Experiment on Nature Intelligence System Feasibility and Usability

Solicitation number 1000451149

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Closing date and time 2023/08/17 14:00 EDT

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    The objective of this requirement is for a developer to work with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on an experiment to build and test a system to improve import document processing, conduct risk assessments through a user-friendly alert system for Border Services Officers (BSO). Specifically, the experiment must demonstrate the system’s ability to flag regulated and prohibited species, digitize, capture, and store species data into a dashboard.

    The CBSA plays an active and important role in biosecurity by ensuring preventative measures are in place to keep harmful foreign species of animals, plants, and microorganisms from entering Canada.

    For this requirement, the supplier must set up the system’s architecture on the Microsoft Azure Cloud in a sandbox environment in the CBSA ideaSpace lab and provide for the flagging of species that are regulated or prohibited in the form of a dashboard for each sample transaction that is processed through the system to demonstrate that:

    a. All species that are regulated or prohibited in every shipment are flagged for BSO follow up; and

    b. Species data is digitized, stored, retrievable.

    Respondents who think that they are able to fulfill this requirement must submit a statement of capabilities as stated in the attached Advanced Contract Award Notice document.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 4 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Reason for limited tendering

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Canada Border Services Agency

    355 North River Road

    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0L8
    Contracting authority
    Martine LeBlanc
    (555) 555-5555

    355 North River Road

    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0L8
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    4 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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