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Solicitation number E60ZT-120001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2012/09/04 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada-Peru
    FTA/Canada-Colombia FTA
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    PROSERVICES - replacement of PSOnline
    Gilmour, Peggy
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-7642 (    )
    Fax No. - (819) 956-9235
    Reason for Amendment:  
    To include an additional GSIN number (D032A) 
    Letter of Intent (LOI) re ProServices, the replacement of
    In December 2011, Public Works and Government Services Canada
    (PWGSC) launched the implementation of the Professional Services
    National Procurement Strategy to reduce red tape, increase
    access and reduce the administrative burden of clients and
    suppliers when contracting for professional services.  To
    achieve these objectives, the Strategy includes the development
    of a single, mandatory supply arrangement for requirements
    valued below the NAFTA threshold, (currently $78,500), which
    will replace the various overlapping procurement instruments,
    such a PSOnline.  This single, mandatory supply arrangement will
    be called ProServices and will contain, initially, categories
    from Task and Solutions Professional Services [task based]
    (TSPS) and Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS).
    The purpose of this LOI is to provide industry with an
    opportunity to participate in Canada wide consultations on
    ProServices, starting in August 2012.  The goal of these
    consultations is to continue to gather feedback on proposed
    evaluation criteria: for example, number of years in business;
    number of projects directly related to categories of personnel;
    possible "grandfathering" of existing  pre-qualified suppliers
    from TSPS [task based] and TBIPS supply arrangements, etc. 
    In the Fall of 2012, a Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) for
    ProServices will be released through the Government Electronic
    Tendering System (MERX). The launch of ProServices is planned
    for Spring 2013, and will be accessed through the single
    e-Portal, Centralized Professional Service System (CPSS).
    The following is the list of dates and locations for anticipated
    	Vancouver		August 13, 2012
    	Edmonton		August 22, 2012
    	Toronto		August 23, 2012
    	Halifax		September 11, 2012
    	Montreal		September 12, 2012
    		National Capital Area	week of Sept. 17, 2012
    Suppliers interested in attending the consultations in
    Vancouver, Edmonton or Toronto, are requested to send an email
    to Peggy Gilmour at, on or
    before August 7, 2012 to reserve their attendance.  
    Suppliers interested in attending the consultations in Halifax,
    Montreal or any sessions in the NCA are requested to send an
    email to on or before September
    4, 2012.   
    Please provide your name, company name, email and phone number.
    Due to space limitations we are limiting attendance to no more
    than one (1) person from each firm.  As the Supply Arrangement
    Authority, Peggy is responsible for the management of the
    procurement and LOI process and can also be contacted at
    Contracting Authority:
    Peggy Gilmour
    Supply Team Leader, Online Services Division, PSPD, STAMS
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Gatineau Quebec K1A 0S5
    Telephone:  819-956-7642
    Facsimilie:   819-956-9235
    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

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • 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
    Gilmour, Peggy
    (819) 956-7642 ( )
    (819) 956-9235
    11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage III
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    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)

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