MEOSAR Ground Station Engagement (W8474-13MSGS/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
7 years 6 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/07/02 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Price and Availability (P&A)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • 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
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Chan, Alan
Contact phone
(819) 956-1691 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 997-2229
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
11C1, Place du Portage
Gatineau, Québec   K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
This Amendment addresses the questions rised by the Industry and
their respectitive answers.

Question 1: Is there a spec for the Local User Terminal (LUT)
that describes the antenna system?

Answer to Question 1: 
There is no MEOLUT specifications at this time since all we have
at this time is the Cospas-Sarsat (C/S) MEOSAR performance
specifications.   These specifications can be found on the C/S
website (link provided on the P&A Reference Documents section). 
the MEOLUT specification will only be drafted after the D&E is
completed since the purpose of the D&E phase is to validate
those performance specifications and complete the MEOLUT
I can only direct the Providers to the Reference Documents list
specifically to the documents RD-1 and RD-2 which are the C/S
MEOSAR Master Implementation Plan (MIP) and the C/S MEOSAR
Demonstration and  Evaluation Plan (D&E Plan).
Question 2: What's the status of the Demo/Eval described in
Section 1.5, that began in January 2013?

Answer to Question 2: 
The D&E is a major internationally coordinated effort which is
progressing pretty much as planned so far, but will last for at
least 2 more years; therefore there is not much I can provide at
this time.  Some of the preliminary findings will be presented,
by several Nations, at the Joint Council Meeting in late June,
and this information is available before then.

Question 3: Would it be possible to change the closing date to
July 8, 2013?

Answers to Question 3:

Due to time constraint, we have no intention to extend the
period of closing at this time.

Question 4: Would an attachment to an email be acceptable for
this submission? Any specific requirement for the format of this

Answers to Question 4:

There is no requirement for format purpose. However, it has to
be sent to the bid-receiving unit as a hard copy with CD and
cannot be sent as email attachment.

Question 5: With regarding to Section 6- Definition Phase- Is
the DND intention to select just one vendor for this phase, or,
maybe more than one  vendor could be selected for this phase?

We have not decided how many vendors will be selected at this

Question 6: If an email plus attachment is acceptable for this
submission, can you inform us of the email address of the Bid
Receiving Unit?

As per Answer to Question 4, it is not possible.

Question 7: In case of other means of submissions would be
required, can you advise how many hard copies and/or CD's should
be returned to the Bid Receiving Unit?

2 copies of the CD are acceptable for this purpose.
Delivery Date: 01/05/2013

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.BK__ST.B005.E26027.EBSU000.PDF000English- Not available