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Studies and developments in High Power Laser applications

Solicitation number W7701-227440/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/09/13 14:00 EDT

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: 
    ***AMENDMENT 001***
    This NPP amendment aims to extend the closing date of the Solicitation to September 13th, 2022, 14:00 EDT.
    Studies and developments in High Power Laser applications for the advancement of Canadian directed energy systems
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Valcartier Research Center, is seeking to select a contractor to provide scientific and technical services in the field of directed energy systems based on powerful and/or intense laser emission, commonly referred to as High Power Lasers (HPL). A directed energy system generally includes a HPL, a beam director which optimally projects the energy where needed, as well as detection and tracking.
    However, the innovation in the field of directed energy is not limited to the improvement of the different components of the system, it also covers ancillary topics such as research in laser-matter interaction, quantitative measurements to support the development of laser safety templates as well as the development of an electro-optic sensor suite to assess on the laser-induced effects.
    The Scope of Work covers the following points:
    - Task 1: Laser-matter interaction: experiment and complex diagnostics
    - Task 2: Electric/electronic design and assembly
    - Task 3: Embedded Software/Graphical user interface design and implementation
    - Task 4: Mechanical design, machining and assembly
    - Task 5: Data analysis and Literature Review
    - Task 6: Prototype design and integration
    Client department
    The organization for which the services are to be rendered is Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier Research Center.
    Period of the Contract
    The period of the Contracts is from date of Contract up to 60 months after the Contract award.
    Intellectual Property
    Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier Research Center has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada.
    Security Requirements
    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.
    Trade Agreements
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
    Canadian Content Policy
    The requirement is limited to Canadian services.
    Available Funding
    The estimated amount of available funding for this Contract is $3,000,000.00 Applicable Taxes extra.
    Task Authorizations
    The entire resulting contract will be a contract with Task Authorizations.
    A contract with Task Authorizations (TAs) is a method of supply for services under which all of the work or a portion of the work will be performed on an "as and when requested basis". Under contracts with TAs, the work to be carried out can be defined but the exact nature and timeframes of the required services, activities and deliverables will only be known as and when the service(s) will be required during the period of the contract. A TA is a structured administrative tool enabling the Crown to authorize work by a contractor on an "as and when requested" basis in accordance with the conditions of the contract. TAs are not individual contracts.
    Federal Contractors Program for employment equity
    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.
    Controlled Goods Program
    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).
    Submission of Bids
    Bids must be submitted by fax to the number indicated in the Request for Proposal or electronically using the Canada Post Corporation’s (CPC) Connect service for the subject Request for Proposal.
    This service allows Contractors to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Quebec Region Bid Receiving Unit. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.
    Hard copy (submitted in person or via mail/courier) offers will not be accepted for the subject Request for Proposal.
    Bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority within 15 working days from receipt of the results of the bid solicitation process. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.
    Ce bureau de TPSGC fournit des services d'achat au public dans les deux langues officielles. / This PWGSC office provide procurement services in French and English.
    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
    Boisclair, Daniel
    (418) 571-8051 ( )
    () -
    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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