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Environment Canada (EC ) Cableway Replacement, AB

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published August 21, 2017  -  Deadline September 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:   EP922-180676/A  Environment Canada (EC ) Cableway Replacement, AB  REQUIREMENT:  Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Environment Canada (EC) ) is seeking tenders for the provision of all materials, equipment, labour and supervision for the construction of two Hydrometric Cableways on the Highwood River at Diebels Ranch and near the Mouth. The A frame structures and cable cars will be supplied by EC for contractor assembly and installation. The locations are remote and access constraints exist. The project will involve the removals, disposal of steel structures containing lead paint, excavation, reinforced concrete works, A frame and Cable car assembly and installation, painting and cable supply and installation.  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  Contract Completion: 12 weeks from contract award  NOTICE  MANDATORY SITE VISIT  There will be a site visit on September 6, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interested bidders are to meet at Highwood near the mouth cableway.  STATION NO.: 05BL024 STATION NAME: Highwood River Near the Mouth LOCATED IN SECTION NE16 TOWNSHIP 21 RANGE 28 W4 LATITUDE N 50.78324 LONGITUDE W 113.82085 (NAD 83)   The site visit for this project is MANDATORY.  The representative of the Bidder must sign the Site Visit Attendance Sheet at the site visit. Bids submitted by Bidders who have not signed the attendance sheet will be rejected.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, ie boots, vest, hard hat.  Inquiries are to be directed to:  Hector Ho PWGSC Supply Specialist Fax: 780-497-3510 Email: Hector.Ho@pwgsc.gc.ca   This PWGSC Office provides procurement services to the public in English.   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.

Logistical Support for the Nivvialik Area Co-management Committee

Environment Canada | Published January 27, 2015  -  Deadline October 3, 2015
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An Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (conservation areas) was signed in August 2008 by the Minister of the Environment and Inuit representatives, including Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the three regional Inuit Associations (Qikiqtani, Kivalliq and Kitikmeot) to meet obligations under the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (1993). The Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement commits Environment Canada to establish and support Area Co-Management Committees to manage each of Environment Canada's existing and new protected areas in Nunavut, including holding two face-to-face meetings per year in the affected communities, with the possibility of additional meetings. Area Co-Management Committees are tasked with providing advice to the Minister on planning and management of Environment Canada's protected areas, as well as preparing Management Plans for the protected areas. This contract is related to meetings of the Nivvialik Area Co-Management Committee for the Kuugaarjuk McConnell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Snow Clearing at Iqaluit, NU

Environment Canada | Published September 20, 2017  -  Deadline October 18, 2017
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Snow Clearing at Iqaluit, NU

Environment and Climate Change Canada requires clearing and removal of snow accumulation at the Environment Canada Upper Air Station at Iqaluit, Nunavut on an ongoing, multiyear basis.

The Contractor will provide all necessary labour, equipment and material required to perform snow clearing and removal services at the Environment Canada Upper Air Station in Iqaluit, NU. Contract is to commence on date of signing and terminate June 30, 2020.

The snow clearing schedule shall be determined by the Contractor on an “as and when required” basis, but in no event shall the snow accumulate more than five centimeters, unless otherwise directed by the Departmental Representative.

Snow hauling will be performed on an “as and when required” basis, as requested by the Departmental Representative.

The Contractor shall abide by all on-site rules and regulations, and complete work with a minimum of disturbance to Environment Canada.

French Language Training & Tutoring in Edmonton, Eastgate

Environment Canada | Published May 6, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Environment Canada requires weekly individual and group French Language training/tutoring at Environment Canada’s Eastgate Offices building, 9250 49 Street, Edmonton. There are three specific types of training required; • One on one tutoring/training • Part-time for groups up to 15 employees • Full-time individual training for one employee and up to three employees

Building Repairs at Stony Plain, Alberta

Environment Canada | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline September 15, 2015
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The purpose of this Request for Proposal is: to obtain the materials and services to replace a roof at the Environment Canada weather station near Stony Plain, Alberta We are proposing to replace the existing roof on the operations building located at the Stony Plain Upper Air Station. The roof has exceeded its life expectancy and is showing signs of significant deterioration which has recently resulted in several leaks. Environment Canada (MSC) owns and operates a weather station just west of the town of Stony Plain, AB. The facility is on a large parcel of land which includes an operations building with an attached training trailer, a hydrogen building, storage garage and several meteorological instruments throughout the field. The facility is staffed regularly 7 days a week with rotational shift workers. The operations building were originally constructed in the 1960’s with several additions and modifications along the way. The roof is long past its life expectancy and recently a significant leak was detected following a rain event. Following this event we had a local roof specialist prepare a roof inspection report for the operations building. The recommendations from this report have been reinterpreted in the statement of work below which will serve as a guide for proposals.

