Date closing 2016/12/12 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Reference number PW-$$ZT-016-30568
Solicitation number E60ZT-16TSSB/B
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)
GSIN R019BF: Human Resource Services, Business Consulting/Change Management; Project Management Services
Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
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
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
Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/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:
Request for a Solutions-based Supply Arrangement (RFSA) and Re-competition of Existing Solutions-based Supply Arrangements (SA) under the Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) method of supply.
Suppliers interested in submitted a response to this RFSA may access the bid solicitation documents directly from this Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) publication.
This solicitation is a RFSA to satisfy Canada’s requirement for the provision of Solutions-based Professional Services to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.
This document will serve to qualify new suppliers and to maintain currently awarded Solutions-based SAs.
New Bidders: in order to be considered for a TSPS Solutions-Based SA, it is mandatory to submit a bid in accordance with this RFSA solicitation by the closing date and time indicated on Page 1 of this RFSA solicitation and comply with the mandatory requirements of this solicitation.
Existing Solutions-Based SA Suppliers: in order to maintain their current TSPS Solutions-Based SA awarded under E60ZN-15TSSB/B or one of its Refresh Periods, it is mandatory to submit a bid in accordancewith this RFSA solicitation by the closing date and time indicated on Page 1 of this RFSA solicitation. It is also an opportunity to include additional information to their existing SA, such as Streams, Tiers, Levels of Expertise, and/or Regions/Metropolitan Areas. Existing Suppliers are not required to re-qualify for any Streams for which they already have an SA, although they must otherwise comply with the requirements of the re-competition solicitation to retain the previously awarded Stream(s).
As part of its continuous effort to make it easier for Suppliers to do business with Canada, through this re-competition, Canada is making SAs valid from date of SA issuance until such time as Canada no longer deems them necessary. Suppliers continued compliance to the SA requirement will be validated on a regular basis at the discretion of the SA Authority through the Evergreen Certification.
Refresh qualification opportunities for Suppliers will remain, enabling New Bidders to qualify and Existing Suppliers to qualify for additional Streams.
LIST OF STREAMS
This RFSA includes five Streams:
Stream 1: Human Resource Services;
Stream 2: Business Services / Change Management Services;
Stream 3: Project Management Services;
Stream4: Real Property Project Management Services; and
Stream 5: Technical Engineering and Maintenance Services (TEMS)
All five Streams will be structured according to the following Tiers:
Tier 1: Requirements up to and including $2 million (GST/HST included);
Tier 2: Requirements greater than $2 million (GST/HST included).
Solutions based professional services are services that are not related to a particular activity or initiative; they are requirements where Identified Users require options on how to resolve a business problem.
There is a security requirement associated with the requirement of the Supply Arrangement. For additional information, see Part 1, Paragraph 1.7 and Part 6, Paragraph 6.1 of the RFSA Solicitation.
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 these specific 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 submitting 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 Remote/Virtual Access, Regions and Metropolitan Areas” at the following link are incorporated by reference into any resulting Supply Arrangement:
The following Regions and Metropolitan Areas may receive Services under this Supply Arrangement or Standing Offer where a Supplier is qualified to do so.
Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western, Pacific, National Capital, Remote/Virtual Access.
Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, National Capital Region.
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 SA.
CENTRALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SYSTEM (CPSS)
All suppliers that want to submit a response to this RFSA must enroll and establish an account in the Supplier Module of the PWGSC Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) e-Portal (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/iffpe-seeps-eng.html). Instructions on accessing the Supplier Module e-Portal application are specified in the RFSA document.
Bidders must submit their bid through the DCC of the CPSS e-Portal Supplier Module by the closing date and time of the RFSA solicitationand must submit the supporting documentation via email upon request by Canada (this is a paperless bid submission process).
All enquiries and other communications with government officials relating to this RFSA solicitation are to be directed only to the following address:
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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