LEARNING SERVICES

Solicitation number E60ZH-070003/F

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/07/11 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Rotational Sourcing
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    LEARNING SERVICES
    
    E60ZH-070003/F
    Steele, Brian (121zh)
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-3569
    
    NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT
    
    This bid solicitation is a tender for bids to satisfy the
    Government of Canada's requirement for the provision of Learning
    Services to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations
    in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims
    Agreements (the "Services").
      
    Each bid may result in either a Supply Arrangement, a Standing
    Offer, or both.  All suppliers capable of meeting the
    requirements of this bid solicitation are invited to submit a
    bid for the Services containing either an arrangement for a
    Supply Arrangement, or an offer for a Standing Offer, or both. 	
    
    Streams/Categories of Personnel
    
    The Services include the following Streams/Categories of
    Personnel:  
    
    Stream 1 - Strategic Learning Advisory Service
    Stream 2 - Instructional Design and Development Service
    Stream 3 - Custom e-Learning Product Programming Service
    Stream 4 - Rapid e-Learning Product Programming Service
    Stream 5 - Quality Assurance Service
    Stream 6 - Multimedia Design and Development Service
    Stream 7 - Project Management Service
    Stream 8 - Training Delivery
    
    For Streams 1 - 7, Bids will be evaluated on a Stream basis. 
    Therefore, if a bidder wishes to submit a bid for services in
    only one specific Stream, then it has the opportunity to do so.
    It is not mandatory to provide a bid for all Streams to be
    issued an instrument; however, if a minimum response is required
    to obtain a Category of Personnel/ Stream, that response must be
    provided in the bid.
    
    For Stream 8, bids will be evaluated on a Category of Personnel
    basis. Therefore, if a bidder wishes to submit a bid for
    services in only one specific Category of Personnel then it has
    the opportunity to do so.  It is not mandatory to provide a bid
    for all Categories of Personnel to be issued an instrument;
    however, if a minimum response is required to obtain a Category
    of  Stream, that response must be provided in the bid.
    
    The Period of the Instruments
    
    The period for making call-ups against the Standing Offer is
    from date of issuance of the SO or December 01, 2014 (whichever
    is later) to May 31, 2016.
    
    The period for awarding contracts under the Supply Arrangement
    is from date of issuance of the SA or December 01, 2014
    (whichever is later) to May 31, 2016.
    
    Refresh Bid Solicitations
    
    In as much as possible, PWGSC will issue a bid solicitation
    intended to replace the Standing Offers and the Supply
    Arrangements on an annual basis.  Each such replacement
    solicitation (a "refresh bid solicitation") requires all
    bidders, including those who may have received instruments under
    a previous solicitation, to submit a bid in response to this bid
    solicitation in order to continue to provide services under its
    resulting Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements. The terms and
    conditions of each refresh bid solicitation may add, modify or
    remove Categories of Personnel/Streams, and may otherwise modify
    the requirements of the previous bid solicitation.  As such, the
    refresh solicitation stands alone, separate and apart from any
    previous bid solicitation.  While some aspects of a bidder's
    refresh solicitation bid may incorporate by reference
    information already in the possession of Canada, all the
    requirements of a refresh solicitation must be met by each
    bidder at bid closing.
    
    On-Going Opportunity for Qualification
    
    In as much as possible, PWGSC will post a Notice on the
    Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) on a quarterly
    basis to allow new suppliers to become qualified Suppliers with
    a Supply Arrangement.  Existing qualified suppliers, who have
    been issued a supply arrangement, will not be required to submit
    a new arrangement.  Existing qualified suppliers, may submit an
    arrangement in order to become a qualified suppliers for
    Categories of Personnel and/or Streams for which they were not
    previously qualified.
    
    This schedule may require a revision due to operational
    requirements and in which case suppliers will be advised.
    
