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Promoting Privacy Education to Youth at the National Level

 | Published February 12, 2015  -  Deadline February 3, 2015
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Advanced Contract Award Notice (ACAN) - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) intends to establish one (1) contract for the provision of promoting privacy education to youth at the national level by way of production, promotion and distribution of various materials to educators.

Horizontal Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities

Canadian Heritage | Published November 18, 2015
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PRA Inc.
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Title: Horizontal Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities (Also includes: The Grouped Evaluation of the Official Languages Support Programs and the Evaluation of the Horizontal Coordination Framework for the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages: Education, Immigration, Communities)

Horizontal Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities

Canadian Heritage | Published September 30, 2015  -  Deadline October 20, 2015
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Title: Horizontal Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities (Also includes: The Grouped Evaluation of the Official Languages Support Programs and the Evaluation of the Horizontal Coordination Framework for the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages: Education, Immigration, Communities) The bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Canadian Heritage for the provision of Task and Solutions Professional Services under category 2.12 – Evaluation services Consultant. For the three (3) projects, the Department is intended to resulting in the award of one contract, for an approximate duration of eighteen (18) months.

Education Information System (EIS) Web Application Development Services

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published December 14, 2015  -  Deadline May 1, 2016
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENTDIAND has the primary (but not exclusive) responsibility for meeting the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political, and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal peoples and Northerners. Under this mandate, DIAND manages and maintains the planning, design, implementation, and assessment of policies and the delivery of a variety of programs and services to Aboriginal and Northern peoples and communities.The Information Management Branch (IMB) within DIAND provides Web application development to help internal clients to maximize the value they achieve from their business processes, oracle database support, and other IT-related support services to the Department by creating new business applications, or enhances existing ones. IMB offers internal clients the benefit of their thorough knowledge of technology components, software tools, integration techniques, and multi-platform environments to create optimally integrated systems that support clients’ business and technology requirements.As part of the Chief Information Officer Branch (CIO) DIAND IMB supports the CIO mandate in policy development, monitoring, management oversight, and leading community development and capacity building initiatives in information management and technology, identity management and security, and access to information and privacy to ensure the sound management and stewardship of the Government of Canada's information and technology assets and its communities of practice.As a result, DIAND requires additional specialized resources for up to 10 (10) resources categories at various levels to supplement internal capacity. One (1) Level 1 - Programmer/Analyst (A.7) One (1) Level 2 - Database Analyst/IM Administrator (I.3) Two (2) Level 2 - Web Developer (A.14) One (1) Level 3 - Web Developer (A.14) One (1) Level 1 - Tester (A.11) One (1) Level 2 - Tester (A.11) One (1) Level 2 - System Analyst (A.8) One (1) Level 3 - System Analyst (A.8) One (1) Level 2 - Application/software Architect (A.1) Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada (DIAND) – Education Information System EIS: Web Application Development Services. DIAND has the primary (but not exclusive) responsibility for meeting the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political, and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal peoples and Northerners. Under this mandate, DIAND manages and maintains the planning, design, implementation, and assessment of policies and the delivery of a variety of programs and services to Aboriginal and Northern peoples and communities. The Information Management Branch (IMB) within DIAND provides Web application development to help internal clients to maximize the value they achieve from their business processes, Oracle database support, and other IT-related support services to the Department by creating new business applications, or enhances existing ones. IMB offers internal clients the benefit of their thorough knowledge of technology components, software tools, integration techniques, and multi-platform environments to create optimally integrated systems that support clients’ business and technology requirements. As part of the Chief Information Officer Branch (CIO) DIAND IMB supports the CIO mandate in policy development, monitoring, management oversight, and leading community development and capacity building initiatives in information management and technology, identity management and security, and access to information and privacy to ensure the sound management and stewardship of the Government of Canada's information and technology assets and its communities of practice. As a result, DIAND requires additional specialized resources for up to 6 resource categories at various levels to supplement internal capacity. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada is developing a system for education performance measurement: the Education Information System. DIAND requires the services of the resources listed in this RFP for the continuing enhancements as due to program evolution, transition, maintenance and support of the system.

ACAN - 2R008-13-0134 - distribution of public education materials through public libraries across Canada

The Office of the Privacy Commissionner of Canada | Published November 6, 2015  -  Deadline February 12, 2015
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Advanced Contract Award Notice - Services The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has a requirement for privacy public education by way of promotion and distribution of various materials through public libraries. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Wildcards Media Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta. 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. Background The mission of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is to protect and promote the privacy rights of individuals. The OPC has a number of public education and outreach strategies to reach the public. Libraries have been identified as an important vehicle for reaching a number of our key audiences. As such, the OPC would like to distribute public education materials through public libraries across Canada. The work would involve printing of a bookmark designed and provided by the OPC, preparing and distributing the bookmark and publications provided by the OPC to the supplier’s list of public libraries, and courier and postage services. Public libraries on the supplier’s distribution list will have consented to receiving this service, and will have agreed to distribute the bookmarks and publications. The OPC would like to execute one campaign in FY 2015-16, and, allow the option of executing a second campaign in FY 2016-17. The decision to commit funds for a second campaign would not be made until FY 2016-17. The estimated value of the contract is an amount up to $50,000 plus applicable taxes (up to $25,000 in year one and up to $25,000 for the optional year two, for similar services). Minimum Essential Requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: 1. Current list of public libraries across Canada The supplier must demonstrate a listing of public libraries that meets the following criteria: a) updated and maintained within the last three years i) listing must include public libraries in every province and territory with a minimum of 10 libraries in each territory and a minimum of 30 libraries in each province b) The listing must have at a minimum the following information: i) Complete library name ii) Mailing address iii) Library Contact name iv) Library phone number v) Proof of consent from the library 2. Production and distribution of bookmarks The supplier must clearly demonstrate that they have the capacity to print in colour, on suitable paper stock within 3 weeks of receiving a signed digital proof from the OPC over 200,000 bookmarks and distribute, via courier, to its list of public libraries across Canada. Contacts on the list must include representation from public libraries in every province and territory and the supplier must have obtained consent from all the contacts on their list to receive these services. 3. Distribution of OPC print resources The supplier must clearly demonstrate that they have the capacity to handle, label and ship the softcover booklet provided by the OPC to its list of public libraries across Canada. Contacts on the list must include representation from public libraries in every province and territory and the supplier must have obtained consent from all the contacts on their list to receive these services. Justification for the Pre-Selected Supplier WildCards Media has a distribution list of over 2300 public libraries, in every province and territory in Canada, that have signed distribution agreements with WildCards. These public libraries have agreed to receiving materials distributed by WildCards Media and further distributing these materials to their patrons. By using the service WildCards Media provides, the OPC can distribute over 200,000 bookmarks promoting its public education resources, and distribute a limited number of OPC’s print resources as well to individual public libraries. Our past work with WildCards Media to distribute other print resources has demonstrated good audience reach and good value for money. Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination (exception 4.1) Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to meet the specified requirements may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the Contracting Authority 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 closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is December 2nd, 2015 14:00 EST. Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Contracting Authority: Mike Pignat Telephone: 819-994-5174 E-mail: mike.pignat@priv.gc.ca Please clearly identify the three (3) minimum essential requirements in your statement of capabilities and explain how you meet all the criteria in order for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to evaluate your submission. Applicable Sole Source Justification 1. The following Exception to Soliciting Bids under the Government Contracts Regulations (GCRs) (Section 6) is being used (see below in bold): A contracting authority may enter into a contract without soliciting bids where: a) the need is one of pressing emergency in which delay would be injurious to the public interest; b) the estimated expenditure does not exceed i) $25,000, ii) $100,000, where the contract is for the acquisition of architectural, engineering and other services required in respect of the planning, design, preparation or supervision of the construction, repair, renovation or restoration of a work, or iii) $100,000, where the contract is to be entered into by the member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency and is for the acquisition of architectural, engineering or other services required in respect of the planning, design, preparation or supervision of an international development assistance program or project; c) the nature of the work is such that it would not be in the public interest to solicit bids; or d) only one person is capable of performing.

