Aerological observations at Inuvik Upper Air Station, Northwest Territories

Solicitation number 5000071860R

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Closing date and time 2024/01/02 17:00 EST

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    Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has a requirement for aerological observations at Inuvik Upper Air Station, Northwest Territories as detailed in the Statement of Work, Annex A to the bid solicitation. The period of the contract is from contract award to October 31, 2026, with renewal option periods of three (3) one-year periods.

    ECCC operates aerological observing stations throughout Canada. These stations complete soundings of the upper atmosphere twice daily for each day of the year. The observations are taken by releasing a gas-filled balloon with an attached instrument which is tracked via one of a variety of electronic navigational methods. This attached instrument transmits meteorological data relating to temperature, humidity, and the height of standard atmospheric pressure levels. In addition, tracking of the balloon allows for computation of winds and wind shear at upper levels of the atmosphere.

    ECCC requires the services of a contractor to prepare the instruments and conduct two (2) upper air soundings per day, three hundred and sixty-five (365) days per year(366 days in a leap year), to monitor the data and messages produced, and to ensure the prompt transmittal of the data, onsite at the upper air station situated in Inuvik, NT.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 32 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/03/01.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Environment and Climate Change Canada

    #101 – 401 Burrard Street

    Vancouver, BC, V6C 3R2
    Contracting authority
    Angelina Garcia
    (778) 726-1680

    #101 – 401 Burrard Street

    Vancouver, BC, V6C 3R2
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Northwest Territories
    Region of opportunity
    Northwest Territories
    Contract duration
    32 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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