(RFI) Architecture and Engineering Consultant

Solicitation number EP168-212740/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/07/12 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Amendment 003
    Extend the closing date to July 12, 2021, 2pm EDT. 
    Amendment 002
    Extend the closing date to July 05, 2021, 2pm EDT. 
    PROPERTY Management, Project Delivery and Optional Services
    *This is not a solicitation document*
    1. Objective and context
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is responsible for the vast majority of procurement done by the Government of Canada and manages one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of real estate in the country. Contracts for support services relating to real property project management are already well established and used by PSPC to augment capacity in the delivery of real property project planning and construction in the National Capital Area. These contracts support internal project delivery service lines, namely the Project Management Service Line (PMSL) and National Capital Area Project Delivery (NCAPD) and bolster PSPC’s capacity to meet work program demands in project planning, project coordination, and project construction and delivery. The type of projects that are typically supported through these contracts include those that are space-based (fit-ups), asset-based (base-building and building systems), and infrastructure related (bridges and dams). The scope of the work within these categories can range widely from renovations to comprehensive recapitalizations, and at times, to new builds.
    Professional Engineering and Architecture Support Services have not been typically identified within the range of services sought through those project management contracts. This Request for Information is therefore unique as it seeks to gauge whether an “as needed” supply of professional and technical expertise can be established through a stand-alone procurement vehicle for support services within a range of specializations in architecture, engineering and building operations, hereafter referred to as ‘Professional Engineering and Architecture Support Services (PEASS). 
    This contract would provide PSPC’s Architecture & Engineering Directorate within the Technical Services Service Line (TSSL) with the capacity to meet increasing demands for professional and technical expertise in a context where the volume of projects, and the associated need for professional and technical support to projects, continues to grow. 
    This RFI engagement will not only provide industry with the opportunity to prepare for a future procurement exercise but will also enable Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and Professional Engineering and Architecture Support Services (PEASS) to consider industry feedback to inform the type, nature and combination of services to include in the next generation of sourced service delivery contracts, guide the design of the procurement approach and assist in the development of improved contract documents.
    Any information submitted to PWGSC in response to this RFI may be used in the development of a subsequent solicitation.
    2. Response Costs
    Canada will not reimburse any respondent for expenses incurred in responding to this RFI.
    3. Industry Consultations
    Following the RFI process, Canada may proceed with one-on-one consultations through video or telephone conference with willing RFI Respondents,
    4. Official languages
    Responses to this RFI may be submitted in either of Canada’s official languages (English or French).
    5. Questionnaire
    Respondents should respond to the questions at section 5 of the RFI, including any additional comments they may have.
    6. Submission of Responses
    Respondents should submit only pertinent information in response to this request. The inclusion of general marketing or technical manuals is discouraged, unless they provide specific information that has been requested in this document. A point of contact for the Respondent should be included in the package.
    Changes to this RFI may occur and will be advertised on the Government Electronic Tendering System.
    Canada asks Respondents to visit Buyandsell.gc.ca regularly to check for changes, if any.
    7. Closing Date
    Responses to this RFI will be accepted until 2:00 PM (EDT) on June 25, 2021. Feedback to the RFI is to be submitted electronically (by email) to the Designated PWGSC Contact Officer. 
    8. Request for Information RFI Authority
    Additional Inquiries can be made to the following email address:
    Maxime Dallaire
    Real Property Contracting Directorate
    Telephone: 613-296-1437
    Email: maxime.dallaire@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    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
    Dallaire, Maxime
    (613) 296-1437 ( )
    L'Esplanade Laurier,
    East Tower 4th Floor
    L'Esplanade Laurier,
    Tour est 4e étage
    140 O'Connor, Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R5

    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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