The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND)
This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders under E60ZN-15TSPS who qualified under Tier 1for the following categories:
2.7 Needs Analysis and Research Consultant (6 resources)
2.14 Subject matter Expert (6 resources)
3.8 Financial Specialist (4 resources)
The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal.
ALL QUALIFIED SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN INVITED
Description of the Requirement:
The contracted firm will be responsible for identifying, mobilizing and managing appropriate professional services in response to the Directorate’s declared short-term advisory support and/or technical assistance needs in relation to DIAND’s Elementary and Secondary Education and Post-Secondary Education programs.
The Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate’s forecasted needs for advisory support and/or technical assistance over the next 24-36 months will generally (but not limited to) be in the following areas of investigation and analysis:
Innovative practices for Aboriginal academic success and labour market outcomes at Canadian post-secondary institutions
Level of Security Requirement: Security Requirements Check List (SRCL):
Common PS SRCL#6
This requirement is open only to those TSPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Stream 3 (Project Management Services), for services in the National Capital Region for the following category: Up to 1 Project Administrator Senior level.
The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:
Description of Work:
The purpose of this RFP is to select a supplier to enter into a contract with the International Education Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to provide the services of a Project Administrator to immediate and on-going support as a Regional Education Trade Commissioner (RETC).
This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Department Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada for Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) method of supply (E60ZN-15TSPS/ZN). It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract for one (1) year, plus one (1) one-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract.
Security Requirement: SRCL# Common PS SRCL#19
Minimum Corporate Security Required: FSC - Secret
Minimum Resource Security Required: SECRET
Name: Galina Zhukov
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “BUYANDSELL.GC.CA” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.
Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: The Canadian Forces College Information Resource Centre and the Canadian Armed Forces Virtual Library (CAVFL) require an annual subscription to the INSPEC Database. The INSPEC Database is an information product which provides access to over 13 million indexing and abstracting records representing the core engineering journals, reports and papers required to support the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) engineering education programmes, research and operations. The database is required to support undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Forces College as well as other DND learning institutions; research including research by Defence and Research Development Canada; and operations. The solicitation is intended to result in the award of 1 (one) contract for 1 (one) year, and up to 2 (two) irrevocable option years allowing Canada to extend the term of the Contract. Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement are to be submitted to the contracting officer listed below: File Number: W8160-160088/A Contracting Officer: Katelyn Henry Telephone: (343) 998-1801 Email: email@example.com 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.
Advance Contract Award Notice
The Department of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has a requirement for the provision of research, analysis and environmental scanning service focused on the information content industries to inform its internal research and analysis function and support LAC as an evidence-based policy driven institution. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Outsell Inc. situated at 330 Primrose Road in Burlingame, California, USA. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period.
If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract.
If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier.
LAC is seeking to acquire a subscription to an information management service that will provide LAC with research, analysis, and environmental scanning services focusing on the information industries (e.g., publishing, information—including library and information science, education, law, finance, health industries), and that will include the following products and services:
In addition, LAC will have the opportunity to collaborate and contribute current data on government libraries in Canada through the development of an annual benchmark survey on IM.
The IM subscription service provided by the contractor will help to inform the research, analysis and products prepared by the strategic research and analysis function at LAC. The service will also serve to inform and support LAC as it undertakes its mandate and develops evidence-based policy frameworks and business processes relevant to the digital environment.
3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements)
1) Variety of Content: The Supplier must provide business intelligence and analysis about public and private information industries, including libraries and archives. The supplier must also highlight new development in the fields of information science, law, publishing, education, finance and health.
2) Geographic Coverage: The Supplier must provide coverage of information industries not limited to North America. Rather, the supplier’s examination of global information trends is key to the preparation of high quality research products that regularly provides comparative analyses of international best practices.
3) Research analysts: The Supplier must provide access to its expert research analysts who can undertake research inquiries in the fields of interest to LAC and its mandate.
4) Access to information industry professionals: The Supplier must provide access to its network of other information industry professionals through teleconferences, webinars, etc., as a means of enriching LAC’s knowledge-base and providing the opportunity to discuss challenges and share solutions.
