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DND 101
CP-140 Aurora

Aircraft Upgrades/Military Parts Procurement  –  MERX  –  June  2008

CP-140  ASLEP ( Aurora Structural Life Extension Project ) —
MERX ACAN (Advance Contract Award Notice) — ASLEP Kits

ASLEP  (the Aurora  Structural Life Extension Project ), as the name suggests, is the airframe update component of  the Aurora  Incremental  Modernization Project. This AIMP was to be a comprehensive $1.6B project to upgrade the aging CP-140 Aurora fleet. Despite being two-thirds complete, by 2007  the patrol aircraft upgrades turned into something of a political football.  In Sept 2007,  MND Peter MacKay announced that AIMP (and thus ASLEP)  would be cancelled and  Aurora replacements sought.

In late December 2007, the MND changed his mind and announced that ten Auroras will indeed be updated. These selected 10 CP-140s will be completed  to AIMP Block III standards and their airframes "re-lifed". In other words, ASLEP was back on again at least for 10 of the 18 CP-140s (remaining Auroras and 3 similar CP-140A Arcturus will presumably be sold or used for spares).

This ACAN is a lengthy (but straightforward) order for major structural components as replacements for those 10 updated CP-140 Auroras. The ACAN insists on newly- made parts either from or approved by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The Auroras were built in 1980/1981 by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as Model 285Bs. The Model 285B  OEM  is the descendant firm, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

[Note that the OEM, Lockheed Martin, announced in a September 2008 press release that the firm was actually responding to a Request for Proposals for CP-140 ASLEP.]

The full text of the ACAN as published on the MERX website is reproduced below. ________________________________________

Advance  Contract  Award  Notice  ( ACAN )  –
CP140 ASLEP KIT PROCUREMENT

________________________________________

Reference Number                PW-$SSC-006-17147
Solicitation Number              W8495-06BA01/A
Organization Name               Public Works and Government Services Canada
                                                 Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
Source ID                               FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
Associated Components     No

Dates

Published      —
Revised         2008-06-17
Closing         2008-06-25  02:00 PM  Eastern Daylight Saving Time  EDT

Details

Category     Aerospace
GSINS           N1560:  AIRFRAME STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
Region of Delivery            Foreign
Region of Opportunity     —
Agreement Type                Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tender Type                       Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Estimated Value                  —
Solicitation Method           —

Notice Description

CP140 ASLEP KIT PROCUREMENT

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:
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
86 SOUTH COBB DR
MARIETTA Georgia
United States
30063

Nature of Requirements:  CP140 AURORA STRUCTURAL LIFE EXTENSION
                                             PROJECT KIT PROCUREMENT

W8495-06BA01/A

Line 1, CP140 ASLEP KIT PROCUREMENT AND ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

1. ADVANCE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

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 supplier. 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 State- ment of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting officer will proceed to a full tendering process.

2. REQUIREMENTS

The Department of National Defence has a requirement for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certified CP140 Life Extension kits and engineering and technical support services as follows:

2.1 Life Extension Kits

The supplier shall provide ten CP140 life extension kits, associated components and installation hardware for the CP140 Aurora Structural Life Extension Project. Life extension kits consist of complete outer wings, centre wing lower surfaces, horizontal stabilizers, nacelle upper longerons, fairings and the hardware necess- ary for their installation on the aircraft. The associated components include four (4) ship-sets of conditional replacement items comprising main ring fittings, centre wing upper planks and centre wing beams.

The life extension kits must be assembled from newly manufactured parts only. The following table provides a listing of the specific primary part / dash numbers items making up the life extension kits.

Part Number
  Description
  Qty(per acft)
  Qty(Core Kit)
  Qty(Cond)
Outer Wings
  900579-135
  900579-136
  92167-9-22C
  92167-9-26C
  Wing Assy RA 410
  Wing Assy RA 410
  Bolt
  Bolt
    1
    1
    4
    4
  10
  10
  40
  20
  —
  —
  —
  —
Horizontal Stabilizer
  900710-117
  931235-155
  931235-156
  931236-153
  931236-154
  Spar Horiz Stab RA 534
  HS LE Inbd LH
  HS LE Inbd RH
  HS LE Outbd LH
  HS LE Outbd RH
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  —
  —
  —
  —
 
