warranty including Maintenance and Support Services for 4 optional one-year periods     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.

LOI-Way Paper Chemical Detector

Department of National Defence | Published October 20, 2017  -  Deadline November 15, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Nature of Requirements:  1. Request for Information This is a Request for Information (RFI) from industry and is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the award of any contract, but will result in the creation of a source list of companies that are interested in and allow stakeholders and potential suppliers an opportunity to provide feedback on the ability to provide the requirement as defined below.  2. Background The technology and use of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Detector, 3-Way Paper was developed in the 1950s and early 1960s at DRDC, is an expedient method for the soldiers to detect liquid CWAs. Chemical agent droplets produce coloured spots on the paper by interacting with the three dyes and the type of CWA is identified by the colour produced. Three dyes integrated into the paper are used to identify three classes of CWAs: H vesicants, V and G nerve agents which produce red, green and yellow coloured spots in the paper, respectively. The paper is supplied in a booklet of 12 adhesive-backed sheets which are applied to any surface including the soldiers protective wear. The original recipe for the 3-Way Paper remains very successful and continues to be the standard item for the Canadian Armed Forces and seventeen Western Nations.  3. Requirement The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has purchased the 3-Way Paper for many years, however the existing supplier is no longer able to supply the licensed product. The current stocks of the 3-Way Paper are limited to operational use only for the next two years until inventory is depleted. DND will be responsible for applying the following requirements to obtain the 3-Way Paper technical data packages on CD by Directorate of Supply Chain Operations (DSCO): a non-disclosure agreement; proof of Controlled Goods Certificate in accordance with the Controlled Goods Act with Defence Information Services Broker (DISB-PSPC) / Courtier des services dinformation de la défense (CSID-PSPC); and security clearance at the level of Enhanced.  Nature and Format of Responses Requested Respondents are requested to provide their comments, concerns and, where applicable, alternative recommendations regarding how the requirements or objectives described in this RFI could be satisfied. Respondents are also invited to provide comments regarding the content, format and/or organization of any draft documents included in this RFI. Respondents should explain any assumptions they make in their responses.  Response Costs Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred in responding to this RFI.  Treatment of Responses Responses will not be formally evaluated. However, the responses received may be used by Canada to develop or modify procurement strategies for near future procurement of the 3-Way Paper. Canada will review all responses received by the RFI closing date. Canada may, in its discretion, review responses received after the RFI closing date.  Review Team A review team composed of representatives of DND, DRDC and PSPC will review the responses.  Confidentiality Canada will handle the responses in accordance with the Access to Information Act.  Enquiries Because this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating answers to all potential suppliers. However, respondents with questions regarding this RFI may direct their enquiries to: Contract Authority: Robert Courteau E-mail Address: Robert.Courteau@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca Téléphone | Telephone 819-420-5322 Télécopieur | Facsimile 819-956-3814  Submission of Responses Respondents should send responses electronically via e-mail to the Contract Authority's address identified herein by the date specified on the front page of the RFI.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. 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.

RMSO - Runway De-Icing Chemical

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published October 4, 2017  -  Deadline November 14, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   RMSO - Runway De-Icing Chemical  This requirement includes the supply, delivery, and off-loading of runway de-icing/anti-icing compounds for airfield pavements for the Department of National Defence (DND) and any other interested federal government departments and agencies. A National Master Standing Offer will be established and will be in effect from the date of issuance to September 30, 2018. Call-ups will be made on an as requested basis over the period of the Standing Offer. Delivery, which is FOB destination prepaid and charged, includes off-loading to locations identified within the call-up. 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.

Spin Coater and Glovebox System

Department of National Defence | Published October 30, 2017  -  Deadline November 12, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Spin Coater and Glovebox System  W0114-185531/A Abela, Aaron Telephone No. - (905) 615-2061 (    ) e-mail: aaron.abela@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca  Line 1, Spin Coater and Glovebox System  Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), Department of Physics and Space Science has a requirement for the supply, delivery and installation of one (1) Spin Coater and Glovebox System. The glovebox is a gas purification chamber that allows scientists to work under controlled environment. The spin coater is located inside the glovebox and allows the deposition of thin films of various chemical compounds by turning the substrate at specific speeds and accelerations. Supply, delivery, installation, and on-site training must be completed on or before March 31, 2018. See herein for further details.    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.

