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Modelling study on advanced IGCC power plant with Co2 capture

Solicitation number 23375-140012/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/10/17 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
    to bid
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives
    Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
    uwEILAB
    Depart. of Earth and
    Environmental Sciences
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo Ontario
    Canada
    N2L3G1
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Modelling study on advanced IGCC power plant with Co2 capture
    
    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. 
    
    1. Requirement
    The Department of Natural Ressources Canada has a requirement
    for services to perform a comprehensive modelling study on
    advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power
    plants integrated with CO2 capture to identify and evaluate the
    potential benefits of advanced sensors & controls on IGCC power
    plant availability and performance and to establish the required
    technical and financial characteristics of sensors and controls
    that have the potential to substantially reduce the cost of
    power production. The deliverables under this projects are:
    A process model (technical report) for the coal beneficiation
    and the short reseidentime gasifier included in the IGCC power
    plant with CO2 capture;
    A process model (technical report) for the sulfur unit, the C02
    capture unit and the steam turbine included in the IGCC power
    plant with CO2 capture;
    A process integration (technical report) of the advanced IGCC
    power plant with CO2 capture; and
    
    Basic control structures for the IGCC power plant with CO2
    capture.
    
    Quarterly project status and progress report for each year. 
    
    2. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
    (Minimum Essential Requirements)
    
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
    of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: 
    
    The Contractor must have the experience and knowledge of CO2
    capture systems, IGCC plant operation, process integration and
    optimization, control structures and systems, and modelling
    analysis under uncertainty to perform this project work in the
    time frame given.
    
    1.	The Contractor must have one or more qualified individuals
    with a minimum of 10 years of combined experience (the combined
    experience of the proposed individuals) developing comprehensive
    mechanistic process models for CO2 capture systems; and
    2.	The Contractor must have at least one individual with a
    minimum of 5 years experience developing comprehensive
    mechanistic dynamic process models for CO2 capture systems; and
    3.	The Contractor must have one or more qualified individuals
    with a minimum of 10 years of combined experience (the combined
    experience of the proposed individuals) developing suitable
    control systems that can be implemented to ensure the optimal
    operation of large-scale plants in the presence of sudden or
    unpredictable changes in the system; and
    4.	The Contractor must have one or more qualified individuals
    with a minimum of 10 years of combined (the combined experience
    of the proposed individuals) experience proposing model-based
    control schemes that can be used to evaluate plant availability
    and performance in the presence of disturbances.	
    5.	The Contractor must have one or more qualified individuals
    with process systems engineering a minimum of 10 years of
    combined experience (the combined experience of the proposed
    individuals) in robust optimization, multivariate statistics,
    integration of process design and control, control systems
    theory, modeling analysis under uncertainty.
    6.	The Contractor must possess a valid UniSim license to perform
    the required work. 
    
    3. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    
    This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade
    (AIT).
    
    This procurement consists of Research and Development services
    which are excluded from the application of the NAFTA as per
    Annex 1001.1b-2, Class A Research and Development and not listed
    under the WTO-AGP.
    
    The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not
    applicable to this procurement, as Work will not be delivered
    to, nor conducted within CLCA areas.
    
