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Coutts Border Crossing Energy Retrofit, Coutts, Alberta

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline October 27, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Coutts Border Crossing Energy Retrofit, Coutts, Alberta.  Coutts, AB Point of Entry requires an upgrade in lighting equipment (ballasts, bulbs and wiring) and mechanical systems to meet energy efficiency goals. The lighting upgrades are for the interior of the Border Crossing Building, soe of the mechanical work is to exterior PIL Booths.   NOTICE - OPTIONAL SITE VISIT  It is recommended that the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the work site.  Arrangements have been made for a tourof the work site.  The site visit will be held on October 20th, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  Interested bidders are to meet at:  #10  1st Street, Coutts, AB.  Bidders may be requested to sign an attendance form.    NOTE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS:  Bidders that consider themselves qualified to provide this Work and intend to submit bids on this project should obtain documents from the Government Electronic Tendering Service through the Government of Canada tendering service at www.buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.Addenda, when issued, will be available from the Government of Canada tendering service. Bidders that elect to base their bids on documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk. Late submissions will not be considered.  Faxed submissionwill NOT be accepted. Only revisions are accepted via fax.  INQUIRIES:  All inquiries of a technical and contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Alex Tikhonovitch, telephone: 780-901-7940, e-mail: alex.tikhonovitch@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca.  Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.  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.

Develop Canadian versions of the Energy Star for industry benchmarking tools

Natural Resources Canada | Published October 6, 2015  -  Deadline October 19, 2015
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Advance Contract Award Notification (ACAN) 1. Definition 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 competitive requirements of the government's contracting policy have been met. Following notification to suppliers not successful in demonstrating that their Statement of Capabilities meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contract may then be awarded using the Treasury Board's electronic bidding authorities. If other potential suppliers submit Statement of Capabilities during the fifteen calendar day posting period, and meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the department or agency must proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract. 2. Definition of Requirements Background: The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is a partnership between private industry and the federal Government and aims to promote and improve Canada's industrial energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the industrial sector. CIPEC includes more than 1,400 companies and trade associations. The program encourages energy management best practices through dialogue and collaboration via an Executive Board, Task Force Council and sector task forces. In order to help industry improve their energy performance, CIPEC produces material and study to identify best practices and quantify the potential impact of these practices. Objective: The objectives of this work are to: Create Canadian versions of the US EPA’s Energy Star Program for industry energy performance indicators tools for the Canadian energy intensive sectors (starting with integrated steel plants). These versions will be created in Microsoft Excel, and will update the accompanying user guides and technical documentation; and Host and update the Energy Star Program for Industry benchmarking model and database to accommodate all changes made within this work assignment. Deliverables: The deliverables for the work are The development of cross border integration of Energy Star benchmarking analysis estimates of the distribution of energy efficiency that is consistent across industry in both countries. The Canadian versions of the Energy Star Program for Industry benchmarking in Microsoft Excel Updated user guides and technical documentation; Updated Energy Star for Industry database and model. 3. Trade Agreements NAFTA, AIT, Panama, Chile and Columbia North America Free Trade Agreement NAFTA Article 1016 - Limited Tendering Procedures 1016.2 (b) - where, for works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists Agreement on Internal Trade AIT Article 506 – Limited Tendering (Paragraph 12) (b) where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exists; Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement CCFTA - Article Kbis-09: Tendering Procedures 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; Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Canada-Colombia FTA - Article 1409: Limited Tendering (b) where the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art, (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons; Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement b. the procurement can be carried out only by a particular supplier and a reasonable alternative or substitute does not exist because: i. the requirement is for a work of art, ii. a good or service being procured is protected by a patent, copyright or another exclusive right, or iii. of the absence of competition for technical reasons; 4. Title to Intellectual Property The Contractor will take ownership of the Foreground Information arising from the performance of the work in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Intellectual Property. For reference, the Treasury Board Site is: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=13697 The Crown to require the Contractor to provide it with a royalty-free license to exercise all IP rights in the Foreground for government activities except commercial exploitation. SACC Manual clause 4006 - Contractor to Own Intellectual Property Rights in Foreground Information (2010-08-16). 5. Contract Period The contract period will be from Contract Award to March 31, 2016. 6. Estimated Cost The estimated maximum value for this contract is $60,949.00 USD 7. Exception to the Government Contract Regulations and applicable trade agreements. (d) Only one person or firm is capable of performing this contract. The requirement is for the development of benchmarking analysis that would support the expansion of the US EPA Energy Star Program "Brand" in Canada and the vendor is the only Organization that has the permission to access the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Program database. Access to the US EPA database is the only way that the cross boarder integration of Energy Star Program benchmarking analysis between the two countries can be developed. 8. Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor Duke University Social Science Research Institute 9. Enquiries on Submission of Statement of Capabilities "Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing, preferably by e-mail, to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date and time of this Notice. The Statement of Capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements." The supplier must provide the permission granted by the US EPA to access the database. 10. Closing Date The closing date for a submission of a Statement of Capabilities is October 19th, 2015 at 14:00 Mountain Standard Time. 11. Contract Authority Contracting Authority Kingsley Okosun 5320 122nd Street, Edmonton AB T6H 3S5 Telephone: 780-435-8618 Fax; 780-430-7208 kingsley.okosun@canada.ca

