CATTLE GENOTYPING SERVICES, LACOMBE AB

Solicitation number 01R11-20-C027

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/09/11 16:00 EDT


    Description

    CATTLE GENOTYPING SERVICES, LACOMBE AB

    ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN):

    This Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada intends to award a service contract 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 in this ACAN, the Contracting Officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.

    DEFINITION OF REQUIREMENT: 

    This project entitled “Genetic analyses of feed intake, feed efficiency, female fertility, and cow lifetime productivity in beef cattle raised under two environments” is being funded by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) from 2018 to 2023 (FDE.06.17).

    The proposed feed analysis work is part of an approved Beef Cattle Research Council. project focusing on developing advanced genomic tools through utilizing functional information of DNA variants to predict feed efficiency traits for Canadian beef cattle. A key component of this research is to have the DNA of cattle genotyped to associate DNA polymorphisms(SNPs) with economically important traits.

    This project involves genotyping several hundred animals ever year from ranches throughout Alberta. AAFC is responsible for genotyping a portion of the animals and in collaboration with the University of Alberta which will genotype the remainder. Since 400 Industry cattle will be genotyped on the GGP-50K (a proprietary panel owned by Neogen) by the University of Alberta we must also genotype other animals on GGP panels so there is significant overlap. If we cannot get the animals genotyped on the same or similar panels then we cannot perform genomic prediction, the project will fail to meet its objectives. Neogen Canada is the only genotyping service provider in Canada that can genotype bovine DNA on the GGP panels, therefore we require this genotyping services to be done through Neogen Canada.

    CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES:

    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:

    1. Knowledge and experience in the DNA extraction from bovine blood, hair, tissue or semen samples.
    2. Knowledge and experience in DNA quantification .
    3. Knowledge and experience in SNP genotyping of bovine DNA using Neogen GGP SNP genotyping panels (low density or high density panels).

    JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER:

    The pre-identified supplier (below) is the only known supplier that meets the requirement set out above. Should Canada receive a statement of capabilities from a supplier that contains sufficient information to indicate that it meets the requirements set forth in this ACAN, a competitive process will be triggered with a technical and financial evaluation methodology of the bids proposed by the potential bidders.

    EXCEPTION TO THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS REGULATIONS:

    Section 6 (d) has been invoked for this procurement as only one supplier (person/firm) is capable of performing the work.

    Where, for works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists.

    CONTRACT PERIOD:

    Upon Contract Award to March 31, 2020, with three (3), one (1) year options to extend.

    ESTIMATED VALUE: $6,210.00 (including GST)

    Option Years, if exercised:

    Option Year 1 - April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021, $6,210.00

    Option Year 2 - April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022, $6,210.00

    Option Year 3 - April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, $6,210.00

    PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER:

    Neogen Canada Inc.

    10230 Jasper Ave, Suite 4244

    Edmonton AB T5J 4P6

    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, either via letter, facsimile or preferably email 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.

    CLOSING DATE:

    The closing date and time for a submission of a Statement of Capabilities is September 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm CST.

    The Solicitation Number, Name of Contracting Authority and closing date of the ACAN must appear within your Statement of Capabilities in block letters.

    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

    CONTRACTING AUTHORITY:

    Desta Kissack, Materiel Management Advisor

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    Western Service Centre

    4-303 Main Street

    Winnipeg MB R3C 3G7

    Telephone: 204-259-4096

    Email: Desta.Kissack@canada.ca

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    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Address
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Kissack, Desta
    Phone
    204-259-4096
    Email
    desta.kissack@canada.ca
    Address
    4-303 Main Street
    Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3G7
    CA

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    Organization
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Address
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
    Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    Region of opportunity
    Unspecified
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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