Research project on the economic and socio-cultural benefits of second-language immersion

Canadian Heritage | Published December 18, 2015  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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Summary This Request for Proposal is intended to obtain the services of university researchers and experts in education and related fields in support of PCH’s efforts to better identify the factors at play in second-language immersion. The research project should allow for a response to one or more of the following objectives: With regard to participation in second-language immersion programsto represent, using anecdotes or focus groups, the conditions favourable to continuing secondary and post-secondary education in immersion or, conversely, the reasons why immersion is abandoned;to identify the most important factors in continuing secondary and post-secondary education in immersion (quantitative approach) in Canada;to identify and inventory the actual and perceived benefits of bilingualism among former students in second-language immersion programs; orto estimate, using relevant econometric tools, the medium- and long-term benefits of bilingualism, both individually and collectively.to document the reality of “bilingualism” as an identity experience (analysis of pre- and post-immersion anecdotes); orto understand the cultural or sociological dynamic at work in learning a second language, particularly French. The Department of Canadian Heritage reserves the right to decide whether or not to publish the results of this research, depending on whether or not it is relevant to its current strategic directions and policy priorities.

Task Based Professioanl Services (TSPS) Requirement

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published June 1, 2016  -  Deadline June 15, 2016
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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:

  1. The methodologies and funding formulas used by Canadian provinces in support of elementary and secondary education.
  2. The organizational structures, governance models and management and administration best practices of school boards/divisions across Canada, especially those that serve rural or remote communities.
  3. Innovative practices for Aboriginal academic success at on-reserve and provincially-managed elementary and secondary schools in Canada.

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

Project Management Services Provider in relation to First Nation Infrastructure

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline July 4, 2015
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Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: Attachment: None Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: Project Management Services Provider - First Nation Infrastructure Request for Information (RFI) Intent of this Request for Information (RFI) This is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the award of any contract. As a result potential suppliers of any goods or services described in this RFI should not reserve stock, or facilities, nor allocate resources, as a result of any information contained in this RFI. Nor will this RFI result in the creation of any source list . Therefore, whether or not any potential supplier responds to this RFI will not preclude that supplier from participating in any future procurement. Also, the procurement of any goods and services described in this RFI will not necessarily follow this RFI. This RFI is intended to solicit feedback from industry with respect to the matters described herein. Background Improving the quality of education in First Nations schools to ensure better educational outcomes of First Nation (FN) students living on reserve is a shared priority of both the Government of Canada and First Nations. The quality of education can be improved, in part, through the use of well designed and built schools. Aborginal Affairs and Nothern Development Canada (AANDC) has been working to explore innovative options to build and renovate schools on reserves without delay while also demonstrating value for money. Although the size of each new school will vary, standardization via a core functional design will be employed. The core design will contain administration space, gymnasium, and community space that is common to each community. In addition, it is essential that the schools are designed for northern climates and are designed to minimize maintenance costs over their life span. Please Note: Community Accessibility, the reserves are located in northern locations and could only be accessible by winter road or by aircraft when winter roads are not available. Request for Information Authority Judy McKeown Telephone No. - (819) 956-2217 Fax No. - (819) 956-3600 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.

Senior Project Administrator

Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development (Department Of) | Published April 4, 2016  -  Deadline April 19, 2016
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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:

  1. Adecco Employment Services Limited/Services de placement Adecco Limited
  2. Altis Human Resources (Ottawa) Inc.
  3. ARTEMP PERSONNEL SERVICES INC
  4. Bevertec CST Inc.
  5. Boeing Canada Operations Ltd.
  6. Eagle Professional Resources Inc.
  7. Excel Human Resources Inc.
  8. International Safety Research Inc.
  9. IT/Net - Ottawa Inc.
  10. MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Inc.
  11. Modis Canada Inc
  12. N12 Consulting Corporation
  13. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  14. Quallium Corporation
  15. Sundiata White Group - Intellistaff Ltd.

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

Contract Authority

Name: Galina Zhukov

Phone Number:343-203-1317

Email Address: galina.zhukov@international.gc.ca

Inquiries

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.

INSPEC databases

Department of National Defence | Published January 25, 2017  -  Deadline October 2, 2017
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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:   katelyn.henry@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.

Request for Supply Arrangement

 | Published February 13, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2015
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INVITATION The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) through this Request for Supply Arrangements (RFSA), intends to establish and maintain Supply Arrangements (SAs) for Technical Services related to various Sectors in support of DFATD’s international development programs and projects. DFATD will use SAs as procurement vehicles for the provision of consulting and professional services arising on an ‘as and when required’ basis and related to DFATD’s international development programs and projects. Bidders are invited to submit Proposals to qualify one (1) or multiple Proposed Individuals capable of providing services described in Part I - Section 4: Generic Terms of Reference in the context of a Sector. A Bidder can be an individual, or a firm presenting one (1) or more Proposed Individual(s) to be qualified under SA. An SA is not a contract for the provision of services. Neither DFATD nor the SA Holder is legally bound as a result of signing an SA. DFATD will conduct SA Refreshes on a yearly basis. DFATD reserves the right to refuse any or all proposals received. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES DFATD requires the services of consultants to provide expert technical services and to undertake diverse tasks in order to ensure the effective and efficient results-based management of DFATD’s projects/programs, with the ultimate goal of contributing to better development results. The following Sectors and sub-sectors will be covered under this SA framework. DFATD may in the future, establish SAs to cover other sectors in support of its developmental objectives. Sector 1: Sustainable Economic Growth: o Sub-sector 1.1: Inclusive Financial Services and Markets o Sub-sector 1.2: Business Development Services o Sub-sector 1.3: Trade Policy, Facilitation and Promotion o Sub-sector 1.4: Women’s Economic Empowerment and/or Youth Employment and/or Entrepreneurship Sector 2: Education and Skills Training: o Sub-sector 2.1: Education o Sub-sector 2.2: Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)/Skills for Employment (SFE) Sector 3: Gender Equality (No Sub-sector); Sector 4: Environment. o Sub-sector 4.1: Environmental analysis, assessments and integration o Sub-sector 4.2: Environmental Governance o Sub-sector 4.3: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction The Consultant under SA will be required to provide the services of Qualified Individuals and ensure quality of services and deliverables, as detailed in individual resulting Contracts. Qualified Individuals may be responsible for activities related, but not limited to: A. Strategic research, analysis and advice; B. Feasibility and scoping studies; C. Project or program design and planning; D. Development of tools and guidelines, training and capacity development; E. Institutional performance assessment, reform & relationship building Language of work The Qualified Individuals must have at a minimum the following level of proficiency in English or French (as described at http://www.international.gc.ca/ifait-iaeci/test_levels-niveaux.aspx): English or French: Oral: 4 Reading: 4 Writing: 4 Additional language requirements may be further specified in the specific terms of reference of resulting contracts, according to specific project/program needs. BIDDERS CONFERENCE N/A CONSULTANT PROFILE As outlined in the RFSA Evaluation Criteria DFATD is seeking to qualify individuals based on Academic and Professional Qualifications, Sectoral Experience, Sectoral Experience in International Development, and Demonstrated Capabilities. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS Proposals should be presented following the instructions provided in the Request for Supply Arrangement document to be obtained through the GETS on the Internet (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/). Please note, DFATD does not send out RFSAs directly to interested Consultants. In order to be considered, proposals must be completed and received no later than 14:00 hrs, Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), on closing date, at the following address: By mail: DFATD Bid Receiving Unit c/ o Mailroom, 1st Floor Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 200 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, Québec Canada K1A 0G4 or by hand: DFATD Bid Receiving Unit Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 15 Maisonneuve Blvd Gatineau, Québec Canada PROPOSALS SUBMITTED VIA FACSIMILE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. INQUIRIES Questions relating to this notice must be directed IN WRITING to: RFSA Administrator Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 200 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0G4 E-mail: AMA-SA@international.gc.ca Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx

Language training services in French and English

 | Published September 11, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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PROJECT TITLE Language training services in French and English as a second language for the National Capital Region (1), English as a second language for the Province of Quebec (2) and English as a second language for the Montreal Metropolitan Area (3). SCOPE OF WORK College@ESDC (hereinafter called the College) needs language training services in French and English “on request” to meet the objectives indicated by the employees in their learning plan. Employees who work in the National Capital Region and the Quebec Region are targeted. The chosen service providers will have to offer evaluation, teaching and guidance services and preparatory courses for Federal Public Service language tests. Full-time or part-time group or individual training will be held in the service provider’s classroom, or at ESDC, or by distance education. EVALUATION CRITERIA The mandatory criteria and the weighted criteria are available in the Request for Standing Offers. SELECTION METHOD To be declared admissible, a bid must a) comply with all the requirements of the Bid Solicitation, and b) satisfy all the mandatory criteria. The selection will be made according to the highest combined rating of technical merit and price. A proportion of 80% will be awarded to technical merit and a proportion of 20% will be awarded to price. TERM OF THE CONTRACT AND OPTIONS The initial agreement will have a term of one year from the effective date of the standing offers. ESDC reserves the right to exercise four (4) irrevocable one (1) year extension options. Persons and firms interested in this procurement project may procure the proposal document(s) by addressing the Government Electronic Tendering Service (Buyandsell), by email (www.buyandsell.gc.ca), stipulating the reference number. The documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada (French or English).

