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Solicitation number 9F050-170986/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/08/15 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Project title
    Lunar Surface Mobility Precursor to Human and Science Rover- LSM PHASR- Phase 0
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert, (Quebec) is seeking bids for the project entitled LSM PHASR Phase 0. 
    Canada under the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) and in particular for Lunar Surface Mobility (LSM) related activities through international partnership under the Lunar Exploration Demonstrator Mission Definition Study, is continuing its collaboration with international partners to define concepts for collaborative missions Beyond Low Earth Orbit (BLEO), as presented in the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER 2018). 
    As mentioned in the GER, an international common long term goal is the human exploration of Mars. One step towards this is to have human presence in the cis-Lunar space on an orbiting vehicle currently referred to as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG). Through the DSG, a crew of up to four astronauts would have access to the surface of the Moon to perform extended stays for science and exploration.  As a robotics precursor demonstration and scientific mission, the European Space Agency (ESA)-led Human Enhanced Robotic Architecture and Capability for Lunar Exploration and Science (HERACLES) mission currently being studied propose an option for Canada to contribute a rover referred to as the Precursor to Human And Scientific Rover (PHASR). PHASR would be the precursor rover to a larger human rated rover referred to as the Lunar Pressurized Rover (LPR) and would constitute a key asset for scientific research and return of lunar samples to Earth.
    The Phase 0 study solicited herein is to inform Canada on key aspects of the PHASR contribution to the mission. The Phase 0 essentially is the “Mission Definition Phase” during which, based on Mission Objectives and Users’ Needs, all mission definition activities are performed and Mission Requirements are developed. One key result of a Phase 0 is to provide information for Canada to clearly understand the mission feasibility, options, costs, schedule, and risks associated with a PHASR possible contribution. Furthermore, at the end of the Phase 0 study, Canada should have all the key technical and programmatic information necessary to make an informed decision about a potential PHASR contribution and for subsequent immediate next steps. Work requirements include elements associated with mission analysis, planning and development, mission operations, systems engineering, trades assessments and support to CSA with respect to the HERACLES mission studies. 
    Up to two (2) contracts could be awarded. 
    Period of Contract
    The contract issued will be for a period of 12 months for Phase 0.
    Maximum Funding
    The maximum funding available for each Contract resulting from the bid solicitation is $ 800 000.00 per contract (Applicable Taxes extra).
    Intellectual Property
    The Intellectual Property will vest with the Crown. 
    Security Requirements
    There is no security requirement associated with this requirement. 
    Trade Agreements
    This procurement is not subject to Trade Agreements.
    Canadian Content
    The requirement is limited to Canadian services.
    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

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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
    Niquette, Caroline
    (514) 712-5113 ( )
    (514) 496-3822
    Place Bonaventure, portail Sud-Oues
    800, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest
    7e étage, suite 7300
    Montréal, Québec, H5A 1L6

    Buying organization(s)

    Canadian Space Agency
    6767 Route de l'Aéroport
    Saint-Hubert, Quebec, J3Y 8Y9
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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