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Multi-Parameter Titration and Chemical Analyzer System

Environment Canada | Published September 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 10, 2016
Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Multi-Parameter Titration and Chemical Analyzer System  K8F10-170167/A Takasaki, Alan H. Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch Address: Room 219 - 800 Burrard Street,  Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 0B9  Telephone:  604-775-7605     Facsimile: 604-775-7526 E-mail address: Al.Takasaki@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca  Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pacific and Yukon Laboratory for Environmental Testing (PYLET) requires the supply, delivery and installation of an automated Multi-Parameter Titration and Chemical Analyzer System capable of measuring various parameters including pH, Specific Conductance, Alkalinity, Acidity and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) in waters  Delivery Date: March 31, 2016  This requirement is subject to NAFTA and AIT. Delivery Date: March 31, 2017  This requirement is subject to NAFTA and 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.

Burlington, ON L757 Volatile Chemical Storage Fire Suppression

Environment Canada | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline December 7, 2016
Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Burlington, Ontario. 867 Lakeshore Road. Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) L757 Volatile Chemical Storage Fire Suppression.  Project No:  CCIW-010-Ji119  KW405-170097/A Dhanna, Sheila Telephone No.  (416) 512-5855  Fax No. (416) 512-5862  Email:  sheila.dhanna@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca  Burlington, Ontario. 867 Lakeshore Road.   Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) L757 Volatile Chemical Storage Fire Suppression.  Project No:  CCIW-010-Ji119  Scope of Work:     The work associated with project CCIW-010-Ji119 includes modifications to the mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems as well as architectural modifications to rooms L757, L757A and W203 in the Administration and Laboratory (A&L) building at the Canadian Centre for InlandWaters (CCIW) located at 867 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, ON.  The work required as part of the project has been divided below to provide an overview of the project:   Fire protection Systems:  Remove CO2 systems from L757 and L757A  Replace three sprinklers in 203W  Add fire extinguisher in L757A   Mechanical Systems:  Replace all air diffusers  Replace gas sensor connected to BAS in L757A  Replace vent seals around perimeters of vents  Seal roofing / flashing on explosion vent curb  Install fire dampers as required in all separations to maintain integrity of rooms L757, L757A and 203W  Verify and adjust exhaust rates  Remove pneumatically operated damper and install grill at duct opening   Electrical Systems:  Remove explosion proof fixtures in L757 and L757 A and replace with new fixtures  Provide 3 new circuits, outlets and data drops for fridges to be installed in L757  Replace existing outlets in 203W and provide an addition 2 outlets / circuits in room.   Architectural Modifications:  Repoint cracking in block walls of L757 and L757A  Repaint rooms L757, L757A and 203W with new epoxy paint including walls, doors / frames, ceiling and floor (floor grade epoxy paint)  Replace or refurbish access hatches  Obtain new shelving constructed of PVFD type material to replace existing and install in configuration acceptable to meet tenant needs in rooms L757, L757A and 203W.   The duration of work is scheduled to be completed within Twenty (20) Weeks from the date of notification of acceptance of the offer. (November 30, 2016).    OPTIONAL SITE VISIT  There will be an optional site visit on June 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Interested bidders are to meet at the site, Canadian Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) located at 867 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, ON.  Bidders must wear their own P.P.E (Personal Protective Equipment) including hard hat and safety boots. Bidders are requested to register with the Contracting Officer, Sheila Dhanna at sheila.dhanna@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca or 416-512-5855, to confirm their attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend, 24 hours prior to the site visit. Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included asan amendment to the bid solicitation.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS  IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GI01 "CODE OF CONDUCT AND CERTIFICATION OF - BID" R2710T, GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS (REFER TO SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS SI02)  Bidders should provide, with their bid or promptly thereafter, a complete list of names of all individuals who are currently directors of the Bidder.  If such a list has not been received by the time the evaluation of bids is completed, Canada will inform the Bidder of a time frame within which to provide the information.  Failure to provide such a list within the required time frame will render the bid non-responsive.  Bidders must always submit the list of directors before contract award.   Canada may, at any time, request that a Bidder provide properly completed and Signed Consent Forms (Consent to a Criminal Record Verification form - PWGSC-TPSGC 229) for any or all individuals named in the aforementioned list within a specified delay.  Failure to provide such Consent Forms within the delay will result in the bid being declared non-responsive.  A COMPLETE LIST OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO IS CURRENTLY ON THE BIDDER'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS. (SEE APPENDIX 2 OF THE "ITT" DOCUMENT)  Drawings and Specifications are now available for viewing and downloading in a Portable Document Format (PDF) or in a standard paper version. Tenderers should note that Attachment 1 (ATT 1) contains the Drawings and Specifications Package (DSP) which consists of PDF files organized in an industry recognized directory structure.      Standard Terms and Conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of the Tender and Contract Documents.   The standard Public Works and Government Services Canada documents may be viewed at https://buyandsell.gc.ca/policy-and-guidelines/standard-acquisition-clauses-and-conditions-manual  All enquiries of a technical and contractual nature, are to be submitted to the Contracting Officer, Sheila Dhanna:  e-mail: sheila.dhanna@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca Telephone:   (416) 512-5855, or Facsimile: (416) 512-5862    Bid Receiving:   Sealed tenders will be received at Public Works and Government Services Canada, 4900 Yonge Street,  Bid Receiving, 12th Floor, Toronto  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.

