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Third Party Assistance

Solicitation number EN578-140028/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/06/10 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: 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: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) no. EN578-140028
    Request for a Third Party Expert Assistance (3PEA) for the
    National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) 
    The Contracting Authority for the Contract is:
    Mohamed Souleiman, Contracting Authority
    Professional Services Business Initiatives Directorate
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 10C1
    11, Laurier, Gatineau, Québec, Canada, K1A 0S5
    Telephone:	819-956-8348
    Facsimile:	819-956-2675
    E-mail address:
    Under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS),
    Canada will negotiate and manage several contracts using a
    phased design and build approach to mitigate risks for the large
    federal ships. Canada will also conduct competitive procurement
    for the smaller vessels as well as the repair, refit and
    maintenance of the federal fleet.
    Canada has identified certain key areas where the timely
    transaction advice and related assistance from an independent
    Third Party Expert  would help ensure that Canada achieves the
    most equitable, effective, and robust contracts possible, which
    contain acceptable levels of risk and provide value for money.  
    The types of work that could be performed pursuant to a contract
    issued as a result of a contract resulting from this
    solicitation could include, but are not necessarily limited to:
    Assessment of cost proposals related to the implementation of
    the NSPS and the NSPS projects; 
    Provision of transaction advice and/or professional opinion
    regarding the implementation of NSPS, and procurement and
    project management activities;
    Assistance building and maintaining strategic relationships and
    the dissemination and implementation of lessons learned;
    Provision of support to Canada's contract negotiations,
    including providing advice regarding shipbuilding industry
    norms; and,
    Provision of due diligence advice.
    The work will be conducted within the National Capital Region.  
    The client for this work is the National Shipbuilding
    Procurement Strategy (NSPS) Secretariat, of PWGSC.  
    The Secretariat will raise tasks on behalf of Canada.
    Specific conflict of interest provisions are included in this
    RFP, and will apply in any contract awarded as a result of this
    solicitation.  Bidders are advised that the winning bidder may
    be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement with one or more
    of the entities working with Canada under the NSPS program (for
    example, the selected shipyards).
    The period of the contract will be three (3) years from the date
    of award with the possibility to extend the period of the
    contract by up to seven (7) additional one-year (1) periods,
    under the same terms and conditions.
    Lowest Evaluated Price Per Point
    Bidders must provide the required certifications and related
    documentation to be awarded a contract. Canada will declare a
    bid non-responsive if the required certifications and related
    documentation are not completed and submitted as requested.
    Bidders should provide the required certifications and related
    documentation in Section III of their bid.
    Compliance with the certifications bidders provide to Canada is
    subject to verification by Canada during the bid evaluation
    period (before award of a contract) and after award of a
    contract. The Contracting Authority will have the right to ask
    for additional information to verify bidders' compliance with
    the certifications before award of a contract. The bid will be
    declared non-responsive if any certification made by the Bidder
    is untrue, whether made knowingly or unknowingly. Failure to
    comply with the certifications, to provide the related
    documentation or to comply with the request of the Contracting
    Authority for additional information will also render the bid
    4.1	Certifications Precedent to Contract Award 
    4.1.1 	Code of Conduct and Certifications - Related Documentation
    By submitting a bid, the Bidder certifies as per section 01 of
    Standard Instructions 2003 for himself and his affiliates, to be
    in compliance with the Code of Conduct and Certifications clause
    of the Standard
    instructions. The related documentation therein required will
    help Canada in confirming that the certifications are true. 
    4.1.2	 Additional Certifications Precedent to Contract Award
    The certifications included in Attachment 1 to Part 5,
    Certifications Precedent to Contract Award, should be completed
    and submitted with the bid, but may be submitted afterwards.  If
    any of these required certifications is not completed and
    submitted as requested, the Contracting Authority will so inform
    the Bidder and provide the Bidder with a time frame within which
    to meet the requirement.  Failure to comply with the request of
    the Contracting Authority and meet the requirement within that
    time period will render the bid non-responsive.
    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

    • 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
    Souleiman, Mohamed
    (819) 956-8348 ( )
    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
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)

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