Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) (W7714-145919/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
7 years 1 month ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/04/25 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
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 Information

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: 

Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS)


Amendment #1

Amendment #1 is issued to extend the closing date to April 25,



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
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
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
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. 


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
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B055.E27213.EBSU000.PDF000English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B055.F27213.EBSU000.PDF000French- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B055.E27213.EBSU001.PDF001English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B055.F27213.EBSU001.PDF001French- Not available

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