THE CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION CAPACITY (01B68-13-0115)

The Government of Canada needs products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.

Learn how to supply a needed product or service

Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Expired
Days to closing
7 years 2 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2013/11/15
Amendment date
2013/12/23
Date closing
2013/12/30 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Details

Reference number
PW-13-00538962
Solicitation number
01B68-13-0115
Region of opportunity
Unspecified
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Procurement entity
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
End user entity
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Kennedy, Parker
Contact phone
613-773-0937
Contact address
1341 Baseline Road Tower 3, Floor 5, Room 338
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0C5
CA

Find Out Who Is Interested In This Tender

Are you looking for partnering opportunities or thinking about bidding? Find out who is interested in the tender and add your name to the List of Interested Suppliers.

Important: The LIS for a specific tender notice does not replace or affect the tendering procedures in place for the procurement. Businesses are still required to respond to bid solicitations and to compete based on established bid criteria. For more information please read the List of Interested Suppliers Terms of Use.

Access the List of Interested Suppliers for this tender

Activity

The following statistics are only for the English page and are provided in close to real time. To calculate the total activity for a tender notice, you will need to add the English and French statistics.

Page views
(English page)
-
Unique page views
(English page)
-
Tender notice updates
Get notifications for this tender notice:
e-mail   RSS feed   Atom feed
For more information on notifications, visit the Follow Opportunities page.

Description

Canada’s agricultural sector is facing emerging challenges and opportunities, including increasing global demand for food and non-food products; resource constraints, competition from low-cost producing nations; and changing societal expectations and demands for food attributes. In addition, productivity growth in key commodities is declining globally, increasing reliance on new technologies and new products.  As a result, research and development (R&D) efforts and sector innovation (along the value chain and the innovation continuum) is paramount to improving productivity and competitiveness in agriculture. Given the pressing challenges and the need to advance innovation in a time of fiscal restraint, prioritization of efforts and collaboration will be vital to future planning.   

Under Growing Forward 2 (GF2), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)’s 2013-2018 policy framework, a transformative shift in policy has taken place; funding has been aligned with strategic initiatives that facilitate innovation and competitiveness.  In subsequent Federal-Provincial-Territorial discussions, it was agreed that a longer-term perspective on innovation is still required in order to address structural issues outside of the five-year programming cycles, and to coordinate and leverage federal, provincial and industry resources wherever possible.

A fundamental requirement for developing a long-term agricultural innovation agenda for Canada with subsequent priorities is to have a complete understanding of Canada’s current agricultural R&D and innovation capacity, and whether this capacity positions Canada to seize future global opportunities while addressing future challenges.    

While pockets of this information exist in Canada, a complete picture of the Canadian agricultural sector’s R&D and innovation capacity is not available. A better understanding of this landscape, knowing ‘who is doing what and where’, will be the first step in determining where Canada has a competitive advantage in agricultural innovation, where innovation capacity gaps and duplications exist, and given fiscal limitations, where government and industry should focus resources. Such information will provide a strategic direction for government and industry and facilitate priority setting that will advance innovation in the sector.  

The objective of this project is to complete an inventory and analysis of the agricultural sector’s innovative capacity in order to have a common foundation for all key players in the sector, and to ultimately position the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector for global competitiveness.

Access and terms of use

Government of Canada (GC) tender notices and awards, solicitation documents and tender attachments are available free of charge and without registration on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, the authoritative location for GC tenders.

You may have received this tender notice or award through a third-party distributor. The Government of Canada is not responsible for any tender notices and/or related documents and attachments not accessed directly through Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.

This Government of Canada tender notice or tender award carries an Open Government Licence - Canada that governs its use. Related solicitation documents and/or tender attachments are copyright protected. Please refer to the section about Commercial Reproduction in the Buyandsell.gc.ca Terms and Conditions for more information.

Support for smaller businesses

If you have questions specific to this procurement, please contact the Contracting Authority (see the "Contact Information" section above).

If you need help understanding the federal procurement process or registering as a supplier, contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises. We have a network of offices across Canada.

Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
13-icp-0115_rfp_en.pdf001English- Not available
13-icp-0115_rfp_fr.pdf001French- Not available

Attachments

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
13-icp-0115_qa_1.docxNot availableBilingual- Not available