Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer (MS) System

Solicitation number 31029-216575/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/10/09 16:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    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: 
    2845 Argentia Rd
    Unit 4
    Mississauga Ontario
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer (MS) System
    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.
    2. Definition of the requirement 
    National Research Council Canada has a requirement for the supply, delivery, installation of one (1) Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer (MS) System. The Q Extractive Mass Spectrometer is a high performance benchtop quadrupole Orbitrap system based on the combination of Hyberbolic quadrupole technology combined with Orbitrap analyzer technique. Implementation of a quadrupole mass filter in front of the curved ion trap (C-Trap) allows for precursor ion selection and hence for Mass Spectrometer/Mass Spectrometer and Single Ion Monitoring (SIM) scan modes besides the ability of full MS mode. In addition the high sensitivity S-lens ion source, with the implementation of enhanced Fourier-Transform (FT) transient processing, further increase of scan speed and resolving power can be achieved.  Together with the new and unique scan type of spectra multiplexing, where multiple preselected precursors are collect in the C-Trap for simultaneous high resolution detection in the Orbitrap, further reduction of cycle time can be accomplished. 
    The data analysis software package included with this purchase, will allow analysis of data from other NRC institutes utilizing the Q-Exactive MS system.
    The purchase price shall include installation, training, and 1 year warranty.
    3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements: 
    A. The system must offer multiple Scan modes including Single Ion Monitoring (SIM), Full Scan, Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS), Data independent acquisition (DIA). 
    B. The system must offer Orbitrap-based Fourier-Transform Mass Spectrometer (FT-MS) providing high resolution, high mass accuracy, and high sensitivity.
    C. The system must analyze Mass range: 50 < m/z < 6000
    D. The system must offer the following Sensitivity:
    I.  Full MS: 500 fg Buspirone on column S/N 100:1
    II. SIM: 50 fg Buspirone on column S/N 100:1
    E. The system must offer Resolution at m/z 200 (scan rate)
    I. 17,500 (12 Hz)
    II. 35,000 (7 Hz)
    III. 70,000 (3 Hz)
    IV.  140,000 (1.5 Hz)
    F. The system must offer Mass Accuracy
    I.  < 3 ppm RMS error with external calibration
    II.  < 1 ppm RMS error with internal calibration
    G. The system must offer Quadrupole Isolation from 0.4 amu to full mass range
    H. The system must offer Polarity Switching - One full positive and negative scan cycle under 1 sec at a resolution setting of 35,000 (at m/z 200).
    I. The system must offer Spectra Multiplexing
    I. Analyzing up to 10 different selected precursors in one Orbitrap scan top N with predictive AGC
    II. Up to 10 Hz high resolution accurate mass MS/MS
    J. The system must have the ability to pair with Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC LC-MS front end system.
    K. The system must include Full Proteome Discoverer and quantitation software.
    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement 
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s):
    o Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    o World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
    5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier 
    ThermoFisher Scientific (Mississauga) Inc. is the only manufacturer that can provide one (1) Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer System that has the capability to meet the minimum essential requirements. The Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer System is the only benchtop MS instrument equipped with a quadrupole coupled to an Orbitrap analyzer that can reach more than 100,000 FWHM (full width half maximum) resolution with tandem MS capability. The Q Extractive Basic Mass Spectrometer is the only mass spectrometer that combines quadrupole and C-trap-Orbitrap mass analyzer technologies together.
    6. 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".
    7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons 
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: 
    o Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) - Article 513: 1(b) (iii) 
    o World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)  Articles VII through XIV
    8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date 
    The equipment must be delivered, installed, and training complete by March 31, 2021 
    9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract 
    The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $333,170.29 (GST/HST extra). 
    10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier 
    Thermo Fisher Scientific (Mississauga) Inc.
    2845 Argentia Road, Unit # 4, 
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5N 8G6
    11. 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.
    12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities 
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is October 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. MDT. 
    13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    Name: Christopher Lau
    Title: Procurement Specialist
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Acquisitions Branch
    Canada Place, Suite 1000
    9700 Jasper Avenue 
    Edmonton AB T5J 4C3
    Telephone: 780-566-2195
    Facsimile: 780-497-3510
    E-mail address: christopher.lau@pwgsc.gc.ca
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
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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
    Lau, Chris
    (780) 566-2195 ( )
    (780) 497-3510
    Canada Place/Place du Canada
    Suite 1000
    10th Floor/10e étage
    9700 Jasper Ave/9700 ave Jasper
    Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4C3

    Buying organization(s)

    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
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