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'Drifting' and 'On ice' Buoys

Solicitation number K3D33-220101/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/08/18 14:00 EDT


    Description
    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP / CPTPP
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    'Drifting' and 'On ice' Buoys
    
    K3D33-220101/A
    Weaver, Tammy
    Telephone No. - (613) 484-1809 (    )
    Fax No. - (613) 545-8067 (    )
    
    Requirement to purchase on ice and drifter buoys for Environment and Climate Change with the option to purchase additional quantities over the next 5 years. 
    
    The Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) METAREAS Arctic Program has a requirement for the supply and when as needed, refurbishment of drifter buoys. ECCC has an established network using non-moored buoys known as on-ice or drifter buoys deployed in Canada’s Arctic region with the goal of gathering meteorological data in regions where environmental conditions prevent the use of surface stations or moored buoys. These buoys provide live measurements of air temperature, barometric pressure, and sea surface temperature. By maintaining this network, Canada fulfills its commitment as a member of the International Maritime Organization’s requirement to have a consistent and significant monitoring presence in both METAREAs zone XVII and zone XVIII. Furthermore, these buoys are part of the Canada’s contribution to the Joint Commission on Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) Data Buoy Cooperation Panel’s (DBCP) goal of maintaining an array of 1250 surface drifting buoy operating in the world’s oceans. 
    
    ECCC METAREAS Arctic Program has a requirement for a multi-year contract for a vendor to supply marine grade drifting and on-ice buoys that are capable of interfacing with MetOcean’s LiNC or equivalent back office monitoring platform, and other WMO data platforms such as JCOMMOPS. 
    
    ECCC is seeking a supplier of the following products:
    
    1. SVP/B/Iridium - Surface Velocity Program Langrangian Barometer Pressure Drifter Buoys c/w Tether and Holey Sock Drogue for deployment in an ocean environment.
    2. Non Air Deployable Polar surface velocity drifters with barometers & lithium batteries for deployment in the Arctic
    3. Polar surface velocity drifters with barometers with air deployment package for deployment in the Arctic.
    4. Compact Air Launch Ice Beacon- Cylindrical buoy with air launch capability, used to track movement of ice edge, or large ice islands.
    5. Asset tracking and monitoring solution that enables remote operation, tracking, and monitoring of the buoys in real-time using MetOcean’s LiNC or equivalent monitoring platform. 
    
    Initial Delivery: Best possible Delivery
    
    Option purchases will be up to and including 31 March 2026
    
    Quantities: Various
    
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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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
    Weaver, Tammy
    Phone
    (613) 484-1809 ( )
    Email
    tammy.weaver@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    Fax
    (613) 545-8067
    Address
    Kingston Procurement
    Des Acquisitions Kingston
    86 Clarence Street, 2nd floor
    Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1X3

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
    Bidding details

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    Tender documents
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    English
    53
    000
    French
    13

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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