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TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES

Solicitation number EN578-060502/K

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/07/31 15:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: CETA / CFTA
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    TITLE:
    
    REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS FOR TEMPORARY HELP SERVICES
    
    PERMANENT NOTICE:
    
    This is the permanent notice for the duration of the THS Supply Arrangement Period.  As long as this permanent notice remains posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, THS Supply Arrangements will be issued to all suppliers that meet the qualification requirements of this RFSA.  
    
    This RFSA will solicit:
    (1) Suppliers to become Suppliers for the THS; and,
    (2) Suppliers who have a SA issued under RFSA EN578-060502/H to qualify for additional classifications, streams and/or sub-streams to be added to its Supply Arrangement.
    
    Canada reserves the right to conduct the evaluation of arrangements in cycles, not less than quarterly. That is, Canada may collect arrangements received over a calendar year quarter, in order to conduct the evaluation of all those arrangements concurrently as part of a single cycle of qualification.
    
    Quarterly Evaluation Periods:
    
    Quarter: Closing Date: Evaluation Period:
    Q1 June 30 July 1 to September 30
    Q2 September 30 October 1 to December 31
    Q3 January 3 January 4 to March 31
    Q4 March 31 April 1 to June 30 
    
    
    
    BACKGROUND:
    
    This document will serve to renew the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) in place for the provision of Temporary Help Services (THS) in the National Capital Area (NCA) and to maintain the current Supply Arrangements awarded under EN578-060502/H.
    
    The solicitation for the THS Request For Standing Offer is also presently posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders, solicitation number E60ZN-110002/F.  
    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 Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders and is available for download.
    
    INFORMATION REGARDING RFSA:
    
    In accordance with the Enquiries - Request for Supply Arrangement provision of this solicitation, enquiries can be sent in writing directly to the attention of the Supply Arrangement Authority at:    dgasat.acqbths@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    
    
    
    SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT AUTHORITY:
    
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Acquisitions Branch
    Labour and Relocation Procurement Directorate
    Terraces de la Chaudière
    10 Wellington Street 
    Gatineau, Quebec
    K1A 0S5
    E-mail address:  TPSGC.DGASAT-ABTHS.PWGSC@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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

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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
    Marquis, Lise
    Phone
    (613) 859-0147 ( )
    Email
    TPSGC.DGASAT-ABTHS.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Fax
    () -
    Address
    10, rue Wellington/10 Wellington St
    Terraces de la chaudière
    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
    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
    001
    French
    1
    001
    English
    28
    000
    French
    9
    000
    English
    144

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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