Language training services in French and English as a second language for the National Capital Region (1), English as a second language for the Province of Quebec (2) and English as a second language for the Montreal Metropolitan Area (3).

 | Published July 31, 2015  -  Deadline August 9, 2015
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SCOPE OF WORK College@ESDC (hereinafter called the College) needs language training services in French and English “on request” to meet the objectives indicated by the employees in their learning plan. Employees who work in the National Capital Region and the Quebec Region are targeted. The chosen service providers will have to offer evaluation, teaching and guidance services and preparatory courses for Federal Public Service language tests. Full-time or part-time group or individual training will be held in the service provider’s classroom, or at ESDC, or by distance education. EVALUATION CRITERIA The mandatory criteria and the weighted criteria are available in the Request for Standing Offers. SELECTION METHOD To be declared admissible, a bid must a) comply with all the requirements of the Bid Solicitation, and b) satisfy all the mandatory criteria. The selection will be made according to the highest combined rating of technical merit and price. A proportion of 80% will be awarded to technical merit and a proportion of 20% will be awarded to price. TERM OF THE CONTRACT AND OPTIONS The initial agreement will have a term of one year from the effective date of the standing offers. ESDC reserves the right to exercise four (4) irrevocable one (1) year extension options. Persons and firms interested in this procurement project may procure the proposal document(s) by addressing the Government Electronic Tendering Service (Buyandsell), by phone at 1-800-964-6379, by fax at 1-888-235-5800 or by email (www.buyandsell.gc.ca), stipulating the reference number. The documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada (French or English).

Language training in French and English as a second language for the NCR, the province of Quebec (English only) and the Greater Montreal Region (English only)

Employment and Social Development Canada | Published December 24, 2015  -  Deadline April 2, 2016
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This bid solicitation cancels and supersedes previous bid solicitation number 100002442 dated July 30, 2015 with a closing of September 22, 2015 at 02:00pm. PROJECT TITLE Language training services in French and English as a second language for the National Capital Region (1), English as a second language for the Province of Quebec (2) and English as a second language for the Greater Montreal Region (3). SCOPE OF WORK College@ESDC (hereinafter called the College) needs language training services in French and English “on request” to meet the objectives indicated by the employees in their learning plan. Employees who work in the National Capital Region and the Quebec Region are targeted. The chosen service providers will have to offer evaluation, teaching and guidance services and preparatory courses for Federal Public Service language tests. Full-time or part-time group or individual training will be held in the service provider’s classroom, or at ESDC, or by distance education. EVALUATION CRITERIA The mandatory criteria and the Point rated criteria are available in the Request for Standing Offers (RFSO). SELECTION METHOD To be declared admissible, a bid must a) comply with all the requirements of the Bid Solicitation, b) satisfy all the mandatory criteria, and c) meet the minimum score identified in the RFSO. The selection will be made according to the highest combined rating of technical merit and price. A proportion of 60% will be awarded to technical merit and a proportion of 40% will be awarded to price. TERM OF THE CONTRACT AND OPTIONS The initial agreement will have a term of one year from the effective date of the standing offers. ESDC reserves the right to exercise four (4) irrevocable one (1) year extension options. Persons and firms interested in this procurement project may procure the proposal document(s) by downloading the document directly from this website if you are on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (Buyandsell) site or, by addressing Buyandsell, by phone at 1-800-964-6379, by fax at 1-888-235-5800 or through the website (www.buyandsell.gc.ca), stipulating the reference number. The documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada (French or English).

Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN): provision of research, analysis and environmental scanning service

Library and Archives Canada | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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Advance Contract Award Notice

  1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

    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.

  2. Definition of the requirement

    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:

  • Access for up to 10individuals to core, annual, published reports on information management(IM), including:
    • Information Management Benchmark Annual update;
    • Information Management Toolkit;
    • Content Pricing survey Update;
    • End-User Study Update;
    • Top Predications for Information Management;
    • Information Industry Outlook.
  • Access to best practice and benchmark reports, tools, webinars, and online archives on IM, including:
    • Additional reports on benchmarks and best practices covering specific segments;
    • Reports and tools advising on return on investment(ROI) and assessing information impact;
    • Updates on end-user research;
    • Reports covering innovations, disruptive or transformative influences and technologies, and trends in the future of IM;
    • Customized IM benchmark reports.
  • Access to timely expert analysis of events, data and trends in the information industry and their implications (daily/weekly).
  • Access to news and information about trends in information industry companies and their implications (daily/weekly).
  • Access to expert research analysts for specific adhoc research inquiries (e.g., semantic search, digital repositories, and digital content management) for up to 10 people.
  • Access to online databases, including:
    • Database of over 8,900 vendor reviews;
    • Data from surveys and end users to understand information habits, preferences, and spending.

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

Outsell, Inc.

Main Office

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:

