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Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published April 13, 2017
Winner
Golder & Associates Ltd.
cpvs

RFP NUMBER: 1000180631

PROJECT TITLE: ­­­­­­­­ Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements

DIAND seeks to award up to a total of two (2) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified Firms. Standing Offers will be offered as follow:

In a companion Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) under the Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Businesses (PSAB), solicitation 1000180632, DIAND is seeking to establish one (1) SOA.

In the event that no SOA is awarded under the companion solicitation 1000180632 to this solicitation, DIAND may increase the number of competitively awarded SOAs under this solicitation up to a total of three (3) SOAs overall.

The period of the standing offer Agreements are from award until March 31, 2019 with two (2) one (1) year option periods;

BACKGROUND

The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) supports northern Canadians in their efforts to improve social and economic well-being, to develop healthier, more sustainable communities and to participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development. The Department’s responsibility for many of the Government of Canada's roles in the North, as mandated by the DIAND Act, is met primarily through the programs and services of the Northern Affairs Organization (NAO), which supports these goals.

DIAND must balance the need to support the North's economic potential with sustainable development and environmental protection. A major component of the fulfillment of these goals is the addressing of sites in the North, on Crown lands which have become contaminated. A contaminated site is defined as: a site at which substances occur at concentrations (1) above background levels and pose (or are likely to pose) an immediate or long-term risk to human health or the environment, or (2) exceeding levels specified in relevant policies or regulations. Under Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Real Property, all federal government departments are charged with environmental stewardship that contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment; however DIAND faces some unique challenges in the discharge of this duty.

Unlike other contaminated sites, those in the North have occurred largely as a result of private sector resource development activities on federal Crown lands. In recent decades, the number of sites, their scale, and the pressures for the Department to take action has increased, due to a large number of mine and resource industry closures and abandonment. The environment in the North also presents multiple challenges to the assessment, monitoring, and remediation of these sites. These include, but are not limited to: the uniqueness of the climate, ecology, and land composition; their remote location, and the relatively short window open for work to be conducted. Canada’s North is also home to a diverse group of peoples. Northern communities, often reliant on traditional food sources, have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to the potential negative impact of contaminated sites, on their health and safety, and the environment in which they live. The Department further recognizes the need to include Northern communities and businesses in the assessment, monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Branch (NCSB – formerly the Northern Contaminated Sites Program) within DIAND’s NAO is responsible for a portfolio of abandoned mine and other sites in the North, which require assessment, Care and Maintenance, remediation and closure to mitigate the effects of contamination on environmental and human health and safety, as well as monitoring to validate the impacts of these activities on the reduction of environmental and human health risks. This responsibility extends to a number of sites within the Yukon Territory, including a variety of former mines and other sites. Many of these sites are remote, located proximate to isolated community settlements, and some are located within the Traditional Territory of Yukon’s First Nations peoples.

To support the work of the Branch, the Department requires access to professional advisory and technical services in a variety of Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines, to supplement internal capacity and assist NCSB in moving each project forward in a manner that reduces the environmental and human health liability associated with abandoned mines in the Yukon Territory in an effective and compliant manner.

OBJECTIVE

DIAND requires qualified Contractors to provide Mining Environmental Engineering services to assist NCSB in its work in support of abandoned sites in the Yukon, on an as and when requested basis. Services include a variety of assessment, advisory and review services as described in section SW6.0, below.

Through this competitive procurement process, DIAND seeks to award up to a total of three (3) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified firms, including one (1) qualified Aboriginal Business.

In the event that the number of firms, including Aboriginal Businesses, qualified is less than the maximum number of firms required by DIAND, (as identified in section 3.2 above), DIAND reserves the right to Award additional SOAs to qualified firms, up to the maximum number of SOAs.

The objectives of the work are to support NCSB in:

  1. Meeting federal and departmental policy requirements and legal obligations regarding the management of contaminated sites;
  2. Requiring that, where a suspected contaminated site has been identified, the site be assessed in a timely, consistent and cost-effective manner;
  3. Providing a scientifically valid, risk management based framework for setting priorities, planning, implementation and reporting on the management of contaminated sites;
  4. Remediating, based on approved resource levels, all National Contaminated Sites Classification System (NCSCS) Class 1 contaminated sites in the North, on a priority basis, unless it can be demonstrated that for a specific site an alternative form of management is appropriate;
  5. Promoting the social and economic benefits that may accrue to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners when carrying out activities required by this policy; and
  6. Promoting the federal "polluter pay" principle.

Specific project objectives will be contained within any resulting Call-up(s).

Services under the resulting SOAs will be used to deliver services in support of sites in the Yukon. The mechanism will be used by DIAND’s NCSB headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR), and by DIAND’s Yukon Regional office.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work attached to each Call-up against the SOA will identify the objectives of the Call-up, the site(s) for which services are required, and the particular scope of services to be provided in support of the SOA objectives (as defined in section SW3.0).

All work shall be done in conformity with the instructions issued by the Departmental Representative, as described within an issued Call-up.

The purpose of DIAND’s Mining Environmental Engineering Services is to provide support, technical and subject matter expertise to support NCSB’s work in relation to abandoned sites in the Yukon. The Contractor shall provide any combination of services indicated herein and any other related services and support, without limitation, as indicated in any resultant Call-up:

Site assessment strategies and other strategic initiatives in support of DIAND’s Project Life Cycle Phase 1. This may include determination of the types, numbers, and frequencies of samples to be taken (for example soil, water, or air samples); option investigation, assessment and recommendation; feasibility studies; and development of preliminary project charters, preliminary project approvals, or definition phase work plans;

Assistance in the identification, development of and assessment of design options and alternatives at each stage of the Project, including conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and pre-construction design; including consideration of cost, technical feasibility, long-term effectiveness, life-cycle costing, time to implement, risk of technology, environmental impact and ability to address environmental assessment issues, and ability to monitor progress;

Closure planning support, including, but not limited to, technical review, input, and related advice to develop, update or finalize draft closure plans, reviewing and updating plans to ensure alignment to regulatory and socio-economic requirements, ensuring plans are in a form that is suitable for review and consultation with project participants and with the public and Affected First Nations to ensure concerns are identified, assessed and appropriately addressed within the closure plan; and that the plans are appropriate for submission to project funding organizations, regulatory authorities (including the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board - YESAB) and other parties to seek and obtain all necessary approval(s);

Providing technical subject matter expertise in Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines in support of NCSB's management and oversight of assessment, Care and Maintenance, planning, regulatory approval, remediation, closure, and monitoring activities. Specific expertise and capacity is required in Site Closure and Remediation including mine waste assessment and remediation, contaminated soil assessment and remediation, water treatment technologies, and site risk assessment and mitigation. As requested in the Call-up, the Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the following technical subject matter disciplines:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology; and
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete;

Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions. Review available site information, identify information gaps and provide multidisciplinary technical guidance on additional work required in support of site Care & Maintenance, risk mitigation, decommissioning, remediation, and monitoring requirements;

Attend and support, moderate and/or facilitate technical meetings, focus groups, issue forums, public consultations, presentations, seminars, workshops and/or advisory committees, working to communicate, analyze or resolve specific technical issues relevant to NCSB and project participants;

Provide technical expertise in preparation and review of technical documentation, strategies and submittals, including project work plans, project agreements, scopes of work / terms of reference, tender documents, proposals and project submittals;

Provide expertise and support the conduct of cost reviews, cost validation, affordability reviews, liability reviews and in optimization of engineering approaches and improvements to site conditions and work to enhance project value while realizing opportunity through cost savings, risk reduction, schedule improvements, more effective design and enhanced collaboration;

Assist in the development, implementation, analysis and verification of monitoring regimes and site-specific monitoring programs to validate the quality and effectiveness of planned and implemented risk mitigation and remediation measures at project sites;

Provide technical and subject matter review, advice, input and recommendations on draft and updated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments (HHERA) of chemical, physical and radiological hazards in the context of former mine and waste sites in the Yukon (a permafrost environment), to support validation of their completeness, utility and accuracy; and

Provide other related professional advisory and technical services to support the advancement and approval of NCSB initiatives for sites in the Yukon, as requested by the Departmental Representative.

DELIVERABLES

In accordance with the activities defined in SW6.0 ‘Scope of Work’ and the specific requirements of any Call-up under the SOA, the Contractor shall submit any combination of the following to the Departmental Representative, as described in the Call-up:

Detailed requirements, plans, approaches and models for the development and implementation of risk mitigation, remedial or interim measures at site(s);

Summary and Detailed Cost Estimates; These deliverables must detail all assumptions, and may include recommendation of appropriate cost escalation factors, methods and timing intervals, and may include identification of appropriate contingencies based on anticipated risks to the work, including associated substantiated rationale(s);

Cost Validation Checklists and reports;

Meeting agenda, consultation documents, presentation materials, technical briefs, minutes, records of decision, consultation and other meeting reports and related outcome documents;

Data collection and analysis, completed site studies, volumetrics and establishment of confirmed baselines;

Sampling and monitoring programs, plans, analysis, and recommendations;

Technical documents, advice, briefs and reports to support the submission of well-substantiated project documents to move forward in the regulatory, socio-economic and other project approval processes in compliance with applicable requirements (including but not limited to those under the YESAA and the Fisheries Act);

Evaluations and technical recommendations on prepared technical documents, designs, risk assessments and other project-specific and program documents; and

Any other technical documents, reports, or analyses developed, written advice, or other deliverables related to the Scope of Work herein, as described in any resultant Call-up(s).

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

M1 Firm Work Summaries

1.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate that the Offeror possesses ten (10) years of experience in providing Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work). To do so, the Offeror MUST include within its Offer, Firm Work Summaries that collectively demonstrate this experience.

Note: The Offeror may provide as many Firm Work Summaries as required to demonstrate it meets requirement 1.1, provided that a minimum of three (3) Work Summaries are included in the Offer.

Firm Work Summaries may be completed or may be on-going, provided that at least six (6) months of work has been completed.

1.2 At least two (2) Firm Work Summaries MUST demonstrate the Firm’s experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in relation to environmental or closure aspects of mining in Cold Regions.

1.3 At least one (1) Firm Work Summary provided in demonstration of the above MUST demonstrate experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in support of a Major Project. To be considered as a Major Project, the Offeror MUST clearly demonstrate the value of the client’s Major Project, including capital costs is valued greater than $50,000,000.

Within each Firm Work Summary provided, in order to demonstrate the above, and allow for a thorough point-rating, the Offeror should indicate (a-i):

  1. the name and a description of the client organization;
  2. a description of the site for which the services were provided, including the location and characteristics;
  3. a summary of the client’s project including the overall budget for the project to the Firm (please also the Client’s/Owner’s budget and identify Capital Costs), objectives, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the Firm;
  4. a description of the services provided by the Firm and its Resources;
  5. a description of the scope and complexity of the work;
  6. the dates and duration (in years/months) of the Firm’s work (for example, November 2012 to June 2013, 8 months);
  7. the names and categories of the Resources involved, as well as the total Resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the work;
  8. the outcome and results of the Firm’s contribution, together with the extent to which the work was completed on-time, on-budget and in accordance with the client’s established goals; and
  9. the name, title, and contact information (at least one of: e-mail address or telephone number) of a client representative to whom the Firm reported.

The Offeror should use Table M1 – Firm-Level Work Summary Form – for each Work Summary submitted. The Offeror is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Offeror should copy Table M1 as required.

DIAND reserves the right to contact the named client representatives to verify the accuracy and veracity of the information provided in the Offeror’s Offer which may include providing a copy of the Firm Work Summary Form to the client representative for verification. Should DIAND choose to contact the client representatives and should one (1) or reference more named client reference representatives provide a negative response regarding the accuracy or veracity of the Offer will be deemed non-compliant and given no further consideration.

M2 Representative Resource Capacity

2.1 The Offeror MUST propose at least one (1) Resource in each of the following four (4) Categories, representative of the qualifications of Resources the Offeror would provide to DIAND under any Standing Offer:

  1. Team Lead;
  2. Principal Consultant;
  3. Senior Consultant; and
  4. Consultant.

2.2 At least one (1) Resource in each Category MUST demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

Table M2 has been provided to assist Offerors in providing clear information. Notwithstanding, it is the Offeror’s responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient substantiated information in the Offeror’s Offer for the Evaluation Committee to fully assess the qualifications of the Proposed Resources.

M3 Other Resource Requirements

3.1 In addition to the requirements of Mandatory Requirement M2 above, the Offeror MUST demonstrate the following requirements:

  1. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience with heavy civil engineering projects (e.g. dams, highways, dredging and land drainage). This may include experience in any of: production of new construction, rehabilitation or repairs, or undertaking of additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs to existing structures and works.
  2. At least one (1) Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a valid certification as a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  3. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience on Major Projects in the North.

3.2 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (1-3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

M4 Technical Disciplines - Minimum Resource Capacity

4.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate how it will provide DIAND with access to qualified Resources in the breadth of Technical Disciplines required (as listed in the SOW, section 6.3.4, and reproduced below. The Offeror MUST demonstrate qualified Resources in all Technical Disciplines, with at least one (1) Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource with specialization per Discipline:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology;
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete; and
  9. Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions.

4.2 In order to be considered demonstrating specialization, the Resource MUST demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience in the Technical Discipline and at least and at least one (1) project of the Resource’s experience in the Technical Discipline MUST include professional work experience in a mining engineering environment.

4.3 One (1) Resource may demonstrate specialization in more than one (1) Technical Discipline above; however, collectively over the nine (9) Technical Disciplines the Offeror MUST propose a minimum of three (3) separate qualified individuals.

4.4 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (4.1-4.3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation.

The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price:

Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance.

This procurement is subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement, and the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published April 13, 2017
Winner
NELPCo Limited Partnership
cpvs

RFP NUMBER: 1000180632

PROJECT TITLE: ­­­­­­­ Mining Environmental Engineering Services – Abandoned Sites in the Yukon - Request for Standing Offer Agreements – Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business

DIAND seeks to award one (1) Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) to a qualified Firm.

In a companion Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) under 1000180631, DIAND is seeking to establish up to two (2) SOAs.

In the event that less than 2 SOAs are awarded under solicitation 1000180631 to this solicitation, DIAND may increase the number of competitively awarded SOAs under this solicitation up to a total of three (3) SOAs overall.

The period of the standing offer Agreements are from award until March 31, 2019 with two (2) one (1) year option periods;

BACKGROUND

The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) supports northern Canadians in their efforts to improve social and economic well-being, to develop healthier, more sustainable communities and to participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development. The Department’s responsibility for many of the Government of Canada's roles in the North, as mandated by the DIAND Act, is met primarily through the programs and services of the Northern Affairs Organization (NAO), which supports these goals.

DIAND must balance the need to support the North's economic potential with sustainable development and environmental protection. A major component of the fulfillment of these goals is the addressing of sites in the North, on Crown lands which have become contaminated. A contaminated site is defined as: a site at which substances occur at concentrations (1) above background levels and pose (or are likely to pose) an immediate or long-term risk to human health or the environment, or (2) exceeding levels specified in relevant policies or regulations. Under Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Real Property, all federal government departments are charged with environmental stewardship that contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment; however DIAND faces some unique challenges in the discharge of this duty.

