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Ice Mass Balance Buoy

Solicitation number K3D33-141232/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/01/28 14:00 EST


    Description
    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
    Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
    to bid
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Goods Purchased on a
    Commodity Market
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    METOCEAN Data Systems Limited
    21 Thornhill Drive
    Dartmouth Nova Scotia
    Canada
    B3B1R9
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Ice Mass Balance Buoy
    K3D33-141232/A
    
    1. 	Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) Explanation
    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.
    
    2. 	Definition of the requirement
    Environment Canada requires 1 Ice Mass Balance (IMB) buoy for
    deployment in the Arctic, with
    deployments via Coast Guard Ice Breakers or other suitable
    vessel. The IMB buoy is a specialized
    suite of sensors that have been integrated to allow for direct
    in-situ measurement of ice growth and
    decay, along with atmospheric and oceanographic parameters to
    understand the thermodynamics at
    the ice.
    
    The IMB buoys are part of Canada¡¦s contribution to the
    International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP),
    and are also a key part of the augmentation of in-situ marine
    weather observations for the METAREA initiative. Part of the
    METAREA project will see Environment Canada arrange for
    sustained deployments of ice buoys in the Canadian Arctic, to
    maintain an array of buoys upstream of Canada that will improve
    knowledge of real-time conditions, and improve the skill of
    numerical weather forecast models. Buoys will transmit
    observations on an hourly basis via Iridium satellite.
    
    It is intended to negotiate a contract with MetOcean Data
    Systems of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
    
    The Contractor must supply and delivery one (1) IMB buoy with
    the option to purchase 3 additional
    units within the initial contract period. The contract will
    allow for the option to purchase an additional
    9 buoys over a period of three years.
    
    3. 	Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
    3.1 Minimum Essential Requirements
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
    of capabilities that its product
    meets the following requirements:
    (i) Must be equipped with Iridium Satellite Telemetry and GPS
    position;
    (ii) Sensors and parts must include:
    CR1000 Data Logger;
    AM 16/32 Relay Multiplexer;
    107 Temperature Probe;
    41303-5A Radiation Shield;
    SR50A Snow Height;
    PSA-916 Altimeter Sonar;
    PTB110 Barometer;
    Tardiran Battery Packs (up to 24 months of battery operating
    life); and
    CRREL Thermistor Strings (45 temperature points)
    (iii) Buoy Dimensions:
    Hull: 30¨ LGTH x Ø 8.625¨
    Mast Height: ~40¨
    Float Size: Ø 24¨ x 3¨ THK
    Sonar Mast Height: ~60¨ Above Surface, ~230¨ Below Surface
    (iv) Buoy Construction:
    Surface Unit: Hull and Mast: 6061 T6 Aluminum
    Sonar Mast: White PVC
    Ablation Shields: Plywood
    
    4. 	Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:
    (a) World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement
    (WTO-AGP);
    (b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); and
    (c) Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).
    
    5. 	Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
    MetOcean Data Systems Inc. is the only known manufacturer that
    provi
    des IMB buoys with the range of sensors integrated into a
    package suitable for deployment.
    
    6. 	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 or firm is capable of
    performing the contract; for the patent
    or copyright requirements, or technical compatibility factors
    and technological expertise.
    
    7. 	Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
    invoked under the section of the
    trade agreements specified:
    World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement
    (WTO-AGP) - V Article XV 1 (b),
    when, for works of art or for reasons connected with protection
    of exclusive rights, such as patents or
    copyrights, or in the absence of competition for technical
    reasons, the products or services can be
    supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable
    alternative or substitute exists;
    
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - V Article 1016.2
    (b), where, for works of art, or for
    reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or
    other exclusive rights, or proprietary
    information or where there is an absence of competition for
    technical reasons, the goods or services
    can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable
    alternative or substitute exists; and
    
    Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article 506.12 (b), where
    there is an absence of competition for
    technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only
    by a particular supplier and no
    alternative or substitute exists.
    
    8. 	Period of the proposed contract
    The proposed contract is for a period of one (1) year with three
    one-year option periods.
    
    9. 	Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
    Name: MetOcean
    Address: 21 Thornhill Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1R9,
    Canada
    
    10.	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.
    
    11. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of
    capabilities is January 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.EST.
    
    
    12. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:
    Shannon Brewster
    Supply Specialist
    33 City Centre Drive, Suite 480C
    Mississauga, Ontario - L5B 2N5, Canada
    Telephone: (905) 615-2028
    Facsimile: (905) 615-2060
    E-mail: shannon.brewster@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    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.
    
    An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and
    agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15)
    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
    procurement.
    
    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)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • Goods Purchased on a Commodity Market

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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
    Brewster, Shannon
    Phone
    (905) 615-2028 ( )
    Fax
    (905) 615-2060
    Address
    Ontario Region
    33 City Centre Drive
    Suite 480
    Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2N5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

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