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TBIPS - A.7 Programmer Analyst - Intermediate - Industry Canada

Solicitation number IC 401425

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/01/06 11:00 EST

    This requirement is for Industry Canada
    This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under:
    		Tier “1” (= $0-$2M) stream for Application Services.
    This requirement is open only to those invited TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under the categories for:  A.7 Programmer Analyst – Intermediate
    The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal.
    Aerotek ULC
    Altruistic Informatics Consulting Inc.
    Altruistic Informatics Consulting Inc., Apption Corporation in Joint Venture
    BBG Management Corporation
    Coradix Technology Consulting Ltd.
    CORE Software Corp
    Equasion Business Technologies Consulting Inc.
    IBM Canada Ltd.
    Lintex Computer Group Inc.
    Modis Canada Inc
    Pleiad Canada Inc
    Randstad Interim Incorporated
    Robertson & Company Ltd.
    Systemscope Inc.
    T.E.S. Contract Services Inc.
    The Halifax Group Inc.
    Veritaaq Technology House Inc.
    NOTE:  Only invited bidders can summit a proposal for this TBIPS.
    Industry Canada’s Enterprise Solutions Branch (ESB) is a key internal service provider that operates within the Chief Informatics Office (CIO) and provides the Department with enterprise information technology (IT) application services that include architecture, planning, design, development, enhancement, operation, and maintenance of enterprise IT systems.
    The Enterprise Solutions Delivery Directorate (ESDD) of the Enterprise Solutions Branch (ESB) is responsible for all aspect of the project management and delivery of Enterprise wide IT solutions and major Department transformation initiatives, including:
    •	Desktop software Renewal
    •	Email Transformation Initiative
    •	Business Intelligence
    •	IM ready Campaign
    •	GCDOCs
    Within the ESSD, the Business Intelligence and Analytics group is responsible for the following:
    •	Maintaining and evolving a Business Intelligence practices across Industry Canada;
    •	Establishing and supporting BI  and analytics capabilities; and 
    •	Providing business analytics and operational reporting services for Industry Canada.
    Industry Canada is currently in process of delivering on a five (5) year roadmap that will allow the department via the Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) project to develop and implement a unified set of methodologies, processes, procedures, and tools for Master Data Management (MDM) and Business Analytics (BA). 
    The expected outcomes of the project will drive a data driven enterprise vision for Industry Canada for the benefit of all lines of business by assisting in increased horizontal usage of data. The vision focuses on pragmatic and strategic solutions for Industry Canada as a whole while acknowledging the uniqueness of some of the lines of business.
    As with other organizations, Industry Canada has experienced an increase in the volume of data over the years.  This, along with other drivers, has increased the need for better managing, sharing and leveraging of this data horizontally to improve the programs offered to Canadians. MDM will enable data integration and assist with transformation of data to support applications and to perform advanced data analytics in order to enhance the development and delivery of IC policies, programs and evaluation.
    The Business Intelligence and Analytics group requires the services of a Programmer Analyst/BI Developer to provide tasks, services and deliverables centered around the development, support and maintenance of the  Cognos BI software product suite based on specifications and requirements according to IC’s standards and guidelines and in support of the Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) project.  
    The Programmer Analyst/BI Developer will assist the current BI team with ongoing development, maintenance and support. The resource will work directly with the delivery team providing expertise in Cognos BI software products.
    Duties and deliverables may include the following:
    •	Cognos BI upgrade from version 7 to version 10.2;
    •	BI application (reports, dashboards, metadata) conversion to Cognos BI 10.2;
    •	Analyse BI Reporting requirements and generate BI solutions;
    •	Develop functional and technical design documents;
    •	Analyse, design and develop Framework Manager models to support the reporting requirements;
    •	Analyse, design and develop Report Studio reports, dashboards and portals to support the reporting requirements; 
    •	Analyse, design and develop dynamic cubes to support the reporting requirements;
    •	Design and develop logical and physical database models;
    •	Design and develop PL/SQL stored procedures;
    •	Perform Cognos BI administration and configuration;
    •	Perform unit testing of the developed reports;
    •	Provide assistance to the BI Project team with the design and development of test plans and scripts for Systems and UAT testing; 
    •	Support quality assurance and user acceptance efforts;
    •	Produce deployment plans;
    •	Assist and troubleshoot deployed reports;
    •	Support and maintain Cognos BI;
    •	Provide user and system training;
    •	Develop and update technical documentation; 
    •	Provide weekly status reports; and
    •	Attend status and other meetings as required.
    Proposed period of contract:
    The proposed period of contract shall be on an “As and when requested services” from:
    Initial Contract Period:  Contract award to January 31, 2016 plus 4 option year periods
    File Number:  	IC401425
    Contracting Authority: Tony Eyre
    NOTE: Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed on an annual basis.  If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Industry Canada
    Contracting authority
    Eyre, Anthony
    235 Queen Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H5

    Buying organization(s)

    Industry Canada
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    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Commodity - GSIN
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