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Invitation to Qualify - Digital Platform Modernization Phase 3

Solicitation number WS3228586309

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/01/09 14:00 EST

Last amendment date

    AMENDMENT TO CLOSING TIME: Please disregard the Ariba Discovery posting response deadline closing time and Buyandsell posting closing time. All required supporting documentation and bid submission must be submitted by January 9, 2023 at 2:00pm EST. All bids submitted after 2:00pm EST will result in the bid being declared nonresponsive. This ITQ is the first phase of a procurement process by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), for Digital Platform Modernization Phase 3 (DPM P3). The ITQ invites suppliers to prequalify in accordance with terms and conditions of the ITQ including mandatory and rated evaluation requirements. IRCC has a requirement for various Goods and Services for a multiphased Programme designed to modernize and optimize the Department’s systems and processes used to process client applications for immigration, refugee and citizenship services. Following the ITQ and RRR, the RFP is anticipated to contain two streams to allow for Prime SIs and CTVs to be bid on the RFP in partnership. Following RFP evaluations, it is anticipated that the procurement will result in the award of two separate contracts; one to a Contractor (the “Prime System Integrator (SI)”) who will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the DPM P3 Solution and one to a Core Technology Vendor (CTV) who will provide core technology products, licensing, and initial support and maintenance. This ITQ process is not a solicitation of bids or tenders. REMINDER: All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority via e-mail to, no later than December 19, 2022 at 2:00PM ET. Enquiries received after that date will not be answered.

    Contract duration

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    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Department of Public Works and Government Services (PSPC)
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Hall, Stephanie (SPAC/PSPC)

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of Citizenship & Immigration (IRCC)
    235 Queen Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0H5
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    French, English
    Region(s) of delivery
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Variations or combinations of the above methods
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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