Energy Retrofit, Coutts POE

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published November 30, 2017  -  Deadline December 19, 2017
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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Energy Retrofit, Coutts POE   REQUIREMENT:  Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), is seeking tenders for the provision of all materials, equipment, labor and supervision for the removal and upgrade of existing lighting equipment (ballasts, bulbs and wiring) for the exterior main border cross buildings in Coutts, Alberta Port of Entry.  Services are also required to remove and replace existing lighting bulbs and fixtures, and upgrade with new LED retro fit bulbs and LED fixtures as detailed in the specifications, drawings and Invitation to Tender document.   Drawings and Specifications are now available for viewing and downloading in the Portable Document Format (PDF) or in a standard paper version. Tenderers should note that Attachment 1 (ATT 1) contains the Drawings and Specifications Packages (DSP) which consist of PDF files organized in an industry recognized directory structure.  Optional Site Visit:  There will be a site visit on December 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Interested bidders are to meet at the Main Border Crossing Building, Coutts Port of Entry, Highway 4 South, Coutts, AB.    Value of Project:  To assist with bonding and insurance requirements, this project is estimated at a value between:  Category 4          $500,001 >  $ 1,000,000  This PWGSC Office provides procurement services to the Public in English.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS  Bidders are responsible for obtaining copies of bid forms, special instructions and amendments issued prior to bid closing, and are to ensure they are addressed in the submitted bid.  Notifications about amendments to an opportunity: Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders provides a Web feed to keep you informed about amendments to an opportunity of interest.  Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the GETS service provider on the Government of Canada Web site at http://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders. Firms that obtain bid documents from a source other than the official site run the risk of not receiving a complete package.  Delivery Date: Above-mentioned  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Analysis, Review and Maintenance of ICE Data for Canadian Industry

