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ELECTROPHYS. NIGHT VIS. IMAG. DEV. - ACAN


 
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  Reference Number PW-$$QF-106-23484
  Solicitation Number W8484-137796/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
  Revised 2013-01-14
  Closing 2013-01-29 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST

Details

  Category Communications, Detection and Fibre Optics
  GSINS N5855: NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, EMITTED AND REFLECTED RADIATION
  Region of Delivery Quebec
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  Tender Type Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  ELECTROPHYS. NIGHT VIS. IMAG. DEV.

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:
ELECTROPHYSICS CORP
373 RTE 46 W BLDG E
FAIRFIELD New Jersey
United States
07004
Nature of Requirements:
ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE (ACAN):

ELECTROPYSICS NIGHT VISION IMAGING DEVICES

1.    Definition of Requirement

The Department of National Defence (DND) has specific
requirements for the procurement of Night Vision camera systems
which are composed of Night Vision Central Intensifier Unit
(CIU) variable gain devices and various Night Vision Nikon,
Canon, and Sony camera adapter / bracket mounts, lenses and
various accessories.

2.    Criteria for Assessment of the Statement of Capabilities

2.1    Minimum Essential Requirements

Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a Statement
of Capabilities that its system meets the following
specifications:

System Requirements

DND has an immediate requirement to procure Night Vision camera
systems that will physically fit (without third party adapters)
on professional camera systems such as the Nikon D4 and the
Canon 1D MK III series Digital Single Lens Reflects (DSLR), and
the Sony NX5U and HC9 video cameras.

The main Night Vision system component requirements are:

A.    Central Intensifier Unit (CIU) variable gain device;
B.    Nikon camera adaptor mount and Nikon full frame adapter
attachments;
C.    Canon camera adaptor mounts and Canon full frame adapter
attachments; and
D.    Sony video camera bracket mount;

Specification Requirements of System Components

A.    The Night Vision Central Intensifier Unit:

    -    Photocathode Response. The RAW CIU photocathode response
(light             sensitivity) must be equal or better than 2000 µA/lm
(Micro/Amp per             lumen).
    -    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The Signal-to-Noise Ratio of
the CIU must be         equal or better than 26. SNR is a measure of
the light signal reaching the         eye divided by the perceived
noise as seen by the eye or, in our case,             seen by the camera;
    -    Resolution. The image resolution of the CIU must be equal or
better than             64lp/mm;
    -    Halos Effects. The CIU must include a 'gated power supply"
to minimize             any "halo" effects;
    -    Auto-gating and Blooming Effect. The CIU must include an
auto-gating             feature to control the amount of light that gets
through to the MCP in             order to operate the CIU during
brighter conditions, such as daylight,             without damaging the
tube or leading to premature failure;
    -    Variable Gain. The CIU must provide a variable gain
adjustment feature             that will allows the output light
adjustment from low to high gain;
    -    Back Focus. As a crucial part of the night vision imaging
system, the CIU             device must have a precise back focus
characteristic, eliminating any             manual adjustment and tuning;
    -    Life Expectancy. With respect to life expectancy, the CIU
must, as a             minimum, meet the US Army GEN III specifications -
life expectancy of             10,000hrs; and
    -    Interchangeability. The CIU must be fit and be
interchangeable (inserting             CIU in any of the Nikon, Canon, or
Sony camera adaptor / bracket mounts         housing identified below.
This insertion must be accomplished without the         use of any
tools (very important characteristic in supporting military
            personnel deployed on combat missions).

B.    The Nikon camera adaptor mounts and full frame adapter
attachments:

    -    Integration. The Nikon camera adapter mounts and full frame
adapter             attachments must allow retention of the Nikon D3 s
and Nikon D4 features         and functionality such as zooming,
auto-focus, light metering, and image             stabilization (these
automatic functions / features are especially critical             during
combat missions to speed up image capture);
    -    The Nikon camera adaptor mount and full frame adapter
attachment must         fit between the Nikon camera body and the
Nikon camera lens without             third party camera adaptors; and
    -    Variable gain. The Nikon camera adapter mounts must
incorporate a             variable gain control knob to adjust the gain
of the "variable gain" CIU             (see CIU specs above).

