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Chemical Analysis Instruments - Repair and Overhaul

 | Published May 28, 2014
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Becton Dickinson Canada Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Exclusive Rights GSIN Description: Chemical Analysis Instruments - Repair and Overhaul Quantity: 1

Professional Services - CBRN

Department of National Defence | Published May 28, 2014
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Professional Services - CBRN W8476-145022/A Diane Reynolds Telephone: 819-956-1141 E-mail: Diane.Reynolds@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca The Canadian Forces Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Omnibus project and CBRN Defence sub-projects requires professional services, on an "as and when requested" basis in the National Capital Region (NCR) from the Project Management Services Stream: a Senior Project Leader, two Intermediate Project Leaders; and the Technical Engineering and Maintenance Services (TEMS) Stream: three Senior Engineers, two Intermediate Life Cycle Management Specialists and a Senior Integrated Logistic Support Specialist. Canada may award up to nine contracts, one per resource category. The period of the Contract is from July 6, 2014 to July 5, 2016 inclusvie with an irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contract by up to three additional one-year periods. Bids must be submitted to the Contracting Authority by e-mail, as an attachment in either Microsoft Office Word or Portable Document Format (PDF) by the date, time and place indicated on page 1 of the bid solicitation. There is a security requirement associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, bidders should refer to the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Industrial and Security Program (http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/index-eng.html) of PWGSC web site. This bid solicitation is issued against the Supply Arrangement for Task Based Professional Services under the Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) method of supply, PWGSC File No. E60ZN-13TSPS; for the provision of professional services in the NCR in the Project Management Services Stream and the TEMS Stream. This requirement is covered under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Opportunities (WTO-AGP). This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program. The resulting Contract is not to be used for deliveries within a Comprehensive Land Claims Settlement Area (CLCSA). 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.

Incremental Damage Estimation for Individual Emissions Sources

Health Canada | Published May 28, 2014
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HEALTH CANADA ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE TITLE: Incremental Damage Estimation for Individual Emissions Sources SOLICITATION NUMBER: 1000160587 1. The purpose and explanation of an ACAN An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows Health Canada contracting authorities to post a notice on Buy and Sell, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that a good, service or construction contract will be awarded 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. 2. Rights of suppliers Suppliers who believe that they are fully qualified and available to provide the services or goods described in this ACAN may submit a Statement of Capabilities clearly demonstrating how they meet the advertised requirement. This Statement of Capabilities must be provided via e-mail only to the contact person identified in Section 12 of the Notice on or before the closing date and time of the Notice. If there is a reasonable level of evidence regarding capability, the requirements will be opened to electronic or traditional bidding processes. 3. Proposed Contractor Carleton University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 4. Definition of Requirements or Expected Results • Estimation of location-specific incremental damage values across the nation for emissions of primary PM, PM precursors, and other pollutants that reflect different nationwide health endpoints. • Estimation of temporal variability in incremental damage values to help assess effectiveness of policies that depend on time-of-day activities (electricity use and generation, transportation, urban planning, etc). • Examination of the change in incremental damage of PM and other pollutants under expected changes in atmospheric chemical regimes due to future reductions in anthropogenic emissions through future emission scenarios. • Demonstration of the use of incremental damage information in estimation of ancillary benefits of combustion-based greenhouse gas (GHG) controls due to associated reduction in pollutant emissions (i.e. co-benefits). 5. Minimum requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it meets the following minimum requirements: a) Experience (at least 5 years) in conducting and publishing studies of air pollution modelling using Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ), as well as proven expertise in the development of modelling tools for CMAQ and generating air pollution surfaces for Canada using CMAQ. b) The supplier must have ownership of, or access to the required information to generate air pollutant emission ((NOx, SOx, PM, VOCs) and meteorological information for Canada and the United States necessary to create seasonal and annual air pollution surfaces with national coverage of Canada using CMAQ with a 12 km grid. c) Ownership of, or right to use, an adjoint of the US EPA CMAQ model that is capable of forward (decoupled direct method) and backward (adjoint) sensitivity analysis for gaseous pollutants whereby the model provides simultaneous sensitivity information about specific receptors with respect to all sources and parameters. The model must also be amalgamated with Health Canada’s marginal damage estimation software (Air Quality Benefit Assessment Tool) in order to calculate incremental benefits associated with emission sources. d) The supplier must have the in-house expertise and capacity to extend the adjoint model to address fine particulate matter and carry out the work specified in Section 4. 6. Reason for non-competitive award As per Section 6 of the Government Contracts Regulations (Treasury Board Secretariat Contracting Policy, Appendix B) or the limited tendering is only one person/ firm capable of performing the contract. 7. Applicable trade agreements The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Contractor will own the IP 9. Period of the proposed contract The services of the Contractor will be required from contract award for approximately (two years); the expected completion date of this project is the fifteenth, February, 2016. 10. Estimated value of the proposed contract The total estimated value of the proposed contract should not exceed $160,100 including travel and living expenses (if applicable), and all applicable taxes.@ 11. Closing date and time The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities is June 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT. 12. Contact Person All inquiries with regard to this Notice must be addressed by e-mail to: Name: Cheryl Moss E-Mail: cheryl.moss@hc-sc.gc.ca

Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Services

 | Published May 29, 2014
Winner
PAT'S OFF-ROAD TRANSPORT LTD.
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Trade Agreement: NONE Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description: Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Services Quantity: 1

Hach ® Chemicals

 | Published May 29, 2014
Winner
Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising (Other) Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description: WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS Quantity: 1

Chemical Analysis Instruments

 | Published June 13, 2014
Winner
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Source List Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Interchangeable Parts GSIN Description: Chemical Analysis Instruments Quantity: 1

Pool Chemicals

Department of National Defence | Published June 16, 2014
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Pool Chemicals W0125-14J001/A Rider, Kim (Buyer Telephone No. - (613) 545-8739 Fax No. - (613) 545-8067 To establish a Regional Individual Standing offer to supply and deliver pool chemicals and related products on an "as and when requested" basis for the Department of National Defence, at CFB Trenton, Trenton, Ontario, and CFB Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada for the two years period from date of issue to 30 June 2016. No minimum call-up limitation applies and goods must be delivered within two (2) working days of 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.

