ARCHIVED Resistance Measurement System (K8A21-190248/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/10/26 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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
Environment Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Dumaresq, Steve
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-0341 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 953-4944
Contact address
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
7B3, Place du Portage, Phase III
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5
Telephone No.: (819) 420-0341 (    )
Facsimile No.: (819) 953-4944


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Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
Racelogic USA
27260 Haggerty Rd
Suite A2
Farmington Hills Michigan
United States
Nature of Requirements: 


The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract to the pre-selected supplier:

Racelogic USA
27260 Haggerty Rd, Suite A2
Farmington Hills, MI  483311

VBOX 3i, 100Hz, v5, Data Logger System. VBOX Inertial Measurement 04 (IP67) System, VBOX Manager System.

Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.

If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier, as referenced above.


The Emissions Research and Measurement Section (ERMS) of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has the requirement for the supply of instrumentation designed for quantifying the coastdown characteristics of vehicles according to the Society of Engineers SAE J2263 standard. The ERMS requires this equipment to determine the road load characteristics of vehicles prior to conducting the chassis dynamometer emissions testing component of the Enhanced Vehicle Verification program.

System for measuring the total resistance to movement.

Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier:

The pre-Identified supplier; RACELOGIC, has developed a system to ensure that coastdown tests are repeatable and accurate and meet the specifications outlined in the SAE J2263 standard. The system allows for the user to choose between three tests, the European WLTP GTRlS, the American SAE J2263 and the Brazilian ABNT NBR 10312. All tests enable the user to break down the testing into multiple user-definable segments, to allow the full range to be subject to the test without the need for an excessively long test track which is a significant barrier for this work. Statistical analysis can be performed in real time, to provide an immediate indication of when the required statistical accuracy has been met. 

Effective aerodynamics is an essential part of overall vehicle design and manufacturers can assess developments to the aerodynamics of their vehicles by performing a coastdown test. This is a test in controlled conditions which measures the effects of wind and road resistance, based upon time taken for a vehicle to coast from one speed to another, with the engine in neutral gear. A major problem associated with this testing is the requirement for a very long, flat test track, to allow sufficient time for the vehicle to coast from 125 km/h to 5 km/h (for example -range is user definable). This system provides the flexibility to conduct the testing without the need for such a facility.


To fulfill the requirements of the contract, the supplier must be able to provide a product which meets, at a minimum, the following features and specifications:

- The system must enable the user to comply with the technical specifications outlined in the SAE J2263 Coastdown standard and the European WLTP GTR15 standard.
- The system must include the capability to measure the pitch, roll, and yaw rate of the vehicle using three rate gyros, as well as x, y, z acceleration via three accelerometers. 
- The system must include post processing capability to combine tests and determine the road force information.
- The system and its peripherals must integrate the wind speed via an analogue signal into the core system and produce a road force measurement that completely removes the need for time consuming calculations after the tests have been completed.
- The system must be able to conduct these tests according to the SAE2263 and to the European WLTP GTR15 standard for our work.


$ 27,555.00 USD


The Treasury Boards Government Contract Regulations, Part 10.2.1 Section 6 states there are four exceptions that permit the contracting authority to set aside the requirement to solicit bids. This includes:
d."only one supplier person or firm is capable of performing the contract."

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.

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