AI-IA Artificial Intelligence Source List (EN578-180001/B)

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Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 6 months hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2025/01/15 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Foreign
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • 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)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Tendering procedure
Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
Competitive procurement strategy
Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Lessard, Peter
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 850-7602 ( )
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Contact address
Terrasses de la Chaudière
4th Floor, 10 Wellington Street
4th etage, 10, rue Wellington
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
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Nature of Requirements: 

Amendment 006

This amendment 006 is raised for the following:

1. Revise the AI Supplier List
2. Respond to questions from industry

Source List Quarter 1 - 2020

As indicated in the ITQ, Canada intended to pre-qualify suppliers within three Bands. For a definition of each Band, please see Annex 4 of ITQ No. EN578-180001/A.  

The qualified suppliers from the ITQ are as follows:

Band 1

1. 9324526 Canada Inc. (operating as Elevated Thinking)
2. Alithya Group Inc.
3. Chillwall AI
4. Contextere Corporation
5. Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc.
6. Horoma Ai Inc.
7. Idlewyld Analytics and Consulting Services, Sysabee, and the         DAVHILL Group in Joint Venture
8. R-Brain
9. Rangle IO Inc.
10. Solana Network Inc.
11. Solutions GeoLearn Inc.
12. Testfire Inc. (operating as "Testfire Labs")

Band 1 and 2

1. 1QB Information Technology Inc.
2. AltaML Inc.
3. Beam Me Up Labs Inc.
4. CrowdCare Corporation (operating as "Wysdom.AI")
5. Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc.
6. Element Ai Inc.
7. Info Agora Inc.
8. Larus Technologies Group
9. PSW Applied Research Inc. 
10. Pymetrics Inc.
11. Social Assest Measurements Inc. (Sametrica)
12. Stradigi Ai Inc (operating as "Stradigi AI")
13. Systemscope Inc.
14. Wirespeed Networks Inc. 

Band 1, 2 and 3

1. 9766758 Canada Inc. (operating as "vLex Canada")
2. Accenture Inc.
3. Acumen Solutions Consulting Canada Inc.
4. Advanced Symbolics Inc.
5. Algorithmic Inc.
6. Amazon Web Services Inc.
7. Avaya Canada Corp.
8. Blue J Legal Inc.
9. Calian Ltd.
10. CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
11. Cistel Technology Inc.
12. Cognitive Scale Inc.
13. Dataperformers Company Inc.
14. Deloitte Inc.
15. Dessa Inc.
16. Diligen Inc.
17. Donna Cona Inc. / Mastech Infotrellis Inc. in Joint Venture
18. DXC Technology Company
19. Ernst & Young LLP
20. Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc.
21. GlobVision Inc.
22. Hitachi Consulting Canada Inc.
23. Hitachi Vantara Inc.
24. IBM Canada Limited
25. IMRSV Data Labs Inc.
26. In2IT Technologies Canada Inc.
27. IPSS Inc./ ServiceNow Canada, Inc. in Joint Venture
28. Irosoft Inc.
29. Korah Limited
32. Lixar I.T. Inc.
33. Mcafee Canada ULC
34. McKinsey & Company Canada
35. Menya Solutions Inc.
36. Microsoft Canada Inc.
37. MindBridge Analytics Inc.
38. NewEnergy Community Inc. (dba "")
39. Northern Micro Inc.
40. Nuvoola Inc.
41. Open Text Corporation
42. Oproma Inc.
43. Palantir Technologies Inc.
44. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
45. SageTea Inc.
46. SAP Canada, Inc.
47. SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
48. ServiceNow, Inc.
49. SIA Partners Inc.
50. Sierra Systems Group Inc.
51. Sightline Innovation Inc.
52. Thales Canada Inc. 
53. The Funding Portal Inc.
54. ThinkData Works, Inc.
55. Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
56. Xtract Ai Inc.

These qualified suppliers will be invited to compete on subsequent for any requirements within the scope and value of this Source List.

