To Provide Wide Angle Reflection/Refraction and Vertical Incident Reflection Services for GSC-A, D (23420-12S020/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
9 years 1 month ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2012/12/20 14:00 Atlantic Standard Time (AST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Nova Scotia
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Natural Resources Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Thorpe, Susan
Contact phone
(902) 496-5191 ( )
Contact fax
(902) 496-5016
Contact address
1713 Bedford Row
Halifax, N.S./Halifax, (N.É.)
B3J 3C9
Telephone No.: (902) 496-5191 (    )
Facsimile No.: (902) 496-5016


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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
to bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
Chian Consulting Incorporated
6 Atholea Dr
Dartmouth Nova Scotia
Nature of Requirements: 

To Provide Wide Angle Reflection/Refraction and Vertical
Incident Reflection Services for GSC-A, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
To Provide Wide Angle Reflection/Refraction and Vertical
Incident Reflection Services for GSC-A, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
for the period April 1, 2013 up to and including March 31, 2016
on an as and when requested basis.  The work under this standing
offer involves the following tasks:
- processing and interpreting wide angle data to standards that
include error bars on the velocity models
-integrating wide angle reflection/refraction and vertical
incident seismic data from raw data files to advanced pre-stack
depth migration techniques
-preparing drifting sonobuoy wide angle data for velocity
-writing software and/or tools for web enabling wide angle
seismic reflection/ refraction and other geophysical 
information such as well logs, magnetic and gravity data
- integrating  web design with Oracle data base
-working in remote Arctic field camps or at sea creating SEGY
files from the Taurus seismometers  raw data (to be paid for l0
hours a day when in field camps) or ocean bottom seismometers
- travel to meetings when required
-must be able to attend meetings at least once week at  GSCA,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Chian Consulting Incorporated has personnel with a  Ph.D. in
geophysics with a specialty  in processing wide angle
reflection/ refraction data. The company has developed a
software package called Seiswide that integrates vertical
incident and wide angle refection profiles to produce depth
migrated seismic reflection sections.  The company has a unique
technology expertise that has been used previously in developing
modules for BASIN. BASIN is the Oracle data base used to store
and display the location of seismic reflection profiles and
other geological data such as well lots. The company has a
extensive experience working with geological data sets in web
applications, has worked with raw data files from the Taurus
seismometers and converted them to SEGY files,  has developed
techniques for correcting.. drifting sonobuoy data for nonlinear
drift, and has the necessary knowledge and skills for this task
through previous work.   Individuals  in the firm have produced
articles in respected journals such as the Journal of
Geophysical Research that demonstrate their ability to produce
Written reports at an international standard.. 	

Total estimated value of the Standing  Offer is $339,000.00 plus
applicable taxes.

This requirement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade
(AIT).  It is proposed to enter into Contract under Section 6(d)
of the Government Contracts Regulations and under the AIT,
Article 506.12(b).

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