Commercially Available IT Training Services (CAITTS)

Solicitation number E60ZH-140001/M

Publication date

Closing date and time 2022/09/02 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    This solicitation is a Request for Bids to satisfy Canada’s requirement for the provision of Commercially Available IT Training Services (CAITTS) to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.
    CAITTS is Training services related to Software and Information Technology that is commercially available, licensed, or sold to the general public and requires no special modification or maintenance over its life cycle.  Subscription Training is specifically excluded from this definition and this solicitation.
    Each responsive bid will result in a Standing Offer (SO) and/or a Supply Arrangement (SA).  
    1.0 Determination of When to Use the Standing Offer vs. Supply Arrangement
    a) A Standing Offer will be used when requirements fit under ALL of the following conditions:
    i. Requirement Valued below $40,000 (applicable taxes included); and
    ii. Client does not require a private classroom training.
    b) A Supply Arrangement will be used when requirements fit under ANY of the following conditions:
    i. Requirement valued above $40,000 (applicable taxes included); or
    ii. Client wants a private classroom training.
    2.0  Applicable Trade Agreements
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Canada - Columbia Free Trade Agreement, Canada- Honduras Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement and the, and the Canada Panama Free Trade Agreement if it is in force.
    3.0 The Period of the Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement
    Resulting Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements will be valid until March 31, 2027 or until Canada no longer deems them necessary.
    3.1 On-going Opportunity for Qualification and Request for Bids (SO/SA) Refresh Solicitation 
    a) On-going Opportunity for Qualification
    A Notice will be posted on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) to allow new suppliers to become qualified. This process will also permit pre-qualified suppliers to modify their financial offer.  Existing pre-qualified suppliers, who have been issued an SO/SA, will not be required to submit a new bid.  Canada may issue an unlimited number of SOs/SAs and may continue to issue SOs/SAs to new bidders throughout the SO/SA period.
    The solicitation will be refreshed on a yearly basis.  Suppliers may submit a bid at any time during the solicitation period for a SO and/or a SA by responding to the most recent terms and conditions published on GETS. Bids received in response to the on-going Notice will be evaluated within 90 calendar days.
    4.0 Designation as Set-Aside
    Part of this procurement may be designated by one or more Identified Users as set-aside under the federal government's Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB). In these specific cases, (i) the procurement is set aside from the international trade agreements under the provision each has for set-asides for small and minority businesses, and (ii) as per Article 1802 of the AIT, the AIT does not apply.
    In order to be considered as an Aboriginal Business under the PSAB, the Bidder must complete the Aboriginal Business certification contained in Attachment 1 to Part 3 - Certifications and Additional Information.
    5.0 Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements
    The resulting SOs and SAs are not to be used for deliveries within a Comprehensive Land Claims Settlement Area (CLCSA).
    This solicitation uses Portable Document Format (PDF) technology. To access the PDF form, bidders must have a PDF reader installed. If bidders do not already have such a reader, there are several PDF readers available on the Internet.  It is recommended to use the latest free version of Adobe Reader to benefit all features of the interactive forms.
    Bidders must download the form directly on their computer from the WEB Browser. When the download is completed, bidders must open the PDF file using the PDF Reader. If bidders do not download the PDF file on their computer, an error may be displayed and the tool may not work. If you are having trouble downloading the PDF file on your computer, it is possible to view the tool using the WEB browser Internet Explorer. Any other WEB browser will most likely not allow you to view the document. Otherwise, it is highly recommended to download the file on your computer to keep a local copy.
    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

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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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
    Drolet, Tanya
    (613) 858-6224 ( )
    () -
    Terrasses de la Chaudière 5th Floor
    Terrasses de la Chaudière 5e étage
    10 Wellington Street,
    10, rue Wellington
    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
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Nova Scotia
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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