ARCHIVED Macro Scratch Tester (31019-136479/B)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
5 years 4 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/12/01 14:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Lowest/Lower Bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
National Research Council Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Takasaki, Alan H.
Contact phone
(604) 775-7605 ( )
Contact fax
(604) 775-7526
Contact address
219 - 800 Burrard Street
800, rue Burrard, pièce 219
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 0B9


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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
Macro Scratch Tester System

Alan Takasaki
Supply Specialist
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch Vancouver,
2nd floor,  800 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC  V6Z  0B9
Telephone: 	(604)775-7605    	Facsimile: 	(604)775-7526
E-mail address:

The PWGSC Vancouver office provides procurement services to the
public in English.

The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Vancouver,
British Columbia require the supply and delivery of one(1) only
Macro Scratch Tester System.  NRC require that the system be
installed and on-site operator training be provided.

Application and Purpose of the Macro Scratch Tester
Scratch testing is used for Research, Development, and Quality
Control of bulk materials and coatings. The knowledge obtained
from the scratch testing will be useful to understand
material-process-property relations and as a supporting tool for
Failure Analysis of engineering components.  

Scratch testing will be used to

a)	Obtain mechanical properties of surface material, such as
scratch hardness;
b)	Understand failure modes of surface material, coating or
coating-substrate interface;
c)	Estimate practical adhesion strength of coating to underlying
substrate; and
d)	Perform wear tests.

Mandatory Delivery of all hardware and software:  	On or before
March 31, 2015
Desirable delivery of installation and training:	On or before
March 31, 2015
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_VAN.B532.E7348.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2014-10-22
ABES.PROD.PW_VAN.B532.F7348.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2014-10-22
ABES.PROD.PW_VAN.B532.E7348.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2014-11-25
ABES.PROD.PW_VAN.B532.F7348.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2014-11-25

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