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Annex C1: Call-up Limitations-Tier 3 (Archival, backup and near line) storage products

This annex describes the Call-up Limitations of each Category and how they are established. Within each Category, a System will fall into one of two evaluation ranks based on its evaluated price. A System’s ranking determines what its Call-up Limitation is and what volume discounts can apply to different Call-up values. A summary table appears in an Appendix to this Annex.

Evaluated Prices

1.1 Evaluated Price Ranking: Call-up Limitations are determined by a System’s Evaluated Price. Unlike the Price Score (which was calculated a single time in order to award Standing Offers), a System’s Evaluated Price will fluctuate during the Standing Offer Period for a given Category and the Evaluated Price must be determined at the time of each Call-up to determine the applicable Call-up Limitation. There are two ranks as follows:

  1. Rank 1: The System with the Lowest Evaluated Price in the Category and any System with an Evaluated Price within 10% of the Lowest Evaluated Price.
  2. Rank 2: Any System with an Evaluated Price more than 10% higher than the Lowest Evaluated Price in the Category.

1.2 Evaluated Price: Evaluated Prices are calculated as follows:

  1. System: Evaluated Price = Default System price

2.0 Category Call-up Limitations

2.1 Call-ups made directly by Identified Users for Section 3 Products (Unevaluated Options): Call-ups that include only Section 3 Products have a Call-up Limitation of $25,000.00 (including GST/HST and any applicable volume discount and disposal surcharge).

2.2 Call-ups made directly by Identified Users for All Categories, Section 1 (System) and/or Section 2 Products (Evaluated Drives):

  1. Rank 1: A Call-up limitation of $200,000.00 (including GST/HST and any applicable disposal surcharges).
  2. Rank 2: A Call-up limitation of $100,000.00 (including GST/HST and any applicable disposal surcharges).

2.3 Call-ups including Products from Section 1 (System) and Products from either Section 2 or Section 3:

In order for the Section 1 Call-up limitation to apply, all Products ordered must be from the same Category. The resulting Call-up limitation will be the applicable Call-up limitation for the System from Section 1, and not the sum of the varying Call-up limitations of the different Sections.

2.4 Call-ups made directly by the Standing Offer Authority for Section 3 Products (Unevaluated Options)

  1. Call-ups that include only Unevaluated Options (Section 3) have a Call-up Limitation of $50,000.
  2. For Call-ups that include both Unevaluated Options and a complete Storage System from Section 1, the total value of Unevaluated Options must not exceed $50,000.00 for systems in Rank 2, and $100,000 for systems in Rank 1.

2.5 Call-ups made directly by the Standing Offer Authority for All Categories, Section 1 (Storage System) and/or Section 2 Products (Evaluated Drives):

  1. Rank 1: A Call-up limitation of $400,000.00 (including GST/HST and any applicable volume discount and disposal surcharges).
  2. Rank 2: A Call-up limitation of $300,000.00 (including GST/HST and any applicable volume discount and disposal surcharges).

3.0 Volume Discounts

3.1 Provided the Offeror agrees to the volume discounts below at the time of order, the Standing Offer Authority may issue Call-ups, up to the described Call-up limitations. When a volume discount applies to a Call-up, the discount is applied to the current NMSO prices (meaning the NMSO price published on the CAG website on the day of the Call-up). This volume discount will also apply to any non-NMSO items ordered. Any applicable disposal surcharges and GST/HST must be added after the discount has been applied. The Standing Offer Authority will require, before issuing any such Call-up, a written confirmation from the Offeror agreeing to honor the discount. If an Authorized Agent will be involved in the performance of the Work, an Authorized Agent Certification in the form set out as Annex F will be required.

3.2 All Categories, Section 1 (Storage Systems) and/or Section 2 Products (Evaluated Drives):

  1. Rank 1:
    1. A Call-up valued up to $200,000.00 at current NMSO prices will not be subject to any volume discount.
    2. A Call-up valued between $200,000.01 and $250,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 5%.
    3. A Call-up valued between $250,000.01 and $300,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 10%.
    4. A Call-up valued between $300,000.01 and $400,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 15%.
  2. Rank 2:
    1. A Call-up valued up to $100,000.00 at current NMSO prices will not be subject to any volume discount.
    2. A Call-up valued between $100,000.01 and $200,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 5%.
    3. A Call-up valued between $200,000.01 and $250,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 10%.
    4. A Call-up valued between $250,000.01 and $300,000.00 at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 15%.

3.3 Section 3 Products (Unevaluated Options):

  1. A Call-up valued up to $25,000.00 at current NMSO will not be subject to any volume discount.
  2. A Call-up valued between $25,000.01 and the Standing Offer Authority Call-up Limit at current NMSO prices is subject to a volume discount of at least 15%.

4.0 Multiple Category Call-up Limitations

  1. Contemporaneous requirements for multiple Categories of Products from the same Offeror will be placed on one Call-up.
  2. Identified Users are limited to ordering up to each System’s Call-up limitation as described in the “Individual Category Call-up Limitations” section and are further limited to an aggregate value of $200,000.00 for the entire order. Call-ups will not be subject to any discount. For example, if an Identified User has a requirement for Category 1.0 and Category 3.0, the Individual Category Call-up Limitations will apply to each of these Categories for the Products purchases from those Categories, and the entire Call-up must not exceed $200,000.00.
  3. The Standing Offer Authority is limited to ordering up to each System’s Call-up limitation as described in the “Individual Category Call-up Limitations. The entire order will be subject to a mandatory discount equal to the highest volume discount that would apply as if each of the Products been purchased separately. For example, if the order is for $120K of Category 1 Rank 2 product (5%), $255K of Category 2 Rank 2 product (15%) and $15K of Category 3 Rank 1 product (0%), the entire order would be discounted by 15%.
    The Standing Offer Authority is further limited to ordering up to 5 separate Categories (evaluated Systems or Components) in total.
    There is no restriction on the total value of the Call-up (so the maximum value of the Call-up would be the sum of all the Individual Category Call-up Limitations for the applicable Categories). However, Call-ups that include requirements from multiple Categories valued above $400K are subject to a discount of at least 20%.

5.0 Non-standing offer items

5.1 Canada reserves the right to add up to $25,000 (including GST/HST and any applicable disposal surcharge) of Non-Standing Offer items to any Call-up.All non-Standing Offer items must be provided at a price in accordance with the Offeror's current published price list less any applicable government discounts. Canada reserves the right to approve or reject any non-standing offer item at any time.

Appendix C1: Summary Table
Category Call-up Limitation Tier 3 (Archival, backup and near line storage products)
All Categories, Section 1 and/or Section 2 Rank Call-up Limitation after applying Volume Discount*
Identified Users PWGSC/SSC
0% 5% 10% 15%
1 $200K $250K $300K $400K
2 $100K $200K $250K $300K
All Categories, Section 3 purchased with a Rank 2 System, or without a System 2 $25K - - $50K
All Categories, Section 3 purchased with a Rank 1 System 1 $25K - - $100K

*All Call-up Limitations include any applicable disposal surcharges and GST/HST. Both the applicable disposal surcharges and the GST/HST are applied to the current NMSO prices (as published on the CAG website on the day of the Call-up) AFTER applying any applicable volume discount.