Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) (W7714-145919/A)
- Publishing status
- Days to closing
- 5 years 1 month ago
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2014/04/25 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
- Reference number
- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- Notice type
- Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
- Trade agreement
- 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
- Department of National Defence
- Contact name
- Bellefeuille, Bruno P.
- Contact phone
- (819) 956-1688 ( )
- Contact fax
- (819) 997-2229
- Contact address
11C1, Phase III Place du Portage 11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: TITLE Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Amendment #1 Amendment #1 is issued to extend the closing date to April 25, 2014. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DESCRIPTION This Request for Information (RFI) seeks to determine interest in and approaches for operating the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) from organizations who could operate the national situational awareness information exchanges, related products and services, and support the management of the national emergency messaging specifications required by them. It is requested that the responder provide and/or report on the following areas in order to assist the Government of Canada with assessing operating approaches for MASAS. A suggested schema for the response is provided below: 1. Governance and Oversight a. Provide information on the proposed organizational governance model and how it is aligned with the SOREM governance structure outlined in the Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada. b. Provide information on key parties and their roles. For example, membership types, board of directors and committees. c. Provide information on the key organizational positions that would operate MASAS (Section 4.1) and manage the Canadian Emergency Management Communications Specifications (Section 4.2). 2. Business Model a. Provide information on which type of business model is being proposed. Government-Funded Model (Federal Agency), Government-Funded Model (Crown Corporation), Non-Profit/Non-Government Organization, Public-Private Partnership or combinations of the above (e.g. Government owned system and data center with an Entity-Operator where Entity may be a Not for Profit or a private sector partner). b. Provide information on the lead organization and its interface with the governance and oversight body. c. Provide information on engagement approaches within the emergency management community. d. Provide information on the revenue sources to support MASAS operation. e. Provide a 3-year revenue forecast and the anticipated level of government support that may be required by year. 3. Costing a. Provide information on starting costs to install and operate the MASAS components (Section 4.1). The operating entity will be provided with a production released version of MASAS. d. Provide information on costs to support the management of the Canadian Emergency Management Communications Specifications (Section 4.2). e. Provide information on costs to support the Service levels (Section 4.3) f. Provide a costing of key personnel required to operate MASAS (Section 4.1) and manage the Canadian Emergency Management Communications Specifications (Section 4.2). 4. Technical a. Provide information on approaches for hosting the MASAS components outlined in section 4.1. b. Provide information on methodologies to develop future business and technical requirements for MASAS. c. Provide information on technical services approaches for the MASAS user community. (Section 4.3) d. Provide information on approaches to work with the community to evolve emergency communications specifications related to situational awareness. For example the Common Alerting Protocol Canadian Profile, Emergency Management Symbology/Taxonomy. 5. Marketability a. Provide information on how you would market MASAS within the Canadian national emergency management community. b. Provide a preliminary assessment on market demand for MASAS in accordance with its current functionality. Do opportunities exist for further development of MASAS that may enable the responder to broaden their business opportunities, both within Canada and abroad? It is recognized that the information requested under this RFI is comprehensive and it is requested that respondents provide as much information as possible. The Government of Canada seeks information to inform the transition of MASAS to a self-sustainable operating entity. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Bruno Bellefeuille Acquisitions Branch Science Procurement Directorate (SPD) Defence Sciences Division (SV) Public Works and Government Services Canada Place du Portage, Phase III, 11C1 11 Laurier Street Gatineau (Hull), Québec K1A 0S5 Telephone: 819-956-1688 Fax: 819-997-2229 E-mail: Bruno.Bellefeuille@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca 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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