Upcoming One-on-One Sessions with RFI respondents - SaaS Method of Supply (GC Cloud)

Solicitation number EN578-191593/E

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/03/29 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Update on Request for Information (RFI) for SaaS Method of Supply (GC Cloud)
    1. Overview of the Project
    PSPC, on behalf of Canada, is seeking to implement a procurement vehicle for the delivery of various Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions, including associated maintenance and support, training and professional services as required by Canada, in support of its various programs, operational needs and projects. This procurement vehicle is not intended to preclude our use of other vehicles to acquire SaaS solutions.
    2. Background
    a) A Notice of Planned Procurement (NPP) (EN578-191593/A) was issued in September 2018.  This NPP was issued to inform industry that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) intended to consult and engage regarding a process to establish a method of supply for software-as-a-service (SaaS) requirements under the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle framework.
    b) A second notice (EN578-191593/B) was issued in October 2018 to inform industry that PSPC intended to publish the RFI, including a draft Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) on October 29, 2018. This release was also to facilitate industry in responding to the Shared Services Canada's (SSC) Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) under the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle framework that was issued on BuyandSell.gc.ca in September 2018.
    c) An RFI (EN578-191593/C) was issued in October 2018.  This RFI aimed to obtain input from industry in order to help establish a new method of supply for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) requirements. PSPC welcomed the submissions received in response to the RFI.
    3. Purpose of this NPP
    As outlined in the RFI, the consultation and engagement phase includes the opportunity for Canada to follow-up with RFI respondents on their responses in one-on-one meetings. This notice is to inform RFI respondents and industry that PSPC intends to engage in one-on-one meetings, in person or via WebEx and teleconference, with RFI respondents during the month of March 2019. The PSPC Contracting Authority will contact RFI respondents directly to schedule the meetings.
    4. Description of the requirement
    The RFSA will be issued to satisfy the requirement of Canada to establish Supply Arrangements, including a Catalogue for commercial SaaS Solutions.
    The RFSA may also be used to establish Supply Arrangements with Aboriginal firms as defined under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) to allow for the possibility of Clients setting aside their requirements.
    5. Enquiries
    All enquiries and other communications related to this NPP are to be directed to:
    Contracting Authority: Tania Boyer
    Telephone number: 613-858-9232
    Email address: tania.boyer@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Interested parties should monitor this tender notice on BuyandSell.gc.ca for updates on the posting of the RFSA and may also choose to subscribe to the Tender Notice Updates function to receive updates.
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To facilitate search for industry all future postings will include "GC Cloud" in the title. Please note that vendors can subscribe to tender notice updates (RSS, ATOM, e-mail) using the keyword "GC Cloud".
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    * For technical reasons there is no solicitation number EN578-191593/D.
    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.

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    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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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
    Boyer, Tania
    (613) 858-9232 ( )
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    Terrasses de la Chaudière
    4th Floor, 10 Wellington Street
    4th etage, 10, rue Wellington
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

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

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    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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