Concept Lab Op. Support Environment (W7701-186641/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/07/09 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solicitation number
Region of delivery
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)
Tendering procedure
Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Hamann, Frédéric
Contact email
Contact phone
(418) 649-2975 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
G1J 0C7

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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 



Solicitation Number: W7701-186641/A

Organization Name: Public Works and Government Services Canada for DRDC-Valcartier

Contract Duration:
The contract period will be for one (1) year from the date of contract with an irrevocable option to extend it for up to one additional one year period.

Solicitation Method: Competitive

Applicable Trade Agreements: WTO-AGP, NAFTA, CFTA

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Applies: No

Number of Contracts: 1

Requirement Details
Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering
This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Tier 1 for services in Quebec City Region or in the National Capital Region for the following categories:
- Programmer/Software Developer (A.6) with experience level 3 
- System Administrator (I.9) with experience level 3 

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:
- 1019837 Ontario Inc.
- ADGA Group Consultants Inc.
- AMITA Corporation
- CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
- Cofomo Inc.
- Compusult Limited
- Ernst & Young LLP
- Fujitsu Consulting (CANADA) Inc./Fujitsu Conseil (Canada) Inc.
- General Dynamics Land Systems  Canada Corporation
- IBM Canada Limited/IBM Canada Limitée
- IDS Systems Consultants Inc.
- Michael Wager Consulting Inc.
- Modis Canada Inc
- OpenFrame Technologies, Inc.
- Thales Canada Inc.
- The Bell Telephone Company of Canada or Bell Canada/La Compagnie de Téléphone Bell du Canada ou Bell Canada

Description of Work:
After more than two years of concentrated development effort within the Joint Intelligence Collection and Analysis Capability (JICAC) project at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier Research Centre, there is a growing need to use and operate more intensively the developed systems at hand in various laboratories, namely within DRDC Valcartier Research Centre and other DRDC collaborator sites such as Ottawa. Hence, over time, an impressive global operational environment to support this project has been put in place at DRDC Valcartier Research Centre that includes a large network-server infrastructure with various testing, staging and production sub-environments, a system-to-systems integration sub-environment, a software-system development process sub-environment, and an investigation and new technology try-out sub-environment. In order to help supporting and improving this overall global capacity, DRDC Valcartier Research Centre is seeking the services of the industry for the Concept Laboratory Operational Support Environment Duplication (CLOSED). This CLOSED environment will stand on a different network and hardware infrastructure, having no connections to the actual Research and Development (R&D) Development Environment. Within this contract, the following five work elements must be considered by the Contractor:    

1. Provide the system integration support;
2. Improve JICAC prototypes system development process;
3. Perform JICAC prototypes integration with external applications and data feeds
4. Perform installation and configuration of new hardware and virtualized environments
5. Monitor and troubleshoot deficiencies of the networks and servers

- Bidders must submit a bid for all resource categories
- The work is currently not being performed by a contracted resource

Security Requirement: TOP SECRET

Minimum Corporate Security Required: TOP SECRET

Minimum Resource Security Required: TOP SECRET and TOP SECRET SIGINT

Contract Authority
Name: Frédéric Hamann
Phone Number: 418-649-2975
Email Address:

Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above.  Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT BUYANDSELL.GC.CA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

NOTE: Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed three (3) times per year.  If you wish to find out how you can be a Qualified SA Holder, please contact

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_QCN.B009.E17422.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-07-04
ABES.PROD.PW_QCN.B009.F17422.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-07-04

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