Solicitation number K4E21-150027/A
Closing date and time 2015/12/14 16:00 EST
Trade Agreement: World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: C.D. Nova Ltd. C. D. Nova Ltd. 5330 Imperial Street Burnaby British Columbia Canada V5J1E6 Nature of Requirements: ACAN - GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM, K4E21-150027/A Yu, Jenny Telephone No. - (403) 292-5795 Fax No. - (403) 292-5786 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a departmentor agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or co nstruction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a st atement 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. 2. Requirement Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of its client, Environment Canada, intends to enter into a Contract with CD Nova Instruments Ltd. for the supply and delivery of the specified Gas Chromatography System: Synspec SYNTECH SPECTRAS GC955 600-Series PID- GC (GC 955 - 611 POCP C5-C12 #9611-PX2XXS). The instrument will be used in combination with the existing and currently operated Synspec SYNTECH SPECTRAS GC955 600-Series PID- GC equipment by Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Branch, Air Quality Science Unit, the Edmonton Air Quality Services Unit (Edmonton AQSU), and other provincial monitoring stations for ongoing VOC monitoring in alignment with the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), and the Alberta Environment and Parks Air Monitoring Directives, and the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Plan. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services, or construction services described in this AC AN 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. MANDATORY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS VOC AutoGC The automated gas chromatograph (AutoGC) must measure ambient concentrations of several volatile organic compounds (VOCs) semi-continuously (see below), in accordance with European standards and Eu ropean Certification. Environment Canada also requires for the VOC AutoGC to meet the following specifications: The AutoGC must measure ambient concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (i.e., BTEX species) plus other C6 - C12 VOCs (s ubstituted aromatics and saturated aliphatics). • An internal pre-concentration system allows for low detection limits to trace levels. • Semi-continuous, automated operation for sample analyses every 15-30 minutes. • Photoionization detector for ease of use and no need for hydrogen gas supply. • Unit can be operated remotely by a data logger or other network-based connection to perform multipoint calibrations and ot her routine maintenance. 1. 120 VAC 50/60Hz power supply. 2. Benzene detection limit of approximately 0.1 - 0.2 ppb. 3. Capable of measuring C6-C12 VOCs at ambient levels, including: Benzene n-Octane Toluene 2 - Methylpentane Ethylbenzene n-Heptane m-/p-Xylenes n-Hexane o-Xylene Methylcyclohexane Styrene 4. Semi-continuous sampling routine, with samples analyzed every 15-30 minutes. 5. Photoionization detector. 6. Onboard data logging capabilities. 7. Standard I/O. 8. Rack Mounts. 4. Applicability of the Trade Agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier The Synspec SYNTECH SPECTRAS GC955 600-Series PID- GC Gas Chromatography System is manufactured by Synspec B.V. whom also own the patent and Intellectual Property rights. The identified supplier, CD Nova Instruments Ltd. Is the exclusive, sole approved distributor of th e Synspec system in Canada. The specified Gas Chromatography System will be used in combination with the existing and currently operated Synspec SYNTECH SPECTRAS GC955 600-Series PID- GC units by Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Branch, Air Quality Science Unit, the Edmonton Air Quality Services Unit (Edmonton AQSU), and other provincial monitoring stations for ongoing VOC monitoring in alignment with the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), and the Alberta Environment and Parks Air Monitoring Directives, and the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Plan. In addition to compatibility with the other monitoring stations and continuance in existing monitoringefforts along with consistency in years of data collection; the Synspec system has been identified to meet the required specifications for measuring the target analytes in Environment Canada’s monitoring program. The extensive tests and st udies by Environment Canada have been based on monitoring and cross-branch data collection with the identified Synspec systems. Using an alternate system will delay the research initiatives by years, along with impacts to operational procedures, and quality assurance pr otocols. Operator familiarity across monitoring stations, compatibility of parts, and existing in-house support were also factors considered in identifying the specified system required. The Synspec’s ozone precursor option also meets Environment Canada’s compound requirements. 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work". 7. Exclusions and/ or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusions and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Articles 506.12 (a) and 506.12 (b) World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) - Article XV.1 (b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016.2 (b) 8. Deliverables Synspec SYNTECH SPECTRAS GC955 600-Series PID- GC (GC955 - 611 POCP C5-C12 #9611-PX2XXS) Period of proposed contract delivery date: March 31, 2016. Estimated Value: $ 51,880.00 CAD 9. Pre-identified Supplier: CD Nova Instruments Ltd. Unit 210 120 Pembina Road Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0M2 Delivery Date: Above-mentioned 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 officer identified above. 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. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, 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. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
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Public Works and Government Services Canada
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- Yu, Jenny
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