Emergency Genset Construction Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Environment Canada | Published November 30, 2016  -  Deadline December 20, 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:   KM571-170516/A Environment and Climate Change Canada  Emergency Genset Construction  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  REQUIREMENT:  Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking tenders for the provision of all materials, equipment, labour and supervision for the replacement of the Emergency generator at the National Hydrology Research Centre, 11 Innovation Blvd. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 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  Value of Project:  To assist with bonding and insurance requirements, this project is estimated at a value between $250,001 >  $ 500,000  NOTICE  OPTIONAL SITE VISIT There will be a site visit on December 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM Central Standard Time. Interested bidders are to meet at:    Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) National Hydrology Research Centre  11 Innovation Blvd  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5  Inquiries are to be directed to:  Hector Ho PWGSC Supply Specialist Fax: 780-497-3510 Email: Hector.Ho@pwgsc.gc.ca  This PWGSC Office provides procurement services to the public in English.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS 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.

Weather Observation Services, Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Environment Canada | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline December 12, 2017
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT (NPP)

This requirement is for the department of the Environment.

Title:

Weather Observation Services, Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Background

Environment and Climate Change Canada has a requirement for ongoing Weather Observation Services in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, as detailed in the Statement of Work, Annex A to the bid solicitation. The period of the contract is from date of award for three (3) years plus three (3) additional one (1) year option periods. The Contractor’s main responsibilities will be to prepare the instruments, release the balloons twice each day, three hundred sixty five (365) days per year, and ensure the prompt transmittal of the data. The work will also involve the management and provision of personnel to conduct the observing, recording, encoding and transmitting aerological and Surface Weather and supplementary programs.

Ownership of Intellectual Property:

Environment and Climate Control Canada has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada, as the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination.

Security Requirement:

The work will require a security clearance at the reliability level.

Selection Methodology

To be declared responsive, a bid must:

(i) comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation

(ii) meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria

(iii) obtain the required minimum points overall for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating.

The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit (50%) and price (50%) will be recommended for award of a contract.

The requirement is not subject to the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP).

The requirement is exempt from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Excluded Coverage, Annex 1001.1.b-2 Services, Section B, R102, Weather Reporting Observations Services.

The Canada Free Trade Agreement applies to this procurement

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

Cyndi Ryan:

E-mail: Cyndi.ryan@canada.ca:

Bratt's Lake Decommissioning, Saskatchewan

Public Works & Government Services Canada | Published July 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Bratt's Lake Decommissioning, Saskatchewan EV385-160500/A Requirement Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is seeking tenders for the provision of all material, labour, supervision and equipment to demolish/salvage and haul offsite infrastructures located in Area 1 (including steel platform with foundation, fencing, sidewalks and various site works) and Area 2 (instrument tower approximately 30m tall with foundation and various site works) and removal of underground cabling within the Environment Canada' Baseline Surface Radiation Network Facility located in the Rural Municipality of Bratt' Lake #129, Saskatchewan. The contractor will have the choice to either demolish or salvage as detailed in the specifications, drawings and Invitation to Tender documents. Drawings and Specifications are now available for viewing and downloading in a Portable Document Format (PDF) . Tenderers should note that Attachment 1 (ATT 1) contains the Drawings and Specifications Package (DSP) which consist of PDF files organized in an industry recognized directory structure. NOTICE - OPTIONAL SITE VISIT There will be a site visit July 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM MDT . Interested bidders are to meet at Environment Canada's Baseline Surface Radiation Network Facility located in the Rural Municipality of Bratt's Lake #129. NW-29-14-20-W2. The representative of the bidder will be required to sign the Site Visit Attendance Sheet at the site visit. This PWGSC Office provides procurement services to the public in English. 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.

