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TSPS SA Solutions recompetition

Solicitation number E60ZT-16TSSB/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2016/12/16 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: 
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    DESCRIPTION
    
    Request for a Solutions-based Supply Arrangement (RFSA) and Re-competition of Existing Solutions-based Supply Arrangements (SA) under the Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) method of supply. 
    
    Suppliers interested in submitted a response to this RFSA may access the bid solicitation documents directly from this Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) publication.
    
    REQUIREMENT
    
    This solicitation is a RFSA to satisfy Canada's requirement for the provision of Solutions-based Professional Services to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.
    
    BACKGROUND
    
    This document will serve to qualify new suppliers and to maintain currently awarded Solutions-based SAs.
    
    New Bidders: in order to be considered for a TSPS Solutions-Based SA, it is mandatory to submit a bid in accordance with this RFSA solicitation by the closing date and time indicated on Page 1 of this RFSA solicitation and comply with the mandatory requirements of this solicitation.
    
    Existing Solutions-Based SA Suppliers: in order to maintain their current TSPS Solutions-Based SA awarded under E60ZN-15TSSB/B or one of its Refresh Periods, it is mandatory to submit a bid in accordancewith this RFSA solicitation by the closing date and time indicated on Page 1 of this RFSA solicitation.  It is also an opportunity to include additional information to their existing SA, such as Streams, Tiers, Levels of Expertise, and/or Regions/Metropolitan Areas.  Existing Suppliers are not required to re-qualify for any Streams for which they already have an SA, although they must otherwise comply with the requirements of the re-competition solicitation to retain the previously awarded Stream(s). 
    
    As part of its continuous effort to make it easier for Suppliers to do business with Canada, through this re-competition, Canada is making SAs valid from date of SA issuance until such time as Canada no longer deems them necessary.  Suppliers continuedcompliance to the SA requirement will be validated on a regular basis at the discretion of the SA Authority through the Evergreen Certification. 
    
    Refresh qualification opportunities for Suppliers will remain, enabling New Bidders to qualify and Existing Suppliers to qualify for additional Streams.
    
    LIST OF STREAMS
    
    This RFSA includes five Streams:
    
    Stream 1:  Human Resource Services;
    Stream 2:  Business Services / Change Management Services; 
    Stream 3:  Project Management Services; 
    Stream4: Real Property Project Management Services; and 
    Stream 5:  Technical Engineering and Maintenance Services (TEMS)
    
    All five Streams will be structured according to the following Tiers:
    
    Tier 1:  Requirements up to and including $2 million (GST/HSTincluded);
    Tier 2:  Requirements greater than $2 million (GST/HST included).
    
    Solutions based professional services are services that are not related to a particular activity or initiative; they are requirements where Identified Users require optionsonhow to resolve a business problem.
    
    SECURITY REQUIREMENT
    
    There is a security requirement associated with the requirement of the Supply Arrangement.  For additional information, see Part 1, Paragraph 1.7 and Part 6, Paragraph 6.1 of the RFSA Solicitation. 
    
    SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS
    
    Part of this procurement may be designated by one or more Identified Users as set-aside under the federal government's Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB). In these specific cases, (i) the procurement is set aside from the international trade agreements under the provision each has for set-asides for small and minority businesses, and (ii) as per Article 1802 of the AIT, the AIT does not apply.
    
    In order to be considered as an Aboriginal Business under the PSAB, the Bidder must complete the Aboriginal Business certification contained in the Data Collection Component of the CPSS.
    
    By submitting the certification, the Bidder warrants that it is an Aboriginal business as defined in the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business.
    
    LOCATION OF SERVICES
    
    The document titled "Definitions of the Remote/Virtual Access, Regions and Metropolitan Areas" at the following link are incorporated by reference into any resulting Supply Arrangement:
    http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/dznrrm-dnzrma-eng.html 
    
    The following Regions and Metropolitan Areas may receive Services under this Supply Arrangement or Standing Offer where a Supplier is qualified to do so.
    
    Regions:
    
    Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western, Pacific, National Capital, Remote/Virtual Access.
    
    Metropolitan Areas:
    
    Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, National Capital Region.
    
    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 SA.
    
    CENTRALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SYSTEM (CPSS)
    
    All suppliers that want to submit a response to this RFSA must enroll and establish an account in the Supplier Module of the PWGSC Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) e-Portal (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/iffpe-seeps-eng.html). Instructions on accessing the Supplier Module e-Portal application are specified in the RFSA document.
    
    Bidders must submit their bid through the DCC of the CPSS e-Portal Supplier Module by the closing date and time of the RFSA solicitationand must submit the supporting documentation via email upon request by Canada (this is a paperless bid submission process).
    
    ENQUIRIES
    
    All enquiries and other communications with government officials relating to this RFSA solicitation are to be directed only to the following address:
    
    TPSGC.SPTS-TSPS.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

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • 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

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Charland, Claudia
    Phone
    (873) 469-4458 ( )
    Fax
    (819) 956-9235
    Address
    11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
    10C1, Place du Portage III
    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
    006
    English
    57
    006
    French
    12
    005
    English
    49
    005
    French
    4
    004
    English
    95
    004
    French
    10
    003
    English
    105
    003
    French
    11
    002
    English
    116
    002
    French
    15
    001
    English
    138
    001
    French
    13
    000
    English
    404
    000
    French
    50

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    ,
    British Columbia
    ,
    Manitoba
    ,
    New Brunswick
    ,
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    ,
    Nova Scotia
    ,
    Northwest Territories
    ,
    Nunavut Territory
    ,
    Ontario (except NCR)
    ,
    Prince Edward Island
    ,
    Quebec (except NCR)
    ,
    Saskatchewan
    ,
    Yukon
    ,
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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