Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / CPTPP / CFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall
Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:
E60ZH-2000LS/D Request for Supply Arrangement - Refresh 2
This Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) is a request to solicit bids for the provision of Learning Services (LS) to all federal government departments and crown corporations.
Suppliers interested in submitting a response to this RFSA may access the bid solicitation documents directly from this Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) publication.
This solicitation is a RFSA to satisfy Canadas requirement for the provision of LS to locations throughout Canada, excluding any locations in areas subject to any of the Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements.
The requirement is subject to the provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement, the North American Free Trade Agreement, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, the Canada - Columbia Free Trade Agreement, and the Canada Panama Free Trade Agreement, if it is in force.
The period of the SAs will be from date of issuance to December 31, 2021.
Bidders capable of meeting the requirements of this solicitation are invited to submit a bid.
In order to be considered for a LS SA, it is mandatory to submit a bid online via the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) portal, in accordance with this RFSA by the closing date and time indicated on page 1 of this RFSA.
It is an opportunity to include additional information to your existing SA such as Streams, Categories, Region/Metropolitan Areas. Existing SA suppliers are not required to re-qualify for any Categories for which they already have a SA.
LIST OF STREAMS
This RFSA includes seven streams:
Strategic Learning Advisory Services Stream 2:
Instructional Design and Development Services Stream 3:
Custom and Rapid eLearning Product Programming Stream 4:
Multi-Media Design and Development Stream 5:
Training Delivery Stream 6:
Training Evaluation Services Stream 7:
Each Stream is further subdivided into single Categories. Details of the general definitions for the LS Sreams and Categories are available at the LS page (https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/ocannexa-soannexa-eng.html).
LOCATION OF SERVICES
The document entitled Definitions of the Remote/Virtual Access, Regions and Metropolitan Areas (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/dznrrm-dnzrma-eng.html) are incorporated by reference into any resulting SA.
The following Regions and Metropolitan Areas may receive services under this SA where a Supplier is qualified to do so.
Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western, Pacific, National Capital Region, Remote/Virtual Access.
Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, National Capital Region.
There is a security requirement associated with the requirement of the SA. For additional information, see Component 1, Part 1, paragraph 1.6 and Component 1, Part 4, paragraph 4.5.
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 800 of the CFTA, the CFTA 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.
The services to be provided will be delivered in one or both of Canadas official languages according to the requirements of the Identified User issuing a contract against the SA.
All suppliers that want to submit a response to this RFSA must enroll and establish an account in the Supplier Module of the PWGSC CPSS ePortal (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/spc-cps/iffpe-seeps-eng.html).
Bidders must submit their bid through the DCC of the CPSS ePortal Supplier Module by the closing date and time of the RFSA solicitation and must submit the supporting documentation via email upon request by Canada (this is a paperless bid submission process).
Please refer to Attachment B to Component I of the solicitation for the User Guide on How to Bid Online Using CPSS.
All enquiries and other communications with government officials relating to this RFSA solicitation are to be directed only to the following address:
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.