Quantifying Non-Point and Point Nutrient Sources in Interprovincial (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) Watersheds

Environment Canada | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline April 15, 2015
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The Prairie Provinces Water Board (PPWB) is the body that oversees the administration of the Master Agreement on Apportionment (MAA). Signed in 1969, the MAA is an agreement in place between Canada and the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba relating to the sharing of water in eastward flowing rivers. In 1992 the agreement was amended to include water quality. The PPWB consists of representatives from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, the Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan, and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, as well as Environment Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. To facilitate collaboration on water quality issues between its provincial and federal member agencies, the PPWB uses specialty committees related to various aspects of the agreement. The Committee on Water Quality (COWQ) is the committee that directly oversees aspects of the MAA related to water quality, specifically at 12 interprovincial boundary rivers. The COWQ has identified nutrient enrichment as a primary water quality concern in prairie interprovincial riverine systems. To assess nutrient sources and inform potential management actions the COWQ is requesting that a comprehensive evaluation of non-point and point sources of nutrients be undertaken for selected river systems. This evaluation will be designed to support a better understanding of the scope of nutrient enrichment from various sources and provide direction towards identification of relevant management strategies. As a pilot project the COWQ has identified one river at each interprovincial border (Red Deer R. AB/SK and Carrot R SK/AB). Pending the outcome of this effort, future work will be expanded to each of the remaining 10 interprovincial river systems.

ENCLOSED SNOWMOBILE TRAILERS

Environment Canada | Published November 13, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: ENCLOSED SNOWMOBILE TRAILERS K4E21-150035/B Logan, Elizabeth Telephone No. - (780) 497-3956 Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Environment Canada requires the supply and delivery of two (2) Enclosed Snowmobile Trailers in Peace River, Alberta. This procurement contains MANDATORY requirements. The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement on Internal Trade(AIT). Delivery Date: On or before January 21, 2016 The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. 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.

ENCLOSED SNOWMOBILE TRAILERS

Environment Canada | Published September 18, 2015  -  Deadline October 28, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: ENCLOSED SNOWMOBILE TRAILERS K4E21-150035/A Logan, Elizabeth Telephone No. - (780) 497-3956 Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Environment Canada requires the supply and delivery of two (2) Enclosed Snowmobile Trailers in Peace River, Alberta. This procurement contains MANDATORY requirements. The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). Delivery Date: On or before December 4, 2015 The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Analysis of Water, Sediment and Tissue Samples for Total Mercury and Methyl Mercury for the Integrated Monitoring Plan for the Oil Sands

Environment Canada | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 28, 2015
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The Integrated Monitoring Plan for the Oil Sands and the Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring require that Environment Canada continue long-term water quality monitoring at a number of sites on the Athabasca River and tributaries, Peace River, Slave River and sites within the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Parameters to be monitored include both total mercury and methyl mercury in water, sediment and tissue samples. There will be up to 400 water samples, 150 sediment samples and up to 150 tissue samples to be analyzed for both total mercury and methyl mercury per year for the duration of the contract. These numbers may increase or decrease, depending upon field conditions which may preclude collecting some samples, and upon QA/QC samples, which may be increased if necessary.

