Mechanical Systems Energy Upgrade

Solicitation number K4A22-180000/A

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Closing date and time 2017/08/04 17:00 EDT

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    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Mechanical Systems Energy Upgrade
    Pacific Environmental Science Centre, North Vancouver, BC
    Note to Tenderers:
    Drawings and Specifications are now available for viewing and downloading in a Portable Document Format (PDF) or in a standard paper version. Tenderers should note that Attachment contains the Drawings and Specifications Package (DSP) which consists of PDF files organized in an industry recognized directory structure.
    Work Description:
    Upgrade the boiler plant, domestic hot water heaters and HVAC equipment to provide more comfort and energy efficient operation.
    Mechanical Systems:
    .1 The new installation shall meet the current building standards in all aspects and shall meet all code requirements.
    .2 Replace the three existing boilers and pumps and two water heaters and associated venting with units with higher efficiency.
    .3 Provide a zone damper for isolation of air supply to administrative areas and lab in Block B, when the building is not occupied.
    .4 Replace the reheats coils in 6 VAV boxes, (two each in Blocks C, D, and E) with higher capacity coils.
    .5 Provide six high capacity ceiling fans, (two each in Blocks C, D, and E), in high bay areas for destratification.
    .6 Provide a variable speed relief air fan and controls in Blocks D and E to recirculate air back to the air handling unit when the building is not occupied.
    .7 Provide a domestic hot water heater and pump to provide temporary heat to heat exchangers for fish tanks, while the boiler plant is being upgraded. Retain the tank for future operation during the summer months when the boiler plant is off.
    Controls Contractor:
    .1 Provide and install all additional hardware components necessary for a complete system 
    installation, including network and communications devices; DDC controllers; field devices of all types, transformers, conduits, raceways, and wiring including power and network cabling to control the new equipment .
    .2 The existing controllers as well as all devices including sensors, controllers, actuators, wiring, etc.that become redundant shall be reused if in good operating condition as required
    .3 The existing conduits, wiring, relays, current transducers, electronic actuators can be 
    re-used, providing they are suitable for the new system and are fully tested by the contractor.
    Electrical Contractor:
    .1 Provide power, panels, starters, safety switches, conduit and wiring for the new HVAC equipment. Include for the removal and disposal of all the redundant panels, wire and conduit. Remove and dispose of all electrical conduit and wiring that are not re-used in this project.
    Optional Site Visit:
    Bidders are strongly recommended to visit the site prior to submitting a tender for this work and to make inquiries or investigations necessary to become thoroughly acquainted with the site as well as the nature and extent of the work.
    A site visit will be held on the following date and time: 
    Date: July 13th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am local time 
    Location: Pacific Environmental Science Centre, North Vancouver, BC
    Instruction: Bidders are to meet at the lobby of the building near the main entrance.
    Note: Interested bidders are required to provide their name(s) to Tian Lam at no later than 24 hours prior to the site visit to confirm attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend. Bidders may be requested to sign an attendance form.
    Delivery Date: 
    The Contractor shall perform and complete the Work no later than March 31, 2018. 
    Estimated Value: 
    To assist with bonding and insurance requirements, this project is estimated to cost approximately $680,000.00 (GST included).
    Tian Lam, Supply Specialist 
    Tel: (604) 363-7968
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    This procurement office provides procurement services to the public in English.
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
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    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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    • 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
    Lam (PWY), Tian
    (604) 363-7968 ( )
    (604) 775-6633
    800 Burrard Street, Room 219
    800, rue Burrard, pièce 219
    Vancouver, British C, V6Z 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price

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