Mars Sample Fetch Rover Conc. Study (9F050-170263/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/12/04 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Solicitation number
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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
Mathurin, Martine
Contact email
Contact phone
(514) 712-5733 ( )
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: 

Project Title  
Space Exploration Concept Studies for a Mars Sample Fetch Rover

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert, (Quebec), is seeking bids to conduct a concept study aimed at developing a mission concept for a Sample Fetch Rover (SFR), one of the key elements that would form part of an international Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign. This work is part of a number of preparatory studies for future missions or mission contribution options that CSA is supporting related to priorities derived from the 2016 Space Exploration Topical Teams and Canadian Space Exploration Workshop (CSEW).

Period of Contract 
From date of award for up to 6 months. 
Intellectual Property 
Canada will own all intellectual property rights in foreground information. 

Security Requirements 
There are no security requirements associated with this requirement. 
Trade Agreements 
This requirement is not subject to the trade agreements. 
Canadian Content 
The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and (or) Canadian services. 

Controlled Goods Program (if applicable)
This procurement could be subject to the Controlled Goods Program. The Defence production Act defines Canadian Controlled Goods as certain goods listed in Canada’s Export Control List, a regulation made pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA)."

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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.


All inquiries and other communications concerning this Request for Proposals must be sent in writing only to the contracting authority, named herein.   

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Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B770.E15070.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-10-25
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B770.F15070.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-10-25
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B770.E15070.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-11-20
ABES.PROD.PW_MTB.B770.F15070.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-11-20

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