Mission Contribution Study for the LiteBIRD CMB Polarization Mission (9F050-170023/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/09/21 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Canadian Space Agency

Contact Information

Contact name
Yee, Jenny
Contact email
Contact phone
(514) 496-3870 ( )
Contact fax
(514) 496-3822
Contact address
Place Bonaventure,
800 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Voir aux présentes - See herein
H5A 1L6


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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Amendment 003:
This amendment is being raised to modify the solicitation closing
date from 2017-08-28 (02:00 PM EDT) to 2017-09-21 (02:00 PM EDT).

Amendment 002:

This amendment updates the electronic attachment name referenced in Amendment 001.

Amendment 001:

Due to technical issues, the Request for Proposal (RFP) PDF contains some script errors in the Attachments and Annexes. The attachments and annexes are being replaced by the electronic attachment "AMD 001 RFP LiteBIRD Attachments and Annexes". 

In person or by mail:
Place Bonaventure, 1st Floor
800 de la Gauchetière Street West, Suite 1110
Montreal (QC), H5A 1L6

Project Title
Mission Contribution Study for the LiteBIRD CMB Polarization Mission

Requirement development is part of the Space Exploration Strategic Planning of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Requirement development supports CSAs exploration planning activities and defines the science and technology developments most likely to be required in future space exploration missions of interest to Canada, and assesses potential contributions that Canada could make to such missions. Contribution Studies are part of the requirement development activities.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert (Quebec), is seeking proposals for one Mission Contribution Study in Space Astronomy targeting a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) Polarization Mission, namely the proposed Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) LiteBIRD (Lite light satellite for the studies of B-mode polarization and Inflation from cosmic background Radiation Detection) mission, as detailed in Annex A - Statement of Work.

Period of Contract
The period of the contract is 7 months.

Security Requirements
There are no security requirements associated with this requirement.

Intellectual Property
Canada will own all intellectual property rights in foreground information.

Trade Agreements
This requirement is not subject to the trade agreements.

Canadian Content
The requirement is subject to a preference for Canadian services.
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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.E14427.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-07-17
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.F14427.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-07-17
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.E14427.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2017-07-18
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.F14427.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2017-07-18
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.E14427.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2017-07-21
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.F14427.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2017-07-21
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.E14427.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2017-08-15
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.F14427.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2017-08-15


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.E14427.ATTA001.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-18
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B215.F14427.ATTA002.PDFNot availableFrench- 2017-07-18

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