IT Professional Services - Cybersecurity

Solicitation number 47419-214911/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2021/04/27 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: CETA/WTO-AGP/CPTPP/CFTA/FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama/Korea/UK
    Tendering Procedures: Suppliers on permanent list or able to meet qualification requirements
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    IT Professional Services - Cybersecurity 
    Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) for Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) 47419-214911
    Due to the time constraints and the urgency of this requirement, Canada does not contemplate any RFP bid period extensions. 
    Only TBIPS SA Holders holding a TBIPS SA for Tier 2 at the time of bid closing, in all required resource categories in this solicitation, in the National Capital Region under the EN578-170432 series of SAs, with a Facility Security Clearance (FSC) and a document safeguarding clearance at the Secret level, are eligible to compete. 
    The TBIPS SA EN578-170432 is incorporated by reference and forms part of this bid solicitation, as though expressly set out in it, subject to any express terms and conditions contained in this bid solicitation. The capitalized terms not defined in this bid solicitation have the meaning given to them in the TBIPS SA.
    Should you require more information on how to become a qualified TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holder, please contact the Manager of the Informatics Method of Supply (IMOS) at:
    This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Canada Border Services Agency/CBSA (the "Client") for Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) under the TBIPS Supply Arrangement (SA) method of supply. This requirement is for Information Technology (IT) Cyber Security Professional Services.
    The Resource Categories described below are required on an as and when requested. All requirements will be authorized through Task Authorizations (TA) issued in accordance with the Contract.
    Resource Categories (Levels)
    Workstream 1 / TBIPS Stream 4: Business Services Class
    B.1 Business Analyst (2,3)
    Workstream 2 / TBIPS Stream 6: Cyber Protection Services
    C.1 Strategic Information Technology Security Planning & Protection Consultant (2,3)
    C.3. Information Technology Security Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA) and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Analyst (2,3)
    C.6 Information Technology Security Engineer (2,3)
    C.7 Information Technology Security Design Specialist (2,3)
    C.8 Network Security Analyst (2,3)
    C.9 Information Technology Security Systems Operator (2,3)
    C.11 Information Technology Security Vulnerability Analysis Specialist (2,3)
    C.14 Information Technology Security Research and Development Specialist (2,3)
    C.16 Privacy Impact Assessment Specialist (2,3)
    Resources will not be evaluated as part of this bid solicitation. Resources will only be assessed after contract award once specific tasks are requested of the Contractor
    It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract for 1 year plus 2 x 1-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract(s).  
    Current Incumbent
    There is no incumbent for this requirement.
    ePost Connect Service 
    Bids must be submitted ONLY to the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) bid receiving unit via epost Connect.
    Note:  For bidders needing to register with epost Connect the email address is:
    Interested Bidders must register as early as possible, and in any case, at least six business days prior to the solicitation closing date and time (in order to ensure a response).  Requests to open an epost Connect conversation received after that time may not be answered. Bids will not be accepted if emailed directly to this email address. This email address is to be used to open an epost Connect conversation, as detailed in Standard Instructions 2003, or to send bids through an epost Connect message if the bidder is using its own licensing agreement for epost Connect.
    Due to the nature of the bid solicitation, bids transmitted by facsimile or electronic mail to PWGSC will not be accepted. For additional information on the submission of bids using epost Connect, please refer to the RFP.
    Accessible Procurement
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)’s goal is to ensure that the goods and services the Government of Canada (GC) buys are inclusive by design and accessible by default. Considering accessibility in public procurements is now an obligation in the Treasury Board Contracting Policy and accessibility criteria must be included in the requirements for goods and services, where appropriate.
    Security Requirement
    There are security requirements associated with this requirement.  For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 : Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, Bidders should refer to the Contract Security Program of Public Works and Government Services Canada ( website.
    All questions in relation to this solicitation must be sent via email to 
    Sylvain Desbois at
    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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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Desbois, Sylvain
    (819) 962-8660 ( )
    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    10, rue Wellington, 4th floor
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Canada Border Services Agency
    333 North River Road
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 8B9
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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