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TBIPS IT Professional Services to Support Middleware and Infrastructure Corporate Applications

Solicitation number 01B68-21-0103

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/05/04 12:00 EDT

Last amendment date






    Reference Number:


    Solicitation Number:


    Organization Name:

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    Solicitation Date:


    Closing Date:

    2021-05-04 (12:00PM EDT)

    Anticipated Start Date:

    At contract signature

    Estimated Delivery Date:


    Estimate Level of Effort: 

    “As Required”

    Contract Duration:

    The contract period will be from contract award to March 31, 2022 with four one year option 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:

    Resource Category

    Level of Expertise

    Estimated Number of Resources Required (at contract award)

    1. A.1 Application / Software Architect (Middleware) level 2
    2. I.6 Network Analyst level 3
    3. I.11 Technology Architect (ERP) level 3
    4. B.14 Technical Writer level 3
    5. P.5 Project Executive level 3
    6. P.9 Project Manager level 3

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

    1. BP & M Government IM & IT Consulting Inc.
    2. Calian Ltd.
    3. DLS Technology Corporation
    4. Donna Cona Inc.
    5. Excel Human Resources Inc.
    7. Makwa Resourcing Inc., TPG Technology Consulting Ltd. in JOINT VENTURE
    8. MGIS Inc.
    9. Olav Consulting Corp
    10. S.I. SYSTEMS ULC
    11. SRA Staffing Solutions Ltd.
    13. TeraMach Technologies Inc
    14. The Halifax Computer Consulting Group Inc.
    15. The KTL Group, Inc.

    Description of Work:

    The Information Systems Branch (ISB) of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has ongoing requirements on an “as and when requested” basis for experienced IM/IT professionals to supplement internal capacity and provide expertise in the adoption, implementation and in-service support of the networks, middleware, and infrastructure technologies that support and enable AAFC’s key corporate applications, systems and services, ensure continuity of operations and resiliency in response to outages and other contingencies that may impact them, and maintain internal alignment with industry best practices.

    Security Requirement: Common PS SRCL #19 applies

    Minimum Corporate Security Required: Designated Organization Screening (DOS)

    Minimum Resource Security Required:

    Resource Category

    Level of Expertise


    1. A.1 Application / Software Architect (Middleware) level 2 SECRET
    2. I.6 Network Analyst level 3 SECRET
    3. I.11 Technology Architect (ERP) level 3 SECRET
    4. B.14 Technical Writer level 3 RELIABILITY
    5. P.5 Project Executive level 3 SECRET
    6. P.9 Project Manager level 3 RELIABILITY

    Contract Authority

    Name: Kyle Harrington

    Phone Number: 613-773-0732

    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.

    NOTE: Task‐Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed three (3) times per year. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact RCNMDAI.‐

    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
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
    Contracting authority
    Harrington, Kyle

    Buying organization(s)

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0C5
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    Summary information

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