Unlike other contaminated sites, those in the North have occurred largely as a result of private sector resource development activities on federal Crown lands. In recent decades, the number of sites, their scale, and the pressures for the Department to take action has increased, due to a large number of mine and resource industry closures and abandonment. The environment in the North also presents multiple challenges to the assessment, monitoring, and remediation of these sites. These include, but are not limited to: the uniqueness of the climate, ecology, and land composition; their remote location, and the relatively short window open for work to be conducted. Canada’s North is also home to a diverse group of peoples. Northern communities, often reliant on traditional food sources, have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to the potential negative impact of contaminated sites, on their health and safety, and the environment in which they live. The Department further recognizes the need to include Northern communities and businesses in the assessment, monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Branch (NCSB – formerly the Northern Contaminated Sites Program) within DIAND’s NAO is responsible for a portfolio of abandoned mine and other sites in the North, which require assessment, Care and Maintenance, remediation and closure to mitigate the effects of contamination on environmental and human health and safety, as well as monitoring to validate the impacts of these activities on the reduction of environmental and human health risks. This responsibility extends to a number of sites within the Yukon Territory, including a variety of former mines and other sites. Many of these sites are remote, located proximate to isolated community settlements, and some are located within the Traditional Territory of Yukon’s First Nations peoples.

To support the work of the Branch, the Department requires access to professional advisory and technical services in a variety of Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines, to supplement internal capacity and assist NCSB in moving each project forward in a manner that reduces the environmental and human health liability associated with abandoned mines in the Yukon Territory in an effective and compliant manner.

OBJECTIVE

DIAND requires qualified Contractors to provide Mining Environmental Engineering services to assist NCSB in its work in support of abandoned sites in the Yukon, on an as and when requested basis. Services include a variety of assessment, advisory and review services as described in section SW6.0, below.

Through this competitive procurement process, DIAND seeks to award up to a total of three (3) Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) to qualified firms, including one (1) qualified Aboriginal Business.

In the event that the number of firms, including Aboriginal Businesses, qualified is less than the maximum number of firms required by DIAND, (as identified in section 3.2 above), DIAND reserves the right to Award additional SOAs to qualified firms, up to the maximum number of SOAs.

The objectives of the work are to support NCSB in:

  1. Meeting federal and departmental policy requirements and legal obligations regarding the management of contaminated sites;
  2. Requiring that, where a suspected contaminated site has been identified, the site be assessed in a timely, consistent and cost-effective manner;
  3. Providing a scientifically valid, risk management based framework for setting priorities, planning, implementation and reporting on the management of contaminated sites;
  4. Remediating, based on approved resource levels, all National Contaminated Sites Classification System (NCSCS) Class 1 contaminated sites in the North, on a priority basis, unless it can be demonstrated that for a specific site an alternative form of management is appropriate;
  5. Promoting the social and economic benefits that may accrue to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners when carrying out activities required by this policy; and
  6. Promoting the federal "polluter pay" principle.

Specific project objectives will be contained within any resulting Call-up(s).

Services under the resulting SOAs will be used to deliver services in support of sites in the Yukon. The mechanism will be used by DIAND’s NCSB headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR), and by DIAND’s Yukon Regional office.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work attached to each Call-up against the SOA will identify the objectives of the Call-up, the site(s) for which services are required, and the particular scope of services to be provided in support of the SOA objectives (as defined in section SW3.0).

All work shall be done in conformity with the instructions issued by the Departmental Representative, as described within an issued Call-up.

The purpose of DIAND’s Mining Environmental Engineering Services is to provide support, technical and subject matter expertise to support NCSB’s work in relation to abandoned sites in the Yukon. The Contractor shall provide any combination of services indicated herein and any other related services and support, without limitation, as indicated in any resultant Call-up:

Site assessment strategies and other strategic initiatives in support of DIAND’s Project Life Cycle Phase 1. This may include determination of the types, numbers, and frequencies of samples to be taken (for example soil, water, or air samples); option investigation, assessment and recommendation; feasibility studies; and development of preliminary project charters, preliminary project approvals, or definition phase work plans;

Assistance in the identification, development of and assessment of design options and alternatives at each stage of the Project, including conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and pre-construction design; including consideration of cost, technical feasibility, long-term effectiveness, life-cycle costing, time to implement, risk of technology, environmental impact and ability to address environmental assessment issues, and ability to monitor progress;

Closure planning support, including, but not limited to, technical review, input, and related advice to develop, update or finalize draft closure plans, reviewing and updating plans to ensure alignment to regulatory and socio-economic requirements, ensuring plans are in a form that is suitable for review and consultation with project participants and with the public and Affected First Nations to ensure concerns are identified, assessed and appropriately addressed within the closure plan; and that the plans are appropriate for submission to project funding organizations, regulatory authorities (including the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board - YESAB) and other parties to seek and obtain all necessary approval(s);

Providing technical subject matter expertise in Mining Environmental Engineering disciplines in support of NCSB's management and oversight of assessment, Care and Maintenance, planning, regulatory approval, remediation, closure, and monitoring activities. Specific expertise and capacity is required in Site Closure and Remediation including mine waste assessment and remediation, contaminated soil assessment and remediation, water treatment technologies, and site risk assessment and mitigation. As requested in the Call-up, the Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the following technical subject matter disciplines:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology; and
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete;

Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions. Review available site information, identify information gaps and provide multidisciplinary technical guidance on additional work required in support of site Care & Maintenance, risk mitigation, decommissioning, remediation, and monitoring requirements;

Attend and support, moderate and/or facilitate technical meetings, focus groups, issue forums, public consultations, presentations, seminars, workshops and/or advisory committees, working to communicate, analyze or resolve specific technical issues relevant to NCSB and project participants;

Provide technical expertise in preparation and review of technical documentation, strategies and submittals, including project work plans, project agreements, scopes of work / terms of reference, tender documents, proposals and project submittals;

Provide expertise and support the conduct of cost reviews, cost validation, affordability reviews, liability reviews and in optimization of engineering approaches and improvements to site conditions and work to enhance project value while realizing opportunity through cost savings, risk reduction, schedule improvements, more effective design and enhanced collaboration;

Assist in the development, implementation, analysis and verification of monitoring regimes and site-specific monitoring programs to validate the quality and effectiveness of planned and implemented risk mitigation and remediation measures at project sites;

Provide technical and subject matter review, advice, input and recommendations on draft and updated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments (HHERA) of chemical, physical and radiological hazards in the context of former mine and waste sites in the Yukon (a permafrost environment), to support validation of their completeness, utility and accuracy; and

Provide other related professional advisory and technical services to support the advancement and approval of NCSB initiatives for sites in the Yukon, as requested by the Departmental Representative.

DELIVERABLES

In accordance with the activities defined in SW6.0 ‘Scope of Work’ and the specific requirements of any Call-up under the SOA, the Contractor shall submit any combination of the following to the Departmental Representative, as described in the Call-up:

Detailed requirements, plans, approaches and models for the development and implementation of risk mitigation, remedial or interim measures at site(s);

Summary and Detailed Cost Estimates; These deliverables must detail all assumptions, and may include recommendation of appropriate cost escalation factors, methods and timing intervals, and may include identification of appropriate contingencies based on anticipated risks to the work, including associated substantiated rationale(s);

Cost Validation Checklists and reports;

Meeting agenda, consultation documents, presentation materials, technical briefs, minutes, records of decision, consultation and other meeting reports and related outcome documents;

Data collection and analysis, completed site studies, volumetrics and establishment of confirmed baselines;

Sampling and monitoring programs, plans, analysis, and recommendations;

Technical documents, advice, briefs and reports to support the submission of well-substantiated project documents to move forward in the regulatory, socio-economic and other project approval processes in compliance with applicable requirements (including but not limited to those under the YESAA and the Fisheries Act);

Evaluations and technical recommendations on prepared technical documents, designs, risk assessments and other project-specific and program documents; and

Any other technical documents, reports, or analyses developed, written advice, or other deliverables related to the Scope of Work herein, as described in any resultant Call-up(s).

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

M1 Firm Work Summaries

1.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate that the Offeror possesses ten (10) years of experience in providing Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work). To do so, the Offeror MUST include within its Offer, Firm Work Summaries that collectively demonstrate this experience.

Note: The Offeror may provide as many Firm Work Summaries as required to demonstrate it meets requirement 1.1, provided that a minimum of three (3) Work Summaries are included in the Offer.

Firm Work Summaries may be completed or may be on-going, provided that at least six (6) months of work has been completed.

1.2 At least two (2) Firm Work Summaries MUST demonstrate the Firm’s experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in relation to environmental or closure aspects of mining in Cold Regions.

1.3 At least one (1) Firm Work Summary provided in demonstration of the above MUST demonstrate experience providing similar services to the Mining Environmental Engineering Services (as defined in Section 6.3 of the Statement of Work) in support of a Major Project. To be considered as a Major Project, the Offeror MUST clearly demonstrate the value of the client’s Major Project, including capital costs is valued greater than $50,000,000.

Within each Firm Work Summary provided, in order to demonstrate the above, and allow for a thorough point-rating, the Offeror should indicate (a-i):

  1. the name and a description of the client organization;
  2. a description of the site for which the services were provided, including the location and characteristics;
  3. a summary of the client’s project including the overall budget for the project to the Firm (please also the Client’s/Owner’s budget and identify Capital Costs), objectives, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the Firm;
  4. a description of the services provided by the Firm and its Resources;
  5. a description of the scope and complexity of the work;
  6. the dates and duration (in years/months) of the Firm’s work (for example, November 2012 to June 2013, 8 months);
  7. the names and categories of the Resources involved, as well as the total Resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the work;
  8. the outcome and results of the Firm’s contribution, together with the extent to which the work was completed on-time, on-budget and in accordance with the client’s established goals; and
  9. the name, title, and contact information (at least one of: e-mail address or telephone number) of a client representative to whom the Firm reported.

The Offeror should use Table M1 – Firm-Level Work Summary Form – for each Work Summary submitted. The Offeror is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Offeror should copy Table M1 as required.

DIAND reserves the right to contact the named client representatives to verify the accuracy and veracity of the information provided in the Offeror’s Offer which may include providing a copy of the Firm Work Summary Form to the client representative for verification. Should DIAND choose to contact the client representatives and should one (1) or reference more named client reference representatives provide a negative response regarding the accuracy or veracity of the Offer will be deemed non-compliant and given no further consideration.

M2 Representative Resource Capacity

2.1 The Offeror MUST propose at least one (1) Resource in each of the following four (4) Categories, representative of the qualifications of Resources the Offeror would provide to DIAND under any Standing Offer:

  1. Team Lead;
  2. Principal Consultant;
  3. Senior Consultant; and
  4. Consultant.

2.2 At least one (1) Resource in each Category MUST demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

Table M2 has been provided to assist Offerors in providing clear information. Notwithstanding, it is the Offeror’s responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient substantiated information in the Offeror’s Offer for the Evaluation Committee to fully assess the qualifications of the Proposed Resources.

M3 Other Resource Requirements

3.1 In addition to the requirements of Mandatory Requirement M2 above, the Offeror MUST demonstrate the following requirements:

  1. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience with heavy civil engineering projects (e.g. dams, highways, dredging and land drainage). This may include experience in any of: production of new construction, rehabilitation or repairs, or undertaking of additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs to existing structures and works.
  2. At least one (1) Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a valid certification as a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  3. At least one (1) of the Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource demonstrates a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience on Major Projects in the North.

3.2 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (1-3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

M4 Technical Disciplines - Minimum Resource Capacity

4.1 The Offeror MUST demonstrate how it will provide DIAND with access to qualified Resources in the breadth of Technical Disciplines required (as listed in the SOW, section 6.3.4, and reproduced below. The Offeror MUST demonstrate qualified Resources in all Technical Disciplines, with at least one (1) Team Lead, Principal Consultant or Senior Consultant Resource with specialization per Discipline:

  1. Mine Closure, in Cold Regions;
  2. Geotechnical Engineering in Cold Regions, including dams and permafrost;
  3. Covers specialist in Cold Regions;
  4. Rock Mechanics;
  5. Hydrology and Water Management in Cold Regions, including diversions and spillways;
  6. Mine Water Treatment, in Cold Regions;
  7. Hydrogeology;
  8. Civil Engineering in Cold Regions, including earthworks, covers and concrete; and
  9. Cost Analysis, related to mines in remote and Cold Regions.

4.2 In order to be considered demonstrating specialization, the Resource MUST demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience in the Technical Discipline and at least and at least one (1) project of the Resource’s experience in the Technical Discipline MUST include professional work experience in a mining engineering environment.

4.3 One (1) Resource may demonstrate specialization in more than one (1) Technical Discipline above; however, collectively over the nine (9) Technical Disciplines the Offeror MUST propose a minimum of three (3) separate qualified individuals.

4.4 Resources included in the Proposal to address the above requirements (4.1-4.3) MUST also demonstrate meeting the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are proposed, as stated in the Statement of Work, section 8.4.1.

The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation.

The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price:

Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance.

This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. For more information on Aboriginal business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business, seeAnnex 9.4of theSupply Manual."

TSPS - One (1) Project Manager, Level 1

Department of National Defence | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 25, 2016
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Task Based Professional Services (TSPS) Requirement

This requirement is for the Department of National Defence (DND).

This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders under E60ZN-15TSPS who qualified under Tier 1 for the following category: Project Manager, Level 1

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal.

Delta Partners (168446 Canada Inc.)

C.L.A. Personnel (3056058 Canada inc.)

D4iS Solutions (4165047 Canada Inc.)

4Plan Consulting Corp.

GSI International Consulting Group (529040 ONTARIO INC and 880382 ONTARIO INC)

MIGHTY Purpose (6233902 Canada Ltd.)

8005931 Canada Inc

A Hundred Answers Inc.

A. Net Solutions Inc.

Accenture Inc.

ACF Associates Inc.

Action Personnel of Ottawa-Hull Ltd

Adecco Employment Services Limited/Services de placement Adecco Limited

ADGA Group Consultants Inc.

Adirondack Information Management Inc., The AIM Group Inc. in Joint Venture

ADRM Technology Consulting Group Corp.

ADRM Technology Consulting Group Corp. and Randstad Interim Inc

Alcea Technologies Inc.

Altis Human Resources (Ottawa) Inc.

Altis Human Resources (Ottawa) Inc., Excel Human Resources Inc., and Altis Human Resources Inc., in Joint Venture

Altis Human Resources Inc.

ALTRUISTIC INFORMATICS CONSULTING INC.

AMITA Corporation

Amtek Engineering services Ltd.

ARTEMP PERSONNEL SERVICES INC

Auguste Solutions and Associates Inc.

AZUR HUMAN RESOURCES LIMITED

BDO Canada LLP

Bernard Benoit Project Management Inc.

Bevertec CST Inc.

BMT Fleet Technology Limited

Boeing Canada Operations Ltd.

BP & M Government IM & IT Consulting Inc.

Bridgetown Consulting Inc.

BurntEdge Incorporated

Cache Computer Consulting Corp.

CAE Inc.

Calian Ltd.

