Translation General and Administrative Texts

Solicitation number EP745-200595/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/07/17 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: CETA / CFTA
    Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Translation Services from English to French for General and Administrative texts.
    Solicitation number: EP745-200595/A
    Organisation Name: Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
    Anticipated start date: August 1st, 2019 for one year.
    Contract duration: 
    The contract period will be for 250 days from the date of contract award that will end on July 31st, 2020.
    Solicitation method:  Competitive
    Application trade agreements:  Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    This market includes translation services that are not, subject to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) 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 contract.
    Requirement Details
    Tendering Procedure:  Selective Tendering
    This bid solicitation is issued only to suppliers who qualified 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. 
    Only suppliers who are pre-qualified under the Supply Arrangement EN966-140305/D to EN966-140305/J and have been issued a supply arrangement at the time this bid solicitation is issued, are eligible to bid for the following category:
    Field: General and Administrative texts 
    Tier:  3 
    Language:  English to French 
    Number of words for the contract period:  2,500,000
    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 « General and Administrative Texts », for all federal departments and agencies served by the Translation Bureau.
    Nature of texts to be translated
    Corporate documents on topics such as:
    The running and operation of the Government of Canada’s departments and agencies, as well as their internal and external communications, policies and programs;
    The Government of Canada’s products and services for Canadians and others;
    Co-operation between the Government of Canada’s departments and agencies;
    Co-operation of the Government of Canada with provincial, municipal and regional governments and Canadian Aboriginal people, as well as with foreign governments, entities and individuals.
    The types of documents to be translated include, but are not limited to, the following: 
    Reports, publications, policies, guidelines, procedures, agendas, minutes, press releases, briefing notes, decisions, PowerPoint presentations, correspondence, speeches or exposés, mandates, studies, analyses, manuals, standards, discussion papers, guidance materials, plans, surveys, evaluations, parliamentary questions and answers, training courses, planning documents, as well as legislative and regulatory documents.
    The translation style required is usually administrative.
    Security requirements: There is no security requirement associated with this bid solicitation.
    Contracting Authority
    Name: Manon Payer
    Telephone Number:  613-720-9492
    Email address:
    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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

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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
    Payer, Manon
    (613) 720-9492 ( )
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    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    10, rue Wellington, 5e 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
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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
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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