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Canadian Centre of Expertise on Rail Research

Solicitation number T8009-210202/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/08/19 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    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: 
    Notice Of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
    Title: Canadian Centre of Expertise on Rail Research
    File Number: T8009-210202
    Soliciting Department: Public Service and Procurement Canada  
    Client Department: Transport Canada 
    Description of the Requirement:
    Transport Canada (TC) is seeking a professional services to implement the next phase of a Canadian Centre of Expertise on Rail Research (CERR) to advance the understanding and adoption of innovative technologies and solutions that will improve the safety, efficiency, and environmental performance of the rail sector as well as address the needs of industry including assessing the risks facing railway operations.
    The work to be carried out will include establishing research themes and priorities through annual consultation exercises with the Railway Research Advisory Board (RRAB) and TC; carrying out research activities aligned with the identified priorities with active industry, government, and research organizations collaboration; supporting the development of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) in rail research; disseminating research results by maintaining a website that provides access to all research publications and annual presentations to the RRAB and other fora, as appropriate; and conducting additional analysis, research, literature review, reporting and or presentations to address emerging research priorities on an "as requested" basis through Task Authorizations.
    Level of Security Requirement: 
    Company Minimum Security Level Required
    X No security Requirement
    Resource Minimum Security Level Required
    X No security Requirement
    Document Safeguarding Security Level Required
    X Not Applicable
    Applicable Trade Agreements:
    The procurement consists of research and development services which are excluded from Trade Agreements. 
    Proposed period of contract:
    The resulting contract will be for a one(1) year period with five (5) additional one (1) year option periods.
    Procurement will be solely limited to Canadian Vendors
    Language of the Work:
    The work will be carried out in English. 
    IP Terms 
    Contractor to Own Intellectual Property
    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

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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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
    El-Halawany, Ahmed
    (343) 548-0865 ( )
    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    10, rue Wellington, 4e étage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Transport Canada
    330 Sparks St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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