Technical publications: Manuals — Bid

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Legal text for SACC item

Bidders must submit as part of their bid:

  1. a recommended list of publications for approval by the Technical Authority;
  2. a price for any or all publications based on:
    1. options 1 to 3 below for the bilingual publications;
    2. options 1 or 2 below for the unilingual publications and for the right to translate or reproduce the unilingual publications.
    The price structure must be itemized in such a way as to clearly reflect the price differential between the different options and to clearly indicate what costs are directly attributable to the second official language requirement; and
  3. delivery lead times required for the option(s) selected.

Bilingual publications

Option 1: Newly written manuals

All publications provided in both English and French, in one of the following formats: side-by-side, separate issues, separate joined, facing pages, or over and under. The selected format must be in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100-100/AG-006, Specification Writing, Format and Production of Technical Publications.

Option 2: Existing manuals

All publications provided as existing commercial or foreign government off-the-shelf manuals in both English and French, in side-by-side format. The format must be in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100-100/AG-005, Specification Acceptance of Commercial and Foreign Government Publications as Adopted Publications. When existing commercial publications are not available, Option 1 must apply.

Option 3: Alternate format

All publications provided in the format approved by the Technical Authority, in both English and French. The format must be in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100-100/AG-005, Specification Acceptance of Commercial and Foreign Government Publications as Adopted Publications. This option requires the written approval of the Technical Authority before contract award.

Unilingual Publications

Option 1: Newly written manuals

All publications provided in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100-100/AG-006, Specification Writing, Format and Production of Technical Publications.

Option 2: Existing manuals

All publications provided as existing commercial or foreign government off-the-shelf manuals must be in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100- 100/AG-005, Specification Acceptance of Commercial and Foreign Government Publications as Adopted Publications. When existing commercial publications are not available, Option 1 must apply.

Right to translate and reproduce

For publications provided as existing unilingual commercial manuals in full compliance with the latest issue of C-01-100-100/AG-005, Specification Acceptance of Commercial and Foreign Government Publications as Adopted Publications. Canada must be given the right to translate and reproduce, for government purposes, any or part of those publications. Bidders must submit a price to give that right to Canada.