TASK Based Professional Services (TSPS) Requirement

Solicitation number T8080-18302

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Closing date and time 2019/01/28 14:00 EST

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    The policy analysis component of Marine Policy in Transport Canada’s Policy Group has an ongoing requirement to access transportation policy analysis/advisory services in the marine sector. To this end, Marine Policy is seeking to establish Contracts in two Streams to provide for access to Marine Transportation Policy Professional Resources for projects on an “as and when required” basis. 

    Marine Policy’s current and future analysis requirements are grouped under three broad categories:

    1. support policy-focused marine sector analysis to inform issue specific or discrete policy development;
    2. develop policy-focused marine sector analysis and research in support of Transport Canada’s strategic policy analysis and development in the marine transportation sector; and
    3. support of socio-economic, social, environmental and technological trends that may impact the marine sector.


      Past reforms of Canada’s national marine policies have led to a more market-based economic environment and generated significant productivity improvements. These improvements were largely stimulated by economic deregulation, commercialization and market-based policies. This also contributed to the competitiveness of the Canadian economy. Those productivity gains have now been harvested, and future improvements seem harder to achieve, especially in an increasingly dynamic and volatile commercial environment.

      The next generation of productivity gains will be based on efficiencies gained through strategic integration across the entire supply chain, innovation, and increased use of technology. This systems approach looks beyond the operation of vessels when evaluating strategic policy frameworks and investment. It also acts strategically to take advantage of the convergence of opportunities related to domestic transportation, trade, and geography. 

      Two streams are planned: general policy advisory services; and, marine policy analysis services. For each stream there is a description of the type of services required, as well as the nature of the qualitative policy analysis and advisory areas that will be called upon to inform and support Transport Canada’s strategic policy analysis and development in the marine transportation sector.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Atlantic Procurement Agreement
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Transport Canada
    330 Sparks St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
    Contracting authority
    Gorman, Barbara
    275 Spark street
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N5

    Buying organization(s)

    Transport Canada
    330 Sparks St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
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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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