Analysis of Wastewater and Sludge/Biosolids for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

Environment Canada | Published October 31, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

The objective of this work is to obtain high-quality chemical analysis of 165 PPCPs in raw influent, treated effluent, raw sludge and treated bio-solids from selected Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in Canada as part of a monitoring program on the occurrence and fate of chemical substances in municipal wastewater. 

FLOW CYTOMETER

Environment Canada | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 14, 2016
Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   FLOW CYTOMETER  The Wildlife and Landscape Directorate (WLSD) within the Science and Technology Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) requires a new Flow Cytometer to achieve ECCC deliverables for chemical screening and wildlife monitoring.  In the WLSD, the flow cytometer will be used primarily for measuring DNA damage and gene mutation in cultured cells and in the tissues of both wild and experimental animals.   The instrument must be supplied delivered and installed no later than March 31, 2017.  Quantity:  one (1)      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.

Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer

Environment Canada | Published November 25, 2016  -  Deadline April 1, 2017
Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Air Quality Research Division, Toronto, Ontario has a requirement for one (1) CRDS (CO2/CO/CH4/H2O) analyzer. Quantification of these species provides valuable information as they are tracers of combustion processes.  These measurements will advance our knowledge and understanding of pollutant sources and CO2 and CO can be used as reference for determining emission factors of other chemical species.  This system must use CRDStechnology and continuously measure CO2, CO and CH4 with high precision and be robust for sampling from various platforms including aircraft, ground vehicles, towers, ground sites and in the laboratory.   All the deliverables must be received on or before March 31, 2017.  The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)."    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published August 1, 2016  -  Deadline December 9, 2016
Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   EW479-150546 HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL  This published notice is not a solicitation.  This document does not offer any commitments with respect to future purchases or contracts.  The purpose of this notice is to inform industry, government departments and government agencies that Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will not refresh the current Supply Arrangements under EW479-150546 Hazardous Waste Disposal.    PWGSC has issued a new Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) under the requisition number EW479-162880/A to replace the current Supply Arrangements.  PWGSC will cancel the existing Supply Arrangements once the newones are in place.  The decision to replace the current Supply Arrangement is based on the following objectives:  1)  Encourage additional contractors to qualify as Supply Arrangement holders in all regions of Canada.  2)  Include conditions for requirements that are applicable to Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements (CLCAs) or the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB).  3)  Re-evaluate the dollar threshold for the new Supply Arrangements.  Further detail is included in the new Request for Supply Arrangement for EW479-162880/A Hazardous Waste Disposal Services.  4)  Clarify which particular types of hazardous waste are included in, or excluded from, the scope of work.  For Example: chemical, medical or biohazard waste.  Until the new Supply Arrangements are in place, interested contractors may bid on requirements that appear on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) at www.buyandsell.gc.ca.  At the present time, departmental authorities must competitively tender all their hazardous waste disposal requirements valued $89,600.00 or above on the GETS.  For requirements valued below $89,600.00, they have the option of tendering their requirement on the GETS or through the existing supply arrangement.  Please address any inquiries to:  Mario Giguère Senior Procurement Officer Public Works and Government Services Canada ATBPlace North Tower 5th Floor, 10025 Jasper Ave NW Edmonton, AB  T5J 1S6  Telephone: 780-246-0393 Fax: 780-497-3510 E-mail: mario.giguere@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.

