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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
5 years 6 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/10/21 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
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
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Davidson(sv), Linda
Contact phone
(819) 956-1367 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 997-2229
Contact address
11C1, Phase III
Place du Portage
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
Gatineau, Québec  K1A 0S5
Telephone No.: (819) 956-1367 (    )
Facsimile No.: (819) 997-2229


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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: 
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Interchangeable Parts
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address: 
Life Prediction Technologies Inc.
23-1010 Polytek Street,
Ottawa Ontario
Nature of Requirements: 

Davidson(sv), Linda
Telephone No.:  (819) 956-1367 / (819) 939-5289 
Fax No.:  (819) 997-2229

1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community
that a department or agency intends to award a contract for
goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier,
thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in
bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no
supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the
requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date
stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed
with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 

2. Definition of requirement

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for a
range of technical and engineering support for power
plant/propulsion systems analysis capabilities including:

Critical reviews of Prognosis and Health Management (PHM)
Assessments of recommended life cycle management practices;
Reviews of engine designs and potential engine usage patterns;
Gas turbine hot section component reviews;
Prognosis based predictions on critical parts, and;   
Failure modes and parts criticality assessments.

3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
of capabilities that its
 product/equipment/system (as appropriate) meets the following
(Summarize the essential functional characteristics or, if
necessary to properly define the goods, the physical or design
characteristics, and describe any requirements for
interchangeability with existing systems or equipment. Also
include to the extent possible performance or output criteria.
If applicable, refer to recognized Canadian or international
standards, specifications, and/or regulations).
Experience, (e.g. x years experience in the past x years
conducting y; x number of projects
similar in size, scope and complexity);
Knowledge and understanding of (e.g. x equipment; x economic
model; x software);-
Academic qualifications, (e.g. must possess an undergraduate
degree from a recognized university in the field of [e.g.
business, political science]);
Professional designation, accreditation, and/or certification
(e.g. professional engineer,
Certified General Accountant).

3.1	Minimum Essential Requirements:

The basic capability requirement includes the following:

3.1.1	The determination of the structural condition of critical
engine components, as assessed from data sources available for
Canadian Forces (CF) aircraft (available sensor data and
maintenance records);

3.1.2	Analysis of the degradation patterns and factors affecting
structural degradation (mission profile, environmental etc); and

3.1.3	Assessment of the remaining useful life of critical
components (prognostic analysis).

To be effectively applied to ensure engine structural integrity
within the requirements of airworthiness, these capabilities
must be validated and verified with respect to the parts,
engines and operating profiles/conditions that are specific to
the CF aircraft fleet.  The only software that has been
validated and verified for such computations using data from CF
platforms is XactLIFE, developed by LPTi.  The specified
capability encompasses the following tasks:

3.1.4	Review of various CF engine designs & respective
Prognostics and Health Monitoring capabilities;

3.1.5	Analysis/modelling of mission profiles and engine usage

3.1.6	Assessment of Original Equipment Manufacturer recommended
life cycle management;

3.1.7	Engineering Review and Analysis of critical components and
hot section components;

3.1.8	Calculate prognosis (remaining useful life) of critical
components/hot section components; and

3.1.9	Carry out Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis
(FMECA) for compressor, combustor and turbine components.

4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s): 

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

Life Prediction Technologies Inc. (LPTI) has exclusive
Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the only validated and
verified physics-based product available to conduct gas turbine
prognostics and component lifing analyses compatible with DND

The patented XactLIFE prognostic system has been developed and
proven under previous DND contracts. DND provided funding to
partially support the development of this uniquea engineering
analysis tool.

6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations
is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6.d, only one
person is capable of performing the work.

7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons

The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified:

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Article(s) 12.a

8. Ownership of Intellectual Property

Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of
the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.

9. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s)

The proposed contract is for a period of three (3) years and
includes five (5) one (1) year option periods. 

10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

Life Prediction Technologies Inc. (LPTI)
23-1010 Polytek Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 9J1

11. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available
to provide the goods, services or construction services
described in the ACAN, 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.

12. The closing date for a submission of a statement of

The closing date and time for accepting statements of
capabilities is 21 October 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST)

13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Linda Davidson 
Acquisitions Branch 
Services and Specialized 
 Acquisitions Management (SSAM) 
Science Procurement Directorate (SPD) 
Defence Sciences Division (SV) 
Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1 
11 Laurier Street 
Gatineau (Hull), Québec 
K1A 0S5 

Telephone:	819-956-1367 / 819-939-5289 
Fax: 		819-997-2229 
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.

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and
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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