ARCHIVED Platform Transmitter Terminal (K4E21-140583/B)
- Publishing status
- Days to closing
- 5 years 3 months ago
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2014/12/18 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)
- Reference number
- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- Northwest Territories
- 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
- 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
- Environment Canada
- Contact name
- Hall, Marlene
- Contact phone
- (204) 984-6423 ( )
- Contact fax
- (204) 983-7796
- Contact address
Room 100 167 Lombard Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba R3B 0T6 Telephone No.: (204) 984-6423 ( ) Facsimile No.: (204) 983-7796
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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: Yes Vendor Name and Address: Microwave Telemetry Inc. 8835 COLUMBIA 100 PKWY SUITES K & L COLUMBIA Maryland United States 21045 Nature of Requirements: Marlene Hall Supply Specialist Telephone: 204 984-6423 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org File No.: K4E21-140583/B TITLE: SATELLITE TRANSMITTERS FOR SHOREBIRDS Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Environment Canada (EC), intends to negotiate with Microwave Telemetry Inc. for the provision of 10 (ten) Platform Transmitter Terminals, with the option to purchase up to twenty (20) additional Platform Transmitter Terminals over a 24-month period. DEFINITION OF REQUIREMENT Environment Canada regularly deploys Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) on several shorebird species in order to track migration patterns, nesting success and to determine the causes of shorebird population declines. Due to the small size and weight of the birds, the PTTs must be small and lightweight enough not to hamper the bird's normal routines, especially flight. Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that its product meets the following mandatory requirements: PERFORMANCE/ CRITERIA/OBJECTIVES/SPECIFICATIONS Each PTT must meet or exceed the following specifications: 1) have a total weight of all parts (including power/battery component) of 5.00 grams or less. 2) have a profile height of unit (excluding antennae) while mounted on bird's back of 7.5mm or less 3) be externally mounted (no implanting acceptable) 4) have attachment locations for Teflon ribbon (for mounting onto birds in leg loop 'back pack' style) 5) have a built in or permanently attached antennae that must be: a. flexible b. able to withstand breakage in poor weather conditions and during bird mating c. no longer than 8.5" in addition to the unit length 6) be entirely rust-proof 7) withstand extended and prolonged exposure to water, including salt water (i.e. water exposure as expected on a wading (not diving) bird, e.g. rain storms, snow storms, shallow depth wading and splashing at atmospheric pressure). 8) be able to communicate to satellites to upload data via Argos system, including sensor and engineering data. 9) have a transmission interval of less than 120 seconds 10) operate in temperatures as high as +40 degrees Celsius and as low as -3 degrees Celsius 11) have a mechanism for testing each specific unit before deployment on a bird 12) be able to be turned on and off manually 13) be capable of running for multiple consecutive years without re-handling the bird (i.e. battery replacement on a regular schedule is not acceptable) 14) be able to withstand power failures and restart automatically when power source regained Supplier must demonstrate proof of unit testing or deployment on a shorebird species, specifically sandpipers or plovers. Substitutes may be made of a proof of unit testing or deployment on a landbird species of similar weight upon consideration and acceptance by the Departmental Representative (Shorebird Biologist) JUSTIFICATION FOR PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER Microwave Telemetry Inc. is the only known supplier that can provide a Platform Transmitter Terminals that meets all of the mandatory performance specifications. Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement The area of the agreement is within the Môwhì Gogha Dè Nîîtåèè area, as defined in the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement, and proximate to Yellowknife and Akaitcho Dene First Nation. The requirements of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement will apply to this procurement. The benefits that apply are contained in: Chapter 26, the Tlicho Land Claim and Self Government Agreement, clauses 26.3, 26.3.1 (a). Http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1292948193972/1292948598544 TRADE AGREEMENTS The following limited tendering reasons pertain to this requirement: Government Contract Regulations, Part 1, Section 6(d) only one person is capable of performing the contract. Government on Internal Trade (AIT), Article 506-12(b) where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons and the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no alternative or substitute exist.; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1016.2(b) where, for works of art or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reasons, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists; Chile TA, Article Kbis-09 (b) where, for the works of art, or for reasons connected with the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or proprietary information or where there is an absence of competition for technical reason, the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists; Peru TA, Article 1409,1(b) where the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art, (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons; Columbia TA, Article 1409,1(b) where the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art, (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights, or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons; DELIVERY DATE All deliverables must be on or before March 31, 2014, FOB destination. PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER Microwave Telemery Inc. 8835 Columbia 100 Pkwy Suites K & L Columbia, Maryland 20145 USA 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 procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
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