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ISR RECEIVERS (SIR) TACTICAL ROVER - ACAN


 
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  Reference Number PW-$$QD-017-23523
  Solicitation Number W8486-136126/A
  Organization Name Public Services and Procurement Canada
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
  Source ID FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
  Associated Components No

Dates

  Published 2013-01-25
  Revised
  Closing 2013-02-11 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST

Details

  Category Communications, Detection and Fibre Optics
  GSINS N5820: RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
  Region of Delivery Ontario
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  Tender Type Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  ISR RECEIVERS (SIR) TACTICAL ROVER

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:
L3 Communications Corporation
640 North 2200 West, P.O. Box 16850
Salt Lake City Utah
United States
84116
Nature of Requirements:
ISR RECEIVERS (SIR) TACTICAL ROVER

W8486-136126/A
Anand, Ricky
Telephone No. - (819) 956-1075
Fax No. - (819) 956-0636

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ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

1.    General

An Advance Contract Award Notice (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 this ACAN, on or before the closing
date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then
proceed with the award.


2.    Controlled Goods Requirement

As the resulting contract will require the production of or
access to controlled goods that are subject to the Defence
Production Act, R.S. 1985, c. D-1, bidders are advised that
within Canada only persons who are registered, exempt or
excluded under the Controlled Goods Program
(CGP) are lawfully entitled to examine, possess or transfer
controlled goods. Details on how to register under the CGP are
available at: Controlled Goods Program,

http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/dmc-cgd/index-eng.html


3.    Requirement

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Receiver
System that receives full motion imagery, video and data. This
procurement will address capability deficiencies identified with
current in-service equipment at DND. See attached document for
the technical and performance specifications for the ISR
Receiver.

3.1    The ISR Receiver system must include a compact ISR Receiver
and a Head-Mounted         Monocle designed to capture and display
video and telemetry data from a wide variety of         surveillance
equipment, including manned and unmanned aircraft. The system
must:

3.1.1    be capable of receiving Ku-band, C-band, S-band and L-band;

3.1.2    be capable of receiving Full Motion Video (FMV) and Video
Downlink (VDL); and
3.1.3    be capable of connecting to an external display device to
provide the user the same         imagery as seen from the aircraft
sensors including, but not limited to the following:

a.    Monocle;
b.    Head and/or wrist mounted device; and
c.    Laptop and Personal Computers.

3.2    be able to provide secure (Triple DES and AES encryption)
digital and analog             multi-band reception from a wide variety
of manned and unmanned platforms.

3.3    be capable of deploying in a variety of locations under
extreme climate conditions as         described in MIL-STD-810F,
including:

3.3.1         Temperature: -40°C to 49°C;
3.3.2         Relative Humidity: In accordance with Method 507.4 up to
95%;
3.3.3         Dust and Sand: In accordance with Method 510.5 Procedure
I & II; and,
3.3.4         Salt and Fog: In accordance with Mehtod 509.4.

3.4    be designed to be carried on a soldier's uniform, must weigh
no more than 1.4kg (3 lbs)         and measure l 33cm (13 in) x w 9cm
( 3.5 in) x depth 4.4cm (2 in) ;

3.5    provide variety of external interfaces such that the user is
able to connect the ISR             Receiver to varied existing display
devices, computer, power sources or military systems;

3.6    have a software that:

3.6.1         controls user on screen display;
3.6.2         allows pre-mission configuration including waveform,
band, frequency and video             protocol; and
3.6.3         includes automatic frequency search/acquisition;

3.7    be proven and tested in a theater environment as
developmental and/or untested products         will not be considered;

3.8    be certified by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to be
compliant with the US         Department of Defense (US DOD) Common
Data Link (CDL).

3.9    be capable of operating in both daylight and night
conditions.


In addition to delivery of the ISR system , the Contractor must
be able to provide Repair and Maintenance services for the
life-cycle of the equipment supplied. Repair and Overhaul of
the ISR system is a mandatory component of this requirement.

4.    Target Product

The L3 Communications' Receiver (SIR) Tactical Rover is the
only known product that includes Ku-band as an option in the
known Handheld/Compact Receivers. It offers the smallest size
and weight of all similar products. Due to its small size and
light weight, it meets DND's stated requirements.

Taking into consideration the critical compatibility requirement
with the current in-service equipment and inter-operability with
DoD's communications infrastructure, the L3 ISR Tactical Rover
is the only known product that addresses DND's capability
deficiencies and meets it's form, fit and functional
requirements.


5.    Quantity

The Contractor must be able to provide approximately quantity
(18) eighteen of the ISR Receivers and quantity eighteen (18) of
the compatible Monocle display along with pertinent accessories
and ancillaries as a complete system.

