NanoAssemblr Benchtop Instrument
National Research Council Canada | Published December 24, 2015 - Deadline November 1, 2016
Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama 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: Precision NanoSystems Inc. 6138 Sub Boulevard PO Box 78543 Vancouver British Columbia Canada V6T2E7 Nature of Requirements: NanoAssemblr Benchtop Instrument - Edmonton, Alberta 31970-15221 Lee,Victoria Telephone No. - (780)782-0124 Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 1. Advance Contract Award Notice 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 National Research Council of Canada (NRC) located in Edmonton, Alberta has a requirement for the supply, delivery ,installation, off-loading, and training of one (1) NanoAssemblr Benchtop System. The National Research Council of Canada is seeking a NanoAssemblr Benchtop System for the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NNT) to continue their work in nanoparticle technology. The NanoAssemblr Benchtop System must be allow for the automated design and manufacture of nanoparticles and lipid nanoparticles while allowing the user to incorporate a wide-variety of molecules into the particle. The System must also be able to perform nanopolymer work as well as the automated production of nanoemulsions. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 01.) The System must allows for the automated design and manufacture of nanoparticles. A microfluidic system that allows for the rapid and precise manufacture of lipid nanoparticles and allows the User to incorporate a wide-variety of molecules into the particle -- including shRNA for drug delivery applications. 02.) The System must allows for the automated production of nanoemulsions - something that is normally a long and imprecise process. 03.) The System must have the potential to allow the incorporation of proteins into the nanoparticles. 04.) The System must also have the flexibility to allow for nanopolymer work to be completed . 05.) The System must allows for the scale-up of these processes such as; automated design and manufacture of nanoparticles, automated production of nanoemulsion, incorporation of proteins into the nanoparticles, and flexibility to complete nanopolymer work, for future industrial purposes. 4. Applicability of thetrade agreement(s) to the procurement The procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: 01.) Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 02.) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier Theproposed instrument allows for un-matched control of the chemical and physical environment required for nanoparticle self-assembly. This allows for the automation and rapid prototyping required by the proprietary cartridges used. The use of proprietary disposable microfluidic cartridges at an affordable price to formulate nanoparticles in a single step process.The NanoAssemblr Platform develops microfluidics for the rapid and controlled manufacture of nanomedicines. The instrument must enable the development and screening of nanoparticle formulations at a small scale. The pre-identified supplier is the only supplier that we are aware of who offers a product which meets all the Minimum Essential Requirements listed above in point number 3. Make and Model Required: Precision NanoSystems Inc. NanoAssemblr Benchtop System Texture Analyzer 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is 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: a.) Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 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 exists." b.) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article1016 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. Delivery Date All the deliverables are required on or before March 31, 2016. 9. Cost Estimate of the Proposed Contract The estimated value ofthe contract, including option(s), is $56,275.00 CAD (GST/HST extra). 10. Name and Address of the Pre-identified Supplier PrecisionNanosystems 402 6190 Agronomy Rd. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada 11. Suppliers Right to Submit a Statement of Capabilities: Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services and/or goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in thisnotice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. 12. Closing Date for a Submission of a Statement of Capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is January 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. MST. 13. Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be delivered to: Victoria Lee Procurement Officer Trainee Public Works and Government Services Canada Western Region - Procurement Branch ATB Place, North Tower 5th Floor, 10025 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1S6 Telephone: (780) 782-0124 Facsimile: (780) 497-3510 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.