Development of National Scale Predictions of PM2.5 Oxidative Potential Using Remote Sensing Observations at High Spatial Resolution

Health Canada | Published October 31, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)

Solicitation #: 1000184419 Closing Date: December 12, 2016 Time: 2PM EST

This requirement is for the department of Health Canada.

Title: Development of National Scale Predictions of PM2.5 Oxidative Potential Using Remote Sensing Observations at High Spatial Resolution

Background:

Oxidative stress plays an important role in the underlying biological mechanisms linking fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) to adverse health outcomes including cancer, cardiorespiratory morbidity/mortality and possibly other diseases including dementia. Health Canada conducted a survey of PM2.5 oxidative potential in 2012 and 2013 and large regional differences were apparent in the ability of PM2.5 to cause oxidative stress. Moreover, studies funded by CARA linking oxidative potential data to population-based cohorts in Ontario suggest that: 1) Long-term exposure to PM2.5 oxidative burden is more strongly associated with lung cancer mortality than PM2.5 mass concentrations in the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC); 2) Short-term exposure to PM2.5 is more strongly associated with acute myocardial infarction in areas with higher oxidative potential; and 3) Long-term exposure to PM2.5 oxidative burden is a stronger risk factor for the development of dementia than exposure to undifferentiated particle mass in the Ontario OHIP cohort.

Health Canada and Statistics Canada conduct cohort studies to examine the association between exposure to combustion related ambient air pollution and mortality.

Health Canada is seeking proposals from a supplier that can develop methodology to combine satellite based information into an estimate of surface concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the following components - sulphate, nitrate, ammonium, metals, organic mass, black carbon, and dust - with coverage of the 10 provinces of Canada and the 48 contiguous states of United States. The second objective is to estimate source sector contributions to ambient PM2.5, PM2.5 components, NO2 and O3. The third objective will be to incorporate estimates of oxidative potential of PM2.5 in the 1 km gridded estimates (and source sector contributions) to represent long-term exposures covering the ten Canadian provinces. It is anticipated that it will be necessary to carry out a fusion of remote sensing based aerosol optical depth, chemical transport model, ground data, and land use information to complete this work.

Because of the exploratory nature of these studies, it will be possible for Health Canada to give notice and terminate the project if interim results indicate an inability to support the stated objective of appropriately supporting epidemiological research.

An example of similar work applying satellite remote sensing observations to an epidemiological investigation is presented in:

Crouse DL, Peters PA, Hystad P, Brook JR, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Goldberg MS, Pope CA III, Brauer M, Brook RD, Robichaud A, Menard R, Burnett RT. 2015. Ambient PM2.5, O3, and NO2 exposures and associations with mortality over 16 years of follow-up in the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC). Environ Health Perspect 123:1180–1186; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1409276

In this contract it will be necessary to produce results compatible with those described in van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Brauer M, Boys BL. 2015. Use of satellite observations for long-term exposure assessment of global concentrations of fine particulate matter. Environ Health Perspect 123:135–143; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408646 and with Geddes, Jeffrey A., et al. "Long-term trends worldwide in ambient NO2 concentrations inferred from satellite observations." Environmental Health Perspectives (Online) 124.3 (2016): 281.

To provide a basis to develop the methodology for calculating PM composition, source sector contributions and oxidative potential surfaces.

Scope:

The contractor will perform the following tasks:

a) Deliver initial description of methodology to estimate at 1km resolution PM2.5 composition using satellite observations of AOD, GEOS-Chem simulations of the AOD to PM2.5 composition relationship, and ground-based PM2.5 composition

b) Deliver evaluation of initial GEOS-Chem simulation of PM2.5 composition at 0.25o resolution (to prepare for activity f)

c) Deliver initial evaluation of PM2.5 composition dataset at 1km resolution (based on the approach described in a)

d) Deliver final PM2.5 composition dataset (based on the approach described in a)

e) Deliver presentation of initial simulation capability of metals in GEOS-Chem (to prepare for activity g)

Deliver results from sensitivity simulations that exclude individual emission sectors

g) Deliver evaluation of GEOS-Chem metal simulation vs measurements of metals and oxidative potential

h) Deliver oxidative potential dataset from GEOS-Chem simulation projected onto satellite-based PM2.5 at 1km resolution

i) Deliver final report

Estimated Value:

The total value of the contract emanating from this RFP shall not exceed $450,000.00, of which the initial contract period must not exceed $50,000.00 and option periods must not exceed $400,000.00, including travel and living expenses and all applicable taxes.

