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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
8 years 5 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/01/07 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Pageau, François
Contact phone
Contact fax
Contact address
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S5

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Please see amendment 005 to the Solicitation document for the Webinar Questions and Answers.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has a requirement to procure:

a) 	Research and Development (R&D) innovative pre-commercial goods and services, referred to as “innovations”, that are in late stage development; and,

b) 	Support services such as installation, training and testing support services for the above pre-commercialized innovations procured for the federal government.  

The BCIP is an R&D developmental testing and evaluation program aimed at testing and evaluating pre-commercial goods and services in the late-stage development.  The Program has two components, Standard and Military.    

Bidders should visit the Buy and Sell website at for specific information on the BCIP and its requirements, including:

o	   Enabling Technologies
o	   Environment
o	   Health
o	   Safety and Security
	   Protecting the Soldier
o	   TRL 7, 8 and 9
o	   Innovation
o	   Pre-Commercial Innovation
o	   Pre-Qualified Innovation
o	   Testing Department
o	   Commercial Sales
o	   National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
o	   Innovation Selection Committee (ISC)

The Call for Proposals method of supply will result in two Pre-Qualified Pools of bidders that will be eligible for a contract, conditional upon the success of the contract award process defined in Part 5, Basis of Selection.  Bidders in the Pre-Qualified Pool will be required to provide additional information in support of their proposal, including:


Bidders are also encouraged to view the DRAFT RESULTING CONTRACT CLAUSES to view a representative contract under the BCIP.  

The above information on the Buy and Sell website forms part of this Call for Proposals (CFP), Call 004 solicitation document.

The approximate funding available for all Contracts resulting from the Call for Proposals Call 004 is:

	Standard Component    $17,000,000.00
	Military Component      $  5,000,000.00
	Total                          $22,000,000.00

The funding is in Canadian Dollars, applicable taxes excluded.  This disclosure is made in good faith and does not commit Canada to contract for the total approximate funding.

The maximum funding available for any contract resulting from this Call for Proposals is $500,000.00 CAD for the Standard Component, and $1,000,000.00 CAD for the Military Component (Taxes, shipping and Travel and Living expenses extra, as appropriate). 

Bidders may only submit an Innovation for the Standard Component or the Military Component, but not both.   

Canada reserves the right to require that all Work be completed by March 31, 2015, including delivery of the Innovation.  

Trade Agreements

The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applies to this procurement. The requirement is limited to Canadian suppliers and Canadian goods and/or services.

The requirement is excluded from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2 Research and Development, all classes, and excluded from the application of the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) under Appendix 1, Annex 4.

It is not known if the pre-commercial innovations delivered and/or the evaluation undertaken by testing departments will be conducted in Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (CLCA) areas; however, to ensure Canada meets the obligations of each Agreement, all CLCA land claimant groups will be notified when the Call for Proposals is issued.

Mandatory Criteria 

MC-1 Canadian Bidder: The Bidder must be Canadian and must be submitting the proposal on its own behalf. A Canadian Bidder is defined as a Bidder having a place of business in Canada where the Bidder conducts activities on a permanent basis that is clearly identified by name and accessible during normal working hours.    

MC-2 Canadian Content: The Bidder must certify that a minimum of 80% of the financial proposal costs are Canadian goods or Canadian services, as defined in the Canadian Content certification.

MC-3 Ownership: The Bidder must be the owner of the Intellectual Property (IP) for the proposed innovation, or have a licence to the IP rights from a Canadian licensor for the proposed innovation and not be infringing on any IP rights.

MC-4 Standard Priority Area: The proposed innovation must fall within one of the four (4) Priority Areas: Environment, Health, Safety and Security and Enabling Technologies.

MC-4 Military Priority Area: The proposed innovation must fall within the Priority Area: Protecting the Soldier. 

MC-5 Commercial Sales: The Bidder must certify that the proposed pre-commercial innovation is not openly available in the market place or has not been previously sold on a commercial basis as defined in Certifications required with the Proposal.

Basis of Selection

To be declared responsive, a proposal must be identified in the Pre-Qualified Pool and meet the Contract Award Process detailed at Part 5, Article 2 of the solicitation.


Enquiries regarding this Call for Proposals solicitation must be directed to:

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
bcip-004-amd001-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-amd002-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-amd003-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-amd004-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-amd005-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-amd006-en.pdf001English- Not available
bcip-004-en.pdf001English- Not available
picc-004-amd001-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-amd002-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-amd003-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-amd004-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-amd005-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-amd006-fr.pdf001French- Not available
picc-004-fr.pdf001French- Not available