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Solicitation number MA021-19-0014

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Closing date and time 2019/09/24 13:00 EDT

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    Solicitation No.: MA021-19-0014

    Contracting Authority: Marine Atlantic Inc.

    Telephone No.: 902-794-5375

    Fax No.: 902-794-5283

    E-mail Address:

    This RFP is only for pre-qualified Suppliers for Stream 3.10 Technical Architect against Supply Arrangement E60ZT-180024/C.


    The required services may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Develop technical architectures, frameworks and strategies, either for an organization or for a major application area, to meet the business and application requirements
    • Identify policies and requirements that drive out a particular solution
    • Analyze and evaluate alternative technology solutions to meet business problems
    • Ensure the integration of all aspects of technology solutions
    • Evaluate hardware and software relative to their ability to support specified requirements and, by determining potential and actual bottlenecks, and improve system performance through recommended hardware changes
    • Review computer software systems and data requirements as well as communication and response needs and determine operating systems and languages needed to support them


    The period of the Contract is from October 1, 2019 – January 30, 2020 inclusive.


    Mandatory Technical Criteria

    Refer to Attachment 1 to Part 4 for Mandatory Technical Criteria requirement.

    Point Rated Technical Criteria

    Refer to Attachment 1 to Part 4 for Point Rated Technical Criteria Tables. Point-rated technical

    criteria not addressed will be given a score of zero.

    Financial Evaluation

    Pricing will be scored based on a relative pricing formula using the rates set out in the Basis of Payment (see 6.7.1). Each bidder will receive a percentage of the total possible points allocated to price for the particular category it has bid on, which will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

    Lowest price ÷ proponents price x weighting = proponent’s pricing points.

    Basis of Selection

    SACC Manual Clause (A0027T) (2012-07-16), Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

    1. To be declared responsive, a bid must:
    1. Comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation
    2. Obtain the required minimum of points per category for the technical

      evaluation criteria which are subject to point rating.

    1. Bids not meeting (a) or (b) will be declared non-responsive.
    1. The selection will be based on the highest responsive combined rating of technical merit and price. The ratio will be 20 % for the technical merit and 80 % for the price.
    1. To establish the technical merit score, the overall technical score for each responsive bid will be determined as follows: total number of points obtained / maximum number of points available multiplied by the ratio of 20 %.
    1. To establish the pricing score, each responsive bid will be prorated against the lowest evaluated

    price and the ratio of 80 %.

    6. For each responsive bid, the technical merit score and the pricing score will be added to

    determine its combined rating.

    7. Neither the responsive bid obtaining the highest technical score nor the one with the lowest

    evaluated price will necessarily be accepted. The responsive bid with the highest combined rating

    of technical merit and price will be recommended for award of a contract.



    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
    Contracting authority
    Angell-Oliver, Allison
    65 Memorial Drive
    North Sydney, NS, B2A 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Region of opportunity
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Commodity - GSIN
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