Advertising Creative Services - RFSO

Solicitation number EP361-180010/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/02/21 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Advertising Creative Services
    Ivany, Chris
    Telephone No. - (613) 993-0048
    Fax No. - (613) 949-1281
    Through this solicitation, the Government of Canada (GC) is seeking offers from Offerors interested in providing advertising creative services for a variety of campaigns for the Government of Canada departments identified in Schedule I, I.1 and II of the Financial Administration Act, unless excluded by specific acts, regulations or Orders in Council. It will be used to authorize Standing Offers (SO).
    GC Institutions falling outside these schedules may still be able to access these SOs. The Standing Offer Authority will review such requests o
    n a case-by-case basis to determine feasibility.
    The period of these SOswill be from the date of issuance until June 
    30, 2020 inclusively with the option to extend the period of the Standing Offers by up to three (3) additional one-year periods.
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade 
    reement (CFTA).
    The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.
    It is anticipated that a maximum of twelve (12) Departmental Individual 
    Standing Offers (DISOs) for Advertising Services, which could be used for call-ups for advertising campaigns estimated at up to $850,000.00 (excluding Applicable Taxes) each, may result from this Solicitation. In t
    he case of ties, additional DISOs may be issued. The total estimated value of Standing Offers resulting from this RFSO is between $10M and $15M. 
    To be declared responsive, an offer must:
    (a) comply with all the requirements of the Request for Standing Of
    (b) meet all mandatory technical evaluation criteria; and
    (c) obtain the required minimum points specified for each criterion for 
    the technical evaluation;
    The rating is performed on a scale of 400 points.
    Offers not meeting (a), (b) or (c) will be declared non-responsive.
    The evaluation will be based on the highest responsive combined rating of technical merit and price. The ratio will be 80% for the technical merit and 20% for the price.
    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

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    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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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
    Ivany, Chris
    (613) 993-0048 ( )
    (613) 949-1281
    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 Proposal
    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 – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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