Hydrogen Fuelled Ships (T8125-120022/A)
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- Days to closing
- 9 years 10 months ago
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2012/09/25 14:00 Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT)
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- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- National Capital Region
- Notice type
- Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
- Trade agreement
- Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Transport Canada
- Contact name
- Baird, Janice
- Contact phone
- (709) 772-2999 ( )
- Contact fax
- (709) 772-4603
- Contact address
Cabot Place, Phase II, 6th Floor Box 4600 St. John's, NL A1C 5T2 Telephone No.: (709) 772-2999 ( ) Facsimile No.: (709) 772-4603
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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: Alion Science and Technology (Canada) Corporation 349 Terry Fox Drive Kanata Ontario Canada K2K2V6 Nature of Requirements: Hydrogen Fuelled Ships Requirement: Hydrogen Fuelled Ships, A contract for the design of an integrated hybrid fuel-cell/diesel electric propulsion system. Definition of requirement The Department of Transport, Ottawa, Ontario has a requirement for the provision of services as specified under "Background" below. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Alion Science and Technology Canada, Kanata, Ontario. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period. 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. Background Fuel cell technology, although a mature technology, has experienced significant advancements in technology over the last few decades in terms of both efficiency and capability. These advancements are mainly due to reduced dependence on oil, and a greater awareness of the effects of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, on the environment. Fuel cell manufacturers and regulators are starting to look at the introduction of fuel cells into other markets beyond the automotive sector, such as stationary power generation and marine transportation both of which are large emitters of greenhouse gases. However, there are a number of challenges, such as power density and efficiency, which have to be resolved before fuel cells become viable alternatives in these applications. In the marine transportation sector, the three main constraints are the integration of a fuel cell system into the ship, fuel storage, and fuel cell dynamic operation. Of these the biggest challenge is considered to be that of being able to fit a fuel cell and its associated systems into the vessel without consuming significant amounts of deck space and internal volume, which would reduce vessel capability. Space requirements are worthy of further study because it is unlikely that fuel cell technology will progress to the point where the power density is equivalent to that of a marine diesel engine. Compared to conventional prime movers, fuel cells offer significantly lower emissions, improved fuel economy, lower thermal and noise signatures, and more flexible arrangements. The Canadian Coast Guard is investigating shipboard fuel cell applications including ship service generators and main propulsion using electric drives. Various fuel cell systems have been investigated, and Ballard's (PEM) proton exchange membrane fuel cell module powered by LH2 fuel has been selected for further development. The goal of this project is to demonstrate the installation of hydrogen fuel cells in the range of 1500 kW to supply propulsive and auxiliary power the integrated hybrid fuel cell-diesel electric propulsion systems of the Canadian Coast Guard Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (CCG OFSV). The objective is to integrate an existing PEM Fuel cell module into the vessel and evaluate emission, cost and performance of the system. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities Minimum Essential Requirements Mandatory Technical Criteria 1. Team to have recent experience in ship design, fuel cell technology, and ship dynamic response modelling and simulation. 2. Team to have the IP rights to all the information necessary for completing the project. Point Rated Technical Criteria Technical: (75 points) 1. Have recently designed a small research vessel, with a multiple prime mover integrated electric propulsion system. Vessel must have known and modelled dynamic response characteristics and operational capabilities that have been demonstrated and can be replicated by the team. (20) 2. Have demonstrated understanding of the development of complex ship designs. (10) 3. Have demonstrated recent understanding of the challenges of integrating a fuel cell system into a marine vessel. (10) 4. Have detailed knowledge and understanding of fuel cell design, installation, safety, and maintenance. (20) 5. Have detailed knowledge of and demonstrated understanding of ship propulsion system modelling, and dynamic simulation and analysis. (10) 6. Ability to recognise direct, as well as peripheral, problems and solutions. (5) Program: (25 points) 1. Project Manager to have recent experience in the managing complete ship design programs which include the development of alternative and innovative solutions in ship design. (10) 2. Key personnel to have relevant, and recent, experience and knowledge. (5) 3. Proven competence on complete ship design programs. (5) 4. Sufficient resources to complete the task within the schedule. (5) Total 100 Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier Alion Science and Technology Canada is the only known organization capable of successfully completing this work. The work requires an existing design, with a known capability set, and known propulsion system dynamic response characteristics. Production of this baseline information would be both time consuming and expensive. Alion hold the Intellectual Property on an original ship design, and the associated dynamic response model necessary to complete the work and has shared ownership of this IP with Robert Allan Limited, who will be a sub-contractor to Alion under this contract. Due to the nature of this research and development and high level of expertise required, Alion Science and Technology is best positioned to deliver a successful outcome. Government Contracts Regulations Exception: The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - only one person is capable of performing the work. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement(s) specified: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article 506 12. a): - to ensure compatibility with existing products, to recognize exclusive rights, such as exclusive licences, copyright and patent rights, or to maintain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative. Ownership of Intellectual Property. The intellectual property resulting from this work rest with the contractor. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s). The proposed contract is from contract award to March 31, 2014. A cost estimate of the proposed contract. The estimated value of the contract is $332,000.00 taxes extra. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier: Alion Science and Technology Canada 349 Terry Fox Drive Kanata, Ontario K2K 2V6 Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities 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 for a submission of a statement of capabilities. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is : September 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. NDST. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities. Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Janice Baird, Supply Specialist Public Works and Government Services Canada The John Cabot Building 10 Barter's Hill, Box 4600 St. John's, NL A1C 5T2 Telephone: 709-772-2999 Facsimile: 709-772-4603 E-mail: email@example.com 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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