Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) 2005 for Stevia rebaudiana

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
2005
for Stevia rebaudiana

Requester:
Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (“AAFC”)

Available Rights:
For the licensed right to produce and market Stevia rebaudiana cultivars, seed and/or product. The nature of the license (i.e. sole or non-exclusive), territory and field of use being sought.

Variety Description:
AC Blackbird is a Stevia rebaudiana cultivar with >80% of total glycosides consisting of rebaudioside A and reproduced by seed, which was at AAFC, Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre in London, Ontario. Breeder Seed Availability: 50,000 seeds will be made available on execution of a License

Proposal:
The RFP is comprised of
(1) This Notice of RFP;
(2) Guidelines for Submitting Proposals; and
(3) Variety Description.

The successful respondents to the Request for Proposals (RFP) will be determined by the overall best economic value to Canada as adjudged by the criteria identified in article 10 – Evaluation Criteria of the document entitled “Guidelines for Submitting Proposals”.

AAFC reserves the right to negotiate with any proponent and to modify that proposal without notifying or offering the same terms and conditions to the other proponents. This is not a tender.

AAFC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Deadline:
Proposals must be received at the specified address by not later than 4:00 pm DST on Friday, March 25, 2005. If proposals are sent by facsimile to meet this time limit, hard copy originals must be received by 4:00 pm DST on Thursday, March 31, 2005 to be considered. Proposals must be marked “Protected - Business Information”.

Address for Submissions:

Sandy Hushagen,
Commercialization Officer
Office of Intellectual Property
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1391 Sandford St.
London, ON N5V 4T3

Contacts:
Any inquiries on the RFP process should be directed to:

Sandy Hushagen,
Commercialization Officer
Office of Intellectual Property
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1391 Sandford St.
London, ON N5V 4T3
Fax: (519) 457-3997; E-mail: [email protected]

Any inquiries for technical information on varieties should be directed to:

Dr. Jim Brandle
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1391 Sandford St.
London, ON N5V 4T3
Fax: (519) 457-3997; E-Mail: [email protected]

All inquiries MUST be in writing. All replies shall be made in writing. AAFC shall not be liable for damages suffered by a proponent who acts upon an oral representation or an oral reply from AAFC.

Responses to general inquiries will be made available to all proponents, unless such publication would reveal proprietary information.

AAFC encourages small and medium enterprises (SME's) to submit proposals under this process.

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