Evaluating the Performance of Highway Embankments on Degraded or
Solicitation number T8125-120244/A
Closing date and time 2012/06/14 15:00 EDT
Last amendment date
Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Attachment: None Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: The University of Manitoba The University of Manitoba Admin Rm. 202 Administration Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada R3T2N2 Nature of Requirements: Evaluating the Performance of Highway Embankments on Degraded or Degrading Permafrost T8125-120244/A Valdez Soc, Giselle Telephone No. - (204) 984-2899 ( ) Fax No. - (204) 983-7796 Requirement: Requirement for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Embankments on Degraded or Degrading Permafrost along a section of the Manitoba Provincial Road (PR) 391. In previous studies, instrumentation was installed under the shoulder and toe of the embankment, while this proposed study will enable the research team to install additional instrumentation at the centre of the embankment, and collect data for a period of two years across the whole section of the embankment. A complete embankment profile and cross-section will provide the research team with invaluable research data that could be used in the validation of their elastic-thermo-viscoplastic (ETVP) numerical soil model, as well as support future design guides and decision makers while adapting their transportation infrastructure in permafrost regions. The Department of Transport requires the following research activities to be conducted in support of its objectives: 1. Expansion of an existing database of field performance with new data collection occurring at the centre of the embankment in order to provide a complete profile of the test site's highway embankment; 2. Installation of remote monitoring equipment, including satellite service provider, to facilitate the automatic collection of data from the site; 3. Studying the impact of road construction and maintenance operations on the thermal regime of a highway located in a region of discontinuous permafrost; 4. Determination of the influence of vertical groundwater flow and surface drainage on the performance of the road embankment; 5. Confirmation of the altered thermal regime in the embankment due to road construction and maintenance operations; 6. Investigation of the long-term deformation patterns of the Manitoba Provincial Road (PR) 391 highway embankment at the test site. The investigation will focus on the base of the embankment, in the foundation at the toe, and in the slope; 7. Examination of the effects of temperature on the stress-strain characteristics of warming soils, as a result of climate change, by performing laboratory tests of soil samples from the test site; 8. Validation of an ETVP numerical model that includes the effect of temperature on the viscoelastic behaviour of soil. The model will be incorporated as an 'add-in' for the GeoStudio suite of computer software. The GeoStudio suite is a powerful modelling tool used for geotechnical modelling of both industry and academia alike. The validation of this tool will assist in the evaluation and modelling of other highways located in discontinuous permafrost zones affected by climate change; and 9. Geophysical investigation of the Manitoba Provincial Road (PR) 391 test site to obtain continuous soundings across the section of the highway embankment using electromagnetic surveys. To fulfill the requirements of this contract, The University of Manitoba and its representative, Dr. Alfaro, has been selected as they are the only known contractor that meets all of the following mandatory qualifications and capabilities: " Must be professionally certified with a P.Eng classification in a Canadian province/territory in the fields of engineering or geosciences; " Must have at least 10 years of technical research experience in the fields of civil engineering and geosciences, with an extensive understanding of permafrost and the impacts of its degradation on Canada's transportation infrastructure; " Must be fluent in either of Canada's official languages; " Must have access to sufficient human resources, equipment, and research capacity to provide the deliverables outlined in the contract within the stated timeframe; " Must be located in Manitoba, or be willing to relocate to this area to provide the deliverables outlined in contract; " Must have access to a large network of researchers, practitioners, etc. These networking opportunities could be used as forums to share research, improve researching capabilities, and could take the form of networks, research communities, and permafrost-related workshops, among others.; " Must ensure that the data integrity and consistency from a previous study along a section of the Manitoba Provincial Road (PR) 391 highway embankment, between University of Manitoba and Manitoba's Ministry of Transport (MIT), be maintained in any subsequent data collection and analysis; and, " All work completed for this contract should be performed in accordance with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal requirements. Requirement: The Following Deliverables are Required to be Met: DELIVERABLE 1: Vertical/Horizontal drilling and installation of instrumentation at test site with results to be shared with Transport Canada; DELIVERABLE 2: Installation of remote monitoring equipment to facilitate automatic collection of data from the test site with results to be shared with Transport Canada; DELIVERABLE 3: Geophysical investigation across a section of the highway embankment at the test site is performed with results to be shared with Transport Canada; DELIVERABLE 4: Submit interim report to Transport Canada; DELIVERABLE 5: Validation of elastic-thermo-viscoplastic (ETVP) numerical model with results to be shared with Transport Canada; DELIVERABLE 6: Deliver a presentation of project results/findings to Transport Canada; and DELIVERABLE 7: Submit final report to Transport Canada for approval. Period of Contract: From date of award until October 31, 2014. Estimated Value: The estimated value of this contract is not to exceed $150,000.00 Trade Agreements: This procurement is subject to the limited tendering provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade as follows: AIT Article 506.12.a The following exceptions to the Government Contracts Regulations are being invoked: Part 1, Section 6 (d) Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services and/or 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. This PWGSC office serves the public in English. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. 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