Patent Databases Search Tool (U8105-197461/A)

Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/01/23 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
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
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Industry Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Friesen, Manon
Contact email
Contact phone
(240) 645-5666 ( )
Contact address
L'Esplanade Laurier,
East Tower 7th Floor
140 O'Connor, Street
K1A 0R5

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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Patent Databases Search Tool

Friesen, Manon
Telephone No. - (240) 645-5666 

REF: Request for Proposal for Patent Databases Search Tool (PDST)

This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Innovation,  Science and Economic Development (ISED) (the "Client") for Licensed Software Subscription Services to access a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Patent Databases Search Tool (PDST). The bid solicitation is intended to result in the award of a contract for the period of one year, with four one-year option(s), allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract.

The scope of the bid solicitation includes:

COTS Licensed Software Subscription Services to access a tool to search patent databases for up to 500 Users, meeting all the requirements as stated in Annex A, Statement of Requirement (SOR).

The COTS Licensed Software Subscription Services must include a twelve-month warranty, support services, documentation and training services. 

The requirement is subject to the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CColFTA), the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPanFTA), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity applies to this procurement: see Part 5 - Certifications, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the form titled "Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification".
Security requirement will only apply if the Bidder chooses to offer a VPN access, or any access that constitutes a connection directly to the Client secure network, as indicated in Annex A, as part as their bid proposal. For additional information, consult Annex A, Statement of Requirement, Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses.  

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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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2019-11-22
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2019-11-22
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-11-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-11-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2019-12-24
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2019-12-24
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2020-01-08
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2020-01-08
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2020-01-13
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2020-01-13
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2020-01-16
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2020-01-16
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.E78045.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2020-01-17
ABES.PROD.PW__PI.B031.F78045.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2020-01-17


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
solicitation_package_u8105-197461.zipNot availableBilingual- 2019-11-22
sol._amd_002_package.zipNot availableBilingual- 2019-12-24
sol_u8105-197461a_005_package.zipNot availableBilingual- 2020-01-17