Near eye display automated spectroradiometric measurement system (W7701-197009/A)

Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Active
Days to closing
1 day 7 hours hence

Dates

Publication date
2018/12/04
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2018/12/19 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Details

Reference number
PW-$QCN-036-17564
Solicitation number
W7701-197009/A
Region of delivery
Quebec
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Tendering procedure
Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-competitive procurement strategy
Exclusive Rights
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Carbonneau, Julie
Contact email
julie.carbonneau@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Contact phone
(418) 649-2837 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
Québec
Québec
G1J 0C7
Telephone No.: (418) 649-2837 (    )
Facsimile No.: (418) 648-2209

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Description

Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
GAMMA SCIENTIFIC INC
8581 AERO DRIVE
SAN DIEGO California
United States
92123
Nature of Requirements: 

NEAR EYE DISPLAY AUTOMATED SPECTRORADIOMETRIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (GS-1290-NED-3RS)

1.ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN)

An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 

2. DEFINITION OF THE REQUIREMENT

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of its client, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), would like to establish a contract in order to obtain a Near Eye Display-Automated Spectroradiometric Measurement System (GS-1290-NED-3RS) from Gamma Scientific Inc..
DRDC is seeking a system commercially available (COTS), designed and built specifically for near eye display device characterization which replicates real world conditions by matching the rotation axis of the measurement system with that of human eye while offering also fixed pupil rotation measurements. 

3. CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES(Minimum Essential Requirements)

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its product meets the requirements of the requirement and that it includes the following components and/or specifications:

The main measurement unit is sufficiently compact to be fitted inside a helmet and equips with variable diameter (1 to 5mm) entrance pupil to simulate human eye (stricted or dilated) vision for accurate measurements. The equipment enables the following measurements on microdisplays:

1. Luminance and color uniformity
2. Spectral transmittance
3. Left/Right eye parallax
4. Display response time, contrast, field of view, and flicker
5. Display Transmittance modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
6. Symbology MTF, luminance and color
7. Spectral range (nm)
- Must cover most of the visible and near infrared spectrum:
- Minimum: less than or equal to 380;
- Maximum: greater than or equal to 950
8. Wavelength resolution (nm/element): 
- 0.5 or less
9. Full horizontal field of view (FOV) covered (degree)Multiple field of view aperture selection for eye foveal region correlation measurement spot:
- 160 or larger, for very wide FOV devices
10. Multiple field of view aperture selection for eye foveal region correlation measurement spot:
- 2 degree (CIE 1931 observer): mandatory
- 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 5, or 10 degree (CIE 1964): 3 selections at least 
11. Multiple entrance pupil diameter selection (mm)
- 1, 3, 5: mandatory
- 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10: one selection at least 
12. Spectroradiometer and spectral radiance source with power supply and calibration unit:
- Must be provided with original calibration performed 
13. Autofocus system for the NED-ASMS optics/telescope:
- Must be provided with a focus range from 1m (or less) to infinity 
14. Autocollimator for accurate automated alignment :
- Must be provided
15. Flicker sensor:
- Must be provided
16. Automated control of the NED-ASMS optics/telescope position and pointing direction allowing both true eye rotation pupil motions (by matching the rotation axis of the measurement system with that of human eye) and fixed pupil rotation measurements:
- Must be provided
17. Proven measurement test and data/image analysis/reporting software module, including image color uniformity, auto-collimation alignment assistant, color and video test pattern generator, transmitted and display generated MTF measurement, response time and flicker measurements:
- Must be provided
18. Adjustable mount (X - Z translation, Azimuth & Elevation angle) for the device under test (DUT):
- Must be provided

Quantity required: 1 

Accessories: 

1. Light touch controller (Windows rackmount computer with keyboard, display and mouse) with Light Touch software and preinstalled calibration files
2. Windows Control and Data Analysis software for GS-1290, GS1220 RadOMA Display and NVISthe Measurement Systems.
3. VP-6242M Iindustrial robot control of the NED-ASMS optics/telescope position and pointing direction pivoting at the entrance pupil and eye rotation axis. Mounted on an optical breadboard roll around console assembly. Includes Gamma Scientific Robot controller configuration software for Denso 6multi-axis robots and mounting the optics/NED telescope unit to Denso robots, cables routing and fixtures.
4. Color and Video test pattern generator and software. Outputs Standard VDU formats such as display Port and HDMI


4. APPLICABILITY OF THE TRADE AGREEMENT(S) TO THE PROCUREMENT

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:

o Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
o World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
o Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

5. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS REGULATIONS EXCEPTION

The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work".

6.EXCLUSIONS AND/OR LIMITED TENDERING REASONS

The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the (section of the trade agreement(s) specified):

Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Chapter Five - Government Procurement
Article 513: Limited Tendering
1. Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, and provided that it does not use this provision for the purpose of avoiding competition among suppliers or in a manner that discriminates against suppliers of any other Party or protects its own suppliers, a procuring entity may use limited tendering in the following circumstances:
(b) if the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons:
(iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Part IV, Government Procurement, Chapter 10, Article 1016:
2. An entity may use limited tendering procedures in the   following circumstances and subject to the following conditions, as applicable:
b) where, for works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists.

World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
Article XIII - Limited Tendering
1. Provided that it does not use this provision for the purpose of avoiding competition among suppliers or in a manner that discriminates against suppliers of any other Party or protects domestic suppliers, a procuring entity may use limited tendering and may choose not to apply Articles VII through IX, X (paragraphs 7 through 11), XI, XII, XIV and XV only under any of the following circumstances:
b) where the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons:
iii. due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Chapter nineteen: Government procurement
Article 19.12 - Limited tendering
1. Provided that it does not use this provision for the purpose of avoiding competition among suppliers or in a manner that discriminates against suppliers of the other Party or protects domestic suppliers, a procuring entity may use limited tendering and may choose not to apply Articles 19.6 through 19.8, paragraphs 7 through 11 of Article 19.9, and Articles 19.10, 19.11, 19.13 and 19.14 under any of the following circumstances:
b) if the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons:
iii. due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.


 
7. JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER

Gamma Scientific Inc. manufactures the Near Eye Display Automated Spectroradiometric Measurement System GS-1290-NED-3RS, including accessories, which combine all the unique and essential characteristics required by DRDC. Consequently, in accordance with government contracting policy, it is proposed that a contract be awarded to Gamma Scientific Inc., which is to our knowledge, the only firm capable of supplying the products.

8. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.

9. PERIOD OF THE PROPOSED CONTRACT OR DELIVERY DATE

The equipment must be delivered no later than ten (10) weeks following the contract award.

10. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER

Gamma Scientific Inc
9925 Carroll Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92131

11. APPROXIMATIVE VALUE

Between 200 000.00$ and 300 000.00$


12. SUPPLIERS' RIGHT TO SUBMIT A STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

13. CLOSING DATE FOR A SUBMISSION OF A STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES 

The closing date and time for acceptation statements of capabilities is on December 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. eastern standard time EST.

14. INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSION OF STATEMENTS OF CAPABILITIES

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    
Name:        Julie Carbonneau
Title:        Procurement Agent
Telephone:      (418) 649-2837
Facsimile:   (418) 648-2209
Email:   Julie.carbonneau@tpsgc.gc.ca 


15. ACRONYMS

-DRDC: Defence Research and Development Canada
-SOR: Statement of Requirements
-TA: Technical Authority
-NED-ASMS : Near Eye Display-Automated Spectroradiometric Measurement System

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.

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Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.

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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