Request for Proposals (RFP) – Cloud Interconnect

Solicitation number 2023-AG-005

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/04/18 16:00 EDT


    About FCC

    FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $47 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible financing, AgExpert management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit

    RFP Scope

    Farm Credit Canada currently has footprints in AWS & Azure in the us-east-1 and us-west-2 region. We are currently using a Cloud Interconnection Service Provider with physical presence in these 2 regions. We use this partner to interconnect FCC's on-premises locations to AWS & Azure.

    FCC leverages Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that integrates to both our SD-WAN fabric and the cloud. FCC has an existing SD-WAN technology, and our WAN transports are over MPLS and various internet providers. We do not have plans to extend to more regions but have plans to integrate with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC).

    The objective is to provide fast, reliable interconnection between our cloud providers and our offices to give our employees and customers the best possible experience. Refer to the RFP Scope (Part 4) of the RFP for further details.

    RFP Schedule

    • RFP Release Date: March 22, 2023
    • Proponent Questions Accepted Until: March 29, 2023 at 2:00PM *
    • FCC Responses to Proponent Questions Delivered Before: April 6, 2023 at 5:00PM *
    • RFP Closing Date and Time: April 18, 2023 at 2:00PM *

    * Note: All times are CST, Saskatchewan

    RFP Process Considerations

    Proponents should note that:

    • this opportunity notice references a non-binding, competitive RFP, not a call for tenders. FCC is not obligated to proceed with the work described in the RFP Scope, and may cancel the RFP at any time.
    • FCC’s procurement process allows for negotiation between FCC and one or more Proponents, prior to awarding a contract.

    Requesting the RFP Document

    Capable Proponents who are interested in receiving a copy of the RFP document are to contact:

    Adam Gottselig

    Procurement and Vendor Manager

    Farm Credit Canada

    NOTE: Proponents do not receive the RFP document by registering for the list of interested suppliers (“LIS”) on Proponents must request the RFP document through FCC’s designated RFP Contact.

    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

    Farm Credit Canada
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
    Contracting authority
    Gottselig, Adam
    1800 Hamilton Street, PO Box 4320
    Regina, SK, S4P 0L3

    Buying organization(s)

    Farm Credit Canada
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
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