ARCHIVED Laboratory Analysis of Water (21120-115473/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
7 years 2 weeks ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/03/20 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Correctional Service of Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Bootsma, Lena C.
Contact phone
(819) 956-1751 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 997-2229
Contact address
11C1, Phase III
Place du Portage
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5


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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Correctional Service Canada requires the provision of commercial
testing laboratory services to evaluate the Drinking Water and
Wastewater quality of Correctional Institutions across Canada,
as listed in Appendix I to Annex A, Correctional Institutions,
by  five (5) Geographic Regions: Atlantic (New Brunswick and
Nova Scotia), Quebec, Ontario, Prairie (Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
and Alberta), and Pacific (British Columbia). There are two (2)
Services for the testing of Analysis Parameters as detailed in
Appendix II to Annex A, Service Packages and Analysis
Parameters.  The estimated annual utilization for these Services
per Institution is detailed in Appendix III to Annex A,
Estimated Annual Utilization.  These Services are:

(1)	Drinking Water Services, which includes:
Service 1A  Drinking Water Microbiological 
Service 1B  Drinking Water Chemical-Physical 

(2)	Wastewater Services, which includes:
Service 1C  Wastewater Microbiological 
Service 1D  Wastewater Chemical-Physical 

Up to ten (10) Task Authorization Contracts may be issued, two
(2) under each of the five (5) Geographic Regions, one (1) to
perform the testing services to evaluate the Drinking Water
quality (Services 1A and 1B) of all the Correctional
Institutions in the Region, and one (1) to perform the testing
services to evaluate the Wastewater quality (Services 1C and 1D)
of all the Correctional Institutions in the Region that require

Services are required for a period of three (3) years from the
date of contract, with an irrevocable option on the part of
Canada to extend the contract  by up to two (2) additional
periods of one (1) year each.

The requirement is subject to provisions of the Agreement on
Internal Trade (AIT) and is limited to Canadian services.

Bid Preparation Instructions

Part 3, Bid Preparation Instructions, of the solicitation
document, provides bidders with instructions on how to prepare
their Technical bid, Financial bid and Certifications. 

Bidders can submit a bid for one Region or for more than one
Region.  Bidders can submit a bid for Drinking Water Services
(Service 1A and Service 1B) or Wastewater Services  (Service 1C
and Service 1D) or for both Services, Drinking Water and
Wastewater, within a Region.  If submitting a bid for more than
one Region or for both Services, Drinking Water and Wastewater,
within a Region,  a separately bound bid must be submitted for
each Region-Services combination.  For example, if bidding on
Drinking Water and Wastewater in Atlantic and in Quebec, four
(4) separately bound bids must be submitted, one (1) for
Atlantic Drinking Water Services, one (1) for Atlantic
Wastewater Services, one (1) for Quebec Drinking Water Services,
and one (1) for Quebec Wastewater Services. The front cover of
the bid(s) should clearly indicate the Region and if for
Drinking Water Services or Wastewater Services.

Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection

Part 4, Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection, of the
solicitation document indicates how the evaluation will be
conducted, the evaluation criteria that must be addressed in the
bid, and the basis of selection.  

Bids will be assessed in accordance with the entire requirement
of the bid solicitation, including the Mandatory Technical
Criteria defined in Attachment 1 and referenced at Part 4
Section 1.1, Technical Evaluation, and the Mandatory Financial
Criteria referenced in Part 4 Section 1.2, Financial Evaluation,
 and further defined in Part 3, Section II: Financial Bid,  and
in Attachment 2, Financial Bid Presentation Sheet.   The
Evaluation of Price is also described in Attachment 2.

Each Region will be evaluated separately and within each Region,
Drinking Water Services (Service 1A and Service 1B) and
Wastewater Services (Service 1C and Service 1D) will be
evaluated separately.

For each Region-Services combination, the responsive bid with
the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for award of a

If the same Bidder is recommended for award of a contract to
perform the testing services for both Drinking Water Services
and Wastewater Services or to perform testing services for more
than one (1) Region, one (1) contract will be issued to that
Bidder representing the applicable Services and Regions, which
will be indicated in Annex C, Contractor Service Centre and
Laboratory Facilities, of the resulting contract.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

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.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU000.PDF000English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU000.PDF000French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU001.PDF001English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU001.PDF001French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU002.PDF002English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU002.PDF002French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU003.PDF003English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU003.PDF003French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU004.PDF004English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU004.PDF004French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU005.PDF005English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU005.PDF005French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU006.PDF006English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU006.PDF006French- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.E25313.EBSU007.PDF007English- Not available
ABES.PROD.BK__SQ.B054.F25313.EBSU007.PDF007French- Not available

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