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Nanothermite Research for Cellular Modification - ACAN


 
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  Reference Number PW-$EDM-002-9623
  Solicitation Number W7702-135583/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 2012-11-27
  Revised
  Closing 2012-12-12 02:00 PM Mountain Standard Time MST

Details

  Category Research and Development (R&D)
  GSINS AD917700: MILITARY
  Region of Delivery Alberta
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  Tender Type Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Nanothermite Research for Cellular Modification

Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: Generally only one firm has been invited
to bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives
Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address:
Université d'Ottawa
800 King Edward
Room 3042
Ottawa Ontario
Canada
K1N6N5
Nature of Requirements:
Title: Nanothermite research for cellular modification

1. Advance Contract Award Notice
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.

2. Definition of Requirement
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Suffield,
Medicine Hat, Alberta has a requirement for a Contractor to
develop an approach for generating pressure waves for cell
transfection and cell damage using reactive nano-composite
materials. The work will involve the following:
- creation of an experimental arrangement to replicate
nanothermite-generated pressure pulses used in published
cell-transfection experiments (Date of Contract award to March
31, 2013);
- research into the shock and flow characteristics relevant to
cell transfection (Option Year One);
- research to achieve modification in cells different from those
in previously-published work (Option Year Two);
- research on optimizing the transfection and damage-generation
processes and understanding cell modification mechanisms (Option
Year Three).

Due to the nature of this work it is expected that there may be
follow-on contracts.

3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities
Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement
of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:

a) Education: Principal investigators must have a Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering or Material Science.
b) Publication history in Detonation, Combustion and Shock Wave
Physics through refereed scientific      publications in the
open literature.
c) Researchers must have in-house equipment and facilities for
performing arrested ball milling.
d) Researchers must have in-house equipment and facilities for
performing Cold Gas Dynamic Spraying.
e) Access to a Scanning Electron Microscope and EDX detector
for X-ray diffraction.

4. Applicability of Trade Agreements
This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:
Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

5. Justification for Pre-Identified Supplier
The proposed sole source contract focuses on the investigation
linked to previous procurements and strategy for pursuing and
developing an approach for generating pressure waves for cell
transfection and cell damage using reactive nano-composite
materials. The previous procurements were tendered openly and
competitively and awarded to Dr. Matei Radulescu of University
of Ottawa (W7702-125408/001/EDM issued 2012-01-25)
(W7702-08R207/001/EDM issued January 12, 2009).

For these open-competitive contracts, Dr. Matei Radulescu of
University of Ottawa was the only bidder due to the extensive
experience in this field. This contractor has the background
Intellectual Property for this requirement and the technology
needed which was developed under the previous contracts.

These techniques and expertise will be used in the current
contract and the information is crucial for correlating features
of the subject of matter. The current procurement will seek to
build on previous R&D work (W7702-125408/001/EDM and
W7702-08R207/001/EDM) to develop generating pressure waves for
cell transfection and cell damage using reactive nano-composite
materials. The previous work under W7702-125408/001/EDM and
W7702-08R207/001/EDM will be the basis for continuing R&D
efforts in this new contract as it is a continuation of this
work.


6. 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".

7 Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
The following exclusion and/or limited tendering reasons are
invoked under the section of the trade agreement specified:

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) - Limited Tendering under
Article 506, #12 b and h.

8. Ownership of Intellectual Property
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has determined
that any intellectual property arising from this contract will
vest in Canada. DRDC is exempted from the Treasury Board "Policy
on Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown
Procurement Contracts" approved 1 June 2000.

9. The Period of the Proposed Contract
The proposed contract is from date of award to March 31, 2013
inclusive with three (3) additional one (1) year option periods.

10. The Estimated Cost of the Proposed Contract
The estimated value of the contract including the three (3)
additional one (1) year option periods, is $170,000.00 (GST
included).

11. Name and Address of the Pre-Identified Supplier:
University of Ottawa
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ottawa, ON
Attention: Dr. Matei Radulescu

12. 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 requirement.

13. The Closing Date and Time for Accepting Statements of
Capabilities
2:00 p.m. MST December 12, 2012

14. Inquiries and Submission of Statement of Capabilities
Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Jasmine Scott, Supply Specialist
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Telus Plaza North
5th Floor 10025 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T1J 1S5

Telephone:780-497-3578
Facsimile: 780-497-3510
E-mail: jasmine.scott@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.


Scott, Jasmine
Telus Plaza North/Plaza Telus Nord
10025 Jasper Ave./10025 ave Jasper
5th floor/5e étage
Edmonton
Alberta
T5J 1S6
Telephone No.: (780) 497-3578 ( )
Facsimile No.: (780) 497-3510


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Jasmine Scott
  Address Telus Plaza North/Plaza Telus Nord 10025 Jasper Ave./10025 ave Jasper 5th floor/5e étage Telephone No.: (780) 497-3578 ( ) Facsimile No.: (780) 497-3510
  City Edmonton
  State / Province Alberta
  Country Canada
  Postal Code T5J 1S6
  Phone (780) 497-3578 ( )
  Fax (780) 497-3510
  Email
  Website URL

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