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TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES

Solicitation number EN578-060502/F

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/04/16 14:00 EDT

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 SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS (RFSA)
    TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES (THS)
    
    FOR
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada Identified Users 
    in the National Capital Area 
    
    
    
    PWGSC FILE NO.: EN578-060502/F
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Suppliers interested in submitting an arrangement may order the
    Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) documents and follow all
    the instructions within.
    
    
    
    Notice Of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
    
    
    Temporary Help Services  (THS)
    For
    Public Works and Government Services Canada Identified Users 
    in the National Capital Area
    
    
    TITLE:
    
    REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS 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 is also
    presently posted on MERX, solicitation number E60ZN-110002/C.
     
    This solicitation is to replace the Supply Arrangements issued
    under RFSA no. EN578-060502/D and EN578-060502/E and to
    incorporate the latest revisions to the Code of Conduct
    introduced by PWGSC in November 2012.  For information on the
    integrity measures introduced by PWGSC, please access:
    https://buyandsell.gc.ca/public-works-and-government-services-can
    ada-revises-integrity-measures.
    
    This solicitation is an opportunity for Suppliers who have a
    Supply Arrangement issued under RFSA no. EN578-060502/D and
    EN578-060502/E  to submit a new arrangement to qualify to 
    provide services described in the Supply Arrangement. These
    suppliers will have an opportunity to qualify for
    classifications, streams and/or sub-streams for which they did
    not bid or were found not qualified under the terms and
    conditions of RFSA EN578-060502/D and/or  EN578-060502/E.  New
    Suppliers are invited to submit an arrangement to qualify to
    provide the services described in the Supply Arrangement. This
    solicitation will also provide an opportunity for Suppliers who
    are issued a SA under this solicitation (RFSA no.
    EN578-060502/F) to qualify for additional classifications,
    streams and/or sub-streams to be added to its Supply Arrangement.
    
    REQUIREMENT:
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) invites
    interested suppliers to respond to the Request for Supply
    arrangement (RFSA) for the provision of THS to be provided for
    the NCA.  PWGSC intends to issue multiple Supply Arrangements
    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 contracts against the Supply Arrangement 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 4 -
    Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection and Part 6 - Supply
    Arrangement and Resulting Contract Clauses.
    
    SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (APPLICABLE ONLY TO A
    PORTION OF THE RFSA):
    
    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
    they will comply with all requirements of the SPAB.
    
    Where a Supplier wishes its arrangement to be considered for set
    aside for Aboriginal business under the federal governments
    Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business, Suppliers must
    complete and sign the certification in Part 5 - Certifications
    of the RFSA.
    
    LOCATION OF SERVICES:
    
    Supply Arrangements will be awarded to Qualified Suppliers 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 contract against
    the Supply Arrangement.
    
    MANDATORY CRITERIA:
    
    Suppliers must ensure that their arrangement provides sufficient
    evidence for Canada to assess the compliance of their
    arrangement with the mandatory requirements as indicated in the
    RFSA document.
    
    SELECTION METHODOLOGY:
    
    Suppliers will be required to meet all the mandatory
    requirements.  Arrangements failing to meet these conditions
    will be considered non-compliant and will be given no further
    consideration.
    
    The Supplier selection will be conducted for each
    Classification.  All Suppliers who are compliant with all
    mandatory requirements will be authorized for issuance of a
    Supply Arrangement and will become Qualified Suppliers. A single
    Supply Arrangement will be issued to Aboriginal Suppliers who
    qualify for both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Procurements. 
    
    No limit will be set on the number of Supply Arrangements to be
    issued.
    
    TECHNICAL RESPONSE TEMPLATE:
    
    Suppliers should use the unmodified response template listed
    below in the preparation of their arrangement for both the hard
    and soft copy.
    
    RFSA Technical Response Template
    Electronic File Name: Attachment 1 to Part 3 - RFSA Technical
    Response Template.xls
    	 
    The RFSA Technical Response Template has been posted on MERX and
    is available for download.
    
    INFORMATION REGARDING RFSA:
    
    Information regarding the RFSA can be obtained from the THS team
    members listed below:
    
    Carla Schonauer 
    Supply Officer
    Telephone: (819) 956-1534
    Email: dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    Stephanie Riley
    Supply Specialist
    Telephone: (819) 956-1678
    Email: dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    
    SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT AUTHORITY:
    
    Lan Mao
    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) 956-8465
    Facsimile: (819) 997-2229
    E-mail address: dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-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

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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
    Mao, Lan
    Phone
    (819) 956-8465 ( )
    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)

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