Fire Protection Services

Solicitation number E60FK-120001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/04/12 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    This amendment is raised in order to extend the closing date to
    April 12, 2013.
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is
    requesting the Industry feedback on the proposed attached
    Statement of Requirement for Fire Protection Services for the
    Government of Canada that will be required across all regions of
    The purpose of this RFI is to provide the Industry with an early
    opportunity to assess and comment on the proposed requirements
    while reducing potential questions when the Fire Protection
    Services Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) is posted.
    Suppliers, or their representatives, that have the capability to
    provide Fire Protection Services are invited to provide feedback.
    This RFI appplies  to Fire Protection Services that are required
    for Federal buildings owned or otherwise occupied by Federal
    departments as well as selected funded major public band
    buildings owned by First Nations.  The services are aimed at
    reducing the risk of fire within Federal buildings, protecting
    physical structures, contents, occupants and ensuring continuity
    of services.  
    The services provided under the Statement of Requirement (SOR)
    are broken down into 10 work packages:
    Compliance Monitoring Inspection Assessment
    Compliance Monitoring Engineering Assessment
    Compliance Monitoring Follow-up
    Strategic Advice
    General Technical Advice and Guidance
    Engineering Survey (Pre-Occupancy Inspections)
    Engineering  Plan Review
    Development of  Training and Promotional Materials
    Fire Investigation
    Fire Safety Plan Review
    PWGSC plans to publish a RFSO in spring/summer 2013 from which
    it is anticipated that Regional Master Standing Offers (RMSO)
    will be issued in fall 2013.
    Potential suppliers, or theirs representatives, are invited to
    provide comments on the proposed Statement of Requirements,
    Evaluation Procedures & Basis of Selection,  Mandatory Technical
    Criteria, Call-Up Procedures and complete the Questionnaire as
    part of their response to this RFI.
    This RFI is a consultation document intended to solicit feedback
    from the Industry with respect to the matters described in this
    RFI.  This is not a bid solicitation. 
    This RFI will not result in the award of any contract,
    therefore, potential suppliers of any goods or services
    described in this RFI should not earmark facilities, nor
    allocate resources, as a result of any information contained in
    this RFI. Nor will this RFI result in the creation of any source
    list, therefore, whether or not any potential supplier responds
    to this RFI will not preclude that supplier from participating
    in any future procurement. Also, the procurement of any of the
    goods and services described in this RFI will not necessarily
    follow this RFI. This RFI is not considered as an authorization
    by PWGSC to undertake any work that would result in costs to
    Respondents are requested to provide their comments, raise any
    concerns and, where applicable, make recommendations on how the
    requirements or objectives described in this RFI could be
    satisfied.  Respondents should explain any assumptions they make
    in their responses.
    Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred
    in responding to this RFI.
    Use of Responses: Responses will not be formally evaluated.
    However, the responses received may be used by Canada to modify
    procurement strategies or any draft documents related to this
    RFI. Canada will review all responses received by the RFI
    closing date. Canada may, at its discretion, review responses
    received after the RFI closing date.
    Review Team: A review team composed of representatives of Canada
     will review the responses. Canada reserves the right to hire
    any independent consultant, or use any Government resources,
    which it deems necessary to review any response. Not all members
    of the review team will necessarily review all responses. 
    Confidentiality: Respondents should mark any portions of their
    response that they consider proprietary or confidential.  Canada
    will treat those portions of the responses as confidential to
    the extent permitted by the Access to Information Act.
    Follow-up: Canada may, in its discretion, contact any
    respondents to follow up with additional questions or for
    clarification of any aspect of a response.
    Responses to this RFI may be in one of the official languages of
    Canada, French or English.
    This RFI contains drafts Statement of Requirement for Fire
    Protection Services, Evaluation Procedures & Basis of Selection,
     Mandatory Technical Criteria, Call-Up Procedures and a link to
    a questionnaire . These documents remain a work in progress and
    respondents should not assume that requirements will be added or
    will not be added to any bid solicitations that are ultimately
    published by Canada. Nor should respondents assume that none of
    the clauses or requirements will be deleted or revised.
    Attached Documents:
    Annex A - Statement of Requirements (SOR) for Fire Protection
    Annex B - Evaluation Procedures & Basis of Selection
    Annex C - Mandatory Technical Criteria
    Annex D - Call-Up Procedures
    This RFI includes a questionnaire that consist of specific
    questions which suppliers, or theirs representatives, can
    respond to.   Your participation in this exercise would be
    greatly appreciated.  
    Suppliers, or theirs representatives, interested in providing
    comments can access the questionnaire at the following
    9.1. Responses must be sent, by mail or by e-mail, to the
    individual named in Article 10 of this RFI.
    a) Time for submission of responses: Suppliers interested in
    providing a response should deliver it by the closing date and
    time indicated above.
    b) Identification of Response: 
    For responses submitted via mail, each respondent should ensure
    that its name, title and return address, the RFI number and
    title as well as the closing date appear legibly on the outside
    of the response.
    For responses submitted via e-mail, each respondant should
    ensure that its name, title, the RFI number and title as well as
    the closing date appear at the beginning of the e-mail.
    9.2 Number of copies
    Canada requests that respondents submit the following:
    - Responses submitted via e-mail: One (1) copy
    - Responses submitted via mail: Three (3) paper copies
    Because this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not
    necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating
    answers to all potential suppliers. However, respondents with
    questions regarding this RFI may direct their enquiries by mail
    or by e-mail to:
    Fleurette Larente
    Advisor, Procurement of Maintenance Services 
    Real Property Contracting Directorate (RPCD)
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Portage III, Tower C, 3C2, 11 Laurier, Gatineau, Qc KlA OS5
    Any general question on doing business with PWGSC should be
    directed to the Office of Small and Medium Entreprises (OSME). 
    We invite you to visit the website
    where you will find information, tools and help completing the
    tasks related to selling to the Government of Canada, such as
    understanding how to sell to the government and registering your
    You can locate seminars on doing business with the Government of
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    We thank all participants for their participation in this RFI.
    Delivery Date: 28/02/2013
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    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
    Larente, Fleurette
    (819) 934-2074 ( )
    (819) 956-3160
    11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
    3C2, Place du Portage, Phase III
    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
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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)

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