X-Ray Diffraction System

Department of National Defence | Published October 31, 2017  -  Deadline November 12, 2017
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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   X-Ray Diffraction System  W0114-185528/A Weaver, Tammy Telephone No. - (613) 484-1809 (    ) Fax No. - (613) 545-8067 (    )  The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada requires a Powder X-ray Diffraction System (powder XRD) with a broad range of capabilities. These  include wide, small and ultra small angle X-ray scattering diffraction in transmission and reflection modes to enable phase identification and quantification, structure determination and refinement, whole pattern fitting Rietveld standardless quantitative analysis, pair distribution function analysis, crystallite size and crystallinity determination, thin film analysis, orientation analysis, capillary & micro diffraction,  texture & stress analysis . The system must be capable of analyzing powders, thin films, solids, liquids, gels and fibres,  Qty: 1 All the deliverables must be received on or before 01 March 2018.  Training is to be completed no later than 30 March 2018.  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.

Laboratory GloveBox System

Natural Resources Canada | Published September 20, 2017  -  Deadline October 31, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/CFTA/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Laboratory GloveBox System  23240-180422/A Anthony Tiet Telephone: 587-926-1376 Facsimile: 780-497-3510 E-mail address: anthony.tiet@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca  The Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in Devon, Alberta has a requirement for the supply, delivery, installation, and provision of on-site training and warranty services for one (1) laboratory glovebox system suitable for the handling of air and moisture sensitive activities such as chemical synthesis, spectroscopic measuring in inert atmosphere no water (H2O) and no oxygen (O2) using UV/Vis/NIR, electrochemical measurements with organic solvents (chlorinated and non-chlorinated) in real time.  The supplied system must include all parts, equipment, applicable accessories, hardware and software necessary for determination of molecular events occurring on surfaces and at interfaces.  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).  Complete requirements are detailed in the Request for Proposal document. 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.

Runway deicing/anti-icing compound

Transport Canada | Published October 12, 2017  -  Deadline October 30, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   RUNWAY DEICING/ANTI-ICING COMPOUND  Description: This requirement is for the supply, delivery, and off-loading of runway de-icing/anti-icing compounds for Transport Canada airfield pavements.  The compound to be supplied and delivered is the Sodium Formate supplied in the form of white irregularly shaped crystals with a minimum content of 96%, plus or minus 2%, solid active chemical ingredient by weight and in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Inc., Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) 1431.  Delivery includes off-loading to locations identified hereunder.  The delivery points include, but are not limited to: Sept-Îles Airport (Quebec) Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport (Quebec) Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport (Quebec) Blanc-Sablon Airport (Quebec)  Delivery requested: as per the contract terms.  Ce bureau de TPSGC fournit des services d'achat au publicdans les deux langues officielles. / This PWGSC office provide procurement services in French and English.  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.  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.

