Ion Chromatograph

Solicitation number F1688-130026/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/11/08 17:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: 
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    2845 Argentia Rd
    Unit 4
    Mississauga Ontario
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Armstrong, Wendy
    Telephone No. - (604) 775-7691 
    Fax No. - (604) 775-7526
    Title:   Ion Chromatograph
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    how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    Definition of the Requirement:
    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has a requirement
    for the supply of quantity One (1) 072248 ICS-5000 Capillary Ion
    Chromatograph System, Reagent-Free, Dual-System
    (RFIC,DP(CAPILLARY),EG,DC,CD configuration with:
    One DP Pump, Iso/Iso with Degas, (075938)
    One DC with Dual Temperature Zone, No Injection Valve (075941)
    One ICS-5000+ EG without Degas (079973)
    Two CD Detectors (with Cell) (072041)
    Two Cap IC Cubes (with valve) (072000)
    Two Cap IC Degas, AAA (074459)
    One EO Eluent Organizer Tray with four 2 Liter bottles (072058)
    One 074926 AS-AP Autosampler, with Tray Temperature Control
    One 074123 VALVE ASSY (RHEO,2/6,TITAN-HP)
    One 074923 COND,pH ACCESSORY (AS-AP)
    Three pkgs  079812 VIAL KITS,(1.5ML,PPE,+CAPS +SEPTA,PKG/100)
    One 075008 PLUMBING KIT (SIM,AS-AP)
    Three 074936 RACKS (40 VIAL,AS-AP) 
    Three 074938 RACKS (19 VIAL,AS-AP)
    Two pkgs 074228 VIAL KITS (10ML,PLAS,CAP,PK/100)
    One 074308 SYRINGE (5 mL,AS-AP)
    One 075520 TBG LOOP (8.5ML AS-AP) 
    One 070209 VALVE (RHEO,2/6,TITAN-HP)
    One 046545 BOTTLE (1L,GLASS,GL45)
    One 072257 ANION RFIC-EG BUNDLE (0.4MM)
    One 082314 COLUMN (IP,AS18-4UM,CAP,0.4X150MM) 
    One 076033 COLUMN (IP,AG18-4UM,CAP,0.4X35MM)
    One 057590 REAGENT STD (7 AN II 100ML)
    One 075401 COLUMN (IP,CS16,CAP,0.5X250MM) 
    One 075402 COLUMN (IP,CG16,CAP,0.5X50MM)
    One 046070 REAGENT STD (6 CA-II,50ML)
    One 071767 WSO1,CM7,IC
    Six 960708 CBL,3COND,LINE CORD,US 
    Four 075039 PM KITS (CAPILLARY PUMP)
    Two 075000 PM KITS (AS-AP)
    701-086201 1 3-Year Warranty 
    Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
    (Minimum Essential Requirements)
    The Cultus Lake Salmon Research Laboratory requires a
    reagent-free, high-pressure, Capillary Ion Chromatograph (IC)
    for research-grade analyses of anion and cation constituents in
    freshwaters.  The Capillary IC will replace a wet chemistry
    autoanalyzer that currently requires high volumes of hazardous
    readents, generates cadmium and organic waste that is costly to
    dispose of, requires large sample volumes, and is labour
    intensive to start-up, shut down and calibrate each day.  The
    Capillary IC address the requirement to switch to more efficient
    and greener laboratory technologies while significantly reducing
    material, chemical, labour and waste-disposal laboratory costs.
    Capillary ion chromatography significantly increases analytical
    mass sensitivity to lower analytical detection limits while
    dramatically reducing required sample sizes, times for analyses,
    and the amount of waste production and eluent/reagent
    consumption compared to standard-bore IC instrumentation. 
    Capillary IC with water-based reagent-free capabilities consumes
    very little eluent and unlike standard-bore IC, it can be a left
    on and ready for sample injection with no preparation time,
    eliminating start-up, calibration and shutdown times which
    consume approximately >30% of the time for each analytical run. 
    Capillary IC technology will significantly increase laboratory
    throughputs, reducing material and labour costs as well as the
    amounts of samples collected in the field.
    Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s) 
    Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    Delivery date
    The system/equipment  must be delivered on March 15, 2014.
    Cost estimate of the proposed contract
    The estimated value of the contract is $134,000.00 (taxes extra)
    Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of
    capabilities is November 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PST).
    Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:
    Wendy Armstrong
    Supply Specialist
    #219 - 800 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6Z 0B9
    Telephone:    	604-775-7691
    Facsimile:     	604-775-7526
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
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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

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Armstrong, Wendy
    (604) 775-7691 ( )
    (604) 775-7526
    800 Burrard Street, 12th Floor
    800, rue Burrard, 12e étage
    Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

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

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Commodity - GSIN
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