Commercially Available IT Training Services

Solicitation number E60ZH-140001/C

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Closing date and time 2018/02/23 14:00 EST

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    Trade Agreement: NAFTA/CFTA/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
    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.  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 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.   Applicable Trade Agreements
    The requirement is subject to the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), 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.  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 
    An on-going Notice is posted on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) to allow new suppliers to become qualified. Suppliers may submit an offer for a SO or an arrangement for a SA by responding to the most recent terms and conditions posted on GETS. This process permits pre-qualified suppliers to modify their SO financial offer.  Existing pre-qualified suppliers, who have been issued a SO or 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 90 calendar days.
    4.  Designation as Set-Aside
    The resulting Supply Arrangements from this solicitation document can be used by Federal Department Users for requirements containing an Aboriginal set aside under the federal government’s Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB).
    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.  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements
    The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements resulting from the bid solicitation will not include deliveries of services within locations within the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, or Labrador that are subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs).  Any requirements for deliveries of services within locations within the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, or Labrador that are subject to CLCAs will have to be treated as a separate procurement not forming part of the bid solicitation.
    6. Offer/Arrangement Authority
    ZH Manager
    Public Services and Procurement Canada 
    Acquisitions Program
    Training and Specialized Services Division 
    E-mail address:
    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
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • 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
    Escander(ZH Div), Lisa
    (819) 420-7121 ( )
    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 Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut Territory
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec (except NCR)
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Subsequent/Follow-on Contracts
    Commodity - GSIN
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