ARCHIVED Support - Modelling and Digital Simulation (W7701-186543/A)

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Date closing
2018/11/20 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

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Fortin, Marie-Claire
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(418) 649-2764 ( )
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(418) 648-2209
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601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
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Because of its versatility and integration capability, digital simulation has been a method selected to evaluate the performance of current and future military systems. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) uses engagement digital simulation to evaluate the performance of infrared (IR) sensors in electro-optical warfare.

DRDC has developed an IR signature methodology and modelling tools that have been applied to the development of IR signatures of platforms (eg, ships and aircrafts) and of decoys. This methodoloty and these tools shall be used and adapted, as needed. IR signature models take the shape of a sectioned 3D model to which are applied indicators characterizing the IR properties of the sections. The models are used during run time in a Karma simulation environment, an interface developed by DRDC, in which images of the various sensors are provided through a scene generation module (IRSG) using the GPU, OpenGL (OSG), as well as an atmospheric transmission module developed by DRDC (SMART/EOSPEC) based on MODTRAN. The engagement simulation provides an intermediate level of detail that makes it possible to achieve the performance required to simulate the engagement of a few sensors against a few targets in near-real-time. The models are based on physical phenomena and are validated through experimental measurements in order to achieve the highest level of fidelity possible within these constraints.

For Navy projects, the contractor shall simulate engagement scenarios using the BAE systems’ SADM (Ship Air Defence Model) engagement simulator with an EO/IR Karma interface developed at DRDC Valcartier.

To be able to respond appropriately to clients using Modelling and Simulation, models shall be created, tested, verified, validated and improved through iteration in order to achieve the desired level of fidelity. Since these models must accurately represent complex systems or phenomena, experimental work is done in advance or in parallel in order to better characterize the physics of the situation that is to be reproduced. The contractor may be required to support characterization work. 


This Task Authorization Contract includes, but is not limited to, the following work:
1. Plan, implement, test, validate, verify, integrate and document models of platforms, decoys, missiles, sensors, and environmental components to analyze the protection of certain platforms, as well to obtain the results of engagement scenarios using modelling and digital simulation.
2. Design, develop, test, validate, verify and document the components of a synthetic environment.
3. Design engagement scenarios and execute them as a simulation.
4. Support the analysis of simulations.
5. Carry out parametric studies on simulated engagement scenarios.
6. Support the collection of experimental data.
7. Take part in the analysis of experimental data.
8. Manage and coordinate projects, which include, but are not limited to, ensuring effective coordination among various project stakeholders, determining the schedule and ensuring that it is adhered to, assigning tasks to be performed, and managing the development team.

Additional Information 

The organization for which the services are to be rendered is Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier (DRDC - Valcartier).

The Contract Period is sixty (60) months from the date of award of the Contract.

Defence Research and Development Canada has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada.

Bidders must provide a list of names, or other related information as needed, pursuant to section of Standard Instructions 2003.

For services requirements, Bidders must provide the required information as detailed in article 2.3 of Part 2 of the bid solicitation, to respect the politics and directives of the Treasury Board for the contracts attributed to former Public Servants.

The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.

This requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

There are security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information,  consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract  Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security  clauses, Bidders should refer to the Contract Security Program of Public Works and Government  Services Canada ( website).

This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program.

There is a Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity requirement associated with this procurement; see Part 5 - Certifications, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the attachment named Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification.

The work will be carried out entirely on an "as and when requested basis" using a Task Authorization (TA).
The estimated amount of available funding for this Contract is $2,700,00.00 Applicable Taxes extra. 

In accordance with clause “Minimum Work Guarantee - All the Work – Task Authorizations” of the Contract, Canada's obligation under the Contract is limited to 10% of the estimated amount of available funding specified above.

A contract with Task Authorizations (TAs) is a method of supply for services under which all of the work or a portion of the work will be performed on an "as and when requested basis". Under contracts with TAs, the work to be carried out can be defined but the exact nature and timeframes of the required services, activities and deliverables will only be known as and when the service(s) will be required during the period of the contract. A TA is a structured administrative tool enabling the Crown to authorize work by a contractor on an "as and when requested" basis in accordance with the conditions of the contract. TAs are not individual contracts.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_QCN.B032.E17483.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW_QCN.B032.F17483.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW_QCN.B032.E17483.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-10-24
ABES.PROD.PW_QCN.B032.F17483.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-10-24

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