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Communications & Power Engineering, Inc Weatheradio iNOTiFY Solution

Solicitation number 18-74724-0/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/12/19 14:00 EST



    Advanced Contract Award Notice (ACAN) for:

    Communications & Power Engineering, Inc Weatheradio iNOTiFY Solution

    Shared Services Canada (SSC)

    1. What is an ACAN: An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated for in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award of a contract.

    2. Definition of requirement: Shared Services Canada (SSC) has a requirement for the procurement of a maintenance and support for the existing Communications & Power Engineering Inc Weatheradio iNOTiFY solution being used by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Communications & Power Engineering, Inc. Communications & Power Engineering Inc is the OEM of the current solution and provides full spectrum services including maintenance and support, engineering services, training and hardware. For this reason it is proposed that this requirement be directed to Communications & Power Engineering Inc who is the only known firm capable of performing the contract.

    Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.

    The Statement of Capabilities will need to clearly demonstrate that the supplier meets the requirements set out in the Notice and the Annex A SOW

    The professional services to be provided are as stated in the attached Statement of Work (Annex A) at the various locations stated in the Appendix A.

    3. Government Contracts Regulations Exception and Limited Tendering Reason: It is proposed that a contract be directed to Communications & Power Engineering Inc for the supply of maintenance and support for the iNOTiFY solution. This requirement is directed to Commpower in accordance with exception Section 6 (d) of the Government Contracts Regulations that states that only one person or firm is capable of performing this contract.

    4. Period of the proposed contract and required delivery: This contract is to be awarded on or before December 25, 2018, with delivery of services to commence immediately upon notification of contract award. The initial contract period shall start on December 25, 2018, for a 3 year initial period and Canada reserves their right to exercise 2 option years.

    5. Cost estimate of the proposed contract: The Estimated cost of this contract is $3,480,302.00 USD

    6. Vendor details:

    Communications & Power Engineering, Inc.

    PO Box 1837 

    Oxnard, California 

    United States, 93032

    7. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities: Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services described herein, may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing to the contact person identified below on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

    Minimum Essential Requirements: Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement of Capabilities that it can fulfill the requirements of the Statement of Work.

    If a potential supplier submits a statement of capabilities during the posting period that meets the requirements set out in this ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering system or through traditional means in order to award the contract.

    If no other supplier submits on or before the closing date a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in this ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.

    8. Security requirement: This solicitation does not contain a requirement for vendor or personnel security screening.

    9. NSE Invocation: SSC has invoked the NSE through an exchange of letters between ADMs for all requirements “related to the Government of Canada’s electronic mail (email), network, and data centre infrastructure, systems and services”. “On May 28, 2012, the Government of Canada announced on the Government Electronic Tendering Service that it had invoked the National Security Exception under the trade agreements in respect of procurements related to email, networks and data centres for Shared Services Canada. As a result, this requirement is subject to the National Security Exception.”

    10. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is:

    • December 8, 2018 @ 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST

    11. Submission of statements of capabilities: Suppliers may inquire or submit a statement of capabilities to;

    James Graves

    Procurement Officer/ Agent d’approvisionnement

    Procurement and Vendor Relations | Acquisitions et relations avec les fournisseurs

    Shared Services Canada | Services partagés Canada
    180 Kent St, 13th floor K140, Ottawa Ontario, K1P 0B6

    Email address:

    Cell: (613) 668-9563

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Shared Services Canada
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Contracting authority
    Graves, James
    180 Kent Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 0B6

    Buying organization(s)

    Shared Services Canada
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive - Limited Tendering

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