TBIPS / SPICT
Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published February 22, 2017 - Deadline December 29, 2017
Trade Agreement: World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) for Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS: 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 a response to this RFSA solicitation can access the documentation directly from this PWGSC Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) publication. This RFSA refresh solicits new bidders to become Supply Arrangement (SA) Holders for the TBIPS Method of Supply. Bidders are reminded of the importance of reading the TBIPS solicitation document carefully before submitting a response to the RFSA. QUARTERLY REFRESH NOTICE: This is the quarterly refresh notice for the TBIPS SAs. This RFSA will solicit: 1. new suppliers to become Suppliers for the Task Based Supply Arrangements under the TBIPS Method of Supply; and, 2. Suppliers who have a SA issued under RFSA EN578-170432/A or a previous period refresh of RFSA EN578-170432/B to qualify for additional categories to be added to its SA. REFRESH PERIODS (estimated): Period 1: February 21 to April 7, 2017 Period 2: April 8 to July 14, 2017 Period 3: July 15 to October 6, 2017 Period 4: October 7 to December 29, 2017 The refresh periods may require a revision due to operational requirements, in which case suppliers will be advised accordingly. BACKGROUND This document will serve to refresh the SAs in place for the provision of TBIPS and to maintain the current SAs awarded under EN578-170432/A. Existing Suppliers are not required to re-qualify for any categories for which they already have a SA although they must otherwise comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation REQUIREMENT: This solicitation is a RFSA to satisfy Canada's requirement for the provision of TBIPS to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements. LIST OF STREAMS: This procurement vehicle includes seven Streams: Stream 1. Application Services Stream 2. Geomatic Services Stream 3. IM/IT Services Stream 4. Business Services Stream 5. Project Management Services Stream 6. Cyber Protection Services Stream 7. Telecommunications Services SECURITY REQUIREMENT: Before issuance of a Supply Arrangement the Bidder must hold a valid organization security clearance of at least Designated Organizational Security (DOS) issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), PWGSC. Bidders that require security sponsorship are to submit their request for sponsorship through their online bid submission in the Data Collection Component (DCC) of the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS). Canada will not consider security sponsorship of foreign bidders that do not already hold a valid security clearance in theirhost country. A foreign bidder that does not have a security clearance in its own country will first need to obtain such clearance from their respective government and provide proof to the SA Authority prior to seeking Canadian security sponsorship. 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: Definitions of the Remote/Virtual Access, Regions and Metropolitan Areas at the following link are incorporated by reference into any resulting SA: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/dznrrm-dnzrma-eng.html The following Regions and Metropolitan areas may receive Services under the TBIPS SA where a Supplier is qualified to do so: Regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western, Pacific, National Capital, Remote/Virtual Access. 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 languages of Canada according to the requirements of the Identified User. CENTRALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SYSTEM (CPSS): All suppliers that want to submit a response to this RFSA must establish an account in the SupplierModule of the PWGSC CPSS e-Portal. (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/spc-cps-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 ofthe CPSS e-Portal Supplier Module by the closing date and time, and must submit the supporting documentation via email upon request by Canada (this is a paperless bid submission process). ENQURIES: All enquiries and other communications with government officials relating to this re-compete bid solicitation are to be directed only to the following email address: RCNMDAI.-NCRIMOS@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.