Communication Promotional Material

Solicitation number EN578-180486/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2017/12/11 14:00 EST

    Trade Agreement: NAFTA / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Communication Promotional Material
    Mondoux, Glenn
    Telephone No. - (613) 991-5791
    Line 1, Communication Promotional Material
    1. Nature of Request for Information
    This is a Request for Industry Comments (RFIC) and not a bid solicitation. No contract will be issued as a result of this RFIC; however, this RFIC includes a draft Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) for which the industry’s comments are requested. The written comments received by Canada will not be specifically shared or referred to in the final solicitation document and any comments provided as a result of this RFIC should not contain any restrictions of use. All written comments and questions received by Canada will not be specifically shared or referred to in any resulting RFSO.  Canada acknowledges that any information collected will be utilized by Canada in an anonymous fashion.
    2. Purpose of this RFIC
    This RFIC is issued for the purpose of:
    i. Determining the interest and capability of suppliers to provide         services described in this RFI;
    ii. Soliciting industry knowledge and expertise; 
    iii. Providing the industry with the opportunity to assess the         requirements and help to develop the technical criteria of the         project; and
    iv. Soliciting feedback and recommendations on any issues that would         impact a supplier's ability to fulfill the requirements.
    This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a Bid Solicitation. No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this RFI. The issuance of this RFI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada, nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada.  This RFI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award contract(s) for the work described herein.
    3. Background
    In order to serve the Government of Canada better and get the best possible value, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is looking at ways to improve the procurement of promotional items with the addition of a Standing Offer (SO) to complement the existing Supply Arrangement (SA).
    The intent of the new SO is to provide departments and PSPC with the ability to issue call-ups for items regularly purchased by all government departments. This should result in a faster, more efficient, and cost-effective procurement method for both suppliers and government departments.
    Prior to the release of any potential Request for Standing Offer (RFSO), we are seeking input from Industry.
    4. Summary of Potential Requirement
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) requires the services of a Contractor(s) to provide: Promotional Items to all government department and agencies.
    5. Nature and Format of Responses Requested
    Suppliers are requested to review the attached solicitation document and to provide any written questions, comments or suggestions on the Statement of Work, Evaluation Criteria or the solicitation document in general. Suppliers are also requested to provide responses to the Questions for Industry outlined in Annex B. There is no page limit on the information to be provided. Suppliers should submit their responses in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.  
    Suppliers may also seek clarification of any part of the solicitation document that they determine requires additional information. Respondents should explain any assumptions they make in their responses.
    6. Enquiries and Submission of Responses
    This is not a bid solicitation. Accordingly, Canada will not respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating answers to all potential suppliers. Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred in responding to this RFIC. Potential suppliers are not required to submit information under this RFIC to qualify for any future bid solicitations for this requirement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada
    All enquiries and written responses to this RFIC should be submitted to:
    Glenn Mondoux
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Acquisitions Branch
    Communication Procurement Directorate
    Constitution Square
    12-360 Albert Street
    Ottawa, Ontario    KIA OS5
    Telephone: 613-991-5791 
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Mondoux, Glenn
    (613) 991-5791 ( )
    () -
    360 Albert St./ 360, rue Albert
    12th Floor / 12ième étage
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut Territory
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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