Temporary Help Services

Solicitation number E60ZN-110002/E

Publication date

Closing date and time 2014/01/10 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT
    
    FOR
    
    REQUEST FOR STANDING OFFER (RFSO)
    TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES (THS)
    
    FOR
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Identified
    Users 
    in the National Capital Area 
    
    
    
    PWGSC FILE NO.: E60ZN-110002/E
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Offerors interested in submitting an offer in response to this
    Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) solicitation can access the
    RFSO documentation directly from this PWGSC Notice of Proposed
    Procurement (NPP) publication at: 
    https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders  
    
    
    THIS NPP AMENDMENT IS RAISED TO EXTEND THE SOLICITATION CLOSING
    DATE TO JANUARY 10, 2014.
    
      Notice Of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
    
    
    Temporary Help Services  (THS)
    For
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Identified
    Users 
    in the National Capital Area
    
    
    TITLE:
    
    REQUEST FOR STANDING OFFERS FOR TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES
    
    BACKGROUND:
    
    The procurement tool of Temporary Help Services (THS) in the
    National Capital Area (NCA) is made up of two methods of supply
    which include a Standing Offer(SO) and a Supply Arrangement
    (SA).  
    
    The solicitation for the THS Request For Standing Offer (RFSO)
    is presently posted on Government of Canada Electronic Tendering
    System (BuyandSell.gc.ca/Tenders) (GETS), solicitation number
    E60ZN-110002/E.  
    
    The solicitation for the THS Request For Supply Arrangement is
    also presently posted on GETS, reference solicitation number
    EN578-060502/H.
    
    This solicitation is to replace the Standing Offers issued under
    RFSO no. E60ZN-110002/C and E60ZN-110002/D, and to incorporate
    administrative provisions introduced by PWGSC.
    
    This solicitation is an opportunity for Offerors who have a
    Standing Offer issued under RFSO no.  E60ZN-110002/C and/or
    E60ZN-110002/D to submit a new offer to qualify to provide
    services described in the Standing Offer. These offerors will
    have an opportunity to qualify for classifications, streams
    and/or sub-streams for which they were not qualified under RFSO 
    E60ZN-110002/C and/or E60ZN-110002/D. New Offerors are invited
    to submit an offer to qualify to provide the services described
    in the Standing Offer.  This solicitation will also provide an
    opportunity for Offerors who are issued a Standing Offer under
    this solicitation (RFSO no. E60ZN-110002/E) to qualify for
    additional classifications, streams and/or sub-streams to be
    added to its Standing Offer.
    
    
    REQUIREMENT:
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada invites interested
    Offerors to respond to the Request for Standing Offer  for the
    provision of THS to be provided for the NCA.  PWGSC intends to
    issue Multiple Standing Offers for THS to be provided in the NCA
    as a result of this solicitation.
    
    Temporary Help Services (THS) includes five (5) streams of
    services; 
    
    	Stream 1	Office Support
    	Stream 2	Administrative Services
    	Stream 3	Operational Services	
    	Stream 4	Technical Services
    	Stream 5	Professional Services
    
    Individual call-ups against the Standing Offer must not exceed
    the financial limitation of $400,000.00 (Travel expenses, Goods
    and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax, overtime and all
    amendments included) and should not exceed the time limitation
    of 48 consecutive weeks (including all absences, and all
    subsequent amendments), whichever of the two limitations comes
    first.
    
    SECURITY REQUIREMENT:
    
    There is a security requirement associated with this
    requirement.  For additional information, refer to Part 6 -
    Security, Financial and Insurance Requirements and Part 7 -
    Standing Offer and Resulting Contract Clauses.
    
    SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (APPLICABLE ONLY TO A
    PORTION OF THE RFSO):
    
    A portion of this procurement has been set aside under the
    federal government's Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business
    (SPAB).  In order to be considered, firms must certify that they
    qualify as an Aboriginal business as defined in the SPAB and
    that they will comply with all requirements of the SPAB.
    
    Where an Offeror wishes its offer to be considered for set aside
    for Aboriginal business under the federal governments Set-Aside
    Program for Aboriginal Business, Offerors must complete and sign
    the certification in Part 5 - Certifications of the RFSO.
    
    LOCATION OF SERVICES:
    
    Standing Offers will be issued to Qualified Offerors in the
    National Capital Area (NCA).  The NCA boundary for PWGSC is
    recognized as the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
    boundary on the Ontario side and the Outaouais Regional
    Community on the Quebec side.
    
    OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:
    
    The services to be provided will be delivered in one or both of
    the two official languages of Canada according to the
    requirements of the Identified User issuing a Call-up against
    the Standing Offer.
    
    MANDATORY CRITERIA:
    
    Offerors must ensure that their offer provides sufficient
    evidence for Canada to assess the compliance of their offer with
    the mandatory requirements as indicated in the RFSO document.
    
    SELECTION METHODOLOGY:
    
    Offerors will be required to meet all the mandatory
    requirements.  Offers failing to meet these conditions will be
    considered non-compliant and will be given no further
    consideration.
    
    The Offeror selection will be conducted for each Classification.
     All Offerors who are compliant with all mandatory requirements
    will be authorized for issuance of a Standing Offer and will
    become Qualified Offerors.  A single Standing Offer will be
    issued to Aboriginal Offerors who qualify for both Aboriginal
    and Non-Aboriginal Procurements. 
    
    No limit will be set on the number of Standing Offers to be
    issued.
    
    
    TECHNICAL RESPONSE TEMPLATE:
    
    Offerors should use the modified response template listed below
    in the preparation of their offer for both the hard and soft
    copy.
    
    RFSO Technical Response Template
    Electronic File Name: Attachment 1 to Part 3 - RFSO Technical
    Response Template.xls
    	 
    The RFSO Technical Response Template has been posted on GETS 
    and is available for download.
    
    INFORMATION REGARDING RFSO:
    
    In accordance with the Enquiries - Request for Standing Offer
    provision of this solicitation, enquiries can be sent in writing
    directly to the attention of the Standing Offer Authority at:   
    dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    STANDING OFFER AUTHORITY:
    
    Stephanie Riley
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Acquisitions Branch
    Professional Services Business Initiatives Directorate
    Portage III 11C1
    11 Laurier Street 
    Gatineau, Quebec
    K1A 0S5
    Telephone: (819) 956-1678
    E-mail address: dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
      
    
    
    
    Delivery Date: 23/10/2013
    
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    procurement.
    
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    Riley, Stephanie
    Phone
    (819) 956-1678 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 997-2229
    Address
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    Place du Portage, 11C1
    Phase III, Tower C
    Gatineau, Quebec, 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
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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