Canadian Development Consultants International Inc.

CBRE Limited

CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.

CIMA+ S.E.N.C.

Cistel Technology Inc.

CloseReach Ltd.

Closereach Ltd., Rowanwood Consulting Inc., Bell, Browne, Molnar & Delicate Consulting Inc. IN JOINT VENTURE

CM Inc.

COLLIGO CONSULTING INCORPORATED

Confluence Consulting Inc.

Conoscenti Technologies Inc.

Consult Ink. Limited

Contract Community Inc.

CONTRACT COMMUNITY INC., NISHA TECHNOLOGIES INC IN JOINT VENTURE

Coradix technology Consulting Ltd.

CORE Software Corp

CoreTracks Inc.

CPCS Transcom Limited

CSI Consulting Inc., FoxWise Technologies Inc., DWP Solutions Inc., Innovision Consulting Inc., IN JOINT VENTURE

Dalian Enterprises and Coradix Technology Consulting, in Joint Venture

Dare Human Resources Corporation

Deloitte Inc.

Delsys Research Group Inc.

Delta Partners Inc.

Design Group Staffing Inc.

DLS Technology Corporation

Donna Cona Inc.

DPRA Canada Incorporated

Eagle Professional Resources Inc.

Eclipsys Solutions Inc

DBS International (Econ Inc.)

EllisDon Corporation

Emerion

Epixus Incorporated

Ernst & Young LLP

Esper Consulting Inc.

eVision Inc., SoftSim Technologies Inc. in Joint Venture

Excel Human Resources Inc.

Excelsa Technologies Consulting Inc.

Flare Consulting Inc.

Fleetway Inc.

Foursight Consulting Group Inc.

FoxRed Consulting Inc.

Fujitsu Consulting (CANADA) Inc./Fujitsu Conseil (Canada) Inc.

Gelder, Gingras & Associates Inc.

Groupe Alithya Inc / Alithya Group Inc

Halo Management Consulting Inc.

Harrington Marketing Limited

HDP Group Inc

Hitachi Consulting Government Solutions, Inc.

Holonics Inc.

I4C INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING INC

IAN MARTIN LIMITED

IBISKA Telecom Inc.

IBM Canada Ltd.

Icegate Solutions Inc.

IDS Systems Consultants Inc.

iFathom Corporation

InfoMagnetics Technologies Corporation (IMT)

InnoVision Consulting Inc.

Integra Networks Corporation

Interis Consulting Inc.

International Safety Research Inc.

IT Services Canada Inc.

IT/Net - Ottawa Inc.

Kelly Sears Consulting Group

KPMG LLP

Lannick Contract Solutions Inc.

Lansdowne Technologies Inc.

Le Groupe Conseil Bronson Consulting Group

Leo-Pisces Services Group Inc.

Leverage Technology Resources Inc.

Lightning Tree Consulting Inc.

LNW Consulting Inc

Lumina IT inc.

Makwa Resourcing Inc., TPG Technology Consulting Ltd. in JOINT VENTURE

Manpower Services Canada Ltd.

Maplesoft Consulting Inc.

MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Inc.

MDOS CONSULTING INC.

Messa Computing Inc.

MGIS Inc.

MGIS Inc, B.D.M.K. Consultants Inc. In Joint Venture

MHPM Project Managers Inc.

MHPM Project Managers Inc., Tiree Facility Solutions Inc. in Joint Venture

Michael Wager Consulting Inc.

Mindstream Training Center and Professional Services Bureau, Inc

Mindwire Systems Ltd.

MMM Group Limited

Modis Canada Inc

N12 Consulting Corporation

NavPoint Consulting Group Inc.

Neosoft Technologies Inc.

Nisha Technologies Inc.

NIVA Inc

Nortak Software Ltd.

Olav Consulting Corp

OpenFrame Technologies, Inc.

Orbis Risk Consulting Inc.

OTUS Strategic Financial Business Planning

Performance Management Network Inc.

PGF Consultants Inc.

Phirelight Security Solutions Inc.

Platinum Technologies Inc.

Portage Personnel Inc.

PRECISIONERP INCORPORATED

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Primexx Ventures Inc., Alejandra Carrillo in JV

Procom Consultants Group Ltd.

Promaxis Systems Inc

Protak Consulting Group Inc.

ProVision IT Resources Ltd.

QinetiQ Limited

QMR Staffing Solutions Incorporated

Quallium Corporation

Randstad Interim Incorporated

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.

Revay and Associates Limited

Risk Sciences International Inc.

Robertson & Company Ltd.

Run Straight Consulting Ltd

S.i. Systems Ltd.

Samson & Associés CPA/Consultation Inc

Sierra Systems Group Inc.

SoftSim Technologies Inc.

Solutions Moerae Inc

Somos Consulting Group Ltd.

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Strategic Relationships Solutions Inc.

Stratos Inc

Sundiata White Group - Intellistaff Ltd.

Symbiotic Group Inc.

Systematix IT Solutions Inc./Systematix Technologies de L'Information Inc./Les Services Conseils Systematix Inc. in Joint Venture.

Systemscope Inc.

Systemscope Inc., LNW Consulting Inc., Perfortics Consulting Inc., VK Computer Systems Inc., Lansdowne Technology Services Inc., IN JOINT VENTURE

T.E.S. Contract Services INC.

TAG HR The Associates Group Inc.

TBP & Associates Inc.

TDV Global inc.

TEKSYSTEMS CANADA INC./SOCIETY TEKSYSTEMS CANADA INC.

TeraMach Technologies Inc.

The 500 Staffing Inc.

The AIM Group Inc.

The Bell Telephone Company of Canada or Bell Canada/La Compagnie de Téléphone Bell du Canada ou Bell Canada

The Halifax Group Inc.

The VCAN Group Inc.

Tiree Facility Solutions Inc.

Transpolar Technology Corporation and The Halifax Computer Consulting Group In Joint Venture

TRM Technologies Inc.

Turtle Island Staffing Inc.

Turtle Technologies Inc.

Turtle Technologies Inc. and SOMOS Consulting Group Ltd. In Joint Venture

Valcom Consulting group Inc.

Veritaaq Technology House Inc.

WSP Canada Inc.

Y2 Consulting Psychologists Inc./Psychologues consultants Y2 inc.

Yoush Inc.

ZW Project Management Inc.

Description of the Requirement: DND has a requirement for Task Based Professional Services, specifically one (1) Junior Project Manager (Level 1) to support the staffing of various Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) projects. It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract for approximately two (2) years, plus three (3) one-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract.

Location of Work: All services must be provided on-site at 8 Wing, Trenton, Ontario.

Level of Security Requirement: Secret

Applicable Trade Agreements:

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)

Canada-Columbia Free Trade Agreement (CColFTA)

Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPanFTA)

Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)

Associated Documents: Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly, from the Contracting Authority, to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT RFP DOCUMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE GOVERNMENT ELECTRONIC TENDERING SYSTEM (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders).

Proposed period of contract: The proposed period of contract shall be from date of Contract award to two (2) years later.

Estimated Level of Effort: The estimated level of effort of the contract will be for 240 days per year.

File Number: DND-15/0056461

Contracting Authority: Anna Maria Mangone

E-Mail: Anna-Maria.Mangone@forces.gc.ca

NOTE: The Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) Method of Supply is subject to quarterly refresh cycles. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact SPTS.TSPS@TPSGC-PWGSC.GC.CA.

R612.1 Application of Bayes method in evaluation of ROP/NOP trip setpoint – Phase I (ACAN)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | Published September 10, 2015  -  Deadline September 24, 2015
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1.0 Introduction The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has a requirement to prepare a work plan, and supporting technical basis, for the development and qualification of an independent capability for verification and confirmation of ROP/NOP trip setpoint values (method and computer code). The framework and software, which will be produced through this multi-phase project, are intended to support CNSC staff’s assessment of licensees' proposed ROP/NOP trip setpoints under ageing conditions and risk-informed decision making (RIDM) processes, when necessary. The purpose of this advance contract award notice (ACAN) is to signal the CNSC’s intention to award a contract for these services to: Anthony O’Hagan 26 Scowcroft Drive, Bishops Itchington, Southam, CV47 2YP, UK Before awarding a contract, however, the CNSC would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this ACAN, by submitting a statement of capabilities within the posting period for this ACAN, which is 15 calendar days. If, during the posting period, other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in this ACAN, the CNSC may proceed to a full tendering process via the Government Electronic Tendering Service or by inviting bids directly from suppliers. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the above-noted supplier. 2.0 Background The intent of the Neutron Overpower Protection (NOP) in-core detectors system is to initiate a reactor shutdown whenever the neutron flux reaches a level that is considered to be too high at any place in the reactor core. Such a condition can occur in any design basis event from a low probability large break Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), which is characterized by a rapid void reactivity induced power excursion, to a relatively high probability Loss of Regulation (LOR) events involving a loss of control of the bulk power and/or the spatial power distribution in the reactor. During an LOR, if the power increase is sufficiently large, then an unstable dry patch on the fuel sheath may develop. This condition is commonly referred to as dryout. Although the onset of fuel sheath dryout does not necessarily lead to fuel or fuel channel failures, elevated fuel temperatures can result in fuel element deformations and, possibly, fuel centre-line melting and eventually pressure tube failure. The method employed to determine the NOP set points does not directly simulate the limiting transient (LOR event). The Probability Density Function (PDF) of output parameters is estimated by a stochastic method (convolution of uncertainties or Monte Carlo sampling), rather than by propagation of PDF of key input parameters through simulation of scenario. It is the probability of having a successful outcome of an event that is of interest, rather than knowing the performance parameter (e.g. fuel sheath temperature). The Heat Transport System (HTS) operating conditions (coolant flows, temperatures, pressures) of a CANDU reactor are affected by the ageing of the HTS components (pressure tube, steam generators and feeders) and this results in less effective fuel cooling which consequently lowers the power at which the fuel will experience dryout. Certain corrective measures, such as mechanical and/or chemical cleaning of the HTS components, and/or other operating measures, could significantly slow down this trend. Eventually, adjustments to the ROP/NOP trip setpoint will need to be implemented. Regulatory independent evaluation of the required trip setpoint under aging conditions is necessary for verification and confirmation of the adequacy of licensees’ proposed values of the installed trip setpoints, included through a risk-informed decision making process. This project proposes to prepare a first phase work plan for developing a method and computer code, based on Bayes method, for use in regulatory independent verification and confirmation activities. This project supports the CNSC’s research goal of enhancing capabilities to conduct independent verification and simulations under the Safety Analysis Program Area (E-DOCS-#4391744) in the Deterministic Safety Area Sub-Program Area. 3.0 Objectives The objective of this first phase is to prepare a work plan, and supporting technical basis, for the development and qualification of an independent capability for verification and confirmation of ROP/NOP trip setpoint values (method and computer code). The framework and software, which will be produced through this multi-phase project, are intended to support CNSC staff’s assessment of licensees' proposed ROP/NOP trip setpoints under ageing conditions and risk-informed decision making (RIDM) processes, when necessary. 4.0 Scope of Work The consultant shall prepare the technical basis, starting with the description of the NOP problem, and the work plan for developing and qualifying an independent capability for verification and confirmation of NOP trip setpoints, included through a risk-informed decision making process. Although the use of Bayes method, which is widely used in reliability assessments, is the main option for the software, other statistical methods will also be recommended for implementation through discussion with the chosen contractor, to allow for extension of the range of sensitivity studies. Guidelines for setting performance criteria and parameters, and for manufacturing benchmark cases for testing and qualification shall also be prepared. 5.0 Tasks to be Performed 5.1 Review of the NOP/ROP problem - original general description in Ontario Hydro documentation and SIMBRASS theory manual to be provided by CNSC. This should be the starting point for developing the technical basis for the independent capability. Develop observations concerning the original statistical approach and method, shortcomings and limitations, and potential options for improvement. 5.2 Starting from a CNSC staff paper describing the NOP “effectiveness” and “risk” problems and expected features and needs for the statistical framework, which will be finalized in the form of a “software specification” document based on the discussion at the start up meeting and feedback from the contractor and industry specialists from OPG and Bruce, provide expert opinion on: - separation of uncertainties for NOP analysis and approaches for propagation of "ignorance" and "variability" - candidate statistical approaches, other than Bayes method, which should be considered for implementation in the independent capability 5.3 Develop a high level technical description of a statistical framework (statistical method(s), assumptions and requirements for input data) for verification and confirmation of ROP/NOP trip setpoint values which can be used for both “effectiveness” and “risk” problems. 5.4 Develop: - a work plan for implementation of the proposed framework in a computer code, and - generic criteria for manufacturing benchmark cases and testing 5.5 Prepare a draft report and present the results in a seminar with CNSC staff and invited guests 5.6 Finalize the report. 6.0 Deliverables 6.1 Start-up Meeting Date: Two weeks after contract award Location: The CNSC Head Office, Ottawa Purpose: To discuss and clarify the proposed approach, work plan and schedule to ensure achievement of the contract objectives. The contractor shall make a presentation with the above purpose in mind. 6.2 Progress Meetings Dates: Monthly Location(s): Via Tele/Videoconference Purpose: To assess the degree to which the agreed project objectives are being achieved as planned and thus to facilitate timely adjustments (if necessary) to ensure the project success. 6.3 Draft Final Report (incorporating results of tasks 5.2 to 5.4) Due Date: Before end of January 2016 Copies: One electronic copy via email to the Project Authority Format and style requirements: As specified in the Final Report. 6.4 Presentation Due Date: Before end of February 2016 Location: The CNSC Head Office, Ottawa Purpose: To present the project findings, conclusions and recommendations documented in the Draft Report to the CNSC Commission. 6.5 Final Report (incorporating results from tasks 5.2 to 5.4) Due Date: Before March 15, 2016 Copies: One electronic copy via email to the Project Authority Format & style requirements: To be specified by the Project Authority. The font Times New Roman 12 is to be used. Electronic copies must be provided in a format readable by Word 2003 with minor formatting changes. Any electronic files that cannot be read or require major formatting changes when opened are not acceptable and may be returned to the contractor for correction. The CNSC reserves the right, at its own discretion, to have the final report printed under CNSC cover, and to distribute it publicly. Translation of the abstract into French or English, CNSC report covers and the publication number will be provided by the CNSC. The estimated value of the contract is $70,000 to $80,000 CAD. Applicable taxes are extra. 7.0 Minimum Mandatory Requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: - Extensive experience (>30 years) in statistics, in particular Bayes theory, with application in scientific and engineering field - Independence from the Canadian nuclear industry - Familiarity with the ROP/NOP problem - Proven expertise in the area of management of uncertainties in complex scientific and engineering models - Proven expertise in elicitation processes - Proven expertise in the area of testing and benchmarking of statistical procedures - Relevant experience in providing advice, opinions, and recommendations for significant risk-informed decisions. 8.0 Justification for the Pre-selected Supplier Professor Anthony O’Hagan is believed to be the only candidate capable of delivering the required services to complete this contract. He is an internationally recognized leading expert in the use of Bayes method in complex applications. 9.0 Intellectual Property Canada intends to retain ownership of any foreground intellectual property arising out of the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination. 10.0 Statement of Capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to meet the specified requirements may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contracting authority identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is September 24, 2015, 3pm EDT. 11.0 Contact Information Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed in writing to: Dan Simard Senior Contracting Officer 280 Slater Street P.O. Box 1046, Station B Ottawa ON K1P 5S9 Canada Telephone: 613-996-6784 Fax: 613-995-5086 Email: dan.simard@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca 12.0 Policy Information Government Contracts Regulations: section 6(d): “only one person is capable of performing the contract.” Subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – (Article 1016.2 b) Subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) – (Article 506.12 b)