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 18, 2015
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ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN) 1. Definition 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 competitive requirements of the government's contracting policy have been met. Following notification to suppliers not successful in demonstrating that their Statement of Capabilities meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contract may then be awarded using the Treasury Board's electronic bidding authorities. If other potential suppliers submit Statement of Capabilities during the fifteen calendar day posting period, and meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the department or agency must proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract. 2. Definition of Requirements The Industrial Programs Division (IPD) requires the services of a resource to maintain the high standard of the data, analysis and information available in its publications received from data collected by Statistics Canada. • Background: The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is an industry-government partnership that is committed to promoting and encouraging energy efficiency improvements and reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through voluntary action across Canada’s industrial sectors. Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), CIPEC is made up of an Executive Board, 27 sector Task Forces that involve more than 50 trade associations representing over 5000 companies. Through NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE), CIPEC provides technical guidebooks, newsletters on the latest energy efficiency information from NRCan and industry, and opportunities to network with other industrial energy managers. CIPEC also encourages companies to sign up as CIPEC Leaders and make company-level commitment to energy efficiency improvements and GHG reductions. Further information on CIPEC is available at: http://www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca/cipec/ieep/index.cfm • Objective: As a part of its mandate to provide accurate and reliable information to industrial companies, the Industrial Program Division (IPD) uses data collected by Statistics Canada (STC) through the Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE) survey and the Report on Energy Supply and Demand to prepare material and analysis about energy consumption trends and energy performance. Due to the methodology and schedule associated with the ICE survey undertaken by Statistics Canada, it is crucial that person(s) knowledgeable about industrial data provide insight and recommend improvements to the quality of the data collected. In order to improve the quality and reliability of these data, IPD would like to receive proposals to maintain the high standard of data, analysis and information available in its publications. • Tasks and Deliverables: The Contractor shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks and deliverables: 1. Receive and review, from STC, the updated 2010 data set and the most recent 2011 data set. 2. Analyse and critique the data based on: • Historic releases of the data (the context) • Production in the industry/manufacturing sectors (the relationship) • Intensity issues resulting from the release of the new data (the impact) • Review by fuel type by sector of energy data related to each sector in both 3-digit and 6-digit NAICS codes (the details) 3. Generate a review document for STC on behalf of NRCan’s OEE/IPD. The document could be shared with NRCan under their confidentiality agreement with STC. 4. Correspondence with STC on data issues brought to light as a result of the analysis. 5. Participation in CIPEC’s annual “Data Day”, as a third party reviewer. 6. Review of the “final” energy data dispensation. 7. Review of other inputs to the database, reflecting production and GHG emissions. 8. Develop the protocol for updating the database and maintaining the internet software to provide both secure and reliable access to the data. 9. Review production data in association with energy data received from STC: a) Physical and economic production data b) Analysis of intensities related to physical and economic production data c) Impact on GHG emissions 10. When data are updated by STC, the online data are updated and maintained to reflect these changes. 11. Develop software to assure security and accessibility including housing the database and query software on the Contractor’s computers. • Contractor’s Obligations The Contractor shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: • Sign a Confidentiality Agreement with STC • Keep all documents and proprietary information confidential • Attend meetings with stakeholders, if necessary • Participate in teleconferences, as needed • Attend meetings at NRCan sites, if required Industrial Transportation Division’s (IPD) Responsibilities • Provide contact information, when required • Liaise with CIPEC, industrial companies or industry associations, when required • Plan and coordinate CIPEC “data day” 3. Trade Agreements There is no trade agreement impacted with this contract. 4. Title to Intellectual property The contract will not result in the development of any intellectual property 5. Contract Period The contract period will be from Contract Award to March31, 2016. The Contractor grants to Canada the irrevocable option to extend the term of the Contract by one (1) additional one (1) year option period under the same terms and conditions. Canada may exercise this option at any time by sending a notice to the Contractor prior to the Contract expiry date. 6. Estimated Cost The estimated maximum value for this contract is $70,000.00 tax exempt. 7. Exception to the Government Contracts Regulations and applicable trade agreements (d) Only one person or firm is capable of performing this contract. For example: The vendor’s data base is the only database that has data from the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) an industry-government partnership of over 50 trade associations representing over 5000 companies in Canada and data collected by Statistic Canada (STC) through the Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE) survey and the Report on Energy Supply and Demand. Natural Resources Canada requires that the data base be representative to that extent. 8. Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre c/o School of Resource and Environmental Management Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 9. Inquiries on Submission of Statement of Capabilities "Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing, preferably by e-mail, to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date and time of this Notice. The Statement of Capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements." 10. Closing Date The closing date for a submission of a Statement of Capabilities is March 18, 2015 at 14:00 Mountain Standard Time. 11. Contract Authority Contracting Authority Kingsley Okosun 5320 122nd Street, Edmonton AB. T6H 3S5 Telephone: 780-987-8618 Fax; 780-430-3818 kingsley.okosun@nrcan.gc.ca

NRCan#5000034557 TBIPS for Project Analyst and Business Analyst

Natural Resources Canada | Published November 29, 2017  -  Deadline August 12, 2017
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Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) has committed to supporting the implementation of mandatory labelling of home energy performance across Canada. In this regard, OEE has been tasked to deliver a WEB Portal that will allow prospective homebuyers to retrieve the EnerGuide Rating for any home for sale in Ontario Page 2 of 2

To address this demand, NRCan would like to establish a contract for the provision of professional services in multiple resource categories on an "as and when required" basis. The goal of which is to support operations, internal clients and development projects.

Bidders may submit a bid for one or all

a vendor to provide specific strategic dialogue on key priorities and issues through conference calls, custom on-site briefings/speaking engagements

Natural Resources Canada | Published April 12, 2017  -  Deadline April 28, 2017
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The department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has a requirement for a vendor to provide specific strategic dialogue on key priorities and issues through conference calls, custom on-site briefings/speaking engagements and consultations as follows:

    • Brief the Minister’s office on the latest in-house research and analysis on the Canadian Oil Sands and the significant opportunities presented to Canada through exports and transport via a new major pipeline carrying product to tidewater.
    • Provide a presentation based on original research on climate change and carbon policy and the impact on the energy industry and trade patterns.
    • Quarterly presentation of proprietary oil market outlook to NRCan
    • Provide NRCan with advisory services and research at the country, region and energy sector level on a frequent, periodic basis through publications, reports, updates and notes.

