CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA (CSC) INMATE PURCHASING PLAN

Solicitation number 21120-198955/C

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Closing date and time 2020/05/13 14:00 EDT

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    Description
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    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
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    CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA (CSC) INMATE PURCHASING PLAN
    
    21120-198955/C
    Dubé, Robert
    Telephone No. - (613) 296-1526 (    )
    
    This Request for Information (RFI) cancels and supersedes previous RFI number 21120-198955/A dated January 21, 2019 with a closing of February 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM Eastern Standard 
    Time (EST).
    
    
    REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)
    TITLE: CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA (CSC) INMATE PURCHASING PLAN
    
    
    1. Purpose and Nature of the Request for Information (RFI)
    
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of Correctional Service Canada (CSC), is requesting Industry feedback to assist with the formulation and implementation to standardize its inmate purchasing process.
    
    Canada will consider the information gathered during the Industry Engagement(s) and decide on a course of action that may include some or all of the Industry feedback. 
    
    This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal (RFP).  No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this RFI. The issuance of this RFI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada (Canada), nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada. This RFI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award contract(s) for the work described herein.
    
    Although the information collected may be provided as commercial-in-confidence (and, if identified as such, will be treated accordingly by Canada), Canada may use the information to assist in drafting performance specifications (which are subject to change) and for budgetary purposes.
    
    Respondents are encouraged to identify, in the information they share with Canada, any information that they feel is proprietary, third party or personal information. Please note that Canada may be obligated by law (e.g. in response to a request under the Access of Information and Privacy Act) to disclose proprietary or commercially-sensitive information concerning a respondent (for more information: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/a-1/).
    
    Participation in this RFI is encouraged, but is not mandatory. There will be no short-listing of potential suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this RFI. Similarly, participation in this RFI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any potential subsequent solicitation.
    
    Respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this RFI.
    
    The RFI closing date published herein is not the deadline for comments or input. Comments and input will be accepted any time up to the time when/if a follow-on solicitation is published.
    
    
    2. Objectives of the RFI
    
    The GoC is seeking a solution for CSC to standardize its inmate purchasing process and make uniform the types of personal property items available for purchase by inmates. This initiative aims to increase efficiencies and enhance institutional safety. CSC has developed a list of items that it will make available for purchase to inmates.  
    In order to maintain a national approach for the purchase of inmate personal property items in the future, CSC would like to gauge the industry interest to have multiple suppliers providing goods at the national level in one or more goods category. Therefore, one Standing Offer would be awarded for each of the categories of goods listed in Annex A - Statement of Work (SOW).
    
    A list of questions is provided in Appendix B of Annex A. Note that the information requested is for information purposes only and will allow PSPC to clearly define the requirement for the required services and obtain additional information for the development of bid evaluation criteria.
    
    
    3. Enquiries
    
    Unless otherwise specified in the RFI all enquiries and other communications related to this RFI shall be directed exclusively to the PSPC Contracting Authority.  Since this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating answers to all respondents; however, respondents with questions regarding this RFI may direct their enquiries to:
    
    Robert (Bob) Dubé
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
    Telephone: 613-296-1526
    E-mail: robert.dube@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    The use of email to communicate is preferred.
    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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    Trade agreements

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Dubé, Robert
    Phone
    (613) 296-1526 ( )
    Email
    robert.dube@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Fax
    () -
    Address
    L'Esplanade Laurier
    East Tower, 4th floor
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Correctional Service of Canada
    Address
    340 Laurier Ave W
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P0P9
    Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    001
    French
    4
    001
    English
    13
    000
    French
    19
    000
    English
    151

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
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    British Columbia
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    Manitoba
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    New Brunswick
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    Newfoundland and Labrador
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    Nova Scotia
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    Ontario (except NCR)
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    Prince Edward Island
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    Quebec (except NCR)
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    Saskatchewan
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
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