ACAN - Canadian Versions of SmartWay Tools; Development & Maintenance, including Database and Portal.

Solicitation number NRCan-5000074332

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/06/07 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description

    The department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has a requirement to oversee the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership (SmartWay) initiative in Canada, which encourages freight companies to make their operations as energy efficient as possible.

    Since freight transportation is on a North American-scale, NRCan intends to provide SmartWay tools that are consistent with the U.S. EPA SmartWay program, who updates their tools annually. However, since the tools are developed for an English-speaking and American audience by the U.S. EPA, it is currently only available in English and in U.S. customary units (e.g., U.S. gallons, short tons). To allow for Canadian transporters to use the tools, it is necessary that they are converted into metric and that French language versions of the tools are made available.

    In addition, NRCan will work in coordination with the U.S. EPA and the supplier to develop a Canadian version of the SmartWay Online Ocean-Going Vessel (OGV) calculator tool, as well as online versions of the Truck, Logistics, Shipper and Excel Tools for Air and Barge.

    The SmartWay tools are programmed and coded by the Contractor under a work assignment from the U.S. EPA. U.S. EPA owns the rights to the SmartWay tools and has allowed NRCan to modify the tools exclusively, through the same contracted supplier, for the Canadian audience.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 38 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/06/08.

    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)

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • Exclusive Rights

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Natural Resources Canada
    Address

    580 Booth Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Julia Pace
    Phone
    (902) 719-4856
    Email
    julia.pace@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
    Address

    580 Booth Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    001
    English
    4
    001
    French
    1

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Canada
    ,
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    World
    Contract duration
    38 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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