    4. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
    
    The group of researchers in the CO2 capture group in the Chem.
    Eng. Department at the University of Waterloo is the only known
    group in Canada that has been developing comprehensive
    mechanistic process models for various CO2 capture systems since
    2000 and has been developing comprehensive mechanistic dynamic
    process models for various CO2 capture systems since 2008 and
    filed an IP on their process and project. The CO2 capture group
    at the University of Waterloo is the only known group in Canada
    that has published studies that involve the dynamic modeling and
    control of CO2 capture systems. As in the case of CO2 capture
    systems, an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant
    is a highly integrated process that cannot be dynamically solved
    in a direct (straightforward) fashion. The group has gained the
    required expertise in the development of simulation strategies
    that has enabled them to obtain the transient (dynamic) behavior
    of complex integrated systems such as the CO2 capture and IGCC
    processes. While most of the groups or organizations in Canada
    have developed steady-state models for CO2 capture and IGCC
    systems, these models cannot be used to describe the transient
    behavior of these systems, which is key to determine suitable
    control schemes and optimal process operating policies, e.g.,
    shut-down or start-up procedures. Also, insight from the process
    dynamics are essential to determine optimal sensor location for
    plant-wide control and optimal sizing of the process units in
    the presence of dynamic-path constraints, which are two key
    aspects that are relevant for the project for which a contract
    is required by Natural Resources Canada. The group at University
    of Waterloo is moving this emerging research forward by
    proposing model-based control schemes that can be used to
    evaluate plant availability and performance in the presence of
    disturbances, e.g., equipment failure or changes in power
    demands, or changes in the systems operating conditions. Also,
    this CO2 group is currently developing comprehensive mechanistic
    models that are aimed to predict the dynamic behaviour of a
    large (commercial)-scale CO2 capture plants for coal-fired and
    oxy-coal-fired power plants. The group possesses the following
    minimum required experience, technology and expertise to develop
    suitable control systems that can be implemented to ensure the
    optimal operation of large-scale plants in the presence of
    sudden or unpredictable changes in the system, e.g., changes in
    power demands.  
    
    1.	The Contractor has one or more qualified individuals with a
    minimum of 10 years of combined experience (the combined
    experience of the proposed individuals) developing comprehensive
    mechanistic process models for CO2 capture systems; and
    2.	The Contractor has one individual with a minimum of 5 years
    experience developing comprehensive mechanistic dynamic process
    models for CO2 capture systems; and
    3.	The Contractor has one or more qualified individuals with a
    minimum of 10 years of combined experience (the combined
    experience of the proposed individuals) developing suitable
    control systems that can be implemented to ensure the optimal
    operation of large-scale plants in the presence of sudden or
    unpredictable changes in the system; and
    4.	The Contractor has one or more qualified individuals with a
    minimum of 10 years of combined (the combined experience of the
    proposed individuals) experience proposing model-based control
    schemes that can be used to evaluate plant availability and
    performance in the presence of disturbances.	
    5.	The Contractor has one or more qualified individuals with
    process systems engineering a minimum of 10 years of combined
    experience in robust optimization, multivariate statistics,
    integration of process design and control, control systems
    theory, modeling analysis under uncertainty.
    6.	The Contractor possesses a valid UniSim license to perform
    the required work. 
    
    5. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
    
    The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations
    is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only
    one person is capable of performing the work.
    
    6. Limited Tendering Reasons
    
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
    invoked under the (section of the trade agreement(s) specified):
    
    Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Article(s) 506, 12b  where
    there is absence of competition for tehcnical reasons and the
    goods and services can only be supplied by a particualr supplier
    and no alternative of subsitute exists. 
    
    7. Ownership of Intellectual Property
    
    Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground
    Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract on
    the basis that the main purpose of the contract is to generate
    knowledge and information for public dissemination.
    
    8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date
    
    The proposed contract is for a period of four (4) years from
    Contract Award date including quartely deliverables.  
    
    9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract
    
    The estimated value of the contract is $123,840.00(GST/HSTextra,
    as applicable).
    
    10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
    
    University of Waterloo
    200 University Ave. West
    Waterloo, Ontario
    N2L 3G1
    
    11. 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.
    
    12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
    
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of
    capabilities is October 17,2013 at 2:00p.m. EST).
    
    13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:
    
    Natalie Cayer
    Supply Specialist
    Life and Earth Sciences Division
    Science Procurement Directorate
    Services and Specialized Acquisitions Management Sector
    Acquisitions Branch
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier Street, Portage III, 11C1, Gatineau QC K1A 0S5
    natalie.cayer@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    Telephone:  819-956-7897
    
    
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
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    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    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
    Cayer, Natalie
    Phone
    (819) 956-7897 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 956-6859
    Address
    11C1, Phase III
    Place du Portage
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Natural Resources Canada
    Address
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
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