Design-Build Standing Offers for Office Fit-ups (EP008-210016/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/06/05 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Chan, Ricky
Contact email
Contact phone
(647) 530-7185 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
Ontario Region
10th Floor, 4900 Yonge Street
M2N 6A6

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

IMPORTANT: The closing date for the Request for Information (RFI) has been extended until 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 5, 2020.


Chan, Ricky
Telephone No.: (647) 530-7185
E-mail Address: 



Based on industry feedback and an evolving government environment, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is contemplating the establishment of Design-Build Standing Offers (DBSOs) to deliver a full range of office fit-up projects, in the National Capital Area and potentially across Canada, and is seeking information from respondents with interest, individually or as part of a consortium/joint venture, in one or more aspects of the proposed approach. The scope of work under the Standing Offers will include the design and construction phases potentially including the provision and installation of furniture and information technology infrastructure.

PSPC is looking to achieve the following outcomes through the use of the DBSOs:
- Full project delivery (design and construction) reducing the overall project lifecycle timeline, increasing the overall quality of work while reducing overall project risk;
- Enabling risk to be assumed and managed by the parties best positioned to do so; 
- Consistency in the delivery of the program of work to be delivered via this arrangement by leveraging qualified vendors;
- Increased efficiency in the award of individual work packages; 
- Increased overall project delivery capacity; and
- Cost certainty including fixed or per unit pricing wherever possible. 

Estimates for individual fit-up work packages (inclusive of design and construction) vary but maximums are estimated to be upwards of $60M (including taxes) per project. Individual projects will normally be within the same office building/complex and will take place on one or more floors. PSPC would consider the possibility of pre-qualifying different groups of design-builders based on cost scope ladders segregated by construction values (e.g. <$10M, $10-$25M, $25-$60M). These figures are provided for context only and does not reflect any commitment regarding the opportunities that will be solicited or contracts that will be awarded.


The purpose of this Request for Information is to:

a) seek information and feedback from industry in this matter solely for the benefit of PSPC;
b) seek ideas related to the proposed approach that might result in efficiencies and cost savings to Canadians; 
c) assess industry interest and readiness; and
d) understand the impacts this approach may have on industry.

Respondents may make other assumptions in order to provide further context or clarity to their responses. Any such assumptions should be clearly explained.

Your responses to the following questions in Appendix A of the RFI will assist the department in assessing the merits and practicality of developing and utilizing this integrated approach for project delivery for fit-up projects.

Please download the RFI at the bottom of this page. Your participation is greatly appreciated.


All enquiries are to be submitted by email to the RFI Authority: 

RFI Authority:   Ricky Chan
E-mail Address: 

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.E2519.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-05-01
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.F2519.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-05-01
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.E2519.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2020-05-15
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.F2519.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2020-05-15
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.E2519.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2020-05-21
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.F2519.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2020-05-21
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.E2519.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2020-05-26
ABES.PROD.PW_PWL.B041.F2519.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2020-05-26


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
annexe_b.1_normes_damenagement_en_milieu_de_travail_du_gouvernement_du_canada.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-01
annexe_b.2_feuille_de_route_pour_la_conception_du_milieu_de_travail_du_gc.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-01
appendix_b.1_government_of_canada_workplace_fit-up_standards.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-01
appendix_b.2_gcworkplace_design_roadmap.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-01