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Solicitation number 08330-110120/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2012/05/18 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Freight Forwarding Services
    Marc-Andre St-Cyr
    Telephone No. - 819-956-7347
    Fax No. - 819-956-4944
    The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on
    behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International
    Trade Canada (DFAIT) and other government departments, requires
    National Master Standing Offer/s, (NMSO/s), for Freight
    Forwarding Services. These services will be by land, air and
    ocean for the movement of household effects, personal goods and
    private motor vehicles more frequently from/to the facilities of
    household movers in the National Capital Area (NCR) and less
    frequently in other Canadian cities to/from the Canadian
    Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, on an
    as-and-when-requested basis.
    The scope of this requirement is for approximately 500 outgoing
    relocations and 500 incoming relocations annually, of personal
    effects and private motor vehicles (PMV) from Canada to Canadian
    Missions abroad and from Canadian Missions abroad back to
    Canada. The majority of these relocations occur between May and
    Offers will be assessed on a per mode of transportation (land,
    air or sea) per region basis. The four regions are as follows:
    Central and Southern America & the Caribbean; Europe; Africa &
    the Middle-East; Asia-Pacific. Offerors are not required to
    submit pricing for all four regions, however, they must provide
    all rates for each destination for the region they are offering
    to provide Freight Forwarding Services.
    The period of the standing offer/s will be from date of issuance
    to May 31, 2014, with the right to request an extension to the
    NMSO by eight (8) months period, June 1, 2014 to January 31,
    It is the intent to issue up to nine (9) Standing Offers, if
    possible, one for each mode of transportation per region.  
    If PWGSC notifies the Offeror that it has been issued a standing
    offer, the Offeror shall, at its sole expense, provide financial
    security to the Crown within seven (7) calendar days from such
    notification, in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit in
    the amount of $150,000.00 Canadian dollars.
    There is a security requirement related to the NMSO/s, Offerors
    who receive a Standing Offer will be required  to have security
    clearance to the level SECRET as detailed in the Request for
    Standing Offer (RFSO) document.
    An electronic version, in Microsoft EXCEL format, of the Basis
    of Payment Pricing/Rate Sheets are attached with the RFSO.
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    St-Cyr, Marc-André
    (819) 956-7347 ( )
    (819) 956-4944
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    6B1, Place du Portage, Phase III
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development (Department Of)
    125 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0G2
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Northwest Territories
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)

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