Access to an online portal / interface and direct access (i.e. phone and email) to political and energy sector experts for analytical support and/or additional information.

Bulk Electricity Initiative for Federal Government Departments and Agencies in Alberta

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published August 1, 2016  -  Deadline September 13, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has a requirement for the provision of approximately 231,000 Megawatt Hours (MWh) per year of electrical energy and related services for eleven (11) Federal Departments and Agencies in Alberta, Canada.  The related services will consist of administration, billing, consumption studies and the provision of advice on the use of electrical energy.  The period of supply will be for five (5) years, with a single, one (1) year option to extend the period of the contract.  It is expected that the successful bidder will begin delivery of electrical energy and related services on January 01, 2017, at the expiry of the current contract.  Bidders will be participating in a Two-Stage bid submission process.  Interested Bidders will submit Technical bids under Stage 1.  Technically responsive bidders will submit Price bids, when requested, as part of Stage 2.   A bidders' conference will be held at ATB Place North Tower, 5th floor, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta on 25 August 2016. The conference will begin at 09:00 MDT, in 5th floor video conference room. The scope of the requirement outlined in the bid solicitation will be reviewed during the conference and questions will be answered. It is recommended that bidders who intend to submit a bid attend or send a representative.  Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority before the conference to confirm attendance. Bidders should provide, in writing, to the Contracting Authority, the name(s) of the person(s) who will be attending and a list of issues they wish to table no later than 22 August 2016 at 14:00 MDT.  Bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to theContracting Authority within 15 working days from receipt of the results of the bid solicitation process. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person. 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.

Bulk Electricity Initiative for Federal Government Departments and Agencies in Alberta

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published August 31, 2016  -  Deadline November 10, 2016
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number EW003-162563/A dated 2016/07/29 with a closing of 2016/09/27 at 14:00 Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). A debriefing or feedback session will be provided upon request to bidders/offerors/suppliers who bid on the previous solicitation.  Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has a requirement for the provision of approximately 231,000 Megawatt Hours (MWh) per year of electrical energy and related services for eleven (11) Federal Departments and Agencies in Alberta, Canada.  The related services will consist of administration, billing, consumption studies and the provision of advice on the use of electrical energy.  The period of supply will be for five (5) years, with a single, one (1) year option to extend the period of the contract.  It is expected that the successful bidder will begin delivery of electrical energy and related services on January 01, 2017, at the expiry of the current contract.  Bidders will be participating in a Two-Stage bid submission process.  Interested Bidders will submit Technical bids under Stage 1.  Technically responsive bidders will submit Price bids, when requested, as part of Stage 2.   A bidders' conference will be held at ATB PlaceNorth Tower, 5th floor, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta on 15 September 2016. The conference will begin at 09:00 MDT, in 5th floor video conference room. The scope of the requirement outlined in the bid solicitation will be reviewed during the conference and questions will be answered. It is recommended that bidders who intend to submit a bid attend or send a representative.  Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority before the conference to confirm attendance. Biddersshould provide, in writing, to the Contracting Authority, the name(s) of the person(s) who will be attending and a list of issues they wish to table no later than 12 September 2016 at 14:00 MDT.  Bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to theContracting Authority within 15 working days from receipt of the results of the bid solicitation process. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person. 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.

Construction Manager, Lab Renovation

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: E0209-161008/A Taylor (RPC), Ian Telephone No. - (780) 566-9487 ( ) Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 Email - ian.taylor@pwgsc.gc.ca CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Calgary Building Mechanical, Electrical, Lab Renovation. This project involves upgrades to the existing facility housing the Geological Survey of Canada in the University Research Park near the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. These upgrades will replace major mechanical and electrical components that have reached the end of their service life. Also, laboratories will be relocated and refurbished to provide savings in energy consumption and to optimize space ut ilization. A Construction Manager (CM) is required for the project to provide advisory and general contractor services. CODE OF CONDUCT: "IMPORTANT NOTICE: New measures related to Code of Conduct and certifications included in the solicitation documents requires attention." BIDDOCUMENTS: Bidders may visit Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders to register as a subscriber and to order a copy of the bid document or to find out more information about their services. The Crown retainsthe right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Testing and Promoting “A Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions”

