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Grow Light Software and Support, Sonorous Technology Corp.

Solicitation number 01R11-23-C071

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/02/02 15:00 EST


    ACAN (01R11-23-071)

    Grow Light Software and Support, Sonorous Technology Corp.

    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.


    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be contracting services from Sonorous Technology Corp. for one (1) software license and a one (1) year service maintenance agreement with one (1) option year. Maintenance of the existing Amazon Web Service (AWS) deployment of GrowLight/smartPAR software for up to 20 hours per month, including the following:

    - Monitoring & alerting

    - Event response & issue resolution

    - Customer support via email or online portal

    - Configuration changes and guidance


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

    • Are an authorized Sonorous Technology Corp dealer who are certified to provide software and maintenance support for GrowLight/smartPAR lighting systems.


    Date of contract award to March 31, 2024, with one (1) year option to renew.

    ESTIMATED VALUE:$ 76,869.00 USD (including applicable taxes)


    Sonorous Technology Corp

    2023 Devita Court

    Walnut Creek, CA 94595, USA


    Sonorous Technologies have the exclusive rights to the software that is compatible with the GrowLight/smartPAR lighting systems installed on site. No other company is authorized to manipulate their software.

    Government Contracts Regulations Exception and Limited Tendering Reason:

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

    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.


    You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the Contracting Authority.

    An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the Contracting Authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the Contracting Authority will proceed to a full tendering process.


    The closing date and time for acceptance of Statement of Capabilities is February 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm CST.

    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities by 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.

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

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


    Natalie O’Neill

    Contracting Specialist, Western Service Centre

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Cel: 306-807-8740

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
    Contracting authority
    O'Neill, Natalie
    300 - 2010 - 12th Avenue
    Regina, SK, S4P 0M3

    Buying organization(s)

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
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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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