Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) for the Cyber Security Procurement Vehicle (CSPV) (BPM006672)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/04/30 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Qualification (RQ)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Shared Services Canada
End user entity
Shared Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Orr, Ryan
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
180 kent street
ottawa  ON
K1P 0B6

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Cyber Security Procurement Vehicle (CSPV) Procurement Process: This Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) is the first gate and the start of a new agile procurement process by Shared Services Canada (SSC) for the Government of Canada Cyber Security Procurement Vehicle (CSPV). Suppliers are invited to pre-qualify in accordance with the terms and conditions of this ITQ in order to become “Qualified Respondents” for any later phases of the procurement process. Only Qualified Respondents (QRs) will be permitted to bid on any subsequent solicitations issued under the procurement vehicle.

ITQ is not a Bid Solicitation: This ITQ gate of the procurement process is not a solicitation of bids or tenders. No contract will be awarded as a result of the activities during the ITQ gate. 

National Security Exception: The national security exceptions provided for in the trade agreements to which Canada is a party, current and future, have been invoked with respect to this procurement. Therefore, this procurement is excluded from all of the obligations of the trade agreements, for each and all purposes.

The ITQ submission deadline is included on the front page of the ITQ and is detailed in the P2P portal.

In 2016, SSC adopted a new system called Procure-to-Pay (P2P) to electronically manage procurement to payment processes. P2P integrates accounts payable and procurement processes, allows for automated work routing and email notifications, provides end-to-end electronic approvals and enables SSC to move towards paperless processing.

SSC’s suppliers will be required to interface with the SSC P2P portal for this Invitation to Qualify.

To access this ITQ, please connect to the SSC P2P Portal application by clicking on the following link: and searching using the following information:

  • RFx name : Invitation to Qualify for the Cyber Security Procurement Vehicle
  • Closing date : November 04,2019 6:00:00 PM UTC

To register, please go to and click “Register Now”. 

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cspv_qr_list_v.5.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2019-10-25