Health Canada has a requirement for the supply of two (2) light scattering airborne particle counters

Solicitation number 1000253648

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Closing date and time 2023/10/24 14:00 EDT

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    Requirement: RFP 1000253648

    Health Canada has a requirement for the supply of two (2) light scattering airborne particle counters

    M1 The instrument must be able to offers a minimum of 6 channels for different particle sizes.
    M2 Must have sensitivity: at least 0.3 µm to 10 µm particle size.
    M3 Must have Particles sizes of 0.5 µm and 5.0 µm must be measurable.
    M4 Must have zero count (false count) level below 1 count/5 minutes at the 95% upper confidence limit is required. The 95% upper confidence limit must be specified and reported by the manufacturer.
    M5 Must have a maximum measurable particle number concentration shall be specified by the manufacturer. A concentration of at least 500000 particles/ft3 is required.
    M6 Must have flow rate shall be specified by the manufacturer. A flow rate of 1 CFM is required.
    M7 Instrument’s must be able to enclosure material : preferably stainless steel or at least a chemically-resistant material (must be demonstrated)
    M8 Instrument must weight : maximum 15 lbs including batteries (must be easily transported)
    M9 Must have the possibility to fix the probe on a tripod or any other kind of adequate support as many different locations will be sampled. This accessory must be included.
    M10 Must have the validation execution included (a validation report must be provided).
    M11 The instrument must be calibrated and shall comply with all ISO 21501-4 requirements (see table of requirements below) before it is shipped to Health Canada. A calibration report that includes all requirements in ISO 21501-4 section 6.10 must be provided.

    ISO 21501-4 requirements :
    Parameter Requirement
    Size setting error Maximum : 10% of each specified sizes
    Counting efficiency Shall be within 50 ± 20% for calibration particles with a size close to the minimum detectable particle size, and it shall be within 100 ± 10% for calibration particles with a size 1.5 to 2 times larger than the minimum detectable particle size.
    Size resolution Shall be ≤ 15% of the specified particle size
    False count (zero count) The 95% upper confidence limit shall be less that or equal to the value specified and reported by the manufacturer
    Maximum particle number concentration The confidence loss at the maximum particle number concentration shall be ≤ 10%
    Sampling flow rate error The maximum permissible error shall be 5% of the specified flow rate
    Sampling time error If the instrument has a sampling time control system, the maximum permissible error shall be 1% of the preset value
    Response rate The response rate shall be ≤ 0.5%

    Deliverables –
    Delivery location:
    Health Canada / Longueuil Microbiology Laboratory,
    1001 St-Laurent ouest, Longueuil,
    Quebec, J4K1C7.

    • Delivery date: before March 29, 2024.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 5 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/10/16.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Health Canada

    200 Eglantine Driveway

    Ontario, Ottawa, K1A0K9
    Contracting authority
    Chantal Laferriere
    (613) 410-5333

    200 Eglantine Driveway

    Ontario, Ottawa, K1A0K9
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    RFP against Supply Arrangement
    English, French
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    Contract duration
    5 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
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