Prequalification Challenge-Based Solicitation (CBS) – IaaS and Native PaaS

Solicitation number CS-IAAS-2024

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/07/15 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description

    ATTENTION *** AMENDMENT 012 ***
    The purpose of this amendment is to extend the CBS Prequalification closing date to July 15, 2024.

    AMENDMENT 011
    The purpose of this amendment is to extend the Prequalification CBS closing date to June 12, 2024.

    AMENDMENT 010
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1 - Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify M2 of Attachment 1 - Prequalification Evaluation Grid and the Prequalification Bidding Form to remove the requirement for the audit reports for the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27027 as detailed in section B.

    AMENDMENT 009
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1 - Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Provide the latest version Attachment 1 - Prequalification Evaluation Grid, which includes any changes that have been made as detailed in section B.

    AMENDMENT 008
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1 - Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify the Prequalification CBS as detailed in section B.
    3 - Extend the closing date to June 5, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EDT

    AMENDMENT 007
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1- Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify the Prequalification CBS as detailed in section B, as well as the Prequalification Bidding Form.
    Bidders who have submitted a pre-bid by date and time will have the choice to keep their pre-bid as is for criterion M2 or to submit a revised one by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

    AMENDMENT 006
    The purpose of this amendment is to inform Bidders that Criterion M2 will be modified in the next few days.
    Bidders who have submitted a pre-bid by date and time will have the choice to keep their pre-bid as is for criterion M2 or to submit a revised one with modifications to criterion M2 to the second Pre-bid closure date to be defined later.

    AMENDMENT 005
    1 - Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify the Prequalification CBS as detailed in section B, as well as the Prequalification Bidding Form.

    AMENDMENT 004
    The purpose of this amendment is to modify the Prequalification Bidding Form.

    AMENDMENT 003
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1 - Provide answers to questions received as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify the Prequalification CBS as detailed in section B.

    AMENDMENT 002
    The purpose of this amendment is to:
    1 - Provide answers to questions received at the webinar as detailed in section A.
    2 - Modify the Prequalification CBS as detailed in section B.

    AMENDMENT 001
    - The Prequalification CBS closing date has been extended to May 28, 2024.
    - The deadline to submit the Pre-bid is now May 15, 2024.

    PREQUALIFICATION STAGE

    The Prequalification stage of this Challenge-Based Solicitation process will result in the establishment of a qualified pool of Bidders. Only those Bidders who qualify at the end of this stage, in accordance with the requirements of this Prequalification solicitation, will be eligible to participate in subsequent phases of this procurement process, including the receipt of final solicitation documentation. While notices of contracts awarded as a result of this procurement will be published on CanadaBuys, only prequalified suppliers will receive further procurement notices related to this sollicitation. Resulting contracts are intended to enable long term stability, and could potentially be used for 20 years or more.

    DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT

    The Government of Canada (GC) has a requirement for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Native Platform as a Service (PaaS) Commercially Available Public Cloud Services to meet its business needs across a broad spectrum of government organizations.
    In order to assist organizations in meeting Canadians’ expectations and delivering government services and benefits simply, securely and efficiently, Canada is seeking the access and delivery of Commercially Available Public Cloud Services at various data classification levels.

    The GC must create a secure and resilient enterprise digital security ecosystem to continue to deliver the services that Canadians rely on today while accelerating Canada’s move to modern services that are secure, reliable, user-centric and barrier-free, and meet the need for both privacy and transparency. This is essential to maintaining trust in Canada’s institutions.

    PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    SSC will leverage Agile Procurement Process 3.0 (APP3.0) that is an innovative procurement framework to improve the ability of Shared Services Canada (SSC) to move quicker and produce better results.