C.    The Canon camera adaptor mounts and full frame adapter
                attachments:

    -    Integration. The Canon camera adapter mounts and full frame
adapter             attachments must allow retention of the Canon 1D MK
III and 5D Mk III             camera features and functionality such as
zooming, auto-focus, light             metering, and image stabilization
(these automatic functions / features are         especially critical
during combat missions to speed up image capture);
    -    The Canon camera adaptor mount and full frame adapter
attachment             must fit between the Canon camera body and the
Canon camera lens             without third party camera adaptors; and
    -    Variable gain. The Canon camera adapter mounts must
incorporate a             variable gain control knob to adjust the gain
of the "variable gain" CIU             (see CIU specs above).

D.    The Sony video camera bracket mounts:

    -    Interchangeable. The Sony bracket mounts for the Sony NX5U
and the             Sony HC9 video cameras must be able to accept a "C"
mount lens;
    -    Optical Alignment. The Sony NX5U and Sony HC9 video cameras
bracket             mounts must be manufactured to mount each of these
two "fix lens" Sony         video cameras. Each of the bracket mounts
must provide perfect optical             alignment between the camera
lens and the bracket mount relay lens             holding the CIU; and
    -    Variable Gain Control Knob. The Sony NX5U and Sony HC9 video
cameras         bracket mounts must incorporate a variable gain
control knob to adjust             the gain of the "variable gain" CIU
(see CIU specs above).

2.2    Initial Equipment / Optional Goods - Deliverable Table

Item #     Description    Initial Equipment Qs    Optional Goods Qs
1    Central Intensifier Unit (CIU) Night Vision imaging devices
(variable gain control)    14    32
2    Nikon camera adaptor mounts (variable gain control) for Nikon
D3 s and Nikon D4 cameras    14    32
3    Nikon full frame adapter attachment for Nikon D3s and Nikon D4
cameras    17    45
4    Canon camera adaptor mounts (variable gain control)    1    10
5    Canon full fame adapter attachment for Canon EOS-1D MK III and
EOS-5D Mk III cameras.    1    10
6    Sony camera adapter brackets for Sony NX5U video cameras.    20    40
7    Lenses (C-Mount) 25 mm f0.95 for use with the Sony bracket
mounts    20    47
8    Small, foam-lined, watertight Carrying cases to store the
above items (Pelican 1400, Black PN: 920001 or equivalent)    5    32
9    Sony camera adapter bracket for Sony HC9 video cameras.    1    7
10    Bracket Eyepiece (converts BRAC into hand-held)    1    7
11    C-Mount camera adapter for C-Mount CCD Camera    1    7
12    1 Year Parts & Labour Warranty    N/A    N/A


2.3    Optional Goods

The prices for each of the Optional Goods (listed above) must
remain firm until March 31, 2015. The Contracting Authority
shall reserve the right to exercise such options at any time
before this date.

3.    Applicability of Trade Agreements

This requirement comes under the Federal Supply Classification
(FSC) 5855, Night Vision Equipment Emitted and Reflected
Radiation, and, as such, is subject to the following Trade
Agreements:

-    AIT.

This requirement is not subject to the following Trade
Agreements.

-    NAFTA;
-    CPFTA; and
-    CCFTA.

4.    Justification, Name and Address of the Proposed Contractor

It is the governemnt's intention to award a Contract to Sofradir
EC Inc / Electrophysics Corp., 373 Route 46 West, Fairfield,
NJ., 07004, USA, who is the only known supplier capable of
performing this work.

5.    Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

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").

6.    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:

-    AIT / Article 506, para. 12(a).
7.    Required Delivery Date

The required delivery date:

-    Initial Equipment = on or before March 15, 2013; and
-    Optional Goods = 30 days after receipt of order.

8.    Intellectual Property

Ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of
the proposed contract will vest in the Contractor.

9.    Inquiries and Submission of Statements of Capabilities

Ricardo N. Mastantuono
Supply Team Leader
PWGSC, D&MP Sector, Electronics,
Simulators and Defence Systems Division - QF
Portage III 8C2 - 11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC., Canada, K1A 0S5
Tel.: (819) 956-5771
Fax: (819) 956-5650
Email: Ricardo.Mastantuono@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.


Mastantuono, Ricardo
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
8C2, Place du Portage
Gatineau
Québec
K1A 0S5
Telephone No.: (819) 956-5771 ( )
Facsimile No.: (819) 956-5650


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Ricardo Mastantuono
  Address 11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier 8C2, Place du Portage Telephone No.: (819) 956-5771 ( ) Facsimile No.: (819) 956-5650
  City Gatineau
  State / Province Québec
  Country Canada
  Postal Code K1A 0S5
  Phone (819) 956-5771 ( )
  Fax (819) 956-5650
  Email
  Website URL

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