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Press Release Distribution

Solicitation number EN578-211808/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/12/07 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: CFTA / CPTPP
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Press Release Distribution
    
    EN578-211808/A
    Contact: Oscar Delgado Garcia
    Email: oscar.delgadogarcia@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    ***Amendment 003 is raised to answer questions from one or more bidders.***
    
    ***Amendment 002 is raised to extend the bid solicitation closing date to December 7th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.***
    
    ***Amendment 001 is raised to change the contact name for enquiries related to the RFSO. For any questions related to this RFSO, please contact Oscar Delgado Garcia by email at oscar.delgadogarcia@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.***
    
    Press Release Distribution
    
    Background
    
    The purpose of this Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) is to initiate a competitiveprocess leading to the selection of qualified offerors to enter into a Departmental Individual Standing Offer (DISO) for use by all eligible departments to provide press release dissemination services on an "if and when requested basis".
    
    Scope of Work
    
    This Request for Standing Offer seeks the services of firms that provide one or more of the following services:
    
    Category 1: 
    
    Press Release and Social Media Distribution  
    
    Distribution of news releases, media advisories, photographs and other communications products, on an 'if and when requested' basis to media, social networks and government officials across Canada (and internationally, as required); using simultaneous dedicated newswire, fax,  e-mail and online channels with the ability to include print, audio, video, web links to bookmarked networks, contextual tags, and include the ability for search engine Optimization,  tracking, reporting and hosting conversations via comment box;
    
    Optional Requirement - Photo Assignment: 
    
    Access to professional photographers and photo editing services across Canada, on an ‘if and when required basis”, for image acquisition, editing, production and distribution. The photo assignments may be required for special events across Canada, and the assignments will be used exclusively for photography used in press releases. 
    
    
    Category 2: 
    
    Media Contacts Database with Distribution 
    
    Provision of a searchable online media database providing detailed, up to date news organizations and contacts with the ability for users to distribute news releases, media advisories and other communications products via e-mail or fax.
    
    Contract Period
    
    The period for making call-ups against the Standing Offer will be from Nov 15 2021 to Oct. 31, 2022, with option to extend by (5) one (1) year periods.
    
    Basis of Selection
    
    Offers will be evaluated separately for each category (ies) and optional services (if applicable). Offerors must successfully pass the mandatory, the rated and all other requirements for each category and/ or optional services to qualify for a Standing Offer for each of the categories and / or optional services. If the Offeror qualifies for only one category and /or optional services, a Standing Offer will be awarded for the qualified category and /or optional services.
    
    To be declared responsive, an offer must:
    (a)  comply with all the requirements of the Request for Standing Offers;
    
    (b)  meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria; and
    
    (c)  obtain therequired minimum points for the technical evaluation criteria.
    
    Offers not meeting (a) or (b) or (c) will be declared non-responsive. 
    
    All responsive offers will be recommended for issuance of a standing offer for each category.
    
    
    
    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

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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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
    Oscar Delgado Garcia
    Phone
    (514) 237-8462 ( )
    Email
    josette.richard@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    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
    004
    English
    15
    004
    French
    6
    003
    English
    9
    003
    French
    2
    002
    English
    8
    002
    French
    3
    001
    English
    10
    001
    French
    6
    000
    English
    38
    000
    French
    16

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    Summary information

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