4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
Part1, Section6(d) of the Government Contracts Regulations(GCR) where only one person or firm is capable of performing the contract.
Article1016(2)(b) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) …..[…]
5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
The contractor is a leading and widely respected American research and advisory firm covering the $500-billion information industry and focuses solely on media, information, and technology. The contractor provides access to unique expert, current, trustworthy, independent research and trends analysis on international information industries, including the publishing, information (as well as library and information science), education, law, finance, and health industries.
The contractor provides over 120information product reviews and rankings, covering more than 8,900 information industry companies, which are included in a database that is updated daily. The contractor’s team of over 20analysts provides 10years’worth of functional best practices that trend and track library performance, and access to 15 years’ worth of reports. The contractor provides a unique combination of decision support for/about the industry that is not present in any other firm.
The contractor’s information research, analysis, and environmental scanning products focus on events, data and trends in the information industry, and the analysis of companies, product and vendor reviews, business models, formats, media, aggregation and delivery channels; these products provide a unique perspective on information industry trends, developments, and their implications for organizations involved in the information industry.
Of particular note is the breadth of content provided by the contractor. The contractor’s information, research and news services, and research reports focus on a wide range of topics of interest to information industries. This includes, but is not limited to current trending issues such as client segmentation, semantic search, digital repositories, digital content management, the e-book and e-publishing.
While this includes libraries and archives, it also includes industries with a strong information component, such as publishing, education, law, finance, health, whose knowledge and best practices in library and information science, can help inform the best practices and strategic approaches undertaken by libraries and archives in other domains.
In addition, the geographic coverage provided by the contractor through its information, research and news services, and research reports, includes both North American as well as international sources. This range of source material and their access to a network of industry leaders provide global analysis of the strategic challenges, and best practice approaches undertaken by the information industries. This holistic approach to the development of business intelligence is key to libraries and archives in order to understand the relevance and implications of best practices and strategic approaches in libraries and archives in the Canadian context.
To facilitate continuous discussion between members, the Contractor has also created a secured web platform through which industry professionals can convene and share insights, leverage best practices, and network with like-minded thinkers. This may inform decision-making at the institutional level and potentially result in the identification and pursuit of collaborative initiatives.
6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is (are) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work”.
7. Ownership of Intellectual Property
The data existed before and outside of the Crown Procurement Contract. The gathering of the data by the contractor is not conceived, developed or produced as any part of work completed under a Crown Procurement Contract.
LAC has determined that no intellectual property(IP) will be developed under this contract. LAC does not own the IP but simply obtains the right to use the data to generate knowledge and information for organizational usages. The contract allows the Government to incorporate data from other sources to further develop and publish reports from the data. This excludes commercial sale in competition with the contractor.
8. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date
The proposed contract is for a period of 3 years, from July 18, 2016 to July 17, 2019.
9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract
The estimated value of the contract, is $75,000 USD.
10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
330 Primrose Road, Suite 510
Burlingame, California 94010-2, United States of America
11. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities
Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities
The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is
June 30,2016 at 2:00p.m. EST
13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities
Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to:
Financial Services and Procurement Branch
Library and Archives Canada
550 De la Cité Blvd, 8-120
Gatineau, Qc K1A 0N4
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: W6369-16A064/A Chalmers, Brianna Telephone No. - (819) 420-2224 The Department of National Defence (DND) requires the services of a Contractor to deliver French language Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Training on an "as and when requested basis" to designated DND students. The Canadian Forces Health Services are responsible for the medical training of all Canadian Forces Medical Technicians at all levels of competence within the Canadian Forces. This training consists of three components: primarycare training, pre-hospital care training, and military field training. Pre-hospital care training (referred to herein as Primary Care Paramedic Training) is provided to the Canadian Forces by civilian agencies. Primary care and military field training will continue to be provided by the Canadian Forces Medical Services School, at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario and are not within the scope of this requirement. The Bidders PCP Program must meet the training standards and objectives dictated bythe Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Health in the province where conducted. The Bidders PCP Program must also meet the standards of the National Occupational Competency Profiles of the Paramedic Association of Canada. The Bidder must provide transportation, accommodations and meals for DND students during the delivery of the PCP Program. The period of the Contract will be for an initial three-year period with the option to extend the term of the Contract by up to two additional one-yearperiods under the same terms and conditions. There are security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, bidders should refer to the Industrial Security Program (ISP) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/index-eng.html) website. The requirement is subject to the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity applies to this procurement; see Part 5 - Certifications, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the annex titled Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification. 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.
Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Vendor Name and Address: Ever-Green Energy, LLC 345 St. Peter Street 1350 Landmark Towers Saint Paul Minnesota United States 55102 Nature of Requirements: 1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier. 2. Definition of the requirement Background The Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada has a requirement for business, technical engagement and marketing advice for the Energy Services Acquisitions Program (ESAP). Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) owns and operates six Central Heating and Cooling Plants (CHCP) that provide heating and/or cooling for more than 80 buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR) which make up to approximately 2 million rentable square meters of office space. These plants are the Cliff, Tunneys Pasture, National Printing Bureau (NPB), Confederation Heights, National Research Council (NRC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Heating and cooling is distributed through five networks made up of 40 kilometers of pipeline most of which are contained in 12 kilometers of tunnels. Some of the plants that provide the heating and cooling services were built almost a century ago. The infrastructure is reaching the end of its life cycle and major investments will be required to modernize it and improve tis energy efficiency, provide access to more sustainable energy resources and reduce the environmental footprint. The business of providing energy has changed significantly since these plants were built. Consistent with PSPC Real Property Branchs (RBP), Corporate Real Estate Model (CREM) and the associated National Service Management Strategy (NSMS), the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP) seeks to move from operating energy assets and delivering services towards service management, therefore becoming an ``informed buyer``. PSPCs strategy is to seek a solution that is cleaner, greener and more cost-effective through an innovative business arrangement. The selected business arrangement will draw on the expertise of leaders in the field of district energy to obtain maximum value from existing assets, predictable capitalization and operating costs, best value when establishing generation and distribution capabilities and ultimately best value for the Canadian taxpayer. At this time, the preferred method for implementing ESAP will be a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project Agreement, whereby a private partner is engaged to Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (DBFOM) the district energy systems (DES), which consist of the CHCP and their associated distribution networks. The private partner will carry out the conversion of existing infrastructure to modernize the system while contributing to the governments sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction objectives. This contract will assist in establishing the parameters of the solicitation that will establish the eventual P3 Project Agreement. Scope of Work The contract is intended to be a long term contract covering three periods in the development of the ESAP process, including the following Phases: * Provide advice and input to the submission requirements and evaluation criteria during the RFQ phase as well as input to the Project Specific Output Specifications (PSOS) during the RFP phase, to aid in the development of contract documents for both the RFQ and RFP processes to be completed by July 2018; * Advice during the evaluation period to select partners and final technical evaluations during the partnership selection process to be completed by February 2019; * Advice and guidance during the early period of work with a selected partner to consider implementation options, contracting options with existing and future customers. The specific services required will be a function of the contracting approach, the business relationship and responsibility sharing with potential partners, the capacity of potential partners, and specific challenges. The following items are seen as suitable for early attention: 1. Modify existing buildings to operate on low temperature water; 2. Develop strategic and implementation plans for the modification of steam distribution to lowtemperature hot water; 3. Operational challenges with energy supply technologies; 4. Review and preparation of solicitation and contract documents as part of the P3 process; 5. Evaluation of proposals at the RFQ and RFP stages of the P3 process; 6.Development of rate structures and contracts with the P3 partner; 7. Review of implementation plans and scheduling for the transformation; 8. Workshops with local mechanical contractors for building conversions. Note: (Specific projects can be appended as Addenda to the general contract as they are defined). While many of the activities can be provided through discussion and the preparation of reports or provision of data and other material electronically, there will be some of these activities that will require the Contractors presence in the NCA for direct consulting, meetings, presentations, etc. 3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: Senior Consultant Education/Professional Qualifications: o Must have a degree in any field of engineering from a recognized university or a degree in any field of business administration and management from a recognized university. Experience: o Must have a minimum of five cumulative years of consulting experience within the past ten years in district energy systems business strategies, partnership arrangements, customer contracts and rate structures. Senior Project Manager Education/Professional Qualifications: o Must have a degree in any field of engineering from a recognized university or a