Natural Resources Canada | Published March 5, 2015  -  Deadline March 20, 2015
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ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN) 1. Definition 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 competitive requirements of the government's contracting policy have been met. Following notification to suppliers not successful in demonstrating that their Statement of Capabilities meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contract may then be awarded using the Treasury Board's electronic bidding authorities. If other potential suppliers submit Statement of Capabilities during the fifteen calendar day posting period, and meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the department or agency must proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract. 2. Definition of Requirements Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation Division (CCIAD) works to advance the leading edge of adaptation to climate change in Canada under the “Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate Program”. Under this Program, “A Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions”, written by Isabelle Charron with Ouranos, was launched in October, 2014. This Guidebook addresses a gap in knowledge and provides guidance to decision-makers on what type of future climate scenarios information is required for different applications as well as formats for communicating this The objectives of this work are: • To test “A Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions” with a minimum of 4 sectors and revise the document based on the testing results and suggestions to improve its usefulness. • To promote the revised Guidebook through webinars targeted to different sectors and regions across Canada and on web sites. Tasks Task 1: Testing and Revision of the Guidebook • In consultation with NRCan’s Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD), the contractor will identify 4 targeted sectors to test the Guidebook and then develop a work plan for the project. First, the contractor will liaise with key organizations involved with targeted sectors to determine their interest in collaborating on the testing and promotion of the Guidebook. NRCan may provide contacts and key sectors could include energy, infrastructure, communities, forestry and/or coasts. After the 4 target sectors are scoped, the contractor will prepare a work plan including the targeted sectors, tasks and activities, and timeline. • A minimum of 2 testing approaches must be used and may include a workshop, interviews or case study. The contractor will prepare a final report outlining the testing process and results as well as the recommendations for changes to the Guidebook to improve its usefulness. • Based on the feedback received during the testing phase, the contractor will make revisions to the existing document. If appropriate, case studies showing examples of how to use the Guidebook could be added in an annex. The contractor will submit a draft of the revised Guidebook to NRCan for comments. The contractor will finalize the report incorporating the comments received. Task 2: Promotion • The contractor will promote the revised Guidebook on-line and through delivering 3 webinars to new users tailored to specific sectors and regions. The objective for the webinars is to increase awareness of this resource and to provide information on how to use the Guide. • The revised Guidebook and the presentation for the webinars will be posted on the contractor’s website. The contractor will identify other appropriate web sites to link to the Guidebook. • Final Deliverable to be submitted on or before the 31st of March, 2015 . 3. Trade Agreements There is no trade agreement impacted with this contract. 4. Title to Intellectual property The contract will result in the development of intellectual property 5. Contract Period The period of the contract will be from Contract Award to March 31, 2015. 6. Estimated Cost The estimated maximum value of the contract is $57,152.01 CAD inclusive of applicable tax. 7. Exception to the Government Contracts Regulations and applicable trade agreements (d) Only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract The contractor (Ouranos) owns the intellectual property for the “Guidebook on Climate Scenarios: Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions”. The IP has not been licensed to any other entity and as such, it is the only entity that can produce the revised version of the Guidebook. 8. Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor Ouranos 550 Sherbrooke West,19th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B9 9. Inquiries on Submission of Statement of Capabilities "Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing, preferably by e-mail, to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date and time of this Notice. The Statement of Capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements." 10. Closing Date The closing date for a submission of a Statement of Capabilities is March 20, 2015 at 14:00 Mountain Standard Time. 11. Contract Authority Contracting Authority Kingsley Okosun 5320 122nd Street, Edmonton AB T6H 3S5 Telephone: 780-987-8618 Fax; 780-430-3818 kingsley.okosun@nrcan.gc.ca

