Cogen Fire and Gas Control Panel Upgrade

Solicitation number 23-58112

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Closing date and time 2023/09/26 14:00 EDT

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    Cogen Fire and Gas Control Panel Upgrade
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    Definition of the requirement:

    The National Research Council of Canada has a requirement to upgrade the Fire and Gas Control System on its existing SGT-100 gas turbine and integrate it into the Cogen Control System at the same time as the Cogen controls are updated.
    The National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) owns and operates an European Gas Turbine Typhoon-Intro Gas Turbine Generator (GTG) at a nominal output of 4.0 MWe located in Ottawa, Ontario. The GTG was installed as an “intro” model in 1993 and has issued a contract to Siemens Energy Canada to update the Cogen control system.
    The upgrade has four (4) components:
    1. PLC Controls System Upgrade (Allen Bradley Contrologix)
    2. Integrated Fuel Valve upgrade (IFV)

    3. Electric Variable Guide Vane Actuator System Upgrade (EVGV)

    4. Warranty

    - One Year Warranty on Parts and Labor
    - Siemens to be responsive to a call, on site with qualified personnel and appropriate tools within 48hrs.

    Fire and Gas Panel Upgrade and Integration:
    The Fire and Gas Panel Upgrade was initially considered work that could be done prior to the Cogen control system upgrade and integrated into the new Cogen control panels. This path has proven to be complicated and operationally unsatisfactory: overall project risk, constructability, coordinating two contractors in one space, commissioning, CSA certification, and warranty of both systems. As a result, the NRC is now looking to integrate the Fire and Gas panel directly into the Siemens Cogen control panels at the factory. This will de-risk integration challenges and ultimately improve operation as the Cogen control system and fire panel will be controlled from the same Human Machine Interface.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 7 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/10/03.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • 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)

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    • Exclusive Rights

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    National Research Council Canada

    1200 Montreal Road

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
    Contracting authority
    Collin Long
    (343) 549-1549

    1200 Montreal Road

    Ottawa, Ontatrio, K1A 0R6
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    Summary information

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

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