Root Cause Analysis Training in Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | Published September 21, 2015  -  Deadline October 15, 2015
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1.0 Introduction The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has a requirement for the delivery of a 5-day Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT) training course for inspectors and technical specialists at the CNSC, who require specialized skills and competencies to conduct event investigations and to properly review licensee events. As part as the CNSC’s core mandate on regulatory compliance with the established licensing basis, event investigations serve as a pillar for compliance verification and enforcement. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the CNSC’s intention to award a contract for the services of: Conger-Elsea 2000 Riveredge Parkway, Suite 740 Atlanta, GA, 30328 Before awarding a contract, however, the CNSC would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this ACAN, by submitting a statement of capabilities within the 15 calendar-day posting period for this ACAN. If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the posting period that meets the requirements set out in this ACAN, the CNSC may decide to proceed to a full tendering process through the Government Electronic Tendering Service, or to invite bids directly from suppliers. If no other supplier submits a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in this ACAN on or before the closing date, a contract will be awarded to the above-noted supplier. Background In October 2000, the CNSC had Conger–Elsea deliver MORT training to over 20 CNSC staff members. Since that time, many of the individuals who took this training have either retired or were appointed to management-level positions. Several of the newer employees in two operational branches of the CNSC have requested the delivery of MORT training in order to be better equipped to perform their duties. Objectives Deliver up to three 5-day MORT Training sessions in Ottawa, Ontario, on a mutually agreeable date, from Monday to Friday in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years. The workshop must provide attendees with an introduction to root cause analysis, events and causal factors analysis, interviewing witnesses, failure recognition and analysis, change analysis, energy (hazard)-barrier-target analysis, analytical trees, personnel reliability, MORT analysis, assembling facts and conclusions and building a defendable argument (oral briefing). Emphasis should be placed on conducting information-gathering interviews; model videotapes should be used to illustrate specific interviewing techniques. Case studies are utilized to illustrate methods, foster teamwork and practice interviewing and briefing techniques. The workshop includes de following topics and activities: • Model Program for Root Cause Analysis: Criteria, features, and illustrations of a state-of-the-art root cause analysis program. • Hardware Failure: Recognition & Analysis: Discussion of how to increase ability to detect typical hardware failure signs, gather and preserve evidence of hardware failure, and trace hardware failures to causal factors in the accident sequence. • Events and Causal Factors Analysis: Guidelines, symbols and directions for sequencing an accident on events and causal factors chart. • Investigative Interviewing: How to conduct an information gathering interview, including the opening of the interview, question types and sequences, and closing the interview. • Presentation of Events and Causal Factors Chart: Participants present, discuss events and causal factors chart; instructor(s) critiques. • Safety Culture and Human Performance: Examination of safety culture and human performance and their impact on other system components, emphasis on types of and underlying reasons for personnel errors. • Analytical Techniques: Brief introductory guidance on using analytical techniques. • Change Analysis: Exploration of the role of change in accidents and a model for identifying elements of change. • Hazard-Barrier-Target (H-B-T) Analysis: Using H-B-T to describe, design and analyze systems for root causes • Analytic Trees: Description of analytic trees: uses, principles of construction, parts, examples, symbols, with emphasis on fault trees. • MORT Analysis: o Discussion and illustration of the Management Oversight and Risk Tree chart. o Includes a detailed discussion of the major branches of the chart and how to select the appropriate branches for use during investigations. o The major branches include: Technical Information System, Emergency Response, Operational Readiness, Maintenance, Inspection, Supervision, Higher Supervision, Personnel Error (Job/Task Analysis, Procedural Fit, Selection, Training, Supervisor Observation, Motivation, and Fitness for Duty), Detailed Hazard-Barrier-Target, Management System (Policy and Implementation), Program Review, Risk Assessment/Hazard Analysis, Safety Evaluation/Modification Evaluation, Human Factors, Procedures, Support Services, and General Design. • Presentations of MORT Analysis: Participants present and discuss the preliminary MORT chart; instructor(s) critique(s). • Integrating Information: Discussion of how to integrate various types of information into the investigation report, e.g., physical evidence, expert testimony, interviews, and analytical results. Formulating facts, conclusions and recommendations. • Corrective Actions: Developing, writing and evaluating corrective actions. Applying criteria and analytical techniques to corrective actions. • Oral Briefings: How to prepare, organize and deliver an effective oral briefing. Participants will conduct oral briefings and will be videotaped for feedback. 2.0 Scope of Work and Deliverables The provider will deliver up to three 5-day course to a maximum of 22 participants per session. The vendor will: • Deliver the training sessions in English to CNSC employees • Use CNSC cases studies • Provide electronic copies of the manuals • Distribute CNSC evaluation forms Provider will supply: • Video camera or other forms of learning aids, as required The CNSC will provide: • Laptops • Training room • Flip charts, marker, pens, and other supplies, as required. • Screen • Copying of training manuals, as needed Deliverables Due dates identified below are estimates based on the premise that a contract would be in place by October 2015. The Contractor will review and come to agreement on these due dates with the Project Authority at Contract Award and then during the contract period as required. I. Start-up meeting Date: 10 days after contract award Location: Via Tele/Videoconference Purpose: to discuss the proposed case studies related to each of the following CNSC directorates: DNSR, DSM, DNCFR and DPRR. II. Forwarding of training materials and communication needs (e.g., projector, participant laptops, and easel flip charts) to the Project Authority Due Date: 20 days prior to delivery of course. Copies: One electronic copy via email to the Project Authority. Purpose: To ensure that the training materials are available for participants and that communication tools are available to participants and instructors to facilitate learning/training. III. Delivery of up to three 5-day training sessions. Due Date: As determined with the Project Authority between October 2015 and March 2017. Location: Ottawa, Ontario Purpose: To train up to 22 CNSC employees per session as per course learning objectives. Cost for service The estimated value of the contract is approximately $80,000 to $85,000 CAN (up to 3 sessions by March 2017; maximum of 22 participants per session). This pricing includes instructor travel and expenses. Applicable taxes are extra. 3.0 Minimum Mandatory Requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate, by way of a statement of capabilities, that it meets the following requirements: • Minimum of 10 years in event investigations applying MORT methodology • Minimum of 10 years delivering MORT methodology training 4.0 Justification for the Pre-Selected Supplier Conger-Elsea has been providing training and consulting in root cause analysis and investigation since 1982, having trained over 18,000 people and growing, around the world. The company’s training and methodologies has become a standard for many US and foreign country regulatory agencies, including the US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the US Pipeline and Hazard Materials Safety Administration, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the European Union, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as well as for utilities, oil, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy companies around the world. 5.0 Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor. 6.0 Statement of Capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to meet the specified requirements may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the Contracting Authority identified in this Notice, on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is October 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 7.0 Contact Information Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Dan Simard, Senior Contracting Officer 280 Slater Street P.O. Box 1046, Station B Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 5S9 Telephone: (613) 996-6784 Facsimile: (613) 995-5086 E-mail: Dan.Simard@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca 8.0 Policy Information Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs) - Section 6. d) “Notwithstanding section 5, a contracting authority may enter into a contract without soliciting bids where: (d) Only one person is capable of performing the contract.

Provincial Reimbursement Advisor (PRA), PharmaFocus (PF) and Canadian Drug Stores and Hospital Purchases Audit (CD&H)

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline July 4, 2015
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1. The purpose and explanation of an ACAN An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) contracting authorities to post a notice on MERX, 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 IMS Health Canada Inc. doing business as IMS Brogan Canadian HQ 16720 Trans-Canada Highway Kirkland, Quebec H9H 5M3 4. Definition of Requirements or Expected Results The PMPRB requires drug information respecting quantities and revenue of medicines sold in Canada. The information must be collected in a complete, objective and non-biased fashion by surveying hospitals, pharmacies and wholesalers across Canada. The PMPRB also requires publications and associated subscription services that provide regular updates on federal and provincial/territorial policy changes related to pharmaceuticals, public drug plan design and coverage, prices and developments of the Common Drug Review and the recommendations of the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee; as well as information on the latest Notice of Compliance as well as statistics and intelligence on the Canadian pharmaceutical market. 5. Minimum requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it meets the following minimum requirements: A) Deliverables 1. Two (2) print subscriptions to the quarterly Provincial Reimbursement Advisor (PRA) report (published in February, May, August and November of each calendar year), which shall contain provincial and federal drug reimbursement information which is publicly available; able to be used in PMPRB publications (e.g.. Annual reports, research studies, speeches, etc.); contain the latest information on provincial and federal coverage; contain information on prices and sales of new chemical entities and drug classes; contain information on recent developments of the Common Drug Review and the recommendations of the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee; as well as contain information on the latest Notice of Compliance. 2. Two (2) subscriptions, in the format of a compact disk (CD), to the Formulary Acceptance: Monitoring and Evaluation (FAME) Database, updated on a quarterly basis, which shall provide an overview of major new pharmaceutical product and category listings across Canada and shall contain all recent product introductions and their listing status on each provincial formulary and the Non-Insured Health Benefits formulary. 3. Electronic subscriptions, delivered via e-mail, to the PRA Weekly publication, which shall provide weekly information updates on important developments, listings, or personnel changes that impact market access and reimbursement decisions in Canadian pharmaceutical management policy. 4. One (1) print subscription to the annual PRA Compendium publication, which is a source of information on provincial contacts, advisory committees, submission requirements and guidelines. 5. Internet-based access, to current and archived issues of the PRA quarterly report, the PRA Weekly report and related information products. 6. Two (2) print subscriptions to the annual in-depth PharmaFocus Ten providing a comprehensive, independent review of the Canadian pharmaceutical marketplace, including a semi-annual update. 7. Electronic subscriptions, delivered via e-mail, to the Pharma Focus Monthly Market Monitor which provides the most current statistics and intelligence on the performance of the Canadian pharmaceutical market, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis of the most important market trends and strategic insights. 8. Electronic subscriptions, delivered via email, to the PharmaFocus weekly email updates on health reform developments and pharmaceutical news in Canada. 9. Monthly national and regional subscriptions in the form of a CD to the Canadian Drug Store and Hospital Audit (CDH), which shall contain comprehensive information on brand name and generic drug product sales by manufacturers to hospitals and drugstores in Canada. The information on sales data shall be based on surveys conducted on samples of drug stores and hospitals to reflect purchases throughout Canada. The subscription data shall be publicly available; able to be used in PMPRB publications (e.g. Annual reports, summary reports on individual drug products, price review process, speeches, etc.); contain the product name, manufacturer name, product dosage form, product strength, sales and quantity sold for each brand name and generic product (this information is to be used for the verification of the price and sales information filed by the pharmaceutical company to the PMPRB as well as source of publicly available ex-factory prices for the price review process and for inclusion in published summary reports); contain the aggregate sales for each individual brand name and generic drug product [to allow the calculation of market share by therapeutic class, the calculation of market share by individual medicine, the calculation of the non-patented sales portion of total sales for all provinces for a given year and the use of the information for verification purposes (e.g. sales at aggregate level and by class of customer; of quantities sold; for calculation of R&D ratios)]. The June CD must contain the total sales for the first six months of the year (i.e. January to June) and the December CD must contain sales for the previous twelve months (i.e. January to December). B) Information type and its method of collection The PMPRB requires drug information respecting quantities and revenue of medicines sold in Canada. The information must be collected in a complete, objective and non-biased fashion by surveying hospitals, pharmacies and wholesalers across Canada. 6. Reason for non-competitive award In accordance with the Government Contracts Regulations (GCR) of the Financial Administration Act, the following request falls under exception 6d of the GCR, which stipulates that only one person or contractor is capable of performing the contract. IMS Health Canada is the only company to collect the required information in the required complete, objective and non-biased fashion, by surveying hospitals, pharmacies as well as wholesalers across Canada. No other data supplier can provide the type of information that would be sufficient to our needs. IMS Health Canada is the only company to provide the PRA quarterly and the PRA weekly which provides the most comprehensive summary of federal and provincial/territorial policy changes related to pharmaceuticals, public drug plan design and coverage, prices and developments of the Common Drug Review and the recommendations of the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee; as well as information on the latest Notice of Compliance. 7. Applicable trade agreements and justification for limited tendering or the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Agreement-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) NAFTA- Limited tendering reason; the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article 1016.2(B) O- Limited tendering reason; the products or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article XV (15), Paragraph 1 (b) AIT- Limited tendering reason; 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, As per Article 506 Paragraph12 (b) 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest with the Contractor. 9. Period of the proposed contract The proposed contract is for a period of one (1) year, from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 with an irrevocable option on the part of Canada to extend the period of any resulting contract by up to four (4) additional one (1) year periods. 10. Estimated value of the proposed contract The total estimated value of the proposed contract should not exceed $736,698.98 including all option periods, 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: April 7, 2015 14:00 Eastern Daylight time (EDT) 12. Contact Person All inquiries with regard to this Notice must be addressed by e-mail to: Name: Nadia Laneve E-Mail: nadia.laneve@pmprb-cepmb.gc.ca

