Microsoft Software Training (ECBR-RFP-16-0480/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/07/05 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Elections Canada
End user entity
Elections Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Robertson, Barbara
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0M6

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Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)

This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number ECBR-RFP-16-0480 dated March 9, 2017 with a closing of April 19, 2017 at 2:00PM (Gatineau time).

Microsoft Software Training

The information contained in this notice is a brief description of the requirement and is for information purposes only. Bidders must refer to the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) document for a full description of the requirement and the full bid instructions.

  1. Elections Canada File No: ECBR-RFP-16-0480
  2. Applicability of Trade Agreements: Yes
  3. Tendering Procedure: Open Competitive (Buy &
  4. Tendering Procedure: Attachment: Yes
  5. Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest Price Responsive Proposal
  6. Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No


The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (“CEOC”), an agent of Parliament, exercises general direction and supervision over the conduct of elections and referendums at the federal level. The CEOC heads the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, commonly known as Elections Canada.

As outlined in Elections Canada’s Human Resources Strategy, employees and managers “need to continue acquiring new knowledge and skills to meet the evolving expectations of Canadians”. Employee training and development has therefore been made a priority. Information Technology training is offered within the framework of EC’s commitment towards a professional development center dedicated to corporate learning and development.


EC requires Information Technology training to help participants develop the skills and knowledge they require to do their work.

The objective of this training is to help participants develop their Information Technology skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat XPRO, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint and other Microsoft software skills and knowledge.

Period of the Contract

The Contract period will be from contract award to March 31, 2018, with the option to extend the terms with five additional periods of twelve (12) months under the same terms and conditions.

International Trade Agreements

This procurement process is subject to the following trade agreements:

The World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO–AGP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Canada‑Colombia Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement.

Submission of Bids

It is requested that bids be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Authority and delivered to the Proposal Receiving Unit. Bids must be delivered to the following address, sealed, on or before April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (Gatineau, Quebec time).

Mailing Address:

Elections Canada

30 Victoria Street -1st Floor (Business Centre)

Gatineau, QC

K1A 0M6

Attn: Barbara Robertson, Senior Advisor, Procurement and Contracting Services

Elections Canada File No: ECBR-RFP-16-0480

For sending packages by courier or for dropping off, please note that the Business Centre hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Gatineau, Quebec time).

Bids sent via electronic mail or facsimile will not be accepted.

All enquiries and other communication with Elections Canada officials are to be directed ONLY to the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority will be the bidder’s primary contact. All requests for information must be directed to this contact. Bidders who contact anyone other than the Contracting Authority may be disqualified. All enquiries must be submitted in writing to no later than the deadline indicated in the RFP. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

Interested parties wishing to obtain the solicitation documents for this RFP must do so through The documents downloaded through this site take precedence over any copies that may also be made available.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Elections Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Further information about Elections Canada may be obtained at


Once the successful bidder has been announced, bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the RFP process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority as per the terms of the RFP. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.

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If you have questions specific to this procurement, please contact the Contracting Authority (see the "Contact Information" section above).

If you need help understanding the federal procurement process or registering as a supplier, contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises. We have a network of offices across Canada.

Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ecbr-rfp-16-0480a_microsoft_software_training_en.pdf000English- 2017-06-09
ecbr-rfp-16-0480a_microsoft_software_training_fr.pdf000French- 2017-06-09
ecbr-rfp-16-0480a_-_amendment_1_en.pdf001English- 2017-06-15
ecbr_-efp-16-0480a_amendment_1_fr.pdf001French- 2017-06-15
ecbr-rfp-16-0480a_-_amendment_2_en.pdf002English- 2017-06-28
ecbr_-efp-16-0480a_amendment_2_fr.pdf002French- 2017-06-28