Oven Dryer (01586-160484/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/01/24 14:00 Mountain Standard Time (MST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-competitive procurement strategy
Interchangeable Parts
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Hemy, Andrew
Contact phone
(403) 292-4716 ( )
Contact fax
(403) 292-5786
Contact address
Room 1650, 635   8th Ave.   S.W.
T2P 3M3
Telephone No.: (403) 292-4716 (    )
Facsimile No.: (403) 292-5786

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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
Western Thermal Processing LLC
483 Gardner Street
South Beloit Illinois
United States
Nature of Requirements: 

Oven Dryer

Hemy, Andrew
Telephone No. - (403) 292-4716 
Fax No. - (403) 292-5786

Line 1, GSIN: N4430C, Oven Dryer

1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits astatement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 

2. Requirement

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of its client, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, intends to enter into a Contract with Precision Quincy Ovens LLC for the supply and delivery of low temperature class A horizontal air flow cabinet ovens meetingthe specifications below. The ovens will be used by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for the drying of reseach samples primarily consisting of plant materials. 

3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services, or construction services described in this ACAN may submit a Statement of Capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has a requirement for the supply, delivery of three (3) low temperature class A horizontal air flow cabinet ovens and stands for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta. 


This requirement is for two types of ovens as follows:
     Oven Type 1: Two (2) ovens having capacities of at least 1.4cu.M (50.7cu.ft).
     Oven Type 2: One (1) oven having a capacity of at least 0.76cu.M (27cu.ft).

Ovens must meet or exceed NFPA-86, NFPA-70, OSHA & UL requirements.

Existing Site Conditions: 
 Units must fit through one double doorway 69 wide and 82 high.

Oven Temperature (All Ovens):
 Maximum Temperature (must meet but not exceed): 177oC (350oF) 
 Minimum Temperature (oven must be able to be set to no more than): 5oC (10oF) above               ambient air temperature 

Exterior dimensions: 
 Oven Type one (1):
o Width (not to exceed): 190.5cm (75in)
o Depth (not to exceed): 139.7cm (55in)
o Height (not to exceed):190.5cm (75in)
 Oven Type two (2):
o Width (not to exceed t: 152.4cm (60in)
o Depth (not to exceed): 127cm (50in)
o Height (not to exceed):149.9cm (59in)

 Painted enamel or stainless steel exterior
 Oven Type one (1):
              Controller and circulation mounted on right side
 Oven Type two (2):
              Controller and circulation mounted on left side
Interior (All Ovens):
 Heavy gauge temperature resistant aluminized steel interior
 Adjustable shelf rails on 3" centers to handle samples

Shelves (All Ovens):
 Two shelves per oven rated for 45kg (100lbs) each 

Doors (All Ovens):
 2 swinging doors
 Heavy duty hinges
 Reinforced steel doors
 Gasketed door openings
 Pressure release door latches

Walls (All Ovens):
 To be insulated with non-flammable material.

Oven stands (All Ovens):
 Welded structural steel construction to fit oven. One stand is required per oven.
 Not to exceed 30.5cm (12in) in height

Control Panels (All Ovens):
 Pre-wired NEMA 1 control cabinet with UL approved controls
 Safety interlocks shut off heat if safety requirements are not ALL met
 Main disconnect/breaker switch mounted in control panel
 Heat on/off switch
 Single set point temperature controller 
 Digital indicating temperature controller
 Solid state excess temperature controller

Circulation Systems (All Ovens):
 Horizontal airflow
 Must be able to recirculate at least 1000 CFM of air
 Recirculation Motor: heavy duty
 Exhauster at least 200 CFM
 Dampered exhaust port
 Adjustable louvered openings in duct work

Electrical (All Ovens):

Heating Systems (All Ovens): 
 Heavy duty, large diameter sheathed low watt density heating elements

4. Applicability of the Trade Agreement(s) to the procurement 

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s):

 Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

No other ovens are available that meet both the low temperature requirement and dimensional requirements. 

6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) 
- "only one person is capable of performing the work".

7. Exclusions and/ or Limited Tendering Reasons  

The following exclusions and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the: 

-Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT): 506.12 (b) 
-North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Article 1016 2(b)

8. Deliverables

Three ovens in total meeting the technical specificaitons outlined 

Required contract delivery date:  March 31, 2017. 

Estimated Value:   $ 49,833.28 USD

9. Pre-identified Supplier:

Precision Quincy Ovens LLC
483 Gardner Street
South Beloit, IL

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

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