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CHEMISTRY TESTING

Solicitation number 39903-130313/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/03/22 15:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    39903-130313/a
    Dagenais, Gaëtane
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-1365
    
    REQUEST FOR PRPOSAL (RFP) FOR ANALYTICAL SERVICES FOR THE
    DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF ALLERGENS, CHEMICAL ADDITIVES AND
    RESIDUE CONTAMINANTS IN FOOD FOR THE PROVISION OF TARGETED
    SURVEY FOR THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY (CFIA)
    	
    Summary
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a federal
    regulatory agency with a mandate to safeguard food, animals and
    plants to enhance the health and well-being of Canada's people,
    environment and economy. 
    
    The CFIA requires commercial laboratories to provide sample
    collection and analytical testing in food products. The results
    of the testing will be used by the CFIA to determine the food
    safety risk to Canadians and identify areas where food safety
    issues may need to be addressed.  In addition, the CFIA may be
    required to take regulatory action under any or all of the Acts
    it administers or enforces by virtue of section 11 of the
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, or under any other
    applicable law, on the basis of any information received or
    obtained in the course of performing the Work under this
    contract.
    
    The objective of the Work is for the provision of Laboratory
    services for the delivery of targeted Surveys  of allergens,
    chemical additives and residue contaminants in food for the
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in accordance with the
    identified Hazards that are listed in Appendix I to Annex A,
    Reference Methods and Criteria of the RFP.
    	
    Analytical testing services must be performed in a laboratory
    accredited under the Standard Council of Canada (SCC) or the
    Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) for the
    work requirements.
    
    Bidders are requested to submit a bid for each Survey to address
    the requirements outlined in the Request for Proposal.  Bidders
    may bid on one or more Surveys.  Canada intends to award up to
    fifteen (15) contracts to ensure Laboratory Services are
    available for all Surveys identified in the RFP, however only
    one contract per Survey will be issued based on the results of
    the financial evaluation. 
    
    Sample collection and analytical testing services are required
    from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2016, with an irrevocable on the
    part of Canada to extend the contract period by up to two (2)
    optional periods of one (1) year each.  A portion of the Work in
    the contract(s) that includes Optional Survey Packages, Expert
    Testimony Services, and Additional Surveys Services if
    applicable, and Additional Analytical Testing Services will be
    on an "as and when requested" basis subject to Task
    Authorizations.  	
    
    Bidders are requested to submit a bid for each Survey to address
    the requirements outlined in the Request for Proposal.  Bidders
    may bid on one or more Surveys.  Canada intends to award up to
    fifteen (15) contracts to ensure Laboratory Services are
    available for all Surveys identified in the RFP, however only
    one contract per Survey will be issued based on the results of
    the financial evaluation. 
    
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on
    Internal Trade (AIT) and is limited to Canadian services.
    
    Bid Preparation Instructions
    
    Part 3, Bid Preparation Instructions of the solicitation
    document, provides bidders with instructions on how to prepare
    their bid.  Bidders may submit one or more bids for the Surveys. 
    	
    Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection 
    
    Part 4, Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection, of the
    solicitation document indicates how the evaluation will be
    conducted, the evaluation criteria that must be addressed in the
    bid, and the basis of selection.  
    
    Bids will be assessed in accordance with the entire requirement
    of the bid solicitation, including the Mandatory Technical
    Criteria defined in Attachment 1 and referenced at Part 4
    Section 1.1, Technical Evaluation and the Financial Evaluation
    referenced in Part 4, Section 1.2 and defined in Attachment 1 to
    Part 3, Financial Bid Presentation Sheet.  The Evaluation of
    Price is described in Attachment 2 to Part 4.
    
    For each  Survey, the responsive bid with the lowest evaluated
    price will be recommended for award of a contract.
    
    
    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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Dagenais, Gaëtane
    Phone
    (819) 956-1365 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 997-2229
    Address
    11C1, Phase III
    Place du Portage
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Address
    1400 Merivale Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9
    Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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