TRIP. QUAD. ICP MASS SPECTROMETER
Health Canada | Published October 23, 2015 - Deadline September 11, 2015
Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. 6705 Millcreek Unit 5 Mississauga Ontario Canada L5N5M4 Nature of Requirements: TRIPLE QUADRUPOLE ICP MASS SPECTROMETER H4033-151114/A Martins, Christina Telephone No. - (613) 355-1973 Fax No. - (819) 956-3814 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of the requirement Health Canada has a requirement for the supply, installation, familiarization, training and manuals for one Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS. The instrument will be used for measurement of long-lived radioactive contaminants in environmental and human urine samples. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements: A. Technical Specifications: 1. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have a tandem ICP-MS/MS configuration which consists of a Collision Reaction Cell between the two Quadrupole Mass Filters (QMFs), each of 1 atomic mass unit (amu) resolution. 2. Each of the QMFs must be independently controlled by system software to permit selective mass filtering/transmission capability. 3. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS must have a guaranteed abundance sensitivity specification of less than or equal to 10-10. 4. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS must have a background of less than or equal to 0.2 counts per second (cps) over the mass range 9 to 238 amu. 5. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS must have sensitivity of greater than or equal to 200,000 cps/ppb above mass 205 amu. 6. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS must have oxide ratio (CeO+/Ce+) of less than or equal to 1.5%. 7. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS must have doubly-charged ratio (Ce++/Ce+) of less than or equal to 3%. 8. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must to robust enough to handle a total dissolved solid = 1%. 9. The Collision Reaction Cell must accept up to 4 cell gases, each fully and independently mass flow controlled, and must allow mixing of different gases within the cell by the system software. 10. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have an additional (5th) Mass Flow Controller for addition of alternative gas (oxygen/argon) in the plasma for organics/matrix removal. 11. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have a Recirculating Chiller for a controlled supply of cooling water for the radio-frequency (RF) generator, turbo molecular pump, load coil, spray chamber, and interface. 12. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have an auto-sampler with samples racks to accommodate 17mm and 30mm (outer diameter) sample tubes. The auto sampler must be controlled by the system software. 13. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have high purity (2 stage, stainless steel body + diaphragm) gas regulators for Cell gases. 14. The quotation price must include Carrier Gas cleaning kit, connection tubing, tube cutter, wall mounting bracket, and stainless steel tubing for external cell gas lines. 15. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must have a noise reduction enclosure for the roughing pump. 16. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must include appropriate elemental standard solutions for instrument performance validation and tuning. 17. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must include appropriate connection kit for Liquid Chromatography. 18. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must include a separate set of inert sample introduction kit, appropriate interface cones and ion lenses for very high sensitivity measurement option. 19. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must include a table (84" X 30" X 35"; W, D, H) on heavy duty casters that lock in swivel and roll. The weigh capacity of the table must be adequate to support the auto sampler, the ICP-MS, computer, monitor, keyboard and a printer. 20. The triple quadrupole ICP-MS system must include a Personal Computer (PC) with Windows 7 or higher (64 bit) operating system, a monitor and a laser printer. The PC must have adequate processor speed, memory and disk space for complete instrument control, data acquisition and data analysis. 21. Quoted price must include installation and onsite training on the operation and maintenance of the system. B. Operating Software and Accessories 1. Must provide an instrument and operational manual. 2. Operating software must allow instrument control, data acquisition, and data processing. 3. Must have operating software for chromatographic data analysis. 4. Operating software must be compatible with Windows 7. 5. Operating software must allow for standard and customizable data reporting. 6. Operating software must allow data export to Microsoft Excel. 4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) The World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. offers the only Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS available in the market that meets all of Health Canada's requirements. For this reason, it is proposed to negotiate directly with the OEM, Agilent Technologies Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario. 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work". 7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506.12 (b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article 1016.2 (b) The World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) XV(1b) 8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date Delivery must be received on or before 31 March 2016. 9. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier Name: Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. Address: Mississauga, ON 10. 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. 11. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 9 November, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 12. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Christina Martins Supply Specialist Commercial and Consumer Products Directorate Commercial Acquisitions and Supply Management Sector Public Works and Government Services Canada Gatineau, QC K1A 0S5 Place du Portage, Phase III, 6A2-29 Telephone 613-355-1973 Facsimile 819-956-3814 Christina.Martins@pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.