Solicitation number 0X001-130408/A

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Closing date and time 2014/08/21 14:00 EDT

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    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Request for Information for Canada School of Public Service
    ("The School") 
    E-Content Requirement 
    Duret, Greg
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-0149 
    Fax No. -  (819) 956-9235
    Purpose of this RFI
    The School wants to build libraries of e-learning content
    including a catalogue of online courses to offer a broad choice
    of instructional materials to Federal Public Servants for
    professional development purposes. It is anticipated that a
    competitive RFP for the E-Content requirement will be issued in
    the future.
    Nature of Request for Information
    This is not a bid solicitation. This RFI will not result in the
    award of any contract; therefore, potential suppliers of any
    goods or services described in this RFI should not earmark stock
    or facilities, nor allocate resources, as a result of any
    information contained in this RFI. 
    This RFI is not a prequalification process and will not result
    in the creation of any source list; therefore, whether or not
    any potential supplier responds to this RFI will not preclude
    that supplier from participating in any future procurement.
    Also, the procurement of any of the goods and services described
    in this RFI will not necessarily follow this RFI. This RFI is
    simply intended to solicit feedback from industry with respect
    to the matters described in this RFI.
    Canada reserves the right to change at any time, any or all of
    the technical requirements stated in this RFI
    The School is the common learning service provider for the
    Public Service of Canada. It was created to bring a unified
    approach to serving the common learning and development needs of
    public servants and to help ensure that all Public Service
    employees across Canada have the knowledge and skills they need
    to meet the challenges of the Public Sector of the 21st century.
    The School designs, develops and delivers knowledge-based
    classroom learning through calendar (open enrollment) courses,
    memoranda of understanding (MOU) with departments and agencies,
    and customized modules that respond to central agency or
    departmental requirements, or the needs of functional
    communities (e.g., Finance, Communications, Procurement).
    Specifically, the School's Learning Program Branch (LPB) is
    responsible for designing and delivering individual courses as
    well as programs to public servants across Canada. Learning
    activities are developed in consultation with central agencies,
    functional communities, or though e-learning courseware
    developed by the School or available from suppliers. 
    Currently, the School operates a Learning Management System
    (branded as the iLMS) and provides user accounts on this system
    to more than 250 000 public servants. The iLMS is primarily used
    as a registration, tracking system and billing for the School's
    classroom deliveries and events. In addition, this system
    enables users to access a catalogue of approximately 300
    self-paced online courses which are licensed from suppliers or
    have been custom developed by the School, via XHTML and SCORM
    1.2 or via Rapid e-learning tools, such as Articulate.
    Consequently, the School is building an e-School portal using
    web-based technologies. The portal will include:
    •	the School's Integrated Learning Management System (iLMS);
    •	a user-friendly front-end interface to search for e-learning
    •	an infrastructure to deliver the content; and
    •	A single-sign-on integration to bridge different applications
    The School's Clients for the e-School are Federal Departments
    and Agencies identified in the Financial Act Schedule 1, 2 and
    4.  More information about the School can be found at the
    following address: http://csps-efpc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx
    The School wants to build libraries of e-learning content
    including a catalogue of online courses to offer a broad choice
    of instructional materials to Federal Public Servants for
    professional development purposes. The content should be
    available on-demand, provide self-directed learning
    opportunities, and be accessible through Government workstations
    and mobile devices.
    The School also wishes to access the content in various delivery
    modes, more specifically:
    ·	Self-paced courseware;
    ·	Video-based learning;
    ·	E-books;
    ·	Audio-based learning; and
    ·	Performance support tools.
    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

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    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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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
    Duret, Greg
    (819) 956-0149 ( )
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Canada School of Public Service
    373 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1N6Z2
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable

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