Song Meter Acoustic Recorder - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Environment Canada | Published January 27, 2015  -  Deadline October 2, 2015
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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 Attachment: None Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. 3 Clock Tower Place Maynard Massachusetts United States 01754 Nature of Requirements: Song Meter Acoustic Recorder - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories K4E21-140703/A Glover, Cindy Telephone No. - (780) 497-3860 Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 1. Advance Contract Award Notice An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of the Requirement Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Services, Northern Conservation, located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has a requirement for the supply and delivery of song meter acoustic records. The song meter acoustic recorders must have a long lasting functionality when exposed to harsh outdoor northern weather conditions and continue to clearly record wildlife over extended periods of time. The monitoring of wildlife populations in the north is a difficult task. Many species of wildlife that Environment Canada monitors are hard to detect, therefore, require a field biologist to remain at a site for long periods of time, which is costly and time-consuming. Also, northern areas where Environment Canada is required to conduct the monitoring are very recluse and inaccessible and pose a health and safety risk to employees. Therefore, the song meter acoustic recorders used must be able to be deployed into remote areas in the Northwest Territories via helicopter. The recorders must also be programmable to operate at a specific time of day or night and time of year, which cannot be done using human observers in the field. The records must then be retrieved and the date logged within them downloaded and analyzed. The song meter acoustic records must also maintain the compatibility and consistency of Environment Canada's current field equipment as other types of units record different (distance and clarity, etc.), which influeces detectability and does not meet Environment Canada's national objective to standardize data collection. The Wildlife Acoustics Cong Meter SM3 Acoustic Recorder is the only known song meter acoustic recorder that meets this requirement as well as maintains continuity of the data collected and analyzed by Environment Canada. Wildlife Acoustics is the sole supplier of the Song Meter SM3 Acoustic Recorder. Make and model required: Wildlife Acoustics SM3 Quantity required: 205 recorders to be delivered on or before March 31, 2015, with the option to purchase an additional 20 recorders on or before March 31, 2016. 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: The song meter acoustic recorders must: 3.1 Have a length (height) of less than 13 inches (33 cm); 3.2 Have a width of less than 8 inches (20.3 cm) and depth of less than 2.6 inches (66cm); 3.3 Have a total weight (including batteries) of less than 7.25 pounds (3.3 kg); 3.4 Be powered by 4 internal D-size batteries or equivalent;. 3.5 Must have the capacity to be powered by lithium alkaline, NiMH batteries, and can also be powered externally by 12 volt batteries and solar panels; 3.6 Have a power consumption of 0.5 mW while on the "sleeping" mode and 250 - 800 mW while recording; 3.7 Have recording settings to program recording periods that allow to turn on and record for specified durations and then go back on sleeping mode until the next recording period; 3.8 Must support up to four memory cards of different capacities and all class four or faster SDXC or SDHC cards; 3.9 Have an operating temperature range from minimum -4°F to 122°F (-20 °C to 50°C. 3.9 Have the following recording format: 16-bit PCM .wav and the possibility of .wac proprietary lossless compressed format; 3.10 Have a minimum of two built-in Microphones; 3.11 Have amplifier gain of 0 dB - 59.5 dB in 0.5-dB steps; 3.12 Have been used successfully in the boreal forest for at least one (1) year. 4. The procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: i. Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) ii. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) iii. World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier Wildlife Acoustics Inc. is the sole supplier of the Song Meter SM3 Acoustic Recorder, which meets the technical requirements that are necessary to record wildlife in isolated northern areas and maintain the consistency and compatibility of data previously collected and analyzed by Environment Canada. 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6 (d) - only one person is capable of performing the contract. 7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: i. Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506.12 (b) ii. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article 1016.2 (b) iii. World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) - Article XIII b) ii. 8. Delivery Date All the deliverables are required on or before March 31, 2015. 9. Cost Estimate of the Proposed Contract The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $219,177.00 (GST/HST extra). 10. Name and Address of the Pre-identified Supplier Wildlife Acoustics Inc. 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 210 Maynard, MA USA 01754-2549 11. Suppliers' Right to Submit a Statement of Capabilities: Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services and/or goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in 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 February 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. MST. 13. Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be delivered to: Cindy Glover Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada Western Region - Acquisitions Branch ATB Place, 5th Floor 10025 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1S6 Telephone: (780) 497-3860 Facsimile: (780) 497-3510 Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Analysis of Semi-permeable Membrane Devices for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Environment Canada | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 30, 2015
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The purpose of this Request for Proposal is: To obtain services to perform sample analysis. Environment Canada reserves the right to extend this contract for an additional two option years, which may be renewed on a yearly basis by mutual consent with the winning Contractor. Prices will remain the same as the initial quoted year, but also allow for additional costs due to inflation for a maximum of 2% per year. Actual costs per year to be determined upon acceptance of each option year. Environment Canada’s (EC) Arctic and Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance (AAWQMS) office implemented a passive water quality monitoring program in support of long-term water quality monitoring in the oil sands region (Government of Canada and Government of Alberta 2011, 2012). This program applies passive sampling devices that accumulate, and provide a time-integrated measure of, organic compounds in the water column. The compounds in question are polycyclic aromatics, which may originate from both natural and anthropogenic sources. The information generated by the program will be used to determine if there is a measurable effect of oil sands development on rivers and streams in the oil sands region, and thereby deliver on EC commitments identified in the Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) Program (Government of Canada and Government of Alberta, 2012). The passive sampling devices in applied by the AAWQMS in delivery of JOSM are semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs). These devices, manufactured by Environmental Sampling Technologies (http://www.est-lab.com/), consist of a polyethylene membrane filled with triolein. The membranes (also known as “films”) mimic biological organisms in the accumulation of trace level, potentially toxic and bioaccumulative organic compounds. The passive sampling program includes monthly deployments of the membranes in the water column for a period of approximately 30 days, and an extensive suite of QC samples (field blanks, travel blanks, dialysis blanks, triplicates). Semi-permeable membrane devices were deployed in the Athabasca River and tributaries from 2011 through 2014. Deployments are ongoing in 2015-16. Dialysis, cleanup and analysis are necessary for SPMD samples (and associated blanks) to be collected in 2015-2016, as well as for select experimental SPMD samples. Data generated from analysis of these SPMDs will provide an indication of the concentrations of PAHs within and between rivers in the region, and will bolster interpretation of biological information collected as part of JOSM (i.e., invertebrate community monitoring), thereby supporting assessment of the potential effects of oil sands development activities on aquatic ecosystems in terms of water quality and invertebrate community form and function.