SysCAD Plant Simulation Software

National Research Council Canada | Published October 11, 2017  -  Deadline October 26, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  KWA Kenwalt Australia Pty Ltd KWA Kenwalt Australia P/L 6 Falcon Ave Australia 6018 Nature of Requirements:   SysCAD Plant Simulation Software  31184-178946/A Clark, Trevor Telephone No. - (819) 420-6324 Email: trevor.clark@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca  REQUIREMENT:  The Energy, Mining and Environment (EME) portfolio of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has a requirement for the provision of goods as specified under "Background" below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these goods to KWA Kenwalt Australia Pty Ltd, the developer of the SysCAD Plant Simulation software. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.   If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.  If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.  BACKGROUND:  The Energy, Mining and Environment portfolio of the NRC is seeking to procure SysCAD software to further develop its process modeling capabilities for the hard-rock mining sector.  Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of its Client, the National Research Council of Canada, intends to enter into a sole source contract with KWA Kenwalt Australia Pty Ltd, the developer of SysCAD for the purpose of procurement of the following:  Initial Requirement  1. Full Stand-Alone Steady State and Dynamic Transfer License with Energy Balance Add-On 2. 19 months of Software Upgrade and Maintenance 3. 5 day (40 hours) training course for Dynamic Transfer, including supply of temporary full licenses to all attendees  MINIMUM ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS  Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets all of the mandatory requirements in Annex A.    JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PRE-SELECTED SUPPLIER   The reasons for single tendering are described in Annex A.  Section 6 of the Government Contract Regulations is being invoked in this procurement as only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.  CFTA, Article 513, paragraph 1.(b) and 1.(c) are applicable on the basis of limited tendering due to compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licenses, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative, and when there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exists.  Articles 1016.2(b) and 1016.2(d) of NAFTA are applicable on the basis of limited tendering due to reasons where, for works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, for additional deliveries by the original supplier that are intended either as replacement parts or continuing services for existing supplies, services or installations, or as the extension of existing supplies, services or installations, where a change of supplier would compel the entity to procure equipment or services not meeting requirements of inter changeability with already existing equipment or services, including software to the extent that the initial procurement of the software was covered by this Chapter.  PERIOD OF CONTRACT  The proposed contract is for the purchase of a single SysCAD Stand-Alone Steady State and Dynamic Transfer License with Energy Balance Add-On and associated maintenance and support services for a period of 19 months from date of Contract Award.      ANNEX A  The reasons for sole source procurement of the required metallurgical plant simulation software are listed below. The Energy, Mining and Environment (EME) portfolio of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) requires the solution to be compliant with the following functionalities:  ESSENTIAL SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:  General M1 The software solution must be "commercial-off-the-shelf", meaning that each component of software is commercially available and requires no further research and development and is part of an existing product line with a field-proven operational history (that is, it has not simply been tested in a laboratory or experimental environment).  M2 The software solution must natively operate in a Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 7 or newer). The software must also function with Mac OS X (Mavericks or newer) where Parallels Desktop (Version 12 or newer) (http://www.parallels.com) or similar is installed with a Windows virtual machine.  M3 The software solution license must be provided on a USB License Key Dongle for easy license transfer between multiple instances of the software solution installed on multiple machines.  M4 The software solution must have a runtime licensing option.   M5 The software solution solver must support and utilize multi-core computing functionality (quad-core processor or better) to enable parallel processing.  M6 The software solution must have functionality to natively import data to and export data from Microsoft Excel files.  M7 The software solution must have the functionality to simulate metallurgical plants and ancillary utilities and have an extensive library of metallurgical unit operations models.  M8 The vendor must provide an extensive on-line documentation, including detailed description of models employed, and video tutorials with detailed examples to support training, model development and troubleshooting.  M9 The software solution must be accompanied by fully functional demo example projects, including, but not limited to gold leaching circuit, hydrometallurgical Ni/Cu flowsheet, Cu smelting (flash furnace, FEM blast furnace) examples, lithium carbonate acid leach, SX and IX circuits, pressure leach (with preheaters and flash train), absorption tower, evaporator flash train including MVR example, counter-current decantation train, power plant, water treatment plant, desalination plant, sorting facility. Dynamic demonstration examples should include dynamic tank with a reaction and controls, material storage, shipping and production planning model, continuous materials handling coupled with a process area operating at batch.   M10 The software solution must have a graphical representation of a process flow diagram. The graphical representation of a process must display unit operations using the industry accepted symbols and formats and should not require any additional process flowsheet drafting. The user must have the capability to insert flowsheet border and name process flowsheet areas.  M11 The software solution must have a native functionality to manage and edit existing unit operation symbols as well as ability to import flowsheets and new graphics symbols in the *.DFX format created using commercial  Computer-aided design (CAD) packages (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation).  