RFI - MEOSAR Space Segment (W8474-16ME07/C)

Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Active
Days to closing
1 week 6 days hence

Dates

Publication date
2017/03/24
Amendment date
2017/10/20
Date closing
2017/11/03 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Details

Reference number
PW-$$ST-005-31218
Solicitation number
W8474-16ME07/C
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Almeida, Emidio
Contact email
emidio.almeida@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Contact phone
(819) 420-6200 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
11C1, Place du Portage
Gatineau, Québec   K1A 0S5

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Description

Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

RFI - MEOSAR Space Segment

W8474-16ME07/C
Almeida, Emidio
Telephone No. - 819-420-6200

W8474-16ME07/C

Title: Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) Project Space Segment Request for Information (RFI)

Revision History

Amendment 013 - This amendment serves to extend the RFI period to November 3, 2017. 

Amendment 012 - This amendment serves to extend the RFI period to October 20, 2017. 

Amendment 011 - This amendment serves to provide Industry with information on the Phased Bid Compliance Process, to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to October 6, 2017.

Amendment 010 - This amendment serves to request additional information from Industry, to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to September 29, 2017.

Amendment 009 - This amendment serves to notify Industry that additional draft documents are available for release, to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to September 15, 2017.

Amendment 008 - This amendment serves to extend the closure date of the RFI to August 28, 2017, in order to allow additional time for Industry feedback on previously-provided documents.

Amendment 007 - This amendment serves to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to August 21, 2017.

Amendment 006 - This amendment serves to notify Industry that additional draft documents are available for release, to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to August 14, 2017.

Amendment 005 - This amendment serves to extend the closure date of the RFI in order to allow additional time for Industry feedback on previously-provided documents. 

Amendment 004 - This amendment serves to request additional information from Industry, and to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and Corresponding Requested Dates.

Amendment 003 - This amendment serves to notify Industry that additional draft documents are available for release, to revise the table of Requested RFI Deliverables and corresponding Requested Dates, and to extend the RFI period to July 7, 2017.

Amendment 002 - This amendment serves to notify Industry that 
additional draft documents are available for release, to extend the RFI 
period to June 16 2017 and to clarify expectations related to deliverable requested dates.

Amendment 001 - This amendment serves to extend the RFI period to May 
5, 2017 and to update the Third-party Transfer Process.

General

This industry consultation process seeks information from industry on its interest, capacity and ability to produce and deliverthe systems that meet the requirements for the Department of National Defence Medi
um Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) projects Space Segment. This 
industry consultation process provides industry the opportunity to provide feedback in the development and refinement of the requirement, including the proposed technical requirement, the procurement strategy and methods of leveraging economic benefit for Canada. 

The information gathered through this industry consultation process may be used by Canada to assistin the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the implementation of the MEOSAR Space Segment procurement. As
 such, the requirement may be revised pending alternate solutions and discussions that take place during all industry engagement processes.

Background

Canada is a pioneer in satellite-aided search and rescue and has played 
a leadership role in creating a global satellite based beacon tracking system. Canada, together with Russia, France and the United States, has contributed to the COSPAS-SARSAT system.

MEOSAR is the next generation satellite system which aims to replace 
the current Low Earth Orbit satellite system. It will provide 
additional coverage and more accurate location detection capabilities for the Search and Rescue teams. As part of the Space Segment, Canada will provide 24 MEOSAR repeaters to be installed on the United States Global Positioning System III satellite constellation. The Ground Segment consists of satellite ground terminals; these terminals track the MEOSAR satellites and receive and process the transmissions of the distress radio beacons as relayed by those satellites.

The MEOSAR project team previously released two Requests for Information (RFIs), held an Industry Day, conducted one-on-one meetings with interested vendors to seek industry input in developing this re
quirement and initiated the Third Party Transfer (TPT) approval process 
required for vendors to gain access to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) sensitivetechnical data and information from the United States (US) Department of State. See tender notices W8474-16ME07/A and W8474-16ME07/B for additional information. 

Third-party Transfer Process 

Several documents required for this proposed procurementhave been identified as falling under one of the following categories:
a) Subject to the Defence Production Act (DPA) Schedule;
b) Subject to ITAR.

The MEOSAR project must adhere to the requirements of DPA and ITAR. Controlled goods as listed in the DPA Schedule and US origin controlled technical data will only be made available to approved, pre-qualified vendors during the appropriate procurement phase of the project. Interested vendors must have received the required approval in both categoriesin order to gain access to the draft RFP documents; as such, an approval process was initiated on buyandsell.gc.ca and only vendors that have received the required approvals will have access to these documents. These documents are required for the nextphase of the industry engagement process. Vendors that are interested in participating in the next phase of the industry engagement process but do not have the required approvals may contact the Procurement Authority to obtain updated documents to commencethe approval process.  

Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy 

As noted previously, the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy, including the Value Proposition, applies to this requirement. In
terested vendors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the 
Value Proposition Guide, which can be found on the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada website (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/086.nsf/eng/00006.html).

Request for Information 

As indicated in the Summary ofFeedback and Outcomes under RFI W8474-16ME07/B, additional engagement activities were planned by the MEOSAR Project team. 

The MEOSAR team is seeking feedback from industry on various draft RFP documents as well as updated cost estimates for theSpace Segment Solution. 

Notifications will be posted under this RFI number as RFP draft documents become available for release. However, these draft documents will only be made available to vendors that have received the required approvals.

Timelines to respond to this request are outlined in the Request for Information (RFI) document. Responses received after the proposed timelines may not be considered.

All enquiries and other communications related to this industry consultation process must be directed exclusively to the Public Services and Procurement Canada Procurement Authority.

Procurement Authority 

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Acquisitions Branch
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0S5

ATTN: Emidio Almeida
TEL:819-420-6200 
E-mail: emidio.almeida@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca 

Notes to Interested Respondents

This industry consultation process is not a bid solicitation and a contract will not result from this request.

Potential respondents are advised thatany information submitted to Canada in response to this industry consultation process may be used by Canada in the development of a subsequent competitive RFP. However, 
Canada is not bound to accept any Expression of Interest or to consider 
it further in any associated documents such as a RFP.   

The issuance of this industry consultation process does not create an obligation for Canada to issue a subsequent RFP, and does not bind Canada legally or otherwise, to enter into any agreement or to accept any suggestions from organizations. Canada reserves the right to accept or reject any or all comments received.

There will be no short listing of firms for the purpose of undertaking any future work, as a result of this industry consultation process. Similarly, participation in this industry consultation process is not a condition or prerequisite for participation in any RFP(s).

Companies participating in this industry consultation process should identify any submitted information that is to be considered as either company confidential or proprietary.

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-04-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-04-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2017-05-05
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2017-05-05
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2017-06-08
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2017-06-08
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2017-06-15
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2017-06-15
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2017-07-06
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2017-07-06
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2017-07-25
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2017-07-25
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2017-08-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2017-08-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2017-08-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2017-08-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2017-08-28
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2017-08-28
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2017-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2017-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU010.PDF010English- 2017-09-29
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU010.PDF010French- 2017-09-29
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU011.PDF011English- 2017-10-06
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU011.PDF011French- 2017-10-06
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.E31218.EBSU012.PDF012English- 2017-10-20
ABES.PROD.PW__ST.B005.F31218.EBSU012.PDF012French- 2017-10-20

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