Analyse des PCB et des pesticides organochlorés dans les phoques, les poissons et l’eau de mer

Environment Canada | Published November 17, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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The Scientific Authority leads core monitoring studies on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in arctic marine mammals, fish, and seawater that are conducted under the Northern Contaminants Program. The datasets for the Arctic studies are large reflecting annual sampling at 3 locations for ringed seals and include approximately 100 individual organohalogen compounds as analytes. Time series for various contaminants are available which span up to 35 years providing unique insights into regional and global trends in pollution. The data have been important contributions to Canadian international activities such as the development of the Stockholm Convention on POPs. Concentrations of POPs in Arctic samples are generally very low due to the remoteness of the lakes and arctic marine environments that the samples come from.. We are seeking an outside laboratory to conduct the analyses of these samples. The lab would be provided with samples by the Scientific Authority and after conducting extraction and analysis would provide Environment Canada with the extracts so that additional analyses could be performed. The contracted laboratory would be required to demonstrate in that it can meet rigorous quality assurance criteria including low laboratory blank contamination, consistency of performance in the analysis of certified reference materials, and evidence of successful participation in national or international quality assurance programs.

GAS CHROMATOGRAPH-MASS SPECTROMETER

Environment Canada | Published October 26, 2015  -  Deadline July 12, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: GAS CHROMATOGRAPH-MASS SPECTROMETER K4E21-150038/A Logan, Elizabeth Telephone No. - (780) 497-3956 ( ) Fax No. - (780) 497-3510 Environment Canada (Prairie & Northern Laboratory for Environmental Testing (PNLET) in Edmonton) has a requirement for the purchase of a state-of-the-art Gas Chromatograph Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS/MS) system. The GC-MS/MS system is required for the quantitative and qualitative analyses of a wide variety of trace level environmental organic compounds and as a forensic analysis tool for the enforcement of Canadian environmental regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), Fisheries Act and other related acts/regulations. The system will also be required for new method development and other environmental research projects. Delivery Date: Delivery is to be completed no later than March 24, 2016. 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 The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Bratt's Lake Decommissioning, Saskatchewan

