Professional audit support services

Solicitation number 20222126A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/02/24 14:00 EST



    Professional Audit Support Services (PASS)

    GSIN: R010A Professional audit support services

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    Organization Name:

    Privy Council Office – Procurement and Contracting Services

    Solicitation Date:


    Closing Date:

    2023-02-24 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time EST

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    Estimate Level of Effort: (based on anticipated contract period)

    327 days

    Contract Duration:

    The contract period will be from the April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 with an irrevocable option to extend the contract period for up to 3 (three) additional one-year periods.

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    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Applies:


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    Requirement Details

    Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering

    This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under the Professional Audit Support Services (PASS) Supply Arrangement (SA) R010 Professional Audit Support Services SA E60ZQ-180001/D for the following two streams:

    • Stream 1. Internal Audit, and
    • Stream 3. IT and Systems support services

    The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:

    A Hundred Answers Inc.

    BDC Canada LLP

    Deloitte LLP

    Ernst & Young LLP



    Orbis Risk Consulting Inc.

    Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

    OMR Staffing Solutions Incorporated

    Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.

    Samson & Associés CPA/Consultation Inc.

    Requirement Details

    To provide professional audit support services, ss and when required, to support the delivery of the Privy Council Office (PCO) Risk-Based Audit Plan (RBAP). The PCO requires Internal Audit and Information Technology (IT) and Systems audit professionals to conduct several types of internal audit assurance and advisory engagements to support its internal audit function by supplementing project team, and by performing quality assurance reviews. The initial contract period will be from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 inclusively. Any subsequent contract will include an irrevocable option to extend the contract period for up to an additional three (3) one-year terms under the same terms and conditions.

    Description of Work:

    Provide professional audit support services as and when requested upon issuance of a Task Authorization by PCO.

    Security Requirement:

    Minimum Corporate Security Required: SECRET

    Minimum Resource Security Required: SECRET

    Contract Authority

    Name: Adam Rouleau

    Phone Number: 343-572-0218

    Email Address:


    Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “CanadaBuys” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

    NOTE:  Professional Audit Support Services (PASS) Supply Arrangement (SA) Method of Supply has moved to a perpetual quarterly refresh. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please refer to the following link.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Privy Council Office
    80 Wellingtion Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P5K9
    Contracting authority
    Rouleau, Adam
    85 Sparks Street
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 5K9

    Buying organization(s)

    Privy Council Office
    80 Wellingtion Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P5K9
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering

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