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Limited Tendering

McMaster University complies with Broader Public Service directives, as well as CETA & CFTA trade agreements, including tendering notices and limited tendering requirements. Notice of all single source contracts is posted publicly below, in accordance with these regulations. Each posted report includes the value and kind of goods or services procured, the country of origin, and an explanation for electing to procure through a limited tender.

 

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Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification

Consulting Services Contract for the period of Jul 1, 2019 to Jun 30, 2022 Soren Harbel Calle Mayor 8, Segundo, Donostia Gipuzkoa  20003  ESP Spain $551,728.800 27/08/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing services or to maintain specialized services that must be maintained by the supplier of the services or its representative.
Reviewer Services – (Software License) Evaluate additional questions for up to 7000 applicants Kira Talent Inc.99 Yorkville Ave, Ste 200 Toronto, ON Canada M5R 1C1 $189,000.000 30/08/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing services or to maintain specialized services that must be maintained by the supplier of the services or its representative.

Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification
AV supplies for temporary classroom functionality    Hamilton Video &      Sound 125 Cascade      St  Hamilton , ON              L8E 3B7 $104,769.790 17/07/2019 Was strictly necessary, by events unforeseeable services could not be obtained in time using open tendering.
Multifors 2 Chemostat (4×0.4L) INFORS CANADA INC 8350 Rue Bombardier Est Anjou, QC H1J 1A6  $112,939.990 29/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing goods or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative.
Online constituent engagement management SAS Modules Software Inc.8330 Ward Pkwy 5th Flr.Kansas City, MO64114 USA
$194,062.090 03/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing goods or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative.
TouchNet One Card
Heartland Campus Solutions, ONE Heartland Way Jeffersonville, IN   47130  USA $200,414.380 04/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing goods or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative.
Multicomponent Dynamometers, Amplifiers, Mounting Attachments Kistler Instruments Corp. 75 John Glenn       DR Amherst, NY         14228-2171  USA $236,400.250 30/07/2019  The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: to ensure compatibility with existing goods or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative.
CytoFlex Lx
Beckman Coulter Canada LP 7075 Financial Dr, Mississauga ON  L5N 6V8
$555,840.140 22/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.
Fresh fuel for Nuclear Reactor
Framatome 10 Rue Juliette Recamier F-69456 Lyon  99999  FRA France
$1,481.562.230 12/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.
ExamSoft Assessment Software
ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. 5001 LBJ Freeway STE 700 Dallas, TX 75244 USA $101,790.000 23/07/2019 The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: due to an absence of competition for technical reasons.
Additional AV supplies for temporary classroom functionality
MacLean Media Systems Inc. A-9 3375 North Service Rd. Burlington, ON L7N 3G2
$119,847.000 17/07/2019 Was strictly necessary, by events unforeseeable services could not be obtained in time using open tendering.

 

Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification

Service Contract – Special Advisor consulting services

Michelle Gauthier and Associates Inc. 1735 Silver Bark Ave Orleans, ON K1C 7A9

$165,600.000

05/06/2019

The services can be supplied only by a this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. Dr. Michelle Gauthier is uniquely qualified, through her expertise and experience, to assist in the development of a senior level multi-sector National Council and to advise on the creation of collaborative policy-related research programs in partnership with federal and provincial research-based departments and agencies.

Year 1 – Platform License –Engineering 1 and iBioMed1 Online Supplemental Application

Kira Talent Inc.  99 Yorkville Ave, Ste 200 Toronto, ON M5R 1C1

$260,000.000

19/06/2019

The goods/services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods/services exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. Kira Talent provides a tailored Engineering platform service for supplement student application submission and assessment. After significant market research, no other vendor met the specific engineering requirements for assessment, reviewing and branding.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program (CHSE Accredited)

Advanced Performance Ltd 36 Gwendolen Crescent North York, ON M2N 2L7

$675,000.000

04/06/2019

The goods/services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods/services exist for any of the following reasons: (i) the requirement is for a work of art; (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights; or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. These courses are required to maintain the delivery of McMaster’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program (CHSE accredited). The program was first introduced in 1998 and the current contract has been in place with APL since 2010.

