Request for Proposals (RFP) – Pre-Qualification for IT Resource Augmentation (2022)

Solicitation number 2022-AG-001

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/12/30 15:00 EST


    Description

    About FCC

    FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $44 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit fcc.ca.

    RFP Scope

    Farm Credit Canada’s Information Technology (IT) team is accountable to enable and deliver IT Services to FCC’s community and enterprise leaders to enable execution excellence. To effectively meet business objectives, FCC regularly needs to augment its internal IT staff complement. FCC’s objective through this RFP is to select a robust list of Vendors who will reside on our Pre-Qualified (PQ) List.

    The primary objectives of the PQ List are to enable FCC to:

    • scale its resource capacity with flexibility and agility;
    • optimize the velocity and efficiency of the procurement process for securing external resources for Time and Material services;
    • enhance competition through selecting resourcing Vendors with the best fit and ability to meet FCC’s business needs;
    • promote consistency in service levels, expectations, and individual resource performance through building familiarity with vendors on the PQ List; and
    • realize increased business value beyond filling resource assignments, through supporting mutually beneficial relationships with vendors on the PQ List over time.

    RFP Notice Details & Considerations

    • This opportunity notice will remain open throughout the balance of 2022, with an expiration date of December 31, 2022.
    • Proponents who wish to be considered for inclusion on the PQ List must submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to FCC before the closing date and time of each quarter (see EOI Deadlines and Anticipated RFP Schedule below for further details). Upon FCC’s receipt of an EOI, the Proponent will be added to the RFP dispersal list for that quarter. In circumstances where a Proponent does not submit their EOI to FCC before the closing date/time of a particular quarter, they will be added to the RFP dispersal list for the next quarter.
    • Where a Proponent submits a Proposal under a previous or future instance of this RFP, and has been advised by FCC that they have been selected to the PQ List, such Proponent is not required to re-apply.
    • Where a Proponent submits a proposal under a previous or future instance of this RFP, and has been advised by FCC that they have not been selected to the PQ List, such Proponent is eligible to re-apply to FCC in twelve (12) months from the date in which they submitted their Proposal. For clarity, FCC will track and provide notice to the Proponent on when they will be considered eligible to re-apply on future instances of this RFP.
    • Proponents should note that this opportunity notice references a non-binding, competitive RFP, not a call for tenders. FCC is not obligated to proceed with the Work described in the RFP Scope, and may cancel the RFP at any time. Additionally, FCC’s procurement process allows for negotiation between FCC and one or more Proponents, prior to awarding a Contract.

    EOI Deadlines and Anticipated RFP Schedule

    Below are the EOI deadlines for each quarter, along with the anticipated RFP release dates, RFP periods, and FCC’s anticipated selection of success Proponents for each quarter. Additional details on the specific closing date/time will be as communicated through the respective RFP that is dispersed to Proponents.

    • 2022-Q2 RFP (April – June)
      • Expression of Interest Deadline: by April 25, 2022 @ 2:00PM*
      • Anticipated RFP Release Date: April 29, 2022
      • RFP Period: May 2022
      • Anticipated Selection of Successful Proponents: by end of June 2022
    • 2022-Q3 RFP (July – September)
      • Expression of Interest Deadline: by July 25, 2022 @ 2:00PM*
      • Anticipated RFP Release Date: July 29, 2022
      • RFP Period: August 2022
      • Anticipated Selection of Successful Proponents: by end of September 2022
    • 2022-Q4 RFP (October – December)
      • Expression of Interest Deadline: by October 25, 2022 @ 2:00PM*
      • Anticipated RFP Release Date: October 28, 2022
      • RFP Period: November 2022
      • Anticipated Selection of Successful Proponents: by end of December 2022

    *NOTE: All times listed above are CST, Saskatchewan.

    Proponent EOI & RFP Dispersal Process

    Proponents do not submit their EOI on buyandsell.ca, nor do they receive any RFP documents by registering for the list of interested suppliers (“LIS”) on buyandsell.ca. Capable Proponents must submit their EOI through FCC’s designated RFP contact, as noted below:

    Adam Gottselig

    Procurement and Vendor Manager

    Farm Credit Canada

    procurement@fcc.ca

    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)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Farm Credit Canada
    Address
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Gottselig, Adam
    Email
    procurement@fcc.ca
    Address
    1800 Hamilton Street, PO Box 4320
    Regina, SK, S4P 4L3
    CA

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Farm Credit Canada
    Address
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
    Canada
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