Compensation Model and Program Design Options for a Potential Buyback Program for Recently Prohibited Firearms (202101502-1)

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Tender Notice - Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/11/10 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Region of delivery
  • National Capital Region
End user entity
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
Procurement entity
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
Region of opportunity
  • Canada
Tendering procedure
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • 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)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
Reference number
Solicitation number



This solicitation cancels and supersedes previous solicitation number 202101502 dated August 8, 2020, due on September 9, 2020.


Compensation Model and Program Design Options for a Potential Buyback Program for Recently Prohibited Firearms

This requirement is for Public Safety Canada

This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement (SA) Holders under E60ZT-16TSSB who qualified under Tier 1 for the following stream:

  • Stream 3: Project management services

Only selected Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) SA Holders currently holding a TSPS SA under the E60ZT-16TSSB series of SAs are invited to compete. SA Holders may not submit a bid in response to this bid solicitation unless they have been invited to do so. However, should an uninvited SA Holder wish to be invited, it may contact the Contracting Authority to request an invitation at any time prior to five business days before the published bid closing date, and an invitation will be made to that SA Holder unless it would not be consistent with the efficient operation of the procurement process. In no circumstance will such an invitation require Canada to extend a bid closing date.

SA Holders that are invited to compete as a joint venture must submit a bid as that joint venture SA Holder, forming no other joint venture to bid. Any joint venture must be already qualified under the E60ZT-16TSSB series as that joint venture at the time of bid closing in order to submit a bid.

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

  1. ACF Associates Inc.
  2. Adirondack Information Management Inc., The AIM Group Inc. in Joint Venture
  3. AECOM Canada Ltd.
  4. Babcock Canada Inc.
  6. CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
  7. Colliers Project Leaders Inc.
  8. Ernst & Young LLP
  9. IBM Canada Limited/IBM Canada Limitée
  10. Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
  11. NIVA Inc
  12. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  13. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.
  14. Sierra Systems Group Inc.
  15. Tiree Facility Solutions Inc.

Description of the Requirement:

Public Safety Canada is seeking professional services for the development of a range of options and approaches to inform the design and implementation of a potential buyback program for recently prohibited firearms. The work under this contract will be completed in a two-phased approach.

Phase One will require the Contractor, by no later than February 8, 2021, to consult with other government departments, potentially consult with other levels of government, as well as additional experts in the industry to create compensation model options that include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Identification of a proposed compensation structure for each affected firearm;
  • Analysis of benefits and risks associated with each compensation model; and
  • Identification of other considerations that may impact the feasibility of each approach and/or model.

Phase Two of the work will be managed through a Task Authorization process and will include the review and revision, where required, of the program design steps and processes to align with the decision made at the end of Phase One. This phase will also include the implementation of the selected process options, associated controls and system improvements, if required.

Level of Security Requirement:

Security Requirement: Common SRCL #36 applies

Minimum Corporate Security Required: Facility Security Clearance

Minimum Resource Security Required: Secret

Document Safeguarding: Protected B

Proposed period of contract:

For Phase One of the Work, the proposed period of contract will be from the date of Contract award to March 31, 2021.

The Contractor grants to Canada the irrevocable option to acquire the services for Phase Two of the Work for up to one additional two-year period under the same conditions.


Inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal (RFP) requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. 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. Public Safety Canada retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.


The Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) Method of Supply is subject to quarterly refresh cycles. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact SPTS.TSPS@TPSGC-PWGSC.GC.CA

Contact information

Contact name
Contracting and Procurement Services | Section des contrats et approvisionnement
Contact email
Contact address
269 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0P8


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