Business Process Mapping for the Risk Management Bureau (Safe Environments Directorate)

Health Canada | Published June 16, 2014
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP) Solicitation #: 1000154372C Closing Date: July 11, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM EDT This requirement is for the department of Health Canada. Title: Business Process Mapping for the Risk Management Bureau (Safe Environments Directorate) Introduction: The Safe Environments Directorate’s Risk Management Bureau is responsible for the management of chemical substances that may be harmful to human health, under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Under the Chemicals Management Plan, the Government of Canada has committed to categorize, assess and where needed, manage the thousands of substances on the Domestic Substances List. The CMP is now in its second phase, where the focus in on assessing and managing substances in groupings, however risk management work on previously assessed substances is also ongoing. The challenges of managing substances under the CMP are many. Health Canada delivers the CMP program jointly with Environment Canada, requiring close and constant collaboration and communication between the two departments. The assessments and requirements for risk management instruments for toxic substances are mandated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), however Health Portfolio partners working under other Acts (Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, Food and Drugs Act, among others) are frequently implicated by assessments. These programs are sometimes called upon to develop risk management measures under their own Act, and the Risk Management Bureau works in close partnership with them. Additionally, CEPA contains regulatory timelines for the proposal and implementation of risk management instruments. Engaging external stakeholders is also a key component of the risk management work, and the timing of such engagement is important. In essence, the management of CMP substances by RMB involves multi-year projects with highly complex processes that requires close collaboration with internal partners as well as external stakeholders. Typical projects requiring coordination of several elements include: - Information gathering - Defining risk management objectives and approaches - Determining the Act and program that is best placed to manage the risk - Stakeholder engagement - Web postings - Contracting - Understanding provincial/territorial and international actions - Risk management instrument design - Development of Regulatory Impact Analysis Statements (RIAS) - Joint approval by Health Canada and Environment Canada To improve its processes and approaches for managing the complex, multi-year files involved with chemicals management, the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) requires the services of a contractor to map its business processes, related to, but not limited to, the core regulatory risk management functions of the Bureau, using systems-based visual thinking methods and tools. The contractor will need to identify areas for improvement in the existing processes. Estimated Value: The total value of any contract emanating from this request shall not exceed is $85,000.00. This amount includes travel and living expenses and all applicable taxes. Ownership of Intellectual Property: The Crown will own Copyright Security Requirement: 1. The Contractor/Offeror must, at all times during the performance of the Contract/Standing Offer, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS), issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). 2. The Contractor/Offeror personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC. 3. The Contractor/Offeror MUST NOT remove any PROTECTED information or assets from the identified work site(s), and the Contractor/Offeror must ensure that its personnel are made aware of and comply with this restriction. 4. Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of CISD/PWGSC. Mandatory Requirements: M1 The bidder must submit two projects completed within the past 5 years that demonstrate the application of visual thinking or equivalent and visual process mapping tools in a legislative/regulatory context. * Equivalent means professional services that the Bidder clearly demonstrates produced visual and graphical products and outcomes (including graphical facilitation) that are directly relevant to the specific tasks described throughout the Statement of Work.” M2 Senior business process consultant must have a minimum of five years experience developing project management, planning, and reporting tools for complex multi-year projects in a regulatory context. M3 All members of the team must have Enhanced status security clearance All inquiries must be submitted in writing to the contracting officer of the Division of Procurement and Contract follows: Name: Cheryl Moss Email address: cheryl.moss@hc-sc.gc.ca

CHEMICALS, MISCELLANEOUS

 | Published June 18, 2014
Winner
eastchem (nl) inc.
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising (Other) Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description: CHEMICALS, MISCELLANEOUS Quantity: 1

Quantitative Approaches for Improved Regulatory Evaluation of Genotoxic Substances