Public Works & Government Services Canada | Published August 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 9, 2015
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number EV385-160500/A dated 2015-07-17with a closing of 2015-08-06 at 2:00 PM. A debriefing or feedback session will be provided upon request to bidders/offerors/suppliers who bid on the previous solicitation. Bratt's Lake Decommissioning, Saskatchewan EV385-160500/B Requirement Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is seeking tenders for the provision of all material, labour, supervision and equipment to demolish/salvage and haul offsite infrastructures located in Area 1 (including steel platform with foundation, fencing, sidewalks and various site works) and Area 2 (instrument tower approximately 30m tall with foundation and various site works) and removal of underground cabling within the Environment Canada' Baseline Surface Radiation Network Facility located in the Rural Municipality of Bratt' Lake #129, Saskatchewan. The contractor will have the choice to either demolish or salvage as detailed in the specifications, drawings and Invitation to Tender documents. Drawings and Specifications are now available for viewing and downloading in a Portable Document Format (PDF) . Tenderers should note that Attachment 1 (ATT 1) contains the Drawings and Specifications Package (DSP) which consist of PDF files organized in an industry recognized directory structure. This PWGSC Office provides procurement services to the public in English. 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.

Procedures for Calculating Apportionable Flow for the Qu’Appelle River at the Saskatchewan/Manitoba Boundary

Environment Canada | Published June 29, 2016  -  Deadline August 8, 2016
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Background: The Prairie Provinces Water Board (PPWB) is the body that oversees the administration of the Master Agreement on Apportionment (MAA). Signed in 1969, the MAA is an agreement in place between Canada and the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba relating to the sharing of water in transboundary basins. The PPWB consists of representatives from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

In order to facilitate collaboration on water sharing issues, the PPWB utilizes special committees related to various aspects of the MAA. The Committee on Hydrology (COH) is the committee that directly oversees aspects of the MAA related to water quantity, including the calculation of apportionable flows at the Alberta/Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan/Manitoba interprovincial boundaries.

Apportionable flow is the term used to describe the volume of water available at the boundary that is to be shared under the terms of the MAA. Apportionable flows are similar to naturalized flows in that they are an estimate of the volume of water that would have passed the interprovincial boundary under undeveloped conditions. They are, however, distinguished from natural flow in that they are calculated based on specific procedures that have been approved by the PPWB. These procedures are selected based on considerations such as data cost and availability, and the required level of accuracy for each basin. In striking this balance apportionable flow calculations may therefore not represent the same level of rigour that might normally be associated with a true natural flow estimate. Apportionable flow calculations, based on the PPWB approved calculation procedures, are completed by the PPWB Secretariat which is housed within the Transboundary Waters Unit of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Deviations from the approved apportionable flow calculation procedures are not permitted without approval of the Board.

The project depletion method is the name given to the apportionable flow calculation methodology that has been adopted by the PPWB for use in apportionment monitoring for most of the interprovincial basins. Project depletion method calculations are typically completed on a monthly time step. The method is based on adjusting the recorded flow at the apportionment point by adding and subtracting measured or estimated water inputs or withdrawals that have occurred within the basin. These include such things as: water put into or released from storage, evaporation losses from stored water, licensed water use, agricultural land drainage activities and inter basin diversions. All these items may also have routing adjustments applied to them to account for travel time between the location of their occurrence and the apportionment point.

Apportionment procedures for most basins were documented during the 1970s in a series of reports published by the PPWB. Some, but not all, basins have had additional studies. The apportionable flow calculations were subsequently moved into FORTRAN programs specific to each basin, which often resulted in modifications to the calculation procedures. An Excel workbook has been developed to complete the apportionable flow calculations for the Qu’Appelle River. The calculations in this workbook mirror the calculation procedures carried out by the former FORTRAN program.

In 2011 the PPWB COH embarked on a process of reviewing the apportionable flow calculation procedures for each of the basins subject to apportionment under the MAA. The COH’s target is that each basin will be reviewed approximately every ten years. The purpose of this review process is to ensure regular evaluation and improvement to the apportionable flow calculation procedures. Reviews for the North Saskatchewan River and Cold Lake at the Alberta/Saskatchewan boundary are complete and a review for the Saskatchewan River at the Saskatchewan/Manitoba boundary is underway. The Qu’Appelle River will be the fourth basin to undergo review.

The PPWB has recently begun utilizing a custom apportionable flow program called River Basin Assessment Tools (RBAT). The apportionable flow procedures recommended through this basin review will be implemented in the RBAT program. The Consultant completing the basin review will not be responsible for setting up the basin in RBAT, or require any knowledge in the use of this program, however, it is important to recognize that the use of this software may factor into the decision making process of the COH.

