ARCHIVED AI - Interactive Regulatory Evaluation Platform (0X001-182587/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/06/07 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
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
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
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
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Canada School of Public Service

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: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

This amendment 009 is raised to update the solicitation and respond to questions from suppliers.


This amendment 008 is raised to extend the solicitation closing date.


This amendment 007 is raised to respond to questions from suppliers.

This amendment 006 is raised to respond to questions from suppliers and update the solicitation.

This amendment 005 is raised to extend the solicitation closing date, respond to questions from suppliers and update the solicitation.

Update - Amendment 004

This amendment 004 is raised to respond to questions from suppliers and update the solicitation.

The following pre-qualified suppliers have been selected to submit a bid:

9766758 Canada Inc. (o/a vLex Canada) 
Accenture Inc.
Lixar I.T Inc.
Nuvoola Inc.
SageTea Inc.
DXC Technology Company 
IMRSV Data Labs
In2IT Technologies Canada Inc. 
Northern Micro Inc.

This amemdment 003 is issued to publish to provide the following:

1) Publish the Request for Proposals Documents
2) Notify the suppliers of the Supplier Engagement for this RFP

(a) Bilingual Session Location and Time. The engagement session will be held in person and by Webex session on April 17, 2019 at 65 Guigues Ave, Ottawa and will begin at 14h00 EST.  

(b)  Communication with Contracting Authority. Bidders are requested to communicate with the Contracting Authority at least 24 hours before the conference to confirm attendance. Bidders should provide, in writing, to the Contracting Authority, the name(s) of the person(s) who will be attending in person or by Webex and a list of questions they wish to table no later than April 15, 2019 at 14h00 EST. A maximum of two representatives per Bidder may attend the engagement session in person. 


This amendment 002 is issued to provide the following:

1) Update the Statement of Work - Updated 6.3 Table - Removed Provincial/Territorial Regulations from Table
2) Publish the draft contract
3) Publish additional documentation for the use cases.

This amendment 001 is issued to replace document 000 of this NPP. Amendment 001 fixes all the web links in the document. 

AI - Interactive Regulatory Evaluation Platform

Lessard, Peter
Telephone No. - (613) 850-7602

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), also known as, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), is issuing a Notice of Plan Procurement on behalf of the Canadian School of Public Services (CSPS) for an upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) requirement using the newly established AI Source list under EN578-180001/B.

The following NPP is directed only to the qualified suppliers of the AI source list.

Suppliers under Bands 2 and 3 are invited to provide feedback on this NPP.


CSPS (or the School), in serving as Project Authority and technical owner on behalf of a number of federal regulatory departments and agencies, has a requirement for an interactive hosted cloud-based regulatory evaluation platform (REP) that enables users in federal departments and agencies to explore and analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured regulatory data, and identifies and presents key trends, patterns, and inconsistencies in regulations and regulatory requirements. The solution must have the ability to identify and present key trends, patterns, and inconsistencies in regulations and regulatory requirements.  This cloud-based solution, once designed, tested and refined, will be accessible to up to 200 identified users in various federal departments and agencies.

As PSPC and CSPS tries to better understand the AI marketplace, PSPC and CSPS are seeking feedback on drafts documents associated with the solicitation and to better refine the CSPS requirements. PSPC and CSPS are providing a list of questions in Annex D for the industry’s feedback on the following topic:

a. Desired Business Objectives and Project Scope (Annex A to NPP);
b. Statement of Work (Annex A to NPP); 
c. Evaluation Criteria (Annex B to NPP);
d. Use Cases (Annex C to NPP):
e. Solicitation documents (Annex D, To Be Posted on Buy and Sell March 6, 2019); and
f. Questions to solicit feedback from industry (Annex E to NPP).

The information provided will aid in increasing PSPC’s and CSPS’s understanding of the capability, viability and commercial availability of an Artificial Intelligence REP solution. The industry perspective on the approach, business, cost of development, and draft solicitation documents in annex, are of particular interest.

We are requesting suppliers to provide feedback to PSPC no later than end of day March 11th 2019.


The Contractor must deliver a hosted working cloud-based REP solution that must, based on input data on the stock of 2600 federal regulations, as well available provincial and territorial machine readable regulations, provide an interactive user-friendly interface to search, find, analyze, visualize and generate reports on trends, characteristics, patterns and relationships among an identified set of regulations, regulatory provisions or authorities.

More specifically, the Contractor must deliver a hosted REP solution that must:

a. apply machine learning, natural language processing to search and find user-identified regulatory text or specific regulations according to user-defined themes and queries;
b. provide the functionality to enable REP users to conduct supervised learning and insert their own comments, commentary or “tag” data elements identified in queries for future reference;
c. conduct analysis on characteristics, trends and impacts of a regulation or group of regulations and information based on user-identified parameters;
d. provide the functionality to combine information from other sources, including through input files and use of internet search techniques, to further augment or enhance the analysis of regulatory text; 
e. provide the functionality to enable REP users to compile analytical outputs such as data visualization and formatted reports on results;
f. provide technical architecture, applied methodologies 
g. provide source code where feasible;
h. have the capability to transfer to a Government of Canada cloud infrastructure; 
i. use publicly available data and data feeds; and
j. enrich and restructure existing data sets to optimize results and meet user needs 


Publication of the NPP:    February 28, 2019
NPP Feedback submission deadline:  March 11, 2019
Publication of RFP Solicitation:   March 25, 2019
Bidders’ Webinar:    April 1, 2019
Bidder self-Identification deadline: April 8, 2019
Bid Closure:     May 6, 2019   


The bidders’ webinar will be held around the date of April 1st, 2019. More information will be made available based on the feedback received from the suppliers and the release of the Final Solicitation documents for the CSPS requirement.  

The scope of the requirement outlined in this RFP solicitation will be reviewed during the webinar and questions will be answered. Bidders who intend to participate in this process must attend the Webinar. Bidders who do not attend will not be eligible to request to participate on the RFP process.


This RFP evaluation involves a three-stage procurement process. 

1. Stage 1: Bidders Submission, Evaluation of Bidders Proposals and Contractor Selection for Stage II  (using AI source list process)
2. Stage 2: Evaluation and Contracting Process for Stage 2 Deliverables 
3. Stage 3: Selection and Contracting Process for Stages 2 and 3 

Stage 1 
The objective of Stage 1 is to: 
• solicit, evaluate and rank the responsive proposals based on their technical score 
• recommend issuance of a contract to up to three of the top-ranked responsive proposals 

Stage 2 
The objective of Stage 2 is to: 
• complete Stage 2 work in 3 months, deliver prototype solution for evaluation
• evaluate the prototype solutions, conduct usability test and rank based on their technical score
• recommend issuance of a contract to the top-ranked responsive contractor for Stage 3 work

Stage 3 
The objective of Stage 3 is to: 
• Finalize and deliver production ready solution in 3 months 
• evaluate the production ready solution, conduct usability test for acceptance
• recommend issuance of contract for hosted production ready solution, including maintenance and support

The selection of proposal(s) for contracting does not constitute a guarantee on the part of Canada that a contract will be awarded.


All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority no later than March 11, 2019.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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