PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NATIONAL PROCUREMENT STRATEGY

Solicitation number E60ZH-110001/B

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Closing date and time 2015/03/31 14:00 EDT

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    Nature of Requirements: 
    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NATIONAL PROCUREMENT STRATEGY
    
    E60ZH-110001/B
    
    This amendment is raised to update the contact information.
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    Public Release of the Final Professional Services 
    National Procurement Strategy
    
    Please note that although this is listed as a "Letter of
    Interest", there is no requirement for Industry to provide a
    response / submission to Canada at this time.  The purpose of
    this Letter of Interest is to provide Industry a copy of the
    finalized Professional Services National Procurement Strategy.
    
    1.0	BACKGROUND AND SCOPE
    
    The Professional Services National Procurement Strategy proposes
    a consistent and uniform national approach for the procurement
    of professional services through the five following key elements:
    
    a.	Single governance on a national scale; 
    
    b.	Common business rules; 
    
    c.	Access through a single web portal known as the Centralized
    Professional Services System (CPSS); 
    
    d.	Increased support for building statements of work and
    evaluation criteria; and
    
    e.	Harmonized training for client departments and suppliers.
    
    The strategy applies to professional services (both IT and
    non-IT) methods of supply which are put in place by PWGSC for
    use by client departments and agencies across Canada, for all
    values of transaction.  Services covered under the strategy
    include information management and information technology,
    management, business and administrative consulting, human
    resources consulting, training and learning services, audit
    services, and others. 
    
    Methods of supply which fall under the strategy include, but are
    not limited to, the following:
    
    · 	Task-Based Informatics Professional Services Standing Offer
    and Supply Arrangement (TBIPS SO and SA)
    
    · 	Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services Supply
    Arrangement (SBIPS SA)
    
    · 	Task and Solutions Professional Services Standing Offer and
    Supply Arrangement (TSPS SO and SA)
    
    · 	Professional Services Online (PSO)
    
    · 	Technical, Engineering, and Maintenance Services Supply
    Arrangement (TEMS SA)
    
    · 	Learning Services Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement
    (Learning Services SO and SA)
    
    · 	Professional Audit Support Services Supply Arrangement (PASS
    SA)
    
    · 	Cyber Protection Supply Arrangement (CPSA)
    
    The procurement of Temporary Help Services will be covered under
    a separate strategy, and is not governed under this National
    Procurement Strategy for Professional Services. 
    
    2.0	DOCUMENTS
    
    For information purposes, the following documents are attached
    to this notice.  These are:
    
    a.	A summary of comments from industry, as well as PWGSC's
    responses, followed by 	quantitative results of the supplier
    consultation, which were gathered using an online 	questionnaire;
    
    b.	The final version of the Professional Services National
    Procurement Strategy, including a tentative implementation
    timeline.
    
    3.0	OVERVIEW OF THE CONSULTATION PROCESS
    
    As part of PWGSC's new Procurement Strategies for Goods and
    Services process, the consultation with suppliers and client
    departments played an important part in validating the proposed
    strategy, and determining whether it met the needs of suppliers,
    client departments as well as Canadians.  In addition,
    consultation helped ensure that the procurement process was fair
    and transparent, and allowed PWGSC to better anticipate issues
    which might arise during implementation of the strategy.
    
    Initial engagement
    
    In November 2010, PWGSC conducted an initial consultation with a
    cross-section of over 1,000 suppliers from the professional
    services industry in order to identify priorities and concerns. 
     
    
    This exercise was supplemented by several meetings with client
    departments and agencies.  The feedback obtained during this
    initial consultation helped form the basis of the proposed
    national procurement strategy for professional services.
    
    Formal Engagement 
    
    A formal Request for Information (RFI) was posted to MERX on
    August 12, 2011, for a period of eight weeks, and with a closing
    date of October 7, 2011.  The RFI provided suppliers
    with a draft of the proposed Professional Services National
    Procurement Strategy.  Suppliers were requested to provide
    feedback by means of a detailed, online questionnaire.  
    
    The questionnaire, sought feedback on the following items:
    
    a.	Whether the proposed strategy met its stated objectives of
    reducing red tape, simplifying business rules, enhancing access
    and reducing administrative burden;
    
    b.	Whether suppliers agreed with the proposed business rules for
    supply arrangements and standing offers, respectively; suppliers
    were also asked to provide their comments on the proposed
    business rules.
    
    c.	Any other areas which should be taken into consideration.
    
    
    4.0	GENERAL OUTCOMES OF THE CONSULTATION
    
    ·	Suppliers were in agreement that the proposed strategy met its
    stated objectives.
    
    ·	Suppliers, to a very large extent, agreed with the proposed
    business rules for supply arrangements and standing offers.
    
    ·	Suppliers who participated in the consultations represented a
    good cross-section of large, medium and small suppliers. Several
    industry associations also provided their feedback on to the
    proposed changes.  Industry representation also included
    suppliers based outside of the National Capital Region, across
    all of Canada.
    
    5.0	CONCLUSION
    
    ·	The consultation process helped provide PWGSC with valuable
    information that will be    considered during the implementation
    of the strategy.
    
    ·	There was a high level of support for the changes proposed
    under the Professional Services National Procurement Strategy. 
    Given this level of support, no modifications will be made to
    the strategy that was posted under the original Request for
    Information.  
    
    6.0	NEXT STEPS
    
    ·	Progressive implementation of the various initiatives
    identified under the strategy.
    
    ·	Progressive roll-out of the harmonized business rules to the
    various professional  services methods of supply, as identified
    in the tentative implementation timeline provided in the final
    document of the Professional Services National Procurement
    	Strategy, which is included as an attachment to this notice.
    
    Enquiries can be made to:
    
     
    Jean-Sébastien Deslauriers
    Supply Team Leader
    Telephone number: 819-934-1423
    Fax number : 819-956-1432
    Email address:
    ServicesProfessionnels.ProfessionalServices@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    
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    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
    Jean-Sébastien Deslauriers
    Phone
    (819) 934-1423 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 956-1432
    Address
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

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    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
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    Tender documents
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    English
    238
    003
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    155
    007
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    184
    008
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    318
    009
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    274
    006
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    144
    005
    English
    111
    004
    English
    120
    000
    English
    886
    001
    English
    553
    010
    English
    237
    010
    French
    66
    000
    French
    148
    001
    French
    81
    005
    French
    30
    009
    French
    65
    008
    French
    69
    006
    French
    21
    007
    French
    51
    003
    French
    18
    004
    French
    14
    002
    French
    40

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
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    ,
    Manitoba
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    New Brunswick
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    Newfoundland and Labrador
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    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
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