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TBIPS- Request for Information - Corporate Predecessor Experience

Solicitation number EN578-170432/C

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/12/01 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP / CPTPP
    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: 
    Currently, methods of supply for professional services (such as SBIPS, TBIPS, TSPS) require that bidders meet certain minimum corporate level criteria.  These criteria, demonstrated by work done under the name of the bidder’s legal entity, allows a company to demonstrate that it has the corporate experience, management skills, financial stability and facilities that are generally accumulated during the normal course of running a company.  The corporate level criteria includes such things as the number of months in business, financial verifications, and reference information for specific work completed.  Being able to meet these criteria provides a level of assurance that a company can properly fulfill any contracts they may be awarded under a supply arrangement (SA).  This corporate level criteria differs from that of ‘individual resource experience’, which is generally transient, and is typically evaluated during the Request for Proposal (RFP) process conducted by client departments.
    Over the years, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has received multiple requests from existing suppliers regarding the requirement to demonstrate corporate experience when there has been a corporate change.  As a result, a clause was incorporated in some methods of supply allowing for an SA to be transferred entirely or combined with another, when a supplier has undergone a corporate change that results in a new entity being created, while the previous corporate entity no longer exists.  
    PSPC is now looking at possibilities that would allow for the duplication of a supply arrangement when a company undergoes a corporate restructuring, which results in the divestiture of a portion of the existing company in order to create a separate and new corporate entity. PSPC is exploring options that would allow this new corporate entity to effectively claim the experience of its corporate predecessor in order to satisfy the mandatory requirements under a Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA).
    This Request for Information (RFI) is an invitation to interested business owners or their representatives to provide feedback that will help PSPC analyse whether we move forward with this, and if so, how to implement it.  
    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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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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
    Johanne DeRito
    (873) 455-3836 ( )
    10 Wellington Street,
    10, rue Wellington,
    (4ème étage/4th floor)
    Gatineau, Québec, 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
    Commodity - GSIN
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