Services with the Organic Federation of Canada to co-ordinate the Organic Agriculture Standards Interpretation Committee

Solicitation number B0670

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Closing date and time 2022/03/04 12:00 EST

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    The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), 12-4475, Grand Blvd., Montreal, Quebec H4B 2X7.

    Minimum Essential Requirements:

    • The service provider must represent the entire value-chain, (including input suppliers, producers, processors, food service industries, retailers, traders and associations) and all provinces and territories of the organic industry in Canada.
    • The service provider must provide for a transparent and democratic process for electing members of the expert advisory committee.
    • The service provider must provide for a transparent and democratic process for consulting and communicating the final responses.
    • The service provider must have the expertise and resources to develop proposed answers to question coming from organic stakeholders in both official languages.

    Elected committee members must:

    • Have been on the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Organic Agriculture; or
    • Have experience in the standard development process or standards drafting as well as technical expertise in at least one aspect of organic production such as crop production; livestock production; processing (food manufacturing); or
    • Have significant (at least 4 years) experience in the interpretation, implementation and/or compliance verification of the Canadian Organic Agriculture Standards such as crop producers; livestock producers; processors (food manufacturers); importers, distributors and retailers; Certification Bodies; CB Verification Officers (VO).

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    1400 Merivale Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9
    Contracting authority
    Trottier, Carol
    59 Camelot Drive
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0Y9

    Buying organization(s)

    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    1400 Merivale Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive - Limited Tendering

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