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Mobile unit for measuring metabolic gas emissions from dairy cattle

Solicitation number 01755-170148/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2016/09/14 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    C-Lock Inc.
    C-Lock Inc
    2025 Samco Rd
    Rapid City South Dakota
    United States
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Mobile unit for measuring metabolic gas emissions from dairy cattle
    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 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has a requirement for the supply of a mobile unit to measure metabolic gas emissions from dairy cattle in accordance with their research program whose main objective is to quantify and reduce emissions of greenhouse gas by dairy cows. The equipment must measure the production of methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide. To meet their needs, the unit must be mobile in order to move more easily in the barn to measure the amount of gas emitted by each animal (for individual measures) kept in tie-stalls (the animal tied in its stall). Due to its mobility, it must offer significant flexibility to move from one place to another in our research facilities. Moreover, because of its size, the unit must be compact and must be stored easily. The unit mustmeasure the emissions from each animal and should allow to do it on a larger number of animals, which meets the requirements of the protocols of our research projects. This is why AAFC is looking to purchase the ‘GreenFeed’. 
    3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its equipment meets the following requirements: 
    I. The unit must be mobile so that it can be moved from stall to stall in the barn in order to measure the CH4, CO2, H2, O2 and H2S emissions of individual animals.
    II. The unit must be equipped with a feed hopper with a minimum capacity of 25 kg to feed the animal while measuring its metabolic gas emissions.
    III. The feed hopper must be able to deliver up to 50 g of feed each time the animal stands in front of the metabolic gas measurement unit.
    IV. The unit must have a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader that can electronically identifythe animal (which will be wearing an ear tag) each time the animal stands in front of the metabolic gas measurement unit.
    V. The unit must be no more than 100 cm wide and 250 cm high to fit into our research facilities (barn stalls).
    VI. The unit mustcome with software for recording data electronically (in files, not manually).
    VII. For data acquisition, the unit must support Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity so that it can record the data on a computer.
    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s)to the procurement 
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s)  
    o Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    5. Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business 
    Not applicable
    6. Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) 
    Not applicable 
    7. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier 
    The supplier must be able to provide an equipment that comply with all the criteria mentioned at point 3 of this notice. To PWGSCS knowledge, only C-Lock Inc. is able to provide this equipment.
    8. 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". 
    9. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons 
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the 
    o Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article 506 par. 12b
    o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016 par. 2b
    10. Ownership of Intellectual Property 
    Not applicable
    11. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date 
    The products must be delivered as soon as possible but before March 31, 2017
    12. Cost estimate of the proposed contract 
    The estimated value of the contract, including option, is between$ 75,000.00 and $80,000.00 (GST/HST extra). 
    13. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier 
    C-Lock Inc.
    2025 Samco Rd, Rapid City, SD, USA 57702
    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 a submission of a statement of capabilities 
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is September 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 
    16. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities 
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    Carolina Asquino, Supply Specialist
    800 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, local 7300, Montreal, Qc H5A 1L6
    Telephone: 514-496-3549
    Facsimile: 514-493-3822
    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)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • Exclusive Rights

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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
    Asquino, Carolina
    (514) 496-3549 ( )
    (514) 496-3822
    Place Bonaventure, portail Sud-Est
    800, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest
    7 ième étage
    Montréal, Québec, H5A 1L6

    Buying organization(s)

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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