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- Publication date
- Amendment date
- Date closing
- 2017/01/05 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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- 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
- Tendering procedure
- All interested suppliers may submit a bid
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Contact name
- Hickey, Natasha
- Contact phone
- (873) 469-3896 ( )
- Contact fax
- (819) 956-9235
- Contact address
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier 10C1, Place du Portage III Gatineau Quebec K1A 0S5
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: ProServices/ProServices E60ZT-120001/E Hickey, Natasha Telephone No. - 873 469-3896 Fax No. - 819 956-9235 Amendment The field labelled Date closing of the ProServices Tender Notice Solicitation number E60ZT-120001/E has been changed as follows: Date closing: 2017/01/05 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST) The Government Electronic Tendering Service on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders is the sole authoritative source for Government of Canada tenders that are subject to trade agreements or subject to departmental policies that require public advertising of tenders. 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 NPP publication at:https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders Bidders are reminded of the importance of reading the ProServices bid solicitation document carefully before submitting a bid. QUARTERLY REFRESH NOTICE This is the quarterlyrefresh notice for the ProServices Request for Supply Arrangements (RFSA). This RFSA will solicit: (1) new bidders to become Suppliers under the ProServices Method of Supply; and, (2) Suppliers who have a Supply Arrangement (SA) wishing to qualify for additional categories. Quarterly Refresh Periods: Period: Quarter: Period End Date: Evaluation Start: Estimated Award Date (Subject to Change) 1 Q1 30 June14 2 July14 30 Sept14 2 Q2 30 Sept14 1 Oct14 31 Dec14 3 Q3 31 Dec14 5 Jan15 31 Mar15 4 Q4 31 Mar15 1 Apr15 30 June15 5 Q1 30 June15 2 July15 30 Sept15 6 Q2 30 Sept15 1 Oct15 31 Dec15 7 Q3 31 Dec15 4 Jan16 31 Mar16 8 Q4 31 Mar16 1 Apr16 30 June16 9 Q1 30 June16 4 July16 30 Sept16 10 Q2 30 Sept16 3 Oct16 30Dec16 11* Q3 5 Jan17 6 Jan17 31 Mar17 BACKGROUND This document will serve to refresh the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) in place for the provision of ProServices and to maintain the current Supply Arrangements. Existing Suppliersare not required to re-qualify for any categories for which they already have a SA although they must otherwise continue to comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation. Existing suppliers on the Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) and/or the Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS (task based only)) who have been awarded a TBIPS and/or TSPS (task based only) standing offer, supply arrangementor both from the recent annual re-competition or refresh bid submission, maygrandfather their awarded TBIPS and/or TSPS (Task based only) categories into ProServices providing all other mandatory requirements specific to the ProServices refresh bid submission have been met. These suppliers still have to download the RFSA document from the Buy and Sell Tenders site, and enter and submit their information into the CPSS Supplier Module - Data Collection Component (DCC). The information which must be entered into the CPSS Supplier Module - DCC is included in the RFSA. REQUIREMENT This solicitation is a Request for Supply Arrangement to satisfy Canada's requirement for the provision of ProServices to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land ClaimsAgreements. Each bid may result in a Supply Arrangement (SA). This procurement vehicle includes twelve Streams: IT Streams (mirrored from TBIPS) Stream 1: Application Services Stream 2: Geomatics Services Stream 3: IM/IT Services Stream4: Business Management Services Stream 5: Project Management Services Stream 6: Cyber Protection Services Stream 7: Telecommunications Services Non-IT Streams (mirrored from TSPS) Stream 8: Human Resources Services Stream 9: Business Consulting/ChangeManagement Stream 10: Project Management Services Stream 11: Real Property Project Management Services Stream 12: Technical Engineering and Maintenance Services (TEMS) The Supply Arrangement will remain valid until April 02, 2018or until such time as Canada no longer considers them to be advantageous to use them. The period for awarding contracts under the Supply Arrangement begins on the start date of the Supply Arrangement. In as much as possible, PWGSC will issue a bid solicitation intended to replace the Supply Arrangements for the Services every 4 years, although PWGSC reserves the right to choose to proceed with a different procurement vehicle for the requirement if it considers such action appropriate. Each such re-competition requires all bidders, including those who may have received a supply arrangements under the previous original competition solicitation, to submit a bid in response to the re-competition bid solicitation in order to continue to provide servicesunder its resulting Supply Arrangements. SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS Part of this procurement may be designated by one or more Identified Users as set-aside under the federal government's Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB). In thesespecific cases, (i) the procurement is set aside from the international trade agreements under the provision each has for set-asides for small and minority businesses, and (ii) as per Article 1802 of the AIT, the AIT does not apply. In order to be considered as an Aboriginal Business under the PSAB, the Bidder must complete the Aboriginal Business certification contained in the Data Collection Component of the CPSS. By executing the certification, the Bidder warrants that it is an Aboriginal business as defined in the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business. LOCATION OF SERVICES The document titled "Definitions of the National Zone, Regions and Metropolitan Areas" at the following link are incorporated by reference into anyresulting SA, with the exception that the National Zone/Canada Wide is to be considered as another Region: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/dznrrm-dnzrma-eng.html The following Zones, Regions and Metropolitan areas may receive Services under this supply arrangement where a Supplier is qualified to do so: Regions: National Zone/Canada Wide, Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western, Pacific, National Capital. Metropolitan Areas: Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, National Capital Region. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES The services to be provided will be delivered in one or both of the two official languagesof Canada according to the requirements of the Identified User. CENTRALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SYSTEM (CPSS) All suppliers that want to bid will have to enroll into the Supplier Module of the PWGSC Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) e-Portal to obtain an account. Suppliers will be required to submit a portion of their technical bid through the CPSS e-Portal Supplier Module. Instructions for the use of the DCC are available on the CPSS website at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/espfccd-sesdcc-eng.html NOTE: As the CPSS e-Portal does not currently accommodate digital signatures, Bidders will also be required to submit documents in hard copy format through the Bid Receiving Unit. Instructions in the RFSA provide further details. INFORMATION REGARDING THE RFSA Information regarding the RFSA can be obtained from: ProServices PWGSC / TPSGC TPSGC.ProServices.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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