Restructuring of AECL's Nuclear Laboratories - Industry Day (23240-120758/C)
- Publishing status
- Days to closing
- 3 years 11 months ago
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2013/06/20 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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- Solicitation number
- Region of opportunity
- Region of delivery
- National Capital Region
- Notice type
- Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
- Trade agreement
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Contact name
- Daphne Lam
- Contact phone
- (819) 956-1074 ( )
- Contact fax
- (819) 956-2675
- Contact address
Daphne Lam 11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier 10C1, Place du Portage Gatineau Québec Canada K1A 0S5 (819) 956-1074 ( ) (819) 956-2675
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Restructuring of AECL's Nuclear Laboratories - Industry Day Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: File: 23240-120758/C IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS The Government of Canada is moving its Government Electronic Tendering Service from MERX to Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders on June 1, 2013. Starting June 1, 2013, federal government tenders (tender notices and bid solicitation documents) will be published and available free of charge on a Government of Canada web site on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. The Government Electronic Tendering Service on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders will be the sole authoritative source for Government of Canada tenders that are subject to trade agreements or subject to departmental policies that require public advertising of tenders. Get more details in the Frequently Asked Questions section of Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. After June 1, 2013, all tenders and related documents and amendments will be on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. On June 1, 2013, suppliers must go to Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders to check for amendments to any tender opportunities that they have been following on MERX prior to June 1. Bookmark Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders now to be ready for June 1! INTRODUCTION This notice is for the purpose of notifying industry of an upcoming Industry Day engagement session to discuss the procurement for the management and operation of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL's) Nuclear Laboratories. Responding to this notice is not a prerequisite to participating in any future solicitation(s) in this regard. Canada is expected to issue a comprehensive, competitive, procurement process for the management and operation of AECL's Nuclear Laboratories pursuant to a Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) model. The Industry Engagement Session will be held on June 20th, 2013 in Ottawa. Preregister by June 17th, 2013. An Industry Day is planned for June 20, 2013 and preregistration by June 17, 2013 must be arranged through the designated PWGSC Contracting Officer below. Canada is seeking to engage with Industry early, and at certain stages in the procurement process, in order to solicit industry feedback on the business requirements and related procurement strategy. BACKGROUND On February 28, 2013, the Minister of Natural Resources announced that the Government would engage in a competitive procurement process to restructure the management and operation of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's Nuclear Laboratories and that an information session for industry would be held to launch this process. The Government is seeking to implement a Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GoCo) model, as is done in other jurisdictions, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. This competitive procurement process will follow government best practices in engagement, oversight, transparency and due diligence, including the use of third-party advisors. Recognizing the wealth of expertise and unique facilities at the Laboratories, the Government is taking this next major step in restructuring Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to put in place the conditions for Canada's nuclear industry to succeed in the future. This is in keeping with the conclusions of the Government of Canada's Review of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and draws on input from the industry and other stakeholders following a Request for Expression of Interest issued last year. The Government will focus the Nuclear Laboratories on three key objectives: managing its radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities; performing science and technology activities to meet core federal responsibilities; and supporting Canada's nuclear industry through access to science and technology facilities and expertise on a commercial basis. The Government is still assessing the value of investing federal tax dollars in longer-term nuclear innovation. Over the coming months, the Government will work to understand the potential business case for a forward-looking, industry-driven nuclear innovation agenda. The announcement can be found here: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/media-room/news-releases/2013/6890 CONSULTATIVE PROCESS Industry will be engaged in a multi-phased consultative process as a follow on to the Request for Expression of Interest that concluded in April 2012. Further consultations are expected throughout the procurement process. INDUSTRY DAY The purpose of this consultation will be to engage Industry to present an overview of the expected procurement strategy for the future solicitation(s) for the restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's Nuclear Laboratories, including an overview of the procurement process and timelines, and to give Industry an opportunity to comment. Suppliers interested in this process are encouraged to participate in this engagement process; however it is not mandatory to do so. Not attending the Industry Day will not preclude an interested participant from participating in any future solicitation(s) in this regard. All substantive and non-proprietary questions and answers discussed during this engagement will be summarized and made available to all suppliers participating in the Industry Consultation Process. The Industry Engagement Session will be held on June 20th, 2013. PREREGISTRATION CLOSING DATE Participants may attend Industry Day either in person or by web casting. Registration for Industry Day is limited to a maximum of three in-person representatives from each Supplier; there is no limit on the number of participants attending by web cast. Registration for each participant, both in-person and web cast participants, is required by June 17th, and only those who have preregistered may attend. Registration of each participant is to be submitted in writing or electronically to the Contracting Authority identified below indicating their intention to attend the Industry Day either in person or by teleconference and indicating their language of choice for the presentation. Any documents distributed at the Industry Day will be provided in both official languages. The lndustry Day will be a full day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and held at a downtown Ottawa location; details will be provided in future correspondence to those preregistered. NOTES TO INTERESTED SUPPLIERS This Industry Consultation process is not a bid solicitation and a contract will not result from this Industry Day notice. Any feedback received by Canada in response to this Industry Consultation process may or may not be used by Canada in the development of future competitive solicitation(s) and does not create any obligation for Canada legally or otherwise, to accept any suggestions received. Suppliers are encouraged to continue to monitor the Government Electronic Tendering Services (GETS) for further information on the future solicitation(s) for the restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL's) Nuclear Laboratories. All enquiries and other communications related to this Industry Consultation process must be directed exclusively to the Contracting Authority. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY: Daphne Lam Supply Team Leader Professional Services Procurement Directorate Acquisitions Branch Public Works and Government Services Canada Tel: 819-956-1074 Email: EACLLab.AECLLab@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. Lam, Daphne 11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier 10C1, Place du Portage Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5 (819) 956-1074 ( )
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