TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES (EN578-060502/I)
Attention: The Government Procurement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue to apply until the recently announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is ratified and enters into force. More information about the USMCA will be provided in the coming weeks.
- Publishing status
- Days to closing
- 1 week 3 days hence
- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2018/10/31 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
- Reference number
- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- National Capital Region
- Notice type
- Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
- Trade agreement
- Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
- 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
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Contact name
- Supply Team Leader/Chef d'équipe
- Contact email
- Contact phone
- (613) 859-0147 ( )
- Contact fax
- ( ) -
- Contact address
10, rue Wellington/10 Wellington St Terraces de la chaudière Gatineau Quebec K1A 0S5
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Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS AMENDMENT 011 This amendment is to extend the RFSA closing date and incorporate new administrative provisions into the solicitation. NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT FOR REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS (RFSA) TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES (THS) FOR Public Works and Government Services Canada Identified Users in the National Capital Area PWGSC FILE NO.: EN578-060502/I Suppliers interested in submitting an arrangement in response to this Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) solicitation can access the RFSA documentation directly from this PWGSC Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) publication at: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders Notice Of Proposed Procurement (NPP) Temporary Help Services (THS) For Public Works and Government Services Canada Identified Users in the National Capital Area TITLE: REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS FOR TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES PERMANENT NOTICE: This is the permanent notice for the duration of the THS Supply Arrangement Period. As long as this permanent notice remains posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, THS Supply Arrangements will be issued to all suppliers that meet the qualification requirements of this RFSA. This RFSA will solicit: (1) Suppliers to become Suppliers for the THS; and, (2) Suppliers who have a SA issued under RFSA EN578-060502/H to qualify for additional classifications, streams and/or sub-streams to be added to its Supply Arrangement. Canada reserves the right to conduct the evaluation of arrangements in cycles, not less than quarterly. That is, Canada may collect arrangements received over a calendar year quarter, in order to conduct the evaluation of all those arrangements concurrently as part of a single cycle of qualification. Quarterly Evaluation Periods: Quarter: Closing Date: Evaluation Period: Q1 June 30 July 1 to September 30 Q2 September 30 October 1 to December 31 Q3 January 3 January 4 to March 31 Q4 March 31 April 1 to June 30 BACKGROUND: This document will serve to renew the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) in place for the provision of Temporary Help Services (THS) in the National Capital Area (NCA) and to maintain the current Supply Arrangements awarded under EN578-060502/H. The solicitation for the THS Request For Standing Offer is also presently posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, solicitation number E60ZN-110002/F. REQUIREMENT: Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) invites interested suppliers to respond to the Request for Supply arrangement (RFSA) for the provision of THS to be provided for the NCA. PWGSC intends to issue multiple Supply Arrangements for THS to be provided in the NCA as a result of this solicitation. Temporary Help Services (THS) includes five (5) streams of services; Stream 1 Office Support Stream 2 Administrative Services Stream 3 Operational Services Stream 4 Technical Services Stream 5 Professional Services Individual contracts against the Supply Arrangement must not exceed the financial limitation of $400,000.00 (Travel expenses, Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax, overtime and all amendments included) and should not exceed the time limitation of 48 consecutive weeks (including all absences, and all subsequent amendments), whichever of the two limitations comes first. SECURITY REQUIREMENT: There is a security requirement associated with this requirement. For additional information, refer to Part 4 - Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection and Part 6 - Supply Arrangement and Resulting Contract Clauses. SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (APPLICABLE ONLY TO A PORTION OF THE RFSA): A portion of this procurement has been set aside under the federal government's Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB). In order to be considered, firms must certify that they qualify as an Aboriginal business as defined in the SPAB and they will comply with all requirements of the SPAB. Where a Supplier wishes its arrangement to be considered for set aside for Aboriginal business under the federal governments Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business, Suppliers must complete and sign the certification in Part 5 - Certifications of the RFSA. LOCATION OF SERVICES: Supply Arrangements will be awarded to Qualified Suppliers in the National Capital Area (NCA). The NCA boundary for PWGSC is recognized as the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton boundary on the Ontario side and the Outaouais Regional Community on the Quebec side. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: The services to be provided will be delivered in one or both of the two official languages of Canada according to the requirements of the Identified User issuing a contract against the Supply Arrangement. MANDATORY CRITERIA: Suppliers must ensure that their arrangement provides sufficient evidence for Canada to assess the compliance of their arrangement with the mandatory requirements as indicated in the RFSA document. SELECTION METHODOLOGY: Suppliers will be required to meet all the mandatory requirements. Arrangements failing to meet these conditions will be considered non-compliant and will be given no further consideration. The Supplier selection will be conducted for each Classification. All Suppliers who are compliant with all mandatory requirements will be authorized for issuance of a Supply Arrangement and will become Qualified Suppliers. A single Supply Arrangement will be issued to Aboriginal Suppliers who qualify for both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Procurements. No limit will be set on the number of Supply Arrangements to be issued. TECHNICAL RESPONSE TEMPLATE: Suppliers should use the unmodified response template listed below in the preparation of their arrangement for both the hard and soft copy. RFSA Technical Response Template Electronic File Name: Attachment 1 to Part 3 - RFSA Technical Response Template.xls The RFSA Technical Response Template has been posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders and is available for download. INFORMATION REGARDING RFSA: In accordance with the Enquiries - Request for Supply Arrangement provision of this solicitation, enquiries can be sent in writing directly to the attention of the Supply Arrangement Authority at: email@example.com SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT AUTHORITY: Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch Labour and Relocation Procurement Directorate Terraces de la Chaudière 10 Wellington Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5 E-mail address: TPSGC.DGASAT-ABTHS.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
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