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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/08/16 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
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
Solely Canadian content
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Wilson, Heather
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S5

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August 14, 2017 – Amendment

CFP Amendment 005 is raised to make amendments to the CFP solicitation document.


August 12, 2017 – Amendment

CFP Amendment 004 is raised to make amendments to the CFP solicitation document and to answer questions posed by suppliers.


August 10, 2017 – Amendment

CFP Amendment 003 is raised to make amendments to the CFP solicitation document and to answer questions posed by suppliers.


August 9, 2017 – Amendment

CFP Amendment 002 is raised to make amendments to the CFP solicitation document and to answer questions posed by suppliers.


August 4, 2017 - Amendment

CFP Amendment 001 is raised to answer questions posed by suppliers under the Letter of Interest (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-17-00786791).


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is issuing a Call for Proposals (CFP) on behalf of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).

TBS has a requirement for innovative proposals in support of the Open by Default Pilot Portal. The challenge for which pre-commercial open source solutions will be sought is described below.

Further information on the Open by the Default Pilot Portal can be found at the following website: http://pilot.open.canada.ca/en/open-by-default-pilot.


For this CFP, Canada is seeking innovative concepts for pre-commercial open source solutions (“Solution”) to enhance and improve the user’s experience in finding and retrieving information housed on the Open by Default Pilot Portal. Proposed Solutions must also be able to be integrated into the Open Government website’s existing digital infrastructure. The Solution must enhance the user experience of the Open by Default Pilot Portal but given common infrastructure, it is also expected to yield particular improvements to the Open Government website as a whole.

Following the evaluation process, one or more contracts may be awarded to responsive Bidders to develop their concepts into Solutions.


This requirement is subject to Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

The requirement is excluded from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as per Annex 1001.1b-2 Research and Development, all classes, and excluded from the application of the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) under Appendix 1, Annex 4.

This procurement is limited to Canadian services. The Bidder must also be a Canadian Supplier. A Canadian Supplier means a supplier that has a place of business in Canada.


The mandatory and point rated evaluation criteria are included in Attachment 3 of the CFP.


French and English language bidders’ webinars will be held on August 9, 2017. 

• The French bidders’ webinar will be held from 11h00 to 12h00 EST

• The English bidders’ webinar will be held from 13h30 to 14h30 EST

The scope of the requirement outlined in this CFP solicitation will be reviewed during the webinar and questions will be answered. It is recommended that Bidders who intend to submit a proposal participate. 

Bidders are requested to register using the online submission form available at the link provided below no later than August 3, 2017 at 14h00 EST.



All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority no later than ten (10) calendar days before the bid closing date.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ap_24062-180072b_fr.pdf000French- 2017-07-26
cfp_24062-180072b_en.pdf000English- 2017-07-26
ap_no_26046-180072b_modification_001.pdf001French- 2017-08-04
cfp_no_24062-180072b_amendment_001.pdf001English- 2017-08-04
ap_no_24062-180072b_modification_002.pdf002French- 2017-08-09
cfp_no_24062-180072b_amendment_002.pdf002English- 2017-08-09
ap_no_24062-180072b_modification_003.pdf003French- 2017-08-10
cfp_no_24062-180072b_amendment_003.pdf003English- 2017-08-10
ap_no_24062-180072b_modification_004.pdf004French- 2017-08-12
cfp_no_24062-180072b_amendment_004.pdf004English- 2017-08-12
ap_no_24062-180072b_modification_005.pdf005French- 2017-08-14
cfp_no_24062-180072b_amendment_005.pdf005English- 2017-08-14


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
attachment_3_-_proposal_submission_form.docxNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-26
piece_jointe_2_-_formulaire_de_presentation_dune_proposition.docxNot availableFrench- 2017-07-26

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