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IT Training Services

Solicitation number E60ZH-140001/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2017/02/17 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
    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 (CAITS) to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.
    
    CAITS 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 a Supply Arrangement (SA).  
    
    Current IT Training services Standing Offers will be set-aside or not be renewed.
    
    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 $25,000 (applicable taxes included); and
    ii) Client does not require a private classroom training.
    
    b)  A the Supply Arrangement will be used when requirements fit under ANY of the following conditions:
    i) Requirement valued above $25,000 (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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement and the Canada - Columbia Free Trade Agreement, 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 for10 years or valid 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.
    
    Bids received following the permanent Notice will be evaluated within a minimum evaluation period of 60 calendar days to a maximum of 90 calendar days.
    
    b) Refresh Solicitation:
    
    It is not mandatory for existing SO/SA Holders to provide a response to a refresh solicitation (a “refresh”). Suppliers may submit an offer for a SO or an arrangement for a SA byresponding to the most recent refresh terms and conditions posted on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS). 
    
    Canada reserves the right to issue SOs and SAs to bidders who qualify throughout the entire period of the SO/SA. Evaluations ofsuch offers and arrangements will be processed with targeted schedules identifying each refresh due date.
    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 errormaybe 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.
    
    Contracting Authority: suzy.bouchard@pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    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
    Bouchard, Suzy
    Phone
    (873) 469-3963 ( )
    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
    005
    English
    38
    English
    32
    004
    English
    30
    English
    27
    French
    32
    French
    27
    005
    French
    11
    004
    French
    6
    003
    English
    33
    003
    French
    13
    002
    English
    33
    002
    French
    8
    001
    English
    38
    001
    French
    13
    000
    English
    167
    English
    67
    English
    14
    French
    14
    000
    French
    24
    French
    66

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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
    ,
    Northwest Territories
    ,
    Nunavut Territory
    ,
    Ontario (except NCR)
    ,
    Prince Edward Island
    ,
    Quebec (except NCR)
    ,
    Saskatchewan
    ,
    Yukon
    ,
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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