ARCHIVED UHFLI Lock-In Amplifier - Edmonton, Alberta (31970-140027/A)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded
Days to closing
2 years 11 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2014/12/08
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2014/12/23 14:00 Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Details

Reference number
PW-$EDM-069-10315
Solicitation number
31970-140027/A
Region of delivery
Alberta
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
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
Exclusive Rights
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
National Research Council Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Glover, Cindy
Contact phone
(780) 497-3860 ( )
Contact fax
(780) 497-3510
Contact address
ATB Place North Tower
10025 Jasper Ave./10025 ave Jasper
5th floor/5e étage
Edmonton
Alberta
T5J 1S6
Telephone No.: (780) 497-3860 (    )
Facsimile No.: (780) 497-3510

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Description

Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
to bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
Zurich Instruments AG
Technoparkstrasse 1
Switzerland
8005
Nature of Requirements: 
UHFLI Lock-In Amplifier - Edmonton, Alberta

31970-140027/A
Glover, Cindy
Telephone No. - (780) 497-3860
Fax No. - (780) 497-3510

1.	Advance Contract Award Notice

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 a statement 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.	Definition of the Requirement

The National Research Council Canada, National Institute for
Nanotechnology located in Edmonton, Alberta has a requirement
for an ultra-high frequency lock-in amplifier. The UHFLI Lock-in
Amplifier must transduce very high frequency mechanical systems,
therefore, must have a sampling rate of at least 1.8 GHz and be
capable of measuring signals from 1 MHz to 600 MHz. The
instrument must be able to provide simultaneous dual
phase-locked loop proportional integral differential control,
with plug-and-play software associated with the same, on the
entire 600 MHz frequency range. Additionally, the instrument
must be able to measure a zoom-FFT power spectrum where the
center frequency can fall anywhere in the 1 MHz to 600 MHz
frequency range.It must also have at least four (4) independent
high frequency signal generators, with a range up to 600 MHz,
for signal analysis of the mechanical systems in multiple modes.
Finally, it must have an internal clock whose long-term
frequency drift (100 second interval Allan Deviation) is less
than one (1) part in ten (10) billion.

This combination of attributes is required to characterize,
measure, and track the frequencies of multiple mechanical modes
of specialized mechanical devices called nanomechanical
systems.Specifically, modes of various designed mechanical
devices fall in the range of 1 MHz to 600 MHz in
frequency.Zoom-FFT is required to determine the thermomechanical
noise floor of said modes, which in turn determines their
ultimate sensitivity. Dual phase-locked loop performance is
required to track device frequencies to use the mechanical
devices as real-time sensors of mass loading or other
effects.The specified Allan Deviation is necessary to
characterize the ultimate sensitivity limit of the mechanical
modes, which can approach better than one (1) part per billion
level.

The Zurich Instruments model UHFLI with multi-frequency option,
AM/FM option, Quad PID/PLL option, and rubidium clock option is
the only known instrument that will meet these requirements.

3.	Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
(Minimum Essential Requirements)

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
of capabilities that its equipment meets the following
requirements:

3.1	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have a sampling rate of at
least 1.8 GHz and frequency resolving capability up to 600 MHz
frequency.

3.2	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have a dual phase-locked
loop operation mode up to 600 MHz frequency.

3.3	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have at least a dynamic
reserve of 100 dB.

3.4	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have zoom-FFT (Fast Fourier
Transform) capability up to 600 MHz in frequency (center
frequency) with 5 MHz span.

3.5	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have a multiple-frequency
signal generator with a minimum of four (4) channels up to 600
MHz.

3.6	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have AM/FM modulation and
capability to measure directly the sidebands of up to two (2) AM
or FM modulated signals.

3.7	The UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier must have an internal clock
stability of at least one (1) part per ten (10) billion at 100
second sampling interval.

4.	The procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:

		i.	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
		ii.	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

5.	Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

Zurich Instruments AG is the only known supplier that can
provide a UHFLI Lock-in Amplifer that meets the technical
requirements that are necessary to characterize, measure and
track the frequencies of multiple mechanical modes of
nanomechanical systems.

6.	Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

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

7.	Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons

The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
invoked under the:

		i.	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)  Article 506.12 (b)
		ii.	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  Article
1016.2 (b)

8.	Delivery Date

All the deliverables are required on or before March 31, 2015.

9.	Cost Estimate of the Proposed Contract

The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is
$73,993.95 (GST/HST extra).

10.	Name and Address of the Pre-identified Supplier

	Zurich Instruments AG
	Technoparkstrasse 1
	8005 Zurich, Switzerland

11.	Suppliers' Right to Submit a Statement of Capabilities:

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available
to provide the services and/or 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.

12.	Closing Date for a Submission of a Statement of Capabilities

The closing date and time for accepting statements of
capabilities is December 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. MST.

13.	Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities

	Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be delivered to:

	Cindy Glover
	Supply Specialist
	Public Works and Government Services Canada
	Western Region - Acquisitions Branch
	ATB Place, 5th Floor
	10025 Jasper Avenue
	Edmonton, AB   T5J 1S6

	Telephone:  (780) 497-3860
	Facsimile:   (780) 497-3510

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.

The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the
closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the
envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile
transmission, on the covering page.

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
procurement.

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