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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2016/03/31 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
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Contact Information

Contact name
Campbell, Jeff
Contact phone
(873) 469-3956 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-9235
Contact address
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage/, Phase III
Floor 10C1/Étage 10C1
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: NAFTA/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 


The purpose of the re-issue of this Letter of Interest (RFI) is to provide the questions along with the responses received pursuant to the recent Industry Day. Information on the previously posted RFI can be found at the following website:
The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is to solicit comments and suggestions from the biometrics industry and potentialbidders concerning the attached draft Request for Proposal (RFP). This requirement includes the renewal of AFIS and its related subsystems with a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based solution. This COTS based solution must be configurable to support the AFIS and its related subsystem requirements. The RTID AFIS solution includes all AFIS and Verification Sub-system (VSS) capabilities; as well as AFIS workstations, printers, cameras and scanners used by RCMP staff for all types of fingerprint analysis;and remote Transcoders which are used by Canadian Police agencies to complete crime scene fingerprint investigations and other fingerprint related activities. In addition to renewing all the existing RTID AFIS related capabilities, the Contractor must provide a Latent Case Management Capability (LCMC) and must be able to provide facial recognition capabilities. The proposed contract period is from 29 June 2016 to 31 May 2021 inclusive, with an irrevocable option to extend the period by up to five additional one year periods under the same terms and conditions.
Comments and suggestions were requested from Industry pertaining to the following:
A) Statements of Work;
B) Evaluation Criteria
C) Method of Selection
D) The Basis of Payment.
This is not a bid solicitation and a contract will not result. The draft RFP may potentially be modified as a result of this LOI process, and a finalized RFP will be posted on the Government Electronic Tendering System (GETS) at a future date.
Potential respondents are advised that any information submitted to Canada in response to this Request for LOI may be used by Canada in the development of a subsequent competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). Canada reserves the right to accept or not accept the input from industry, as well as alter, amend, delete or add, in whole or in part, any terms or provisions to or from this Draft RFP.
The issuance of this Request for LOI does not create an obligation for Canada to issue a subsequent RFP, and does not bind Canada legally or otherwise, to enter into any agreement or to accept any suggestions from respondents. Participation in this Request for LOI is not a condition or prerequisite for participation in any future RFP. The award of any contract resulting from any future RFP will be consistent with contracting policies, laws and regulations applicable to government contracting, and applicable national and international trade agreements.
All enquiries and other communications related to this Request for LOI shall be directed exclusively to the PWGSC Contracting Authority.
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch
Special Procurement Initiatives Directorate
Place du Portage, Phase III, 10C1
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5
Attention: Jeff Campbell
Telephone: (873) 469-3956 Fax: (819) 956-2675
E-mail address:
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__ZL.B107.E29979.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2016-03-16
ABES.PROD.PW__ZL.B107.F29979.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2016-03-16

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