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Hybrid Safety Warning Systems for Railway-Roadway Grade Crossings

Solicitation number T8156-140053/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/08/28 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Transport Canada has a requirement for Research and Development services to develop comprehensive criteria and guidelines to identify the most appropriate hybrid safety warning systems for Canadian rail-highway grade crossings. The results of this project will provide a tool to regulators, railways and road authorities to determine hybrid safety warning systems that could be deployed at specific rail-highway grade crossings.
    The Contract will be from contract award date to October 31, 2016 inclusive.
    The maximum funding available for the contract resulting from the bid solicitation is $175,000.00 (Applicable Taxes extra).
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.
    The requirement is for Transportation Research & Development which is excluded from the application of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class A  (Research and Development). The requirement is also excluded from the application of the World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), under Appendix I, Annex 4.
    The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not applicable to this procurement, as Work will not be delivered to, nor conducted within CLCA areas.
    The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal business is not applicable, as the services will not be delivered to or for an Aboriginal population.
    At bid closing time, the Bidder must comply with the following mandatory technical criteria and provide the necessary documentation to support compliance. Any bid which fails to meet the following mandatory technical criteria will be declared non-responsive.  Each criterion should be addressed separately. 
    Bidders are advised to carefully read the mandatory requirements below and address each area of the criteria in sufficient detail using a table or matrix format, which will help evaluators refer to the specific requirements they are searching for, to clearly and effectively demonstrate compliance and show how the work will be accomplished.
    M1.	The Principal Researcher must have a minimum of sixty (60) months experience completed within ten (10) years from the date of bid closing in conducting research related to transportation and traffic engineering and railway safety. 
    M2.	The Project Director must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) months experience completed within ten (10) years from the date of bid closing in conducting road transportation or railway projects. 
    Point Rated Technical Evaluation Criteria are included in Part 4 of the bid solicitation.
    Lowest Evaluated Price Per Point
    To be declared responsive, a bid must:
    (a)    comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation; 
    (b)    meet all mandatory evaluation criteria; 
    (c)    obtain the required minimum points specified for each group of criteria with a pass mark;   and
    (d)   obtain the required minimum points overall for the technical evaluation criteria which are subject to a point rating.
    Bids not meeting (a) or (b) or (c) or (d) will be declared non-responsive.  Neither the responsive bid that receives the highest number of points nor the one that proposed the lowest price will necessarily be accepted.  The responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price per point will be recommended for award of a contract.  The evaluated price per point will be determined by dividing the evaluated price of the bid by the number of points obtained for the point rated technical evaluation criteria.
    In the event that two or more responsive bids have the same lowest evaluated price per point, the responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for award of a contract.
    The Contracting Authority for the requirement is:
    Brooke Taylor
    Supply Team Leader
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Acquisitions Branch 
    Science Procurement Directorate 
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1
    11 Laurier Street				 
    Gatineau, Quebec  
    K1A 0S5
    Telephone:	(819) 956-1674
    Facsimile:	(819) 997-2229
    E-mail address:    

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    • 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
    Taylor, Brooke
    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
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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