TBIPS # 20-0127 - Broadband Fund (20-0127)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/03/18 00:00 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
  • 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
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission
End user entity
Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

Contact Information

Contact name
McMillan, Andrew
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
1 prom. du Portage
Gatineau  QC
J8X 3B2

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Reference Number:


Solicitation Number:


Organization Name:

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Solicitation Date:


Closing Date:

2020-03-04 14:00 Eastern Standard Time EST

Anticipated Start Date:


Estimated Delivery Date:


Estimate Level of Effort: 

 200 days per resource

Contract Duration:

The contract period will be for one (1) year from the date of contract with an irrevocable option to extend it for up to three (3) additional one-year periods.

Solicitation Method:


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Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Applies:


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Requirement Details

Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering

This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Tier 1 for services in the National Capital Region for the following category(ies):

  1. One (1) Level 2 Geomatics Specialist

  2. One (1) Level 2 Telecommunications Support Specialist

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:

  1. ADGA Group Consultants Inc.

  2. Adirondack Information Management Inc., Amita Corporation, ArtTemp Personnel Services Inc., the AIM Group Inc. In JOINT VENTURE

  3. IBM Canada Limited/IBM Canada Limitée

  4. IVedha Inc.

  5. Michael Wager Consulting Inc.

  6. Modis Canada

  7. New Technologies Inc.

  8. Protak Consulting Group Inc.

  9. S.i. Systems ULC

  10. Teambuilder Consulting Inc.

  11. Thales Canada Inc.

  12. The Bell Telephone Company of Canada or Bell Canada/La Compgagnie de Téléphoone Bell Du Canada ou Bell Canada

  13. TRM Technologies Inc.

  14. Tundra Technical Solutions Inc.

  15. Veritaaq Technology House Inc.



Description of Work:


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) established a universal service objective that Canadians – in rural and remote areas as well as in urban centres – have access to voice services and broadband Internet access services on fixed and mobile wireless networks. In order to facilitate achieving this universal service objective, the CRTC is establishing a $750-million Broadband Fund to help close the gap in connectivity between rural and urban areas. The CRTC set the following targets for broadband services:

  • Speeds of 50 Mbps download/10 Mbps upload for fixed broadband services

  • An unlimited data option for fixed broadband services

  • The latest mobile wireless technology available not only to all homes and businesses, but also along major Canadian roads

The CRTC announced the criteria that will be used to evaluate applications for funding from its Broadband Fund in 2018. Details were also announced regarding the fund’s governance, operating and accountability frameworks. As a result, a Task-Based Informatics Professional Service (TBIPS) – Tier 1 Supply Arrangement needs to be established in order to provide technical and professional services support for the implementation of a national telecommunications program, including enterprise service management strategy, service management and delivery & on-going technical assessments of applicant’s proposal submissions.


The goal of this contract is to provide Geomatics and Telecommunication services to support the Broadband fund and the build program capabilities, including

  1. Ensure effective engagement and commitment of leadership/sponsors and the governance committees
  2. Facilitate organizational business readiness at the organizational and individual levels in the onboarding organizations
  3. Assess potential risks, create plans for their mitigation, execute these plans, assess results and adjust accordingly
  4. Assistance with coordinating, preparing and researching, analyses or surveys on the level of change adoption throughout the Service Transformation Plan Roadmap lifecycle and identifying solutions for course correction
  5. Creating and providing presentations to various internal and external stakeholders and facilitating meetings and discussions
  6. Supporting planning, analysis and research to gain a thorough understanding of the drivers and strategic considerations for workforce transition planning
  7. Facilitating or coordinating committees, working groups, working sessions or workshops with CRTC change stakeholders and leaders across Service Transformation Plan projects and enabling projects
  • Bidders must submit a bid for all resource categories

  • The work is currently not being performed by a contracted resource

Security Requirement: Common PS SRCL #19 applies

Minimum Corporate Security Required: Designated Organization Screening (DOS)

Minimum Resource Security Required: Enhanced Reliability

Contract Authority

Name: Andrew McMillan

Phone Number: 819.997.4272

Email Address: andrew.mcmillan@crtc.gc.ca


Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “BUYANDSELL.GC.CA” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

NOTE: Task‐Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed three (3) times per year. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact RCNMDAI.‐NCRIMOS@pwgsc.gc.ca

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