Creative Development and Multimedia Production Services

Solicitation number ECGZ-RFP-2021-0065

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/10/12 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description

    The information contained in this notice is a brief description of the requirement and is for information purposes only. Bidders must refer to the complete Request for Proposal document for a full description of the requirement and the full bid instructions.

    Background

    The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (CEOC), an agent of Parliament, exercises general direction and supervision over the conduct of elections and referendums at the federal level. The CEOC heads the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, commonly known as Elections Canada.

    In accordance with section 18(1.1) of the Canada Elections Act, the CEO may, using any media or other means that they consider appropriate, provide the public, both inside and outside Canada, with information relating to Canada’s electoral process, the democratic right to vote and how to be a candidate. The Voter Information Campaign falls within such authority.

    Requirement

    Elections Canada requires creative development and multimedia production services in order to deliver the Voter Information Campaign as well as other campaigns related to other electoral events and other services to support EC’s corporate programs and initiatives.

    Incumbent

    The work is currently being performed by ACART Communications Inc. under contract (value $11,237,111.17).

    Security

    There is no security requirement applicable to this procurement.

    Period of the Contract

    The Contract period will be from the Effective Date of the Contract until March 31, 2026 (the “Initial Term”).

    The Contractor will grant to Elections Canada irrevocable options to extend the period of the Contract by 2 additional periods of 12 months each under the same terms and conditions.

    Submission of Proposals

    This Request for Proposal allows bidders to use the epost Connect service provided by Canada Post Corporation to transmit their proposals electronically. For further information, bidders must refer to Part 2 – Bidder Instructions, and Part 3 – Proposal Preparation Instructions of the Request for Proposal document.

    Proposals are to be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Authority and delivered, sealed, to the Proposal Receiving Unit on or before the bid closing date and time indicated on the front page of the Request for Proposal.

    For sending packages by courier or for dropping off, please note that the Proposal Receiving Unit at the Business Centre is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00 (Gatineau, Quebec time).

    Bids sent via email or facsimile will not be accepted.

    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Elections Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

    Selection Methodology

    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Highest combined rating of technical merit and price

    Enquiries

    All enquiries and other communication with Elections Canada personnel are to be directed ONLY to the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority will be the bidder’s primary contact. Bidders who contact anyone other than the Contracting Authority may be disqualified.

    All enquiries must be submitted in writing to proposal@elections.ca no later than the deadline indicated in the Request for Proposal. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

    Interested parties wishing to obtain the solicitation documents for this Request for Proposal must do so through https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders. The documents downloaded through this site take precedence over any copies that may also be made available.

    Further information about Elections Canada may be obtained at elections.ca.

    Debriefings

    Once the successful bidder has been announced, bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the Request for Proposal process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority as per the terms of the Request for Proposal. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.

    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-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)
    • 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

    Organization
    Elections Canada
    Address
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Ontario, J9X 4H7
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Denneny, Tiffany
    Phone
    873-416-1259
    Email
    Tiffany.Denneny@elections.ca
    Address
    Elections Canada
    30 Victoria Street, 1st Floor (Business Centre)
    Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M6

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Elections Canada
    Address
    30 Victoria Street
    Gatineau, Ontario, J9X 4H7
    Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

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