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Translation Parliamentary Proceedings

Solicitation number EN451-180112/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2018/10/01 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Translation Service from English to French for Parliamentary Proceedings (PARL)
    Solicitation number: EN451-180112/A
    Organisation Name: Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
    Closing date: October 1, 2018 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight saving time 
    Anticipated start date: October 12, 2018
    Contract duration: 
    The contract period will be for nine (9) months 227 days from the date of contract.
    Solicitation method:  Competitive
    Application trade agreements:  AIT
    This market includes translation services that are not, subject to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in accordance with Annex 1001.1b-2, not subject to the Agreement on Government Procurement category of World trade Organization (WTO-AGP).
    Comprehensive Land claim Agreement applies:  No
    Number of contracts:  The contracting authority may meet this requirement in whole or in part by awarding one or two contract(s).
    Requirement Details
    Tendering Procedure:  Selective Tendering
    This bid solicitation is issued in accordance with the conditions of Supply Arrangement EN966-140305/D to EN966-140305/J, on Modernization of the Translation Bureau’s Directory of Linguistic Services suppliers for the Translation Bureau for services in the National Capital Region. 
    Only suppliers who are pre-qualified and have been issued a supply arrangement EN966-140305/D to EN966-140305/J, at the time this bid solicitation is issued are eligible to bid for the following category:
    Field: Parliamentary Proceedings (PARL)
    Language:  English to French 
    Tier:  3 
    The following SA holders have been invited to submit a proposal:  
    1. SYNTAGME INC.                                     
    Description of work: 
    The Translation Bureau is an agency of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) charged with supporting the Government of Canada in its efforts to provide services for, and communicate with, Canadians in the official language of their choice. 
    This requirement is for translation services, from English into French, as and when requested, in the field of « Parliamentary Proceedings (PARL)», for all federal departments and agencies served by the Translation Bureau.
    Nature of texts to be translated
    The Contractor must ensure the provision of translation services from French to English. The texts to be translated will consist of proceedings of the House of Commons and the Senate, commonly known as hansard. 
    The Contractor will receive blocks of approximately 500 words each, which must be completed and delivered in chronological order as they are received, preferably in less than 90-minute intervals.
    In general, translations shall be done in a spoken-language style.
    The contractor may be required to work on-site upon request,in which case he / she works with the computer applications of the House of Commons and Senate, namely Prism and the Senate Translation Application.
    The term « sitting day » covers any day that Parliament is in session (see the parliamentary calendar
    When Parliament is in session, the Contractor will be assigned work particularly in the late afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (as of approximately 5:00 p.m.) 
    However, the Contractor can also be assigned work on other sitting days, depending on the workload that has been or will be received. The Blues(the unedited transcript of proceedings in the House of Commons) will be provided in Word format every hour during the evening so that the Contractor is able to view the context of the blocks that it is responsible for translating.
    Contracting Authority
    Name: Josée Ménard
    Telephone Number: 613-858-7638
    Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above.  
    Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement.
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement.  
    Documents may be submitted in either official language.
    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

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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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
    Ménard, Josée
    (613) 858-7638 ( )
    (819) 956-8303
    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    10, rue Wellington, 5ième étage
    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
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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