Learning Services

Solicitation number E60ZH-070003/E

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/04/25 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Learning Services
    Steele, Brian (121zh)
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-3569
    Request for Information
    In June 2009, PWGSC established a new National method of supply,
    including both a National Master Standing Offer and a Supply
    Arrangement to provide "Learning Services" for the Government of
    The Procurement Plan includes a provision to "Refresh" the
    Method of Supply every 12 months with an on-going opportunity
    under the Supply Arrangement.  As a part of the National
    Procurement Strategy, PWGSC conducted an On-Going Opportunity
    for Qualification to allow new suppliers to become "Qualified
    Suppliers" with a Supply Arrangement. The On-Going Opportunity
    closed on January 03, 2014.
    It has been two years since the last "Refresh" of the Learning
    Services Method of Supply (Standing Offer and Supply
    Arrangement).  It is PWGSC's intention to solicit the "Refresh"
    in May 2014 with the changes resulting from this Request for
    Purpose of the Learning Services Standing Offer and Supply
    The Learning Services SOSA is designed to:
    Create, update or convert government owned training courses for:
    traditional classroom training;
    eLearning / on-line training; and/or
    blended Learning
    Delivery of Government Owned Training
    The following three specific limitations exist with respect to
    the Learning Services SOSA:
    Requirements that require only Multimedia Design and Development
    services that can be acquired by Supply Arrangement EN578-092642
    must be acquired through that Supply Arrangement.  Services not
    listed in EN578-092642 but listed in the Learning Services SOSA
    are not subject to this restriction.
    Off-the-Shelf / Predeveloped Training Solutions cannot be
    acquired through the Learning Services SOSA
    The Instructor category can only be used for the delivery of
    Government Owned Courses.
    RFI Objective
    The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to provide
    industry with an early opportunity to assess and comment on
    requirements, procurement strategy, and evaluation criteria in
    order to maximize best value to Canada, while reducing potential
    problems when the Learning Services Request For Standing Offer
    (RFSO) / Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) "Refresh" is
    This feedback will assist Canada in finalizing the requirements
    of the next "Refresh" of the Learning Services Method of Supply.
     The RFI information herein will also provide potential Service
    Providers an update on the procurement in preparation for the
    eventual RFSO / RFSA "Refresh".
    Requirement Definition 
    The information provided by Canada in this RFI is preliminary
    and may change. The final procurement approach may differ
    depending on responses to the RFI and other factors as the
    procurement process develops.  This RFI is not a bid
    solicitation nor will it be used to pre-qualify or otherwise
    restrict participation in any future RFSO/RFSA.  A contract will
    not result from this RFI.  Responses will not be formally
    Schedule for the Learning Services SOSA "Refresh"
    It is currently anticipated that the RFSO / RFSA for the
    "Refresh" will be issued on GETS (buyandsell.gc.ca) in May 2014,
    with an antipating issuance of the new Standing Offers and
    Supply Arrangements prior to August, 2014.  It remains the
    Supplier's responsibility to check buyandsell.gc.ca for the
    "Refresh", as it may be posted before or after the planned
    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

    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • 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
    Steele, Brian
    (819) 956-3569 ( )
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage
    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 Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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