ARCHIVED Pistols and Pistol Parts - Saskatchewan (M8500-14R043/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 11 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/06/08 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Generally only one firm has been invited to bid
Non-competitive procurement strategy
Exclusive Rights
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Contact Information

Contact name
Gerstmar, Denise
Contact phone
(306) 241-1018 ( )
Contact fax
(306) 975-5397
Contact address
Government of Canada Building
101 - 22nd Street East
Suite 110
S7K 0E1
Telephone No.: (306) 241-1018 (    )
Facsimile No.: (306) 975-5397


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Trade Agreement: NONE
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: 
PO BOX 2208
SPRINGFIELD Massachusetts
United States
Nature of Requirements: 


Pistol and Pistol Parts - Saskatchewan

Gerstmar, Denise
Telephone: 	306-241-1018
Fax: 		306-975-5397

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a requirement for a
Standing Offer for Pistols and Pistol Parts.

Sole Source Justification:
The RCMP Senior Executive Committee adopted the Smith and Wesson
model 5946 and 3953 as the approved issue duty pistol for all
members of the RCMP in June of 1995. To date this pistol is
still in service and the RCMP has in their possession in excess
of 20,000 pistols. The RCMP is a repair and warranty station
approved by Smith and Wesson manufacturer and use genuine Smith
and Wesson parts in the repair of RCMP firearms.

From a liability perspective they maintain manufacturer
qualification re-certification with their Armourers every three
years and only use approved Smith and Wesson parts and
procedures in their program.

This requirement has been deemed sole source due to risk and
liability to the organization and the safety of their
membership. There are also liability issues involved with not
using OEM parts that could lead to the loss of life in the event
non approved parts are put in the pistol.

The safety of the RCMP members and the Canadian public does not
permit the RCMP to entertain additional sources for spare parts.

The RCMP maintains ongoing professional relations with Smith and
Wesson and as technology changes are informed of new parts or
upgraded parts maintained on scale of issue of their regular
maintenance program.

Only Known Source of Supply:
Smith & Wesson Corp.
PO Box 2208
2100 Roosevelt Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
United States.

Period of Standing Offer:
Three (3) years plus two (2) one (1) year options.

Standing Offer Value:
The estimated value of this procurement is $1,600,000.00 USD
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate
with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any
questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting
officer identified above.

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agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15)
calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it
intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a
pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or
before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets
the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority
may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of
Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the
ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full
tendering process.

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available
to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a
statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person
identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this
Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate
how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the
closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the
envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile
transmission, on the covering page.

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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