Dough Mixer & Analysis System
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Published December 2, 2015 - Deadline December 17, 2015
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: Perten Instruments Inc. Unit B - 112 Scurfield Blvd. Winnipeg Manitoba Canada R3Y1G4 Nature of Requirements: ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN) Dough Mixer & Analysis System 01005-160746/A Palmer, Adele Telephone No. - (204) 807-6396 Fax No. - (204) 983-7796 Dough Mixer & Analysis System 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 proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. DEFINITION OF THE REQUIREMENT: Agriculture & Agri Food Canada (AAFC) has a requirement for one (1) small scale (4 grams/sample) dough mixer and analysis system to determine the quality and processing characteristics of flour and dough. The small scale farinograph will be used for the screening of early generation wheat lines for dough strength and water absorption. Perten Instruments Inc., is the only manufacturer of the small scale farinograph. This micro-doughLAB requires only 4g per sample, making it th e perfect fit for early generation screening. The equipment, model 103314, must allow for small sample size, high speed mixing, variable speed and temperature, automated, easy clean-up, user friendly, traceability and secure results. At present, AAFC has a 50g farinograph and is unable to test early generation screening material for these quality traits due to sample size restrictions at this stage of plant breeding. The amountof flour AAFC can mill for early generation screening samples is approximately 40g or less and the current farinograph requires 50g of flour per sample (and more if a repeat is required). AAFC has recently seen an influx of early generation breeding material that is in general considerably smaller than normal sample size. In order to analyze these early generation samples for water absorption, rheological instrument that can handle milled flour samples of less than 10 g is required. The microDoughLAB is a small scale dough mixer that utilizes only 4g of flour per sample and thus purchasing it will enable AAFC to screen early generation material for dough strength and water absorption. The purchase of this instrument will facilitate more effective selection of lines with higher farinograph absorption, which has been identified as a major end-use quality improvement required in Canada Western Red Winter wheat. 3. CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES (MINIMUM ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS): Any interested suppliers must demonstrate by way of statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements: A. The system must be delivered to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Cereal Quality Laboratory, 1054 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 1Z8, by January 31, 2016. B. The system being offered must be in current use in the market place for a minimum of two (2) years. C. Automated water addition pipetting system must be suitable for transferring variable units of water to the mixing bowl without the requirement of a glass burette. D. System must be able to perform high speed mixing for difficult to develop samples such as extra strong type flours. To emulate commercial grade mixers, incorporate ingredients, develop difficult samples, and reduce standard test time to 10 minutes. E. Applications must include: Early Stage Breeding: Small scale test to screen breeder lines with desired quality traits; Rapid Small Scale Methods: Correlate with standard methods; Quality: Verify performance and specification of flour; Analysis: Water absorption, dough development time, arrival time, departure time, stability, softening, mixing tolerance index, peak energy and bandwidth at peak; Products: wheat flour, semolina, rye, additives, durum, triticale, and other flours and grains for milling, baking, pasta, and Asian products F. The instrument must be capable of producing and analyzing farinograph type curves for the parameters FAB, STA, DDT, TBD, and MTI utilizing 10 grams of flour or less. G. Power Requirements: Maximum 240/115 VAC, 3A, 50/60 Hz. H. Dimensions (HxWxD), net Weight: Minimum 380x250x550mm, 25 kg. I. Temperature Range: Depends on external water bath. J. Speed Range: Computer controlled infinitely variable 0 - 200 rpm. K. Speed Accuracy: +/- 1% at 63 rpm. L. Torque Range: 0 - 1000 mNm. M. Torque Accuracy: +/-10 mNm at 1000 mNm, N. Dispenser Range: 0 - 5 ml. O. Dispenser Accuracy: +/- 0.01 ml. P. The instrument must have removable bowl pins for easy clean up. Q. The instrument must be capable of monitoring the water temperature of the sample, bowl and water. R. Equipment must meet Canadian Standards Association (CSA). S. The software must be included with the system, and the software must be compatible with MS Windows 7. T. Must be able to provide a minimum 1 year full parts and labour warranty. Contractor must be ableto provide on-site technician to Agriculture Canada in Winnipeg. The Contractor must be able to respond and be on-site within 48 hours of a service call from Agriculture Canada. 4. APPLICABILITY OF THE TRADE AGREEMENTS TO THE PROCUREMENT: This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s) o Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER Perten Instruments Inc. is the only manufacturer of the small scale farinograph that can meet all of the mandatory performance specifications detailed above. 6. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS REGULATIONS EXCEPTION(S) The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection (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: a) Agreement on InternalTrade (AIT) Article(s) 506-12(b) where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exists; b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article(s) 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; 8. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor. 9. DELIVERY DATE: The equipment must be delivered by January 31, 2016, FOB destination. 10. COST ESTIMATE OF THE PROPOSED CONTRACT: The estimated value of the contract is $67,975.00, plus applicable taxes. 11. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PRE-IDENTIFEID SUPPLIER: Perten Instruments Inc. - Canada Unit B - 112 Scurfield Blvd Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1G4 Canada 12. 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. 13. CLOSING DATE FOR A SUBMISSION OF A STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES: The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 15 days from the ACAN published date or December 17, 2015 at 2:00PM CST. 14. INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSION OF STATEMENTS OF CAPABILITIES: Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Adèle Palmer Supply Specialist, Supply, Acquisitions and Compensation Branch Western Region Public Works and Government Services Canada email@example.com /Cell: 204-807-6396 The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. 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.