Government of Canada Network Services (GCNS)

Status Awarded

Contract number R000076631

Solicitation number R000076631

Publication date

Contract award date


    Description

    This contract was awarded to:

    Bragg Communications Inc. (o/a Eastlink)

    This ITQ closed on April 12, 2021. Canada wishes to thank all Respondents who submitted responses to this ITQ. The evaluation of the responses is now complete. The list of Respondents who successfully met the mandatory experience requirements set out in the ITQ are listed per Stream below. Therefore, they have qualified to proceed to the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) Phase of the procurement process.

    a) Stream 1: Core Network Services (CNS)

    Bell Canada, Bragg Communications Inc. (o/a Eastlink), Shaw Telecom G.P. (o/a Shaw Business), TELUS Communications Inc., Vidéotron Ltée, Zayo Canada Inc.

    b) Stream 2: Building Access Network Services (BANS)

    Bell Canada, Bragg Communications Inc. (o/a Eastlink), Shaw Telecom G.P. (o/a Shaw Business), TELUS Communications Inc., Zayo Canada Inc. / OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd. (as a Joint Venture).

    c) Stream 3: Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Services

    Bell Canada, ISM Information Systems Management Corporation, Shaw Telecom G.P. (o/a Shaw Business), TELUS Communications Inc.

    d) Stream 4: Optical Network Services (ONS)

    Bell Canada, Bragg Communications Inc. (o/a Eastlink), Rogers Communications Canada Inc., Shaw Telecom G.P. (o/a Shaw Business), Zayo Canada Inc.

    e) Stream 5: Leased Dark Fibre (LDF)

    Rogers Communications Canada Inc., Vidéotron Ltée, Zayo Canada Inc.

    Respondents who did not successfully qualify at the ITQ Phase are not able to participate in subsequent procurement phases.

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    This Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) is the first phase of a procurement process by Shared Services Canada (SSC) for Government of Canada Network Services (GCNS). Suppliers are invited to prequalify in accordance with the terms and conditions of this ITQ in order to become Qualified Respondents (QR) for any later phases of the procurement process. Only Qualified Respondents will be permitted to bid on any subsequent solicitation issued as part of the procurement process.

    This ITQ is neither a request for proposal nor a solicitation of bids or tenders and is intended only to prequalify respondents.

    Canada intends to establish individual or combined solicitations to establish Contracts, Standing Offers (SOs) and/or Supply Arrangements (SAs) for:

    a) Stream 1: Core Network Services (CNS)

    b) Stream 2: Building Access Network Services (BANS)

    c) Stream 3: Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Services

    d) Stream 4: Optical Network Services (ONS)

    e) Stream 5: Leased Dark Fibre (LDF)

    SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

    There are security requirements associated with this ITQ.

    COMPREHENSIVE LAND CLAIM AGREEMENTS (CLCA)

    This procurement will consider contracting obligations that exist in the Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements across Canada.

    QUESTIONS AND ENQUIRIES

    The procurement process, including questions and enquiries, will be managed through this Buy and Sell posting. Details are included in the ITQ document.

    SUBMISSIONS THROUGH THE P2P PORTAL

    Respondents must submit their submissions to this ITQ through SSC’s Procure to Pay (P2P) portal. Instructions on how to register for an account in P2P are detailed within the ITQ.

    Business address
    Stream 1: Core Network Services (CNS), Stream 2: Building Access Network Services (BANS), Stream 4: Optical Network Services (ONS)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Language(s)
    French
    ,
    English

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Commodity - GSIN

    • D304A - Data Transmission Service
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Shared Services Canada
    Address
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Ellsworth, Daniel
    Phone
    613-324-6422
    Address
    180 Kent Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 0B6
    CA

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Shared Services Canada
    Address
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Canada
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