Health Canada | Published June 19, 2014
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HEALTH CANADA ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE TITLE: Quantitative Approaches for Improved Regulatory Evaluation of Genotoxic Substances 1. The purpose and explanation of an ACAN An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows Health Canada contracting authorities to post a notice on the Government Electronic Tendering System (GETS), for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that a good, service or construction contract will be awarded 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. 2. Rights of suppliers Suppliers who believe that they are fully qualified and available to provide the services or goods described in this ACAN may submit a Statement of Capabilities clearly demonstrating how they meet the advertised requirement. This Statement of Capabilities must be provided via e-mail only to the contact person identified in Section 12 of the Notice on or before the closing date and time of the Notice. If there is a reasonable level of evidence regarding capability, the requirements will be opened to electronic or traditional bidding processes. 3. Proposed Contractor Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public Health & the Environment) P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven The Netherlands 4. Definition of Requirements or Expected Results Assessment of the ability to damage genetic material is an essential part of chemical screening required under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Traditional assessments have been qualitative (i.e., yes/no) rather than quantitative; however, there is increasing recognition that dose-response data for genotoxic substances can be used to determine a “point-of-departure” (PoD) that could be the basis for human health risk assessment and regulatory decision-making. Consequently, Health Canada is seeking a contractor to: (1) employ recently established quantitative methods to analyze genetic toxicity dose-response data, and derive Point-of-Departure (PoD) metrics for a wide range of endpoint-agent combinations; and (2) scrutinize, analyze, and interpret the derived genetic toxicity PoD metrics in a Human Health Risk Assessment context. The contracted work is divided into four main activities. The first activity involves the collection of detailed dose-response data across a wide range of in vitro and in vivo genetic toxicity endpoints for as many chemical agents as possible. The second activity involves detailed dose-response modelling and statistical analysis of the collected data. This activity requires the use of PROAST software to determine Benchmark Dose (BMD) values; and moreover, to fit dose-response models to combined datasets relating to different chemicals. The latter, which is uniquely implemented in PROAST, is required to improve the precision of the BMDs estimates, which may be poor in separated analyses, particularly for chemicals with relatively weak dose-response data. In addition, the PROAST software, and modifications thereof, are required to rigorously examine the influence of covariates such as gender, species, strain, route of exposure, and target tissue on BMD values. The third activity will involve empirical comparisons of PoDs across a variety of in vitro and in vivo endpoints, including induction of cancer, to determine the utility of popular in vitro tools for the prediction of in vivo effects; and moreover, popular in vivo tools for prediction of carcinogenic potency. The analyses should employ methods previously described by Hernández et al. (2011and 2012). This will also necessitate the use of PROAST, and moreover, modifications thereof that will improve the software’s ability to carry out the analyses required to complete the aforementioned tasks. The fourth activity requires the establishment of a quantitative framework for the use of genetic toxicity PoD metrics in human health risk assessment and regulatory decision-making. This work would, for example, involve the use of genetic toxicity PoD metrics for the determination of regulatory exposure limits (e.g., RfD or Reference Dose, TDI or Tolerable Daily Intake, etc.) that could subsequently be employed as the basis for MOE (Margin of Exposure) determination. Such calculations would ultimately permit genetic toxicity studies to be used as a basis for risk assessment and/or risk management. The contractor will be required to participate in knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) activities to disseminate all findings and recommendations to local, regional and international communities of risk assessment professionals. 5. Minimum requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it meets the following minimum requirements: a. The supplier must have detailed familiarity with the computational methods and algorithms employed for dose-response modeling and point-of-departure determination; b. More specifically, the supplier must be capable of using the dose-response modeling software known as PROAST, to undertake, for example, fitting multi-parameter models to combined datasets and determining Benchmark Dose (BMD) confidence intervals for equipotent doses related to each chemical in a combined dataset; c. The supplier must be capable of adjusting and debugging the PROAST code and associated algorithms to ensure successful analyses of collected data; d. The supplier must have unrestricted access to the coding functions of the PROAST library; the copyright thereof being owned by the State of the Netherlands; e. The supplier must be capable of using the results of the dose-response modeling to correlate the equipotent doses obtained from different study types (e.g., genetic toxicity versus carcinogenicity), and rigorously examine the influence of covariates such as gender, species, strain, route of exposure, and target tissue on the equipotent doses; and f. The supplier must have detailed familiarity with the principles of quantitative human health risk assessment and their applications for regulatory evaluations of new and existing chemicals. 6. Reason for non-competitive award Section 6 of the Government Contracts Regulations contains four exceptions that permit the contracting authority to set aside the requirement to solicit bids. For the proposed procurement, the following exception applies: (d) Only One Person or Firm is capable of performing the contract. The State of the Netherlands owns the copyright on the dose-response modeling software known as PROAST. 7. Applicable trade agreements and justification for limited tendering or the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business This requirement is subject to the various trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT); and the World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-GPA). However, this requirement also meets the conditions for limiting the tendering procedures in accordance with: I. AIT, Article 506.12 (b). II. NAFTA, Article 1016.2 (b) III. WTO-AGP, Article XV which allow for contracts to be directed to a particular firm when the products or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists. This requirement is not subject to the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property In compliance with the Treasury Board Secretariat Policy on Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown Procurement Contracts, the Contractor will own any new intellectual property. However, the Contractor shall grant to Canada a broad license to use the deliverables rendered under this contract. 9. Period of the proposed contract The contract period shall be from the award of the contract until March 31, 2015. Health Canada reserves the right to exercise two subsequent single option years. 10. Estimated value of the proposed contract The total estimated value of the proposed contract should not exceed €180,000.00 (one hundred and eighty thousand Euro) over three fiscal years (€60,000.00 FY 2014-2015, €60,000.00 for option 1 FY 2015-2016, and €60,000.00 for option 2 FY 2016-2017). This amount includes travel and living expenses (if applicable) and all applicable taxes. 11. Closing date and time The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities is 2 p.m. EDT on the 4th of July 2014. 12. Contact Person All inquiries with regard to this Notice must be addressed by e-mail to: Robert Merrick Senior Contracting Officer Materiel and Assets Management Division Health Canada E-mail: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