M12 The software solution must have native functionality to "Copy and Paste" parts of flow graphical flowsheet model. The "Copy and Paste" operation must be able to generate new model tags to avoid conflicts between the original and the pasted copy.  M13 The software solution must have the functionality to natively import species data from the HSC Chemistry Thermodynamic Database, developed by Outotec (http://www.hsc-chemistry.com/)  M14 The software solution must have functionality to generate simulation reports in Microsoft Excel 10 or newer using specified key words or value tag format on any number of Excel sheets, any number of times and locations.  M15 The software solution must have a command script function to batch run multiple SysCAD simulations using a set of model conditions specified in Microsoft Excel files and generate corresponding reports in Microsoft Excel.  M16 The software solution must have a general purpose process controller that can be used to simulate sophisticated plant control functions and perform user defined calculations using a programing syntax similar to VBA. The software solution must have the functionality to run custom (used-defined) sub-routines, execute user-defined functions that include, but are not limited to, loops, comparison/logic operations, counters, etc. using process variables within any unit or stream. The controller code file must be a stand-alone text file that can be created and edited using Notepad or similar text editor. The user must have an ability to add access window tab for the custom controller that displays input parameters and calculation results.        M17 The software solution must have a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller that can be used in combination with a transmitter linked to an actuator to simulate process controls including interlocks, sequencing operations and test different control strategies.  M18 The software solution must have native functionality to display and plot selected process variables and key performance indicators (e.g. set points convergence) in real-time from any flowsheet in the project in both steady-state and dynamic modes.  M19 The software solution must use the International Association for Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) Industrial Formulation (IAPWS-IF97) for calculating thermodynamic properties of water and steam. See IAPWS website for additional information (www.iapws.org).   M20 The software solution must use the IAPWS 2008 formulation for composition and calculation of thermophysical properties of seawater and concentrated brines as described in "Release on the IAPWS Formulation 2008 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Seawater". See IAPWS website for additional information (www.iapws.org).  M21 The software solution must have Gibbs free energy minimization functionality for calculating product stream composition.  M22 The software solution must have the capability to define solubility for chemical species as functions of temperature or mass fraction.  M23 The software solution must have the capability to automatically apply phase change and Vapor-Liquid Equilibria (VLE) transformations to model components based on defined thermophysical data.  M24 The software solution must have the capability to automatically calculate boiling point elevation (BPE) for aqueous solutions based on vant Hoffs constants.  M25 The software solution must have the capability to automatically calculate the extent of reactions when simulating Solvent Extraction unit operation based on user-defined equilibrium isotherm according to the McCabe-Thiele method.  M26 The software solution must utilize text files to define chemical reactions, their extent and sequence using either built-in reaction editor or any text editor such as Notepad or equivalent.  M27 The software solution must have the capability to "drag-and-drop" one reaction file to another when using the default reaction editor.  M28 The software solution must have the capability to designate reaction species as source only, recycle only or source and recycle when modeling reaction sequences.  M29 The software solution must have the capability of automatically performing acidity (pH) calculations for aqueous streams based on default or user-defined acid-base dissociation constants (including multiprotic acids/bases, e.g. H2SO4, H3PO4, H2CO3, Ca(OH)2).   M30 The software solution must have the capability of automatically calculating and displaying process water quality parameters, such as alkalinity, free mineral acidity, hardness (total, Ca, Mg), total dissolved solids, total carbon, total organic carbon, chemical oxygen demand.  M31 The software solution must have the capability to simulate plants downtime due to minor and major equipment maintenance using probabilistic models with user-defined time constants.  M32 The software solution must have the capability to add random disturbances to a dynamic model using a set of probability density functions with user-defined coefficients.  M33 The software solution must have the capability to specify changes in model variables with time such as seasonal climate data etc.   M34 The software solution must have the ability to collect, process and output statistical information when running in a dynamic mode, including bivariate statistics, flow statistics, control variables statistics (e.g. tank levels, etc.)  M35 The software solution must be expandable to include OPC (OLE for Process Control) functionality for connectivity with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Distributed Control Systems (DCSs).   CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR WRITTEN SUPPLIER RESPONSES CHALLENGING THIS REQUIREMENT IS 14:00 p.m. EST, October 26, 2017.  You are hereby notified that the Government intends to solicit a bid and negotiate with one firm only as identified above.   If you wish to submit a written response showing that you are capable of meeting this requirement, it must be done not later than the specified closing date and time. The file number, contracting officer's name, and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters on the covering page. As it is intended to proceed in a timely manner, responses received after the closing date will not be considered.  Responses received on or before the closing date will be considered solely for the purpose of deciding whether or not to conduct a competitive procurement. Information provided will be used by the Crown for technical evaluation purposes only and is not to be construed as a competitive solicitation. Your written response must provide sufficient evidence (e.g. specifications, technical data, drawings, or any other proof) that clearly demonstrates that your product or service is capable of fulfilling this requirement.  Suppliers that have submitted a response will be notified in writing of PWGSC's decision to continue with the non-competitive procurement or compete the requirement.   Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

