Platform Transmitter Terminals Tags - ARGOS

Solicitation number K4B20-210760/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/01/28 13:00 EST


    Description
    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Microwave Telemetry Inc.
    8835 COLUMBIA 100 PKWY
    SUITES K & L
    COLUMBIA Maryland
    United States
    21045
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    K4B20-210760/A
    Young (MCT), Leesa
    Telephone No. - (506) 871-1716
    Fax No. - (506) 851-675
    
    Purchase of implantable ARGOS Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) for tracking Female Common Eider ducks.
    
    The mandatory delivery date is March 31, 2021.
    
    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 
    
    The Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has a requirement for the supply of 169 implantable ARGOS Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs), Batteries and Pressure Proofing.
    
    This requirement is for an implantable ARGOS PTT tag that can be used in a Common Eider. The tag must be less than 5% of the body mass of an adult female Common Eider and preferable ~3% of body mass. The tag should be field proven to provide data for 2.2 years after deployment.
    Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 
    
    a) The Contractor’s PTT must be implantable and coated in a biologically inert material.
    
    b) The PTT will have a programed duty-cycle of 3 hours on and 33 hours off.
    
    c) The life expectancy of the PTT under the programmed duty-cycle must be greater than 2.2 years.
    
    d) The mass of the PTT, including pressure proofing, must be a maximum of 65 g.
    
    e) The PTT must maintain a life expectancy of greater than 2.2 years when implanted on diving ducks or seabirds that dive to up to 30 m in depth, with no loss of performance or life expectancy to the product.
    
    f) The transmission history of the PTT must be documented over the transmission life of the radio.
    
    
      
    3.  Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement 
    
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s) 
    Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
    Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
    Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    
    4. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier 
    
    The only known supplier that produces an implantable ARGOS PTT tags that meets all the above requirements is Microwave Telemetry Inc, Columbia, MD, USA. For this reason, it is proposed to negotiate this requirement with Microwave Telemetry, Inc.
    
    5. 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. 
    
    6. 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 513.1(b) (iii)
    World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)  Article XV,(1b)
    Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)  Article 19.12 1b(iii),
    Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)  Article 15.10b(iii),
    Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)  Article Kb-09 (1b), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement  Article 1409 (b iii),
    Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement  Article 17.11 2b(iii),
    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement  Article 16.10b (iii)
    Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement  Article 16.10 1b(iii)
    Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)  Article 10.13 1b(iii)
    
    
    7. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date 
    
    The product/system/equipment (as appropriate) must be delivered on or before March 31st, 2021. 
    
    8. Cost estimate of proposed contract
    The estimated value of the contract is $456,300.00 US 
    
    9.Name and address of the pre-identified supplier is 
         Microwave Telemetry, Inc. 
         8835 Columbia 100 Parkway
         Columbia MD, 21045, USA 
    
    10.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.
    
    11. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities. 
    
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is January 28st, 2021. 
    
    12.Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities 
    
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    Leesa Young 
    Supply Specialist
    Public Services and Procurement Canada 
    1045 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1H1
    Telephone: 506-871-1716
    Fax: 506-851-6759
    Email: leesa.young@pwgsc.gc.ca  
    
    
    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.
    
    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.
    
    
    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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    Reason for limited tendering

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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
    Young (MCT), Leesa
    Phone
    (506) 871-1716 ( )
    Email
    leesa.young@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    Fax
    (506) 851-6759
    Address
    1045 Main Street / 1045, rue Main
    Moncton, New Bruns, E1C 1H1

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    New Brunswick
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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