Greenlight Flow Battery Test Station (Greenlight Innovation

Solicitation number 31019-139812/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/01/08 17:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: 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: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Greenlight Innovation Corp.
    104A-3430 Brighton Ave
    Burnaby British Columbia
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Greenlight Flow Battery Test Station (Greenlight Innovation
    Alan Takasaki
    Supply Specialist
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Acquisitions Branch Vancouver,
    2nd floor,  800 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC  V6Z  2V8
    Telephone: 	(604)775-7605    	Facsimile: 	(604)775-7526
    E-mail address:
    The PWGSC Vancouver office provides procurement services to the
    public in English.
    The main objective of the proposed flow battery test station are
    To characterize performance on flow battery single cell and/or
    stacks through current/voltage curves;
    To run long-term charge and discharge dynamic durability
    profiles, simulating real-world use of a flow battery over
    long-term testing.
    The NRC is proposing to purchase a flow battery test station
    that has both the electronic part (load bank and power supply)
    and also pumps, tanks and tubing for the anolyte and catholyte.
    The test station should be a turnkey system with safety control
    features that allow 24/7 unattended operation.
    Mandatory Technical Specifications:
    The technical specifications required include
    1.	Electronic Parts
    (1)	Programmable charge/discharge control (0 to 20V, +/- 100A);
    (2)	PC and automated control software;
    (3)	5 channels of cell voltage measurements;
    (4)	a highly accurate cell voltage monitoring system that can be
    expanded for future testing up to1 kV range.  The accuracy of
    the Cell Voltage Monitoring (CVM) system has to be +/--1mV per
    cell using 16 bit A/D resolution;
    (5)	All necessary I/O for test station operation, including
    temperature, pressure and flow rate monitoring.
    2	Mechanical Parts
    (1)	Dual anti-corrosion peristaltic catholyte and anolyte pumps
    with a maximum flow rate of 1.0L/min., and materials
    specifically compatible with the acidic fluids used in flow
    (2)	Anti-corrosion catholyte and anolyte tanks (4L capacity)
    (3)	Electrolyte conductivity measurements;
    (4)	Temperature regulation systems
    (5)	Stirring systems for tanks
    3.	Software features:
    (1)	The ability of operators to program the test station for
    unattended 24/7 dynamic operation (users can make durability
    profiles, or convert real-world renewable data to scripts)
    (2)	The test station can be remotely controlled and can send
    emails/text messages to operators if there is a problem.
    Public Works and Government Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of National
    Research Council (NRC) proposes to negotiate with Greenlight
    Innovation Inc.,  Burnaby, BC for the supply, delivery and
    commissioning  of  one (1) only, Greenlight Flow Battery Test
    Reason for No Substitution and Sole Source
    Greenlight is the only company that manufactures a flow battery
    test station that has both the electronic part for charge and
    discharge control and the anti-corrosion pumps and tanks for the
    electrolytes with a high power range up to 500w - 1 kW.
    Greenlight is a development partner with the NRC and together
    are developing a flow battery cell that will be tested on this
    station.  The Greenlight Flow Battery Test Station will be fully
    optimized to operate the NRC/Greenlight flow battery cell.
    The Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs Section 6)
    6.(d) only one person or firm is capable of performing the
    NAFTA Article 1016 - Limited Tendering Procedures (Thresholds
    $25,300 for Goods and $78,500 for Services)
    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.
    Delivery date:		On or before March 31, 2014
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
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    Trade agreements

    • 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)

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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
    Takasaki, Alan H.
    (604) 775-7605 ( )
    (604) 775-7526
    800 Burrard Street, 12th Floor
    800, rue Burrard, 12e etage
    Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
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    Notice type
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    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia

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