Long-Term Cloud Services Requirement

Solicitation number ESDC#001 -EDSC#001

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/05/15 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description

    ITQ closing date: May 15, 2023, 2pm EDT 

    Q&A Closing Date: March 27, 2023 at 2pm EDT

    Pre-bid Compliance Check Process Closing Date: May 1, 2023 at 2pm EDT

    1. Phase 1 of Procurement Process: This Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) is the first phase of a procurement process by Shared Services Canada (SSC) for Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Long-Term Cloud Services Requirements (the “Project”). Suppliers are invited to pre-qualify in accordance with the terms and conditions of this ITQ 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.
    2. The intent of the ITQ is to qualify cloud service providers which have 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.
    3. Scope of Anticipated Procurement: 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.
    4. Number of Contracts: SSC is currently contemplating the award of two (2) contracts. The exact procurement vehicle structure will be presented at the solicitation phase.
    5. Term of contract(s): It is expected that the duration of the resulting contract(s) will be for an initial period of 10 (ten) years, with a number of additional option periods. SSC reserves the right to use an alternative approach at the solicitation phase.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • 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

    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
    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
    004
    English
    63
    English
    29
    005
    English
    32
    English
    34
    005
    French
    5
    French
    8
    French
    6
    004
    French
    8
    003
    English
    45
    003
    French
    6
    002
    English
    44
    002
    French
    8
    001
    English
    49
    001
    French
    6
    000
    English
    239
    000
    French
    31

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Invitation to Qualify
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Canada
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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