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AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys

Solicitation number K3D33-121116/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2012/10/18 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru
    FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
    to bid
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    LBI, Incorporated
    973 North Road
    Groton Connecticut
    United States
    Nature of Requirements: 
    AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys
    Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, has a firm
    and optional requirements for the supply and delivery of Air
    Deployable AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys and Ship Deployable AXIB
    Arctic Weather Buoys.  
    Firm Requirement:
    For the supply and delivery of five (5) Air Deployable AXIB
    Arctic Weather Buoys, to be delivered on or before 29 March
    Optional Requirements:
    Option to purchase additional quantities and/or goods during the
    period of contract from date of contract to 31 March 2016 as
    - From date of contract to 31 March 2013 -  up to qty. of 10 Air
    Deployable AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys;
    - From 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014  - up to qty. of 10 Air
    Deployable AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys; and up to qty. of 10 Ship
    Deployed AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys;
    - From 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015  - up to qty. of 10 Air
    Deployable AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys; and up to qty. of 10 Ship
    Deployed AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys; and
    - From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016  - up to qty. of 10 Air
    Deployable AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys; and up to qty. of 10 Ship
    Deployed AXIB Arctic Weather Buoys.
    This requirement is subject to WTO-AGP; NAFTA; Canada-Peru FTA,
    Canada-Colombia FTA,  and AIT, and under these trade agreements,
    it is intended to carry out limited tendering process and direct
    this requirement to LBI, Incorporated, located in Groton,  CT  
    USA,  the only manufacturer who currently manufactures AXIB
    Arctic Weather buoys (air and ship deployable).  It is the only
    buoy on the market with the range of sensors integrated into the
    system that has the proven reliable performance in extremely
    harsh environment and can survive the Arctic  freeze-thaw cycle
    while deployed on ice or in water.  The unique design of the
    AXIB has a proven in-field operational lifetime of minimum of 18
    months in the extreme Arctic environment, which is ideal for
    insitu marine monitoring, especially in growing areas of
    marginal first year ice, which have proven to be difficult to
    monitor using traditional ice buoy.  As well, the Air Deployable
    AXIB Buoys have demonstrated successful deployment from C-130
    aircraft in Arctic deployment.  
    Therefore, based on the absence of competition for technical
    reasons and the goods can only be supplied by the proposed
    contractor as no alternative exists, it is intended to sole
    source to LBI, Incorporated.
    The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations
    is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6 (d), only one
    person or firm is capable of performing the contract.
    The following limited tendering reasons are invoked under the
    section of the trade agreements specified:
    - WTO-AGP- Article XV, subsection 1 (b);
    - NAFTA - Article 1016, subsection 2(b); and
    - AIT - Article 506, subsection 12(b).
    The estimated value of the proposed contract, including optional
    requirement is $ 1,655,701.20 (GST/HST extra).
    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.
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    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
    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)
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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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
    Yari, Helen
    (905) 615-2081 ( )
    (905) 615-2060
    Ontario Region
    33 City Centre Drive
    Suite 480
    Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2N5

    Buying organization(s)

    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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