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Aircraft Accident Investigator training - ACAN


 
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  Reference Number 216609
  Solicitation Number DND11/03879
  Organization Name Department of National Defence / Ministère de la
Défense Nationale
Director Services Contracting (D Svcs C)
  Source ID FD.DP.ON.10884.C69049
  Associated Components No

Dates

  Published 2011-04-04
  Revised
  Closing 2011-04-18 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

Details

  Category Educational and Training Services
  GSINS U008D: CONDUCT OF TRAINING
  Region of Delivery Foreign
  Region of Opportunity North America
  Agreement Type
  Tender Type Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Aircraft Accident Investigator training

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for professional services for the provision of Aircraft Accident Investigator training.

The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government’s intention to award a contract to Cranfield University for the provision of these services. 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 the Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.

If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government’s electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.

If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.


Requirement

DND requires professional services for the provision of a six-week Aircraft Accident Investigator course. The purpose of the course is to provide a training baseline for aircraft accident investigators assigned to the Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS). Instruction must cover the fundamentals of running an investigation from initial notification through report writing and should include, as a minimum:

a.Aircraft Accident Initial Response. This section must cover:
- Disaster response;
- Appraisal of the accident site;
- Accident site management;
- In-flight and post-flight breakup;
- Wreckage and impact analysis;
- Collection and storage of evidence;
- Interviewing techniques; and
- Investigating external agencies and facilities.

b.Aircraft Systems. This section must cover:
- Aircraft engines and power plants;
- Electrical systems;
- Environmental and pneumatic systems;
- Fuel systems;
- Hydraulic systems;
- Lighting systems; and
- Auxiliary systems.

c.Cabin Investigation Aspects. This section must cover:
- Structures and crashworthiness;
- Physiology, psychology and ergonomics; and
- Passenger behavior/survivability.

d. Flight Data Analysis. This section must cover:
- Flight data recorders;
- Cockpit voice recorders;
- Additional recording sources for data; and
- Legal aspects of recorded data for investigations.

e.Human Factors for Accident Investigators. This section must cover:
- Human error in aviation accidents;
- Reason’s Model of human error;
- Human Factors Analysis and Classification Systems (HFACS);
- Cause analysis for accident investigations; and
- Developing preventive measures based on human error and performance.

f.Investigation Management. This section must cover:
- Team management for complex accidents;
- Relations with regulators and interested external parties;
- Liaising with victims and their families;
- Media management;
- ICAO Annex 13 and other applicable documents; and
- Report writing and follow up actions.

g.The training should be delivered using a combination of the following methods:
- Lectures;
- Simulations;
- Practical exercises;
- Video presentations; and
- Visits to accident investigation support facilities

Essential Qualifications

To fulfill the requirements of the contract the person or firm must have the following qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in conducting a consolidated, comprehensive six-week course that touches on all areas of expertise pertinent to aircraft accident investigation and prevention;

Demonstrated experience in conducting training that covers the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European, British Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB), US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) procedures and standards;

The capability to offer a British/European viewpoint in dealing with accident investigations and with ICAO; and

The capability to provide course participants access to British and European contacts that prove extremely beneficial when DFS investigations cross international boundaries or when dealing with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or United Nations (UN) partners.

Justification for the Pre-Selected Supplier

Sole Source Justification is supported by the following:

Cranfield University is the only known firm that possesses all of the essential qualifications and capabilities. As such, and according to Government of Canada Contracting Policy, Section 10.2.1 (d) the proposed contractor is the only person or firm capable of performing the contract.

The Department of National Defence intends to award a contract to Cranfield University. The contract will be for the provision of a six-week Aircraft Accident Investigator course for one participant in 2011. The contract will also include one option period, for the provision of a six-week Aircraft Accident Investigator course for up to three participants in 2012, to be exercised at the discretion of the Crown. The contract, including the option period, has a total all-inclusive estimated value of £50,000.

You are hereby notified that DND intends to solicit a bid and negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Although the Department considers the above skill sets to be unique, any contractor that has the identified qualifications is encouraged to advise the contracting authority.

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to meet the specified requirements may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the Contracting Authority 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.

Suppliers that have submitted a response will be notified in writing of the DND decision to continue with the non-competitive procurement or to tender the requirement.

The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is 18 April 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT. Responses are to clearly indicate the Solicitation Number, closing date and time.

Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:

Director of Services Contracting (D Svcs C)
Department of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
MGen George R. Pearkes Bldg
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2

Attention: Kim Seguin
Fax: (613) 992-6506
Email: Kim.Seguin@forces.gc.ca
Solicitation Number: DND-11/03879
Closing Date: 18 April 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less that fifteen calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a goods, service or construction contract to a pre-determined contractor. If no other suppliers submit, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the competitive requirements of the government’s contracting policy have been met. Following notification to suppliers not successful in demonstrating that their statement of capabilities meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contract may then be awarded using the Treasury Board’s electronic bidding authorities.

If other potential suppliers submit statement of capabilities during the fifteen calendar day posting period, and meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the department or agency must proceed to a full tendering process on either the government’s electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award a contract.


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Kim Seguin
  Address National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
  City Ottawa
  State / Province ON
  Country Canada
  Postal Code K1A 0K2
  Phone 819-997-3316
  Fax 819-997-3211
  Email kim.seguin@forces.gc.ca
  Website URL

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