GPS Anti-Jam Antenna

Department of National Defence | Published October 10, 2017  -  Deadline October 25, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  NovAtel Inc. 1120 - 68th Avenue N.E. Calgary Alberta Canada T2E8S5 Nature of Requirements:   1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in this ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award.  2. Controlled Goods requirement As the resulting contract will require the production of or access to controlled goods that are subject to the Defence Production Act, R.S. 1985, c. D-1, bidders are advised that within Canada only persons who are registered, exempt or excluded under the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) are lawfully entitled to examine, possess or transfer controlled goods. Details on how to register under the CGP are available at: Controlled Goods Program, http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/dmc-cgd/index-eng.html  3. Background - Spread spectrum GPS signals at the Earths surface are well below the nominal background noise floor. Special signal designs and signal processing allow them to be raised above the noise and decoded. Even very small increases in the "background" noise, unintentional interference or intentional jamming, can prevent a receiver from locating and processing GPS signals. Without satellite signals, a receiver cannot provide Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) information. - GPS interference (intentional and unintentional) is a recognized threat for civilian infrastructure and military operations, across the spectrum of conflicts. It has been demonstrated that publicly available, low cost GPS jammers can be used to effectively disrupt the use of unprotected GPS equipment. More sophisticated and powerful military GPS jammers and other Counter PNT systems have been encountered in recent conflicts and must be expected in future confrontations. In addition, the United States and its allies have stated their intention to deny the use of civil GPS signals in specific theatres of operation (Blue Force Electronic Attack). - The Canadian Armed Forces are increasingly reliant on GPS for the precise PNT needed for data links, secure communications, target identification, precision engagement and other tasks. An unprotected vehicle operating in a GPS-denied environment will experience reduced effectiveness, with probable loss of critical capabilities. A LAV Observation Post Vehicle (LAV OPV) on forward operations is a critical component in the battle space, requiring reliable PNT to safely and effectively deliver the intended effects on the battlefield. Its forward position will also increase the likelihood that it will come under electronic attack (including GPS jamming) from opposing forces. Lack of anti-jam capability also makes GPS receivers more susceptible to potentially more dangerous spoofing attacks (the covert manipulation of receiver-reported PNT).  - For these reasons, the Canadian Army has identified a requirement to protect LAV OPVs against GPS jamming through the replacement of the standard GPS antenna with a GPS Anti-Jam Antenna.  4. Definition of the requirement - DND has an initial requirement to procure fifty-two (52) Global Positioning System (GPS) Anti-Jam Antenna. The initial requirement includes the associated software and firmware and 6 engineering cable sets.  - The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must be capable of simultaneously nulling up to 6 individual jamming sources and be compatible with the Canadian Armys inventory of 12,000 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) and LAV OPVs. - The Contractor must pre-install all necessary firmware and software on the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna prior to delivery. The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must include device licenses for all installed firmware and software required to configure and operate the antennas. The Contractor must provide the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna firmware and software (e.g. Firmware Update Utility if applicable) on a support media. - The Contractor must grant to Canada the option to purchase up to 50 additional GPS Anti-Jam Antenna and 4 years of extended warranty.  5. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its product meets the following requirements:  Requirements GPS Anti-Jam Antenna  1. Radio Communications 1.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must have a bandwidth of at least 22 MHz, centred on the GPS L1 (1575.42 MHz) and L2 (1227.60 MHz) frequencies, making it compatible with the GPS C/A code, P(Y) code and M-code signals. 1.2 The antenna must be capable of receiving RF signals with Right-Hand Circular Polarization. 1.3 The antenna must provide an omnidirectional radiation pattern in azimuth. 1.4 For elevations of 20 to 90 degrees over the horizon, the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna gain roll-off must be a maximum of 10 dB from the antenna boresight. 1.5 The antenna must have a nominal impedance of 50 Ohm. 1.6 The antenna must have a maximum Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) of 2.0:1. 1.7 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide signals that can be used by any GPS receiver attached to it.  1.8 In the absence of jamming, the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide a minimum net gain of at least 27 dB over the specified frequency range. 1.9 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must impose a latency of no more than 10 microseconds on the broadcast GPS signals. _____________________________________ 2. GPS Anti-Jamming 2.