Upgrade of Collections Management System

Solicitation number 14-1630-CMN-124

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/02/13 15:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedure:
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address:
    KE Software
    76 Richmond Street East Suite 350
    Toronto, ON
    M5C 1P1
    Nature of Requirement: Upgrade of Collections Management System
    Contracting Officer:		Max Joly
    Telephone No.:		(613) 566-4240
    Fax No.:			(613) 364-4025
    The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) has a requirement to upgrade its current collection management system, Mimsy XG, to a system more suitable for natural history museum collections, EMu by KE Software. The system must accommodate all collections within the CMN, including those that are not currently managed by Mimsy XG. The project includes migration of Mimsy licenses to EMu licenses at a 50% discount, and migration of all data from Mimsy XG and all other smaller collection management systems into EMu.
    The estimated value of the potential procurement is $276,204 CAD, GST excluded.
    The data migration phase of the contract will last approximately 12 months, and licensing will be perpetual until terminated.
    You are hereby notified that the Canadian Museum of Nature intends to award a contract with the firm identified above.
    Subarticles 506.12(a) and 506.12(b) of the AIT permit single tendering in circumstances where there is a requirement to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licenses, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative; and where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exists. 
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    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    The Canadian Museum of Nature reference number, the contracting officer’s name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.
    The Canadian Museum of Nature retains the right to negotiate with the firm identified above.
    Closing date: February 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada to:
    Mr. Max Joly
    1740 Pink Road,
    Gatineau, QC
    J9J 3N7
    Telephone No.: (613) 566-4240
    Facsimile No.: (613) 364-4025

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    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Canadian Museum of Nature
    P.O. Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P6P4
    Contracting authority
    Joly, Max
    P.O. Box 3443, Station 'D'
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 6P4

    Buying organization(s)

    Canadian Museum of Nature
    P.O. Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P6P4
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    Notice type
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    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering

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