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Solicitation number 01396-190289/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/11/09 14:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    9416595 Canada Inc.
    2298 chemin Saint-François
    Dorval Quebec
    Nature of Requirements: 
    FILE # : 01396-190289
    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
    Public Services Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of its client, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), is proposing to negotiate the supply of a Los Gatos Ultra-Portable CH4/N2O analyzer, commercially available.
    The continuous trace gas analyzer requested is one of two components required for automatically sampling soil GHG fluxes using static chambers. The gas analyzer will be coupled to a set of 18 automated soil greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement chambers. The combined system will provide continuous measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes from Canadian agriculture (primarily cropping systems) from up to 18 different plots at one time.
    ICOS technology is the only continuous sampler currently meeting the mandatory criteria below: 
    • Continuous sampler that can measure N2O concentrations with a precision that is better than 0.5 parts per billion (ppb).
    • Operating temperature ranges from 5° to 45°C.
    • Portability Maximum (25 kg, and 24”x28”x10” dimensions),
    • Precision (0.5 ppb) and reduced drift (2.0 ppb.)
    • Accurately measure N2O and CH4 fluxes from field sites throughout much of the year.
    • Can also be used to determine N2O/CH4/H2O concentrations in injected samples, making it compatible with our current system of manually sampled chambers
    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 product meets the requirements, described at Section 2. 
    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    This procurement is subject to the following Trade Agreements:
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (AIFT).
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    5.   Government Contracts Regulations Exception
    The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work".
    6. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the (section of the trade agreement(s) specified):
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) - Paragraph 513 (b) (iii);
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - paragraph 1 016.2b).
    7.    Period of the proposed contract or delivery date
    The product must be delivered no later than sixteen (16) weeks following the contract award.
    8.    Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
    2298 chemin Saint-François
    Dorval, QC
    H9P 1K2
    9.    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.
    10.     Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities 
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is November 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
    11. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    Name:          Bertrand Carrier
       Public Works and Government Services Canada 
            601-1550 Ave. D’Estimauville
            Québec (Québec) G1J OC7 
         Telephone:        (418) 649-2708
         Facsimile:      (418) 648-2209
    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

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • 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:

    • Additional Deliveries

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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
    Carrier, Bertrand
    (418) 649-2708 ( )
    (418) 648-2209
    601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
    Québec, Québec, G1J 0C7

    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
    Commodity - GSIN
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