ARCHIVED NeMO Concept Study (9F045-160638/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/02/06 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Canadian Space Agency

Contact Information

Contact name
Bergeron, Bruno
Contact phone
(450) 926-6751 ( )
Contact fax
(514) 496-3822
Contact address
John H. chapman Space Centre
Centre spatial John H. Chapman
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
6767, route de I'Aéroport
J3Y 8Y9


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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert, (Quebec), is planning toplans to award a contract to determine the feasibility of a sub-surface ice sounder as a hosted payload on NASAs Next Mars Orbiter (NeMO).

The activity has the following objectives:

- Starting from the initial concept provided by CSA and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), define down to main sub-system level a NeMO-compatible payload meeting the observation requirements.
- Develop a science observation plan and operation concept compatible with NeMO capabilities.
- Develop a mission development plan for a launch in 2022, using as much as possible sub-systems with high Technology Readiness Level (TRL).
- Assess options for enhanced mission objectives and reuse of the payload for Earth Observation applications.


The proposed contract is for a six (6) months period and may be extended by a period of up to seven (7) months to perform optional work.


There is no security requirement associated with this requirement. 


This requirement is conditionally limited to Canadian services.


This requirement is not subject to the trade agreements as per the following dispositions:

- Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT):
Chapter 5, Annex 502.1A

- World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP):
Appendix I, Annex I

- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Chapter 10, Annex 1001.1a-1

- Canada - Chile Free Trade Agreement
Annex Kbis-01, 1-1

- Canada - Peru Free Trade Agreement 
Annex 1401.1-1

- Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Annex 1401-1


This procurement is not subjected to the Controlled Goods Program.

All specifications are detailed in the document entitled Request for Proposal (RFP).
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_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2016-12-07
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2016-12-07
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2016-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2016-12-22
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2016-12-30
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2016-12-30
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2017-01-18
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2017-01-18
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2017-01-25
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2017-01-25
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2017-01-30
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2017-01-30
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.E14143.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2017-02-03
ABES.PROD.PW_MTD.B100.F14143.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2017-02-03

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