Single Antenna SATCOM Terminals (W8472-135496/F)
- Publishing status
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2015/07/23 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
- Reference number
- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- National Capital Region
- Notice type
- Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
- Trade agreement
- Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
- Tendering procedure
- Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
- Non-competitive procurement strategy
- Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Department of National Defence
- Contact name
- Eddy, Kathie
- Contact phone
- (819) 956-0768 ( )
- Contact fax
- (819) 956-5650
- Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier 8C2, Place du Portage Gatineau Québec K1A 0S5 Telephone No.: (819) 956-0768 ( ) Facsimile No.: (819) 956-5650
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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: Harris Corporation PO Box 37 Melbourne Florida United States 32902-0037 Nature of Requirements: Solicitation Amendment 001 is raised to respond to question # 001 from industry: Question # 001: What is the specific product from Harris that will be purchased under this ACAN? Response # 001: AN/USC-69(V)3 Terminal, Satellite Communications All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. _________________________________________________________________ __________________ Advance Contract Award Notice 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. Definition of the Requirement The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for the supply of quantity thirty-one (31) Satellite Communication Terminals (SATCOM) capable of operating in Ku-band and X-band, certified for use in Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) Constellation and designed for use in a maritime warship environment Technical 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 SATCOM terminal meets the following requirements: 1) WGS Certification: The Maritime Satellite Communication Upgrade (MSCU) System shall be fully certified (documented proof of Phase III WGS testing completed) for operation with the United States Department of Defence (US DoD) WGS system in accordance with MIL STD 188-164B WGS Certification Standard. 2) Skynet Certification: The MSCU System shall be certified for operation with the Skynet system in accordance with the Paradigm Terminal Certification standard TX-MA-00136-5-PDGM. 3) System Configurability. The MSCU System shall be a marine dual frequency band SATCOM system that can be readily configured for single band operation on both (but not simultaneously) the Ku band and X band. This is a minimum system requirement and does not necessarily exclude tri-band (three frequency band) systems. 4) Data Rate. The MSCU System shall be capable of providing a sustained minimum data rate of 10Mbps. 5) Uplink Power Control. The MSCU uplink power shall be configurable both manually and automatically. 6) Coverage Zones. The MSCU System shall be capable of defining and storing a minimum of 2 antenna blockage profiles based on the ship's superstructure and fitted equipment that block the antenna's line of sight to the satellite, or where personnel or hazardous material (HAZMAT) may be subjected to radiated RF energy. 7) Maritime Tracking and Acquisition. The MSCU System shall be able to acquire and continuously track geostationary and non-geostationary satellites at any elevation angle between 10° and 90° (i.e., from 10 degrees above the horizon to the zenith) in any angle of azimuth (i.e. unrestricted 360° rotation). 8) Maritime Tracking and Acquisition. The MSCU System shall be able to continuously track and maintain connectivity with geostationary and non-geostationary satellites while being subjected to ship motion of up to 10° pitch and 30° roll on either side of the vertical as experienced in Sea State 6 per STANAG 4194. 9) System Control and Monitoring. The MSCU System shall include a PC-based operator interface (via Ethernet LAN) for all control and monitoring functions. 10) Weight and Dimensions. a) The MSCU System above deck equipment Antenna assembly shall not exceed 300 kilograms. b) The MSCU System's antenna diameter shall not be any less than 1.2 meters. c) The MSCU System's above deck equipment radome diameter shall not exceed 2.0 meters. 11) a) The MSCU System above deck equipment shall not require external cooling. b) The above deck equipment shall be capable of continuous operation with ambient temp between -25 & +48 C, 0-100% RH. c) The below deck equipment shall be capable of continuous operation with ambient temp between +10 & +50 C, 0-95% RH. d) The above deck equipment shall meet the shock and air blast requirements of CFTO D-03-003-007/SF-000 or equivalent. e) The above and below deck equipment shall meet MIL-STD 461F requirements for Shipboard environment. f) The above and below deck equipment shall meet the vibration requirements of MIL-Std-167 (SHIPS). Note: Items # 1 and 2 require unique written compliance letters from the certifying authorities confirming qualification for the specified terminal to operate on these satellite constellations. Note: Data published in technical documents (ie. Manuals, drawings, spec sheets, etc.) are acceptable methods for providing proof for items # 3 to 11. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): - Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier As part of the Maritime Satellite Communications Upgrade (MSCU) project there is a stated mandatory requirement for United States Department of Defense (US DoD) Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) system certification for any vendor's equipment at time of bid. As such, Harris Corporation of Melbourne, Florida, USA is the only known vendor in the market who has a fully WGS certified SATCOM solution that meets all of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)'s requirements stated above. The factors that have driven this mandatory requirement include the urgent and substantial satellite communications (SATCOM) capability deficiency in Her Majesty's Canadian Ships, the risky certification process that is beyond the control of DND/suppliers, and its associated timelines, and cost impacts to the Government of Canada and the (RCN). Early industry engagement through a Price and Availability (P&A) issued in 2012 and a Letter of Interest (LOI) issued in 2015 has further substantiated the findings that only Harris Corporation meets the full requirement. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date The proposed contract is for a period of four (4) years from Contract award. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier Harris Corporation P.O. Box 37 Melbourne, Florida, USA 32902-0037 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. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 23 July 2015. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Kathie Eddy Supply Specialist Electronics, Munitions and Tactical Systems Procurement Directorate Defence and Major Projects Sector (DMPS) Electronics, Simulators and Defence Systems Division 11 Laurier Street, Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2, Gatineau QC K1A 0S5 Telephone: 819-956-0768 Facsimile: 819-956-5650 firstname.lastname@example.org Government of Canada 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. 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