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Information Technology and Telecommunications Consultants

Solicitation number 100012132

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/04/18 14:00 EDT

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    Solicitation Number:


    Organization Name:

    Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

    Solicitation Date:

    March 20, 2019

    Closing Date:

    April 18th 2019 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

    Anticipated Start Date:

    Contract Award

    Estimated Delivery Date:


    Estimate Level of Effort: 

    • C.2 IT Security Methodology, Policy and Procedures Analyst Level 2 – 60 days
    • C. 6 IT Security Engineer Level 3 – 240 days
    • C.11 IT Security Vulnerability Analysis Specialist Level 2 – 100 days

    Contract Duration:

    The contract will be from date of contract award until March 31, 2021 with an irrevocable option to extend it for up to three (3) additional one-year periods

    Solicitation Method:


    Applicable Trade Agreements:


    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Applies:


    Number of Contracts:

    Requirement Details

    Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering

    This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Tier 1 for services in the National Capital Region for the following categories:

    C.2 IT Security Methodology, Policy and Procedures Analyst Level 2

    C.6 IT Security Engineer Level 3

    C.11 IT Security Vulnerability Analysis Specialist Level 2

    The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:

    1. AMITA Corporation
    2. C3SA Cybernetic Security Audit Inc.
    3. Deloitte Inc.
    4. Emerion
    5. Ernst & Young LLP
    6. IT/Net Ottawa Inc. KPMG LLP in Joint venture
    7. KPMG LLP
    8. Maplesoft Consulting Inc.
    9. MNP LLP
    10. Phirelight Security Solutions Inc.
    11. Plaza Consulting Inc.
    12. Solana Networks Inc.
    13. The Bell Telephone Company of Canada or Bell Canada
    14. The Herjavec Group 
    15. TRM Technologies Inc.

    Description of Work:

    The objective is to provide IT security technical specialists to support the IT audit team in conducting IT security related audits on an as-and-when requested basis.

    IASB’s consistent requirement for qualified, credentialed IT security professionals has shaped the demand for an “as and when requested” contract that satisfies the need for a selected list of resources, to be readily available to access for various IT security related audit engagements.

    The actual requirement for all resources will be identified through an approved Task Authorization. The estimated levels of effort for each resource category may vary throughout the duration of the contract.

    During the course of the contract, Task Authorizations will be issued by the Contracting Authority, which will detail the IT security audit engagement objective, number of resources required, and specific tasks and deliverables required of each individual.

    Security Requirement: Common PS SRCL #19 applies

    Contract Authority

    Name: Sophie P. Chénier

    Email Address:


    Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “BUYANDSELL.GC.CA” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • 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

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    142 Prom. du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 2K3
    Contracting authority
    Poirier, Sophie
    140 promenade du Portage Phase IV
    Gatineau, QC, K1A 0J9

    Buying organization(s)

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    142 Prom. du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 2K3
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    Summary information

    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 - Limited Tendering
    Commodity - GSIN
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