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Automated Airline Hosting and Airline Tasking System

Solicitation number W8474-10SP10/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2012/12/11 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru
    FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) 
    For the Automated Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking System
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is
    soliciting proposals from Bidders, on behalf of the Department
    of National Defence (DND), for the provision of an Automated
    Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking System, which includes
    leased hardware, software and services as detailed in the
    Request for Proposal (RFP). This system will enable DND to book
    personnel on its flights, allocate aircraft and provide
    associated management information.
    Since 1992 the Automated Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking
    System (AAHATS), provided to DND through a series of competitive
    contracts, has been based on automated reservation system
    products from Sabre Airlines Solutions. Prior to that date,
    other automated reservation products and associated services
    were deployed.
    The most recent competitive contract for AAHATS was awarded in
    2003 to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) to provide
    the necessary resources, training and service support for the
    AAHATS project which permitted DND to program its military
    flights as well as the booking of passengers onto those flights.
    The incumbent's contract was established for 5 years with
    additional option years.  
    Request For Proposal:
    DND requires the services of a qualified Contractor to provide
    an Automated Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking System
    (AAHATS). The RFP invites Bidders to propose an AAHATS solution
    that includes: software; leased hardware; support and
    maintenance; training; and professional services for task
    authorized activities. 
    Contract Period and Options:
    The proposed Contract Period will be five (5) years, with
    Options to extend the Contract Period for up to an additional
    four (4) years. 
    Security requirements are detailed in the RFP and its Security
    Requirements Check List.
    To Bidders:
    The information in this notice is a brief description of the
    requirement and is for information purposes only. Bidders must
    refer to the RFP document for the complete requirement. 
    All communications should be directed to the Contracting
    Kenneth Smith
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
    Acquisitions Branch
    Special Procurement Initiatives Directorate 
    12C1, Phase III, Place du Portage
    11 Laurier, Gatineau Québec K1A 0S5
    Telephone: (819) 956-3335 
    Facsimile: (819) 956-8303
    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

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • 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
    Smith, Kenneth
    (819) 956-3335 ( )
    (819) 956-8303
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 12C1
    11 Laurier St.
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    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
    Nunavut Territory
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)

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