Employment and Social Development Canada Long-Term Cloud Services Requirement

Solicitation number ESDC#001

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/03/31 14:00 EDT


    Description

    Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is increasingly focusing on cloud technology to improve the value of the services it offers to Canadians. Cloud services provide immediate solutions, scalability, business continuity and more predictable costs that enable ESDC to improve the programs and initiatives it is mandated to deliver.

    This procurement has the objective of enabling sufficient cloud capacity to support all of ESDC’s cloud requirements for the next 10+ years, including a significant portion of cloud usage expected as a result of the transformation of the Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM)Programme, which encompasses the transformation of three of Canada’s largest statutory benefits programs — the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

    Suppliers will be invited to pre-qualify in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ITQ (to follow shortly after this notice) in order to become “Qualified Respondents” for any later phases of the procurement process. Only Qualified Respondents will be permitted to bid on any subsequent solicitations issued as part of the procurement process.

    The intent of the ITQ is to qualify cloud service providers with the ability to deliver secure commercial cloud services capable of meeting the requirements for large-scale citizen facing programs such as those delivered by ESDC, who can demonstrate availability, scalability, elasticity and disaster recovery capabilities required to support such programmes.

    It is expected that the duration of the resulting contract(s) will be for an initial period of ten (10) years, with a number of additional option periods.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

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    • Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB)
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    • 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)
    • Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (CLCA)
    • Land Claim Set Asides (LCSA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

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

    Buying organization(s)

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

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