ARCHIVED French Language Training - Colorado Springs, CO, United States (W6369-17-A009/B)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/10/20 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
United States
Region of delivery
United States
Notice type
Request for Standing Offer (RFSO)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Department of National Defence
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Provost, Natalie
Contact email
Contact address
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0K2


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The purpose to re-tender this Request for Standing Offer for the Department of National Defence (DND) is to seek suppliers that can provide French Second Language Training Services on an “as and when requested basis” to military personnel located at the Peterson Air Force Base (AFB) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.

The period of the standing offer is from date of issuance to two (2) years later, with two (2) additional (1) one-year periods at Canada’s discretion. The work will be authorized or confirmed using form PWGSC-TPSGC 942, Call-up Against a Standing Offer for services to be provided under the terms and conditions of the Standing Offer.

The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP).


M.1 The Offeror’s facilities (class rooms) must be within 50 km (31.1 miles) of the following address:

North American Aerospace Defence Command

Peterson Air Force Base

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80914-6508


i) Address to be verified using Search Engines, such as but not limited to Google Maps, and MapQuest.

M.2 The Offeror must clearly demonstrate that each proposed teaching resources has at minimum a Bachelor degree (University diploma).

i) The Offeror must provide a copy of the Degree(s) at the time of bid submission.

M.3 The two (2) proposed resources must each have a minimum of four hundred (400) hours of teaching experience in delivering French as a second language training/course to adults (excluding high school students), since January 2009. The teaching experience can be in a group and/or individualized setting.

For each proposed resource, the Offeror must provide details of the said experience, including:

i) Name and description of the French training/course(s); and

ii) The period during which the experience was acquired, presented in the following way: (from-to dates; month and year); and

iii) The number of completed hours of teaching experience delivering French as a second language training/courses to adults since January 2009; and

iv) Submit resumes for the two (2) proposed resources demonstrating that each meets the minimum mandatory requirements (educational and work experience).

M.4 The Offeror must have a valid United States of America work permit or proof of citizenship.

i) The Offeror must provide a copy of the permit or citizenship.

There are security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, bidders should refer to the Industrial Security Program (ISP) of Public Works and Government Services Canada ( website.

For services requirements, Bidders must provide the required information as detailed in article 2.3 of Part 2 of the bid solicitation, in order to comply with Treasury Board policies and directives on contracts awarded to former public servants.

Canada retains the rights to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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