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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
7 years 7 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2013/10/24 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Guertin, Paul
Contact phone
(819) 956-8452 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-2675
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
10C1/Place du Portage, Phase III
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: 

Request for information No.:	E60ZS-141017/A
Contracting Officer: 		Paul Guertin
Telephone number: 		819-956-8452
Fax number:			819-956-2675


The Translation Bureau (TB) would like to gauge industry
interest in providing simultaneous real-time Closed Captioning
Services in Canadian-English and in Canadian-French of the House
of Commons of the Parliament of Canada daily proceedings and
televised committees broadcast on CPAC and/or ParlVU, as well as
special events, on an as-and-when-requested basis. 

In order to deliver future services as mentioned above and
described in the section entitled "Statement of Requirement,"
Canada is seeking information on current suppliers of real-time
Closed Captioning Services. 
The main objectives of this Request for Information (RFI) are as

a)	Provide industry with an early opportunity to assess and
comment on the TB requirement in order to maximize best value to
Canada if a request for proposal (RFP) is posted;

b)	Determine the capability of suppliers to provide services
described in this RFI;

c)	Solicit feedback and recommendations on any issues that would
impact a supplier's ability to fulfill the TB requirement; and

d)	Solicit industry knowledge and expertise with regard to best
practices that would increase the likelihood of a successful
outcome for this project and/or similar projects.

This is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the
award of any contract. Therefore, potential suppliers of any
goods or services described in this RFI should not reserve stock
or facilities, nor allocate resources, as a result of any
information contained in this RFI. Nor will this RFI result in
the creation of any source list. Therefore, whether or not any
potential supplier responds to this RFI will not preclude that
supplier from participating in any future procurement. Also, the
procurement of any of the goods or services described in this
RFI will not necessarily follow this RFI. This RFI is simply
intended to solicit feedback from industry with respect to its

Nothing in this RFI shall be construed as a commitment from
Canada to issue an RFP for this project. Canada may use any
non-proprietary information obtained as part of this review or
while preparing a future official RFP.

Canada shall not be bound by anything stated in this document.
Canada reserves the right to change at any time any or all parts
of the requirement, as it deems necessary. Canada also reserves
the right to revise its procurement approach, as it considers
appropriate, either based on information submitted in response
to this RFI or for any other reason it deems appropriate.
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

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__ZF.B515.E26464.EBSU000.PDF000English- Not available
ABES.PROD.PW__ZF.B515.F26464.EBSU000.PDF000French- Not available

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