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide anti-jam protection to L1 (1575.42 MHz) and L2 (1227.6 MHz) GPS frequencies simultaneously. 2.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must be capable of simultaneously nulling up to 6 individual jamming sources. 2.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide jamming suppression of up to 40 dB. 2.4 The anti-jamming functions must automatically start by default when power is applied to the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna. 2.5 Normal operation of the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must require no user interaction. _____________________________________ 3. Notification and Management 3.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide notification of jamming status during operation. 3.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must detect and provide notification of its hardware, firmware and software failures or errors during operation. 3.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must permit extraction of its version identifiers, configuration, jamming status, and built-in test results. 3.4 All notifications and data extractions must be provided through the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna serial data port. _____________________________________ 4. Software and Firmware 4.1 Installable software required to provide the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna functions specified in this document must be limited to a Firmware Update Utility and freely available communication software (e.g. PuTTY). 4.2 The Bidder is not required to deliver a freely available communication software. 4.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna firmware must be reprogrammable in-circuit using a Firmware Update Utility provided by the vendor. 4.4 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must include a Firmware Update Utility which permits the user to load antenna firmware onto the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna. 4.5 The user must be capable of operating the Firmware Update Utility from a computer setup with a Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Professional operating system connected through the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna serial data port. 4.6 The user interface of the Firmware Update Utility must be in the English language. _____________________________________ 5. General 5.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must be capable to meet Radio Communications and GPS Anti-Jamming requirements without the use of the Serial Data interface. 5.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna external interface connectors must permit installation and removal of mating cables without the use of tools. _____________________________________ 6. Radio Frequency 6.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna RF port must use a 50 Ohm TNC female connector to connect the antenna to the vehicle GPS receiver. _____________________________________ 7. Serial Data 7.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide a RS-232 serial data port. 7.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna serial data port must use a sealed military standard connector which meets the environmental and performance requirements. 7.3 The connector for GPS Anti-Jam Antenna serial data port must include a dust cover that seals the external interface connector when not in use. 7.4 The dust cover for the serial data port connector must be attached with a retaining device. 7.5 The dust cover retaining device for the serial data port connector must include provision for removal and re-installation without the use of specialised tools. _____________________________________ 8. Input Power 8.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must be capable of operating at voltages from +10 to +28 VDC. 8.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally from MIL-STD-1275D-compliant vehicle power for the Starting Mode condition (para 5.1.2) and the Normal Operating Mode condition (para 5.1.3). 8.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must consume no more than 25 Watts of electrical power. 8.4 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna power port must use a sealed military standard connector which meets the environmental and performance requirements. _____________________________________ 9. Chassis Characteristics 9.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must be housed in a single enclosure. 9.2 The deployed GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must have maximum physical dimensions of 30 centimetres (cm) in width, 30 cm in depth, and 12 cm in height. 9.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must weigh a maximum of 8 kilograms. 9.4 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide suitable mounting points for secure attachment to the vehicle. 9.5 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must provide at least one chassis grounding point associated with fasteners (e.g. lugs, studs or threaded holes) that are uncoated (bare metal). 9.6 The minimum fastener size for the chassis grounding point must be M6, or equivalent imperial fastener. 9.7 The minimum threaded length of the fastener for the chassis grounding points (thread depth or stud length) must be 8 millimetres (mm). _____________________________________ 10. Non-Functional Requirements 10.