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IT Security Engineer Services

Solicitation number MA021-23-0152

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/03/03 13:00 EST



    IT Security Engineer Services

    Solicitation No.: MA021-23-0152

    Contracting Authority: Marine Atlantic Inc.

    Telephone No.: 902-794-5375

    E-mail Address:

    This RFP is only for pre-qualified Suppliers for Stream 6.6 IT Security Engineer against Supply Arrangement E60ZT-180027.


    The required services may include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Initial meeting to review objectives and expectations.
    2. Review, analyze and/or apply:
      1. Directory Standards such as X.400, X.500, and SMTP
      2. Operating Systems such as MS, Unix, Linux, and Novell
      3. Networking Protocols such as HTTP, FTP, and Telnet
      4. Secure IT architectures fundamentals, standards, communications and security protocols such as IPSec, IPv6, SSL, and SSH
      5. IT Security protocols at all layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control
      6. Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stacks
      7. Domain Name Services (DNS) and Network Time Protocols (NTP)
      8. Network routers, multiplexers and switches
      9. Application, host and/or Network hardening and security best practices such as shell scripting, service identification, and access control
      10. Intrusion detection/prevention systems, malicious code defence, file integrity, Enterprise Security Management and/or firewalls
      11. Wireless technology
      12. Cryptographic Algorithms


    The period of the Contract is from upon contract award to October 31, 2023.


    Mandatory Technical Criteria

    Provide previous work experience for the proposed resource to demonstrate the 10+ years experience required.

    Financial Evaluation

    Pricing will be scored based on a relative pricing formula using the rates set out in the Basis of Payment. Each bidder will receive a percentage of the total possible points allocated to price for the particular category it has bid on, which will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

    Lowest price ÷ proponents price x weighting = proponent’s pricing points.

    Basis of Selection

    SACC Manual Clause (A0027T) (2012-07-16) , Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

    1. To be declared responsive, a bid must:
    1. Comply with all the requirements of the bid solicitation
    1. Meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria;

    1. Bids not meeting (a) or (b) will be declared non-responsive.
    1. The selection will be based on the highest responsive rating of price. The ratio will be 100 % for the price.
    1. To establish the pricing score, each responsive bid will be prorated against the lowest evaluated price and the ratio of 100 %.
    1. For each responsive bid, the pricing score will determine its rating.
    1. Neither the responsive bid obtaining the lowest evaluated price will necessarily be accepted. The responsive bid with the highest rating will be recommended for award of a contract.


    DOS-Reliability / Protected C-DOS

    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

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
    Contracting authority
    Angell-Oliver, Allison
    65 Memorial Dr.
    North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2

    Buying organization(s)

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    French, English
    Region(s) of delivery
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Region of opportunity
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering

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