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RFSA Refresh

Solicitation number EP361-130020/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/09/19 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
    and/or services
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Ivany, Chris
    Telephone - 613-993-0048
    Facsimile - 613-949-1281
    Enquiries on the Request for Supply Arrangement document were
    addressed during the original solicitation period in 2013. The
    Contracting Authority will not respond to new enquiries. For
    your information and to assist you in preparing your
    arrangement, copies of the Questions and Answers released during
    the original solicitation period are available upon request.
    This refresh permits new suppliers to submit arrangements and
    potentially become Supply Arrangement Holders for National
    Advertising Services. 
    New fully compliant suppliers will be issued Supply Arrangements
    and their names will be added to the existing Supply Arrangement
    Holder lists on the condition that they meet all of the
    requirements of the original Request for Supply Arrangements.
    Through this Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA), the
    Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada
    (PWGSC) is looking to establish an unlimited number of Supply
    Arrangements for Advertising Services.
    Advertising is an important way for the GC to communicate with
    Canadians. The GC uses advertising to support social, economic
    and cultural objectives of the government to ensure that
    Canadians are informed of services, programs, initiatives and
    policies. Advertising is also an essential tool used to alert
    the population about environmental and public health and safety
    issues, invite consultation on matters of public interest, and
    notify people about their legal rights and obligations. All
    federal advertising is conducted in accordance with the
    Communications Policy of the Government of Canada.
    Canadian Content Policy - The requirement is limited to Canadian
    goods and/or services.
    Trade Agreements - This procurement is not subject to any trade
    Note to Bidders
    Bidders are reminded that in order to ensure a clear delineation
    between the GC's media buying agency (contract no.
    EP361-091572/001/CZ) and the GC's creative and planning
    agencies, an exclusivity clause presently forms part of the
    media buying agency contract.  The media buying agency, and as
    applicable, its parent company, its subsidiaries corporation,
    and any body corporate of the Contractor's immediate family will
    not be eligible to bid on other GC procurement contracts
    relating to advertising.  The resulting Supply Arrangements fall
    under this exclusivity provision as business related to
    advertising.  Further, any subcontractor proposed by an offeror
    on the RFSA will be bound by the same terms and conditions as
    the Bidder.
    Canada reserves the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    Evaluation Process
    Bidders MUST meet all the mandatory requirements of the RFSA. 
    No further consideration will be given to bidders not meeting
    all the mandatory criteria.  The mandatory criteria include:
    providing three (3) examples of advertising/marketing campaigns
    which were completed within the last three (3) years of the bid
    closing date.
    identifying the key personnel who would be assigned to several
    key categories
    complying with the certification requirements described in the
    Bidders that meet all mandatory criteria will be evaluated
    further using point-rated criteria.
    Period of the Supply Arrangement
    The period of the Standing Offer will be from date of award to
    June 25, 2015 with the possibility of two (2) additional one (1)
    year extension periods under the same terms and conditions. A
    notice will be posted, once a year during the period of the
    Supply Arrangement, on the Government Electronic Tendering
    Service (GETS), to allow new suppliers to become qualified.
    Basis of Selection
    All Suppliers whose arrangement meets both the mandatory and
    minimum rated requirements will be recommended for award of a
    Supply Arrangement.
    Chris Ivany
    Communication Procurement Directorate - PWGSC
    Telephone - 613-993-0048
    Facsimile - 613-949-1281
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Partner with another business

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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
    Sigouin(cz003), Myriam
    (613) 990-6696 ( )
    (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

    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
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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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