EC - Biosphere "Design the Future"

Solicitation number K2C94-113455/A

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Closing date and time 2012/05/22 14:00 EDT

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    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
    and/or services
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    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Environment Canada - Biosphere exhibit "Design the Future"
    Josette Richard
    Telephone No. - (613) 990-3814 
    Fax No. - (613) 993-2581
    This requirement is limited to Canadian Goods/or Services.
    The Government of Canada is looking for a company working in the
    field of designing and creating immersive multimedia
    environments accessible to the general public in order to create
    a new experience at the Biosphere. The Contractor will be
    required to consult, develop, plan and coordinate the completion
    of the immersive multimedia experience as well as the visual and
    auditory content accompanying it. Please find below a brief
    summary of the scope of the work:
    Develop a work plan and schedule; 
    Propose a creative approach to the immersive and experiential
    Provide the document and iconographic research. 
    Consult with the Biosphere team to determine the major
    orientations of the experience wanted which will differ from the
    other multimedia/immersive experiences already produced
    elsewhere in other museums, science centres and cultural sites.
    Take into account the priority themes and the interactivity
    Complete the research and writing based on the concept selected;
    Develop the thematic sequencing, the connecting thread, the
    design and the room design; 
    Write the presentation documents (preliminary and final
    versions) for approval by management, including: zone use plan,
    photomontage and/or sketch and/or illustrations based on the
    Submit the preliminary concept and then the final in printed
    format (3 bound colour copies), in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format,
    in MS Word format (without images);
    After final concept has been approved, prepare fabrication plans
    and specifications that must be approved by the Project
    Authority: furnishings plan, lighting plan, audio-visual
    equipment list and graphic panels; 
    Produce and install the elements to be added to the Connexion
    Room and the facilities outside the Connexion Room; 
    Provide team support to the Biosphere during the first six (6)
    months of operation; 
    Submit all final plans such as constructs, graphic files,
    multimedia and immersive elements. 
    The Biosphere will have intellectual ownership.
    For complete details, please refer to Annex "A", Statement of
    Work, of the Request for Proposal document.
    Bidders will be evaluated using a two-phased evaluation
    approach. The top three (3) highest technical proposals will be
    considered for Phase 2 of the evaluation process. Phase 1 will
    assess the experience of the proposed exhibit designer and the
    firm. Phase 2 of the process will pertain to design and concept
    of the exhibit.
    The period of the Contract is from date of award to September
    30, 2013.
    The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) is applicable to this
    Please go to the MERX website ( 
    to download a copy of the complete RFP
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Richard, Josette
    (613) 990-3814 ( )
    (613) 993-2581
    360 Albert St. / 360, rue Albert
    12th Floor / 12ième étage
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Environment Canada
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    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Quebec (except NCR)

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