ARCHIVED 100M Depth rated AUV System (W7707-165820/B)
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- Publication date
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- Date closing
- 2015/09/10 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)
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- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- Nova Scotia
- Notice type
- Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
- Trade agreement
- Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
- Tendering procedure
- All interested suppliers may submit a bid
- Competitive procurement strategy
- Lowest/Lower Bid
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Department of National Defence
- Contact name
- Collier, Susan
- Contact phone
- (902) 496-5350 ( )
- Contact fax
- (902) 496-5016
- Contact address
1713 Bedford Row Halifax, N.S./Halifax, (N.É.) B3J 3C9 Nova Scot
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: 100M Depth rated AUV System W7707-165820/B Collier, Susan Telephone No. - (902) 496-5350 Fax No. - (902) 496-5016 REQUIREMENT DRDC intends to procure one (1) complete 100 meter depth rated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system. This system will be used to augment existing autonomous systems and provide a platform to continue R&D development in underwater research at DRDC Atlantic. DRDC has a requirement for an AUV with an onboard vehicle control system with a mature interface to various adaptive behavior "autonomy software" architectures. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers typically provide vehicle navigation and control systems on a main vehicle control computer (VCC). The VCC is capable of outputting vehicle position and trajectory information to a separate payload computer. The VCC in return accepts input of autonomy decisions such as heading, speed and depth. The two autonomy software systems used by DRDC are SeeTrack Neptune and MOOS-IvP. See Annex A Statement of Work in the Request for Proposal for more details. BACKGROUND The Mine Defence project, part of the DRDC's Maritime Science and Technology Programme, is focused on the use of unmanned systems for naval mine countermeasures activities. A key research area has been the development of autonomous vehicle behaviours and autonomous cooperation between different MCM autonomous systems. This AUV will play a key role in DRDC research. To facilitate other DRDC work the AUV will support DRDC mine countermeasures (MCM) sonar and automatic target recognition research and will be supplied with a high frequency interferometric side-scan sonar. The AUV will operate as a contributing member of a fleet of autonomous systems and must communicate using underwater acoustic modems with other AUVs and autonomous surface vehicles. The AUV will deploy from a variety of locations, including large and small boats, from a jetty, a beach or rocky shore line. The AUV system must be easily transportable to remote field locations by road, rail, sea and air transport. The AUV must be of a size and weight allowing for manual deployment of the vehicle by a two-person crew in a small boat. The AUV will be usable in all regions of the country and overseas. Operations include Northern latitudes where traditional navigation systems using magnetic compasses are typically unreliable; therefore an integrated and operational inertial navigation system (INS) is necessary. The INS is required to provide for accurate AUV heading control to carry out mission tasks. METHOD OF SELECTION Basis of Selection The bid evaluation method used in this requirement is evaluation using Mandatory criteria with selection on the basis of the lowest priced compliant proposal. Under this contractor selection method, a compliant proposal is one which complies with the requirements of the bid solicitation and PASSES all mandatory criteria contained in the TSOR Mandatory Requirements. The lowest priced compliant proposal is recommended for contact award. DRDC SUPPORT (a) No DRDC Atlantic support is required during this requirement. (b) The DRDC Atlantic technical authority or representative reserves the right to inspect the build stage of the AUV and sea acceptance trials, with prior notice and arrangements being made with the contractor. DELIVERABLES The contractor must deliver to the Crown: i. One (1) AUV with depth rating of 100m with functionality and support equipment as detailed in the TSOR. The AUV must have successful completed a contractor sea acceptance trial; and ii. A copy of the sea acceptance trial results for the delivered AUV, must at a minimum show the AUV operational parameters, sensor system integration, functionality and navigation accuracy. DELIVERY DATE All the deliverables must be received 8 weeks after contract award. PAYMENT BASIS OF PAYMENT In consideration of the Contractor satisfactorily completing all of its obligations under the contract, the contractor will be paid on delivery of all deliverables. UNFUNDED OPTIONS In the proposal the contractor shall submit pricing for the following three unfunded options that DRDC may evoke at a later date. This procurement is subject to the provisions of the following Trade Agreements: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) INQUIRIES: All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority: Susan Collier, telephone (902) 496-5350, facsimile (902) 496-5016, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond. This PWGSC office provided services to the public in English. 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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