MIDAS Database for International Price Comparison

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board | Published January 11, 2016  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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1. The purpose and explanation of an ACAN An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that a goods, services 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 minimum requirements identified in the ACAN, the Contracting Authority may then proceed to award a contract to the pre-identified contractor. 2. Rights of suppliers Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services or goods described in this ACAN may submit a Statement of Capabilities 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 the Bidder can clearly demonstrate they possess the required capabilities, the requirements will be opened to electronic or traditional bidding processes. 3. Proposed Contractor IMS AG Doftplatz4, 6330 Cham Switzerland 4. Definition of Requirements or Expected Results The PMPRB has both a regulatory and reporting mandate. Comprehensive and accurate data on price and utilization domestically and internationally for all drugs is required to effectively fulfil both mandates. With respect to the reporting mandate, the PMPRB is responsible for reporting on trends in pharmaceutical sales and pricing for all medicines and for reporting research and development spending by patentees. The PMPRB requires drug utilization information for the retail and hospital sector respecting relevant market variables such as price (at ex-factory, wholesale and retail level in local and US currency), quantities and revenue of medicines sold in Canada and all OECD countries. The information must be collected in a complete, objective and non-biased fashion by surveying hospitals, pharmacies and wholesalers across Canada and all OECD countries. IMS AG has two products (IMS Midas Quantum Data Elements, Measure and Statistics, and IMS Midas Market Segmentation) which contain comprehensive detail level data not available from any other source. The PMPRB, on an annual basis, develops a research agenda based on input from a National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Advisory Committee (AC). The NPDUIS is a federal/provincial/territorial initiative that provides critical analysis of price, utilization, and cost trends to support policy-making by federal government and provincial public drug plans. The results of NPDUIS studies, which are generally conducted at the request of provincial or territorial partners, are often published in the form of research reports, analysis briefs, or presentations and made available to stakeholders and the general public. International price and market trends continue to be areas of research for both PMPRB policy work and as part of research priorities identified by the NPDUIS AC. 5. Minimum requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it meets the following minimum requirements: A) Deliverables Price, utilization and market and product information for all OECD countries for top selling 100 off-patent multiple source molecules; top selling 25 off-patent single source molecules; top selling 50 patented molecules for a minimum of ten years of historical data (manufacturer, wholesale and retail level data for in and out of patient sectors). This database contains the following information: For 34 OECD countries, respective product price and sales comparison data where available, including 16 PMPRB specificd variables. OECD price and utilization information (by market segmentation: off-patent, patent, multiple source, single source, generics or unbranded, branded, company branded generics and original off-patent brand). Data should be grouped by three categories: top selling 100 off-patent multiple source molecules with generic copies in Canada and with generic sales in at least three other countries (listed below) for the same period; top selling 25 off-patent single source molecules in Canada; and 50 top selling patented drug products. Top selling is defined in Canada for latest 12 month of available sales data Prices, market segment and number of manufacturers information for all OECD countries for each group of drugs separated by market segment and time period For all OECD countries, include micro and macro data for all drug groupings, ie. off-patent multiple source, off patent single source and patented and include total quantity, number of prescriptions and cost (in local and US currency). All data (international data and Canadian data) to be separated by the hospital and retail sector and wholesale, retail and ex-factory gate level separated by market segment (as defined above). Number of unique manufacturers and corporations for each molecule and by market segment Product market protection information must be included. All data to include name and price at manufacturer level with a brand/generic identifier and multiple/single source identifier. Median, minimum and maximum price to be reported at hospital and retail level separately. Separated to the wholesale, retail and ex-factory gate level. Time period: most current 10 years Price information to be provided in local and US currency, by geographical area and years and quarter. Price for each category of drugs and market segment will be defined as a straight average of $/units. Information being reported at the following levels: time period (quarter), country, market segment, manufacturer, ingredient, strength, form, packsize. Selected Data Elements (16) Country Sector Corporation Manufacturer ATC4 International product name Domestic Product name Molecule INTRX (prescription status) GEN PRD (generic status) E-DT PRTEXP (protection expiry date) New Form Code 3 INTSTR (International Strength) International Size (INTSIZE) International Volume (INTVOL) Chemical Salt Specifications and Standards Top selling is defined by Canadian market Price is defined as average price per counting units The results shall be provided in Microsoft Excel, flat comma delimited files and/or other compatible software 6. Reason for non-competitive award In accordance with the Government Contracts Regulations (GCR) of the Financial Administration Act, the following request falls under exception 6(d) of the GCR, which stipulates that only one person or contractor is capable of performing the contract. IMS AG is the only company to collect the required information in the required complete, objective and non-biased fashion, by surveying hospitals, pharmacies as well as wholesalers across Canada and all other OECD countries. No other data supplier is known to provide the type of information that would be sufficient to meet the requirements. The data supplied will add to an already existing database with the same specifications and would allow for consistent time horizon analysis. IMS Health has exclusive ownership of the MIDAS database. 7. Applicable trade agreements and justification for limited tendering This procurement is subject to the following: AIT- Limited tendering reason; 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, As per Article 506 Paragraph12 (b) NAFTA- Limited tendering reason; the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article 1016.2(B) WTO- Limited tendering reason; the products or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article XV (15), Paragraph 1 (b) 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest with the Contractor. 9. Period of the proposed contract The services of the contractor will be required for five years after the award of the contract. 10. Estimated value of the proposed contract The total estimated value of the proposed contract should not exceed $1,198,378.00 US including all 5 year option periods. 11. Closing date and time The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities is January 25, 2016 at 14:00h EST. 12. Contact Person All inquiries with regard to this Notice must be addressed by e-mail to: Name: Nadia Laneve E-Mail: nadia.laneve@pmprb-cepmb.gc.ca

Medical Supplies

Statistics Canada | Published March 17, 2016  -  Deadline January 4, 2016
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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:  DNA Genotek Inc. 2 Beaverbrook Road Ottawa Ontario Canada K2K1L1 Nature of Requirements:   Medical Supplies  45045-150077/A Mirfatahi, Kaveh Telephone No. - (613) 668-2618 Fax No. - (819) 956-3814  1.Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)  An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.   2.Definition of the requirement  The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) has a requirement for the supply of 595 saliva sample collection kits for DNA testing and 3 DNA extraction kits for delivery to Ottawa, Ontario. The requirement includes proof of quality control testing for each saliva kit lot production.   This contract also includes the option to purchase an additional 7000 saliva sample collection kits and 35 additional DNA extraction kits in the two-year period following contract award.  3.Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its product meets the following requirements:  Mandatory specifications  Receptacle funnel must be wider than the collection tube. The minimum width of the receptacle funnel is 3 cm.  The receptacle funnel must be securely attached to the collection tube.   To limit chemical reagent exposure, the saliva collection device and reagent vessel must consist of a single unit. The collection tube must be resistantto breakage and leakage during transportation by mail (as assessed by impact testing, drop testing and vacuum testing).    Quality control and assurance: The manufacture must be ISO 13485 certified. The manufacture must be registered with US FDA or Health Canada. Saliva collection kit must meet the European Union Certification as an in-vitro diagnostic (CE-IVD) or have a Canadian or US equivalent.  Specimen storage: Must demonstrate that the collected saliva specimens can be stored in the collection tube for a minimum of 5 years at ambient temperature ((20-21°C) < x < (24-25°C) ) without significant DNA degradation (as assessed by a predominant > 23 kb band on an agarose gel electrophoresis and no DNA band smearing for more than 90% of thesamples). oThe saliva collection kit must contain reagents (preservatives) that can prevent microbial growth and DNA degradation DNA extraction/purification: The collection kit must be compatible with all of the following DNA purification methods: ethanol precipitation, magnetic beat based extraction, spin columns. DNA purification must be performed with non-proprietary chemistry. DNA quality and quantity: The collected DNA sample must have an absorbance ratio A260/280 > 1.6. Mean yield > 50µg of purified DNA per sample. The collected sample must have a presence of DNA fragments > 23 kb. The purified DNA must be usable in all of the following downstream applications: PCR, genotyping, and sequencing.  4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement  This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement:   Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier  The only known supplier of a saliva sample collection kit for DNA testing meeting all required technical specifications is Oragene-DNA self-collection kit from DNA Genotek Inc. For this reason, it is proposed to negotiate directly with the OEM, DNA Genotek Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  6. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons  The following exclusions and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:  Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Article 506.12 (b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  Article 1016.2 (b)  7. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date  The product must be delivered on or before April 8th, 2016.  8.Name and address of the pre-identified supplier  DNA Genotek Inc. 2 Beaverbrook Road Kanata, Ontario K2K 1L1 Canada Tel.: (866) 813-6354 Fax: (613) 723-5057  9. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  10. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities  The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is March 29th, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST.  11. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:  Kaveh Mirfatahi Intern Officer Public Works and Government Services Canada  Scientific,Medical and Photographic Division - PV  Portage III - Floor: 6A2 - Room: 32   11 Laurier Street   Gatineau, Quebec Canada K1A 0S5 Telephone:    613-668-2618 Facsimile:     819-956-3814 E-mail:  kaveh.mirfatahi@pwgsc.gc.ca  Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.  An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.  Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.  The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

MULTIGAS 2030 FTIR ANALYZER

Natural Resources Canada | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline February 12, 2015
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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: Interchangeable Parts Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: 1737868 Ontario Inc. 200 Terence Matthews Cres Kanata Ontario Canada K2M2C6 Nature of Requirements: MULTIGAS 2030 FTIR ANALYZER 23375-160412/A Gauthier, Martin Telephone No. (613) 404-8642 Fax No. (819) 956-3814 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or co nstruction 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 p roceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of the requirement The Natural Resource Canada has a requirement for (1) MultiGas 2030 FTIR Analyzer including installation, manuals in English and training for up to (2) users. The delivery is required by December 29, 2015 to Ottawa, Ontario. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its product/equipment/system meets the following requirement: The MKS 2030 FT-IR is the only system that has a 200 ml cell volume wi th high detector sensitivity capable of analyzing gaseous components in the range of ppb to 100% in the presence of 10-20% water vapour. To achieve this type of analysis in the presence of water, the MKS 2030 has an IR cell that can be heated to 191°C. This elevated temperature is a regulatory requirement for diesel exhaust emission testing and is therefore needed to validate our results. The small cell volume co mbined with the high detector sensitivity of the MKS is required due to the small flow volume that is used during the testing of our catalysts. Larger cell volumes, available from other manufacturers, would take more time to fill and would result in loss of information about chemical processes/reactions occurring during the experiment. The ppb sensitivity is needed to analyze level of gaseous concentrations that are typically present in the exhaust gases during the tests. The MKS can analyze sample flows rates from 0.2-10 L/min. This range of flow rates is essential to achieve the gas hourly space velocities (GHSV) required f or our catalyst evaluation. The MKS system has permanent calibration which means the instrument does not have to be calibrated on a regular basis. Instrument calibrations are time consuming and require expensive high purity calibration gases. Thus the permanent calibration feature allows for catalyst formulations to be optimized in a shorter time. CCR Products is the only supplier that offers local support which is an important and sometimescritical consideration in minimizing down time. In summary, we have identified a combination of unique capabilities of the MKS 2030 gas analyzer that are critical for our application: ppb sensitivity in high water vapour concentration (10-20%) Celltemperature: 191°C Small volume cell size (200mL) Flow rate 0.2-10L/min Permanent calibration Local support 4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The only known supplier of Multigas 2030 FTIR Analyzer meeting all the above required technical specifications is CCR Process Products. For this reason, it is proposed to negotiate this requirement with CCR Process Products. 6. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked un der the: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506.12(b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article 1016.2(b) 7. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date The final delivery of the equipment must be on December 29th, 2015. 8. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier CCR Process Products 200 Terence Matthews Crescent Kanata, Ontario K2M 2C6 Canada 9. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. 10. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is December 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 11. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Martin Gauthier Supply Officer Public Works and Government Services Canada Scientific, Medical and Photographic Division - PV Portage III - Floor: 6A2 - Room: 48 11 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec Canada K1A 0S5 Telephone: 613-404-8642 Facsimile: 819-956-3814 E-mail: martin.gauthier@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

MIDAS Database for International Price Comparison

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board | Published November 25, 2014
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TITLE: MIDAS Database for International Price Comparison: Top Selling Canadian Off-patent Multiple Source Drug Products Off-patent Single Source Drug Products Patented Drug Products. Solicitation Number: 15NL029 1. The purpose and explanation of an ACAN An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that a goods, services 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 minimum requirements identified in the ACAN, the Contracting Authority may then proceed to award a contract to the pre-identified contractor. 2. Rights of suppliers Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services or goods described in this ACAN may submit a Statement of Capabilities 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 the Bidder can clearly demonstrate they possess the required capabilities, the requirements will be opened to electronic or traditional bidding processes. 3. Proposed Contractor IMS AG Doftplatz4, 6330 Cham Switzerland 4. Definition of Requirements or Expected Results The PMPRB requires drug utilization information for the retail and hospital sector respecting relevant market variables such as price (at ex-factory, wholesale and retail level in local and US currency), quantities and revenue of medicines sold in Canada and all OECD countries. The information must be collected in a complete, objective and non-biased fashion by surveying hospitals, pharmacies and wholesalers across Canada and all OECD countries. IMS AG has two products (IMS Midas Quantum Data Elements, Measure and Statistics, and IMS Midas Market Segmentation) which contain detail level data not available from any other source. The PMPRB, on an annual basis, develops a research agenda based on input from a National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Advisory Committee (AC). The NPDUIS is a federal/provincial/territorial initiative that provides critical analysis of price, utilization, and cost trends to support policy-making by federal government and provincial public drug plans. The results of NPDUIS studies, which are often conducted at the request of provincial or territorial partners, are often published in the form of research reports and made available to the general public. International price and market trends continue to be areas of research for both PMPRB policy work and as part of research priorities identified by the NPDUIS AC. 5. Minimum requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it meets the following minimum requirements: A) Deliverables Price information for all OECD countries for top selling 100 off-patent multiple source molecules; top selling 25 off-patent single source molecules; top selling 50 patented molecules for 2006 to year to date. This database contains the following information: • Prices and Canadian utilization information (by market segmentation: off-patent, patent, multiple source, single source, generics or unbranded, branded, company branded generics and original off-patent brand). Canadian data to include quantity and prescriptions dispensed and cost for each period of analysis. • Data should be grouped by three categories: top selling 100 off-patent multiple source molecules with generic copies in Canada and with generic sales in at least three other countries (listed below) for the same period; top selling 25 off-patent single source molecules in Canada; and 50 top selling patented drug products. • Top selling is defined in Canada for latest available data for 2014 • Prices, market segment and number of manufacturers information for all OECD countries for each group of drugs separated by market segment and time period • For all OECD countries, include aggregate data for all drug groupings, ie. off-patent multiple source, off patent single source and patented and include total quantity, number of Rx’s and cost (in local currency). • All data (international data and Canadian data) to be expressed as median, minimum and maximum price separated by the hospital and retail sector and wholesale, retail and ex-factory gate level separated by market segment (as defined above). • Number of unique manufacturers and corporations for each molecule and by market segment • Product market protection information must be included. • All data to include name and price at manufacturer level with a brand/generic identifier and multiple/single source identifier. Median, minimum and maximum price to be reported at hospital and retail level separately. Separated to the wholesale, retail and ex-factory gate level. • Time period: 2006 to year to date • Price information to be provided in local and US currency, by geographical area and years • Price for each category of drugs and market segment will be defined as a straight average of $/units. • Analysis will be restricted to oral form only. • Information being reported at the following levels: time period (quarter), country, market segment, manufacturer, ingredient, strength, form, packsize Selected Data Elements (16) 1. Country 2. Sector 3. Corporation 4. Manufacturer 5. ATC4 6. International product name 7. Domestic Product name 8. Molecule 9. INTRX (prescription status) 10. GEN PRD (generic status) 11. E-DT PRTEXP (protection expiry date) 12. New Form Code 3 13. INTSTR (International Strength) 14. International Size (INTSIZE) 15. International Volume (INTVOL) 16. Chemical Salt Specifications and Standards • Top selling is defined by Canadian market • Price is defined as average price per counting units • The results shall be provided in Microsoft Excel or other compatible software 6. Reason for non-competitive award In accordance with the Government Contracts Regulations (GCR) of the Financial Administration Act, the following request falls under exception 6(d) of the GCR, which stipulates that only one person or contractor is capable of performing the contract. IMS AG is the only company to collect the required information in the required complete, objective and non-biased fashion, by surveying hospitals, pharmacies as well as wholesalers across Canada and all OECD countries. No other data supplier can provide the type of information that would be sufficient to our needs. The data supplied will add to an already existing database with the same specifications and would allow for consistent time horizon analysis. IMS Health has exclusive ownership of the MIDAS database. 7. Applicable trade agreements and justification for limited tendering This procurement is subject to the following: AIT- Limited tendering reason; 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, As per Article 506 Paragraph12 (b) NAFTA- Limited tendering reason; the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article 1016.2(B) WTO- Limited tendering reason; the products or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists, As per Article XV (15), Paragraph 1 (b) 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest with the Contractor. 9. Period of the proposed contract The services of the contractor will be required for one year after the award of the contract. 10. Estimated value of the proposed contract The total estimated value of the proposed contract should not exceed $319,190.00 US including all option periods, travel and living expenses (if applicable), and all applicable taxes and a Total One-Time Cost of $4,033.00 US. 11. Closing date and time The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities is: X, January 2015 at 14:00h EST. 12. Contact Person All inquiries with regard to this Notice must be addressed by e-mail to: Name: Nadia Laneve E-Mail: nadia.laneve@pmprb-cepmb.gc.ca

Repair and maintenance services of motion picture film equipment, and related audio-visual equipment

Library and Archives Canada | Published October 4, 2017  -  Deadline October 19, 2017
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  1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

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

  1. Definition of the requirement
     

Library and Archives Canada has a requirement for the provision of repair and maintenance services of motion picture film equipment, and related audio-visual equipment.