    Evolving solicitation document

    The solicitation document will evolve during the solicitation period. Below shows the various forms it will take:
    1. Challenge-Based Solicitation (CBS) – Initial (posted 02/10/2024)
    2. CBS for Prequalification (current opportunity)
    3. Final Draft CBS
    4. Final CBS

    This procurement process involves the following stages:

    • Stage 1: CBS – Initial (complete)
    • Stage 2: Information Webinar (complete)
    • Stage 3: Invitation to Refine (ItR) – Wave 1 – Consultation on prequalification criteria (complete)
    • Stage 4: Posting of CBS Prequalification (current stage)
    • Stage 5: Invitation to Refine – Waves 2 and subsequent waves – Consultation of prequalified bidders on various components of solicitation
    • Stage 6: Release of DRAFT Final CBS – Last chance for prequalified bidders to provide feedback
    • Stage 7: Release of Final CBS – prequalified bidders may submit bids
    • Stage 8: Demonstration and Feedback – Virtual bid
    • Stage 9: Evaluation and selection
    • Stage 10: Pre-award
    • Stage 11: Incremental Contract Award
    • Stage 12: Task Authorization

    INFORMATION WEBINAR

    An Informational Webinar was held on the following dates and times:
     THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WEBINAR WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 24, 2024, AT 1:00 P.M. EDT
     THE FRENCH-LANGUAGE WEBINAR WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 24, 2024, AT 10:00 A.M. EDT
    The deck is available in the "Bidding Details" tab.

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREQUALIFICATION BIDDING FORM

    Bidders are requested to download and save the Prequalification Bidding Form. It is important to use Adobe Reader to open the form, as opening the form directly through an internet browser or with another PDF reader may result in compatibility issues or errors.

    FUTURE COMMUNICATION

    After the prequalification stage, communications will be limited exclusively to those who have successfully prequalified, and further details will no longer be shared publicly on CanadaBuys, until contracts award.

    SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

    At the contracting stage, the Contractor will need to fully satisfy requirements up to and including Protected B / High Value Asset (HVA) as defined in Canadian Center for Cyber Security (CCCS) guidance , unless otherwise specified. The language and full list of requirements will be further refined during one of the Invitation to Refine (stage 5).

    COMPREHENSIVE LAND CLAIM AGREEMENTS (CLCA)

    The requirement is not subject to the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs), as none of the locations proposed services will be provided are located within any of the Land Claim Settlement Areas.

    LANGUAGE

    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    ENQUIRIES

    Enquiries regarding this solicitation are to be submitted to the email below:
    PVRCloudServicesRCRs.DCCServicesinfonuagiquesARF@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 300 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Shared Services Canada
    Address

    400 Cooper St, 6th Floor

    Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2H8
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Cloud Services Team/Équipe des services infonuagique - Nadia Kelly, Manager/Gestionnaire
    Phone
    (000) 000-0000
    Email
    PVRCloudServicesRCRs.DCCServicesinfonuagiquesARF@ssc-spc.gc.ca
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    001
    English
    43
    001
    French
    8
    001
    English
    49
    001
    French
    8
    001
    English
    53
    001
    French
    5
    001
    English
    and
    French
    25
    001
    English
    38
    001
    French
    4
    001
    English
    45
    001
    French
    6
    001
    English
    and
    French
    36
    001
    English
    42
    001
    French
    9
    001
    English
    and
    French
    31
    001
    English
    40
    001
    French
    5
    001
    English
    43
    001
    French
    6
    001
    English
    and
    French
    28
    001
    English
    45
    001
    French
    6
    001
    English
    and
    French
    25
    001
    English
    47
    001
    French
    6
    001
    English
    50
    001
    French
    6
    001
    English
    53
    001
    French
    5
    001
    English
    58
    001
    French
    5
    001
    English
    99
    001
    English
    and
    French
    63
    001
    English
    57
    001
    French
    10
    001
    French
    9
    001
    English
    61
    001
    French
    9
    001
    French
    8
    001
    English
    56
    001
    French
    21
    001
    English
    142
    001
    French
    23
    001
    English
    110
    001
    French
    27
    001
    English
    419

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Contract duration
    300 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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