ARCHIVED Platform Transmitter Terminal (K4E21-140583/B)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded
Days to closing
5 years 3 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2014/12/03
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2014/12/18 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)

Details

Reference number
PW-$WPG-016-9273
Solicitation number
K4E21-140583/B
Region of delivery
Northwest Territories
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
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 Information

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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Description

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:  marlene.hall@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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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