Micheline Lafontaine

Contracting Officer

Financial Services and Procurement Branch

Library and Archives Canada

550 De la Cité Blvd, 8-120

Gatineau, Qc K1A 0N4

Telephone: 1-819-793-9361
E-mail: Micheline.lafontaine@canada.ca

Northern Contaminated Sites Program - Strategic Program Management Services

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada | Published June 19, 2015
Winner
Bronson Consulting Group
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Important Update: Please note that the sequencing of attachments is out of order. Please disregard file “Ncr_7076126-v1_1000164131_q_a_16.pdf”. The attachment does not belong to this Solicitation. RFP NUMBER: 1000163364 PROJECT TITLE: Request for Standing Offer Agreements for the Northern Contaminated Sites Program Strategic Program Management Services The following Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement Claimant groups have been advised: Location Related Land Claim(s) Nunavut Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Northwest Territories T’licho Agreement Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement Yukon Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final Agreement Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Final Agreement Kluane First Nation Final Agreement Kwanlin Dun First Nation Final Agreement Little Salmon / Carmacks First Nation Final Agreement First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Final Agreement Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement Ta’an Kwach’an Council Final Agreement Teslin Tlingit Council Final Agreement Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in final Agreement Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement SW1.0 TITLE Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Northern Affairs Organization, Northern Contaminated Sites Program – Strategic Program Management Services Standing Offer Agreement. SW2.0 BACKGROUND The responsibility of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development’s (DIAND) Minister, to the North, as mandated by the DIAND Act, is met primarily through the programs and services of the Northern Affairs Organization. The Organization supports two main goals: i) supporting northern political and economic development through the management of federal interests; and ii) promoting sustainable development of the North's natural resources and northern communities. A major component of the fulfilment of both these goals is the addressing of sites in the North, on Crown lands, which have become contaminated. Since 1991, the Northern Affairs Organization has been managing northern federal contaminated sites. Its Northern Contaminated Sites Program (NCSP) has the objective to manage these sites to mitigate the effects of contamination on both human populations and the environment. This includes a focus on environmental and human health and safety. The operation of the NCSP is governed by DIAND’s Contaminated Sites Management Policy (August 2002). Within the purview of this Program, DIAND carries out a variety of projects in the North, including environmental assessment, monitoring, and remediation. The NCSP is responsible for a large number of large contaminated sites, including as examples Giant Mine (in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) and Faro Mine (in Faro, Yukon). To support the initiatives of the NCSP and due to the potentially strong negative impact these areas may pose to human and environmental well-being, the Department has recognized a need to acquire external resources and expertise to support the Program’s mandate and assist DIAND in evolving its abilities to meet its current and future program challenges in a proactive and strategic manner. DIAND requires the services of qualified resources within Headquarters and its Regions to provide strategic advisory and management support services to assist NCSP in furthering the management of its projects at an enterprise level. This includes coaching NCSP to further its capacity for managing projects from a portfolio perspective, and actively transferring this knowledge to internal NCSP resources to foster best practices in these and related areas. SW3.0 OBJECTIVE 3.1 The NCSP is seeking to establish competitively awarded Standing Offer Agreements (SOAs) with professional SOA Holders to acquire access to qualified resources capable of providing on-going Strategic Program Management Services. The qualified suppliers, subject to any resultant Call-up(s), shall provide the services described herein, to both NCSP Headquarters and its Regional locations, with most services being provided in situ, as and when required. 3.2 The qualified suppliers are required to support and enhance the internal implementation of a strategic portfolio management approach to the overall governance and management of DIAND program direction in order to facilitate improved decision-making and better integrate the needs and priorities of multiple, on-going projects and program initiatives, in alignment with over-arching departmental objectives. This includes supporting alignment of practice with the Major Project Management Office’s standards within specific projects. 3.2.1 NCSP requires that the SOA Holder provide service delivery that enables seamless continuation of existing NCSP Program-level activities in line with commitments to central agencies. 3.2.2 Specific project objectives will be contained within any resulting Call-up(s). SW4.0 ESTIMATED VALUE 4.1 The total estimated value of all anticipated call-ups across the duration of this SOA is anticipated to not exceed $2 million (CAD) per Standing Offer Agreement Holder (SOA Holder). 4.2 The value of individual work requirements will be specified in any resulting Call-up(s). SW5.0 SCOPE OF WORK 5.1 The SOA Holder shall provide “as-and-when requested” Strategic Program Management Services including subject matter expertise, advice, guidance and implementation support that build upon existing approaches and assist NCSP project managers in situ to foster a strategic portfolio management approach to the NCSP program and its related initiatives in order to facilitate improved decision-making and better integrate the needs and priorities of multiple, on-going projects in alignment with departmental objectives. 5.2 As described in any resultant Call-up(s), the SOA Holder shall provide the Department with any combination of Strategic Program Management Services, such as, but not necessarily limited to: 5.2.1 Review, advice, analysis, recommendations and implementation support for program or project-specific governance structures (including organizational forms, improvement and administration), resourcing (including levels and skill sets required), and accountabilities; 5.2.2 NCSP program risk management, including: i) Identification of risks and strategic issues, establishment of frameworks, and facilitation of collaborative management in consultation with NCSP stakeholders; ii) Advice on risks associated with NCSP’s programs, initiatives and operations in accordance with the TBS Framework on the Management of Risk (2010) and Guide to Integrated Risk Management (2011), taking into account an organization-wide approach to Risk Management within NCSP, in addition to broader Departmental and GoC-wide Risk Management approaches; 5.2.3 Subject matter expertise on matters such as life cycle based project delivery models, stage gate progress and performance review processes, uncertainty planning and control, contingency and reserve estimating; 5.2.4 Analysis of the application of Treasury Board policies and other related policies, and development and implementation of policy and program management strategies for NCSP; 5.2.5 Assistance with the establishment, implementation and maintenance of internal controls and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory acts (including, but not limited to: environmental, health and safety, privacy, etc.); 5.2.6 Facilitation, coaching and knowledge transfer services to support NCSP program initiatives and development of associated educational or informational toolsets, including: i) Advice on the establishment of processes, relationships and institutions through which program stakeholders exercise authority, articulate their interests, exercise their rights and obligations, mediate their differences, enforce compliance and work collaboratively to respond to collective problems; ii) Advice on the preparation and implementation of stakeholder engagement and consultation strategies to support departmental, sector and program priorities and initiatives; iii) Facilitation, in situ coaching and knowledge transfer services to NCSP employees to promote an understanding of the Program’s procedures, management systems, objectives and initiatives; iv) Assistance in developing and updating the guidance material for internal programs and initiatives and related NCSP tools; v) Support in the preparation of various learning or usage materials to support the implementation of program management systems; 5.2.7 Support, guidance and advice in preparation for audits and/or evaluations, including decision-making support before or during an audit; 5.2.8 Data and information management services to provide timely and accurate program-related information for planning, monitoring, performance assessment, reporting, evaluation/audit and effective management of program resources; 5.2.9 Cost/benefit and decision analysis of current and anticipated internal programs and initiatives and long-term funding and service delivery options for NCSP programs and internal initiatives; 5.2.10 Strategic planning and management services, including performance measurement services. This may include, but is not limited to: i) advice, subject matter expertise, and guidance, at the program or project level, involving the systematic identification, tracking, analysis, and reporting of performance indicators and other key data; ii) support, guidance and advice in preparation of program reporting documents (performance reporting); iii) advice and guidance in the implementation of management control frameworks, in support of financial, contracting, human resources, and specific business processes; iv) support, guidance and advice in preparation of departmental and/or federal government decision and approval documents (such as components of Treasury Board Submissions, Memoranda to Cabinet); 5.2.11 Other related Strategic Program Management Services. SW6.0 DELIVERABLES 6.1 The SOA Holder shall provide any Deliverables in accordance within the Scope of Work above, as required, and as specified in any resultant Call-up(s). These may include, but are not limited to: 6.1.1 Program assessment criteria, monitoring frameworks and related reporting tools; 6.1.2 Strategic issues papers, management framework documents, strategies and plans; 6.1.3 Performance Measurement frameworks; 6.1.4 Policy and/or issue advice, interpretation and guidance; 6.1.5 Plans and Reports; 6.1.6 Presentations; 6.1.7 Reviews, written advice and recommendations; and 6.1.8 Coaching, training and mentoring and related instructional aides. 6.2 The scope of work as specified in any resultant Call-up(s) shall identify the particular deliverable(s), timelines, and other relevant areas of consideration that are required. 6.3 All Deliverables shall be in hard-copy, electronic, or both, as required and as identified by the Project Authority in any resultant Call-up(s). Any and all electronic deliverables must be compatible with the departmental software standards, as described in section Error! Reference source not found.. SW7.0 RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS 7.1 Resource Categories 7.1.1 The following five (5) categories of SOA Holder resources will be required in the provision of services related to the SOA: i) Principal Consultant (“core team”); ii) Senior Consultant (“core team”); iii) Consultant (“core team”); iv) Junior Consultant (“core team”); and v) Administrative Support. i) The Administrative Support role anticipates the following types of tasks: serving as the information and communication manager for projects; assembling materials; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; conducting research; and handling travel and guest arrangements. 