Canadian Safety & Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals (CFP) - Bid Submission Period 2013 (W2207-12CSSP/B)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
7 years 11 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/07/18 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National Capital Region, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
McRae, Scott
Contact phone
(819) 956-1383 ( )
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: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 
Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals
(CFP) - Bid Submission Period 2013

The Bidder Guidebook for CSSP CFP - Bid Submission Period 2013
is available for download in the section called "Solicitation
Documents" below.

Bidders are directed to < > to initiate the
submission process.

The objective of this Call for Proposals (CFP) is to engage
industry, academia and all levels of government in collaborative
research projects with those government departments and agencies
that have both the subject matter and project management
expertise to contribute to the development of S&T solutions that
address Canada's public safety and security priorities. Three
types of projects will be funded through the CFP process:
Studies, Research and Development, and Technology Demonstration.

Since 2006, Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for
Security Science (DRDC CSS) has been the focal point in
coordinating a shared approach to the delivery of three public
safety and security S&T programs, the Chemical, Biological,
Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and
Technology Initiative (CRTI), the Public Security Technical
Program (PSTP) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC),
through partnerships with all levels of government, industry,
and academia. The harmonization of these three programs provides
the foundation of the new Canadian Safety and Security Program

In each CSSP CFP, there will be approximately $15 million
available for new projects. The program scope is to deliver S&T
solutions, support and advice to respond to the Government of
Canada's public safety and security policy imperatives. The
program will address the following issues, amongst others:

1.	Horizontal co-ordination across departments, agencies, and
stakeholders, including federal, provincial and territorial
2.	Prioritizing and matching S&T investment responses according
to the assessment of public safety and security risks;
3.	Leveraging existing S&T capacity, programs and agreements in
government, academia and industry to accomplish program outcomes;
4.	Engaging stakeholders and end-users in establishing
expectations for program outcomes, and in exploiting these
5.	Supporting existing and evolving emergency preparedness and
response plans and agreements;
6.	Providing evidence-based analysis and advice to policy and
decision makers; and
7.	Informing, through S&T, the development of regulations,
standards and codes.

Program priorities have been identified to guide CSSP investment
decision making.  These Investment Priorities emphasize
capability areas, objectives and threats/hazards that are
relevant to the CSSP.  

The Investment Priorities are linked to the CSSP outcomes.  The
CSSP long term outcomes have been articulated to enable the
development of greater resilience to global and domestic
high-consequence public safety and security events.  The CSSP's
investments strive to increase the nation's economic vibrancy,
sovereignty, multi-jurisdictional security/intelligence and
national emergency management systems, and public confidence
through the application of S&T.  A detailed list of program
outcomes can be found in the CSSP CFP Bidder Guidebook in Annex
A, Program Outcomes; Annex B, Investment Priorities outlines the
Investment Priorities relevant to the current bid submission

The CSSP long term outcomes have been established to enable the
development of greater resilience to global and domestic
high-consequence public safety and security events.  The CSSP's
investments will increase the nation's economic vibrancy,
sovereignty, multi-jurisdictional security/intelligence and
national emergency management systems, and public confidence
through the application of S&T.

The following six intermediate outcomes summarize the intent of
the program:
	1. Advise and render implementable safety and security policy
and operations;
	2. Enable, connect and protect safety and security
	3. Assist rapid technology assessment and insertion;
	4. Lead to resilient infrastructure;
	5. Posture our borders and perimeter as secure but open; and
	6. Develop alert and resilient communities.

The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applies to this
procurement. The Bidder must be a Canadian company and at least
50% of the work performed on the proposed project must be
conducted in Canada.

This procurement is excluded from the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) under Annex 1001.2b, Article 1.(d) and World
Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement
(WTO-AGP) under Appendix 1, Annex 4.

Open Season Bid Submission	

This Call for Proposal solicitation will be posted on for a period of four years and proposals will
be accepted on an annual basis during the open season.  An open
season is a period of time during which Bidders are invited to
submit proposals. There are four open seasons for proposal
submission as follows:

1.	Bid Submission Period 2012 (CSSP 1): CLOSED
a.	Synopsis Proprosal Submission Period:  September 5th to
October 5th 2012, 16:00 EDT.
b.	Full Proposal Submission Period:  November 5th to December
5th 2012, 16:00 EST

2.	Bid Submission Period 2013 (CSSP OS2): OPEN
a.	Synopsis Proprosal Submission Period:  June 20 to July 18,
2013, 16:00 EDT.
b.	Full Proposal Submission Period:  September 10 to October 17,
2013, 16:00 EST.

3.	Bid Submission Period 2014 (CSSP OS3):  to be determined

4.	Bid Submission Period 2015 (CSSP OS4):  to be determined

Proposals are sought from industry, academia, non-governmental
organizations, and government institutions for all investment
priorities. A complete list of CSSP investment priorities is
provided in the CSSP CFP Bidder Guidebook, Annex B, Investment

The bid submission and selection process is described in the
CSSP CFP Bidder Guidebook.

The CSSP CFP Bidder Guidebook can be downloaded from Information on CSSP can also be found at the
following DRDC web site:

All unclassified submissions must be completed through the
web-based submission system. Bidders are directed to < > to initiate the
submission process. Should there be difficulties accessing or
using the submission site, contact

To ensure the integrity of the competitive process, enquiries
and other communications regarding the CSSP CFP must be directed
only to the PWGSC Contracting Authority. Failure to comply with
this requirement may result in the proposal being declared

For further information, please contact the PWGSC Contracting
Scott McRae
Supply Team Leader
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Telephone:  819-956-1383
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.E26165.EBSU000.PDF000English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.F26165.EBSU000.PDF000French- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.E26165.EBSU001.PDF001English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.F26165.EBSU001.PDF001French- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.E26165.EBSU002.PDF002English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__SV.B057.F26165.EBSU002.PDF002French- Not available

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