RFSA Translation Bureau

Solicitation number EN966-140305/F

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/11/23 14:00 EST

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    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Cardinal, France
    courriel: AMARepertoireBureau.SADirectoryBureau@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Fax Number: (819) 956-9235
    The Government Electronic Tendering Service on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders 
    is the sole authoritative source for Government of Canada tenders that are subject to trade agreements or subject to departmental policies that require public advertising of tenders.
    This Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) uses Portable Document Format (PDF) technology. To access the PDF form, suplpiers must have a PDF reader installed. If suppliers do not already have such a reader, there are several PDF readers available on the Internet.  It is recommended to use the latest version of PDF reader to benefit all features of the interactive forms.
    The Translation Bureau (the Bureau) is a special operating agency (SOA) reporting 
    to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada. The Bureau is responsiblefor supporting the Government of Canada in its efforts to provide services to and inform Canadians in the official language of their choice. 
    The Bureau fulfills its mission by providing translation services and products to Parliament, the judiciary,federal departments and agencies, and in
    ternational organizations. 
    The Bureau would like to renew its directory of translation services suppliers and set up supply arrangements with pre-qualified suppliers in order to simplify the contracting process, improve the predictability of the procurement of translation services and make its contracting procedures more transparent so that the Bureau and its suppliers can get the most out of this tool. 
    Suppliers should refer to Attachment 2 to Part 1- Concordance Table of the RFSA
    , whic
    h provides matches between specialties and fields of work.
    The Translation Bureau is launching a Request for Supply Arrangements (RFSA) process so that supply arrangements (SAs) with qualified suppliers can beissued for the purpose of meeting its requirements in two service categories: Official Languages Translation, and Transcription and Desktop Publishing.
    The list of pre-qualified suppliers resulting from the RFSA will be used as a source list for the requirements listed in the preceding paragraph. Only suppliers that are pre-qualified at the time the individual bid solicitations are issued will be able to bid. 
    Suppliers should refer to Attachment 1 to Part 1 - Total Number of Words Translated of the RFSA, which provides a summary of the word volume in the Official Languages Translation category over the last three fiscal years.
    The Identified Users (IUs) for this requirement will be Public Works and Government Services Canada’s (PWGSC’s) Translation Bureau and Linguistic Services Division (part of the Acquisitions Branch).
    The supply arrangements will have no defined end-date and will remain valid until Canada deems it no longer beneficial to use them.
    For service requirements, suppliers in receipt of a pension or a lump sum payment must provide the required information as detailed in section 4 of Part 2 of the Request for Supply Arrangements (RFSA).
    The contract resulting from a Supply Arrangement is not to be used for deliveries withina Comprehensive Land Claims Settlement Area (CLCSA). All requirements for delivery within a CLCSA are to be processed individually.
    3. Security Requirement
    There is no security requirement associated with this requirement. 
    However, resulting contracts under the Supply Arrangement may have security requirements.
    Therefore, it is important that suppliers quickly contact PWGSC’s Canadian and International Industrial Security Directorate (CIISD) to obtain the required security clearance.
    For information purposes, suppliers who hold a valid security clearance are a
    sked to provide with their arrangement the information as per Section II - Additional Information of Part 3 of the RFSA.
    For additional information on security requirements, suppliers should refer to Part 6 - Supply Arrangement and Resulting Contract Clauses of the RFSA.
    4. Canadian Content
    The goods and/or services covered by the Supply Arrangement may be limited to Canadian goods and/or services as defined in clause A3050T.
    SACC Manual Clause (2014-11-27) Canadian Content Definition
    Please note that PWGSC is piloting the use of dynamic pdf forms to facilitate the process of submitting an arrangement on this procurement.  As a result, PWGSC may contact you at a later date for feedback on your experience.
    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

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    Cardinal, France
    (819) 956-1778 ( )
    (819) 956-9235
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1/Place du Portage, Phase III
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

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

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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