RFI - SaaS Method of Supply (GC Cloud)

Solicitation number EN578-191593/C

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/12/17 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    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: 
    Amendment 002 (2018-11-28)
    This RFI Amendment 002 is issued to:
    1) extend the closing date of the RFI to December 17, 2018; and
    2) incorporate draft resulting contract terms for feedback.
    The draft resulting contract terms attached to this Amendment 002 were developed as part of PSPC’s Contract Simplification Initiative and are provided for comment. These terms are based on the simplified terms used in the recent PSPC Artificial Intelligence procurement process (EN578-180001/A).
    As part of this RFI consultation and engagement process, PSPC appreciates feedback and suggestions from industry on these terms for use in SaaS requirements as well as any improvements or additions to them.
    Canada reserves the right to define the terms and conditions of any contract awarded under the proposed Supply Arrangement following industry consultations.
    Please refer to the solicitation document section for the Amendment 002 package.
    Amendment 001 (2018-11-14)
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) appreciates the industry interest and feedback received to date on this Request for Information (RFI) to establish a new GC Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) method of supply.
    This RFI Amendment 001 is issued to:
    1) extend the closing date of the RFI to December 3, 2018; and
    2) inform industry that PSPC intends to issue a further amendment to the RFI by November 23, 2018, to incorporate draft resulting contract terms for feedback.
    The resulting contract terms are being developed as part of PSPC's Contract Simplification Initiative, which aims to simplify and modernize the contracting process.
    On behalf of the Government of Canada (GC), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is requesting Industry input to help establish a new method of supply for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) requirements. This new method of supply is intended to initially cover requirements with Protected B data, and in the future, may expand to cover requirements with higher and lower data classifications. This new SaaS method of supply is part of the GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle framework, which is envisioned to consist of various methods of supply satisfying both classified and unclassified cloud requirements. The GC Cloud Services Procurement Vehicle framework will help position the GC and public sector partners to leverage the latest digital technologies to achieve better results for Canadians.
    Please refer to the solicitation document section for the Request for Information package, inclusive of a Draft Request for Supply Arrangement for comment.
    Interested parties should monitor this notice on BuyandSell.gc.ca 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
    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
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    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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