Training and Concept Development Services for Royal Canadian Air Force Warfare Center (W8485-195040/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/03/16 14:00 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
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Marcotte, Karen
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 858-8522 ( )
Contact fax
( ) -
Contact address
Terrasses de la Chaudière 5th Floor
Terrasses de la Chaudière 5e étage
10 Wellington Street
10, rue Wellington
K1A 0S5


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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 




The Royal Canadian Air Force Aerospace Warfare Centre (RCAF AWC) is involved in setting the force development agenda for the RCAF, through the development of air and space power concepts, the creation and maintenance of RCAF doctrine, oversight of the RCAF lessons learned program, experimentation on future air operating concepts and equipment and the delivery of training to institutionalize RCAF doctrine and air and space competencies.


The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Department of the National Defence is seeking to establish up to two (2) contract(s) for the provision of two (2) Streams of professional services in Training and Concept Development Services as defined in Annex A, Statement of Work.

Each available Stream is divided by roles, responsibilities and tasks by resource category. Bidders can bid on one or more Streams:

a) Stream 1 - Training Delivery will include the continuous improvement of courseware, based on lessons learned, course evaluations, changes to doctrine or as directed by senior leadership and the delivery of training material under the direction of a RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre (RCAF AWC). This Stream will require six (6) Course Instructors, one (1) Curriculum Developer, six (6) Interactors and two (2) Subject Matter Experts. 

b) Stream 2 - Concept Development will consist of researching trends in technology, adversary and friendly force equipment/tactics/procedures and then developing mechanisms for the RCAF to exploit technology or gaps in adversary posture to give the RCAF a competitive advantage. This Stream will require two (2) Research Analysts, two (2) Wargaming Facilitators, two (2) Concept and Doctrine Writers, two (2) Lesson Learned Specialists and two (2) Subject Matter Experts.

Deliverables for each Stream will be performed on as-and-when-required basis through the DND Task Authorization process.

The majority of the work will be conducted at the RCAF AWC’s facilities located at 51 Anson Ave, CFB Trenton, Astra Ontario. On occasions, the Contractor may be required to conduct demonstrations, trial, training and integration work at any DND facility and will be specified in the Task Authorization.


The period of the resulting contract(s) will be three (3) years from contract award, with an irrevocable option to extend the period of the contract(s) by three (3) additional one (1) year periods under the same terms and conditions.


Phased Bid Compliance Process

Canada will conduct the Phased Bid Compliance Process (PBCP) for this requirement ONLY if Canada receives 4 or fewer Bids by the bid solicitation closing date.

Mandatory Technical Criteria

The Phased Bid Compliance Process will apply to all mandatory technical criteria. 

Point Rated Technical Criteria

Refer to Attachment 1 to Part 4.  Point-rated technical criteria not addressed will be given a score of zero.

Financial Evaluation

For bid evaluation and Contractor selection purposes only, the evaluated price of a bid will be determined
in accordance with the Pricing Schedule detailed in Attachment 1 to Part 3.

Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit [60%] and Price [40%]

To be declared responsive, a bid must:

(a) comply with all the requirements of the bid                 solicitation; 
(b) meet all the mandatory evaluation criteria; and
(c) obtain the required minimum number of points specified in Attachment 1 to Part 4 for the point rated technical criteria.

The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a contract. In the event two or more responsive bids have the same highest combined rating of technical merit and price, the responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price will be recommended for award of a contract.


Karen Marcotte
Supply Team Leader
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisition Branch
Business Management and Consulting Services Division
10 Wellington Street Gatineau Quebec, K1A 0S5
Telephone: (613) 858-8522

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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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__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-01-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-01-14
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2020-01-28
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2020-01-28
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2020-02-05
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2020-02-05
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2020-02-18
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2020-02-18
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2020-02-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2020-02-21
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.E37234.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2020-03-02
ABES.PROD.PW__ZG.B423.F37234.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2020-03-02

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