Single Antenna SATCOM Terminals (W8472-135496/F)

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Status

Publishing status
Expired

Dates

Publication date
2015/07/08
Amendment date
2015/07/21
Date closing
2015/07/23 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Details

Reference number
PW-$$QF-103-25241
Solicitation number
W8472-135496/F
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
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 Information

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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Description

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.

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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
kathie.eddy@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Government of Canada



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