Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Sys (W8476-185848/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/08/10 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
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
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Lowest/Lower Bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Hamilton, Indra
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-1738 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-5650
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
8C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Sys

Hamilton, Indra
Telephone No. - (819) 420-1738 (    )
Fax No. - (819) 956-5650 (    )

Competitive bid process for High Risk Search Remote Operated Vehicle System (HRS-ROV)to be used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).



The Department of National Defence has a requirement to procure High Risk Search, Remotely Operated Vehicle System (HRS-ROV). A combination of Remote Operated Vehicles, one small and one large, which will be used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) field engineer sections in the roles ofintermediate and advanced search teams.

The HRS-ROV will need to be man-portable and quickly deployable. They will need to be able to climb stairs, navigate culverts, and operate in a non-line of sight manner and in close spaces. A combination of ROVs, Small ROV System and Large ROV System, will be the best approach to address the task-specific balance of weight, payload and mobility. These ROVs will need to act as mobile communication relays for each other, in a mesh-type network, to assist with communication connection in subterranean or reinforced concrete buildings.

Small ROV System will be used primarily for its optics, to identify and mitigate threats, and will be capable of target identification but not necessarily manipulation.

Large ROV System will be used primarily for its optics and to manipulate small objects in order to investigate and identify threats. This could apply to opening locked doors, moving obstacles, and being 
able to interrogate an identified threat by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team should they take over control.

It is proposed to solicit a competitive bid through Buy and Sell for this requirement; which will be published for forty calendar days.
There is financial mandatory and technical mandatories in the evaluation process, which will be published with the competitive Solicitation.  A Contract will be awarded to the responsive offeror who meets all of the mandatory requirements as outlined in the Basis of Payment and Annex C, with the lowest overall price for line items 1-28.

Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) intends to put in place, a contract valid from contract award for a period of two (2) years, with an option to extend the contract under the same terms and conditions for one additional year. This will facilitate procurement of additional systems per the Basis of Payment, if required. 

There is also potential for training and other associated contract requirements after delivery of the equipment.
If only one compliant offer is received, price support and price certification will be requested.

There is security requirements for this requirement, and is as outlined in Part 7.3 of the Solicitation document.

Offerors will be requested to propose Firm item Price for all requirement and as detailed in the Basis of Payment. 

The requirement falls under stock code N5840, Radar Equipment, Except Airborne commodities. Due to the value of the potential contract, Trade Agreements apply to this competitive requirement: The World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP);  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), CDA-Peru, Chile, Columbia and Panama.  Canadian Content Policy does not apply, if the Trade agreements apply.
Provisions of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) do not apply as no work will be performed and no goods delivered in a land claim settlement area.

If a Contract is awarded as a result of this solicitation, unsuccessful offerors may request a debriefing on the results of their offers. Offerors should make the request to the Contracting Authority within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of notification that their offer was unsuccessful. The debriefing may be provided in writing, by telephone or in person.

As per policy requirements all notices posted on Buy and Sell will be in both official languages. 

The Phased Bid Compliance Process applies to this requirement.

Public Service and Procurement Canada
Land and Aerospace Equipment Procurement and Support Sector - QF
8C2-12, Place du Portage, Phase III, 11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0S5
ATTN: Indra Hamilton
TEL No.: (819) 420-1738 
FAX No.: (819) 956-5650

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__QF.B030.E26869.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-06-20
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B030.F26869.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-06-20
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B030.E26869.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-06-25
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B030.F26869.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-06-25
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B030.E26869.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-07-03
ABES.PROD.PW__QF.B030.F26869.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-07-03

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