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SERVICE DE TRADUCTION / TRANSLATION SERVICES

Solicitation number K0A82-130001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/10/23 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    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: 
    A PORTION OF THIS PROCUREMENT (STREAM III) HAS BEEN SET ASIDE
    UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PROCUREMENT STRATEGY FOR
    ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (PSAB).  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, A
    SUPPLIER MUST CERTIFY THAT IT QUALIFIES AS AN ABORIGINAL
    BUSISNESS DIFINED UNDER PSAB AND THAT IT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL
    REQUIREMENTS OF PSAB.
    
    TRANSLATION, REVISION AND AMENDMENT SERVICES
    
    K0A82-130001/A	
    Contracting Authority: Lavigne, Pierre
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-0004 
    Fax No. - (819) 956-2675
    E-mail: pierre.lavigne@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    
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    DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT
    
    Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, requires services
    for the translation of texts from English to French and French
    to English as well as revision and amendment of texts translated
    into French and English, on an as-and-when-requested basis. The
    requirement is divided in three Streams:
    
    1. Stream I, these will be documents of General, administrative
    and semi-specialized texts, including the following specialties:
    Administration and Management (ADM) and Legal (JUR).   
    
    2. Stream II, these will be documents of Specialized texts of
    medium to high complexity, including the following specialties:
    Environment and Ecology (BIO) and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    (GEO). 
    
    3. Stream III, which is set-aside under the Procurement Strategy
    for Aboriginal Business (PSAB), these will be documents of
    General, administrative and semi-specialized texts, including
    the following specialties: Administration and Management (ADM)
    and Legal (JUR).
    
    CONTEXT
    
    Environment Canada's (EC) mandate is to preserve and enhance the
    quality of the natural environment, conserve Canada's renewable
    resources, conserve and protect Canada's water resources,
    forecast environmental and weather change, enforce rules
    relating to boundary waters, and co-ordinate environmental
    policies and programs for the federal government.
    
    Environment Canada produces a large number of publications each
    year, such as departmental publications, including fact sheets,
    brochures, bulletins, guides, resource kits and reports. Some of
    these publications are highly scientific or technical and report
    on the results of departmental research. Others, however, are
    intended for a more general audience and provide decision makers
    of all ages with information on environmental issues, phenomena
    and stewardship.
    
    PERIOD OF RESULTING CONTRACT
    
    In each of the Streams, the term of any resulting contract will
    be from the date of contract award to 31 March 2015, with an
    irrevocable option on the part of Canada to extend the term of
    the Contract by up to two (2) additional one (1) year periods.
    
    SUMMARY AND VOLUMETRIC DATA
    
    Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, requires services
    for the translation of texts from English to French and French
    to English in addition to the revision and amendment of texts
    translated into English and French, on an as-and-when-requested
    basis.
    
    In view of the volume of translation services required, up to
    five (5) contracts could be awarded as a result of this bid
    solicitation, as follows:
    
    a)	up to three (3) contracts for Stream I - General,
    administrative and semi-specialized texts, including the
    following specialties:
    
    	Administration and Management (ADM)
    	Legal (JUR)
    
    
    b)	one (1) contract for Stream II - Specialized texts of medium
    to high complexity, including the following specialties:
    
    Environment and Ecology (BIO)
    Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (GEO)
    
    
    c)	 one (1) contract for Stream III - Set-Aside under the PSAB -
    General, administrative and semi-specialized texts, including
    the following specialties:
    
    	Administration and Management (ADM)
    	Legal (JUR)	
    
    
    For Stream I, the requirement is estimated at approximately 8
    500 000 words of translation, revision and amendment of texts
    per year, of which approximately 5% are services from French to
    English.  The annual estimated volume per category of service is
    as follows:
    
    -	English-to French and French-to English translation of 6 500
    000 words, including 1 000  000 words of translation services
    for urgent texts and 850 000 words of revision services for
    texts already translated from English to French and from French
    to English by Environment Canada or a third party.
    
    -	English-to-French and French-to-English translation of
    approximately 65 000 words for documents that are amended during
    the translation process or for which a first translation has
    been produced by the Contractor or a third party.
    
    
    For Stream II, the requirement is estimated at approximately 1
    750 000 words of translation, revision and amendment of texts
    per year, of which approximately 5% are services from French to
    English.  The annual estimated volume per category of service is
    as follows:
    
    -	English-to French and French-to English translation of 1 325
    000 words, including 200 000 words of translation services for
    urgent texts and 132 500 words of revision services for texts
    already translated from English to French and from French to
    English by Environment Canada or a third party.
    
    - 	English-to-French and French-to-English translation of
    approximately 65 000 words for documents that are amended during
    the translation process or for which a first translation has
    been produced by the Contractor or a third party.
    
    
    For Stream III, Set-Aside under the PSAB, the requirement is
    estimated at approximately 850 000 words of translation,
    revision and amendment of texts per year, of which approximately
    5% are services from French to English.  The annual estimated
    volume per category of service is as follows:
    
    -	English-to French and French-to English translation of 650 000
    words, including 100 000 words of translation services for
    urgent texts and 85 000 words of revision services for texts
    already translated from English to French and from French to
    English by Environment Canada or a third party.
    
    -	English-to-French and French-to-English translation of
    approximately 65 000 words for documents that are amended during
    the translation process or for which a first translation has
    been produced by the Contractor or a third party.
    
    Please refer to Attachment 1A, 1B and 1C to Part 3 and to Annex
    "A1" - Statement of Work - Stream I,  to Annex "A2" - Statement
    of Work - Stream II and to Annex "A3" - Statement of Work -
    Stream III for further details.
    
    SECURITY REQUIREMENT
    
    There is a security requirement associated with this
    requirement.  For more information, see Part 6 - Security and
    Financial Requirements of the RFB.
    
    EVALUATION PROCEDURES
    
    (a) 	Bids will be assessed in accordance with the entire
    requirement of the bid solicitation including the technical and
    financial evaluation criteria.
    
    (b)	An evaluation team composed of representatives of Canada
    will evaluate the bids.
    
    BASIS OF SELECTION - LOWEST EVALUATED PRICE
    
    A bid must comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation
    and meet all mandatory evaluation criteria to be declared
    responsive.  
    
    The responsive bid with the lowest evaluated price per point
    will be recommended for award of a contract.
    
    BASIS FOR CANADA'S OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
    
    Environment Canada has determined that any intellectual property
    rights arising from the performance of the Work under the
    resulting contract will belong to Canada, on the following
    grounds:
    
    Canada has opted to own the intellectual property rights to any
    material subject to copyright that is developed or produced as
    part of the Work under the Contract, with the exception of
    computer software and any documentation pertaining to that
    software.
    
    CANADIAN CONTENT CERTIFICATION
    
    This procurement is limited to Canadian services.
    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

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Lavigne, Pierre
    Phone
    (819) 956-0004 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 956-9235
    Address
    PSBID, PWGSC / DIASP,TPSGC
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1/Place du Portage, Phase III
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Environment Canada
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    Summary information

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