Solicitation number FRP-14-22020

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Closing date and time 2014/05/22 15:00 EDT

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    Developing treated-specimen conditioning that is representative of adverse effects due to storage, transport and exposure during construction (i.e. coastal and non-coastal);
    Developing efficacy protocol for mould and decay resistant to validate performance claims for treated lumber, treated wall sheathing and treated sub-floor after conditioning.
    Developing corrosivity and leaching protocol for evaluation.
    Develop criteria for assessment for in-service use under UC1 and UC2 conditions for mould resistance and UC2 (decay only).
    The contractor shall have an in-depth knowledge (preservationist/mycologist) of the following Standards and preferably be an active Committee member:
    •	CSA O80;
    •	American Wood Preservers Association (AWPA)
    •	Accredited to conduct tests specified in the above standards
    Intellectual Property:
    There is no intellectual property expected to be generated from this project and scope of work.
    CCMC provides a product evaluation service for the building code regulators in Canada (i.e Provinces and Territories).  A manufacturer of an innovative surface-applied preservative for mould resistance has applied CCMC for product evaluation of their proprietary preservative.  Based on the results of the evaluation, CCMC will provide a statement of performance.   Based on this CCMC statement of performance, other decision makers, regulators, architects, engineers and property owners, will then base their decision for acceptance of this treated lumber and sheathing for their building.
    The contract is being awarded to FPInnovations as they possess: (i) the knowledge to develop the appropriate conditioning to represent exposure during construction in coastal and non-coastal areas, (ii) the preservationists/mycologists with extensive knowledge/authorship of CSA O80 and AWPA standards, and (iii) are an accredited lab to develop tests and conduct the testing in this domain of assessing performance of wood preservatives.
    Thus, FPInnovations provides scientific and engineering expertise in the field of wood science, commensurate with the level of expertise provided by NRC which to meet the expectations of our users and the Canadian regulatory community.

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    Contracting organization

    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
    Contracting authority
    Leblanc, André
    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6

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    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
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    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
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