MODELING -DILUTED BITUMEN BEHAVIOUR

Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Published June 19, 2014
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: If 3+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: F5244-140002/A Figueredo, Laila Telephone No. - (902) 496-5353 Fax No. - (902) 496-5016 Email: laila.figueredo@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca MODELING DILUTED BITUMEN BEHAVIOUR Background: The Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER), Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), is mandated to conduct oil spill research for the purpose of assessing the transport and fate of dispersed oil under realistic oceanographic conditions, for evaluating and developing countermeasure technologies for oil spill response, and for providing advice to stakeholders on best practices for regulating oil spill prevention and response. COOGER's research includes conducting experiments in a wave tank facility at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to assess the effects of mechanical and chemical oil dispersion under various energy regimes (i.e. forces generated by different types of waves and current velocities). COOGER is currently studying the transport and fate of diluted bitumen (dilbit) in simulated sea states and environmental conditions. The research includes experimentation, analysis and validation of laboratory-scale studies, assessment of the physical and chemical properties of oil resulting from meso-scale experiments (including weathering processes), and evaluation of the efficacy of currently available oil spill countermeasures (e.g. chemical dispersants and oil-mineral aggregates) and their influence on natural weathering processes. Included in this is a requirement to undertake complex numerical hydrodynamic modeling of the fate and behaviour of dilbit during meso-scale (wave tank) experiments, and to translate information derived from the wave tank to large-scale (i.e. 'real world') oceanographic/spill conditions. Requirement: The Department of Fisheries and Ocean, COOGER, requires a Contractor to provide specific expertise in hydrodynamic modeling of the behaviour and fate of diluted bitumen as derived through wave tank experiments through various work tasks on an as and when requested basis. The Contract will be a Task Authorization Contract. The Contract period will be 1 year with 3 option years. There is no security requirement associated with this requirement. The requirement is subject to a preference for Canadian services. Applicable Trade Agreements: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Synthesis of PAH Chemical Standards

 | Published June 19, 2014
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TORONTO RESEARCH CHEMICALS INC
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising (MERX/GBO) Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Lowest/Lower Bid GSIN Description: Chemicals Quantity: 1

Development of Environmental Quality Guidelines for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