 

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Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification

Service and Maintenance Agreement May 23, 2019, for the period of Jun 1, 2019 to May 31, 2022. Hub Parking Terminals

HUB Parking Technology Canada 1 – 2900 Argentia Road Mississauga, ON L5N 7X9

$432,360.00

29/05/2019

To ensure compatibility with existing goods or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative. Services to current Hub Parking Terminals.

MicRed PwT 1500A 3/12C 8V Perpetual – w/ 1yr support.(Power Tester)

Electro Source Inc. 230 Galaxy Blvd Toronto, ON M9W 5R8

$137,770.030

27/05/2019

The goods/services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods/services exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. There is no other equipment that can facilitate the tests required to achieve one of the main goals of reliability analysis and reliable design of power electronic converters

Services for the Division of eLearning Innovation related to project management, marketing and promotion, business development and grant securement for the period of May 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020.

Moscor Inc. 48 Turnball Rd. Dundas, ON L9H 3W6

$198,000.000

17/05/2019

The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights; or (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. The Division of e-Learning Innovation has been working with Moscor Inc. for over 4 years for its unique expertise in health sciences related e-Learning project management, web analytics, and business analysis and development. In order to  maintain project consistency, these services must be purchased from Moscor Inc.

Second Cup Franchise Fee and Build Cost

The Second Cup Ltd.6303 Airport Rd. 2nd Flr.Mississauga, ON L4V 1R8

$140,564.860

15/05/2019

The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute of services exist for any of the following reasons: (ii) the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights. Terms and conditions of the Bill of Sale (Agreement) dated May 10, 2019 regarding Second Cup Cafe #9715 (Kiosk) at the McMaster Peter George Centre for Living and Learning.

Technogym Equip. 

TECHNOGYM USA 700 Route 46 East 2nd Floor Fairfield, NJ 07004

$119,097.930

14/05/2019

The equipment can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. Kinesis is the only product on the market that allows the user to perform all movements, particularly “push”, without any interference between cable and forearm that occurs on all other conventional cable machines.

Analysis of metabolite biomarker signatures

Metabolon Inc. 617 Davis Dr. Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

$536,000.000

14/05/2019

The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute services exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. Metabolon Inc. has an extensive chemical reference library and these bioinformatics solutions enable the global biochemical profiling platform to operate autonomously to match chromatographic peaks to metabolon’s expansive chemical reference library.

Microsoft enrollment for education solutions – Desktopeducation L/SA Pack Enterprise – Renewal Term May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

SOFTCHOICE LP 173 Dufferin St, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M6K 3H7

$457,748.540

07/05/2019

To ensure compatibility with existing goods/services or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative. Collaborative agreement with 18 other Ontario Universities.

RX1 Lab-on-a-Printer 3D Bio-printing platform

Aspect Biosystems Ltd. 1025 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6E 3N9

$233,712.000

03/05/2019

To ensure compatibility with existing goods/services or to maintain specialized goods that must be maintained by the manufacturer of those goods or its representative. the goods/services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons: (iii) due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. The Aspect Biosystems RX1 is the only equipment that will enable the successful completion of CFI JELF supported research program.

Deployed of myWAPPS versions, development of educational material.

Design2Code Inc. 288 Canterbury Dr Waterloo, ON N2K 3C1

$526,570.920

01/05/2019

For additional deliveries by the original supplier of goods or services that were not included in the initial procurement if a change of supplier for such additional goods or services: (i) cannot be made for economic or technical reasons such as requirements of interchangeability or interoperability with existing equipment,  software, services or installations procured under the initial procurement; AND (ii) would cause significant inconvenience or substantial duplication of costs for the procuring entity. Previously Design2Codedeployed/designed a WAPPS-Hemo website which included a standalone App, this purchase was completed to allow for newer versions (updates) of both the website and app for a 3yr term.

