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Bird Geolocator Tags

Solicitation number K2F51-144156/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/01/23 17:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    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: 
    PO BOX 749, COTON
    United Kingdom
    CB1 0QY
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Bird Geolocator Tags
    Leung, Janie
    Telephone No. - (604) 775-8017 (    )
    Fax No. - (604) 775-7526
    The PWGSC Vancouver office provides procurement services to the
    public in English.
    1.	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. 
    2.	Definition of the requirement
    Environment Canada (EC) has a requirement for the supply and
    delivery of one hundred and eighty (180) Intigeo C-65 geolocator
    tags to study the migratory ecology of Rhinoceros Auklets in the
    north coast of British Columbia as part of the World Class
    Tanker Safety System Phase 1a Initiative. The geolocator tags
    will record near full-range ambient light with complementary
    conductivity indicators allowing location tracking and
    behavioral studies of tagged birds.
    3.	Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
    (Minimum Essential Requirements)
    (a) The unit must weigh 1.5 g or less (Rhinoceros Auklets ~500 g)
    (b) The unit must be small and non-obtrusive, ideally shaped
    like a brick with dimensions not exceeding 14 x 8 x 6 mm
    (c) It must mount solidly for long-term (1+ year) attachment
    with a cable tie around a plastic leg band
    (d) The unit must have long battery life, ideally > 2 years from
    time of manufacture
    (e) The unit must record near full range ambient light levels,
    ideally once every ~5 minutes
     (f) The unit must record changes in conductivity as required.
    4.	 Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:
    -Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 
    5.	Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
    Following a competitive tender run by Public Works and
    Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of EC in December
    2013, a contract was awarded to Migrate Technology for the
    supply and delivery of 395 Intigeo C-65 geolocator tags and 4
    interface boxes with communication software. For this year's
    work, it is vital that the same tags be used so that the data
    can be directly comparable. Comparable data is critical to the
    program and the scientific method. Changing the tags would mean
    a significant change in methodology, which invalidates the
    interpretation of the results across years. The exact way the
    tags collect data, and the algorithms/software that translate
    the data into locations are specific to the hardware/software so
    can only be reliably compared using the same system. 
    In addition, the tags themselves have impacts on the birds that
    carry them, so using different hardware could potentially impact
    the data indirectly.
    6.	Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
    The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts
    Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under
    subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the
    7.	Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
    The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
    invoked under the:
    Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article(s) 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";
    Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article(s) 506.12(a) to
    ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize
    exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and
    patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be
    maintained by the manufacturer or its representative; 
    8.	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.
    9.	Period of the proposed contract or delivery date
    All geolocator tags must be received at Destination in Delta
    (British Columbia) Canada V4K 3N2 on or before March 31, 2015
     Cost estimate of the proposed contract
    The estimated value of the contract is $31,000 to
    $34,000.(Applicable taxes included). 
    10.	Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
    Migrate Technology Ltd
    PO Box 749,
    Coton, Cambridge, 
    CB1 0QY, UK
    11.	Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    	Janie Leung
    	Supply Officer
    	Public Works and Government Services Canada
    	Acquisitions Branch 
    	219-800 Burrard Street
    	Vancouver, British Columbia 
    	Canada V6Z 0B9
    	Telephone: (604) 775-8017
    	Facsimile:   (604) 775-7526
    	Email address:
    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
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

    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:

    • Exclusive Rights

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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
    Leung, Janie
    (604) 775-8017 ( )
    (604) 775-7526
    219 - 800 Burrard Street
    800, rue Burrard, pièce 219
    Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Procurement method

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