Identification Device, Edmonton, Ablerta

Royal Canadian Mounted Police | Published November 23, 2017  -  Deadline August 12, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address:  RIGAKU/MSC, INC. Rigaku Americas Corporation 9009 New Trails Drive Woodlands Texas United States 77361 Nature of Requirements:   Identification Device, Edmonton, Aberta  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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a requirement for the supply and installation of one benchtop/portable X-ray diffraction (XRD) instrument system for the analysis of samples encountered in forensic casework in Edmonton, Alberta.  3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)   Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements:   Dimensions/Weight: Must be no more than 47 cm (or 18.5 inches) deep with an overall width and height no more than 55 cm (or 21.6 inches) x 71 cm (or 27.9 inches); the unit (excluding chiller) must weigh no more than 81 kg (or 176.4 lbs).  Power: Must connect directly to 115 V, Single Phase, 60 Hz, 10 A power service.  Radiation Enclosure: Must have a self-contained radiation enclosure with fail-safe interlocks and shutter mechanism that meets all local and federal radiation safety regulations.  X-ray Generator: Must have a minimum of 600 W power with voltage up to 40 kV and current up to 15 mA for maximum excitation of sample.  X-ray Tube: Cu target x-ray tube must be included (2.0 kW, Cu, normal focus). User must be able to easily change x-ray tubes and perform alignment without a vendor service call and without returning XRD to vendor facility.  Goniometer: Must have a vertical goniometer with horizontal sample mount.  Goniometer Range: Must be -3° to +145° 2? (2-theta) minimum.  Goniometer Accuracy: Must be better than 0.02° 2? on NIST SRM 1976, Alumina Plate (Corundum).  Slits: Must include slit assembly including a theta-compensating divergence slit mechanism to keep the irradiated area constant over the full goniometer range, fixed divergence slit, scatter slit, 5 degree incident/receiving Soller slits for high intensity, and receiving slit assemblies.  Sample Stage: The standard sample stage must allow for different sample sizes and shapes that do not fit into a regular sample holder.  The sample stage must be able to accommodate samples up to 25 mm in thickness (height) with dimensions up to 120 mm  x 110 mm (width x length).  Sample Changer: System must include an automatic sample changer that can accommodate at least six (6) different samples (i.e. 6 position sample changer).  At least 12 sample holders for bulk and powder samples, that fit the automatic sample changer, must be included.  The automatic sample changer must be capable of spinning the sample (to average out crystal orientations) during measurement.  Microsampling: System must include an automatic sample changer that can accommodate at least six (6) different powdered microsamples for analysis via spinning capillary (1 mm or less) x-ray powder diffraction. A set of at least 50 capillaries for use in x-ray powder diffraction analysis must also be supplied.  Filter: Must have a Ni K-beta filter for Cu radiation.  Monochromator: Must have a graphite diffracted beam monochromator for use with Cu radiation and scintillation counter detector to maximize peak-to-background ratio and allow high energy resolution suppression of fluorescence x-rays from samples containing Fe to ?E = 230 eV (i.e. for analysis of samples unsuitable for  analysis with a high speed detector).  Detectors: 1) Must have a NaI scintillation counter detector. 2) Must have a high speed 1D silicon strip detector with minimum active area of 256 mm2 and a minimum count rate of 1 x 106 cps/pixel (i.e., 1,000,000 cps/pixel).  The high speed detector must come with a variable knife-edge collimator that will automatically adjust its position to provide optimum low angle background suppression with higher intensity at high angles. User must be able to easily switch between detector type as needed.  Computer: An external computer must be provided to allow superior computing power for advanced XRD analysis while being easy to exchange with standard computer hardware, easy upgrades with Windows operating systems and compatible hardware/software without proprietary equipment, and easily repair or replace computer and peripherals as needed.    Minimum specs of computer to be provided are: Intel CoreTM i7 Processor 8.0 GB SDRAM Internal Audio Speaker 24" computer monitor Dual Monitor Capability 2x 500 GB hard drive, RAID 1 mirror 8X DVD+/-RW, 9.5 Optical Disk Drive 6 USB Ports, 4 on back, 2 on front 4 USB Ports (USB 3.0 compatible), 2 front/2 rear Keyboard, USB 2 button scroll mouse and pad Microsoft Windows 7 (preferred by customer for network compatibility) Microsoft Office 2010 Business Adobe Acrobat Standard DC Two (2) Ethernet Ports required 3 year Basic Limited Warranty, 3 year NBD On-Site Service from Dell  RCMP will supply own colour printer. (This will minimize long term cost by allowing a printer that uses the same print cartridges as all other printers in the facility.)  Chiller: The chiller must be an external closed loop air-cooled heat exchanger that may be remotely located up to 4.5 m from the XRD to minimize fan noise and heat from the instrument work area.  The internal reservoir tank must use only purified water without the need for chemical coolants and without the need for connection to an external water supply.  The chiller must produce a background noise no greater than 50 decibels (dB) at the XRD when the chiller is located within 30 cm of the XRD system, and no greater than 25 dB at the XRD location when the chiller is located 4.5 m from the XRD instrument.  The chiller must connect directly to a 115 V, Single Phase, 60 Hz,15 A (or less) power service.  