Environment Canada | Published July 14, 2014
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Background: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an anthropogenic substance belonging to a class of chemicals known as perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) which belong to the broader class of chemicals known as perfluoroalkyls (PFAs). Historical uses of PFOA include applications in industrial processes and in commercial and consumer products. PFOA and its salts are used as polymerization aids in the production of fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers. Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) the Government of Canada (2012) determined that PFOA (CAS 335-67-1), its salts and its precursors are entering or may be entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity. In addition, it is concluded that PFOA and its salts meet the criteria for persistence as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations, but do not meet the criteria for bioaccumulation. Scope: The scope of this contract is to search, evaluate and summarize the ecotoxicity of PFOA to aquatic and terrestrial organisms and to develop environmental quality guidelines to protect soil, sediment, water, groundwater and wildlife that consumer aquatic life for PFOA covering relevant exposure pathways. The following protocols of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) will be followed to the extent possible to develop the environmental quality guidelines: • “Protocol for the Derivation of Environmental Quality and Human Health Soil Quality Guidelines (CCME 2006) , • Protocol for the Derivation of Canadian Sediment Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life (CCME 1999)3, • A Protocol for the Derivation of Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life (CCME 2007)4 and • the “Protocol for Derivation of Canadian Tissue Residue Guidelines for the Protection of Wildlife that Consume Aquatic Biota” (CCME 1997)5 Existing soil, sediment, water, groundwater, and wildlife environmental quality guidelines for PFOA from other jurisdictions will also be critically evaluated, presented and their potential application to the Canadian guidelines evaluated. This work requires knowledge and expertise in terrestrial and aquatic toxicology, chemistry, statistics, and the development of environmental quality guidelines to protect soil, water, sediment and wildlife that consume aquatic life. Objectives: The objective is to conduct an extensive literature search and critically evaluate the terrestrial and aquatic toxicity data for PFOA and develop soil, sediment, water, groundwater and wildlife quality guidelines for all relevant land uses and/or pathways. The project will involve researching the scientific literature; critically evaluating toxicological studies for acceptability in guideline development and related bioaccumulation, bioconcentration, and biomagnification data, levels in the environment and synthesizing all collected information in a format that is pre-approved by the Departmental Representative (see Annexes 1 and 2). The Contractor will use the acceptable relevant information in developing guidelines following the procedures provided in CCME (1997, 1999, 2006, 2007) protocols. A technical document summarizing the critical evaluation of toxicity data (identifying acceptable and unacceptable toxicity data), critical data gaps, guideline calculations, assumptions, rationale for exclusion of any data on PFOA toxicity and resulting guidelines will be prepared. All references will be compiled in a format identified by the Departmental Representative. A review and comparison of environmental quality guidelines for PFOA in soil, sediment, water, groundwater and wildlife from other jurisdictions together with their scientific basis and level of protection for the guidelines will be prepared. The following background reports must also be consulted: 1. Screening Assessment Report for Perfluorooctanoic Acid, its Salts, and its Precursors. Environment Canada and Health Canada, August 2012. 2. Ecological Toxicity Criteria Derivation for Perfluorinated Compounds. Reference: 12-318. Prepared for Transport Canada under Contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada, December 2012. (Available in the original language of publication). 3. Gewurtz 2013. Perfluoroalkyl Acids in the Canadian Environment: Multi-media assessment of current status and trends. Environment International 59 (2013) 183–200. It is expected that the Contractor will be in regular contact with the Departmental Representative throughout the duration of the contract. Statement of Work: The Contractor must search, critically evaluate and summarize the scientific literature for all relevant ecotoxicology, bioaccumulation, bioconcentration, biomagnification, fate, behaviour and levels of PFOA in Canadian soil, sediment, tissue, water and groundwater pertaining to PFOA in the terrestrial and aquatic environments and develop environmental quality guidelines for soil, sediment, water, groundwater and tissue residue to protect environmental receptors. The Contractor must evaluate existing soil, sediment, water, groundwater, and tissue residue environmental quality guidelines for PFOA from other jurisdictions. A scientific supporting document must be prepared by the Contractor. Project Description and Tasks: The Contractor must complete the following tasks: Task 1. Start-up Meeting/teleconference Call An initial meeting or telephone conference call with the Departmental Representative and the Project Team will be held to review and finalize the work schedule. At that time, the Contractor will be provided with any relevant materials related to the project. Task 2: Literature Search and Cataloguing of References The Contractor shall obtain all relevant ecotoxicology, bioaccumulation/ bioconcentration/ biomagnification and levels in Canadian soil, sediment, water, tissue and groundwater data on PFOA and catalogue all references in a format identified by the Departmental Representative. The Contractor must also search and present all environmental quality guidelines for PFOA from other jurisdictions and sources. Task 3: Search Fate, Behavior, Use, and Occurrence of PFOA in Canadian Environment Perform the necessary searches and summarize the details on fate, behavior, use, and occurrence of PFOA in Canadian environment. The recent Government of Canada (2012) publication can provide the basic information from data surveys conducted in 2000 and 2004. The Contractor’s efforts must also include more recent data. The information on fate and behaviour of PFOA will inform the selection of the environmentally relevant pathways to consider in the development of the environmental quality guidelines. Task 4: Search and Evaluate Toxicity Data Compile, evaluate and summarize toxicology, bioaccumulation/bioconcentration/ biomagnification, fate, behaviour and levels in Canadian soil, sediment, water, groundwater and wildlife tissue for PFOA. This must include data for direct contact to plants and algae, invertebrates, fish, birds, mammals and other wildlife, and effects on the food chain. Present all relevant data in spreadsheets, including all available information on exposure and test conditions and evaluate the acceptability of each study using the Robust Study Summary (RSS) forms. See Annex 1 for list of fields for soil toxicity studies and Annex 2- RSS for soil toxicity tests. See Annex 3 list of fields for aquatic toxicity tests and Annex 4 Robust Study Summary form for aquatic toxicity tests. Data tables must clearly identify all toxicity test parameters as well as whether toxicity tests were ranked “Acceptable” (termed “Selected” in the soil protocol) or “Unacceptable” (termed “Consulted” in the soil protocol). The Contractor must provide the rationale for why a study was deemed “Unacceptable” for use in guideline development. The following sources of variability must be compiled to evaluate the appropriateness of the toxicity data: - test conditions/design (e.g., single species study, community study, mesocosm, etc.) - test duration - test concentrations (measured, nominal, appropriate series) - test containers - measurements of abiotic variables such as pH, soil organic matter content, soil texture - form of PFOA tested (e.g. salt, etc.) - solubility limit of substance tested - experimental design (i.e., analytical methodology, QA/QC, controls, and number of replicates) - species name of organisms tested - description and appropriateness of statistics used in evaluating the data, and - other factors deemed appropriate in consultation with Departmental Representative. Task 5: Derive Soil, Sediment, Water, Groundwater and Tissue Residue Quality Guidelines Develop soil quality guidelines following the CCME protocol (2006) for all land uses for all relevant pathways, including groundwater. This must include a clear rationale for which environmental pathways must be considered based on the physical and chemical properties of PFOA. Develop guidelines for the protection of aquatic life following the CCME protocol (2007). Develop guidelines for the protection of sediment biota following CCME protocol (1999). Develop tissue residue guidelines for the protection of wildlife that consume aquatic life following the CCME protocol (1997). For all guideline derivation, all calculations must be clearly shown and all assumptions regarding input parameters (e.g., daily threshold effect dose, body weight, soil intake rate, water intake rate, food intake rate, etc.) must be clearly presented and justified. In the event that there are insufficient acceptable data to derive a full CCME environmental quality guideline for a particular medium, the Contractor must attempt to derive an interim guideline to the degree possible. The derivation procedure, data gaps or other limitations of the interim guideline must be clearly identified. Task 6: Review of Soil, Water and Groundwater and Tissue Residue Guidelines in Other Jurisdictions and Publications Other governmental agencies and researchers may have developed soil, sediment, water, groundwater or tissue residue quality guidelines for PFOA. The Contractor must collate these values, conduct a critical review of the scientific basis and data used in generating these guidelines and describe their similarities and differences from the CCME protocol. Task 7: Prepare Draft Report Prepare a draft scientific supporting document summarizing the literature search strategy, fate, behavior, use and occurrence in the environment, the acceptable and unacceptable toxicity data, description of details on steps taken in developing the soil, sediment, water, groundwater and tissue residue quality guidelines prepared under Tasks 4 and 5. The draft report must also include an analysis of the basis for soil, sediment, water, groundwater and wildlife quality guidelines for PFOA from other jurisdictions/publications (from Task 6). Finally, identify any gaps in the toxicity data set relative to minimum data sets identified in CCME 2006, 2007 and 1997 and 1999. Task 8: Address Review Comments The Contractor must make revisions to the datasets and draft report in response to review comments provided by the Departmental Representative. As well, the Contractor must prepare disposition tables indicating how each review comment was addressed, and submit the revised version of the report. Task 9: Submit Documents, Files, References The Contractor must submit to the Departmental Representative the following items as per the milestones identified in the Deliverables section below: • unprotected electronic files (in MS Word) containing draft and final reports, Robust Study summaries of toxicity studies, detailed tables of acceptable and unacceptable toxicity studies, references and other relevant documentation, and disposition tables. • unprotected electronic spreadsheets (in MS Excel or Access database) detailing all the toxicity data (acceptable and unacceptable) and the calculation of the soil, water, groundwater and wildlife quality guidelines, • electronic files of all literature cited. All deliverables are to be provided to the Departmental Representative no later than the dates specified above. All documents, reports, briefing notes and correspondence generated by the Contractor during the course of this project shall be prepared in English using Microsoft Word for word processing, Microsoft Excel or MS Access for data management, and Microsoft Power Point for presentations and other graphics. The Contractor is to advise the Departmental Representative of any information provided by a third party on a confidential basis (e.g. confidential information related to contaminated sites or confidential chemical-specific data) for the purpose of the study and is to transmit the original documents containing any such information to the Departmental Representative under separate cover. All discussion papers, reports and correspondence produced by the Contractor are subject to review by the Departmental Representative or his or her designate. All work is to be performed to the satisfaction of the Departmental Representative. The Contractor is required to demonstrate sufficient flexibility in order to respond to changing schedules and developments.