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must have a predicted Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) greater than 150000 hours of operation at 250C. 10.2 The exterior surface of the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna chassis must be painted with a non-reflective, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) in accordance with FED-STD-595C1 colour Green 383Camo #34094 or equivalent. _____________________________________ 11. Environmental Conditions 11.1 Altitude - Operation: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to an altitude of up to 4572 meters (15,000 feet) when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 500.6, Procedure II, or equivalent test method. 11.2 High Temperature - Storage: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally following exposure to a storage temperature of +71°C when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 501.6, Procedure I, or equivalent test method. 11.3 High Temperature - Operation: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to a high temperature of +65°C when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 501.6, Procedure II, or equivalent test method. 11.4 ow Temperature - Storage: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally following exposure to a low storage temperature of -55°C when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 502.6, Procedure I, or equivalent test method. 11.5 Low Temperature - Operation: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to a low temperature of -40°C when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 502.6, Procedure II, or equivalent test method. 11.6 Solar Radiation: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to high temperature diurnal cycles with temperatures up to +49°C when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 505.6, Procedure I, or equivalent test method. 11.7 Blowing Rain: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after a 30 minute exposure to 1.7 mm of rain per minute blowing at 18 metres per second (m/s) when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 506.6, Procedure I, or equivalent test method. 11.8 Humidity: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to temperature cycles of +30°C to +60°C at 95% relative humidity (RH) when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 507.6, Procedure II, or equivalent test method. 11.9 Salt Fog: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally following salt fog exposure when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 509.6, or equivalent test method. 11.10 Sand and Dust: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to sand and dust when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 510.6, Procedures I and II, or equivalent test method. 11.11 Vibration - Ground Mobile: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to a vibration test environment (operational service) when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 514.7, Procedure I, Category 20, Figure 514.7C-4 (composite wheeled vehicle). 11.12 Shock - Functional: The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally during and after exposure to functional shock for ground materiel when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G1, Method 516.7, Procedure I, Table 516.7-IV, or equivalent test method. _____________________________________ 12. Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility 12.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must not exceed the specified levels for conducted emissions via power input leads in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure CE102 (10 kHz to 10 MHz), or equivalent, while operating normally. 12.2 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally and withstand signals coupled onto input power leads in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure CS101 (30 Hz to 150 kHz), or equivalent. 12.3 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally and withstand RF signals coupled onto the associated cabling in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure CS114 (10 kHz to 200 MHz), or equivalent. 12.4 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally and withstand RF signals coupled onto the associated cabling in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure CS115 (30Hz), or equivalent. 12.5 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must operate normally and withstand damped sinusoidal transients coupled onto the associated cables and power leads in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure CS116 (10 kHz to 100 MHz), or equivalent. 12.6 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must not exceed the specified levels for electric field emissions from the device and its test cabling in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure RE102 (2 MHz to 18 GHz) for Army Ground applications, or equivalent, as limited to an upper frequency limit of 10 GHz for Army applications. 12.7 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna with its supplied test cabling must operate normally and withstand electric fields in accordance with MIL-STD-461G test procedure RS103 (2 MHz to 18 GHz) for Army Ground applications, or equivalent, as limited to an upper frequency limit of 10 GHz for Army applications. _____________________________________ 13. Electrostatic Discharge 13.1 The GPS Anti-Jam Antenna must meet Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Human Body Model (HBM) requirements for 2000-3999 Volts as per MIL-STD-1686C, ESD HBM class 2 (2000-3999V), or equivalent. ******************************************************************** Requirements for the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna Engineering Cable Set:    1. RF Cable (Qty 2): The RF Cable must be double shielded 50 Ohm coaxial cable to connect the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna to a military GPS receiver (e.g. DAGR). One end of the cable connects to the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna RF port. The other end terminates with a 50 Ohm standard SubMiniature version A (SMA) male connector. 