Remotely Piloted Aircraft System for the National Aerial Surveillance Program (T8493-150035/C)

Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Active
Days to closing
1 month 2 days hence

Dates

Publication date
2019/06/11
Amendment date
2019/08/15
Date closing
2019/09/20 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Details

Reference number
PW-$CAG-004-27353
Solicitation number
T8493-150035/C
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Transport Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Bootsma, Lena
Contact email
lena.bootsma@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Contact phone
(873) 469-3864 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
Portage III 8C1 - 50
11 Laurier St./11 reu Laurier
Gatineau
Québec
K1A 0S5

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Description

Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
Nature of Requirements: 

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15 August 2019 - Amendment 003 to the Letter of Interest (LOI) is raised to extend the closing date.

The closing date of the LOI has been extended to September 20, 2019 for the purpose of posting further communications before issuing the final RFP.  The Consultation Period remains open during this time.

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16 July 2019 - Amendment 002 to the Letter of Interest is raised to insert at Attachment 3 to the LOI, Responses to Industry Questions.

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28 June 2019 - Amendment 001 to the Letter of Interest is raised to insert Attachment 3 to the LOI, Responses to Industry Questions, and respond to questions received.  
 
As this is an open and transparent competitive process, questions received and our responses that may be pertinent to any potential supplier will be posted publicly on buyandsell.gc.ca before LOI closing so all interested suppliers receive the same information.  The question will be amended to remove any identifying information before posting.
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11 June 2019 - 

Public Works and Government Service Canada (PWGSC) is seeking to engage further with Industry through consultation on a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the Government of Canada, Transport Canada (TC).  

Transport Canada (TC) requires a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) that is capable of operation Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).  TC will operate the RPAS as a proof of concept in order to evaluate RPAS technology to support the National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP) in conjunction with the existing fleet of manned surveillance aircraft to maintain persistent domain awareness in Canada’s Arctic. 

In March 2016, Canada sought Industry consultation on the development of a proposed competitive procurement for the RPAS, initiated by Letter of Interest (LOI) T8493-150035/A. In August 2016, Canada posted a second LOI, T8493-150035/B, giving an overview of the Industry Consultative Process that had taken place. While developing the draft RFP in 2017, the possibility to acquire a surplus High Altitude Long Endurance RPAS from the Federal Republic of Germany became available and Canada explored that option.  After much investigation, it was determined to continue with Industry Engagement on a potential competitive solicitation.

The objectives of this LOI are to:
1) Provide the Draft RFP document (Attachment 2 to LOI);
2) Obtain review and feedback from potential suppliers to the draft RFP, in particular response to the specific Questions for Feedback. (Attachment 1 to LOI);
3) Open 1-on-1 meetings with Canada’s RPAS project team to potential bidders to discuss understanding of the RFP process and their capability of meeting the requirements of the draft RFP.

Participants in this draft RFP phase of the Consultative Process should be potential suppliers to the requirement.  Potential bidders for this requirement may request a one-on-one meeting with Canada. 

Written feedback, request for clarification, and, if applicable, request for a one-on-one meeting must only be sent to the PWGSC Contracting Authority via email and are requested to be received by the Submission of Responses date indicated below, but are also welcome before that date.

Submission of Responses:  July 18, 2019

The closing date of the LOI is August 21, 2019 for the purpose of posting further communications, if necessary, before issuing the final RFP.

This LOI is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal (RFP).  No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this LOI.  The issuance of this LOI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada, nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada.  This LOI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award contract(s) for the work described herein.

Participation in this LOI is encouraged, but is not mandatory.  There will be no short-listing of potential suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this LOI.  Similarly, participation in this LOI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any potential subsequent solicitation.

Changes to this LOI may occur and will be advertised on the Government Electronic Tendering System.  Canada asks Respondents to visit Buyandsell.gc.ca regularly to check for changes, if any.

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.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.E27353.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2019-06-11
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.F27353.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2019-06-11
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.E27353.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-07-02
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.F27353.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-07-02
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.E27353.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2019-07-17
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.F27353.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2019-07-17
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.E27353.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2019-08-15
ABES.PROD.PW_CAG.B004.F27353.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2019-08-15

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