Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (Search & Rescue Boat)

Solicitation number 5P421-130324/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/03/06 15:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
    to bid
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    POLARIS INFLATABLE BOATS LTD.
    112-20575 LANGLEY BYPASS
    LANGLEY British Columbia
    Canada
    V3A5E8
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Rigid Hull Inflatable Jet Boat (Search & Rescue Boat)
    
    1.	Purpose of an Advance Contract Notice (ACAN)
    	
    An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows department 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 goods, service or construction contract to a
    pre-identified supplier.  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 officer will proceed to a full
    tendering process.
    
    2.	Definition of requirements and sole source justification
    
    Parks Canada requires a new Search and Rescue boat that will
    perform in both shallow and fast running mountain rivers. 
    The rigid hull inflatable was chosen as the best option for a
    rescue platform as it can be fully submerged in water and still
    retain floatation and it is resilient and durable for rescue
    operations. A rigid hull can plane in shallow moving water on a
    river and allow quick access for rescuers to an emergency. The
    rigid hull inflatable has proven itself as the boat of choice
    for Marine National Parks and as a Coast Guard Response craft.
    When searching for a replacement boat of this type, it was
    determined that there is only one manufacturer in North America
    that is fabricating low draft aluminium hulls designed for river
    use and outboard jets combined with an inflatable collar. Other
    comparable manufactures make a V RIB shape hull, however this
    cannot be used in the shallow conditions found in the mountain
    rivers. Parks Canada requires a flat-bottomed boat. Other
    requirements are listed below. 
    
    Requirements
    A. Boat Dimensions
    Internal clear width (distance between tubes) from 106.7 to
    121.9 cm.
    Hull must have a flat bottom and a thickness from 4.8mm to 6.4mm
    of welded marine alloy.
    Tube set diameter of at least 49.5cm.
    
    B. Technical Requirements
    Seat: Pod type, bolted down.
    Pilot Console with battery access hatch, mechanical steering
    system, full perimeter grab bar, and windshield.
    Bow fuel tank (removable with an approximate 90L capacity).
    Heavy duty 5.1cm lifeline 'D' rings throughout boat.
    At least 2 towing/tie-down 'IT bolts'.
    Electrical specs: battery and master switch, cable extensions
    from motor, 12 volt accessory plug-in, 6 point illuminated
    switch panel with fuses.
    Engine specs: 4 stroke jet providing at least 80hp at the pump.
    Raised deck (as preferred by divers).
    Zinc anode must be included.
    Bow/mooring tow post.
    
    C. Other Requirements
    Construction material and assembly methods are to International
    Rescue Boat Standards.
    Boat must include a bunk type trailer fitted to the boat hull
    for boat transportation. The trailer should be a single axel,
    with stainless steel surge disk brakes, load guides, submersible
    lights and bearings, a tongue jack, spare tire on mount, and
    33cm radial tires.
    Must include initial engine run up by technician and sea trials
    Boat Lettering to read 'Parks Rescue 6' onto each side of boat
    Repair kit 
    Boat should have protective reinforcements such as extra
    fendering on the sides, cone end protection, underside tube
    overlays for beaching, nylon reinforcements (bumper plates) at
    bow and tube top reinforcements.
    
    D. Warranty and Service Requirements
    Workmanship- minimum 3 years
    Materials- minimum 2 years
    Equipment
    
    The product is to be delivered by the end of August, at the
    latest.
    Delivery Location: 100 Hawk Avenue, Banff, AB.
    
    3.	Trade Agreements
    
    	Article 1016, Section 2, (b) of the North American Free Trade
    Agreement (NAFTA)
    "...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;"
    
    	Article 506, Section 12 (b) of the Agreement on Internal Trade
    (AIT)
    "...where there is an absence of competition for technical
    reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a
    particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exists;"
    
    4.	Government Contracts Regulations Exception
    
    This contract is subject to subsection 6 (d) of the Government
    Contracts Regulations, in that only one person or company is
    capable of performing the contract.
    
    5.	Total Estimated Value 
    
    CAD $52 000 (GST included)
    
    6.	Proposed Contractor
    
    	Polaris Inflatable Boats (Canada) Ltd.
    	#8, 5684 Landmark Way
    	Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 7H1
    	
    7.	Departmental Contact Person
    
    Suppliers may address inquiries or submit their statement of
    capabilities to:
    
    Name: 		Eileen Lee
    Title: 		Student Procurement Officer
    Telephone: 	(780) 497-3550
    Fax: 		(780) 497-3510
    E-mail: 		Eileen.Lee@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    
    8.	Submission of Statement of Capabilities by Suppliers
    
    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 officers 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.
    
    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.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Lee, Eileen
    Phone
    (780) 497-3550 ( )
    Fax
    (780) 497-3510
    Address
    Telus Plaza North/Plaza Telus Nord
    10025 Jasper Ave./10025 ave Jasper
    5th floor/5e tage
    Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1S6

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Parks Canada
    Address
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 0B3
    Canada
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    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    Commodity - GSIN
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