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C2I S&T Capability Development

Solicitation number W7701-196887/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/01/23 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) undertakes research and analysis and provides advice that assists the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in making important decisions. DRDC provides integrated science and technology (S&T) advice and technical solutions, performs strategic S&T capability planning, and partners with industry, academia, other government departments (OGDs) and the public safety and national security communities. It delivers solutions for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF), as well as the public safety and national security communities. DRDC is seeking industry support for R&D effort in the Command, Control & Intelligence domain. To demonstrate future concepts for ‘Command, Control and Intelligence Capability’, it will be necessary to exploit and develop expertise in a broad range of science and technology areas - within government, industry and academia.
    The core objective of this R&D is to advance the state-of-the-art of Command, Control and Information (C2I) methods and resources in order to adapt to and anticipate the new challenges of the CAF.
    The work to be performed is the provision of services to DRDC and DND on an as and when required basis to analyse, design, develop, exploit, support and extend the scientific background and knowledge base related to C2I.
    The activities set out in the Statement of Work will be authorized through a Task Authorization process and are as follows:
    T1 - C2I S&T Capability Integration
    T2 - Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
    T3 - Research, Technology and Analysis
    T4 - Development, Engineering and Evaluation
    Additional information:
    1.2.1 The organization for which the services are to be rendered is Defence research and Development Canada - Valcartier (DRDC - Valcartier).
    The period of the Contract is three years from the Contract Award date.
    The estimated maximum funding available for the Contract resulting from the bid solicitation is $9,000,000.00 (Applicable Taxes extra). 
    Canada has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada
    There are no restrictions on the location of the work. Bidders are advised that the scientific team of the C2I S&T capability is situated primarily in Quebec City and the client community in Ottawa. The Contractor could be required to conduct work in either of these geographic locations. Although it is expected that the majority of the work will be conducted at the Contractor’s facility, some work must be performed at DND facilities - in particular, work to support existing infrastructure, experimentation and work requiring access to CLASSIFIED material.
    1.2.2 There are security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, Bidders should refer to the Contract Security Program of Public Works and Government Services Canada (   website.
    1.2.3 The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
    1.2.4 The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.
    1.2.5 This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program. The Defence production Act defines Canadian Controlled Goods as certain goods listed in Canada’s Export Control List, a regulation made pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA).
    1.2.6 The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity applies to this procurement; refer to Part 5 - Certifications and Additional Information, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the annex titled Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification.
    1.2.7 This bid solicitation allows bidders to use the epost Connect service provided by Canada Post Corporation to transmit their bid electronically.  Bidders must refer to Part 2 entitled Bidder Instructions, and Part 3 entitled Bid Preparation Instructions, of the bid solicitation, for further information.
    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

    • 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
    Lemay, Hélène
    (418) 649-2974 ( )
    (418) 648-2209
    601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
    Québec, Québec, G1J 0C7

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    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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