Commercial Satellite Imagery

Solicitation number E60SQ-120001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/09/30 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: 
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    August 14, 2013 - There is a delay in issuing the Request for
    Standing Offers (RFSO) while the End User License Agreement
    (EULA) is under review by Canada.  It is estimated that the RFSO
    will be issued in September 2013.  The closing date of this LOI
    is extended to September 30, 2013 for the purpose of posting
    further communications, if necessary, before issuing the RFSO. 
    
    July 19, 2013 - An amendment to the LOI is issued to post the
    Summary of Feedback and Outcomes of the consultative process. 
    The closing date of the LOI has been extended to August 30, 2013
    for the purpose of posting further communications, if necessary,
    before issuing the final RFSO.
    
    June 27, 2013 - The closing date of the LOI has been extended to
    July 31 for the purpose of posting subsequent amendment(s) to
    communicate feedback and outcomes of the consultative process.
    
    May 24, 2013 - The closing date of the LOI has been extended to
    June 28 for the purpose of posting subsequent amendment(s) to
    communicate feedback and outcomes of the consultative process.
    
    
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    May 3, 2013 - The closing date of the LOI has been extended to
    May 29 for the purpose of posting subsequent amendment(s) to
    communicate feedback and outcomes of the consultative process. 
    May 9 is the requested submission date for response to
    Attachment 4, Additional Items for Industry Feedback, as
    inserted at item 4 of this amendment.
    
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    Canada is in the planning stages for a competitive Request for
    Standing Offer (RFSO) for Commercial Satellite Imagery (CSI)
    Products or Data for delivery to the Government of Canada (GoC)
    on an "as and when requested" basis.  At the end of 2009 to the
    beginning of 2010, fifteen (15) NMSOs from the first round for
    the procurement of commercial satellite imagery were issued as a
    result of a collaborative effort between the Canada Centre for
    Remote Sensing (CCRS), the Department of National Defense
    Defence (DND) and Public Works and Government Services Canada
    (PWGSC). These NMSOs are set to expire starting in November
    2013. 
    
    Canada is seeking to engage Industry in consultation on the
    development of the procurement for the renewal of the RFSO. The
    Engagement process will include two Industry Days planned for
    April 9 and 10, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada, with an Industry
    Engagement Session followed by one-on-one Industry Meetings.
    
    The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is to register
    interested parties for attendance to the Industry Day(s) and for
    participation in one-on-one meetings.  Interested parties that
    wish to attend the Industry Day are requested to register by
    notifying the Standing Offer Authority identified herein, by
    March 27, 2013.  Industry Engagement Questions and a draft RFSO
    are included with this LOI to provide Industry the opportunity
    to review and prepare written comments and recommendations which
    will serve to facilitate the consultation process during the
    Industry Days.
    
    The information provided by Canada in this LOI is preliminary
    and may change.  This LOI is not a solicitation nor will it be
    used to pre-qualify or otherwise restrict participation in a
    future Request for Standing Offer (RFSO).  A Standing Offer will
    not result from this LOI.  
    
    The issuance of this LOI does not create an obligation for
    Canada to issue a subsequent RFSO, and does not bind Canada
    legally or otherwise, to enter into any agreement or to accept
    any suggestions from potential Offerors.  Industry
    recommendations that do not restrict the level of competition
    nor favour a particular company will be given consideration. 
    However, Canada reserves the right to accept or reject any or
    all recommendations received.   
    
    Responses to this LOI will not be used to identify a source list
    for the purposes of undertaking any future work.  Responding to
    this LOI is neither a condition nor a prerequisite for
    participation in any RFSO should Canada elect to proceed
    accordingly.
    
    Potential Offerors are advised that any information submitted to
    Canada may be used by Canada in the development of a procurement
    strategy for this requirement and the development of a
    subsequent competitive RFSO.  All Industry consultations will be
    documented and this information is subject to the Access to
    Information Act.  Canada will not reveal any designated
    proprietary information to third parties.  Potential Offerors
    responding to the LOI should identify any submitted information
    that is to be considered as either company confidential or
    proprietary.
    
    
    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

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    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    Bootsma, Lena C.
    Phone
    (819) 956-1751 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 997-2229
    Address
    11C1, Phase III
    Place du Portage
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    Gatineau, Qubec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
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    ,
    Manitoba
    ,
    New Brunswick
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    Newfoundland and Labrador
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    Ontario (except NCR)
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    Quebec (except NCR)
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    Saskatchewan
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    Yukon
    ,
    National Capital Region (NCR)

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