PORTABLE TOILETS & SANITATION RENTA

Department of National Defence | Published July 16, 2014
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: PORTABLE TOILETS & SANITATION RENTAL W6703-14KC14/A Hogg(VIC), Mike Telephone No. - (250) 363-3916 ( )) Fax No. - (250) 363-3344 Line1, Rental of Chemical Portable chemical toilets Line2, Rental or grey water tank Line3, Rental of Hand Wash Station Line4, Servicing (toilets grey water and handwash station The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the rental and servicing of portable chemical toilets, grey water tanks and hand wash stations during the period of August 19, 2014 to August 28th, 2014 at various locations in and around Trail, British Columbia Les toilettes portatives et ASSAINISSEMENT DE LOCATION W6703-14KC14 / A Hogg (VIC), Mike Numéro de téléphone - (250) 363-3916 ()) Fax No. - (250) 363-3344 Ligne 1, location de toilettes chimiques chimiques portables Ligne 2, réservoir d'eau Location ou gris Ligne3, location de la station de lavage à la main Line4, Entretien (toilettes station de lavage des mains et l'eau grise Le ministère de la Défense nationale a un besoin pour la location et l'entretien des toilettes portatives chimiques, les réservoirs d'eau grise et les stations de lavage des mains au cours de la période du 19 Août 2014 au 28th Août 2014, au divers endroits dans et autour de Trail, en Colombie-Britannique 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.

RISO - POOL CHEMICALS

Department of National Defence | Published July 17, 2014
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: RISO - CHEMICAL TREATMENT - WATER/POOLS W010Z-15B004/A Collier, Susan Telephone No. - (902) 496-5350 Fax No. - (902) 496-5016 TITLE: CHEMICAL TREATMENT - WATER /POOLS The Department of National Defence has a requirement for a Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) for a contractor to supply and deliver to CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia, chemicals for water disinfecting and swimming pool treatment on an as and when requested basis. See Annex A in the Tender documents for items required and pricing table. Prices offered is to include delivery with a turn around of four days after the call-up has been made. Emergency Items will be delivered within twenty four (24) hours of call-up. All emergency items will be identified at the time of the call-up. The period for placing call-ups and rendering services against the Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) shall be for two (2) years from award of the Standing Offer with an additional two, 12 month option periods to extend. There is a security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information, see Part 6- Security, Financial and Insurance Requirements, and Part 7-Standing Offer and Resulting Contract Clauses. The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). This PWGSC office provided services to the public in English. INQUIRIES: All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Susan Collier, telephone (902) 496-5350, facsimile (902) 496-5016, e-mail susan.collier@pwgsc.gc.ca. Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond. This PWGSC office provided services to the public in 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.

Specialized tap water analysis and data quality control work for two drinking water projects.

Health Canada | Published July 22, 2014
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Background: In 2011, the Drinking Water Group (DWG) from Exposure and Biomonitoring Division of Health Canada’s Environmental Health Centre was selected by Statistics Canada to be the analytical laboratory responsible for providing the analysis of tap water (drinking water) for selected Volatile Organic Compounds. This is part of the Canadian Health Measurement Study (CHMS) project, a national study on the health of Canadian population, and was planned for two study cycles (Cycle 3 and Cycle 4), each lasting 2 years. With the planned collection of approximately 5,000-6,000 samples from 30 sites, this is by far the largest tap water sampling ever done for VOCs in Canada. Extra challenges were identified during Cycle 3: at many sites the number of samples collected was almost double the anticipated one; the analyte results were higher than expected and samples required numerous dilutions. The analytical group had to take a more active role in preparation of the sampling equipment and the shipping of samples, the shipping delays by couriers cut into the already tight “down time” for the analytical team, making vacation and personal time difficult to schedule. Two out of the three experienced analysts left the group due to retirement and career development. It became increasingly clear that there was a need for professional services to assume responsibility for a part of the routine operations required by this project, freeing some of the time of our specialized analytical staff to concentrate on monitoring QA/QC processes; data processing and reporting; equipment maintenance ensuring uninterupted analytical capability to run all samples acquired; and high data quality. Without procuring the professional services, there would be a real risk of samples being lost and results being delayed. Loss of samples is very costly, not only because sampling is the most expensive part of such a project, but also because the tap water samples are related to corresponding blood samples (much more expensive and difficult to obtain) and air samples. The loss of any one of these sample types would make the other related samples useless. Scope: The completion of this contract will allow the DWG to fulfill all obligations to the VOC project in a timely manner, as they are outlined in the laboratory binder. The completion of this contract will minimize the risk of losing valuable (perishable) samples in situations of work overload due to increased work on other projects, vacation time, sick time, and/or personal time that may occur in a small analytical group during a long, sustained effort (entering year 4/5 of this project). It will also improve result reporting times, which has been requested by Statistics Canada in order to fulfill their own reporting obligations to study participants. In short, it will improve and secure (minimize risks) our laboratory performance during participation in an important research study lead by Statistics Canada and Health Canada, as part of Chemical Management Plan 2 Monitoring &Surveillance. Ownership of Intellectual Property: Crown to own intellectual property. Security Requirement: The Contractor must, at all times during the performance of the Contract, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS), issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). The Contractor personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC. The Contractor MUST NOT remove any PROTECTED information or assets from the identified work site(s), and the Contractor must ensure that its personnel are made aware of and comply with this restriction. Mandatory Requirements: M1. The bidder’s analytical chemist must have a BSc with a major in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or any other major involving extensive (a minimum of 6 theoretical and laboratory courses) chemistry course and laboratory work from a recognized university. A recognized university is a Canadian university that has provincial or territorial degree-granting status, or a university outside of Canada in which the program/degree awarded is certified as equivalent by a member of the Alliance of Credential Services of Canada. M2. The bidder’s analytical chemist must have at least 1.5 years of experience in the past 4 years working in an environmental trace (ppb level) analysis laboratory in which gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (GC-MS-MS) is used to determine organic contaminants from environmental matrices involving a water phase, such as drinking water, natural waters, soil. M3. The bidder’s analytical chemist must have working knowledge of the Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) technique used for sample preparation in the analysis of organic contaminants from environmental matrices. M4. The bidder’s analytical chemist must have a valid WHIMIS (WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM) certificate. M5. The bidder’s analytical chemist must have a valid TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) certificate. Selection Methodology Highest Compliant Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price: It is understood by the parties submitting proposals that, to qualify, bidders must meet all mandatory requirements as well as the minimum score identified for the point-rated criteria. The contract will be awarded based on a determination of best value taking into account both the technical merit of the proposals and the price evaluations. To arrive at an overall score achieved by a firm, a weighting has been established whereby technical merit will be valued at 70% of the bid and price at 30%. Enquiries regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted in writing to: Robert Merrick E-mail address: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