2. Serial Cable (Qty 2): The Serial Cable must connect the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna to a Windows-based computer to exploit the antenna data services. One end of the cable connects to the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna RS-232 serial data port. The other end terminates with a DE-9 Serial data plug (male-ended). 3. Power Cable (Qty 2): The Power Cable must permit the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna to be powered from an alternating current (AC) power source with a voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC and a frequency range of 50 to 60 Hz. One end of the cable connects to the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna power port. The other end terminates with a NEMA 5-15P AC plug which fits into a standard Canadian AC power source (i.e. wall socket).  6. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier - Canada intends to award a contract to NovAtel Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada, as it has been identified as a Sole-source vendor of the GAJT-710ML. The GAJT-710ML is the only known product meeting all the mandatory requirements mentioned above. It is the only known product on the market with 7 elements (1 Primary & 6 Auxiliary Antennas) and is compatible with the GPS DAGR and LAV III OPVs. - NovAtel Inc. is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and owns the Intellectual Property (IP) incorporated in the GAJT product including the use of four U.S Patents (US 6445354 B1, US 6452560 B2, US 6466177 B1, US 7250916 B2).  7. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)  Section 6(d) of the Government Contract Regulations is being invoked in this procurement as only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.  8. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons  The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: - The Canadian Free Trade Agreement applies and the limited tendering strategy is in accordance with Article 513 para 1 (b) (ii); the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist due to the protection of patents, copyrights, or other exclusive rights; - The following agreements do not apply to products related to the Federal Supply Classification (FSC) 58:   - World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) - Appendix 1, General Notes 1(c);    - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Annex 1001.2b - General Notes 1(c);   - Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Annex 19-4 - Goods, 2. - The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCA) do not apply because the delivery points do not fall within the geographic areas covered by the CLCAs.  9. Ownership of Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.   10. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date   The initial deliverables must be received three months after the contract award date.  11. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier  NovAtel Inc.  1120-68th Avenue N.E.,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 8S5  12. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  13. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities is on the covering page of this notice.  14. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Please submit statements of capabilities or inquiries to:  Ajida Mujkic Public Services and Procurement Canada Acquisitions Branch Land and Air Equipment Procurement & Support Sector Defence Communications Division (QD) 11 Laurier Street Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada K1A 0S5  Telephone:  (819) 420-0886 E-mail:   ajida.mujkic@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca  Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Environmental Management Practices Guidelines for the Management and Handling of Chemical Substances

Environment Canada | Published September 29, 2017  -  Deadline October 19, 2017
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Through the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), the Government of Canada takes action to identify and manage chemicals that are harmful to human health and/or the environment.

The purpose of this contract is to develop a “Best Environmental Management Practices Guidelines for the Management and Handling of Chemical Substances”, hereafter called the Guidelines. These Guidelines will facilitate the identification for plastics, rubber and chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors, of potential sources of releases into the environment of substances used in their processes, and propose cost-effective means to minimize all potential releases.

The period of the Contract is from date of award to March 30, 2018.

Bidders must provide a list of names, or other related information as needed, pursuant to section 01 Integrity Provisions of Standard Instructions 2003.

For services requirements, bidders in receipt of a pension or a lump sum payment must provide the required information as detailed in article 3 of Part 2 of the bid solicitation.