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Personal armour plates



  Reference Number PW-$QCL-026-15157
  Solicitation Number W7701-135520/A
  Organization Name Public Services and Procurement Canada
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
  Source ID FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2013-01-21
  Revised 2013-03-04
  Closing 2013-03-26 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST


  Category Research and Development (R&D)
  Region of Delivery Quebec
  Region of Opportunity
  Agreement Type Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  Tender Type Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Personal armour plates

Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements:

The Statement of Work (SOW) describes the services required by
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier) aim at
carrying out the following objectives :

This project includes two phases: Phase 1- development phase
which explore and develop advanced material concept armour for
personnel. Phase 2 (Optional goods)- Optional phase of supply
and delivery of personal armour plates. Up to 2 bids may be
recommended for award of contract. Details objectives are:

1-    To support Canadian industries that have capabilities of
developing, manufacturing and integrating armours to improve
processing and manufacturing techniques that will result in a
better quality of armour (new technologies and/or material
almost ready to be put in service and improve ceramic base for
AP threats)
2-    To increase the performance of armours for personal
protection NIJ threat level III and IV
3-    To optimize integration to reduce weight of armour
4-    To answer punctual needs in armour plate supplies

Bidders can bid on more than one THREAT LEVEL specified in Annex
A, but should submit one separate bid for each specified work.
Canada requests that bidders clearly identify in the first
pages of their bid which THREAT LEVEL of work they are bidding
on, which means, III or IV or both.

Client department
The organization for which the services are to be rendered is
the Department of National Defence (the «client»).

Period of the contract :
The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to March 31,
2016 inclusively for phase 1 -development and phase 2 - supply
and delivery (Optional goods), plus 5 years optionals periods of
1 year each for phase 2 - supply and delivery (Optional goods),
Optional goods: The Contracting Authority may exercise the
option at any time before the expiry of the Contract by sending
a written notice to the Contractor.

Contract funding
The maximum funding available for the contract resulting from
the bid solicitation is $300 000.00 CAN for Phase 1 -
Development (Goods and Services Tax or the Harmonized Sales Tax
extra, as appropriate). Bids valued in excess of this amount
will be considered non-responsive. This disclosure does not
commit Canada to pay the maximum funding available.

Mandatory Technical Criteria
Armour Plates
Bidder is requested to provide, at his own expenses, its best
armour plates to qualify for a ballistic limit test (the V50)
threat level III and/or IV as per NIJ-101.06. The bidder must
provide plates for qualification that correspond to the same
threat level of the submitted plates. The bidder must provide
data sheet record of the given plates and detail the
manufacturing technology used. The ballistic limit
qualification tests (V50) will be done at DRDC Valcartier
laboratory according to NIJ-101.06 standard, the submersion test
is not required. Number of plates required is as specified by
NIJ-101.06 standard. A failed test will result in

Plates must be sent along with its proposal on the same date and
time than expected for its submission.

Key Resources proposed
- Only the key resources identified as such are evaluated. To be
considered a key resource, an individual must contribute for at
least 20% of allocated time for the firm part (phase 1 -
development) of this requirement.
- For the purpose of this evaluation, a minimum of 2 key
resources must be proposed and a maximum of 4 key resources are
evaluated. If more than 4 key resources are identified as such,
only the first four resources presented in the labour table at
Attachement 1 - Financial bid presentation sheet, will be
- At least one key resource must hold a PhD or a Master of
applied sciences specialised in material with a specific
orientation in ceramic supported by 2 report projects on ceramic
R&D. The diploma must be from a recognized Canadian university
or the equivalent as established by a credential evaluation
service recognized in Canada*, if the diploma or certificate was
issued abroad.
* The list recognized organizations is available on the Web
site of the Canadian Information Centre for International
Credentials (CICIC) at
- The Bidder must provide the names of key resources who will be
assigned to this requirement

Point Rated Technical Criteria
Technical Proposal maximum 75 points, minimum 10 points
Qualifications of key resources maximum 35 points, minimum 5
Bidder's organization maximum 15 points, minimum 0 point
Total maximum 125 points, minimum 75 points

Security requirements (at the date of bid closing):
There is a security requirement associated with this
requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 -
Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 -
Resulting Contract Clauses. Bidders should consult the
"Security Requirements for PWGSC Bid Solicitations -
Instructions for Bidders"
document on the Departmental Standard Procurement Documents Web

Other information :
- Pursuant to section 01 of Standard Instructions 2003 and 2004,
Bidders must submit a complete list of names of all individuals
who are currently directors of the Bidder. Furthermore, as
determined by the Special Investigations Directorate,
Departmental Oversight Branch, each individual named on the list
may be requested to complete a Consent to a Criminal Record
Verification form.
- The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement
on Internal Trade (AIT).
- The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.
- This requirement is subject to Controlled goods program.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Gallant, Julie
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
G1J 0C7
(418) 649-2931 ( )



Contracting Authority

  Name Julie Gallant
  Address 601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
  City Québec
  State / Province Québec
  Country Canada
  Postal Code G1J 0C7
  Phone (418) 649-2931 ( )
  Fax (418) 648-2209
  Website URL

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