ARCHIVED Buhler Automatic Lab Mill (5K003-148025/A)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Awarded
Days to closing
6 years 10 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2013/08/02
Amendment date
None
Date closing
2013/08/19 14:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details

Reference number
PW-$WPG-108-8596
Solicitation number
5K003-148025/A
Region of delivery
Manitoba
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Canadian Grain Commission

Contact Information

Contact name
Perkins, Bill
Contact phone
(204) 983-0275 ( )
Contact fax
(204) 983-7796
Contact address
PO Box 1408, Room 100
167 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg
Manitoba
R3C 2Z1
Telephone No.: (204) 983-0275 (    )
Facsimile No.: (204) 983-7796

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Description

Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
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: 
BUHLER INC.
P.O. BOX 9497
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota
United States
55440-9497
Nature of Requirements: 
5K003-148025/A
Perkins, Bill
Telephone No. - (204) 983-0275
Fax No. - (204) 983-7796

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. 

TITLE:	Buhler MLU-202 Automatic Laboratory Grain Mill

The Grain Milling and Barley/Malting Research unit of the
Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) Grain Research Laboratory has a
requirement for the supply and delivery of two (2) Buhler
MLU-202 Automatic Laboratory Grain Mills.  The CGC would like to
add the option to purchase up to an additional three (3) Buhler
MLU-202 Automatic Laboratory Grain Mills within three (3) years
from initial contract award date.

The Buhler MLU-202 provides milled wheat flour that is essential
to the success of the Canadian Grain Commission's (CGC's) wheat
quality assurance and research activities as outlined in
Strategic Outcomes #1 and #3 (see below)
http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/cgc-ccg/sopa-rsap-eng.htm  

#1. Quality Assurance

This program activity is concerned with consistent, accurate,
and reliable grain quality and
grain safety assurance through standardized procedures and
monitoring.

The Canadian Grain Commission inspects grain as it is received
by terminal elevators and as it is loaded for export at
terminal, transfer and primary elevators. Inspection and
certification services include testing, detecting and measuring
toxins, and testing end-use quality.

The Canadian Grain Commission continually reviews and adapts all
aspects of Canada's grain quality assurance system to the
requirements of grain buyers and Canada's grain sector.

The Canadian Grain Commission addresses buyer complaints about
grain shipment quality.

#3. Grain Quality Research

This program activity supports grain quality and grain safety
assurance through testing, monitoring, research, and development.

The Canadian Grain Commission conducts research to understand
grain quality and grain safety factors.

The Canadian Grain Commission researches and develops methods
and tests for measuring and evaluating grain quality and grain
safety.

The Canadian Grain Commission conducts research on grain
standards and specifications.

Milled wheat flour is used on a daily basis for a variety of
analytical testing. These are standard procedures used to
evaluate wheat flour and wheat end products as part of the CGC's
quality assurance and research activities. The results of these
tests are published and used throughout both the domestic and
international wheat markets, and they must be reliable and
accurate.
The Buhler MLU-202 is approved by The American Association of
Cereal Chemists (AACC) as standard equipment for wheat quality
evaluation (AACC Approved International Method 26-10.02
Experimental Milling and AACC Approved International Method
26-21.02 Experimental Milling - Buhler Method for Hard Wheat).

The grain industry standard in North America and internationally
is the Buhler MLU-202.  In order to reliably compare producers
milled grain samples to those provided by the CGC, the Buhler
lab mill MLU-202 is required. 


Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
of capabilities that its system meets the following requirements:

Is approved by AACC, AACC Approved International Method 26-10.02
Experimental Milling and AACC Approved International Method
26-21.02 Experimental Milling - Buhler Method for Hard Wheat.

Must have a minimum wheat grinding capacity of between 100 - 200
grams / minute.

Must have a minimum of two (2) fluted break rolls and two (2)
smooth reduction rolls. The length of both sets of rolls must
measure between 195-205 mm (length of grinding surface). The
grinding action of the rolls must be in a Dull / Dull
configuration. Roll diameter must be between 145 -155 mm.

Gear ratio for both sets of rolls must be 2:1. The back roll
must run faster than the front roll. Back roll speed must not
exceed 500 rotations per minute (rpm). Front roll speed must not
exceed 250 rpm.

The machine must have a complete pneumatic conveying system to
move the milled product: this will consist of a fan; piping;
plexiglass cyclones and discharge airlocks

The break rolls must have three (3) different corrugations along
the length of the roll.             
B1= 40mm long with 6.4 corrugations/cm; 4% spiral: 0.2 land and
style of grooves= 21.   
      B2= 90mm long with 8.0 corrugations/cm; 4% spiral: 0.1
land and style of grooves=18. 
      B3= 70mm long with 9.5 corrugations/cm; 4% spiral: 0.1
land and style of grooves =18.

Must have divided sifter compartments with removable clothed
sieve frames and automatic sieve cleaning

Sieve Clothing Requirements (a full set must be installed on the
unit upon delivery):                
B1/top sieve=#40 mill grade steel wire cloth                    
                                                           
B2/top sieve=#40 mill grade steel wire cloth                    
                                                           
B3/top sieve= #45 mill grade steel wire cloth                   
                                                          
B1/bottom sieve=132 - PA-10MF nylon cloth                       
                                                     B2/bottom
sieve=132 - PA-10MF nylon cloth                                 
                                           B3/bottom sieve=132 -
PA-10MF nylon cloth                                             
                               Reduction rolls top and bottom
sieve = 150 - PA-9MF nylon cloth        


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

Agreement on Internal trade (AIT)

The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts
Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under
subsection: Government Contract Regulations, Part 1, Section
6(d) only one supplier (person or firm) is capable of performing
the contract.




The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are
invoked under the:

Agreement 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 exists.

The Canadian Grain Commission  is exempt from NAFTA and WTO as
it is not identified under the list of  applicable Federal
Government entities.  Reference:

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  Annex 1001.1a-1 -
Federal Government Entities - Schedule of Canada.

World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement
(WTO-AGP)  Annex 1, Federal  Government Entities


The equipment must be delivered on or before March 31, 2014.


The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is
$446,250.00 - $468,562.50 (GST/HST extra).	


Name and address of the pre-identified supplier:

Buhler Inc.
P.O. Box 9497
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9497
United States


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.


The closing date and time for accepting statements of
capabilities is:                                    


Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Bill Perkins 
Supply Specialist 
Public Works and Government Services Canada
100-167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z1

Telephone:	 (204) 983-0275
Facsimile:	 (204) 983-7796
E-mail:	 bill.perkins@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca 


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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