Annual Subscription to the Electric Vehicle Motors, Systems and Battery

Solicitation number NRCan-5000073173

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/03/23 14:00 EDT

    1. Advance Contract Award Notice (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 in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.

    1. Definition of the requirement

    Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) requires current and accurate analysis of critical battery minerals, electric vehicle (EV) motor materials, and EV sales as a basis for policy advice for senior management within NRCan and other federal departments. The objective of this requirement is to procure data, analysis and forecasts to provide senior management at NRCan and throughout the federal government with the most up-to-date information on the long-term outlook for electric vehicles (EVs), lithium-ion batteries and charging infrastructure.

    1. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)

    NRCan requires comprehensive forward-looking data and analysis of EV sales, lithium-ion battery production and charging infrastructure investment. The data and analysis are required monthly and/or quarterly.

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

    1. The vendor must provide quarterly long-term electric vehicle (EV) and battery outlooks, including metrics such as market penetration, battery pack size and chemistry by vehicle class, based on robust and informed methodologies. The vendor’s quarterly long-term EV and battery outlooks must include: (i) annual sales by major market and vehicle class to 2040; (ii) weighted average battery pack size by vehicle class to 2040; and (iii) battery chemistry market share by vehicle class to 2040 for cathode chemistries.

    Vehicle classes covered by the vendor’s quarterly EV and battery outlook must include: (i) passenger cars (PC) and light duty vehicles (LDV); (ii) buses and coaches, and (iii) medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

    1. The vendor must provide comprehensive monthly EV and battery data that tracks vehicle sales and battery development on a model-specific basis. The monthly EV and battery data must include information on existing and forthcoming battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models. The vendor must track several metrics per vehicle, including (i) battery pack size; (ii) battery chemistry – anode and cathode; and (iii) battery manufacturer monthly sales by model.
    1. The vendor must provide a quarterly EV charging outlook, including an analysis of the current and planned technologies at both the vehicle and charger level. The quarterly EV charging outlook should provide long-term forecasts for the major countries or regions, including (i) BEV and PHEV fleet forecast (2023–2030); (ii) EV charging units in operation by technology (2023–2030); (iii) EV charging capex outlook; and (iv) EV charging market value by technology (2023–2030).
    1. The vendor must provide quarterly EV motor and systems long-term forecasts for EV penetration, motor technology split, number of motors per vehicle, and average vehicle power by vehicle class. The vendor’s quarterly EV motors and systems long-term forecasts should include: (i) annual electric vehicle sales by major market and vehicle class to 2040; (ii) PC & LDV forecast by OEM to 2030; and (iii) average vehicle power by size and class.

    Classes covered in the quarterly EV motor & systems long-term forecasts must include: (i)

    BEV and PHEV passenger car and light duty vehicles (ii) buses and coaches; and (iii) medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

    1. The vendor must provide monthly EV motors assessments, based on weighted averages of motor technology demand across vehicle classes. The vendor must track the monthly development of current motor technologies – as EV battery supply chains become more diversified.
    1. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
      • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
      • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
      • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
      • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
      • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
      • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
      • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    2. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

    The supplier mentioned in section 13 below is the only known supplier that meets the mandatory criteria set out in section 3 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

    1. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
      The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) – Article: 513.1(b) (iii);
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) – Article(s) Kbis-09 (b),Article Kbis-09 (c)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement – Article(s): 1409 (b) (iii);
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement – Article(s): 17.11 2 (b) (iii)
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement – Article 14.3, Under the Revised GPA - Article XIII, 1 (b) (iii);
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement – Article(s) 16.10 (b) (iii)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) – Article(s1409 (b) (iii)
      1. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

    The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work.

    The identified supplier, Rho Motion, is the only one able to meet all of the criteria identified in paragraph 3 above.

    1. Ownership of Intellectual Property

    Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.

    4006 (2010-08-16) Contractor to Own Intellectual Property Rights in Foreground Information

    1. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date

    The contract shall begin upon contract award and end 01 March, 2025.

    1. Cost estimate of the proposed contract

    The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is £66,000.00 (GBP) x (GST/HST extra).

    1. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

    Rho Motion
    The News Building,
    3 London Bridge St, London
    SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

    1. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities

    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN 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.

    1. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities

    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 23 March 2023 at 2PM EST.

    1. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities

    Bianca Moore
    Contracting Officer
    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0E4
    Telephone: 343-543-4785

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Contracting authority
    Moore, Bianca
    (343) 543-4785
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4

    Buying organization(s)

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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