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

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:

  1. The bidder must have five(5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying Oxberry film printers;
  2. The bidder must have constructed motion picture liquid gates for Oxberry printers;
  3. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying the Bell and Howell Model 6131F printer including ancillary gear such as light boards, punch tape readers, FCC cueing systems and all related devices such as sprocket drives, pins, gears, pumps, vacuums, viewers, hoses, light housings for sound and camera, filters, and safe lights;
  4. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining and repairing sensitometric and densitometric equipment including testing and calibration of said equipment;
  5. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience maintaining, repairing and modifying motion picture film cleaning equipment;
  6. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying Bremson and Colormaster motion picture film timing and analysis equipment;
  7. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying motion picture Intercine and Steenbeck film editing equipment;
  8. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying Triese Engineering 16mm/35mm demand drive unit motion picture film processing equipment and related chemical mixing tanks and systems, including automatic replenishment feed and delivery systems;
  9. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years repairing, modifying and constructing shrinkage gauges, synchronizers, splicers (cement, tape and ultrasonic) and rewinds;
  10. The bidder must have five (5) years of experience in the last ten (10) years maintaining, repairing and modifying Kinoton 16mm/35mm motion picture projectors and related amplifiers, rectifiers, power supplies and controls.
  1. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

The proposed supplier has unique experience in the construction, repair and modification of motion picture printer liquid gates, contact printers, motion picture optical/liquid gate printers, sensitometric and densitometic equipment, and motion picture film timing and analysis equipment. The proposed supplier has proven unique expertise and skills in the manufacture of replacement parts for obsolete equipment, the manufacture of precision equipment within exacting standards required for motion picture film analysis, copying and treatment, demonstrated knowledge of photographic optics as related to motion picture film analysis, copying and treatment, demonstrated knowledge of photographic optics as related to motion picture cameras, printers and related equipment, skills in the construction of custom equipment for obsolete motion picture film formats (28mm, 8mm, 9.5mm film), and in problem solving solutions to archival motion picture film equipment.

6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

Exception (d) of the Government Contracts Regulations- only one firm is capable of performing the Contract.

Applicable Limited Tendering Provision under WTO-AGP Article XV.1 (a) under NAFTA Article 1016.2(a)

7. Ownership of Intellectual Property

Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.

8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date

The proposed contract is for a period of two (2) years, from November 12, 2017 to November 11, 2019 and two (2) one-year option periods.

9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract

The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $357,000.00 (GST/HST extra).

10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

KL Archival Film Equipment / 1479007 ONTARIO Ltd.

P.O. Box 1155

Almonte, Ontario

K0A 1A0

Canada

11. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities

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

12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is Thursday October 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT.

13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Geneviève Rioux

Senior Contracting Officer

550 de la Cité blvd.

Gatineau, Qc

K1A 0N4
Telephone: 343-998-1925
E-mail: Genevieve.Rioux@Canada.ca

Particulate Matter Component Risk Analysis and Concentration

Health Canada | Published September 21, 2016  -  Deadline June 10, 2016
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP)

Solicitation #: 1000184225 Closing Date: October 06, 2016 Time: 2 p.m. EDT

This requirement is for the department of Health Canada.

Title: Particulate Matter Component Risk Analysis and Concentration

Scope:

Ambient particulate matter (PM) refers to a range of varied substances from human and natural sources, which exist as liquid droplets or solids over a wide range of sizes. When these particles are suspended in the air, they form important components of air pollution. These particles are either emitted directly, from a wide range of sources, or are formed in the atmosphere from the chemical changes of gasses such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds.

A number of studies from epidemiology, toxicology and controlled-exposure experiments have reported the adverse health effects of PM (which vary from illnesses related to the heart or lungs, to early death) but fewer studies have been done to estimate the public health risk attributable to the individual components of PM, or to examine the way in which risk varies over the level of exposure (concentration-response (C-R) shape) for PM mass or components. New methods have recently been developed to flexibly characterize the C-R shape between air pollution and health outcomes for long-term (chronic) exposure, but these have not been applied to short-term (acute) exposure.

The primary goal of the project will be to investigate the adverse health risk attributable to components of PM2.5, and to examine the shape of the concentration-response (C-R) function for PM2.5 and its components. To achieve this goal, the study has been broken into three overlapping phases. The first phase (2016-2017) will focus on the collection, validation and interpolation of reliable data for PM2.5 mass and its components. The second phase (2017-2018) will focus on statistical models and methods for estimation of annual adverse health risks due to PM2.5 and its components, beginning with mortality and proceeding to morbidity. The third phase (2018-2019) will extend these risks into estimation of the PM2.5 concentration-response curve, both locally for cities, and nationally for the Canadian population if the number of cities is not too small for statistical power of risk estimates. The first phase is considered below.

Objectives of the Requirement

This work is supposed to provide information on the following questions:

(1) What PM components have reasonable data availability for risk estimates in Canada? We need a list of PM components.

(2) What models have been developed PM components?

(3) Are there good models to be applied to Canada PM components? If so, what to be modified or improved?

a. One model would be good for all PM components in the list from (1)?

b. If not, what would be main factors to determine risk models?

(4) How to best model multiple PM component models?

(5) Any differences in model between mortality and morbidity?

(6) How best to deal with pre-2000 PM data?

(7) How best to model the interaction between temperature and PM components if exists?

Estimated Value:

The contract will be awarded to the bidder with the highest technical score within the budget of $60,000 for each fiscal year (one year contract with two option years, taxes not included).

Ownership of Intellectual Property:

The Contractor will own the Intellectual Property, while the Crown will have an irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use the IP.

Security Requirement:

There is no security requirement.

Mandatory Requirements:

M1. The bidder’s project leader must have a PhD from a recognized university with specialization in Statistics with experiences in Bayesian hierarchical models, Spectral analysis, and Smoother functions.

M2. The bidder’s project leader must demonstrate that within the last 5 years, they have undertaken at least three projects on Canadian population health for environmental issues.

M3.  The bidder’s project leader must have at least two peer-reviewed publications on Canadian population health in scientific journals listed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (within the last 5 years).

M4. The bidder’s project leader must show that they have experience working with Canadian environmental databases on fine particular matter (PM10 & PM2.5) and climate.

M5. The bidder’s project leader must have experience working with generalized additive model and/or generalized Poisson model.

M6. The bidder’s project leader must show that they have experience working with statistical software such as R.

Selection Methodology

The contract will be awarded to the bidder with the highest technical score within the budget of $60,000 for each fiscal year (one year contract with two option years, taxes not included).

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

Robert Merrick

Contracting Authority

E-mail:  Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

LOI - LOCAL BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE SYS.

Department of National Defence | Published June 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 26, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: SUBJECT: Request for Information Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Local Biological Defence System Project (Joint CBRN LBDS) Project Department of National Defence (DND) 1. Introduction 1.1 The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has begun the process for procuring a Local Biological Defence System (LBDS). To this end, respondents are requested to provide information on the technical availability of systems they offer that match the specifications defined in the Draft Product Specification Document (available upon request from the Public Works and Government Services Canada Contracting Authority). 1.2 The CAF plans to release the Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2018 and will include in-service support. 2. Requested Information 2.1 The Draft Product Specification Document lists both mandatory and desired specifications. A price is requested for each of the systems and ancillary services (spares, training and accessories) in the space provided in Section 1. The specifications are listed in Section 2. Where a specification can be met at additional cost and time, details are requested in the space provided against each specification. 3. Purpose 3.1 The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to: a) Determine price and availability for the Local Biological Defence System Project. 4. Invitation to respondents 4.1 Respondents are invited to request the following draft documents from the Contracting Authority: a) Draft Product Specifications Document 5. Note to Potential Respondents 5.1 This is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the award of any contract. As a result, potential suppliers of any goods or services described in this RFI should not reserve stock or facilities, nor allocate resources, as a result of any information contained in this RFI. Nor will this RFI result in the creation of any source list. Therefore, whether or not any potential supplier responds to this RFI will not preclude that supplier from participating in any future procurement. Also, the procurement of any of the goods and services described in this RFI will not necessarily follow this RFI. This RFI is simply intended to solicit feedback from industry with respect to the matters described in this RFI. 6. Response Costs 6.1 Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred in responding to this RFI. 7. Nature and Format of Responses Requested 7.1 Use of Responses: Responses will not be formally evaluated. However, the responses received may be used by Canada to develop or modify procurement strategies or any draft documents contained in this RFI. Canada will review all responses received by the RFI closing date. Canada may, in its discretion, review responses received after the RFI closing date. 7.2 Review Team: A review team composed of representatives of Canada will review the responses. Canada reserves the right to hire any independent consultant, or use any Government resources that it considers necessary to review any response. Not all members of the review team will necessarily review all responses. 7.3 Confidentiality: Respondents should mark any portions of their response that they consider proprietary or confidential. Canada will handle the responses in accordance with the Access to Information Act. 7.4 Follow-up Activity: Canada may, at its discretion, meet with respondents who indicate in their responses that they wish to participate in a follow-up meeting. Such follow-up activity, if conducted, may include, but is not limited to, individual meetings and/or conferences. Canada may, in its discretion, contact any respondents to follow up with additional questions or for clarification of any aspect of a response. 8. Format of Responses 8.1 Cover Page: If the response includes multiple volumes, respondents are requested to indicate on the front cover page of each volume the title of the response, the solicitation number, the volume number and the full legal name of the respondent. 8.2 Title Page: The first page of each volume of the response, after the cover page, should be the title page, which should contain: the title of the respondent's response and the volume number; the name and address of the respondent; the name, address and telephone number of the respondent's contact; the date; and the RFI number. 8.3 Numbering System: Respondents are requested to prepare their response using a numbering system corresponding to the one in this RFI. All references to descriptive material, technical manuals and brochures included as part of the response should be referenced accordingly. 8.4 Number of Copies: Respondents are requested to submit one softcopy, in PDF format, of their response. 9. Enquiries 9.1 Because this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating answers to all potential suppliers. However, respondents with questions regarding this Request for Information may direct their enquiries to: Isabelle Beach Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch Commercial Consumer Products Directorate 11 Laurier Street, 6A2, Phase III Place du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5 Telephone: (819) 956-3467 Facsimile: (819) 956-3814 E-mail address: Isabelle.Beach@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca 10. Submission of Responses 10.1 Time and Place for Submission of Responses: Respondents should send responses electronically via e-mail to the Contracting Authority's e-mail address identified herein by the date specified on the front page of the RFI. 10.2 Responsibility for Timely Delivery: Each respondent is solely responsible for ensuring its response is delivered on time to the correct location. 10.3 Identification of Response: Each respondent should ensure that its name and return address, the solicitation number and the closing date appear legibly on the outside of the response. 11. Closing Date 11.1 Responses to this Request for Information will be accepted at any time until 2:00 PM EDT, June 26, 2015. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

In Vitro Pharmacokinetics for High Throughput Data Interpretation

Health Canada | Published January 11, 2016
Winner
Paraza Pharma, Inc.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP) Solicitation #: 1000175432 Closing Date: November 30, 2015 Time: 2 p.m. EDT This requirement is for the department of Health Canada. Title: In Vitro Pharmacokinetics for High Throughput Data Interpretation Scope: As part of a project funded by Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) research fund, Health Canada research and regulatory scientists are developing tools and approaches to facilitate the use of in vitro studies and dosimetry to establish points of departure for risk assessment. The data generated through this contract will be used to assist in developing predictive tools and informing the utility of non-traditional toxicity data for regulatory use. Specifically, the development of tools to interpret and evaluate high-priority compounds that will assist evaluation programs within Health Canada in assessing the results of the high throughput data and contribute to informed screening and risk assessment of CMP chemicals. The list of CMP cycle 3 substances included in the first experimental batch (See Table in RFP) represent substances that the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau has identified as early data needs to support methods development and risk assessment activities. The pharmacokinetic parameters generated through this work fulfill a data-need priority for advancing our understanding for the integration of high throughput screening data into CMP. Specifically, the ethyl glycol ethers and hindered-substance groupings are currently being considered as an early assessment grouping under the upcoming phase of CMP cycle 3 assessment. Assessment-specific timelines will become available in winter 2015-16. In addition to assessment activities, the substances are part of a larger research collaboration between the Environmental Health Science Research Bureau, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau, and the US EPA National Center of Computational Toxicology. The in vitro pharmacokinetic parameters will be used to develop in vitro- to-in vivo extrapolation methods using pharmacokinetic models, high throughput data, chemo-informatics approaches, and available published health endpoints. An important deliverable of this collaboration is the development of a case study that will address several key elements, including uncovering the considerations of using high throughput data to develop categories and to evaluate the advantages and uncertainties associated with read-across. Further substances comprising a second list will continue to be added for data generation as they are prioritized for assessment and/or are identified as being ideal candidates to support the development of predictive tools. Objectives of the Requirement The aim of this project is to conduct in vitro experiments to generate the pharmacokinetic parameters (microsomal metabolic stability and blood protein binding) for a series of chemicals identified by the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau (ESRAB). Table 1 presents the first batch of chemical to be analyzed and a second batch of chemicals will be identified before the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. The resulting data will subsequently support the needed computational in vitro-to-in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) methods which will then be used to estimate human equivalent doses. The data obtained from these pharmacokinetic evaluations will be used to facilitate the addition of a risk context to the high-throughput in vitro screening data. Estimated Value: The overall value of the requirement, including the cost of the professional services, equipment, miscellaneous costs, and any other costs which will be associated with the requirement is estimated at $85,000 in fiscal year 2015-16, with an option estimated at $55,000 in fiscal year 2016-17). The total estimated value of the requirement over 2 fiscal years is $140,000. Ownership of Intellectual Property: Canada will own the Intellectual Property. Security Requirement: There is no security requirement. Mandatory Requirements: M1. The bidder’s project team must have a team leader with PhD in a biomedical sciences field and analytical expert with a PhD relevant to the work described in the Statement of Work. M2. The bidder’s project leader must demonstrate that within the last 5 years, they have undertaken projects to measure drug metabolism pharmacokinetic parameters using of in vitro analysis. M3. The bidder must have at least 5 years of experience in conducting drug metabolism pharmacokinetics studies. M4. The bidder must have at least 5 years of experience employing high end analytical techniques to assess in vitro experiments. M5. The bidder must clearly outline the methods that will be employed to meet the technical requirements described in the Statement of Work. Proposed methods must be clearly described, consistent with the SOW’s requirements, and be sufficiently detailed so as to demonstrate the bidder’s overall competence, experience and grasp of the required services. Selection Methodology The contract will be awarded to the bidder with the highest technical score who stays within the budget of $85,000 for this fiscal year (FY2015-16) and $55,000 for the option year FY2016-17. The total budget for this requirement, including the option year, is $140,000. Enquiries regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted in writing to: Robert Merrick Contracting Authority E-mail: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

