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Call for Proposals TS7 - Innovative Solutions Canada - Testing Stream

Solicitation number EN578-23IS11

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/04/18 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date



    This solicitation amendment 001 is raised to amend the following:

    1. Update the Table of Contents to include Appendix 5 – Pathway to Commercialization – Entry Criteria

    2. Update Part 1 - General Information, Section 1.1 Summary to update the Military Problem Statements;

    3. Update Applicable Appendices, Appendix 2 - General Definitions, Military Component Problem Statement Topics.


    Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) Amendment:

    This amendment 001 is raised to correct the Contracting Authority email address under the contact information tab.





    Innovative Solutions Canada Program - Testing Stream (ISC TS) is a R&D program aimed at procuring, testing and evaluating R&D, pre-commercialized goods and services in the late stage development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 to 9).

    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is issuing a Call for Proposals (CFP) on behalf of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and participating departments, seeking Innovations to address a variety of Problem Statements and Topics which reflect the departmental requirements of participating federal departments and agencies.

    More specifically ISED is seeking solutions to the Testing Stream Problem Statements and Topics outlined on the ISC website Open Funding Opportunities page here.

    The purpose of this CFP is to create a pool of conditionally qualified suppliers that Canada may select from to address Government of Canada organizations’ requirements. Qualifying into a pool does not guarantee that a contract will be awarded.

    SOLICITATION PERIOD: From March 21, 2023 to April 18, 2023

    Please refer to the solicitation documents for information related to Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions, Evaluation Procedures, Basis of Selection and other pertinent information.

    SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE: This procurement is set-aside under the Small Business Set-Aside. The Bidder must be a for-profit with 499 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. This calculation must take into account and include affiliated businesses, such as parent companies and subsidiaries that are either in or outside of Canada.

    Note: Suppliers who do not meet this set-aside criteria may be eligible to bid on the second Testing Stream Call for Proposals EN578-23IS12 published on CanadaBuys.

    CANADIAN CONTENT: This requirement is solely limited to Canadian goods and/or services.

    TESTING DEPARTMENT: Federal Government Organizations


    ESTIMATED MAXIMUM FUNDING: The estimated maximum funding available for all Contracts resulting from this Call for Proposals is: $17M

    Disclosure of this estimated funding is made in good faith and does not commit Canada to award a contract, or to contract for the total estimated funding.

    Should fiscal funding no longer be available, Bidders will be notified directly. The Contract Award Process will continue and proposals under contract negotiations will take priority when funding is available.

    Multiple contracts could result from this requirement.

    MAXIMUM CONTRACT VALUE: $1,100,000.00 CAD for the Standard Problem Statements, and $2,300,000.00 CAD for the Military Problem Statements (applicable taxes, shipping, and travel and living expenses are extra, as applicable).

    This estimated funding is not a contract guarantee. Conditionally qualified proposals that are matched and selected for contract award may not necessarily receive the component's total maximum contract value. Individual contract values will be negotiated during the Contract Award Process.


    Frequently asked questions, as well as on-going Bidder questions will be answered and may be published in an amendment to the Notice Document.


    All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority at: no later than five calendar days before the Notice closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 12 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada

    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage

    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    morgan piironen


    Gatineau, NCR, K1A 0S5
    Bidding details

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    Tender documents
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    12 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Variations or combinations of the above methods
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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