7.1.2 In addition to the “core team” of SOA Holder resources (as defined in section 9.1.1 a through d above), the following resource categories represents an area of additional (optional) capacity offered by the SOA Holder: i) Senior Consultant – Subject Matter Expert; and ii) Consultant – Subject Matter Expert. 7.1.3 Refer to the section 7.3 below (Qualification Standards) for a description of the minimum qualifications associated with each of these resource categories. 7.2 SOA Holder Resource List 7.2.1 For the provision of Services to DIAND, the SOA Holder shall provide access to qualified resources from the SOA Holder’s Resource List, as accepted by DIAND. 7.2.2 The Resource List may be updated upon written authorization from DIAND, to reflect additions or deletions and to update qualification information. Additions to the List will be vetted against the Qualification Standards for the Resource Category in which they are provided, as identified below 7.2.3 Where the SOA Holder has additional qualified Resources that align with the Optional Resource Categories (see 9.1.2 and qualifications in 9.3 below), the SOA Holder may also include these additional levels of resources, as necessary to complete the work as described in the Call-up. 7.3 Qualification Standards 7.3.1 SOA Holder’s Resources shall meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for the Resource Category in which they are put forward as stated below. 7.3.2 Resources may not be assigned to more than one (1) Resource Category. Resource / Group Category Minimum Qualifications The definition of a “work summary” for the purposes of demonstrating a proposed resource’s work experience is as follows: The work has a beginning and an end date and delivers a result. The work described must be a minimum of six (6) months in length. While resource work experience gained as part of a large client initiative or integrated undertaking (“Project”) may address more than one (1) subject area of experience (as noted below), in order to have this experience be considered as relevant against each subject area, the work must be identified as a discrete client undertaking under the overall work (i.e. with specific defined deliverable(s)) and must be clearly identified within the scope of the larger undertaking. In addition to the resource-category specific qualifications, as described below, the following represent collective qualifications that are required at the “team” level as follows: Collective or “Team” Qualifications a) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources (i.e. any one of the Principal Consultant, Senior Consultant, Consultant or Junior Consultant) must have a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). b) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must hold a current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. c) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must have experience in at least one (1) project that demonstrates knowledge of Aboriginal issues in Northern Canada including Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs). d) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must have a specialization in Internal Controls, as described below. e) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must have a specialization in Performance Measurement, as described below. Internal Controls Area of Specialization a) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must have a specialization in Internal Controls, as follows: 1) Must demonstrate at least three (3) years of financial management or project / program controls expertise in a Public Sector context, similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10). 2) Must demonstrate relevant Canadian Public Sector understanding and knowledge, as evidenced by one (1) or more resource work experience summaries that demonstrate at least two (2) of the following areas: i. Project Controls, specific to large scale (i.e. departmental or program-wide), high dollar value (i.e. valued at $50 Million or higher - for a portfolio of projects cumulatively) initiatives; ii. Business case development, specific to large scale (i.e. departmental or program-wide), high dollar value (i.e. valued at $50 Million or higher - whether a single project or a portfolio of projects cumulatively) initiatives; iii. Federal approval and expenditure management processes (e.g. Preliminary Project Approval (PPA), Effective Project Approval (EPA), Policy on the Management of Projects etc.);and iv. Financial risk management. Performance Measurement Area of Specialization a) At least one (1) resource on the SOA Holder’s “core team” of resources must have a specialization in Performance Measurement, as follows: 1) Must demonstrate at least three (3) years of work experience developing, implementing and advising on Performance Measurement of large scale (i.e. departmental or program-wide), high dollar value (i.e. valued at $50Million or higher - for a portfolio of projects cumulatively) initiatives; within the Public Sector. The following represent the resource-category specific qualifications: Principal Consultant [Minimum of One (1) required] a) Must demonstrate relevant education from a generally recognized institution Relevant education is defined as a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, such as but not necessarily limited to:  Public Administration  Economics  Business  Business Administration  Commerce  Engineering  Environmental Science  Science b) Must demonstrate at least ten (10) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (see sections 7.2.1-7.2.10), of which at least two (2) years must have been in a Principal Consultant role or other similarly senior-level position with oversight responsibilities over teams of deployed resources. c) Must demonstrate at least five (5) years of work experience in advising or supporting Public Sector client(s) for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (see sections 7.2.1-7.2.10). d) Must demonstrate at least two (2) years experience working on projects in Canada’s North. e) Must demonstrate relevant Canadian Public Sector understanding and knowledge, as clearly evidenced by one (1) or more resource work experience summaries that demonstrate at least five (5) of the following areas: i. Strategic Program Management; ii. Senior Executive Engagement; iii. Integrated Risk management; iv. Program performance management and reporting; v. Project development and implementation strategies; and vi. Regulatory programs and related initiatives in the North. Senior Consultant [Minimum of Three (3) required] a) Must demonstrate at least ten (10) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10). b) Must demonstrate relevant education from a generally recognized institution OR demonstrate an additional three (3) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10) (beyond the minimum required in a above). Relevant education is defined as a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, such as but not necessarily limited to:  Public Administration  Economics  Business  Business Administration  Commerce  Engineering  Environmental Science  Science c) Must demonstrate relevant Canadian Public Sector understanding and knowledge, as evidenced by one (1) or more resource work experience summaries that demonstrate four (4) of the following areas (i through v): i. Strategic planning; ii. Project development and implementation strategies; iii. Risk management; iv. Regulatory programs and related initiatives in the North; v. Program management. d) One (1) of the Senior Consultant Resources must demonstrate relevant Canadian Public Sector understanding and knowledge, as evidenced by one (1) or more work experience summaries that demonstrate work experience in regulatory programs and related initiatives in the North. Consultant [Minimum of Two (2) required] a) Must demonstrate at least five (5) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10). b) Must demonstrate relevant education from a generally recognized institution OR demonstrate an additional three (3) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10) (beyond the minimum required in (a) above). Relevant education is defined as a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, such as but not necessarily limited to:  Public Administration  Economics  Business  Business Administration  Commerce  Engineering  Environmental Science  Science c) Must demonstrate relevant Canadian Public Sector understanding and knowledge, as evidenced by one (1) or more resource work experience summaries that demonstrate at least two (2) of the following areas: i. Strategic planning; ii. Project development and implementation strategies; iii. Risk management; iv. Regulatory programs and related initiatives in the North; v. Program management. Junior Consultant [Minimum of One (1) required] a) Must demonstrate at least two (2) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10). b) Must demonstrate relevant education from a generally recognized institution OR demonstrate an additional three (3) years of work experience for strategic program or project management undertakings similar and relevant to the Scope of Work (sections 7.2.1-7.2.10) (beyond the minimum required in a above). Relevant education is defined as a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, such as but not necessarily limited to:  Public Administration  Economics  Business  Business Administration  Commerce  Engineering  Environmental Science  Science Administrative Support [Minimum of One (1) required] a) Must demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years of work experience, acquired within the past ten (10) years, in the provision of day-to-day administrative support/clerical services. Optional Resource Category Subject Matter Expert – Senior Consultant a) Must demonstrate at least ten (10) years of work experience in a role specific to the field of subject matter expertise, in the areas of communications, training, or socio-economic or Aboriginal consultations, as related to Section 7.0 of the SOW. b) Must demonstrate at least five (5) years of work experience in the past ten (10) years for Canadian Public sector clients. c) Must demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, based on the area of required subject matter expertise OR demonstrate an additional three (3) years of work experience in a role specific to the field of subject matter expertise (beyond the minimum required in a and b above). Subject Matter Expert - Consultant a) Must demonstrate at least five (5) years of work experience in a role specific to the field of subject matter expertise, in the areas of communications, training, or socio-economic or Aboriginal consultations, as related to Section 7.0 of the SOW. b) Must demonstrate at least two (2) years of work experience in the past ten (10) years for Canadian Public sector clients. c) Must demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, based on the area of required subject matter expertise OR demonstrate an additional three (3) years of work experience in a role specific to the field of subject matter expertise (beyond the minimum required in a and b above). SW8.0 COMMENCEMENT, DURATION AND AWARD The SOA will commence upon signing of the Articles of Agreement. The SOA shall be valid for three (3) years with two (2) additional one (1) year option periods at DIAND’s exclusive option. Basis of Selection DIAND intends to award up to two (2) Standing Offer Agreement as a result of this solicitation to the Bidders representing Best Value, as determined in accordance with the Selection and Evaluation Criteria of this RFP. Best Value shall be defined as the highest Total Scores. Under companion solicitation No. 1000162739 Set-Aside for Aboriginal Suppliers DIAND intends to Award up to one (1) competitively awarded SOA. In the event the required number of Awards is not attained as a result of that process, DIAND reserves the right to Award up to an additional two (2) SOAs pursuant to this process, for a total of three (3) SOAs. In the event that more than one (1) Proposal receives the same Total Score, of those Proposals, the Proposal with the higher Financial Score will be considered to represent Best Value. Security Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance. This procurement is subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization – Agreement on Government Procurement, and the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Training in French

