Gas Chromatograph System, Devon, Alberta

Solicitation number 23295-150098/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/09/22 16:00 EDT


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
    to bid
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
    6705 Millcreek
    Unit 5
    Mississauga Ontario
    Canada
    L5N5M4
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Gas Chromatograph System, Devon, Alberta
    
    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
    
    The Advanced Analytical Laboratory of CanmetENERGY at the Devon
    location requires one (1) gas chromatograph sulphur
    chemiluminescence system. This system will function as an
    alternative to a previously purchased gas chromatograph system
    for the routine analysis of hydrocarbons and sulphur containing
    compounds and light gases in heavy crude samples.  Methods
    developed on our existing instrument will be transferred to the
    new equipment once they are deemed complete. The system must be
    an Agilent 7890 gas chromatograph with a sulphur
    chemiluminescence detector and Deans switch in order to be
    interchangeable and compatible with previously established
    methods in the lab.  
    
    The contractor must supply a complete gas chromatograph system
    including all necessary accessories for sample injection and
    data processing.    
    
    A full and complete set of operating, maintenance, and
    troubleshooting manuals; along with diagnostic protocols and
    list of spare parts for the entire system must also be included. 
    
    The following specifications of the System are critical
    functionalities required:
    
    ·	A split/splitless inlet, with the capability to upgrade or
    change inlets in the future.  The inlet is necessary in order to
    allow rapid heating of injected samples for introduction on to
    the GC column.  
    ·	The split/splitless inlet must be suitable for all capillary
    GC columns, and able to accommodate column inner diameters of 50
    - 530 microns (µm).  
    ·	The split/splitless inlet must be capable of operating in
    split mode, splitless mode and pressure-pulse splitless mode. 
    ·	The split/splitless inlet must be capable of operating at
    temperatures up to 400oC, to ensure full vaporization of crude
    samples.   
    ·	The second inlet on the GC must be a Programmed Temperature
    Vaporization (PTV) inlet, with septum head.  
    ·	A liquid autosampler, with a minimum 16-vial sample capacity. 
    The autosampler must have the capacity to be upgraded to a
    higher capacity sample tray in the future.  An autosampler is
    necessary for highly reproducible repeat injections of liquid
    samples.  
    ·	The autosampler must have a variable sampling depth of -2 to
    +30 mm above the default setting.  
    ·	An oven that is able to achieve temperatures of up to +400oC,
    and must be fitted with an attachment to cool the oven to below
    -30oC with liquid nitrogen.  Temperatures of up to 400oC are
    necessary in order to burn the heavy compounds found in crude
    oil off of the column, and sub-ambient temperatures are needed
    for the separation of light gases.
    ·	The gas chromatograph oven must be capable of oven ramping
    programs, with at least 20 ramps, and 21 plateaus, in order to
    optimize separation and elution of injected compounds.
    ·	An electronic pneumatic control (EPC) to allow regulation of
    inlet pressure. 
    ·	A microfluidics flow switching device (Deans Switch) that
    allows for the diversion of gas flow from a column to separate
    outlet points, either columns or detectors.  This must be
    accompanied by a pressure control module or EPC. Device must
    also be able to operate in a back-flush mode. Switching the gas
    flow is necessary to isolate certain compounds for analysis, and
    for using multiple detectors.
    ·	The gas chromatograph must come equipped with a flame
    ionization detector (FID) in addition to the SCD.  A second
    detector is needed in order to necessary in order to detect
    non-sulphur containing compounds.  The FID must be compatible
    with capillary column use. 
    ·	The gas chromatograph must be capable of running in constant
    pressure/flow mode, as well as programmable pressure/flow mode. 
    The capability to use different flow and pressure profiles is an
    important optimization parameter in the development of methods.
    ·	An Ethernet interface for data acquisition and computer
    control.  
    ·	All hardware must be manufactured and supported by a single
    vendor.  This is necessary to ensure consistent warranty service
    and troubleshooting throughout the lifetime of the equipment.  
    
    3.	Trade Agreements
    
    Ÿ	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;"
    
    Ÿ	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 $126,000.00
    
    6.	Proposed Contractor
    
    Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
    6705 Millcreek
    Unit 5
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5N5M4
    Canada	
    
    7.	Departmental Contact Person
    
    Suppliers may address inquiries or submit their statement of
    capabilities to:
    
    Name:		Alex Tikhonovitch
    Position:	Supply Specialist
    Tel:		(780) 497-3541
    Fax:		(780) 497-3510
    E-mail:		alex.tikhonovitch@pwgsc.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 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.
    
    
    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

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • 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
    Tikhonovitch, Alex
    Phone
    (780) 497-3541 ( )
    Fax
    (780) 497-3510
    Address
    ATB Place North Tower
    10025 Jasper Ave./10025 ave Jasper
    5th floor/5e étage
    Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1S6

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Natural Resources Canada
    Address
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    Procurement method
    Non-Competitive
    Commodity - GSIN
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