SHARED SERVICES CANADA (SSC) Challenge Based Standing Offer Solicitation (CBSOS) - Initial For CLOUD based SECURITY SERVICES (CSS) (CSS092421B)
Tender Notice - Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
- Days until closing
- 2 months 2 weeks hence
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2022/09/19 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
- Region of delivery
- End user entity
- Shared Services Canada
- Procurement entity
- Shared Services Canada
- Region of opportunity
- Tendering procedure
- Trade agreement
- Reference number
- Solicitation number
NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT
SOLICITATION NUMBER: CSS092421B
CHALLENGE-BASED STANDING OFFER SOLICITATION – CLOUD-BASED SECURITY SERVICES (CSS)
NOTICE TO OFFERORS
This Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation No. CSS0924221B, is a follow-up to the Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation (CBSOS) No. CSS0924221A, dated September 24, 2021, with a closing date of January 30, 2022, at 15:00 EDT.
This CBSOS process is currently at Stage 4 - Invitation to Qualify Solutions.
Based on findings from the ItR - Wave 1, under the CBSOS No. CSS0924221A, Canada has decided to invite Software Publisher and Original Equipment Manufacturer Offerors to qualify their Solutions. (See paragraph 1.4 Stage 4 of the CBSOS.)
UPDATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022.
This notice is to advise that we are extending the closing date of solicitation CSS092421B to Monday, September 19, 2022 as we finalize the CBSOS – please see the attached amendment (9). Once we have concluded our current process we will re-engage industry with more information regarding next steps, until then we encourage you to continue to monitor Buy & Sell for updates. As always, if you have any questions please reach out to the point of contact listed below.
UPDATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 8th, 2022.
Please review Amendment (8) as we have responded to questions regarding the Pre-screening Solution and added the slide deck from our ‘CSS – Pre-Screening What We Heard Presentation’ presented Thursday, April 7th, 2022. As always, please advise the enlisted point of contact should you have any questions.
UPDATE – WEDSNESDAY, APRIL 6th, 2022.
Please review Amendment (7) as we have responded to questions regarding the Pre-screening Solutions Tables and Attachment A - Statement of Challenge. As always, please advise the enlisted point of contact should you have any questions.
UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2022.
'What We Heard Presentation’ Stage 4 – Invitation To Qualify
On Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST we will be holding a bilingual 'What We Heard Presentation’ regarding Solicitation No. CSS092421B, Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation (CBSOS) for a Cloud-based Security Services Solution (CSS). To join us please fill out the registration form below – once filled out, an email with a link to the presentation will be provided. As always, please advise the enlisted point of contact should you have any questions.
UPDATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 1st, 2022.
We are extending our Invitation to Pre-Screening Solutions to Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 3:00PM EST. Please review the attached Amendment Document (5) to review all changes made to the CBSOS. If you have questions, please contact the enlisted point of contact.
UPDATE – TUESDAY, MARCH 29th, 2022.
After meeting with industry, and internal discussion, we are posting an Amendment to our CBSOS (No. 4) which includes our Final Pre-Screening process document. As previously mentioned, the purpose of the pre-screening process is to qualify CSS Solutions against a set of mandatory and rated evaluation criteria, Canada will “rank” Solutions as part of this pre-screening process. One of the highest-ranking Solutions will be a “set-aside” to a Small and Medium Enterprise.
UPDATE – WEDSNESDAY, MARCH 16th, 2022.
CSS Bilingual Information Webinar
On Thursday, March 17th, 2022 (1 p.m – 2 p.m EST) we will be providing a complementary information presentation regarding Solicitation No. CSS092421B, Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation (CBSOS) for a Cloud-based Security Services Solution (CSS). To join us please use the following link to enter the presentation:
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
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Video Conference ID: 114 913 329 9
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+1 343-803-4324,,285015753# Canada, Ottawa-Hull
Phone Conference ID: 285 015 753#
UPDATE – TUESDAY, MARCH 15th, 2022.
As mentioned, we are currently at Stage 4 - Invitation to Qualify Solutions. On March 4, 2022, SSC published the CBSOS Solicitation No. CSS0924221B, as a follow-up to the CBSOS No. CSS092421A. Based on findings from the ItR - Wave 1, under the CBSOS No. CSS092421A, Canada has decided to invite Software Publisher and Original Equipment Manufacturer Offerors to qualify their Solutions, via a “pre-screening process”. The next step in this CBSOS procurement, is to qualify Solutions, via this pre-screening process.
The purpose of the pre-screening process is to qualify CSS Solutions against a set of mandatory and rated evaluation criteria, Canada will “rank” Solutions as part of this pre-screening process. One of the highest-ranking Solutions will be a “set-aside” to a Small and Medium Enterprise.
OEM: Pre-Selection Questionnaire
Canada is seeking feedback from Industry on the pre-screening process. Canada has included a Pre-Selection Questionnaire designed to contribute to the improvement of the attached Draft for Consultation, Cloud-based Security Services (CSS) Solution Pre-Screening Process, prior to releasing the final version. Canada would like to receive the completed questionnaires by Friday, March 18th, 2022 at 15:00 EDT.
Please use the following Link to complete the OEM Pre-Selection Questionnaire:
CLOSING DATES AND TIMES
This CBSOS process includes various Stages with corresponding Closing Dates and Times. Offerors should monitor this Notice of Proposed Procurement for any amendments to the CBSOS, including changes to these Closing Dates and Times.
CBSOS Stages Current Closing Dates and Times
Invitation to Qualify Solutions (To be Determined) at 15:00 EDT.
Solicitation Closing - SP/OEM (To be Determined) at 15:00 EDT.
Solicitation Closing - Resellers June 30, 2022 at 15:00 EDT.
Canada lacks an enterprise cloud-based security solution that provides the ability to deliver a consistent user experience from any device, any location, at any time.
In certain cases, Canada lacks cost effective consistent security controls to protect Government of Canada (GC) data and assets to GC department remote sites and GC and Non-GC remote users, including SDAs (small department and agencies), when accessing the Internet, cloud-based SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS, and GC on-premise services. This results in lost productivity, high cost, lower user satisfaction and morale, increased cybersecurity risks, and inconsistent user experience.
In order to solve the problem(s) Canada wishes to improve and optimize the ability to securely consume and deliver cloud-based services effectively, efficiently, and quickly.
Refer to Attachment A - Statement of Challenge (SoC) for a detailed description of the preliminary SoC elements, including the Problem Statement, Challenges, Minimum Viable Requirements and Personas.
Agile Procurement Process 3.0 (APP3.0) is an innovative procurement framework to improve the ability of Shared Service Canada (SSC) to move quicker and produce better results. This Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation is a pilot launched by SSC’s Centre of Expertise in Agile and Innovative Procurement (CoEAIP) and leverages the APP3.0 approach.
The security requirement associated with this procurement are outlined in the Challenge-Based Standing Offer Solicitation.
This requirement is subject to the following trade agreements:
Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, and World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-GPA).
Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
SSC retains the right to negotiate with Bidders on any procurement.
Enquiries regarding this solicitation are to be submitted to the email below:
File Number: CSS092421B
- Contact name
- Bromfield, Christopher
- Contact email
- Contact phone
- Contact address
180 Kent Street Ottawa ON K1P 0B6 CA
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