DRDC-METASCAN (W7701-156019/A)

New! CanadaBuys is here! Suppliers register today!

Register now to ensure you transition to doing business with the new Government of Canada procurement service. Click here to get started.

Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded
Days to closing
6 years 4 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2015/02/19
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2015/03/06 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Details

Reference number
PW-$QCW-028-16342
Solicitation number
W7701-156019/A
Region of delivery
Quebec
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
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
Simoneau, Steve
Contact phone
(418) 649-2816 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601 - 1550 Avenue d'Estimauville
Québec
Québec
G1J 0C7
Telephone No.: (418) 649-2816 (    )
Facsimile No.: (418) 648-2209

Activity

The following statistics are only for the English page and are provided in close to real time. To calculate the total activity for a tender notice, you will need to add the English and French statistics.

Page views
(English page)
-
Unique page views
(English page)
-
Tender notice updates
Get notifications for this tender notice:
RSS feed   Atom feed
For more information on notifications, visit the Follow Opportunities page.

Description

Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
to bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
OPSWAT Inc.
398 Kansas St
San Francisco California
United States
94103
Nature of Requirements: 
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

The Department of National Defense requires the provision of a
software to integrate multiple anti-virus software, on the same
machine, in order to detect a maximum number of virus. 

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 following
requirements: 

The system must allow the scanning of the files with at least 20
anti-virus software installed simultaneously on the same machine
owned by the user.

The system should at least be able to include the following
antivirus software: McAfee, Symantec, F-Secure, Kaspersky,
F-Prot, Eset, AVG and Microsoft.

It must be possible to configure the antivirus software from a
common point.

The system must provide REST APIs and COM to allow automated
programmed scans. 

The system must be deployed in an environment without an
Internet connection.

The system must be capable of scanning archived files. 

The system must be capable of cleaning files by changing their
format.

The system must have a central console to control its functions.

4.	Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): 

	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

5.	Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

We believe that only the Metascan 16 software, from OPSWAT inc.
is the only software able to meet the minimum essential
requirements set out in Section 3. Specifically, we believe that
only Metascan 16 enables the integration of the antivirus
softwares listed in Section 3, on a same machine in order to
detect a maximum number of virus.

6.	Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
Subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the
work". 

7.	Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons

	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article(s) 506 par. 12b)
	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Article(s) 1016
par. 2b)

8.	Period of the proposed contract or delivery date

The proposed contract is for a period of 1 year, from April 1st
2015 until March 31st, 2016.

9.	Cost estimate of the proposed contract
The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is
between $25 000.00 and $50 000.00$ (GST/HST extra). 

10.	Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

OPSWAT INC. 
PO BOX 77878
San Francisco, CA,
94107-7878

11.	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. 

12.	Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities

The closing date and time for accepting statements of
capabilities is March 6, 2015  at 2:00 p.m. EST). 



13.	Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 

Steve Simoneau
Procurement Officer 
Address: 1550, avenue d'Estimauville
	    Québec, Québec
	    G1J 0C7
Phone :   418-649-2816
Fax : 418 648-2209
E-Mail : steve.simoneau@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.c
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.

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and
agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15)
calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it
intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a
pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or
before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets
the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority
may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of
Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the
ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full
tendering process.

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.

Access and terms of use

Government of Canada (GC) tender notices and awards, solicitation documents and tender attachments are available free of charge and without registration on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, the authoritative location for GC tenders.

You may have received this tender notice or award through a third-party distributor. The Government of Canada is not responsible for any tender notices and/or related documents and attachments not accessed directly through Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.

This Government of Canada tender notice or tender award carries an Open Government Licence - Canada that governs its use. Related solicitation documents and/or tender attachments are copyright protected. Please refer to the section about Commercial Reproduction in the Buyandsell.gc.ca Terms and Conditions for more information.

Related Award Notices

Related Contract History