In Vitro Pharmacokinetics for High Throughput Data Interpretation

Health Canada | Published October 20, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP) Solicitation #: 1000175432 Closing Date: November 30, 2015 Time: 2 p.m. EDT This requirement is for the department of Health Canada. Title: In Vitro Pharmacokinetics for High Throughput Data Interpretation Scope: As part of a project funded by Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) research fund, Health Canada research and regulatory scientists are developing tools and approaches to facilitate the use of in vitro studies and dosimetry to establish points of departure for risk assessment. The data generated through this contract will be used to assist in developing predictive tools and informing the utility of non-traditional toxicity data for regulatory use. Specifically, the development of tools to interpret and evaluate high-priority compounds that will assist evaluation programs within Health Canada in assessing the results of the high throughput data and contribute to informed screening and risk assessment of CMP chemicals. The list of CMP cycle 3 substances included in the first experimental batch (See Table in RFP) represent substances that the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau has identified as early data needs to support methods development and risk assessment activities. The pharmacokinetic parameters generated through this work fulfill a data-need priority for advancing our understanding for the integration of high throughput screening data into CMP. Specifically, the ethyl glycol ethers and hindered-substance groupings are currently being considered as an early assessment grouping under the upcoming phase of CMP cycle 3 assessment. Assessment-specific timelines will become available in winter 2015-16. In addition to assessment activities, the substances are part of a larger research collaboration between the Environmental Health Science Research Bureau, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau, and the US EPA National Center of Computational Toxicology. The in vitro pharmacokinetic parameters will be used to develop in vitro- to-in vivo extrapolation methods using pharmacokinetic models, high throughput data, chemo-informatics approaches, and available published health endpoints. An important deliverable of this collaboration is the development of a case study that will address several key elements, including uncovering the considerations of using high throughput data to develop categories and to evaluate the advantages and uncertainties associated with read-across. Further substances comprising a second list will continue to be added for data generation as they are prioritized for assessment and/or are identified as being ideal candidates to support the development of predictive tools. Objectives of the Requirement The aim of this project is to conduct in vitro experiments to generate the pharmacokinetic parameters (microsomal metabolic stability and blood protein binding) for a series of chemicals identified by the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau (ESRAB). Table 1 presents the first batch of chemical to be analyzed and a second batch of chemicals will be identified before the end of fiscal year 2015-2016. The resulting data will subsequently support the needed computational in vitro-to-in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) methods which will then be used to estimate human equivalent doses. The data obtained from these pharmacokinetic evaluations will be used to facilitate the addition of a risk context to the high-throughput in vitro screening data. Estimated Value: The overall value of the requirement, including the cost of the professional services, equipment, miscellaneous costs, and any other costs which will be associated with the requirement is estimated at $85,000 in fiscal year 2015-16, with an option estimated at $55,000 in fiscal year 2016-17). The total estimated value of the requirement over 2 fiscal years is $140,000. Ownership of Intellectual Property: Canada will own the Intellectual Property. Security Requirement: There is no security requirement. Mandatory Requirements: M1. The bidder’s project team must have a team leader with PhD in a biomedical sciences field and analytical expert with a PhD relevant to the work described in the Statement of Work. M2. The bidder’s project leader must demonstrate that within the last 5 years, they have undertaken projects to measure drug metabolism pharmacokinetic parameters using of in vitro analysis. M3. The bidder must have at least 5 years of experience in conducting drug metabolism pharmacokinetics studies. M4. The bidder must have at least 5 years of experience employing high end analytical techniques to assess in vitro experiments. M5. The bidder must clearly outline the methods that will be employed to meet the technical requirements described in the Statement of Work. Proposed methods must be clearly described, consistent with the SOW’s requirements, and be sufficiently detailed so as to demonstrate the bidder’s overall competence, experience and grasp of the required services. Selection Methodology The contract will be awarded to the bidder with the highest technical score who stays within the budget of $85,000 for this fiscal year (FY2015-16) and $55,000 for the option year FY2016-17. The total budget for this requirement, including the option year, is $140,000. Enquiries regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted in writing to: Robert Merrick Contracting Authority E-mail: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

Provision of Scientific Expertise for Coordination and Conduct of Human Health Risk Assessment, Scientific Peer Reviews and Consultations

Health Canada | Published May 14, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP) Solicitation #: 1000166241 Closing Date: June 23, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM EDT This requirement is for the department of Health Canada. Title: Provision of Scientific Expertise for Coordination and Conduct of Human Health Risk Assessment, Scientific Peer Reviews and Consultations Scope: The Safe Environment Directorate (SED) wishes to establish various Standing Offers on a range of risk assessment activities to support its mandated roles to protect the health of Canadians from hazards posed by chemical substances, including air and water contaminants, novel substances and contaminated sites through risk assessment and risk management. The main purpose of the standing offer is to obtain a list of qualified companies that have a broad range of expertise in the area of human health risk assessment and provide scientific services which may include gathering scientific data and/or literature for conducting a human health risk assessment, development of methodologies and tools for human health risk assessment, providing scientific expertise and training on human health risk assessments, conducting human health risk assessments (may include exposure assessment or hazard characterization), scientific peer review of assessment reports and consultations on scientific issues relating to the approach of conducting human health risk assessment of chemicals, air and water contaminants and novel substances in the environment. Estimated Value: The total estimated value of the Standing Offer Agreement resulting from this Request for Standing Offer shall not exceed $20M including all applicable taxes and optional years. It is estimated that Health Canada will spend approx. $5M (GST included) for one (1) year with three (3) one-year optional extensions to be exercised at Health Canada’s discretion. Ownership of Intellectual Property: The Intellectual Property arising from the performance of the work under any call-ups against the Standing Offer will vest with the Contractor, unless specified in the individual call-up.. Security Requirement: Security requirements will be determined in the individual call-ups. It is the Standing Offer holder’s responsibility to have the necessary security clearances described in any call-up. Bidder Information: Document Safeguarding Capability (DSC) This Capability is in addition to a supplier’s Designated Organization Screening (DSC) or in addition to a supplier’s Facility Site Clearance (FSC) - both of which entail the security screening of the organization's Company Security Officer and employees, and in certain cases, the Key Senior Officials. The DSC, in addition, assesses the physical security of the organization's facilities to ensure they meet the requirements for the safeguarding of government information (hardcopy or digital) and assets. A Document Safeguarding Capability issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate will authorize the organization to possess and store PROTECTED or Classified information and assets at their facility. Mandatory Requirements: M1. Holds M.Sc or Ph.D in biology, toxicology, chemistry, epidemiology, statistics (or scientific field relevant to human health risk assessment); Or proof of certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). (NOTE: Toxicology experience could include such factors as research, testing, teaching, hazard assessment, safety evaluation, management, or clinical toxicology in animals or humans.) M2. A minimum of 5 years experience with human health risk assessment; M3. A minimum of 2 years experience in providing scientific/technical or regulatory advice to government agencies or private sector organizations. M4. Two references are to be provided and will be contacted in order to evaluate the Bidder’s skills. M5. Disclosure of any potential conflict of interest by the Bidder or any subcontracting party that might hinder the objectivity, impartiality, credibility and reliability of any of the party. Selection Methodology The five (5) highest-ranked proposal(s) per stream meeting ALL Mandatory Requirements and achieving the total minimum score required for ALL Point-Rated Requirements and representing the best value to the Branch shall be recommended for inclusion within the SOA. 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 Standing Offer (RFSO) are to be submitted in writing to: Name of the Contracting Authority: Robert Merrick E-mail address: Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

EQUINE DRUG TESTING SERVICES

Public Works & Government Services Canada | Published October 3, 2014
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DESCRIPTION : The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is a federal regulatory agency with a mandate to regulate and supervise pari-mutuel betting in Canada on horse racing, with the objective of ensuring that pari-mutuel betting is conducted in a way that is fair to the betting public. One of the key activities undertaken by the CPMA in advancing this mandate is the operation of a national drug control program in accordance with the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (the Regulations) (http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showtdm/cr/SOR-91-365) enacted under the Criminal Code aimed at preventing and detecting the use of prohibited drugs and medication in race horses. In this regard the CPMA requires the services of a laboratory that will become an “Official Laboratory” as defined under Section 2 of the Regulations. This designated Official Laboratory will provide services to prevent and detect the uncontrolled use of drugs and medications in racing horses, through: (1) analytical services in respect of official samples of equine body fluids and other materials obtained from horses racing in pari-mutuel races at Canadian racetracks; and, (2) research services on an “as and when requested” basis, with respect to the detection and identification of drugs and metabolites in horses through the analysis of urine and blood obtained from horses which have been administered drugs under controlled conditions. Services will be required for a period commencing from date of contract award (estimated to be from April 1, 2015) up to and including March 31, 2018, with an irrevocable option on the part of Canada to extend the contract period of any resultant contract by up to two (2) additional one (1) year periods. OFFICIAL LABORATORY : The successful Bidder’s laboratory will be designated by the Executive Director of the CPMA as an Official Laboratory under the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (the Regulations). In order to be designated as the CPMA’s “Official Laboratory”, the Contractor must be accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as described in Appendix 2 of Annex A of this RFP. In the case that the successful Bidder’s laboratory is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Drug Chemistry or Toxicology laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendices 1 & 6) but not as an Equine Drug Testing laboratory, the Bidder must successfully complete a scope expansion to cover Equine Drug Testing (CAN-P-1578 Appendix 4) prior to Contract Award. At Bid closing, the Bidder must demonstrate that the laboratory proposed to carry out the Work has submitted a request for scope expansion to cover Equine Drug Testing (CAN-P-1578) to the Standards Council of Canada and must provide a copy of the Standards Council of Canada’s acknowledgement to the request. TRADE AGREEMENTS : The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). The requirement is for Commercial Testing Laboratory Services (GSIN: H300C) which are excluded from the application of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class H3, Inspection Services (incl. Commercial Testing Laboratory Services except Medical/Dental). The requirement is excepted from the application of World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) under Article XXIII, Exceptions to the Agreement, as follows; “subject to the requirement that such measures are not applied in a manner which would constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between countries where the same conditions prevail or a disguised restriction on international trade, nothing in this Agreement must be construed to prevent any Party from imposing or enforcing measures: necessary to protect public morals, order or safety...” The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not applicable to this procurement, as the Work will not be delivered to, nor conducted within CLCA areas. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY : Canada will own the Intellectual Property Rights in Foreground Information as per 6.4.1 'the main purpose of the Contract and deliverables contract is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination'. MANDATORY TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA : Any Bid that fails to meet the Mandatory Requirements stipulated below will be deemed non-responsive and will be given no further consideration. At Bid closing time, the Bidder must comply with the Mandatory Requirements. The Bidder is required to provide the necessary documentary evidence to support compliance. The Contracting Authority may request any supporting documentation from the Bidder to validate, demonstrate or support the Bidder’s compliance with any of the criteria listed below prior to Contract Award. Failure to comply with the request of the Contracting Authority will render the bid non-responsive. A resource may only be proposed for a single Category of work. A resource can be proposed as either a technical support personnel or a research technician but not both. Listing experience without providing any supporting data to describe where, when and how such experience was obtained may result in the experience not being included for evaluation purposes. MR-1. At Bid Closing, the Bidder’s laboratory proposed to perform the work must be accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Forensic Equine Drug Testing laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendix 4); OR, At Bid Closing, the Bidder’s laboratory proposed to perform the work must be accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Drug Chemistry or Toxicology laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendices 1 & 6) with a scope that includes analytical instrumentation and methodology for the analysis of drugs included in (but not limited to) the Schedule to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations, according to Part V of the Regulations (http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-91-365/index.html). In the case that the successful Bidder’s laboratory is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Drug Chemistry or Toxicology laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendices 1 & 6) but not as an Equine Drug Testing laboratory, the Bidder must successfully complete a scope expansion to cover Equine Drug Testing (CAN-P-1578 Appendix 4) prior to Contract Award. The Bidder must provide a copy of the Bidder’s accredited scope and accreditation certificate for Forensic Equine Drug Testing (CAN-P-1578, Appendix 4), Drug Chemistry (CAN-P-1578, Appendix 1) or Toxicology (CAN-P-1578, Appendix 6). In the case that the Bidder’s laboratory proposed to perform is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Drug Chemistry or Toxicology laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendices 1 & 6), the Bidder must demonstrate and provide evidence that, no later than the date of Bid Closing, the laboratory proposed to carry out the Work has submitted a request for scope expansion to cover Equine Drug Testing (CAN-P-1578) to the Standards Council of Canada and must also provide a copy of the Standards Council of Canada’s acknowledgement to the request. MR-2. The Bidder must provide a current curriculum vitae (CV) for the individuals proposed and a reference contact to validate the information in the CV for each resource described below: • a minimum of three Analytical Chemists; • a minimum of three Technical Support Personnel for the analysis of official samples on a daily basis; • two Research Scientists; • two Research Technicians; and, • one Quality Manager. Reference checks may be conducted to validate information provided in the curriculum vitae only. MR-3. The Bidder must provide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the laboratory proposed to perform the Work for the operation of the following analytical instruments to use for detection and confirmation of scheduled drugs: • High performance liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA (automated plate reader)) • High performance liquid chromatography - fluorescence detection (HPLC/FL) MR-4. Analytical Chemists (3) The Bidder’s laboratory proposed to perform the Work must provide the services of a minimum of three (3) analytical chemists who are each eligible to be designated by the Executive Director of the CPMA as an Official Chemist as per the Regulations. Prerequisites to be eligible for designation as an Official Chemist are included below. For each proposed Analytical Chemist the Bidder must provide evidence of (the Bidder is requested to use the Experience Description Form 1.1, “MR-4 : Analytical Chemist” provided in Attachment 1 to Part 4): a) at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in a chemical science from a recognized Canadian university, or the equivalent as established by a recognized Canadian academic credentials assessment service*, if obtained outside Canada. The Bidder must submit a copy of the degree; and, *The list of recognized assessment organizations can be found under the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website, at the following internet link: http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm. b) a minimum of three (3) years of practical experience within the last five (5) years measured back from the date of Bid Closing in analytical procedures using HPLC-MS-MS, with experience in any combination of pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, analytical or forensic toxicology, biopharmaceutics or medicinal chemistry; and, c) a minimum of one (1) year continuous employment within the last two (2) years measured back from the date of Bid Closing in a capacity directly involved on a day-to-day basis with the analysis of samples in a laboratory that has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Forensic Equine Drug Testing laboratory (CAN-P-1578 Appendix 4); or, a Laboratory that has been accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 in the Forensic Testing Program specialty area as a Drug Chemistry or Toxicology laboratory (CAN-P-1578, Appendices 1 and 6). The first three resources proposed listed sequentially will be evaluated. Additional resources proposed will not be evaluated for the purposes of the Technical Evaluation, however, all resources will be required to meet the minimum qualifications detailed under the Statement of Work. MR-5. Technical Support Personnel (3) The Bidder’s laboratory performing the Work must provide the services of a minimum of three technical support personnel for the analysis of official samples on a daily basis. For each proposed Technical Support Personnel the Bidder must provide evidence of (the Bidder is requested to use the Experience Description Form 1.2, “MR-5: Technical Support Personnel” provided in Attachment 1 to Part 4): a) at a minimum, a college diploma in a chemistry-related field from a recognized academic institution. The Bidder must submit a copy of the diploma; and, b) a minimum of two (2) years experience within the last five (5) years measured back from the date of bid closing in a chemistry-related field. The first three resources proposed listed sequentially will be evaluated. Additional resources proposed will not be evaluated for the purposes of the Technical Evaluation, however, all resources will be required to meet the minimum qualifications detailed under the Statement of Work. MR-6. Research Scientist (2) The Bidder must provide the services of two Research Scientists to perform research and method development according to specifications and project requirements of the CPMA described in the Statement of Work at Annex A. For each proposed Research Scientist the Bidder must provide evidence of (the Bidder is requested to use the Experience Description Form 1.3, “MR-6 : Research Scientist” provided in Attachment 1 to Part 4): a) at a minimum, a doctoral degree (PhD) in a chemical science related field from a recognized Canadian University, or the equivalent as established by a recognized Canadian academic credential assessment service*, if obtained outside Canada. The Bidder must submit a copy of the degree; and, *The list of recognized assessment organizations can be found under the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website, at the following internet link: http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm b) a minimum of three (3) years experience within the last five (5) years measured back from the date of bid closing in development of analytical methods involving HPLC-MS-MS for pharmaceutical substances in body fluids; and, c) a minimum of three (3) scientific publications authored by the proposed Research Scientist demonstrating evidence of experience in chemical science research within the last five (5) years measured back from the date of bid closing. A list of Publication references or a copy of the Publications must be submitted. The first two resources proposed listed sequentially will be evaluated. Additional resources proposed will not be evaluated for the purposes of the Technical Evaluation, however, all resources will be required to meet the minimum qualifications detailed under the Statement of Work. MR-7. Research Technician (2) The Bidder must provide the services of two Research Technicians to provide support in the research and method development activities according to specifications and project requirements of the CPMA described in the Statement of Work at Annex A. For each proposed Research Technician the Bidder must provide evidence of (the Bidder is requested to use the Experience Description Form 1.4, “MR-7: Research Technician” provided in Attachment 1 to Part): a) at a minimum, a college diploma in a chemistry-related field from a recognized Canadian academic institution, or the equivalent as established by a recognized Canadian academic credential assessment service*, if obtained outside Canada. The Bidder must submit a copy of the diploma; and *The list of recognized assessment organizations can be found under the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website, at the following internet link: http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm b) a minimum of two (2) consecutive years experience within the last five (5) years measured back from the date of bid closing in a chemical-related field. The first two resources proposed listed sequentially will be evaluated. Additional resources proposed will not be evaluated for the purposes of the Technical Evaluation, however, all resources will be required to meet the minimum qualifications detailed under the Statement of Work. MR-8. Quality Manager (1) The Bidder’s laboratory performing the Work must provide the services of one Quality Manager. For the proposed Quality Manager the Bidder must provide evidence of (the Bidder is requested to use the Experience Description Form 1.5, “MR-8 : Quality Manager” provided in Attachment 1 to Part 4): a) training in ISO/IEC 17025 and internal auditing*; and, b) a minimum of one (1) year of current and consecutive experience measured back from the date of bid closing as a Quality Manager. *Acceptable evidence is a Certificate of Training by a recognized institution in this field e.g. Academia Qualitas, Standard Council of Canada and Curriculum vitae. The first resource proposed listed sequentially will be evaluated. Additional resources proposed will not be evaluated for the purposes of the Technical Evaluation, however, all resources will be required to meet the minimum qualifications detailed under the Statement of Work. POINT RATED TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA : Point Rated Technical Evaluation Criteria are included in Part 4 of the bid solicitation. BASIS OF SELECTION : Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price 1. To be declared responsive, a bid must: (a) comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation; and, (b) meet all mandatory criteria; and, (c) obtain the required minimum of 220 points out of a total of 294 points for criterion PR-1, and the minimum required score must be achieved in each sub criterion in order to be considered responsive; and, (d) obtain the required minimum of 86 points out of a total of 115 available points (75%) for criteria PR-2 to PR-6; and, (e) comply with the Laboratory Facility Evaluation Visit Checklist; and, (f) demonstrate that all proposed Chemists have successfully passed the Chemist Qualification Test; and, (g) demonstrate that the proposed Laboratory has successfully completed a scope expansion to cover Forensic Equine Drug Testing in accordance with CAN-P-1578, Appendix 4. 2. Bids not meeting items (a) or (b) or (c) or (d) or (e) or (f) or (g) will be declared non-responsive. 3. The selection will be based on the highest responsive combined rating of technical merit and price. The ratio will be 70% for the technical merit and 30% for the price. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY : Heather Wilson Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch Science Procurement Directorate Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1 11 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5 Telephone: (819) 956-1354 Facsimile: (819) 997-2229 E-mail address: Heather.Wilson@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority no later than ten (10) calendar days before the bid closing date.

