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Canada Post - Translation Services

Solicitation number 368NN14ABR109D

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/01/13 13:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Notice: December 1, 2014
    Re: Canada Post Corporation to continue using MERX for all NAFTA opportunities.
    Canada Post Corporation will continue to use MERX ( for the
    Indefinite future as its primary portal for Notice of Proposed Procurements and for all opportunities that are subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    You may be aware that as of June 1, 2013, federal government departments will publish
    Notices of Proposed Procurement (NPP) and related documents on the new Government of Canada Government Electronic Tendering Service (
    Canada Post will post a reference document on the new Government Electronic Tendering
    Service; however, all related documents and amendments will be available only through MERX.
    Canada Post is looking to establish a single supplier-managed solution for the provision of language translation services. The requirements include: 
    •	Translation Services (including translation, revision, proofreading and updating); 
    •	Related Services (such as editing, writing and proofreading); and
    •	An online client portal for users to submit and retrieve requests. 
    Canada Post currently processes approximately 8,500 translation requests on an annual basis (from 1,000 users), and contracts out the translation of about 7,030,000 words per year, broken down as follows: 
    •	Canadian English to Canadian French ‒ 6,220,000 words per year;
    •	Canadian French to Canadian English ‒ 800,000 words per year; and
    •	To and from Other Languages – 10,000 words per year.
    This RFP sets out the process by which a single Proposer will be identified for potential contract award. The anticipated term of any resulting contract is five years with the option to renew for two additional 1-year periods. 
    Canada Post Corporation intends to conduct negotiations with suppliers on this proposed procurement.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Canada Post Corporation
    2701 Riverside Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0B1
    Contracting authority
    Jahn, Andrew
    613-734-3000 ext 55736
    2701 Riverside Drive
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0B1

    Buying organization(s)

    Canada Post Corporation
    2701 Riverside Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0B1
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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