BOARDING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PASSENGERS (T8125-130010/A)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded
Days to closing
6 years 11 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2014/01/29
Amendment date
2014/03/13
Date closing
2014/03/20 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Details

Reference number
PW-$$SS-066-26845
Solicitation number
T8125-130010/A
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering procedure
The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Transport Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Wilson, Heather
Contact phone
(819) 956-1354 ( )
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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Description

Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
FILE No. T8125-130010/A

TITLE :

BOARDING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PASSENGERS USING MOBILITY AIDS AT
RAILWAY STATIONS WHERE THE STATION PLATFORM IS NOT LEVEL WITH
THE CAR FLOOR

DESCRIPTION :

Transport Canada's Transportation Development Centre has a
requirement for Research and Development services to
investigate, identify and test a potential technological
solution that could be deployed to assist passengers using
mobility aids to board trains where the station platform is not
level with the car floor in accordance with Annex A "Statement
of Work" attached to the Request for Proposal.

The work to be carried out includes: 
-	outline relevant Canadian and US standards and regulations for
accessibility of rail cars
-	consultations with passengers who use mobility aids to
identify passenger travel needs;
-	consultations with VIA Rail staff to identify operational
needs;
-	provision of solutions  to meet passenger travel and
operational needs.
-	testing of provided solution to validate that it meets the
passenger travel and operational needs
-	production of a report describing the work carried out, the
findings, the conclusions and the recommendations

The Contractor must commence the work upon contract award. The
Contract will be from date of contract award to (32 weeks after
Contract Award) inclusive.

TRADE AGREEMENTS :

This requirement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade
(AIT). 

The requirement is for Transportation R&D which is excluded from
the application of the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2, Class A (Research and
Development). The requirement is also excluded from the
application of the World Trade Organization - Agreement on
Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) under Appendix I, Annex 4.

The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs) are not
applicable to this procurement, as the Work will not be
delivered to, nor conducted within CLCA areas.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY :

Transport Canada has determined that any intellectual property
rights arising from the performance of the Work under the
resulting contract will belong to Canada, on the following
grounds: 

(a)	the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables
contracted for, is to generate knowledge and information for
public dissemination;


MANDATORY TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA :

At bid closing time, the Bidder must comply with the following
mandatory technical criteria and provide the necessary
documentation to support compliance. Any bid which fails to meet
the following mandatory technical criteria will be declared
non-responsive.  Each criterion should be addressed separately.
The Bidder may propose one resource as both the Project Manager
and the Principal Researcher.

M1	Project Manager must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) months
experience completed prior to the date of bid closing in project
management. The Bidder will be required to provide a curriculum
vitae for the proposed Project Manager that clearly
demonstrates; where, the month and year commenced and completed,
and how (through what activities and responsibilities) the
stated experience was acquired. 

M2	Principal Researcher must have a minimum of sixty (60) months
experience completed prior to the date of bid closing in the
conduct of research related to transportation accessibility,
which includes researching, developing or manufacturing data or
products to adapt transportation systems for people with
disabilities. The Bidder will be required to provide a
curriculum vitae for the proposed Principal Researcher that
clearly demonstrates; where, the month and year commenced and
completed, and how (through what activities and
responsibilities) the stated experience was acquired.

M3	The Bidder must demonstrate its experience in the conduct of
research related to transportation accessibility, which includes
researching, developing or manufacturing data or products to
adapt 	transportation systems for people with disabilities. To
demonstrate compliance, the Bidder will be 	required to describe
in sufficient detail a minimum of one transportation
accessibility research project that includes researching,
developing or manufacturing data or products to adapt
transportation systems for people with disabilities, carried out
and completed by the Bidder within the past ten (10) years, from
the date of bid closing. The Bidder should utilize Project
Description 	Form 1.1, "M3 - Bidder's Experience" provided in
Attachment 2 to Part 4 of the Request for Proposal to
demonstrate the required experience.

POINT RATED TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA :

Point Rated Technical Evaluation Criteria are included in
Attachment 1 of the bid solicitation.

BASIS OF SELECTION :

Lowest Evaluated Price

1.     To be declared responsive, a bid must:
                                                               
(a)    comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation; 

(b)    meet all mandatory criteria; 

(c)    obtain the required minimum points specified for each
criterion for the technical  evaluation;   and,

(d)   obtain the required minimum of 50 points overall for the
technical evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating.
The rating is performed on a scale of 70 points.

Bids not meeting (a) or (b) or (c) or (d) will be declared
non-responsive.  The responsive bid with the lowest evaluated
price will be recommended for award of a contract.  In the event
that two or more responsive bids have the same lowest evaluated
price, the responsive bid which obtained the highest number of
points overall for the point rated technical evaluation criteria
will be recommended for award of a contract.

ENQUIRIES :

The Contracting Authority for the requirement is :

Heather Wilson
Supply Specialist
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch 
Science Procurement Directorate 
Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1
11 Laurier Street				 
Gatineau, Quebec  
K1A 0S5
Telephone:	(819) 956-1354
Facsimile:	(819) 997-2229
E-mail address:              Heather.Wilson@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

All enquiries submitted prior to January 31, 2014 must be
submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority (Heather
Wilson).  

ALTERNATE CONTACT:

During the period of January 31, 2014 to February 21, 2014,
Bidders are requested to direct all enquiries to:

April Campbell
Supply Specialist
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch 
Science Procurement Directorate 
Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1
11 Laurier Street				 
Gatineau, Quebec  
K1A 0S5
Telephone:	(819) 956-1111
Facsimile:	(819) 997-2229
E-mail address:              april.campbell@pwgsc.gc.ca

All enquiries submitted after January 30, 2014 must be submitted
in writing to the Alternate Contact (April Campbell) no later
than ten (10) calendar days before the bid closing date.  

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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