Investigation of chemical and biological materials

Department of National Defence | Published July 24, 2014
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: W7701-145828 Title Investigation of chemical and biological materials Objective Study the phenomenology of the optical and infrared signals from chemical substances and irradiated biological aerosols/material and process and analyze optical and infrared signal from chemical substances and irradiated biological aerosol/material. To accomplish this objective, itwill be necessary to: execute field and/or lab measurements, develop and/or modify mechanical equipment or components for interfacing or integrating to other systems, develop and modify software tools and provide support to airborne operations Tasks This task authorisation contract includes the following tasks: Task 1: Process and analyse signals from chemical substances and irradiated biological aerosols/material Task 2: Study the phenomenology of optical and infrared signals from chemical samples and illuminated biological aerosols/material Task 3: Execute field and/or lab measurements on chemical substances and irradiated biological aerosols/material. Task 4: In support of laboratory work, field trails or flight trials Client department : The organization for which the services are to be rendered is Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier (DRDC - Valcartier). Period of the Contract : The period of the contract is from the date of the contract to March 31, 2018 inclusive Key information i. Estimated amount of available funding for this contract : $850,000.00, Applicable Taxes extra. ii. Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada. iii. bidders must provide a list of names, or other related information as needed, pursuant to section 01 of Standard Instructions 2003. iv. 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. v. The requirement is limited to Canadian services. vi. Work site: The work must be done on site at DRDC – Valcartier. vii. This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program. viii. The requirement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). ix. There is a security requirement associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part The compliant proposal with the lowest evaluated price per point will be recommanded for a contract award. For additional information: Josee.Roy@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in both official languages. 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.

R413.7 Modelling thermal-hydraulic-mechanical -chemical processes in rocks and seals for deep geological disposal

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | Published July 25, 2014
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1.0 Background Two initiatives for the deep geological disposal of radioactive wastes [1, 2] are currently being proposed for Canada, and are being evaluated and investigated by the CNSC. The proposed repositories rely on both the surrounding host rock and engineered barriers to contain and isolate waste from the biosphere for hundreds of thousands to millions of years. The success of both projects depends largely on the long term performance of these barriers. CNSC staff needs to acquire and maintain independent scientific knowledge to support informed licensing decisions and to disseminate objective information to stakeholders. A Coordinated Assessment and Research Program (CARP) is currently being funded by the Research and Support Program to examine the long term performance of both the geological and engineered barriers. Within the CARP, the CNSC collaborates with different Canadian and international organizations to obtain experimental data on Thermal (T)-Hydraulic(H)-Mechanical (M)-Chemical (C) processes in both types of barriers. The understanding of those coupled processes is important to assess the long term performance of the barriers and its implication on long term safety of the repository. The experiments are performed either at the laboratory scale, or at a larger scale in underground research facilities in Europe. The CNSC has access to these data from collaborative agreements with international organizations. The development of mathematical models to interpret the experimental data is a crucial step in achieving an understanding of coupled THMC processes. This project aims to develop those models in a stepwise manner: 1. Models based on best available information will be used to perform scoping calculations for a Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for Low and Intermediate Level Wastes (LILW) being proposed in sedimentary rock formations of the Michigan Basin, in order to identify key issues that would affect its long term evolution. The model will assess the stability of shaft and galleries, the formation of excavation damage around them, and the HM response of the rock mass to excavation. It will also assess the long term interaction of bentonite seals with the rock formations. The background information for the DGR is found in: http://www.nwmo.ca/dgrsubmission 2. The model will be refined by validating it using laboratory and in-situ experiments from international projects, and experimental works being conducted by the CNSC. 3. A final analysis will be performed for the LILW DGR. 2.0 Objective To improve the understanding of coupled THMC processes in bentonite seal materials and sedimentary rocks in order to assess their implications on long term safety of geological repositories. 3.0 Scope of Work Develop mathematical models to interpret coupled THMC processes in laboratory and in-situ experiments in bentonite seal materials and sedimentary rocks. The COMSOL Multiphysics finite element software available from the CNSC will be used as the modelling tool. 4.0 Tasks to be Performed 4.1 Perform scoping HM calculations of a DGR in sedimentary rocks and identify the major features of the host rock and sealing materials that can influence safety. Those calculations will assess the long term stability of emplacement rooms and shafts under the effects of excavation, gas generation, earthquake and future glaciation. Report on findings. 4.2 Perform THM calculations to simulate the HE-E experiments at the Mont Terri Underground Research Facility [3]. Report on findings. 4.3 Perform simulation of laboratory triaxial tests on Tournemire shale and Cobourg limestone using data provided by CNSC staff. In those tests, the stress-strain behaviour of cylindrical samples would be monitored. In addition, the permeability evolution of the samples would also be monitored, in order to assess the effects of mechanical processes on the permeability. Report on findings. 4.4 Develop models from laboratory experiments on bentonite/sand seals using data provided by the 4.4.1 Model characterization tests (water retention characteristics, swelling potential, etc.) performed using brine as porewater. Report on findings. 4.4.2 Model “mockup” tests that simulate a gap between the seal and the host rock. During the mock-up tests, water, followed by gas will be infiltrated into the assembly, and the evolution of the relative humidity at salient points, swelling pressure, gas flow rates and the evolution of the microstructure would be monitored. Report on findings. 4.4.3 It is expected that macro-scale models would be used in the previous tasks. Using laboratory microstructural information (such as determined from X-ray diffraction) provided by the CNSC, the contractor will develop micro-scale models to interpret the experimental data and verify the validity of assumptions used in macro-scale models. Report on findings. 4.5 Perform revised HM calculations of a DGR in the Michigan Basin using the knowledge gained from task 4.2 to 4.4. Report on findings. 4.6 Draft Final Report on project