Department of National Defence | Published May 17, 2016  -  Deadline June 27, 2016
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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.

Advisory Services for ESAP

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published November 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 12, 2016
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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: amelie.hamann@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca    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.

Policy Services for Aboriginal Economic Development - RFSO - SET-ASIDE FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS - |STREAM 1

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada | Published June 19, 2015
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Auguste Solutions and Associates Inc.
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RFP NUMBER: 1000164151 PROJECT TITLE: Request for Standing Offer Agreements (RFSO) for Policy Services for Aboriginal Economic Development. – Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business CLOSING DATE: October 16, 2014 The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) invites you to submit a proposal for the following work: As Stream 1: Research and Policy Development Services (up to 3) Stream 2: Quantitative Analysis (up to 3) Stream 3: Meeting, Design, Organization, and Facilitation (up to 3) Stream 4: Communications Services and Support (up to 3) BACKGROUND Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to: improve social well-being and economic prosperity; develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and participate more fully in Canada’s political, social, and economic development—to the benefit of all Canadians. The Policy and Coordination Branch, in the Lands and Economic Development Sector of AANDC, works to implement the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development (Framework) (2009), in which the Government committed to enhance opportunities and remove barriers to Aboriginal peoples’ full participation in the economy to facilitate the opportunities of long-term economic growth. The Policy and Coordination Branch also works to leverage the Framework’s purpose as a communications tool to advance Aboriginal economic development. Federal programs and policies guided by the Framework are designed to focus the role of the federal government on strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship; developing Aboriginal human capital; enhancing the value of Aboriginal assets; and forging new and effective partnerships. As part of ongoing Framework implementation, the government has committed to review the legal and regulatory environment; support Aboriginal peoples’ access to lands and resources; focus on developing skilled labour; address deficits in infrastructure; enhance financing options; and remedy deficits in capacity. In both on- and off-reserve contexts, as well as in the modern treaty environment, it is clear that the federal government does not hold all the levers to improve the economic outcomes of Aboriginal people in Canada—the private sector, academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government, Aboriginal organizations, Aboriginal leaders, and communities themselves play important roles. Key reports such as the 2011 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada, the Senate Standing Committee’s A Hand Up, Not a Handout, the federal report Creating the Conditions for Economic Development on Reserve Lands, and external research endeavours such as the Harvard Project, have set the stage for further work focused on addressing the barriers that impede Aboriginal communities’ economic development. And further engagement with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis rights holders, as well as the private sector—through the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB), the Public Policy Forum (PPF), and federal Aboriginal economic development program renovation consultation—have guided Framework implementation to date and identified a number of concrete steps to remove barriers to economic development. As Framework implementation continues, more work needs to be done to address identified barriers in key policy areas and to effectively communicate ongoing progress under the Framework. Over the long term, by focusing on opportunities, responding to new and changing conditions, leveraging partnerships, and focusing on results, the Government of Canada, Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and other partners will work together to ensure that Aboriginal peoples in Canada enjoy the same opportunities for employment, income, and wealth creation as other Canadians. To support these priorities, the Policy and Coordination Branch of AANDC requires timely access to high-caliber resources able to provide research, analysis, policy recommendations, meeting facilitation, writing services, communication services, and related services corresponding to economic development issues that affect all Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Policy development and implementation will benefit from the support of external policy advice and research in areas concerning barriers to Aboriginal economic development and to inform the development of policy options in support of Aboriginal economic development. Likewise, the Branch’s ability to effectively communicate policy options and directions will benefit from the support of external communications specialists with the necessary subject-matter expertise. Although other AANDC Branches and Directorates have existing Standing Offer Agreements in place for research, analysis, and policy advice concerning demographic and socio-economic policy and research, this particular Request for Proposals focuses on experience and expertise in economic development issues—including but not limited to Aboriginal demographic and socio-economic issues. Similarly, other Standing Offer Agreements exist for writing and communications services; however, this Request for Proposals focuses on communications practitioners with expertise and experience in economic development issues—experts who can then take very complex issues and translate them into a variety of communications products that help advance Aboriginal economic development. OBJECTIVES To acquire research services, policy development services, quantitative analysis services, meeting design, organization and facilitation services, and writing and communications services—related to addressing the barriers to economic development faced by Aboriginal people in Canada, including but not limited to: • A legislative and regulatory environment that facilitates Aboriginal economic development, including but not limited to: o Legislative solutions to Indian Act barriers o The modern treaty environment o Institutional development and jurisdictional relationships o Opt-in regimes • Capacity/opportunity readiness, including but not limited to: o Aboriginal participation in major resource projects o Financial participation o Access to capital o Aboriginal business development and readiness o Community opportunity readiness o Skills, training, and education • Specific lenses, including but not limited to: o Aboriginal youth o Aboriginal women o Métis-relevant policies and programs o First Nations-relevant policies and programs o Inuit-relevant policies and programs o The North Work Stream 1: Research and Policy Development Services—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Conduct research, analysis, interviews, literature reviews, and document reviews; prepare policy and recommendation papers; provide strategic advice; and offer other forms of policy support as needed regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development in Canada. Work Stream 2: Quantitative Analysis—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Develop and collect indicators and conduct quantitative analysis and data-driven research design services regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development in Canada. Products may include analytical reports and quantitative and/or economic analytic support as needed. Work Stream 3: Meeting Design, Organization, and Facilitation—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Design, prepare, organize, facilitate and report on meetings and events with senior-level federal officials and with stakeholders and communities regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development. Work Stream 4: Writing and Communication Services—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Provide communications advice to support the promotion of Framework implementation and progress; develop and implement communication strategies and plans; determine target audiences for increasing the effectiveness of messaging; conduct research, analysis, interviews, environmental scans, and other products as needed with the specific purpose of creating communications support materials. Products may include reports, discussion guides, success stories, web content, fact sheets, Power Point presentations, speaking points, social media-tailored content, and other forms of written material as needed. Other services may include developing creative communication and information products using a variety of tools, techniques, and media, and selecting an appropriate medium to convey information, ideas, and results. Mandatory Criteria WORK STREAM 1 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose at least one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—research, analysis, policy development, evaluation, performance research, program development or review, legislative review, capital markets advice related to economic development policy and/or programs, and assessment services related to issues pertinent to Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Research and analysis related to Aboriginal economic development, including on and off reserve contexts - Reviewing and assessing current models/best practices for supporting economic development efforts and providing recommendations on overall approaches to Aboriginal economic development - Identifying and recommending key policy tools for enhancing economic development opportunities on reserve - Assessing Aboriginal economic development policy options - Developing draft policy papers and/or strategies for enhancing economic development on and off reserve - Managing relationships with stakeholders and communities - Having a speaking role in colloquia, conferences, or symposia - Preparing policy and recommendation papers, strategies, and presentations on Aboriginal economic development - Preparing structured literature reviews, document reviews, interviews, structured interview protocols, reports, papers, case studies, or trend analyses to support decision-making relevant to policy or program delivery - Preparing legislative reviews, program reviews, evaluation reports related to policy or program delivery, or capital market advice reports related to policy or program delivery - Developing and/or delivering presentations to support decision-making relevant to policy or program delivery • • Development of at least two of the following six categories of products: - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for senior levels of Government and/or that have influenced Government policy - Reports, papers, studies, strategies or presentations that have been developed in a policy context for a public audience - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for Aboriginal communities or organizations - Peer-reviewed books or articles specifically on Aboriginal economic development policy and research - Research monographs published in books or journals that, while not necessarily peer-reviewed, have at minimum been edited by individuals with a recognized knowledge of Aboriginal issues. - Presentations accepted for delivery at conferences Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with brief descriptions of the nature of the work that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months, or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.   WORK STREAM 1 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing Aboriginal economic development research and analysis as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated based on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal a signed reference letter for each of the project summaries (using template, Table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in conducting research and policy analysis services on Aboriginal economic development issues. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Project summaries and samples, and references, will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 2 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience conducting economic and/or statistical analysis. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—analysis of data corresponding to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Identifying, collecting, assessing, interpreting, and analyzing data related to Aboriginal economic development (for example, economic data and financial analysis including but not limited to the comparative value of a dollar on and off reserve; the economic impact of urban additions to reserve on municipalities; and income inequality) - Formulating recommendations based on research/analysis findings, including but not limited to reports based on analysis of capital market data to support advice on policy or program delivery - Preparing written summary reports, evaluation reports, and quantitative analysis papers, including but not limited to papers on trend analysis, statistical models, and economic outcomes. - Designing quantitative analysis methodologies - Developing products arising from research/analysis findings in multiple media, including but not limited to graphs, charts, reports, PowerPoint presentations, interactive databases/systems, and data-enriched maps • Development of one each of at least three of the following eight categories of products: - Graphic representations of data, including but not limited to databases or maps depicting multiple social, demographic, and economic indicators of interest to Aboriginal peoples and communities - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for senior levels of Government and/or influenced Government policy - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed in a policy context for a public audience - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for Aboriginal communities or organizations - Peer-reviewed books or articles specifically on Aboriginal economic development policy and research - Research monographs published in books or journals that, while not necessarily peer-reviewed, have at minimum been edited by individuals with a recognized knowledge of Aboriginal issues - Presentations accepted for delivery at conferences - Performance measurements or benchmarking reports, including the development of indicators Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with a brief description of the nature of the work that indicates the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 2 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed Resource’s experience in successfully providing Aboriginal economic development research and analysis as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional analysis and writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal, a signed reference letters for each of the project summaries (using template, table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in conducting quantitative analysis on Aboriginal economic development issues The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 3 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resource The Bidder must propose one (1) Resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or a recognized post-secondary educational institution with acceptable specialization in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree or a diploma, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree or diploma program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or professional experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) or diploma(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development, in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events with senior-level federal officials, or with stakeholders and communities, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites. - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events in a policy context for a public audience, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events for Aboriginal communities or organizations, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites. - Preparing discussion papers and summary reports for such meetings and events as described above, including recommendations and next steps. - Managing relations with stakeholders and communities. Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with a brief description of the services that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months, or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 3 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing meeting design, organization, and facilitation on issues related to Aboriginal economic development, as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal, a signed reference letters for each of the project summaries (using template, table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in meeting design, organizations, and facilitation in the field of economic development issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 4 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose at least one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or a recognized post-secondary educational institution with acceptable specialization in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree or a diploma, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree or diploma program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or professional experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) or diploma(s) must be included in the proposal. • A minimum of five (5) years experience delivering writing services and communications advice in the public policy field. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—writing and communications services related to issues pertinent to Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: -Conducting research and interviews with subject-matter experts to write articles or success stories on issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. -Developing and writing reports (i.e. progress reports, annual reports, corporate business plans, environmental scans, discussion guides, web content, fact sheets, social-media-tailored content) on issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. -Preparing presentations and speaking notes for delivery by senior executives at senior-level federal meetings and meetings with stakeholders and/or Aboriginal communities. -Providing communications advice on stakeholder and community outreach and relations. -Developing and implementing communications strategies/plans to support the promotion of complex policy approaches and issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. • Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with brief descriptions of the nature of the work that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 4 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing writing and communications services related to Aboriginal economic development, as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated based on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal a signed reference letter for each of the project summaries (using template, Table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in writing and communications services on issues related to Aboriginal economic development. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. Basis of Selection Only compliant Proposals will be considered. Only Proposals that have met all Mandatory Requirements, and have achieved or exceeded the required minimum score in each of the Point-Rated Criteria will be considered. All Proposals will be rated on technical acceptability before price is considered. The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation. The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price: Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance. This procurement is subject to the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses (PSAB).

