Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) - Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Software Solution (W8474-19DS35/A)

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Tender Notice - Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/08/28 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • National Capital Region
End user entity
Department of National Defence
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Trade agreement
  • None
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: NONE
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: 

This Invitation to Qualify (hereinafter referred to as ITQ) is neither a Request for Proposal (RFP) nor a solicitation of bids or tenders. No Contract will result from this ITQ. Canada reserves the right to cancel this procurement at any time during the ITQ phase or any other phase of the procurement process. Given that this ITQ may be cancelled by Canada, it may not result in any of the subsequent procurement processes described in this document. Suppliers may withdraw from the process at any time, as the ITQ is not a tender. 

This ITQ is the first phase in the procurement process for the Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Software Solution. The objective of this ITQ is to qualify responsive Suppliers to proceed to the subsequent phase(s) of this procurement process. The responsive Suppliers will be hereinafter referred to as ITQ Pre-Qualified Suppliers. Only ITQ Pre-Qualified Suppliers will be permitted to receive the RFP.

ITQ Pre-Qualified Suppliers may choose not to bid on the RFP.

This procurement is subject to a National Security exception and is, therefore, excluded from all of the obligations of trade agreements.
The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to implement an Identity and Access Management Software Solution, including software, services, training, maintenance and support. DND is seeking to procure an IdAM Software Solution that:

a) Eliminates paper-based processes where possible;
b) Uses automated process workflows that are repeatable, auditable and traceable;
c) Maximizes machine-to-machine information transfers and transactions;
d) Supports the move to a single sign-on experience for the user;
e) Supports the move to Attribute-Based Attribute Control (ABAC) (i.e., Data-Centric Security);
f) Improves the security posture of the IT environment by adding capabilities such as Pubic Key Infrastructure (PKI), multi-factor authentication and step-up authentication; centralized auditing and reporting; certifications and attestations for user access, roles, and entitlements; centralized auditing and reporting; and enhanced IT support for policies and roles;
g) Provides enhanced IT support for businesses process for on-boarding and off-boarding users and for life-cycle managing their associated identities;
h) Provides centralized life-cycle management of identities (create, read, update, delete) on heterogeneous systems and applications;
i) Improves the availability and survivability of IdAM by providing a Highly-Available IdAM capability which uses fail-over and load balancing capabilities; and,
j) Minimizes the amount of customization required ((i.e., IdAM will use configurable workflows out-of-the-box as much as possible) and standard Application Programming Interfaces (API)).

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.

Contact information

Contact name
Norris, Chantale
Contact email
Contact phone
(819) 420-1758 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
8C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-06-22
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-06-22
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2020-06-29
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2020-06-29
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2020-07-02
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2020-07-02
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2020-07-03
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2020-07-03
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2020-07-06
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2020-07-06
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2020-07-07
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2020-07-07
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2020-07-13
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2020-07-13
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2020-07-22
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2020-07-22
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2020-07-24
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2020-07-24
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2020-07-28
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2020-07-28
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU010.PDF010English- 2020-08-11
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU010.PDF010French- 2020-08-11
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.E27818.EBSU011.PDF011English- 2020-08-25
ABES.PROD.PW__QE.B063.F27818.EBSU011.PDF011French- 2020-08-25


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW$$QE.B063.E27818.ATTA001.PDFNot availableEnglish- 2020-08-11
ABES.PROD.PW$$QE.B063.F27818.ATTA001.PDFNot availableFrench- 2020-08-11