Optional quantity of twenty (20) additional ISR Receiver systems
may be purchased by Canada within twenty-four (24) months after
the Contract Award.

The Contractor should be able to deliver all required quantities
excluding optional quantities within three months after the
contract award. The Repair and Maintenance services shall be
delivered for the term of the Contract.


6.    Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

Any interested supplier must demonstrate and substantiate by way
of a Statement of Capabilities that has the following mandatory
capabilities:

6.1    It has a system that meets or exceeds all the technical and
performance specifications of         L3 ISR Tactical Rover;

6.2    It has a system that has been deployed by an American,
British, Canadian or Australian         military force and as such has
been tested and proven in a theater environment;

6.3    It has a system that has fully inter-operable components;

6.4    It has Repair and Maintenance capabilities for the
life-cycle of the supplied system;

6.5    It has a system that meets all the mandatory requirements of
DND as described above;

6.6    It has the financial capability of undertaking this
procurement initiative and satisfactorily         delivering the
contract.

6.7    It is capable of delivering all aspects of the requirements
listed under Para 3 of this         document;

6.8    It has carried out similar work in the recent* past for its
other customers, whereby it has         successfully delivered similar
goods and services.

    Note: Recent is defined as in the last three years.


7.    Trade Agreements and/or other Obligations

This procurement is excluded from the following Trade Agreements:
NAFTA: The services required are related to FSC 5820 - GSIN
5820, which are excluded in accordance with North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Annex 1001.1b-2, Section B, Item J;

WTO-AGP: The services required are excluded in accordance with
the World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government
Procurement (WTO-AGP) Appendix 1, General Notes 1(c);

CLCA: The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCA) do not
apply because the delivery points do not fall within the
geographic areas covered by the CLCAs.

This procurement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade
(AIT):
The Agreement on Internal Trade applies to this procurement.
The limited tendering strategy is in accordance with Article
506.12. (a) as there is only one supplier who is able to meet
the requirements of the procurement.
Specifically, in order to ensure compatibility and
interoperability with existing installed tactical
communicational infrastructure, the services can be supplied by
only a particular supplier due to the Exclusive Rights of the
supplier.


8.    Government Contracts Regulations Exception and Limited
Tendering Reason

Canada intends to award this contract to L3 Communications
Systems West as it has been identified as a Sole-source vendor
that can provide the goods and services required.

L3 Communications Systems West is the Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) and has the intellectual property rights for
the software, firmware and the legacy equipment that is
currently in service at DND.

This meets the requirements for sole source procurement in
accordance with GCR, part 1, article 6(d), where only one
person/company is capable of performing the contract.


9.    Ownership of Intellectual Property

There will not be any intellectual property (IP) developed under
this contract. L3 Communications System West holds the IP
rights for its equipment, software and firmware excluding the
TacEye. In the event, a contract is awarded to L3
Communications, the IP rights will reside with the Contractor.


10.    Period of Performance of the Proposed Contract

The contract period will be from the contract award date to 31
March 2018 and will have the following option period to buy the
optional quantities:

Option Period: Within twenty-four (24) months after the Contract
award.


11.    A Cost Estimate of the Proposed Contract

Total cost of this contract is estimated at $937K CDN, including
HST and excluding the optional quantities and Repair &
Maintenance costs.


12.    Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor

L-3 Communication Systems - West
640 North 2200 West, P.O Box 16850
Salt Lake City, Utah
84116-0850
U.S.A.


13.    Suppliers' Right to submit a Statement of Capabilities

Suppliers, who consider themselves fully qualified and available
to provide the services and/or 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.

PWGSC intends to award "one" contract to a bidder that can
supply the complete system including Monocle and pertinent
accessories and ancilaries.


14.    Closing Date for a Submission of a Statement of Capabilities

The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
is on the covering page of this notice.


15.    Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities

Please submit statements of capabilities or inquiries to:

Mr. Ricky Anand
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch
Electronics, Munitions and Tactical Systems Procurement
Directorate
Defence Communications Division (QD)
11 Laurier Street
Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada K1A 0S5

Telephone:     (819) 956-1075
Facsimile:     (819) 956-0636
E-mail:     Ricky.Anand@tpsgc-pwgsc.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.


Anand, Ricky
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5
Telephone No.: (819) 956-1075 ( )
Facsimile No.: (819) 956-0636


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Ricky Anand
  Address 11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2 Telephone No.: (819) 956-1075 ( ) Facsimile No.: (819) 956-0636
  City Gatineau
  State / Province Québec
  Country Canada
  Postal Code K1A 0S5
  Phone (819) 956-1075 ( )
  Fax (819) 956-0636
  Email
  Website URL

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