degree in any field of business administration and management from a recognized university or a professional designation in project management such has CAPM, PMP, PgMP. Experience: o Must have a minimum of five cumulative years of Project Management experience within the past ten yearsin district energy systems technical advisory services. Senior Engineer Education/Professional Qualifications: o Must have a degree in mechanical or electrical or civil engineering from a recognized university. Experience: o Must have a minimum of five cumulative years of engineering experience within the past ten years in district energy systems technical advisory services. Project Manager Education/Professional Qualifications: o Must have a degree in any field of engineering from a recognized university. Experience: o Must have a minimum of two years of Project Management experience. Engineer Education/Professional Qualifications: o Must have a degree in mechanical or electrical or civil engineering from a recognized university. Experience: o Must have a minimum of two years of engineering experience. 4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: o Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) o World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 5. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier After a review of potential sources of advice and information, it has been determined that Ever-Green Energy is uniquely qualified to undertake the work required based on their specific & unique experience including: * Providing comprehensive services forthe only utility in North America which has undertaken the transformation from high pressure steam to hot water technology in an urban centre that serves large heritage buildings (over 100 steam to hot water building conversions); * Operating and managing a now modern district energy system with diverse sources of energy, including biomass thermal boilers, biomass CHP (combined heat and power or cogeneration), industrial waste heat and solar thermal collectors. (This is similar to what is contemplated for the PWGSC systems under ESAP); * Providing expert advice as the only operating district energy system that is set up with an integrated consulting/advisory service that can provide detailed information on their own technical, financial and business model experience; * Being the only private not-for-profit district energy company in North America that has experience with both public and private (as well as hybrid subsidiaries) business models. To support the sole source rationale, it should also be noted that Ever-Green Energy has provided a diverse range of services to District Energy St. Paul which have contributed to the following activities: * Acquisition of an old steam utility, consideration of ownership options for a municipal utility and development and implementation of a public not-for-profit company; * Transformation to a private not-for-profit company the first in the USA; * Review of options for expansion and the development of subsidiaries to undertake different functions, including: o Renewable energy innovations, both within the City and externally. They currently have a district cooling project in Honolulu, Hawaii. This company is 100% owned by Ever-Green Energy. o St. Paul Generation, to focus on renewable energy cogeneration. This is 50% owned by Duke Energy with whom they constructed a biomass CHP unit that produces 25 MW of electricity and 65 MW of heat. o Environmental Wood Supply to harvest, buy and process biomass for use in the CHP plant. It is 50% owned by Ever-Green Energy. * Development of marketing and contract development tools with customers to ensure value for money and the development of customer contract templates; * Development of new sustainable energy sources including solar thermalcollectors on customer buildings and industrial waste heat recovery; * Cooperation with the municipality for combined construction of an LRT and major transmission line for district heating. Such experience closely mirrors the specific needs of PWGSC and the ESAP project and there are no similar companies or utilities with this specific combination of technical, management, financing and customer relations experience in North America. 6. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is) invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work". 7. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons The following exclusion(s) and/orlimited tendering reasons are invoked under the: o Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Article(s) 506.12b o World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) Article(s) XV.1b o North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Article(s)1016.2b 8. Period of the proposed contract The proposed contract is for a period of one year, with three one-year option periods. 9. Cost estimate of the proposed contract The estimated value of the contract, including options, is $1,983,000.00 (GST/HST extra) 10. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier Ever-Green Energy, LLC 345 St.Peter Street 1350 Landmark Towers Saint-Paul, Minnesota 11. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closingdate of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. 12. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities The closing date and time for accepting statements ofcapabilities is December 9 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. 13. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Amélie Hamann 11 Laurier Street, Building Portage III Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery Date: Above-mentioned You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above. An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.