Software reverse engineering prototypes development

Solicitation number W7701-217332/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/08/11 14:00 EDT


    Description
    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Title
    Software reverse engineering prototypes development
    
    
    Description :
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) located in Valcartier, (Quebec), is seeking bids to select a contractor able to perform various tasks, on demand, in the field of software reverse engineering.
    
    To assist software reverse engineers with the various tasks they have to perform, the Kam1n0 [4] and JARV1S prototypes were developed. The main objective of the present contract is to further develop them using data mining and machine leaning techniques, as well as develop new prototypes to support software reverse engineers in their work. 
    
    To achieve the contract objectives, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Valcartier Research Centre (VRC) is looking for a team of researchers with a strong background in assembly code analysis, data mining, and machine learning.
    
    
    The period of the Contract is five (5) years from date of Contract, inclusive.
    
    
    No security requirements is required for the needs. 
    
    Enquiries during the solicitation period
    Enquiries regarding this bid must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority named on the Invitation to Tender - Page 1 at e-mail address alexandra.parent@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca. Enquiries should be received no later than 10 calendar date prior to the date set for solicitation closing to allow sufficient time to provide a response. Enquiries received after that time may result in an answer NOT being provided.
    
    Bidders should reference as accurately as possible the numbered item of the RFP to which the enquiry relates. Care should be taken by bidders to explain each question in sufficient detail in order to enable Canada to provide an accurate answer. Technical enquiries that are of a proprietary nature must be clearly marked "proprietary" at each relevant item. Items identified as "proprietary" will be treated as such except where Canada determines that the enquiry is not of a proprietary nature. Canada may edit the question(s) or may request that offerors do so, so that the proprietary nature of the question(s) is eliminated, and the enquiry can be answered to all bidders. Enquiries not submitted in a form that can be distributed to all bidders may not be answered by Canada.
    
    The Crown reserves the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada. Standard terms and conditions for this procurement are incorporated by reference into, and form part of, the tender and contract documents.  
    
    Tender documents
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    Bid receiving 
    
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    Due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures are being taken on-site at the Québec Region Bid Receiving Unit to encourage social distancing. The health and safety of staff and suppliers remains our top priority. 
    
    Bids must be submitted by fax to the number indicated in the bid solicitation or electronically using the Canada Post epost Connect application for the subject bid solicitation. This service allows bidders to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to PWGSC Bid Receiving Units. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.
    
    Hard copy (submitted in person or via mail/courier) bids will not be accepted for the subject bid solicitation.
    
    Given current circumstances and network limitations, some active procurements may be delayed. To stay up to date on the status of specific procurements, please consult Buysandsell.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.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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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
    Parent, Alexandra
    Phone
    (418) 563-8334 ( )
    Email
    alexandra.parent@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Address
    601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
    Québec
    Québec, Québec, G1J 0C7

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Department of National Defence
    Address
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    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
    000
    French
    26
    000
    English
    71

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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