Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Notification Method: Public Advertising Contract Award Procedure (Procurement Strategy): Best Overall Proposal GSIN Description: Finance & Accounting Services Audits (Supply Arrangement PASS) Quantity: 2000000
The Canada Revenue Agency requires qualified instructors to deliver course materials, in French and English, to senior auditors for course HQ1057-002 “Accounting for Derivatives
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (“OAG”) requires contractors to supply accounting training and related consulting services on an “as and when required basis” as further described in Section 2 (Statement of Work) of this RFSO. These services are comprised of the following three (3) service delivery streams (“Streams”): Stream 1 – Training Advisory Services; Stream 2 – Instructor Led Accounting and Financial Auditing Courses; Stream 3 – Accounting and Financial Auditing E-Learning.
The OAG conducts independent audits and studies that provide objective information, advice and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, boards of Crown corporations, government and Canadians. The OAG’s head office is located in Ottawa and its four regional offices are located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montréal and Halifax. Please see www.oag-bvg.gc.ca for further information about the OAG.
This RFSO describes the process by which a supplier, who is the person or entity submitting a proposal responding to the requirements of the RFSO and having legal capacity to contract (a “Bidder”), may be selected for recommendation of standing offer award. The maximum total value of any standing offer resulting from this RFSO is estimated to be $1,000,000 inclusive of any eligible expenses and applicable taxes, with a term of three (3) year(s) expiring on 31 March 2021, plus an irrevocable option for the OAG to extend the term for up to two (2) additional one (1) year periods.
Bidders must submit a bid for all (3) three Streams.
The objective of this requirement is to support strong financial management within the department by providing services, on an as and when requested basis, to support the following three focus areas: sustainable and ongoing review and improvement of internal controls; effective planning, budgeting and forecasting; and, effective analytics.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a requirement for the provision of qualified instructors to develop, present and deliver advance level courses in both Official Languages to senior employees with Canadian tax laws at the highest complexity level. The purpose of this ACAN is to signal the CRA's intention to award a contract for these services to RSD Solutions Inc. (177 Lincolnshire Drive, Fall River NS B2T 1P8) for course HQ1057-002 “Accounting for Derivatives". Before awarding a contract, however, the CRA 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 ACAN posting period.
If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the ACAN posting period that fully meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the CRA will proceed to a full tendering process; either Competitive-Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) or Competitive-Non GETS, in order to award the contract.
If on or before the closing date, no other supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the CRA may award a contract to the proposed supplier.
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.
Proposed period of contract is June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 with an approximate amount of $33,136.00.
Suppliers are required to send responses to this no later than May 27, 2016 to the following email address: Tanya.DiVirgilio@cra-arc.gc.ca
The services of a Staffing Consultant are required to provide support in the various steps of upcoming staffing processes in in the Procurement, Accounting and Controls Directorate in the National Capital Region over a period of two consecutive years. The Staffing Consultant will help hiring managers fulfill their delegated responsibilities associated with staffing through advertised processes. The services will be provided on an as and when required basis. The contractor may be required to work on several advertised processes simultaneously and in no particular order as needs arise.
The NEB has three small units (Financial Management, Financial Reporting and Accounting Operations) within the Financial Services Team responsible for the NEB’s financial management as well as central agency compliance requirements. Two groups are led by a Group Leader, while the third is led by the Director who oversees the entire Team. The mixture of personnel on the team includes: clerical/data entry staff, financial analytical staff, and a technical specialist. Non-baseline workload requirements for the Financial Services Team has been and continues to be at a level where current resources cannot support the workload requirements. Specific project details/resources are not clearly known at this time.
PERIOD OF CONTRACT
The term of the contract will be from the effective date of the contract to September 15th, 2017. In addition, the bidder will grant to the National Energy Board one (1) irrevocable option to extend the original term of the contract.
EVALUATION PROCESS AND SELECTION METHODOLOGY
Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit (60%) and Price (40%)
To be declared responsive, a bid must:
comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation;
meet all the mandatory evaluation criteria; and
obtain the required minimum number of points specified in Attachment 1 to Part 4 for the point rated technical criteria.
The responsive bid with the highest combined rating of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a contract. In the event two or more responsive bids have the same highest combined rating of technical merit and price, the responsive bid that obtained the highest overall score for all the point rated technical criteria will be recommended for award of a contract.
Before award of a contract, the following conditions must be met:
the Bidder must provide the name of all individuals who will require access to classified or protected information, assets or sensitive work sites.
Under the Climate-Resilient Core Public Infrastructure project, the National Research Council’s Building Regulations for Market Access Program has a requirement to update their National Model Codes and referenced standards to reflect climate change adaptation and extreme weather events. The National Model Codes (e.g. Building, Fire, Plumbing, Energy) are produced and published by the National Research Council of Canada.
Specifically, the project is intended to provide a project plan to revise and or update ULC standards to reflect climate change adaptation, accounting for heavy rain, flood, wind, snow, ice, increased temperature variations and extreme weather events within the referenced standards.
The purpose of the project is to effectively and efficiently develop consensus-based revisions, and new standards, such that requirements in the subject referenced standards in the National Codes would increase resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhanced life cycle performance of public and private infrastructure assets constructed in the future and contribute to the sustainability of Canadian communities.
The Climate-Resilient Core Public Infrastructure project aims to integrate climate resilience into design guides, codes and related materials, which will be the basis for future infrastructure builds and rehabilitation work in Canada. The work would involve preparation of proposed changes to national model building, energy, fire, plumbing and updated related guidance documents. The proposed change modules could be adopted by provinces and territories in 2020.
This contract seeks to enter into an agreement with ULC to develop new and or update existing ULC Standards to address climate change adaptation and extreme weather events through a consensus based process established by the Standards Council of Canada. These deliverables will occur concurrently and in harmonization with the work currently underway at the NRC to update their National Model Codes.