Request for Information On Cloud Services Terms and Conditions Template

Solicitation number PW-22-01006398

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/11/30 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description

    The Government of Canada has received feedback from industry and various GC cloud stakeholders that include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Terms and conditions across various cloud procurements are not consistent.

    • Traditional Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions do not always align with Cloud Service offerings.

    In response to the feedback received, the Government of Canada has drafted cloud terms and conditions/templates in order to provide GC Clients and Partners with a standardized cloud terms and conditions template. The result is that the template:

    • Allows for consistency in the cloud terms and conditions and templates used across various GC Departments and Agencies; 

    • Provides a flexible contracting mechanism which can be adjusted based on various cloud use-cases and cloud service delivery models;

    • Accounts for cloud industry best practices through lessons learned from previous cloud solicitations, which were used in the development of the standardized template; and, 

    • Reduces the use of “traditional” standard acquisition clauses which are not relevant to cloud. 

    The Government of Canada would like to use the standard template where possible for future cloud requirements, which may include bid solicitations for Requirement Confirmation Requests (RCR) under the GC Cloud Framework Agreement (FA) and/or contracts issued under the FA’s Marketplace, as well as bid solicitations and/or contracts issued against the GC Cloud Software as a Service Supply Arrangement (RFSA). Canada is seeking feedback from suppliers in order to continuously improve how cloud procurement is conducted.

    Annex H & I are meant to fulfill Accessibility requirements and are also included for feedback.

    Amendment 001 includes the Security Obligations, updates the Security Classification Guide and offers Commercial Confidential meetings.

    Amendment 002 is to account for the change from Eastern Daylight Time to Eastern Standard Time.

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    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Shared Services Canada
    Address
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Uberig, Adam
    Email
    pvrprotectedcloudarfnuageprotege@ssc-spc.gc.ca

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Shared Services Canada
    Address
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    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.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    001
    English
    118
    English
    52
    English
    62
    French
    4
    001
    French
    7
    French
    10
    French
    12
    French
    4
    French
    9
    French
    10
    French
    17
    French
    7
    French
    5
    French
    5
    French
    12
    000
    French
    13
    English
    83
    English
    172
    000
    English
    180
    English
    88
    English
    75
    English
    86
    English
    83
    English
    64
    English
    71
    English
    77

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Canada
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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