Software: Instrument control and data collection software must be included. All software must be capable of full featured powder diffraction analysis and general XRD data analysis for the analysis of collected diffraction patterns and have a variety of display tools and functions, automatic data reduction of background removal, Ka2 stripping, peak top and second derivative peak finding, beam footprint and absorption corrections for variable slits and monochromators, Reference Intensity Ratio (RIR) quantitative analysis using imported phase, Automatic data reduction (including background removal) and peak list reporting, Sonneveld-Visser and polynomial function background elimination, Rachinger method Ka2 elimination, automatic and/or manual peak finding, peak-top and second-derivative peak finding, Gaussian moving average, Savitzky-Golay, optimized Gaussian moving average, and B-spline smoothing, and automatic report generation in MicroSoft Word.  Search/match software module for qualitative phase identification must be able to use, and be compatible with, COD, ICDD PDF-2 and PDF-4, and ICSD databases using a hybrid line and profile search algorithm with chemistry filters (purchaser will supply ICDD PDF-2 and PDF-4 databases). A minimum of six (6) user licenses for data analysis software must be included to allow for up to six (6) computers for simultaneous off-line data analysis. Vendor must supply software upgrades free of charge for a full year after installation.   Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) perpetual license (not required to be renewed annually) database, latest release, single license, must be included.     Crystallography Open Database (COD) to be included.  Installation:  Installation must be completed by vendor employed service technician (not 3rd party) and must comply with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) codes and standards.  Training: A minimum of two (2) days on-site training must be provided for up to six (6) people within 90 days of installation. Training must be simultaneous (i.e. up to six people will be trained during one training session by a factory applications scientist). Training must include how to change detectors, how to power up and down the instrument, how to load and collect data from different samples, including how to run the automatic sample changer, how to use the instrument software to collect and process data, and how to search/match diffraction data for qualitative phase identification using the COD, ICDD PDF-2 and/or PDF-4 databases.  Mobility: Removable handles must be included to allow the user to attach handles on each side of the enclosure cabinet to easily pick up and move the system from the benchtop to mobile cart or to place in shipping crate.   System Warranty: Must include a minimum of one (1) year warranty on the entire XRD system, including chiller and computer software, will be included. Warranty will cover all parts and labour, including all travel costs.  Service Contract: An additional one (1) year service contract providing coverage for the 12 months after the one year warranty period has expired must be included.  The service contract must be for on-site service (72 hour on-site response) and cover all parts and labour, including all travel costs and one (1) Preventive Maintenance with Technical Telephone Support during business hours, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday CST (service contract does not cover peripheral equipment such as x-ray tubes, sample holders and standalone computer).  4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement   This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): o Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier   Rigaku Americas Corporation is the only manufacturer that can provide a portable benchtop x-ray diffraction (XRD) system that has the capability to analyze different sample types (/formats), including : single large bulk, multiple smaller bulk automatically and multiple micro automatically.  There are two modes of analysis: (a) bulk sample and (b) capillary (micro).  For (a), the bulk analysis must have two modes: large single sample and smaller samples (e.g., size of a quarter).  For the bulk sample size, the instrument must allow the analysis of single samples up to 25 x 120 x 110 mm (H x W x L).  The system must also have an automatic sample changer for analysis of smaller bulk samples (ref. size of a quarter).  Micro samples, analyzed via capillary, must also have an automatic sample changer.  6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)   The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work".  7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons   The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:  o Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) - Article 513: 1(b.v)  o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016: 2(b)  8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date   The equipment must be delivered before March 31, 2018.  9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract   The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $218,440.80 (GST Included).   10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier   Rigaku Americas Corporation 9009 New Trails Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381  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 December 8 at 2:00 p.m. MDT.   13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities  Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:   Name: Christopher Lau Title: Procurement Specialist Public Services and Procurement Canada Acquisitions Branch  5th Floor, ATB Place North 10025 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J1S6  Telephone: 780-566-2195 Facsimile: 780-497-3510 E-mail address: christopher.lau@pwgsc.gc.ca  Delivery Date: 14/11/2017  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.
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