Winter Nursery: Canterbury Plains and Manawatu, New Zealand (01581-130095/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
10 years 2 weeks ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2012/07/30 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Mack, Wayne
Contact phone
(306) 975-4004 ( )
Contact fax
(306) 975-5397
Contact address
#910, 410 - 22nd Street East
S7K 5T6
Telephone No.: (306) 975-4004 (    )
Facsimile No.: (306) 975-5397


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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
to bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd
Private Bag 4704
New Zealand
Nature of Requirements: 
Winter Nursery: Canterbury Plains and Manawatu Plains, New

Mack, Wayne
Telephone No. - (306) 975-4004 (    )
Fax No. - (306) 975-5397

Regional Individual Standing Offer for plant breeding winter
nursery services in New Zealand on an "as and when requested"
basis by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) various
locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The services required are to plant, manage, and harvest cereal
lines for individual AAFC plant breeding programs and to plant,
manage, harvest and condition pure-seed, bulk planted pedigreed
increase plots of cereal lines or varieties to the equivalent of
 Canadian Breeder Seed Standards.  The services include
arranging physpanotary inspection / certification and other
documentation for all seed shipped to Canada and delivery of the
packaged seed to a commercial shipping agent at the Christchurch

This is an on going plant breeding research program in New
Zealand.  The soil and climatic conditions (October to March)
are similar to summer growing conditions in Canada.  For
example:  the latitude permits the expression of genetic
day-length sensitivity.  The earliness of the growing season
permits early maturation of the crop in time for early return
shipment to Canada.  Natural levels of disease infection permit
selection for genetic resistance to several diseases of economic
importance in Canada.

2012 TO 14 AUGUST 2014.

If the Standing Offer is authorized for use beyond the initial
period, the Offeror offers to extend its offer for an additional
one year period, from 15 August 2014 to 14 August 2015 under the
same conditions and at the rates or prices specified in the
Standing Offer, or at the rates or prices calculated in
accordance with the formula specified in the Standing Offer.

Sole Source Justification:
There are no other companies in New Zealand that are capable of
performing the magnitude of the work required. This is a
specialized nursery and AAFC requires the expertise that this
company has to grow the unique experimental genetic materials 
and ensuring their integrity.  This requirement gives AAFC a
second generation in the same year and speeds up the breeding of
AAFC's crops.

Total estimated Cost: $400,000.00 New Zealand Dollars per year.

GCR Exemption:
d) only one supplier (person or firm) is capable of performing
the contract. 

AIT Article 506:
12) to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize
exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and
patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be
maintained by the manufacturer or its representative;

Delivery Date: 15/08/2012

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