Automated fish marking and tagging trailer (AutoFish Trailer)

Solicitation number F1528-190023/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/09/04 17:00 EDT


    Description
    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Northwest Marine Technology, Inc.
    PO Box 427
    Shaw Island Washington
    United States
    98286
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Automated fish marking and tagging trailer (AutoFish Trailer)
    
    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 
    
    The Robertson Creek Hatchery, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Port Alberni, British Columbia has a requirement for an automated fish marking and tagging trailer (AutoFish Trailer).
    
    The deliverables include:
    
    a. Qty 1 of: AutoFish System Trailer
    b. Qty 1 of: External Fish Pump compatible with AutoFish System
    c. Training in the operation and maintenance of AutoFish System.
    d. One-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.
    e. 3-year warranty on the computer box and its contents.
    f. Availability of field service and training support after the expiration of the warranty period.
    g. On-call service technician available 24/7 by phone on the use of AutoFish System.
    h. Option for maintenance after the expiration of the warranty (CANADA OPTION).
    i. Option for additional components (e.g. computer, tagging machines, clipping machines etc.) to be serviced or replaced by the vendor (CANADA OPTION).
    j. Option to conduct refresher training for Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) staff (CANADA OPTION).
    k. Option for additional Accessories (CANADA OPTION) such as: 
    i. Printer
    ii. Six hose stand jacks  
    iii. Assorted tools & spare parts
    iv. Fish loading door platforms
    v. 20’ - 4” fish discharge hose
    vi. Two 25’ - 3” water pump hoses
    vii. Fire extinguisher, first aid kit & spare tire
    viii. Hand-held controller for troubleshooting
    ix. ’V’ Detector.
    
    l. Option for an additional AutoFish System Trailer within 18 months of contract award (CANADA OPTION).
    
    3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 
    
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its system (as appropriate) meets the following requirements of an AutoFish System Trailer: 
    
    Operation:
    • All components must comply with all applicable Canadian and British Columbian legislative, regulatory and safety requirements
    • Be able to successfully Adipose Clip & Coded Wire Tag (CWT) salmonids ranging from 57mm to 142mm total length;
    • Be able to mark and CWT 60,000 fish per shift with one skilled operator
    • Provide evidence to support its equipment can successfully mark and CWT salmonids to meet the processing targets, while maintaining fish health at or above levels achieved by manual marking and CWT application on salmonids
    • Room inside trailer for 4 manual markers to increase overall throughput
    • Be able to accurately sort up to seven different size categories while the system is being operated.
    
    Service:
    • Training course
    • 1-year warranty
    • Field service support and On-call service technician.
    
    5th Wheel Trailer:
    • Must comply with all applicable Canadian and British Columbian legislative, regulatory and safety requirements
    • The trailer must have the following characteristics: 
    i. Two side entry doors
    ii. Rear access door
    iii. Electric Heating and Cooling
    iv. Hydraulic leveling jacks
    v. Two side fish delivery doors
    vi. Storage and counter space
    vii. Windows & overhead lighting
    
    Electrical:
    • Must comply with all applicable Canadian and British Columbian legislative, regulatory and safety requirements.
    • 200’ - Power cords
    • Inside and outside 110V utility outlets
    • Four outside flood lights front & rear.
    
    Water:
    • Must comply with all applicable Canadian and British Columbian legislative, regulatory and safety requirements
    • 230V Pump with 50’ power cord
    • Two fish holding troughs
    • Water filtration & flow controls
    • Manual fish marking table.
    
    Marking:
    • Must comply with all applicable Canadian and British Columbian legislative, regulatory and safety requirements
    • Windows controller with tablet controlled interface, UPS backup, report printing, & constant progress monitoring 
    • Six independent automated marking and tagging lines
    • Thirty-three fish adapter plates of various sizes 
    • Independent leveling & water controls
    • Six Patented Volitional Entry Devices
    • Independent line video monitors
    • Eight CWT Quality Control devices
    • Eight CWT MKIV injectors 
    
    Fish Sorter:   
    • Windows controller with tablet controlled interface, UPS back up, report printing, & constant progress monitoring
    • Seven size-sorting ports
    • Dual exit volitional entry device, water jet fish separation, & fish containment system
    • Continual feed back integration between marking lines and sorter with automated fish delivery from trough 
    • Air compressor.
    
    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement 
    
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): 
    • Agreement on Internal Trade.
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) 
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    • World Trade Organization - Agreement of Government Procurement (WTO-AGP).
    
    5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier 
    
    It is believed that only Northwest Marine Technology Inc. can complete the work as they are the sole producer of this type of tagging and fish handling technology in the world. The company also owns the rights to the software used in the Autofish system. The system is protected by U.S. patents (5,816,196 and 6,145,476). 
    
    The purchase of this technology for use by the Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) is expected to provide a more efficient and effective manner of conducting mass marking and tagging of hatchery fish.  
    
    A recent study has also reported a slightly higher rate of recovery of adult fish marked with an automated trailer compared to fish marked manually. The study went on to state that coded wire tag retention rates were more variable for manually marked fish.
    
    6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception
    
    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 contract". 
    
    7. Limited Tendering Reasons 
    
    The following limited tendering reasons are invoked under the:
    
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article 1016.2 (b);
    • World Trade Organization - Agreement of Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) XV.1 (b);
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Limited tendering reason b.ii);
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) 513.2 (2.ii or iii.);
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 506.12 (b).
    
    8. Ownership of Intellectual Property 
    
    Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.
    
    9. Delivery Date and Delivery Terms (to be determined)
    
    10. Cost estimate of the proposed contract including options:
    
    The estimated value of the contract including options is $4,800,000.00 GST/HST included. 
     
    
    11. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
    
    Northwest Marine Technology, Inc.
    PO Box 427
    Ben Nevis Road
    Shaw Island, WA 98286
    USA
    
    12. 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 mandatory requirements.
    
    13. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities 
    
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is September 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. PDST. 
    
    14. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities 
    
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    
    Christine Cress 
    Supply Officer  
    Pacific Region, Acquisitions
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    1230 Government Street, Suite 401   
    Victoria, BC V8X 3X4
    Email:  christine.cress@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    Tel:   250-514-9294 
    Fax:  250-363-3344 
    
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
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    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
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • Exclusive Rights

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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
    Cress, Christine
    Phone
    (250) 514-9294 ( )
    Email
    christine.cress@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    Fax
    (250) 363-3344
    Address
    401 - 1230 Government Street
    Victoria, B. C., V8W 3X4

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Address
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Canada
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