MicroPrep System for the International Space Station (ISS) (9F052-180576/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/06/25 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Canadian Space Agency

Contact Information

Contact name
Mirfatahi, Kaveh
Contact email
Contact phone
(514) 260-4106 ( )
Contact fax
(514) 496-3822
Contact address
Place Bonaventure, portail Sud-Oues
800, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest
7e étage, suite 7300
H5A 1L6

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Amendment 006

Amendment 006 answers bidders' questions.


Amendment 005

Amendment 005 moves the closing date of the RFP to June 25, 2019.


Amendment 004

Amendment 004 answers bidders' questions.


Amendment 003

Amendment 003 moves the closing date of the RFP to June 4, 2019, answer bidders questions, updates the Statement of Work, and provides the meeting minutes, questions and answers of the bidders' conference as well as additional reference documents to suppliers who have provided a signed non-disclosure agreement.


Amendment 002

Amendment 002 advises that the bidders' conference presentation and a reference document are now available to suppliers who have provided a signed non-disclosure agreement.


Amendment 001

Amendment 001 moves the closing date for submissions to May 21, 2019 and brings changes to the Request for Proposals.


Project Title
MicroPrep System for the International Space Station (ISS)

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert, (Quebec), is seeking bids for the design of the MicroPrep System. The contract must be completed in four (4) phases: The scope of Phases A, B and C includes the design of the MicroPrep System including the manufacturing, testing, delivery of a Development Model, delivery of an Engineering Qualification Model and associated maintenance kit, ground commanding and telemetry station and ground support equipment. The scope of the optional phase D includes the manufacturing, testing, and delivery of one (1) Flight Model and two (2) Ground Models (GM) and associated commissioning and maintenance kits, ground commanding and telemetry stations and ground support equipment. The Phase D scope also includes on-orbit commissioning as well as support to launch and integration of one (1) Flight Model into the ISS.

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

Period of Contract
The period of contract will be from the date of issue for a period of approximately thirty-seven (37) months. Phase A, B and C 26 months and phase D (D1 and D2) 11 months.

Actual Available Budget
The budget available for the contract resulting from this bid solicitation is $8,000,000.00, all applicable taxes extra. Annex A (Statement of Work) includes a description of the work required. The Maximum amount of funding available for the contract will not exceed $8,000,000.00, all applicable taxes extra. The Maximum amount of funding available for the contract phase A, B and C will not exceed $5,200,000.00, all applicable taxes extra. The Maximum amount of funding available for the contract phase D1 (optional) will not exceed $2,600,000.00, and phase D2 (optional) will not exceed $200,000.00, all applicable taxes extra. Bids valued in excess of this amount will be considered non-responsive. This disclosure does not commit Canada to pay the maximum funding available.

Intellectual property
The intellectual property will belong to Canada, as sole owner. 

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

Canadian Content
This requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services

Controlled Goods Program
This procurement could be subject to the Controlled Goods Program.

Bidders’ Conference
There is an optional bidders’ conference associated with this requirement. Consult Part 2 – Bidder Instructions.

Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for Employment Equity
The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity applies to this procurement; refer to Part 5 – Certifications and Additional Information, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the annex titled Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification.

Electronic Bidding
This bid solicitation allows bidders to use the epost Connect service provided by Canada Post Corporation to transmit their bid electronically.  Bidders must refer to Part 2 entitled Bidder Instructions, and Part 3 entitled Bid Preparation Instructions, of the bid solicitation, for further information.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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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.B550.E15264.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2019-03-14
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2019-03-14
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-03-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-03-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2019-04-23
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2019-04-23
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2019-05-10
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2019-05-10
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2019-05-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2019-05-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2019-05-27
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2019-05-27
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.E15264.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2019-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B550.F15264.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2019-06-12

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