Upcoming Consultations on Establishing a Method of Supply for SaaS Requirements

Solicitation number EN578-191593/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/10/31 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    With the ongoing shift towards delivering IT services and solutions through cloud computing, the Government of Canada (GC) is actively adopting this technology to support the delivery of programs and services to Canadians. More information on the GC’s direction on cloud computing can be found in the published GC IT Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/information-technology/information-technology-strategy/strategic-plan-2016-2020.html) and GC Cloud Adoption Strategy (https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/information-technology/cloud-computing/government-canada-cloud-adoption-strategy.html).
    This notice of proposed procurement is intended to inform industry of an upcoming Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) consultation and engagement process to establish a method of supply for software-as-a-service (SaaS) requirements under the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle framework. It is envisioned that the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle will consist of various methods of supply to satisfy both classified and unclassified cloud requirements for the GC and public sector entities, which may include but not limited to provincial, territorial, and municipal governments.
    On September 7, 2018, Shared Services Canada (SSC) published an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) as the first phase of the procurement process for the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-18-00841719). In parallel with the first phase, this upcoming PSPC consultation and engagement process will lay the foundation for the second phase, seeking feedback on proposed design and requirements to procure SaaS services and solutions. A Request for Information (RFI) will be published to formally kick-start this consultation and engagement process that will lead into a subsequent solicitation process for the SaaS method of supply.
    These efforts support the GC procurement modernization initiatives in helping the public sector to leverage the latest digital technologies and simplify the procurement process for suppliers and clients to achieve better results for Canadians. The RFI process will inform PSPC with industry’s feedback on how best to streamline and simplify contracting for future SaaS solicitation processes.
    Interested parties should monitor this tender notice on BuyandSell.gc.ca for updates on the posting of the RFI and may also choose to subscribe to the Tender Notice Updates function to receive updates.
    Delivery Date: 13/09/2018
    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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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Vincent Wong
    (819) 639-5603 ( )
    (819) 953-3703
    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
    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 – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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