Policy Services for Aboriginal Economic Development - RFSO - SET-ASIDE FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS - |STREAM 3

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada | Published June 19, 2015
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Hunter-Courchesne Consulting Group.
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RFP NUMBER: 1000164151 PROJECT TITLE: Request for Standing Offer Agreements (RFSO) for Policy Services for Aboriginal Economic Development. – Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business CLOSING DATE: October 16, 2014 The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) invites you to submit a proposal for the following work: As Stream 1: Research and Policy Development Services (up to 3) Stream 2: Quantitative Analysis (up to 3) Stream 3: Meeting, Design, Organization, and Facilitation (up to 3) Stream 4: Communications Services and Support (up to 3) BACKGROUND Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to: improve social well-being and economic prosperity; develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and participate more fully in Canada’s political, social, and economic development—to the benefit of all Canadians. The Policy and Coordination Branch, in the Lands and Economic Development Sector of AANDC, works to implement the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development (Framework) (2009), in which the Government committed to enhance opportunities and remove barriers to Aboriginal peoples’ full participation in the economy to facilitate the opportunities of long-term economic growth. The Policy and Coordination Branch also works to leverage the Framework’s purpose as a communications tool to advance Aboriginal economic development. Federal programs and policies guided by the Framework are designed to focus the role of the federal government on strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship; developing Aboriginal human capital; enhancing the value of Aboriginal assets; and forging new and effective partnerships. As part of ongoing Framework implementation, the government has committed to review the legal and regulatory environment; support Aboriginal peoples’ access to lands and resources; focus on developing skilled labour; address deficits in infrastructure; enhance financing options; and remedy deficits in capacity. In both on- and off-reserve contexts, as well as in the modern treaty environment, it is clear that the federal government does not hold all the levers to improve the economic outcomes of Aboriginal people in Canada—the private sector, academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government, Aboriginal organizations, Aboriginal leaders, and communities themselves play important roles. Key reports such as the 2011 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada, the Senate Standing Committee’s A Hand Up, Not a Handout, the federal report Creating the Conditions for Economic Development on Reserve Lands, and external research endeavours such as the Harvard Project, have set the stage for further work focused on addressing the barriers that impede Aboriginal communities’ economic development. And further engagement with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis rights holders, as well as the private sector—through the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB), the Public Policy Forum (PPF), and federal Aboriginal economic development program renovation consultation—have guided Framework implementation to date and identified a number of concrete steps to remove barriers to economic development. As Framework implementation continues, more work needs to be done to address identified barriers in key policy areas and to effectively communicate ongoing progress under the Framework. Over the long term, by focusing on opportunities, responding to new and changing conditions, leveraging partnerships, and focusing on results, the Government of Canada, Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and other partners will work together to ensure that Aboriginal peoples in Canada enjoy the same opportunities for employment, income, and wealth creation as other Canadians. To support these priorities, the Policy and Coordination Branch of AANDC requires timely access to high-caliber resources able to provide research, analysis, policy recommendations, meeting facilitation, writing services, communication services, and related services corresponding to economic development issues that affect all Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Policy development and implementation will benefit from the support of external policy advice and research in areas concerning barriers to Aboriginal economic development and to inform the development of policy options in support of Aboriginal economic development. Likewise, the Branch’s ability to effectively communicate policy options and directions will benefit from the support of external communications specialists with the necessary subject-matter expertise. Although other AANDC Branches and Directorates have existing Standing Offer Agreements in place for research, analysis, and policy advice concerning demographic and socio-economic policy and research, this particular Request for Proposals focuses on experience and expertise in economic development issues—including but not limited to Aboriginal demographic and socio-economic issues. Similarly, other Standing Offer Agreements exist for writing and communications services; however, this Request for Proposals focuses on communications practitioners with expertise and experience in economic development issues—experts who can then take very complex issues and translate them into a variety of communications products that help advance Aboriginal economic development. OBJECTIVES To acquire research services, policy development services, quantitative analysis services, meeting design, organization and facilitation services, and writing and communications services—related to addressing the barriers to economic development faced by Aboriginal people in Canada, including but not limited to: • A legislative and regulatory environment that facilitates Aboriginal economic development, including but not limited to: o Legislative solutions to Indian Act barriers o The modern treaty environment o Institutional development and jurisdictional relationships o Opt-in regimes • Capacity/opportunity readiness, including but not limited to: o Aboriginal participation in major resource projects o Financial participation o Access to capital o Aboriginal business development and readiness o Community opportunity readiness o Skills, training, and education • Specific lenses, including but not limited to: o Aboriginal youth o Aboriginal women o Métis-relevant policies and programs o First Nations-relevant policies and programs o Inuit-relevant policies and programs o The North Work Stream 1: Research and Policy Development Services—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Conduct research, analysis, interviews, literature reviews, and document reviews; prepare policy and recommendation papers; provide strategic advice; and offer other forms of policy support as needed regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development in Canada. Work Stream 2: Quantitative Analysis—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Develop and collect indicators and conduct quantitative analysis and data-driven research design services regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development in Canada. Products may include analytical reports and quantitative and/or economic analytic support as needed. Work Stream 3: Meeting Design, Organization, and Facilitation—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Design, prepare, organize, facilitate and report on meetings and events with senior-level federal officials and with stakeholders and communities regarding issues related to Aboriginal economic development. Work Stream 4: Writing and Communication Services—Economic Development Issues Facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Provide communications advice to support the promotion of Framework implementation and progress; develop and implement communication strategies and plans; determine target audiences for increasing the effectiveness of messaging; conduct research, analysis, interviews, environmental scans, and other products as needed with the specific purpose of creating communications support materials. Products may include reports, discussion guides, success stories, web content, fact sheets, Power Point presentations, speaking points, social media-tailored content, and other forms of written material as needed. Other services may include developing creative communication and information products using a variety of tools, techniques, and media, and selecting an appropriate medium to convey information, ideas, and results. Mandatory Criteria WORK STREAM 1 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose at least one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—research, analysis, policy development, evaluation, performance research, program development or review, legislative review, capital markets advice related to economic development policy and/or programs, and assessment services related to issues pertinent to Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Research and analysis related to Aboriginal economic development, including on and off reserve contexts - Reviewing and assessing current models/best practices for supporting economic development efforts and providing recommendations on overall approaches to Aboriginal economic development - Identifying and recommending key policy tools for enhancing economic development opportunities on reserve - Assessing Aboriginal economic development policy options - Developing draft policy papers and/or strategies for enhancing economic development on and off reserve - Managing relationships with stakeholders and communities - Having a speaking role in colloquia, conferences, or symposia - Preparing policy and recommendation papers, strategies, and presentations on Aboriginal economic development - Preparing structured literature reviews, document reviews, interviews, structured interview protocols, reports, papers, case studies, or trend analyses to support decision-making relevant to policy or program delivery - Preparing legislative reviews, program reviews, evaluation reports related to policy or program delivery, or capital market advice reports related to policy or program delivery - Developing and/or delivering presentations to support decision-making relevant to policy or program delivery • • Development of at least two of the following six categories of products: - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for senior levels of Government and/or that have influenced Government policy - Reports, papers, studies, strategies or presentations that have been developed in a policy context for a public audience - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for Aboriginal communities or organizations - Peer-reviewed books or articles specifically on Aboriginal economic development policy and research - Research monographs published in books or journals that, while not necessarily peer-reviewed, have at minimum been edited by individuals with a recognized knowledge of Aboriginal issues. - Presentations accepted for delivery at conferences Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with brief descriptions of the nature of the work that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months, or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.   