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Thermoelectric Generators (TEG)

Solicitation number 23240-181350/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/07/20 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Global Thermoelectric Inc.
    Bay 9, 3700 - 78th Avenue SE
    Calgary Alberta
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Thermoelectric Generators (TEG)
    GSIN: N6115
    Quantity: 2 TEG, 1 Pole Mount Stand for TEG
    Delivery Date: See Herein
    On behalf of the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is using the Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) process for this requirement, to indicate to the supplier community that it intends to award a contract to a pre-identified supplier as the requirement is subject to certain exceptions from both the Government Contracts Regulations and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.
    This process is being enacted to allow other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, should they be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the stated requirements of the supply of Thermoelectric Generators to NRCan in Ottawa, Ontario, in their submission of a Statement of Capabilities that conforms to the advertised requirements detailed herein, by the closing date and time of this public notice.
    For those who have questions about this ACAN process and/or the requirement - please refer to the ACAN documents enclosed, and/or contact the Contracting Authority for this file.
    1. ACAN Explanation 
    An Advance Contract Award Notice (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
    The Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has a need for Thermoelectric Generators, for use by its Canadian Hazards Information Service (CHIS).  CHIS operates the Canadian National Seismic Network (CNSN), which consists of over 100 digital seismograph stations across Canada, and one of these sites is located in a remote area of the northern portion of the west coast of British Columbia in the Haida Gwaii archipelago.  An alternative means of power generation is required as a backup to the solar powered system that is used as the power source, and thermoelectric generators (TEG) are ideal for this situation, as they have no moving parts.  Traditional wind or gas generators will induce seismic noise in the area, making the seismograph station less effective.
    As such: two (2) thermoelectric generators, and one (1) pole mount stand for same, that are equivalent to Gentherm Global Power Technologies’ part no. P-5100-L-12-RS-FA and its associated pole mount stand, are required for delivery to NRCan in Ottawa, Ontario by August 13, 2018.
    3. Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)
    Any interested supplier must clearly demonstrate, by way of a Statement of Capabilities, that its product/equipment/system (as appropriate) meets the following requirements of the Thermoelectric Generators to be provided, as these are the criteria against which potential suppliers will be assessed:
    A) Fuel:
         1) Operate on Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG);
         2) Maximum pressure 50 psi at the TEG;
         3) Maximum consumption rate 14 litres/Day;
    B) Operation:
         4) CSA Std. T.I.L. R-10 for outdoor operations;
         5) Autonomous operations;
         6) Automatic start-up on low battery voltage;
         7) Automatic shutdown on a fully charged battery;
         8) Acceptance of manual start and stop commands from remote and local interfaces.  Digital inputs from a user supplied SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) unit for remote commands and toggle or pushbutton switches from the TEG supplier for local commands;
         9) Remote and local operating status indicators of the TEG. Digital outputs connected to a user supplied SCADA unit for remote status indication and lights or other types of displays from the TEG supplier for local indicators;
    C) Power:
         10) Minimum power output, 100 Watts at 12 VDC; and
         11) Nominal output voltage 12VDC, adjustable up to 15V DC minimum.
    4. Applicability of Trade Agreement(s) to the Procurement
    This procurement is subject to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
    5. Applicability of Set-Aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
    This procurement is not a set-aside for an Aboriginal supplier, in accordance with the government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB).
    6. Applicability of Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s)
    This procurement is not subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s).
    7. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
    A thermoelectric power source for both installation and use in unattended and remote outdoor locations is required, such as Thermoelectric Generators with CSA Std. T.I.L. R-10 certification for outdoor operations, of which Gentherm Global Power Technologies Inc. is the only supplier currently known to be capable of meeting this requirement for the requested delivery date.
    8. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
    The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement, under subsection 6:
     d) - "only one person is capable of performing the contract".
    9. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Article 513 section 1:
    b) "if the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons:
    ...iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons".
    10. Ownership of Intellectual Property
    No intellectual property will be created during the course of the contract.
    11. Period of the Proposed Contract or Delivery Date
    The equipment is requested to be delivered to NRCan in Ottawa, Ontario by August 13, 2018.
    12. Cost Estimate of the Proposed Contract
    The estimated value of the contract, including any projected option(s), is $24,000 CAD (GST/HST extra).
    13. Name and Address of the Pre-identified Supplier
    The name and address of the pre-identified supplier is:
    Gentherm Global Power Technologies Inc.
    (formerly Global Thermoelectric Inc.)
    16, 7875 - 57 Street SE
    Calgary AB T2C 5K7
    14. 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.
    15. Closing Date for Submission of a Statement of Capabilities
    The closing date and time for accepting Statements of Capabilities is Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:00pm EST.
    All inquiries and Statements of Capabilities for this ACAN are to be directed to:
    Nichelle Jackson, Supply Officer Trainee
    Public Services and Procurement Canada - Acquisitions Branch
    Logistics, Electrical, Fuel and Transportation Directorate - "HN" Division
    7B3, Place du Portage, Phase III,11 Laurier Street,Gatineau, QC,K1A 0S5
    Telephone: (873) 469-3527
    E-mail address:
    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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    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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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
    Jackson, Nichelle
    (873) 469-3527 ( )
    11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
    7B3, Place du Portage, Phase III
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Natural Resources Canada
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
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    Region(s) of delivery
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