Platform Transmitter Terminal

Solicitation number K4E21-140583/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/12/18 15:00 EST


    Description
    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: Yes
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Microwave Telemetry Inc.
    8835 COLUMBIA 100 PKWY
    SUITES K & L
    COLUMBIA Maryland
    United States
    21045
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Marlene Hall
    Supply Specialist
    Telephone:  204 984-6423
    E-mail:  marlene.hall@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    
    File No.: K4E21-140583/B
    
    TITLE:	SATELLITE TRANSMITTERS FOR SHOREBIRDS
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf
    of Environment Canada (EC), intends to negotiate with Microwave
    Telemetry Inc. for the provision of 10 (ten) Platform
    Transmitter Terminals, with the option to purchase up to twenty
    (20) additional Platform Transmitter Terminals over a 24-month
    period.
    
    
    DEFINITION OF REQUIREMENT
    Environment Canada regularly deploys Platform Transmitter
    Terminals (PTTs) on several shorebird species in order to track
    migration patterns, nesting success and to determine the causes
    of shorebird population declines. Due to the small size and
    weight of the birds, the PTTs must be small and lightweight
    enough not to hamper the bird's normal routines, especially
    flight.
    
    
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
    of capabilities that its product meets the following mandatory
    requirements:
    
    PERFORMANCE/ CRITERIA/OBJECTIVES/SPECIFICATIONS
    Each PTT must meet or exceed the following specifications:
    
    1) have a total weight of all parts (including power/battery
    component) of 5.00 grams or less.
    
    2) have a profile height of unit (excluding antennae) while
    mounted on bird's back of 7.5mm or less
    
    3) be externally mounted (no implanting acceptable)
    
    4) have attachment locations for Teflon ribbon (for mounting
    onto birds in leg loop 'back pack' style)
    
    5) have a built in or permanently attached antennae that must be:
    a.	flexible 
    b.	able to withstand breakage in poor weather conditions and
    during bird mating
    c.	no longer than 8.5" in addition to the unit length
    
    6) be entirely rust-proof
    
    7) withstand extended and prolonged exposure to water, including
    salt water (i.e. water exposure as expected on a wading (not
    diving) bird,  e.g. rain storms, snow storms, shallow depth
    wading and splashing at atmospheric pressure).
    
    8) be able to communicate to satellites to upload data via Argos
    system, including sensor and engineering data.
    
    9) have a transmission interval of less than 120 seconds
    
    10) operate in temperatures as high as +40 degrees Celsius and
    as low as -3 degrees Celsius
    
    11) have a mechanism for testing each specific unit before
    deployment on a bird
    
    12) be able to be turned on and off manually
    
    13) be capable of running for multiple consecutive years without
    re-handling the bird (i.e. battery replacement on a regular
    schedule is not acceptable)
    
    14) be able to withstand power failures and restart
    automatically when power source regained
    
    
    Supplier must demonstrate proof of unit testing or deployment on
    a shorebird species, specifically sandpipers or plovers.
    Substitutes may be made of a proof of unit testing or deployment
    on a landbird species of similar weight upon consideration and
    acceptance by the Departmental Representative (Shorebird
    Biologist)
     
    
    JUSTIFICATION FOR PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER
    Microwave Telemetry Inc. is the only known supplier that can
    provide a Platform Transmitter Terminals that meets all of the
    mandatory performance specifications.
    
    
    Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement
    The area of the agreement is within the Môwhì Gogha Dè Nîîtåèè
    area, as defined in the Tlicho
    Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement, and proximate to
    Yellowknife and Akaitcho Dene
    First Nation.
    
    The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government
    Agreement will apply to this
    procurement. The benefits that apply are contained in: Chapter
    26, the Tlicho Land Claim and
    Self Government Agreement, clauses 26.3, 26.3.1 (a).
    Http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1292948193972/1292948598544
    
    
    TRADE AGREEMENTS
    The following limited tendering reasons pertain to this
    requirement:
    
    Government Contract Regulations, Part 1, Section 6(d) only one
    person is capable of performing the contract.
    
    Government 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 exist.;
    
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 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; 
    
    Chile TA, Article Kbis-09 (b) where, for the 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 reason, the
    goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier
    and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists;
    
    Peru TA, Article 1409,1(b) where the goods or services can be
    supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable
    alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the
    following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art,
    (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive
    rights, or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical
    reasons;
    
    Columbia TA, Article 1409,1(b) where the goods or services can
    be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable
    alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the
    following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art,
    (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive
    rights, or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical
    reasons;
    
    
    DELIVERY DATE
    All deliverables must be on or before March 31, 2014, FOB
    destination.
    
    
    PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER
    Microwave Telemery Inc.
    8835 Columbia 100 Pkwy
    Suites K & L
    Columbia, Maryland 20145
    USA
    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
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    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    procurement.
    
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    Contract duration

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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

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Hall, Marlene
    Phone
    (204) 984-6423 ( )
    Fax
    (204) 983-7796
    Address
    Room 100
    167 Lombard Ave.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0T6

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
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    Notice type
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    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Northwest Territories
    Procurement method
    Non-Competitive

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