2015/09/01 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Reference number PW-$QCL-008-16174
Solicitation number EE517-121480/D
Region of delivery Quebec
Notice type Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
E199D: Environmental Services
Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
North America 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
Competitive procurement strategy Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
Procurement entity Public Works & Government Services Canada
End user entity Public Works & 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: Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements:
Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) to supply on an as-and-when-requested basis, for Public Works and Government Services Canada, environmental investigation of sites in the Province of Quebec, exlcuding territories covered by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. All in accordance with the Annex A of the RFSA.
A Supply Arrangement (SA) is a method of supply used by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to procure goods and services. A SA is an arrangement between Canada and pre-qualified suppliers that allows identified users to solicit bids from a pool of pre-qualified suppliers for specific requirements within the scope of a SA. A SA is not a contract for the provision of the goods and services described in it and neither party is legally bound as a result of signing a SA alone. The intent of a SA is to establish a framework to permit expeditious processing of “individual bid solicitations” which result in legally binding contracts for the goods and services described in those bid solicitations.
On-going Opportunity for Qualification This notice is being issued as the perpetual Notice to the Supply Arrangement (SA) (EE517-121480) to supply on an as-and-when-requested basis, for Public Works and Government Services Canada, environmental investigation of sites in the Province of Quebec, exlcuding territories covered by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The objective is to invite additional suppliers to submit arrangements to become pre-qualified Suppliers under Terms and Conditions of SA EE517-121480 until September 30, 2017.
Pre qualified suppliers for which a SA has already been issued under EE517-121480/A or EE517-121480/B or EE517-121480/C, and which is still valid, will not have to submit a new arrangement.
Failure to Qualify: PWGSC will notify all suppliers that fail to qualify and identify the reason their proposal has been non-compliant. During the 6 months following notice to a supplier of its failure to qualify, that supplier may submit additional documentation supporting its qualification. Provided the Supplier advises PWGSC, within such period, that it considers its proposal complete, PWGSC will then, subject to Canada’s right to conduct evaluations in cycles, re-evaluation the updated proposal.
CYCLES DE QUALIFICATION
Due to the resources required to evaluate the proposals, Canada reserves the right to conduct the evaluation of proposals no less than semi-annually (that is, Canada may gather proposals received over a six-month period, in order to conduct the evaluation of the proposals concurrently as part of a single cycle of evaluations).
Semi-annually Evaluation Periods:
Semester Closing Date Time of Closing Evaluation Period
S1 March 2, 2015 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) March 2 to May 30
S2 September 1, 2015 02:00 PM Eastern Advance Time
(EAT) September 1 to November 28
Arrangements will be assessed in accordance with the entire requirement of the Request For Supply Arrangements (RFSA) including the technical evaluation criteria. No financial criteria are evaluated under this RFSA. Financial criteria will be requested during “individual bid solicitations” sent directly to pre-qualified Suppliers of EE517-121480 SA.
All compliant Offerors will receive a SA.
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 Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB). In order to be considered, firms must certify that they qualify as an Aboriginal business as defined in the PSAB and that they will comply with all requirements of the PSAB.
Where a Supplier wishes its Arrangement to be considered for set aside for Aboriginal business, Suppliers must complete and sign the certification entitled “Owner/Employee Certification – Set-aside for Aboriginal Business” attached as attachment 1.
By executing the certification, the Supplier warrants that it is an Aboriginal business as defined in the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB).
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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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