Public Opinion Research

Solicitation number EP363-140002/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/03/06 14:00 EST

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    Description
    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
    and/or services
    Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    EP363-140002/B - Public Opinion Research
    
    THERE IS NO SECURITY REQUIREMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
    SOLICITATION.
    
    All enquiries must be submitted in writing to-
    
    Christian Schou
    Communications Procurement Directorate - PWGSC
    
    E-MAIL: christian.schou@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    
    Requirement
    
    This RFSO is for the provision of public opinion research (POR)
    services to be conducted for various Government of Canada
    departments and agencies. The RFSO has been designed to
    encourage the participation of all types of suppliers of POR
    including those that are small, medium or large businesses,
    joint ventures, and businesses specialized in terms of target
    populations, geographic scope, subject areas or methodology.    
    
    Offerors can choose to submit an offer for any or all of the
    following separate POR series (as indicated below). 
    
    1.	Series A - Fieldwork and Data Tabulation for Online Surveys
    (Annex "A1");
    2.	Series B - Fieldwork and Data Tabulation for Telephone
    Surveys (Annex "A2");
    3.	Series C - Qualitative Research (Annex "A3"); 
    4.	Series D - Quantitative Research (Annex "A4"); 
    
    Note: 
    Offerors who submit an offer for both Series C and Series D,
    will be considered for Series E - Qualitative and Quantitative
    Research. (Annex "A5"). 
    
    Five (5) separate lists of qualified suppliers will be
    established for the provision of Public Opinion Research
    Services.   
    A maximum of ten (10) Departmental Individual Standing Offers
    (DISOs) for each series may result from this Solicitation. 
    
    No Contract exists until a Call-up against the Standing Offer is
    issued.  Standing Offers could be used for public opinion
    research projects that are estimated to cost up to $250,000.00
    (including applicable taxes).
    
    Definition of Public Opinion Research (POR)
    
    Resulting Standing Offers, will be used for projects falling
    under the Treasury Board definition of Public Opinion Research
    described in the Communications Policy of the Government of
    Canada
    http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=12316§ion=text#s
    ec5.8. Within this definition, Government of Canada POR is
    defined as follows:  
    
    "…the planned gathering, by or for a government institution of
    opinions, attitudes, perceptions, judgments, feelings, ideas,
    reactions, or views that are intended to be used for any
    government purpose, whether that information is collected from
    persons (including employees of government institutions),
    businesses, institutions or other entities, through quantitative
    or qualitative methods, irrespective of size or cost." 
    
    The broad definition includes any aspect of POR including
    activities such as the design and testing of a collection method
    and tools, as well as the sampling, gathering, inputting, coding
    and primary analysis of data, and online panel development and
    management.
    
    Offerors are also encouraged to consult the Procedures for the
    Management of Public Opinion Research
    (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=28033) for further
    details of the process departments and agencies are required to
    follow.
    Offerors may submit an offer for either Series A, Series B,
    Series C, and/or Series D. Offerors who submit an offer for
    Series C and Series D will automatically be considered for
    Series E. However, Offerors must clearly indicate which series
    of service they are providing an offer for. Proposals will be
    assessed separately for each series and SOs will be awarded to
    Offerors who achieve the highest scores for the combined
    technical merit and price for each series. 
    
    Sourcing
    
    Canadian Content Policy - The requirement is limited to Canadian
    goods and/or services.
    
    Trade Agreements - The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applies
    to this procurement.
    
    Evaluation Process
    
    To be declared responsive, an offer must:
    
    comply with all the requirements of the Request for Standing
    Offers; and
    meet all mandatory technical criteria; and
    obtain the required minimum of 80 percent of the available
    points for each rated criteria per Series. The only exception
    will be the Environmental Attributes rated requirement where
    there is no minimum requirement. As each Series is performed on
    a different scale, please refer to Annex "C". 
    
    Period of the Standing Offer
    
    The period of the Standing Offer will be from date of award to
    March 31, 2018 with the possibility of three (3) additional one
    (1) year option periods under the same terms and conditions.
    
    Basis of Selection
    
    For each Series, a maximum of ten (10) responsive offerors with
    the highest combined total (80% technical / 20% financial
    weighting) will be recommended for issuance of a Standing Offer.
    
    
    
    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

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Schou, Christian
    Phone
    (613) 995-2278 ( )
    Address
    360 Albert St./ 360, rue Albert
    12th Floor / 12ième étage
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    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
    010
    English
    37
    English
    25
    011
    English
    48
    011
    French
    10
    French
    5
    010
    French
    7
    009
    English
    29
    009
    French
    3
    English
    22
    007
    English
    38
    008
    English
    32
    007
    French
    3
    008
    French
    6
    French
    4
    006
    English
    34
    006
    French
    4
    005
    English
    39
    English
    22
    005
    French
    6
    French
    5
    004
    English
    37
    003
    English
    34
    English
    32
    French
    7
    004
    French
    6
    003
    French
    3
    002
    English
    46
    002
    French
    9
    000
    English
    213
    001
    English
    76
    000
    French
    41
    001
    French
    16

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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