 

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Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification

International Student Study Trip Travel Partner  Memorandum of Understanding contract is from 2016-2024.

Me To We Trips Inc.

$907,200.00

11/04/2019

No alternative/substitute due to an absence of competition for technical reasons. Me to We is used via numerous institutions across Canada. As the premiere vendor, we chose to partner with them due to the quality of their offering. This is an annual element for the Integrated Business and Humanities Program. 

High Temperature Tensile & Compression Observation System Model SVF15FTCTwo years warranty from the acceptance

Yonekura MFG Co Ltd

$177,332.00

24/04/2019

This High Temperature Tensile & Compression Observation System Model SVF15FTC was purchased to ensure compatibility with McMaster’s existing VL2000DX-SVF17SP High-Temperature Confocal Microscope also purchased from Yonekura MFG Co Ltd.

Service Contracts for HiSeq (1yr) and MiSeq (4yr) Instruments

Illumina Canada Inc

$176,999.76

18/04/2019

These service contract agreements are an extension to the existing agreement for the lllumnia HiSeq and MiSeq instruments that are held within McMaster University.

Software system: collects and showcase output of academic research

Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc

$131,936.00

16/04/2019

The services can be supplied only by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute service exists as they are the only provider with a suitable connector to VIVO-the software upon which the public-facing McMaster Experts website is built.

Goods or Services Procured

Successful Supplier

Value of Tender (before taxes)

Award Date

Limited Tendering Justification

ActiGraph GT3X and Link Accelerometers

ActiGraph LLC

$183,484.74

22/03/2019

No alternative/substitute good or service can meet the specific or unique technical/research requirements of this procurement. Product only manufactured and sold by 1 company in the world.

Software development for the period of Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2019 (Adolopment module for GRADEpro GDT / Publication platform module for GRADEpro GDT)

Receiver General

$168,000.00

28/03/2019

No alternative/substitute good or service can meet the specific or unique technical/research requirements of this procurement. Existing software in question is co-owned by McMaster University which is the only supplier capable of providing the specialized service, dependent on its current programmers.

Point to point, multi-point, or bridged Ethernet Services

Rogers Business Solutions

$180,000.00

29/03/2019

The services can only be supplied by 2 particular suppliers which, we have contracts for both.

P20010921- DSB Lecture Hall 505 Renovation_AV equipment supplier

MaClean Media Systems Inc.

$147,788.00

26/03/2019

To ensure compatibility with existing equipment and technical function. Supplier is also listed on the OECM vendor list of 3 recommendations.

ELISA Kits to measure human TNF and lL-6

Bio-Techne Canada Corporation

$138,917.48

12/03/2019

The goods could only be supplied by this particular supplier as there were three major considerations that limited the selection: supply capability, product requirements, in-house validation requirements and timeline.

Multifors 2 – Parallel bioreactor for rapid and statistically accurate process data

Infors Canada Inc.

$126,600.00

11/03/2019

The goods can only be supplied by this particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute good exists for the required technical capabilities. With this purchase other collaborating labs are looking at ensuring compatibility with existing protocols and carry out comparable experiments between the groups.

Dell Compellent disk storage units – Dell EMC NX3340 (210-APNP)

Dell Canada Inc.

$110,890.71

01/03/2019

To ensure compatibility with existing Dell Compellent Storage Centre.

Facility Condition Assessment

VFA Canada Corporation

$106,413.00

19/03/2019

The VFA Software is key in the maintenance of the Ontario wide facility condition assessment program.

Professional Services / Practice Care Reporting: FHO Group Program Agreement dated Feb 15, 2019 for a period of 12 months.

Doctor Care

$102,000.00

05/03/2019

These services can only be provided by this particular supplier as they are an expert in helping Canadian physicians in enhancing and increasing overall level of patient care through innovative practice management services.

Digital Marketing

Elite Digital Inc.

$100,000.00

07/03/2019

Original supplier was unable to complete the delivery of services an alternate supplier was required.