The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to retain the services of consulting engineering firms to provide Professional Services in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (2020-2024) on an "as and when requested" basis under a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA).
It is the NCC’s intention to award a minimum of four (4) and up to a maximum of six (6) SOAs which will be in effect for a period of four (4) years from the date of award or until total expenditure level is attained, whichever comes first. The projects to be addressed under the SOA will be at various locations within the National Capital Region, in the provinces of Ontario and Québec.
All proponents identified as successful will be required to enter into a formal NCC Standing Offer Agreement. Once awarded, these SOAs will serve as the contractual instrument against which individual call-ups can be made (on a project by project basis). The NCC reserves the right to amend any provisions contained herein and/or to issue any addenda.
Call-ups made under a SOA for Professional Services in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (2020-2024) will be managed by NCC’s Design and Construction Division, Engineering Section.
The Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) for Professional Services in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (2020-2024), including its appendices, will be used as the basis for evaluation of proposals submitted in response to the RFSO, and shall be thereafter considered as contractual requirements for SOAs awarded.
Further information regarding the NCC can be found at www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca.
One method of supply used by the NCC to satisfy the requirements of identified internal users is to arrange a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) to provide goods, services or both to the NCC during a specified period. The identified internal users to be served may then be a delegated purchasing authority and may access the source of supply directly, as and when requested, by issuing purchase orders detailing the exact quantities of goods or services they wish to order from the Offeror at a particular time during the effective period of the Offeror’s offer and in accordance with the predetermined conditions. This method of supply is particularly useful in acquiring frequently ordered commercially and non-commercially available goods or services when the total volume or value of goods or level of services that may be required by one or more identified users can be estimated beforehand, but it is not possible at the outset to identify the exact requirements for any given user at a specific time in the future. The NCC foresees a potential need to retain the services of firms to provide ENGINEERING SERVICES IN MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL, as more particularly stated herein and in the attached; you are hereby invited to provide to the NCC a Standing Offer. If you wish to submit an offer you are required to do so, on the enclosed forms and format. Please be advised that the quantity of goods and/or services and the estimated expenditure specified in the attached are only an approximation of requirements given in good faith. The making of a standing offer by the Offeror shall not constitute an agreement by the NCC to order any or all of the said goods and\or services. The NCC may make one or several purchase orders against a Standing Offer, each such purchase orders constituting an acceptance of said Standing Offer for the part of the said goods or services described in the purchase order. A request does not commit the NCC to authorize the utilization of a Standing Offer or to pay any cost incurred in the submission of offers, or cost incurred in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof, or to procure or contract for any goods or services. The NCC reserves the right to reject or authorize for utilization any offer in whole or in part, with or without further discussion or negotiation.
ADDRESS ENQUIRIES TO: Enquiries regarding this RFSO must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority by e-mail at –
as early as possible within the solicitation period. Enquiries should be received no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the date set for solicitation closing to allow sufficient time to provide a response. Enquiries received after that time may result in an answer not being provided. To ensure consistency and quality of the information provided to all Proponents, the Contracting Authority shall examine the content of the enquiry and shall decide whether to issue an amendment. All enquiries and other communications related to this proposal sent throughout the solicitation period are to be directed ONLY to the Contracting Authority named above. Non-compliance with this requirement during the solicitation period can, for that reason alone, result in disqualification of a proposal.
The estimated expenditure for all resulting Standing Offer Agreements is $ 4,000,000.00 CDN including taxes. As operational requirements become more defined, the NCC reserves the right to increase the total estimated expenditure by 20% but in no circumstance will the total estimated expenditure for all SOAs be more than $ 4,800,000.00 including taxes.
BID DEADLINE: July 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
RETURN TO: National Capital Commission, Bid email
Refer to NCC tender file no. AL1812
There is no public opening scheduled.
Evaluation, then, best value between technical and price.
The procurement process of this RFSO is subject to trade agreements: Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), Chapter 5 - Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Chapter 19 - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Chapter 10 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) .
The official Government Electronic Tendering Service website is http://buyandsell.gc.ca . Please ensure that you download your document from this site, in order to obtain all information related to the tender. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received all the posted tender information to ensure tender compliance and not be disqualified.