Hybrid Modelling to generate annual and daily source contributions and ambient concentrations for NO2, PM2.5, and O3 at a high spatial resolution (≤1 km) across Canada

Health Canada | Published June 8, 2017  -  Deadline July 18, 2017
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP)

Solicitation #: 1000191423 Closing Date: July 18, 2017 Time: 2 p.m. EDT

This requirement is for the department of Health Canada.

Title:  Hybrid Modelling to generate annual and daily source contributions and ambient concentrations for NO2, PM2.5, and O3 at a high spatial resolution (≤1 km) across Canada

Scope:

Land use regression (LUR) models developed internally and externally by Health Canada under the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda (CARA) have been widely used to estimate exposure in air pollution health studies due to their high spatial resolution (e.g., 5 m). However, LUR models lack temporal resolution, limiting their ability to provide short term (e.g., daily) and historic estimates of exposure. In contrast, chemical transport models (CTMs) such as the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) and the Global Environmental Multi-scale - Modelling Air quality and Chemistry (GEM-MACH) have been used to predict pollutant concentrations at very fine temporal resolution (e.g., hourly) and can provide critical information attributing ambient concentrations with major source sectors. However, the spatial resolution of CTM models is too coarse to detect within-city pollutant gradients relevant for health studies. This contract will develop hybrid models as follows:

1) Generating longitudinal data including source specific emissions and meteorology data;

2) Using longitudinal emissions and meteorology data to develop hybrid models (as defined above) for NO2 and PM2.5 from 2000-2012 based on local and national LUR models combined with CMAQ;

3) Applying hybrid models to estimate source specific contributions (i.e., gasoline, diesel, biomass burning, and multiple industrial sectors identified by the direct decoupled method in CMAQ) to ambient concentrations of NO2, PM2.5, and O3 from 2000-2012; and

4) Comparing hybrid model outputs with results obtained from source apportionment of ground level monitoring data, as well as oxidative potential and PM component models. Source apportionment and oxidative potential results will be provided by Health Canada. PM component results will be obtained by the contractor from Dalhousie University.

The contractor will develop national hybrid models to provide historic estimates for NO2, PM2.5, and source attribution from 2000-2012, including annual and short term concentrations for each year. The contractor will also provide high resolution historic and short term estimates for all urban areas in Canada with local LUR models (approximately 14 cities). The contractor will develop national CMAQ models to provide historic estimates and source attribution for O3 from 2000-2012, including annual and short term concentrations for each year.

The data generated by this work will be used to estimate historic and short term exposure to NO2 and PM2.5, as well as source contributions, which are needed for future CARA funded health studies led by Health Canada in collaboration with external partners. National hybrid model estimates will allow for characterization of differential health risks associated with gasoline, diesel, and different industrial source sectors, and short term health effects across Canada (including urban vs rural health risks) by providing exposure estimates in areas that are not located near a National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) station.

Objectives of the Requirement

The Hybrid Modelling Contract will generate annual and daily source contributions and ambient concentrations for NO2, PM2.5, and O3 at a high spatial resolution (≤1km) across Canada to support Health Canada’s longitudinal exposure assessment in national health studies. 

Health Canada requires these hybrid model estimates for future health studies—i.e., for linkage with longitudinal cohorts examining health effects across every life stage from fetal development to aging populations, as well as in national time series studies examining health impacts in both urban and rural populations. Finally, exposure and risk estimates derived from the hybrid modeling contract will be compared with other approaches to inform policy development. 

Estimated Value:

The three-year contract, plus two option years, shall not exceed $345,000.00 plus tax, in total.

Ownership of Intellectual Property:

The Contractor shall own the Intellectual Property developed under the contract.

Security Requirement:

There is no security requirement.

Mandatory Requirements:

M1. The bidder must provide evidence in the proposal that the proposed Project Manager or Principal Investigator has a doctorate in one of the following fields: environmental engineering, atmospheric chemistry, or atmospheric physics, with a specialization relevant to this project and at least five years of experience using atmospheric air quality modeling or chemical transport models to generate ground-level ambient air quality estimations for two or more of the pollutants of interest (i.e. must have 1&2, 1&3 or 2&3):

1) nitrogen oxides (NOx) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2),

2) fine particulate matter (PM2.5) including primary and secondary fine PM , and

3) ozone (O3).

M2. The bidder must provide evidence in the proposal that the team includes at least one recognized expert with at least five years of experience in the use of Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) to predict ground-level ambient air pollution concentrations for two or more of the pollutants of interest in Canada (i.e. must have 1&2, 1&3 or 2&3):

1) nitrogen oxides (NOx) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2),

2) fine particulate matter (PM2.5) including primary and secondary fine PM2.5 , and

3) ozone (O3).

M3.  The bidder must provide evidence in the proposal that the team includes at least one team member with at least three years of experience in the use of the Decoupled Direct Method (DDM) in conjunction with atmospheric air quality modeling to conduct sensitivity analyses and / or source attribution for at least two of the pollutants of interest (i.e. must have 1&2, 1&3 or 2&3):

1) nitrogen oxides (NOx) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2),

2) fine particulate matter (PM2.5) including primary and secondary fine PM2.5 , and

3) ozone (O3).

M4.  The bidder must provide evidence in the proposal that the team includes at least one team member with at least two years of experience generating national and local hybrid air quality models that:

  • combine local and national land use regression models in Canada with CMAQ or GEM-MACH – using CMAQ or GEM-MACH data with spatial resolution of ≤15 km and temporal resolution of ≤ 1 day, producing hybrid model surfaces with a spatial resolution of ≤1 km and temporal resolution of ≤ 1 day to
  • estimate ground level ambient air quality for at least two of the following pollutants in Canada (i.e. must have 1&2, 1&3 or 2&3):
  1. nitrogen oxides (NOx) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2),
  2. fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and
  3. ozone (O3).
     

M5. The bidder must provide evidence in the proposal that the team includes at least one team member with at least one year of experience using Global Environmental Multiscale model - Modelling Air quality and CHemistry (GEM-MACH) to run air quality simulations and generate air pollution estimates for one or more of the pollutants of interest (i.e. must have 1, 2 or 3):

1) nitrogen oxides (NOx) or nitrogen dioxide (NO2),

2) fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and

3) ozone (O3).

Selection Methodology

The contract will be awarded to the bidder with the highest technical score, who can perform the work within the budget of $345,000.

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

Robert Merrick

Contracting Authority

E-mail:  Robert.Merrick@hc-sc.gc.ca

SysCAD Plant Simulation Software

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

LC-MS/MS

Health Canada | Published December 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2016
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/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: AB Sciex LP 71 Four Valley Dr Concord Ontario Canada L4K4V8 Nature of Requirements: 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contractingofficer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of the requirement Health Canada has a requirement for the supply and installation of 2 LC-MS/MS with user training for up to 3-4 persons for delivery to Ottawa, Ontario. The delivery is required by 31st March 2016. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its system meets the following requirements: The equipment is required to measure baseline levels of priority chemicals, including those mandated under the Government of Canada Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), and is essential for data collection in a timely manner to support regulatory activities. This equipment is necessary in order to collect ultra-low level exposure data in a wide variety of food matrices that is required for risk management decisions and setting compliance levels for these chemicals. The new system must be equipped with a Differential ion mobility separation (DMS) technology to distinguish isobaric metabolites and to remove isobaric matrix interferences resulting in a reduction in chemical background noise. The new system must be equipped with an off-axis curved LINAC collision cell to prevent neutral molecules entering the last quadrupole analyzer and the ion detection system, thus reduce the noise and lower the limit of detection. In order to analyze high molecular weight analytes (such as long-chain perfluorinated compounds), the new system must have a mass range of both quadrupole mass analyzers not less than 2,000 Da. The new system must have a scanning speed of both quadrupoles not slower than 12,000 Da/sec in all MS/MS scanning modes to obtain enough data points for the ever-narrower UPLC peaks. For multiple analyte analyses, the new system must have a minimum MRM cycle time (including the dwell time and inter-channel setting time) not slower than 5 msec. The responses under this rapid MRM transitionsmust not be different from long dwell time settings (e.g. 100 ms dwell and 10 msec inter-channel setting time). The new system must have a fast polarity switching (<5 msec) between positive ion detection and negative to be able simultaneously collect information on hundreds different contaminants with polar functional. the new system must have an additional dimension (3rd dimension) of ms mrm3 analyses for unambiguous confirmation in both quantitative qualitative determination trace when high chemical background or challenging co-eluting interferences present in complex food matrices. Due to the complexity of the samples investigated and the narrow UPLC peaks, the new system must have a scanning speed in trapping mode to be at least 15,000 Da/sec to obtain enough data points. 4. Applicability of the trade agreements to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The only known supplier of a LC-MS/MS meeting all the above required technical specifications is the QTRAP® 6500+ from AB Sciex. For this reason, it is proposed to negotiate this requirement with the manufacturer AB Sciex, Concord, Ontario. 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work". 7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusions and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the : Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506.12 (a) World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) Article XV.1 (d) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article 1016.2 (b) 8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor. 9. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date The system must be delivered on 31st March 2016. 10.Name and address of the pre-identified supplier AB Sciex LP 71 Four Valley Drive Concord, Ontario L4K 4V8 Canada 11. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. 12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 6th January 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Monique Gosselin Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada Scientific, Medical and Photographic Division - PV Portage III - Floor: 6A2 - Room: 48 11 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec Canada K1A 0S5 Telephone: 873-469-3194 Facsimile: 819-956-3814 E-mail: monique.gosselin@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: 17/12/2015 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.