Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Call 005

Solicitation number EN578-14BCIP/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/09/17 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    The purpose of this amendment No. 005 is to:
    - Extend the closing date.
    - Insert Attachment D.
    The purpose of this amendment No. 004 is to:
    - Add questions and answers to Attachment A.
    - Add questions and answers to Attachment B.
    - Insert Attachment C.
    - Modify Part 4, Article 1 of the Call for Proposal.
    The purpose of this amendment No. 003 is to:
    - Insert Attachment B – Webinar Questions and Answers to the Call for Proposals Solicitation document and respond to questions received by bidders during the July 24, 2014 Webinar; &
    - Add more questions and answers to Attachment A.
    The purpose of this amendment No. 002 is to:
    1 – Inform Bidders that a National Web Bidders’ Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, July 24th 2014. Please take note that the Conference will end at 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time.
    Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time
    The webcast URL will be:
    Information regarding the National Web Bidders’ Conference will be posted on the Buy and Sell website. The scope of the requirement outlined in the Call for Proposals solicitation will be reviewed during the National Web Bidders' Conference and questions will be answered. Any clarifications or changes to the Call for Proposals solicitation resulting from the National Web Bidders' Conference will be included as an amendment to the Call for Proposals solicitation document.
    The purpose of this amendment No. 001 is to:
    1 - Give information for the National Web Bidders’ Conference.
    2 - Inform bidders that the online proposal submission system has been updated; please ensure that you are working from the most current version of the form; and
    3 - Insert Attachment A – Publish questions and answers from bidders.
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement (OSME-SE) under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has a requirement to procure:
    a) 	Research and Development (R&D) innovative pre-commercial goods and services, referred to as “innovations”, that are in late stage development; and,
    b) 	Support services such as installation, training and testing support services for the above pre-commercialized innovations procured for the federal government.  
    The BCIP is an R&D developmental testing and evaluation program aimed at testing and evaluating pre-commercial goods and services in the late-stage development.  The Program has two components, Standard and Military.    
    Bidders should visit the Buy and Sell website at for specific information on the BCIP and its requirements, including:
    o	Enabling Technologies
    o	Environment
    o	Health
    o	Safety and Security
    o	Arctic and Maritime Security
    o	Command & Support
    o	Cyber-Security
    o	In-Service Support (ISS)
    o	Protecting the Soldier
    o	Training Systems
    o	TRL 7, 8 and 9
    o	Innovation
    o	Pre-Commercial Innovation
    o	Pre-Qualified Innovation
    o	Testing Department
    o	Commercial Sales
    o	National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
    o	Innovation Selection Committee (ISC)
    The Call for Proposals method of supply will result in two Pre-Qualified Pools of bidders that will be eligible for a contract, conditional upon the success of the contract award process defined in Part 5, Basis of Selection.  Bidders in the Pre-Qualified Pools will be required to provide additional information in support of their proposal, including:
    Bidders are also encouraged to view the DRAFT RESULTING CONTRACT CLAUSES to view a representative contract under the BCIP.  
    The above information on the Buy and Sell website forms part of this Call for Proposals (CFP), Call 005 solicitation document.
    The approximate funding available for all Contracts resulting from the Call for Proposals Call 005 is:
    	Standard Component			$17,000,000.00
    	Military Component			$  7,000,000.00
    		          Total			$24,000,000.00
    The funding is in Canadian Dollars, applicable taxes excluded.  This disclosure is made in good faith and does not commit Canada to contract for the total approximate funding.
    The maximum funding available for any contract resulting from this Call for Proposals is $500,000.00 CAD for the Standard Component, and $1,000,000.00 CAD for the Military Component (Taxes, shipping and Travel and Living expenses extra, as appropriate). 
    Bidders may only submit an Innovation for the Standard Component or the Military Component, but not both.   
    There is a limit of one contract per Innovation under the Program. Any Proposal submitted for an Innovation that has previously been awarded a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) or Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) contract will be declared as non-responsive. A proposed Innovation that has previously been identified in a Pre-Qualified Pool will be accepted only if the bid validity period for that proposal has expired.
    Bids must remain valid from date of bid closing to 29 January 2016.
    Canada reserves the right to require that all Work be completed by March 31, 2016, including delivery of the Innovation.  
    Trade Agreements
    The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applies to this procurement. The requirement is limited to Canadian suppliers and Canadian goods and/or services.
    The requirement is excluded from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2 Research and Development, all classes, and excluded from the application of the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) under Appendix 1, Annex 4.
    It is not known if the pre-commercial innovations delivered and/or the evaluation undertaken by testing departments will be conducted in Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (CLCA) areas; however, to ensure Canada meets the obligations of each Agreement, all CLCA land claimant groups will be notified when the Call for Proposals is issued. 
    Mandatory Criteria 
    MC-1 Canadian Bidder: The Bidder must be Canadian and must be submitting the proposal on its own behalf. A Canadian Bidder is defined as a Bidder having a place of business in Canada where the Bidder conducts activities on a permanent basis that is clearly identified by name and accessible during normal working hours.    
    MC-2 Canadian Content: The Bidder must certify that a minimum of 80% of the financial proposal costs are Canadian goods or Canadian services, as defined in the Canadian Content certification.
    MC-3 Ownership: The Bidder must be the owner of the Intellectual Property (IP) for the proposed innovation, or have a licence to the IP rights from a Canadian licensor for the proposed innovation and not be infringing on any IP rights.
    MC-4 Standard Priority Area: The proposed innovation must fall within one of the four (4) Priority Areas: Environment, Health, Safety and Security and Enabling Technologies.
    MC-4 Military Priority Area: The proposed innovation must fall within one of the six (6) Priority Areas: Arctic and Maritime Security, Command & Support, Cyber-Security, In-Service Support (ISS), Protecting the Soldier, Training Systems.
    MC-5 Commercial Sales: The Bidder must certify that the proposed pre-commercial innovation is not openly available in the market place or has not been previously sold on a commercial basis as defined in Certifications required with the Proposal.
    MC-6 Maximum Funding: The Bidder’s Financial Proposal must not exceed $500,000.00 CAD for the Standard Component, and $1,000,000.00 CAD for the Military Component, applicable taxes, shipping costs and proposed travel and living expenses extra, where applicable. Proposals valued in excess of this amount will be considered non-responsive. 
    Basis of Selection
    To be declared responsive, a proposal must be identified in a Pre-Qualified Pool and meet the Contract Award Process detailed at Part 5 – Basis of Selection, Article 2 – Contract Award Process of the solicitation.
    Enquiries regarding this Call for Proposals solicitation must be directed to:

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Lapensée, Erin
    11 Laurier Street
    Gatineau, QC, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
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    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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