Argo Free Drifting Profiling Floats

Solicitation number FP934-230002/A

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Closing date and time 2024/02/02 14:00 EST

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    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA / FTA with UK
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    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    The Notification Amendment is raised to change the solicitation closing date from January 26th, 2024 to February 2nd, 2024.
    Argo Free Drifting Profiling Floats
    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has a requirement to procure a number of Argo free drifting profiling floats.
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) intends to put in place a three (3) year National Master Standing Offer (NMSO), to procure the required equipment.
    The objective is to provide Argo profiling floats to support the Government of Canada contribution to the International Argo Program, which is a key element of the Global Ocean Observing System.   
    The broad-scale global array of temperature/salinity profiling floats, known as Argo, is a major component of the ocean observing system. Argo is a standard to which other developing ocean observing systems can look to for ideas as it was designed from the outset to function as a global network. Argo exemplifies international collaboration, with more than 25 nations contributing floats and a data management system that delivers consistent quality controlled data streams to the global data center. The vendor shall supply Argo floats to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) facilities in Dartmouth, NS and Sydney, BC.
    The list of the two (2) Configurations are:
     Configuration 1: Float equipped with SBE CTD sensor to support the objectives of the Core Argo program.
     Configuration 2: Float equipped with RBR CTD sensor to support the objectives of the Core Argo program.
    Green Procurement - Environmentally Preferable Packaging 
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is committed to promoting the procurement of environmentally preferable plastic products and the reduction of plastic packaging waste as per the Greening Government Strategy: A Government of Canada Directive, the Government of Canada actions on plastic waste in federal operations, and the Ocean Plastics Charter. Offerors are encouraged to use environmentally preferable packaging for all packaged goods to be delivered to the end user as part of this procurement.
    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.

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)

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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
    Evoda, Kokoutse
    (343) 553-2282 ( )
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    8C2, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Summary information

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

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