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Canadian Immigration Biometric Identification System (CIBIDS)

Solicitation number B8986-180075/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/03/02 14:00 EST

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: 
    Canadian Immigration Biometric Identification System (CIBIDS)
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are jointly responsible for the delivery of Canada’s Immigration Program. In accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), IRCC and CBSA work together to manage the movement of people across and within Canada’s borders. Among the issues addressed by these departments are the deterrence of illegal migration, prevention of entry to Canada of persons identified under IRPA as inadmissible (e.g. immigration violators, criminals, people involved in war crimes or crimes against humanity, etc.), and detention and removal of inadmissible persons from Canada.
    Due to a global rise in identity fraud and the use of ever more sophisticated means to evade detection, a key challenge in Canada’s immigration program is identifying applicants and managing their identity with confidence. Identity is at the heart of all decisions taken by IRCC abroad and by CBSA at ports of entry. These decisions form the first line of defence against individuals who pose a criminal or security threat to Canadian society and economic migrants who seek to take advantage of Canada’s high standard of living. Further, because these decisions are relied upon by other federal, provincial and territorial departments to grant documents and benefits such as health care, there are important downstream implications if identity is not established with confidence at the outset.
    To address these challenges, IRCC announced that they would begin biometrics collection for the Temporary Resident Program in 2009. In early 2012, a contract was signed for the development of the Temporary Resident Biometrics Program (TRBP), the project that would become the Canadian Immigration Biometric Identification System (CIBIDS), and the first official fingerprints were enrolled in 2013. The project is now known as the Canadian Immigration Biometric Identification System (CIBIDS).
    This procurement will replace the current contract(B8184-100130/001/XQ) which was awarded on February 3, 2012 and will expire on May 5, 2019.
    For additional information please refer to the attached B8986-180075-A - RFI - EN.pdf
    Security Requirement:
    See Security Requirements in the attached B8986-180075-A - SRCL.pdf
    Inquiries and Submissions:
    Inquiries regarding this RFI are to be submitted to the contracting officer below.
    André Philippe
    Public Services and Procurement Canada 
    Special Procurement Initiatives Directorate 
    Telephone: (613)-408-0196
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with supplierson any procurement.
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    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

    • 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
    Philippe, André
    (613) 408-0196 ( )
    Terrasses de la Chaudière 4th Floor
    10 Wellington Street
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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