2. Questions from industry

Q5: Article 1.3 of Annex 5 states:

1.3 In addition to all other information required in the Invitation to Qualify, the Supplier must provide the following:
1.3b. with its response, a complete list of all foreign criminal charges and convictions pertaining to itself, its affiliates and its proposed first tier subcontractors that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, may be similar to one of the listed offences in the Policy. The list of foreign criminal charges and convictions must be submitted using an Integrity Declaration Form, which can be found at Declaration form for procurement.

For the response to this ITQ do we need to include in the response the information requested above in Annex 5-1.3b & Annex 5-1.4d - that is, do we need to include:

1.A complete list of all foreign criminal charges 

A5: Yes.

2. And if so would we use the Integrity Declaration Form, which can be found at

A5: Yes.

Q4: Supplier must provide examples of successfully delivered AI services, solutions and/or products aligned to the categories provided in the introduction section. This includes describing the scope and complexity of the project and the specific results and outcomes achieved.

1.Will examples (of successfully delivered results and outcomes) be considered by Canada as eligible when the overall project is not fully complete at the time of submitting the response to the ITQ?
A4: No, Canada will only consider successfully delivered projects.
2.If not then will examples (of successfully delivered results and outcomes)  be considered by Canada as eligible when the overall project is not fully complete at the time of submitting the response to the ITQ  but the overall project  *will* be completed before the response closing date (of the current refresh period)?

A4: The referenced project work must be completed by the published closing date of the quarter the submission to qualify is received from the supplier. 

Q3: The ITQ states Reference would include written description of the work completed and contact information.

1.What does the work completed mean in this context? The project description will already cover what work was completed in the overall project. Is this statement asking for a description the specific role/responsibilities that the individual named as a reference had in relation to the project? If not, can you please provide an example of the type of information being asked for here?

A3: Work completed means successfully delivered work. 

2.What does Reference would include mean here? Are you asking that the named reference (for the project in question) would need to provide a written description? If so would that be included in our response or would they be contacted by Canada at a later date to provide?

A3: Please see response to questions 24 (c) and 70 of the original ITQ solicitation located here,, under amendments 006 and 009.

Q2: As an example firm #1 may have completed five different 1 month projects in the last 6 months which would enable them to qualify for Band 3.
On the other hand, firm #2 may have a 1 year project which consists of 4 milestones and finishes in March 2020.  It seems clear that firm#1 can submit all five 1 month projects as consideration for entry into Band 3. 
However, we are wondering about the situation for firm #2?
Firm#2 may have completed 3 of the 4 milestones in the 1 year project, each with their own deliverables.  
Would they be able to count those as 3 projects even though the overall project is not finishing till March 2020?

A2: The supplier must demonstrate, as a prime contractor or subcontractor, to have successfully delivered AI products, solutions, or services within at least one of the three determined AI areas of work* within the last three years. This includes having clearly describing the scope, complexity, results and outcomes. At least one reference** must be provided per project. 
Breaking down a single project in to 4 milestones is not considered the same as 4 successfully delivered projects.
Q1: Mandatory M1 says that the supplier should have delivered AI products/solutions/services within one of the 3 areas in the last 3 years. Elsewhere in the M1 description, it says that to qualify for Band 3 the supplier should have delivered at least 5 AI projects - there is no mention of a timeline for the latter.
To qualify for Band 3, do all 5 cited projects have to be in the last 3 years or for example, can 3 projects have been delivered in the last 3 years and 2 projects 7 or 8 years ago?

A1: In order to qualify to Band 1, 2, or 3 of the AI source list, all projects must be delivered within the three years of the source list refresh date of January 13, 2020.
3. Enquiries

All enquiries regarding this Source List must be submitted to “PWGSC AP AI Support” at the coordinates detailed below:



Delivery Date: 15/01/2019

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__EE.B017.E34526.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-01-13
ABES.PROD.PW__EE.B017.F34526.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-01-13

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