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL, DRDC SUFFIELD, RALSTON, ALBERTA

Department of National Defence | Published July 29, 2014
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Notice: This requirement is being procured through a competitive process by utilizing the pre-approved holder list issued under Supply Arrangement (SA) EV394-060010. For any potential bidders that wish to be considered and be added to the pre-approved SA holder list, they can contact the Contracting Authority identified within this Notice of Proposed Procurement for further details. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL, DRDC SUFFIELD, RALSTON, ALBERTA W7702-155689/A Objective: For the provision of disposal services of Neutralized and Segregated Hazardous Material/Controlled Goods Training Waste for Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) Suffield, Ralston, Alberta. The contract period will be from date of award to March 31, 2015 inclusive, with one option year. Collection and delivery of the waste to the disposal facility is the responsibility of the Contractor. Background: Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) Suffield Research Centre conducts research and training into the defence against chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological warfare. DRDC Suffield uses incineration as its primary means of disposal and has two small scale incinerators located on site. However, the primary incinerator was down for a number of years resulting in a large volume of neutralized, segregated waste that would take years to dispose of in the resident small scale incinerators. Given the nature of the waste generated by training activities at DRDC Suffield, industrial incineration will be the only means of final disposal considered. As mentioned previously, the waste has been typed and segregated. There is no biomedical waste included with this contract. All of the waste has been sorted and detoxified according to industry best practices. There will be regulated and non-regulated waste, involving the material identified below and likely shipped as miscellaneous TDG. Most aspects of the waste are considered controlled goods and therefore, the potential bidder must be controlled goods certified or be in a position to successfully attain controlled goods certification as per the SACC clauses identified within the solicitation document. All waste is packed in 2 cubic foot boxes or hazardous waste over packs. The 2 cubic foot boxes are stored in sea cans to protect from the elements; however, are not on pallets or shrink wrapped. The over packs are stored in a secure compound. There should be no requirement for repacking of waste. There is no loading dock located at the storage site; however, DRDC Suffield can provide a forklift if needed. To assist with removal and only if items are frozen into the ground, DRDC will put boxes on pallets and move plastic bins. Types of Waste: Type of Waste Description Volume Approx. Weight (within 10% of actual) Protective over garments Cotton based with a carbon layer insert 248 Overpacks (OPs) 29,750 lbs Tyvec/Tychem or Level A and B suits 185 OPs 18,500 lbs Butyl rubber Boots, Gloves, combination rubber and fabric boots, general purpose rubber boots, mats, and Hazmat style work boots. 200 x 2 cubic foot boxes 3,600 lbs Plastics Pipettes, tubes, microwell trays, medical supplies, ground sheets, plastic pails. 250 x 2 cubic foot boxes 3,750 lbs Glass jars Empty waste jars, containing solids w/cotton based suits 432 x 2 cubic foot boxes 19,440 lbs Heavy plastic containers Surplus hazardous waste overpacks, cut into 4 pieces 101 OPs 21,216 lbs Respirator canisters Metal and Plastic charcoal filters 101 OPs 33,128 lbs Controlled Goods Certification: The contractor must have controlled goods certification to perform this work. Optional Site Visit It is recommended that the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the work site. Arrangements have been made for the site visit to be held at Defence R&D Canada Suffield, Building 1, Ralston, Alberta on August 12, 2014. The site visit will begin at 11:00 MDT, in Small Conference Room. Bidders must communicate with the Contracting Authority no later than 2 days to confirm attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend. Bidders may be requested to sign an attendance sheet. Bidders who do not attend or do not send a representative will not be given an alternative appointment but they will not be precluded from submitting a bid. Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included as an amendment to the bid solicitation. Contracting Authority: Levesque-Welch, Nicole Telephone No. - (403) 292-4716 Fax No. - (403) 292-5786 Email - nicole.levesque-welch@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca 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.

Requirement to carry out Laboratory Analysis for Pesticide Residues in/on Crop Samples for Canadian projects in accordance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

Agriculture & Agrifood Canada | Published July 29, 2014
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AAFC is requesting proposals for the conduct of chemical analyses for pesticide residues in/on crop samples collected from field trials at several Canadian locations, in accordance with the requirements of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)