Ownership of Intellectual Property:

The Contractor will own Intellectual Property Rights.

Security Requirement:

There is no security associated with this requirement.

Mandatory Requirements:

MT1. At least one active member of the team has a doctorate in atmospheric physics or chemistry with a specialization relevant to this project (e.g., satellite-based remote sensing and/or global chemical transport models) (provide copy of diploma) and at least six years of experience gained within the last ten years in developing ground level air quality estimations from satellite information (demonstrated by a record of grants and/or publications over time).

MT2. The team must include at least one recognized expert in the use of satellite measurements to predict ground-based ambient air pollution concentrations with a publication record (at least ten publications) in this area in peer reviewed scientific journals.

MT3. The bidder must have a proven track record in developing methods to predict ground-based air pollution concentrations from satellite measurements as evidenced with at least five publications in peer reviewed journals.

MT4. The bidder must have a total of at least twelve years of experience in developing ground level air quality estimations from satellite information.

MT5. The bidder must have the capability of estimating surface concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Canada and the United States using satellite based remote sensing observations.

MT6. The bidder must have a proven track record of applying a global chemical transport model to relate satellite observations of the atmospheric column to ground-level concentrations of air pollutants as evidenced with at least five publications in peer reviewed journals.

MT7. The bidder must have demonstrated ability (at least five publications in peer reviewed journals) to access and process satellite data that are available from NASA. The data are necessary to produce 1 km grid scale estimates of aerosol optical depth readings for the ten provinces of Canada and the continental United States and satellite data necessary to produce nitrogen dioxide pollutants maps for the same region.

MT8. The bidder must provide at least five peer reviewed publications that demonstrate that the methodology they propose is capable of producing datasets compatible with those already in use by Health Canada as presented in the following studies: (1) Crouse DL, Peters PA, Hystad P, Brook JR, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Goldberg MS, Pope CA III, Brauer M, Brook RD, Robichaud A, Menard R, Burnett RT. 2015. Ambient PM2.5, O3, and NO2 exposures and associations with mortality over 16 years of follow-up in the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC). Environ Health Perspect 123: 1180-1186; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1409276 ; (2) van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Brauer M, Boys BL. 2015. Use of satellite observations for long-term exposure assessment of global concentrations of fine particulate matter. Environ Health Perspect 123: 135-143; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408646; (3) Geddes, Jeffrey A., et al. “Long-term trends worldwide in ambient NO2 concentrations inferred from satellite observations. “Environmental Health Perspectives (Online) 124.3 (2016): 281.

MF1. The total value of this contract emanating from this RFP shall not exceed $450,000.00, including travel and living expenses and all applicable taxes

Fiscal Year 2016-17 – not to exceed $50,000.00

Fiscal Year 2017-18 – not to exceed $100,000.00

Fiscal Year 2018-19 – not to exceed $100,000.00

Fiscal Year 2019-20 – not to exceed $100,000.00

Fiscal Year 2020-21 – not to exceed $100,000.00

Selection Methodology:

For each responsive bid, the technical merit score and the pricing score will be added to determine its total combined score. The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a contract. If two (2) or more responsive bids have the same combined total score, the responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for contract award.

To determine the overall score obtained by a bidder, the following weighting will be used to establish the technical and financial score:

Technical weighting: 70%

Price weighting: 30%

Technical score = Bidder’s technical points x 70%

Maximum points

Financial score = Lowest priced bid x 30% 

Bidder’s total evaluated price

Total score = Technical score + Financial score

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

Name of the Contracting Authority: Yvonne Murphy

E-mail address: yvonne.murphy@hc-sc.gc.ca

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