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Translation Services

Solicitation number J063414

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/01/13 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Notice of Proposed Procurement

    Statistics Canada requires translation and editing services from English to French as well as from French to English on an as required basis. The work will be carried out at the Contractor’s premises and delivered to Statistics Canada.

    Statistics Canada requires translation and editing services in the fields related to its activities, particularly in the following fields: statistical surveys; descriptive statistics; agriculture; economics; justice; health; environmental science, geography and geomatics; social science and demography; theoretical statistics, statistical methods, applied statistics, mathematics and data science; transportation; federal administration; finance; management; and information technology.

    Bidders are invited to bid on Class A and/or Class B.

    Bidders cannot propose the same translator for more than one (1) Class.

    This requirement has been broken down into two (2) Classes as defined below. Up to seven (7) contracts will be awarded for Class A and up to five (5) contracts for Class B. The amount of work per year per Class will be distributed between all resulting contracts as per Section E of Task Authorization Process.

    The annual requirement for Class A is estimated at 10,500,000 words of translation from English into French. This corresponds to an average of 7500 words per business day should the maximum number of contracts be awarded.

    The annual requirement for Class B is estimated at 1,000,000 words of translation from French into English. This corresponds to an average of 1500 words per business day should the maximum number of contracts be awarded. 

    The period for each resulting contract will be from contract award (estimated April 1, 2023) to March 31, 2025, with three (3) additional one (1) year option periods.

    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

    Bids must be submitted only to Statistics Canada by the date, time and place indicated on page 1 of the bid solicitation.

    Due to the nature of the bid solicitation, bids transmitted by facsimile or epost will not be accepted.

    All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority no later than five (5) calendar days before the bid closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

    Contracting Authority: Abbas Khokhar


    The Security Requirements for all resulting contracts are as follows:


    PWGSC FILE No. J063414

    1. The Contractor/Offeror must, at all times during the performance of the Contract/Standing Offer, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS), and obtain approved Document Safeguarding Capability at the level of PROTECTED B, issued by the Contract Security Program (CSP), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

    2. The Contractor/Offeror personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets, or sensitive site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by the CSP, PWGSC.

    3. The Contractor/Offeror MUST NOT utilize its facilities to process, produce, or store PROTECTED information or assets until the CSP, PWGSC has issued written approval.

    4. The Contractor MUST NOT utilize its Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce, or store PROTECTED information until the CSP, PWGSC has issued written approval. After approval has been granted or approved, these tasks may be performed at the level of PROTECTED B.

    5. Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of the CSP, PWGSC.

    6. The Contractor/Offeror must comply with the provisions of the:

    (a) Security Requirements Check List and security guide (if applicable), attached at Annex C;

    (b) Contract Security Manual  (Latest Edition)

    Basis for Canada's Ownership of Intellectual Property

    Statistics Canada has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the

    Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada, for the following reasons, as set out in the Policy

    on Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown Procurement Contracts: the Intellectual Property in

    Foreground Information consists of material subject to copyright, with the exception of computer software

    and all documentation pertaining to that software.

    Implementation Guide—Policy on Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown Procurement Contracts - Intellectual property and Crown procurement contracts (

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation Agreement
    • Quebec-New York Corridor Agreement
    • Quebec-New Brunswick Procurement Agreement
    • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
    • 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)
    • Atlantic Procurement Agreement
    • 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

    Statistics Canada
    150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0T6
    Contracting authority
    Khokhar, Abbas
    100 Tunney's Pasture DrivewayOttawa ONK1A 0T6CA

    Buying organization(s)

    Statistics Canada
    150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0T6
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    French, English
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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