CC177 Globemaster Pilot Initial Qualification Training

Solicitation number W8485-248051/A

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Closing date and time 2024/02/13 14:00 EST

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    Pilot Initial Qualification Training


    Valerie Bleskie, DAP 4-2-2
    Telephone No.: 343-548-1402

    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
    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) requires Pilot Initial Qualification (PIQ) training, incorporating classroom, computer-based, and flight simulator training, for CC177 Globemaster III pilots from 01 April 2024 – 31 March 2030.

    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 it meets the following requirements:

    Mandatory Technical Criteria
    1. The Bidder must provide proof that it is an approve C17 training unit by its national transportation regulatory agency (e.g., Transport Canada, Federal Aviation Administration, Joint Aviation Authority, or other host nation equivalent).
    2. The Bidder must submit a description of each instructor-pilot, including relevant flying hours at the time of bid and their Transport license numbers. The Bidder must provide statements of compliance signed by each proposed Instructor guaranteeing the following statements:
    a. The proposed Instructor has at least 1000 hours of flying time on large transport jet aircraft.
    b. The proposed Instructor has a minimum of 500 hours of large transport jet aircraft flying instruction time; and
    c. The proposed Instructor has a minimum of 100 hrs C17 simulator instructional time.

    3. The Bidder must demonstrate that the simulator is capable of providing a Level D, full motion, visual, C17 flight simulator suitable for conducting instrument rating check rides.

    4. The Bidder must demonstrate that the simulator is capable of demonstrating NVG, tactical and emergency manoeuvres.

    5. The Bidder must provide sample training schedule of the 36-day for CC117 Pilot Initial Qualification course including classroom, simulator and debrief timings.

    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    The procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:
    - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    - World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
    - Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

    5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
    The pre-identified supplier is the only supplier that we are aware of who offers a product which meets all the Minimum Essential Requirements listed above in point number 3.

    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:
    - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Article 513.1: Limited Tendering
    (b) (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.
    - World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Article XIII – Limited Tendering b. iii. due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.
    - Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Article 19.12(b)(ii); (c)(i) cannot be made for economic or technical reasons.
    - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Article 15.10
    (b) (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.

    8. Period of the Proposed Contract
    Must be able to provide training from the proposed period of April 2024 to March 2030.

    9. Name and Address of the Pre-identified Supplier
    Boeing Defence UK Limited
    25 Victoria Street
    SW 1H 0EX
    United Kingdom

    10. Suppliers Right to Submit a Statement of Capabilities
    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the 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.

    11. Closing Date for a Submission of a Statement of Capabilities

    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 13 February 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

    12. Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities

    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be delivered to:
    Valerie Bleskie, DAP 4-2-2
    Senior Material Acquisition and Support Specialist
    Aerospace Equipment Program Management (DGAEPM)/Directorate Aerospace Procurement (DAP)
    National Defence | Government of Canada
    Telephone No.: 343-548-1402

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 72 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/04/01.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • Exclusive Rights

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Department of National Defence

    455 Boul de la Carriere

    Gatineau, Quebec , J8Y 6V7
    Contracting authority
    Valerie Bleskie
    (343) 548-1402

    455 Boul de la Carriere

    Gatineau, Quebec , J8Y 6V7
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    72 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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