    	Submission Period	Submissions Due Date (14:00 at Bid Receiving
    Unit)	Evaluation Start Date	Estimated Award Date (subject to
    change)
    Refresh Bid Solicitation Schedule	January 01, 2015 to March 31,
    2015	March 31, 2015	April 01, 2015	June 15, 2015
    Refresh Bid Solicitation Schedule	April 01, 2015 to June 30,
    2015	July 02, 2015	July 03, 2015	September 15, 2015
    Refresh Bid Solicitation Schedule	July 01, 2015 to September 30,
    2015	September 30, 2015	October 01, 2015	December 15, 2015
    Refresh Bid Solicitation Schedule	October 01, 2015 to December
    31, 2015	December 31, 2015	January 02, 2016	March 16, 2016
    
    
    In addition to submitting a print copy to the Bid Receiving
    Unit, Bidders must submit their technical bids as specified in
    this Part 3 through the Data Collection Component of the
    Supplier's Module of CPSS.
    
    To access the Data Collection Component:
    
    Access the following CPSS link: 
    http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/spc-cps-eng.html
    Enroll or login to the system.  Bidders must contact CPSS
    directly for enrollment questions or assistance.
    Access this solicitation's Data Collection Component through the
    "Dashboard"
    Enter all the required data into the Data Collection Component
    Print the required parts of the Data Collection Component and
    submit with the hard copy of the bid by the closing date, time
    and location indicated on page one (1) of this solicitation. 
    The Data Collection Component allows bidder to re-submit the
    electronic copy of the bid, replacing that bidder's previous
    electronic copy of the bid up until the closing date and time of
    this bid solicitation.
    
    Before issuance of a Standing Offer or a Supply Arrangement, the
    Bidder must hold a valid 		organization security clearance as
    indicated in Part 6A - Standing Offer and Part 7A - Supply
    	Arrangement.
    
    Canada will not delay the issuance of any Standing Offer or
    Supply Arrangement to allow bidders to obtain the required
    clearance; however, Canada will consider awarding a Supply
    Arrangement during the period that is twelve months following
    the closing date of the bid solicitation to a bidder if it has
    received its required clearance and all other requirements of
    the bid solicitation have been met. 
    
    Bidders who have not yet received their DOS clearance from CISD
    by the date that the Offer/Arrangement Authority has issued any
    Standing Offer as a result of this solicitation will be
    considered non-responsive to this bid solicitation's
    requirements for the issuance of a Standing Offer.
    
    Bidders may request that the Offer/Arrangement Authority
    consider security sponsorship of their candidacy to upgrade it
    to the next security level that is above the bidder's current
    security level. Such sponsorship is only available for one level
    of upgrade at a time.  This request may be made in the Technical
    Response Template or at any time before or after bid closing by
    sending the request  via email to the attention of the
    Offer/Arrangement Authority.
    
    For additional information on security requirements, bidders
    should consult the "Security Requirements for PWGSC Bid
    Solicitations - Instructions for Bidders"
    (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/lc-pl/lc-pl-eng.html#a31)
    document on the Departmental Standard Procurement Documents Web
    site.
    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
    • 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

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Steele, Brian
    Phone
    (819) 956-3569 ( )
    Address
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    007
    French
    0
    008
    French
    0
    000
    French
    15
    001
    French
    1
    006
    French
    2
    009
    French
    1
    002
    French
    1
    005
    French
    2
    003
    French
    0
    004
    French
    4
    000
    English
    163
    003
    English
    36
    004
    English
    35
    006
    English
    30
    001
    English
    36
    007
    English
    3
    002
    English
    33
    008
    English
    3
    005
    English
    17
    009
    English
    10
    French
    1
    French
    0
    English
    44
    English
    41

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    ,
    British Columbia
    ,
    Manitoba
    ,
    New Brunswick
    ,
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    ,
    Nova Scotia
    ,
    Ontario (except NCR)
    ,
    Prince Edward Island
    ,
    Quebec (except NCR)
    ,
    Saskatchewan
    ,
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Rotational Sourcing

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