Centre Wing Lower Surface
  982612-101
  939195-105
  931235-156
  931236-153
  931236-154
  925505-1
  925506-1
  925506-2
  925507-1
  925507-2
  925251-111
  902782-101
  902782-102
  CW Lwr Surf Assy
  Front Beam Fitting
  Front Beam Fitting
  Rear Beam Fitting
  Rear Beam Fitting
  Stores Fitting
  Stores Fitting
  Stores Fitting
  Stores Fitting
  Stores Fitting
  Cap
  Longeron
  Longeron
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  10
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
Nacelle Longerons
  982652-101
  982653-101
  982655-101
  982656-101
  Longeron Assy
  Longeron Assy
  Longeron Assy
  Longeron Assy
    1
    1
    1
    1
  10
  10
  10
  10
  —
  —
  —
  —
Centre Wing / Fuselage Conditional Items
  938831-105
  938832-105
  938833-105
  938834-105
  938835-105
  938836-105
  938837-105
  938838-105
  900907-103
  900908-1
  901721-101
  901721-102
  901722-101
 901722-102
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  CW Upr Surf Panel
  Cap, Rear Beam Lwr
  Web, Rear Beam
  Fitting
  Fitting
  Fitting
  Fitting
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
    1
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  —
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4
  4

2.2 Engineering and Technical Support Services

The supplier shall provide engineering and technical support services for the entire duration of the project to support both the manufacture of the life extension kits and their installation. ...

2.3 Minimum Essential Requirements

The supplier must meet the requirements of the Department of National Defence Technical Airworthiness Manual, Part 5, Chapter 4 - Manufacture of Aeronautical Products and Aviation Replacement Parts. In particular, the supplier must be either the CP140 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), or be licensed by the CP140 OEM to produce the life extension kits. A licensed entity will be required to demonstrate that it has rights to all applicable technical data including drawings, material specifications, process specifications and inspection requirements to assure the manufacture of the new life extension kits in conformance with the approved CP140 type design. This should include an arrangement whereby the OEM will provide updates to the technical data resulting from the incorporation of design changes to the approved life extension kit design that affects the continuing airworthiness of the CP140.

If a part is not manufactured by the OEM of the aircraft, then it must be manufactured by an authorized supplier to the OEM or by the original manufacturer of the part chosen for use by the OEM of the aircraft (or the successor of or licensed by that original manufacturer). Canada reserves the right to verify with the OEM of the aircraft that the manufacturer of a part proposed is in fact authorized by the OEM to produce that part or supplies that part to the OEM.

There will be a requirement to provide Canadian Industrial Regional Benefits equivalent to 100 percent of the contract value.

3. APPLICABILITY OF TRADE AGREEMENTS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS

This requirement is excluded from the North American Free Trade Agreement as per the Agreement's Chapter 10, Annex 1001.1b-1, Section A2 and B, and from the World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement as per that Agreement's Appendix I, Annex 1. The Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements are not applicable since the delivery points for the project are not within a land claim area. The Agreement on Internal Trade applies.

4. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS REGULATIONS

Part 1, Paragraph 6 (d) of the Government Contract Regulations is being invoked in this procurement as only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract. Lockheed Martin Company is the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the CP-140 aircraft and has established a production line for these new kits and owns all the CP-140 related intellectual property rights.

The limited tendering strategy is in accordance with the Agreement on Internal Trade, Article 506, paragraph 12(a) for proprietary reasons, and Article 506, paragraph 12(b) as there exists an absence of competition for technical reasons.

5. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The ownership of intellectual property rights in foreground information will rest with the Contractor.

6. THE REQUIRED DELIVERY

Delivery is a critical requirement to meet the Department of National Defence's CP140 mandated flying rate. It is anticipated that a Contract will be awarded by September 2008. It is mandatory for delivery to commence no later than 12 months after contract award with subsequent deliveries taking place at a rate of 3 kits per year until all deliveries are complete.

7. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PROPOSED CONTRACTOR.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, 86 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30063, United States.

8. SUPPLIERS' RIGHT TO SUBMIT A STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES

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 Essential Requirements, including delivery.

9. THE CLOSING DATE FOR A SUBMISSION OF A STATEMENT OF CAPABILITIES

The closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities is given on the covering page of this notice.

10. INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSION OF STATEMENTS OF CAPABILITIES

File number: W8495-06BA01/A
Contracting Officer: Simon Thérien
Telephone No.: (613) 998-8790
Fax No.: (613) 998-7245
Email: simon.j.therien@pwgsc.gc.ca
Address: Public Works and Government Services Canada
400 Cumberland, 11B05,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0K2
Attention: Simon Thérien

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 require- ment, 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 ...

Contact (s)

Contracting Authority

Name        Simon Therien  [ acute accent omitted on original ]
Address   System Support Contracting Office Bureau de projet pour le Soutien des
                  Systemes, 400 Cumberland St 400, rue Cumberland 11th Floor/11e étage
                  Telephone No.: (613) 998-8790 ( ) Facsimile No.: (613) 998-7245
City           Ottawa
State / Province  Ontario
Country        Canada
Postal Code K1A 0S5
Phone           (613) 998-8790 ( )
Fax                (613) 998-7245


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