Request for Information - Public Safety Information Management System for Grants and Contributions

Solicitation number 2024-390139

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Closing date and time 2023/12/06 14:00 EST

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    Purpose of the Request for Information: PS is seeking information from market on:
    1. the availability of cloud-based Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions which meet PS’s requirements; and
    2. additional considerations that PS should consider in developing a competitive process for selecting a COTS solution which includes the purchase of the COTS solution and additional services to meet PS’s requirements.

    This RFI is not a request for proposals. Public Safety may choose to release a solicitation process depending on several factors. The requirements included are not Public Safety’s final requirements and are subject to further refinement.

    Responses: PS is seeking to gather industry input on the availability of cloud-based COTS systems using Part II of the RFI in a yes/no format to minimize effort of industry. In developing a procurement for the purchase of a COTS solution and further development to meet PS’s requirements, Part III poses additional questions.

    Respondents may request a copy of the response form in Microsoft Word format by emailing the RFI Contact (

    Completed forms, and other materials, can be sent to the RFI Contact (

    Questions: Questions concerning the RFI must be directed to the RFI Contact (

    Ongoing Engagement: Public Safety reserves the right to contact and have direct exchanges with any respondents in the RFI and any other COTS system providers identified in the course of this request for information to inform it’s procurement strategy and solicitation.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 24 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    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

    Public Safety Canada

    269 Laurier Avenue West

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0P8
    Contracting authority
    Mathieu Lemieux
    (613) 878-6790

    269 Laurier Avenue West

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0P8
    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.

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