Spectrometer Preventative Maintenance – Morden, MB

Status Awarded

Contract number 3000592161

Solicitation number 01C15-16-S014

Publication date

Contract award date


    This contract was awarded to:

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Preventative Maintenance – Morden, MB


    The Morden Research Centre in Morden, MB requires preventative maintenance for two mass Spectrometers. The Linear Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (LTQ), acquired in 2006 and a Q Exactive Mass Spectrometer with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (QE/HPLC), acquired in 2014.

    Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada requires a 6 month preventative maintenance contract for servicing of the LTQ and QE/HPLC to include:

    - Unlimited number of demand on-site service visits with a maximum

    72 hour response, including labour and travel costs for the QE;

    - One on-demand site visit for the LTQ with a maximum 72 hour response, including labour and travel costs;

    - Priority status for phoned-in technical support inquiries, response within 2 hours;

    - One scheduled preventative maintenance visit;

    - Coverage includes computer hardware and software updates;

    - Factory certified replacement parts included;

    - Access to available on-line resources and support.


    The contract will be for a six (6) month period from an estimated start date of October 22, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

    Estimated Value: $ 39,000.00 (plus GST)


    ThermoFisher Scientific

    4-2845 Argentia Road

    Mississauga, ON

    L5N 8G6


    Thermo Fisher Scientific owns the design of this equipment. There is no other company that can provide parts, training, service or repairs because the architecture and technology belong to Thermo Fisher Scientific. Since Thermo Fisher is the original manufacturer of this equipment, they are the only company that have trained service engineers that are qualified to do the trouble shooting and repairs on their technology should something break down.


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    Business address
    4-2845 Argentia Road
    Mississauga, ON, L3N 8G5
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Commodity - GSIN

    • AZ110134 - Equipment/Machinery-Design, Development, Modification: Science and Technology Related (R&D)
    • F010D - Agricultural Services, Not Elsewhere Specified
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
    Contracting authority
    Kissack, Desta
    4-303 Main Street
    Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3G7

    Buying organization(s)

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
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