WORK STREAM 1 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing Aboriginal economic development research and analysis as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated based on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal a signed reference letter for each of the project summaries (using template, Table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in conducting research and policy analysis services on Aboriginal economic development issues. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Project summaries and samples, and references, will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 2 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience conducting economic and/or statistical analysis. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—analysis of data corresponding to the economic development of Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Identifying, collecting, assessing, interpreting, and analyzing data related to Aboriginal economic development (for example, economic data and financial analysis including but not limited to the comparative value of a dollar on and off reserve; the economic impact of urban additions to reserve on municipalities; and income inequality) - Formulating recommendations based on research/analysis findings, including but not limited to reports based on analysis of capital market data to support advice on policy or program delivery - Preparing written summary reports, evaluation reports, and quantitative analysis papers, including but not limited to papers on trend analysis, statistical models, and economic outcomes. - Designing quantitative analysis methodologies - Developing products arising from research/analysis findings in multiple media, including but not limited to graphs, charts, reports, PowerPoint presentations, interactive databases/systems, and data-enriched maps • Development of one each of at least three of the following eight categories of products: - Graphic representations of data, including but not limited to databases or maps depicting multiple social, demographic, and economic indicators of interest to Aboriginal peoples and communities - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for senior levels of Government and/or influenced Government policy - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed in a policy context for a public audience - Reports, papers, studies, strategies, or presentations that have been developed for Aboriginal communities or organizations - Peer-reviewed books or articles specifically on Aboriginal economic development policy and research - Research monographs published in books or journals that, while not necessarily peer-reviewed, have at minimum been edited by individuals with a recognized knowledge of Aboriginal issues - Presentations accepted for delivery at conferences - Performance measurements or benchmarking reports, including the development of indicators Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with a brief description of the nature of the work that indicates the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 2 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed Resource’s experience in successfully providing Aboriginal economic development research and analysis as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional analysis and writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal, a signed reference letters for each of the project summaries (using template, table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in conducting quantitative analysis on Aboriginal economic development issues The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 3 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resource The Bidder must propose one (1) Resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or a recognized post-secondary educational institution with acceptable specialization in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree or a diploma, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree or diploma program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or professional experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) or diploma(s) must be included in the proposal. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development, in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events with senior-level federal officials, or with stakeholders and communities, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites. - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events in a policy context for a public audience, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites - Designing, preparing, and organizing meetings (including but not limited to round tables, conferences, colloquia, or symposia) and events for Aboriginal communities or organizations, including sending invitations, organizing RSVPs, and finding and coordinating meeting sites. - Preparing discussion papers and summary reports for such meetings and events as described above, including recommendations and next steps. - Managing relations with stakeholders and communities. Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with a brief description of the services that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months, or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 3 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing meeting design, organization, and facilitation on issues related to Aboriginal economic development, as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal, a signed reference letters for each of the project summaries (using template, table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in meeting design, organizations, and facilitation in the field of economic development issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. WORK STREAM 4 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #1 M1 Qualifications of Resources The Bidder must propose at least one (1) resource and no more than five (5). For each resource named, detailed cover letters and curriculum vitae (CV) must be provided. Cover letters may elaborate on details provided in CVs; proposed resources must demonstrate that they meet ALL of the following minimum requirements: • Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or a recognized post-secondary educational institution with acceptable specialization in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, Economics, Social Sciences or Statistics, or a related field (resources must always have a degree or a diploma, but the specialization does not necessarily have to be acquired as part of a degree or diploma program. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education/course, training and/or professional experience. A justification must be provided in order to show how the specialization enables resource to contribute to Aboriginal economic development research). Proof of education in the form of a photocopy of degree(s) or diploma(s) must be included in the proposal. • A minimum of five (5) years experience delivering writing services and communications advice in the public policy field. • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or communities. • Experience undertaking at least three (3) projects specifically on Aboriginal economic development—writing and communications services related to issues pertinent to Aboriginal peoples in Canada—in which the resource was responsible for undertaking at least one (1) of the following types of activities per project: -Conducting research and interviews with subject-matter experts to write articles or success stories on issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. -Developing and writing reports (i.e. progress reports, annual reports, corporate business plans, environmental scans, discussion guides, web content, fact sheets, social-media-tailored content) on issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. -Preparing presentations and speaking notes for delivery by senior executives at senior-level federal meetings and meetings with stakeholders and/or Aboriginal communities. -Providing communications advice on stakeholder and community outreach and relations. -Developing and implementing communications strategies/plans to support the promotion of complex policy approaches and issues pertinent to Aboriginal economic development. • Relevant work experience should be listed chronologically, with brief descriptions of the nature of the work that indicate the depth of the resource’s knowledge and experience. CVs and cover letters should also include information about training, professional attainments, research grants, awards, publications, and any other information deemed relevant by the Bidder. On CVs, all formal training should be listed chronologically; the title of the course or program and duration in days, months or years should be included. CVs and cover letters will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory M1 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1. WORK STREAM 4 - MANDATORY CRITERIA #2 M2 Resource Project Summaries, Project Sample & References M2.1 For two (2) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide written project summaries. The project summaries must describe in detail the proposed resource’s experience in successfully providing writing and communications services related to Aboriginal economic development, as described in Appendix D, Statement of Work, during the past five (5) years (dates calculated based on the closing date of the RFP). For one (1) of the three (3) projects listed in the proposed resource’s CV, the Bidder must provide a complete sample of the project results—this must include a sample of the Resource’s professional writing. Within each project summary and project sample provided, the Bidder MUST indicate (a-g): a) Name/brief description of the client organization b) Dates/duration (in years/months) of the project c) Total resource level of effort (in days) for the duration of the project d) Description of the services provided by the resource during the project, including roles and responsibilities in relation to the project e) Brief description of the scope and complexity of the project, purpose, objectives, methodological approaches and/or theoretical frameworks utilized, needs, and issues which necessitated the contribution of the proposed resource f) Extent to which the project finished on time, on budget, and in accordance with the established project goals g) Name, title, e-mail address and telephone number of the client project authority The Bidder MUST use Table M2.1—Resource Project Summary Form—for each Project Summary submitted. The Bidder is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the Table. The Bidder should copy Table M2.1 as required. M2.2 The Bidder must include within its Proposal a signed reference letter for each of the project summaries (using template, Table M2.2). The reference must be able to confirm the Resource’s competencies in writing and communications services on issues related to Aboriginal economic development. The reference letter/template must be from an individual or a firm outside of the Bidder’s organization and not from immediate relatives. Summaries and references will be used to evaluate resources against Mandatory Criteria M2 AND Point-Rated Criteria R1.2-1.4 and R2. Basis of Selection Only compliant Proposals will be considered. Only Proposals that have met all Mandatory Requirements, and have achieved or exceeded the required minimum score in each of the Point-Rated Criteria will be considered. All Proposals will be rated on technical acceptability before price is considered. The SOAs will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation. The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price: Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance. This procurement is subject to the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses (PSAB).