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RFSA Code Compliance Consulting Services- Ontario Region

Solicitation number EQ754-182920/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/06/27 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    RFSA Code Compliance Consulting Services- Ontario Region
    Kane, Rachel
    Telephone No. - (416) 512-5776 (    )
    Fax No. - (416) 512-5862 (    )
    AMD 003:
    Solicitation Amendment No. 003 is being raised to include Questions and Responses and a revision to Section 4.1 Evaluation Procedures.
    AMD 002:
    Solicitation Amendment No. 002 is being raised to include Question and Response.
    AMD 001:
    Solicitation Amendment No. 001 is being raised to include Question and Response.
    IMPORTANT: This tender is part of Public Services and Procurement Canadas pilot to submit bid submission files electronically using epost Connect. Interested bidders should refer to Part 2 of the solicitation document entitled Instructions to bidders/offerors/suppliers, as the case may be, for instructions on how to participate and submit their files electronically for this tender.
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is inviting engineering consulting firms with expertise in Code Compliance reviews and issues, and experience in National and Ontario Building and Fire Code interpretation to submit arrangements for Supply Arrangements for services to be carried out in Ontario Region excluding the National Capital Area. The range of services required by the selected consultant team(s) will include but not be limited to: technical advice; design critique; inspect existing and/or new construction; compliance reviews; and production of engineering reports related to code compliance issues.
    Suppliers must be capable and may be required to provide code consulting services related to the following and as identified Annex A - Required Services:
    (a) Strategic and Technical advice
    (b) Structural Design Review
    (c) Environmental Separation 
    (d) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    (e) Plumbing Review Services 
    (f) Fire Safety Specific Related Services
    (g) Electrical Systems
    A supply arrangement is a non-binding arrangement between Canada and pre-qualified suppliers that allows PSPC to award contracts and solicit bids from a pool of pre-qualified suppliers for specific requirements within the scope of the supply arrangement. The intent of a supply arrangement is to establish a framework to permit expeditious processing of individual bid solicitations, which result in legally binding contracts for the services described in those bid solicitations.
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
    All enquiries must be submitted in writing to no later than ten calendar days before the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.
    There is no maximum to the number of Supply Arrangements that may be issued as result of this RFSA.
    The Supply Arrangements will remain valid for a period of three years or until such time as Canada no longer considers it advantageous to use them. The period for awarding contracts under the Supply Arrangement begins on the start date of the Supply Arrangement.
    Suppliers should be able to demonstrate successful delivery of these services for a broad variety of projects over the last five (5) years. In general, the firm and its personnel will be evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated understanding of the Comprehension of the Scope of Services, Team Approach / Management of Services, Supplier’s Past Experience on Projects, Supplier’s Senior and Project Personnel Expertise and Experience and Hypothetical Projects. Additional details on the technical evaluation criteria can be found in Attachment 1- Submission Requirements and Evaluation.
    Suppliers interested in providing these services may download the Request for Supply Arrangement documents which are distributed through the Government Electronic Tendering Services (GETS). Standard Terms and Conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of the Tender and Contract Documents. The Standard documents are issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada and may be viewed on Tender documents can be obtained from GETS by visiting their website at Amendments, when issued, will be available from GETS. In all cases suppliers should indicate in their arrangement the identification number(s) of the amendment(s), if any, that they have taken into consideration for their arrangement. 
    Sealed proposals will be received at; Public Works and Government Services Canada, 4900 Yonge Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6
    Suppliers are informed that there is a possibility that some solicitations against the Supply Arrangement might require that the supplier hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) or, Facility Security Clearance (FSC) issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and that their personnel requiring access to sensitive work site(s) must hold a valid Reliability Status or higher, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC.
    Should the successful suppliers not have the level of security indicated above, PWGSC shall sponsor the successful suppliers so CISD can initiate procedures for security clearance. CISD, by letter, shall forward documentation to the successful suppliers for completion.
    Suppliers desiring such sponsorship should so indicate in their covering letter with their proposal.
    If a solicitation issued against this Supply Arrangement does contain a security requirement, suppliers that do not have the necessary clearance at the time of the solicitation selection process detailed in Part 6B may be bypassed. In these scenarios, compliance with the security provisions would be mandatory at the time the SA issued RFP closes.
    All enquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority: 
    Rachel Kane
    Telephone No.: 416-512-5776
    Fax No.: 416-512-5862
    Delivery Date: 15/05/2018
    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)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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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
    Kane, Rachel
    (416) 512-5776 ( )
    (416) 512-5862
    Ontario Region, Tendering Office
    12th Floor, 4900 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6A6

    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 Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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