Literature Review - 3D Printing of Firearms, their components and ammunition (201500250)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
6 years 7 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/06/23 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
End user entity
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Rockburn, Krystal
Contact phone
Contact address
269 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0P8

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This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number 201402871 dated October 18, 2013 with a closing of November 27, 2013 at 14:00hrs (EST).  A debriefing or feedback session was provided upon request to bidders who bid on the previous solicitation.

1. 	Requirement Summary

The objective of the project is to examine 3D printing technology and its potential implications for the manufacture of firearms, their components and ammunition and for current firearms legislation and policy. 


The Contractor must provide:

A Detailed Project Plan outlining the work plan and the proposed approach and methodology for conducting the research to be finalized with the Project Authority.
A Progress Report consisting of an initial bibliography and preliminary outline for the research paper.
A Preliminary Report consisting of final bibliography and initial findings.
A Draft Report – containing an Executive Summary and Conclusions.
A Final Research Report

A full statement of work is detailed in the RFP.

3.	Period of Work

The period of the Contract is from date of contract award to approximately March 31st 2015

4.	Evaluation Process and Selection Methodology

Basis  of selection – Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit 70% and Price 30 %
Detailed in the RFP, Part 5

5.	Contracting Authority

	Krystal Rockburn
	Contracting and Procurement Section
	Public Safety Canada
	269 Laurier Avenue West, 13th Floor
	Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9
	Tel: 613-949-9921
	Fax: 613-954-1871

The Contracting Authority is responsible for all matters of a contractual nature. 

Enquiries - solicitation stage

All enquiries or issues concerning this procurement must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority named as early as possible within the bidding period.

Enquiries and issues must be received by the Contracting Authority no later than five (5) business days prior to the bid closing date specified on the cover page or this RFP document to allow sufficient time to provide a response.  Enquiries or issues received after that time may not be able to be answered prior to the bid closing date.  To ensure consistency and quality of information provided to Bidders, the Contracting Authority will provide, simultaneously to all bidders to which this solicitation has been sent, any information with respect to significant enquiries received and the replies to such enquiries without revealing the sources of the enquiries.

It is the responsibility of the Bidder to obtain clarification of the requirements contained herein, if necessary, prior to submitting a bid.

6	Intellectual Property

Shall vest with the Contractor

7.	Security 

There is no security requirement identified.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
201500250english.pdf000English- Not available
201500250francais.pdf000French- Not available
qanda1201500250.pdf001English- Not available
qanda1201500250.pdf001French- Not available
buy_and_sell_-_question_and_answer_2_-_3d_priting_of_firearms_their_components_and_ammunition.pdf002English- Not available
buy_and_sell_-_question_and_answer_2_-_3d_priting_of_firearms_their_components_and_ammunition.pdf002French- Not available
201500250_amendment_1.pdf003English- Not available
201500250_amendment_1.pdf003French- Not available