HIGH-DIMENSIONALITY COLORIMETRIC ARRAYS FOR MICROBIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTION-IDENTIFICATION

Department of National Defence | Published December 20, 2016  -  Deadline October 1, 2017
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   1. TITLE  HIGH-DIMENSIONALITY COLORIMETRIC ARRAYS FOR MICROBIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTION-IDENTIFICATION  2. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS  There is no security requirement applicable to the Contract.  3. REQUIREMENT  Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)  Suffield Research Centre (SRC) has an opportunity to develop and exploit an inexpensive and versatile detector, based on high-dimensionality colorimetric arrays, essentially a test panel of responsive indicators arranged on a disposablefilter paper fragment. The chemical nature of the responsive indicators is such that within a selection of 50-100 such indicators, millions of unique responses are possible, and unknown compounds will cause an unpredictable, but reproducible response. DRDC intends to collaborate on the development of such a device, by building a comparator library of known samples, against which unknowns can be tested.     To this end, DRDC SRC has been exploring the utility of non-electronic passive sensors for volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOC may be produced by bacterial cells in culture or chemical compounds in the environment.  The sensors are generally described as having multiple differentially responsive elements (10-100), having a response profile predominantly in the range of visible light, in a small array (less than 10 cm2 in size, printed onto paper or membrane surfaces). Alternative small formats would be acceptable (e.g. plastic surfaces, stiffened membranes). The intended use of the arrays is inavariety of holders or vessels, which may be used to grow or capture various unknowns. The main challenge of such a system is the ability to rapidly analyse and interpret the response of the array to any exposure. It is anticipated that the array provider will also have analytical tools either ready to use, cloud based, or in prototype.  4. PERIOD OF THE CONTRACT  The estimated period of the contract is from date of award to March 31, 2019  5. EVALUATION AND SELECTION  Mandatory technical evaluation criteria are included in Annex D.  A bid must comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation and meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria to be declared responsive. The responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for award of a contract.  6. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  Any intellectual property arising from the performance of the Work under the Contract will vest in the Contractor.  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.

HIGH-DIMENSIONALITY COLORIMETRIC ARRAYS FOR MICROBIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTION-IDENTIFICATION

Department of National Defence | Published November 1, 2016  -  Deadline November 23, 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:   1. TITLE  HIGH-DIMENSIONALITY COLORIMETRIC ARRAYS FOR MICROBIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTION-IDENTIFICATION  2. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS  There is no security requirement applicable to the Contract.  3. REQUIREMENT  Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)  Suffield Research Centre (SRC) has an opportunity to develop and exploit an inexpensive and versatile detector, based on high-dimensionality colorimetric arrays, essentially a test panel of responsive indicators arranged on a disposablefilter paper fragment. The chemical nature of the responsive indicators is such that within a selection of 50-100 such indicators, millions of unique responses are possible, and unknown compounds will cause an unpredictable, but reproducible response. DRDC intends to collaborate on the development of such a device, by building a comparator library of known samples, against which unknowns can be tested.     To this end, DRDC SRC has been exploring the utility of non-electronic passive sensors for volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOC may be produced by bacterial cells in culture or chemical compounds in the environment.  The sensors are generally described as having multiple differentially responsive elements (10-100), having a response profile predominantly in the range of visible light, in a small array (less than 10 cm2 in size, printed onto paper or membrane surfaces). Alternative small formats would be acceptable (e.g. plastic surfaces, stiffened membranes). The intended use of the arrays is ina variety of holders or vessels, which may be used to grow or capture various unknowns. The main challenge of such a system is the ability to rapidly analyse and interpret the response of the array to any exposure. It is anticipated that the array provider will also have analytical tools either ready to use, cloud based, or in prototype.  4. PERIOD OF THE CONTRACT  The estimated period of the contract is from date of award to March 31, 2019  5. EVALUATION AND SELECTION  Mandatory technical evaluation criteria are included in Annex D.  A bid must comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation and meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria to be declared responsive. The responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for award of a contract.  6. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  Any intellectual property arising from the performance of the Work under the Contract will vest in the Contractor. 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.