Macro Scratch Tester (31019-136479/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
6 years 3 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/01/08 14:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
British Columbia
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
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
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
National Research Council Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Harding, Linda
Contact phone
(604) 775-7630 ( )
Contact fax
(604) 775-7526
Contact address
800 Burrard Street, 12th Floor
800, rue Burrard, 12e etage
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 0B9
Telephone No.: (604) 775-7630 (    )
Facsimile No.: (604) 775-7526

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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
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: 
CSM Instruments Inc.
197 1st Ave Suite 120
197 1st Ave Suite 120
Needham Massachusetts
United States
Nature of Requirements: 
Macro Scratch Tester

Req# 31019-136479

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:
Linda Harding
A/Contract Officer
219-200 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 0B9

Telephone: 604-775-7630
Facsimile: 604-775-7526

Definition of the requirement
The Department of National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has
a requirement for the supply and delivery of one (1) CSM
Revetest Macro Scratch Tester. 

By acquiring another scratch tester from CSM, it will allow NRC
to have the compatibility to view the 20+ years of data
performed on existing CSM equipment and will allow the format of
the data to be consistent for comparison result testing and

CSM Instruments Inc. Needham, MA is the manufacturer and sole
supplier of this system. 

Estimated value: $120,000 - $135,000.00 USD. 

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement(s):
o	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 
o	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 

The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
invoked under the:
o	Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Annex 3.2 Article(s) 12.a
o	North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Annex 3.2
Article(s) 2b and or 2d

The equipment must be delivered on or before March 29, 2014.

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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calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it
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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.

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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.

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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.

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