This amendment is raised to include a summary of the questions and answers raised during the solicitation period.. Please see attached.
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Canada is soliciting eligible suppliers to propose pre-commercial Innovations to address specific priority areas in support of federal organizations’ operational requirements. Innovative Solutions Canada Program - Testing Stream (ISC TS) is a R&D program aimed at procuring, testing and evaluating R&D pre-commercialized goods and services in the late stage development (Testing Readiness Level (TRL) 7 to 9).
The Program has two Priority Areas, as follows:
Safety and Security
Cyber operations and Resilience
Fully Networked Command, Communications, and Control
Countering small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS)
Enhanced Soldier Systems – Close combat
Training and In-Service Support (ISS)
Other Defence Capability Enablers
This Call for Proposal is introducing 2 new elements for eligible suppliers, as follows:
Small Business Set-aside to help grow small Canadian businesses and provide them opportunities to contract with the Government of Canada.
Pathway to Commercialization (Direct Buy) Pilot Project to create a source list of qualified innovations resulting from this call for proposals that are beyond TRL 9 and are ready for commercialization.
Eligible small businesses who demonstrate successful completion of development may be invited to submit a proposal for the Pathway to Commercialization (Direct Buy).
Suppliers who are not eligible to bid on this call for proposals EN578-21ISC1 may bid on the second Testing Stream call for proposals EN578-21ISC2 published on BuyandSell.gc.ca.
The purpose of this CFP is to create a pool of pre-qualified suppliers that Canada may select from to address Government of Canada organizations’ requirements.
From January 18, 2021 closing February 5, 2021
Please refer to the solicitation documents for information related to Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions, Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection.
This requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.
All interested federal organizations
The maximum funding available for all Contracts resulting from this Call for Proposals is:
Standard Component & Military Component Total: $17M
Maximum Contract Value:
Multiple contracts could result from this requirement.
The maximum contract funding for the Standard Component is $550,000.00 CAD; and
The maximum contract funding for the Military Component is $1,150,000.00 CAD.
Funding is in Canadian dollars, applicable taxes, shipping, and travel and living expenses are extra, as applicable. This approximate funding is not a contract guarantee. Disclosure is made in good faith and does not commit Canada to award a contract, or to contract for the total approximate funding.
Should fiscal funding no longer be available, Bidders will be notified directly and a notice will be published on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS). The Contract Award Process will continue and proposals under contract negotiations will take priority when funding is available.
Frequently asked questions, as well as on-going Bidder questions will be answered and published in an amendment to the Testing Stream Notice Document.
All enquiries must be submitted in writing to: TPSGC.PASICVoletessai-APISCTestingStream.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca no later than five calendar days before the Notice closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.