1. About the Business Development Bank of Canada
Business Development Bank of Canada (“BDC”) is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. More information can be found at bdc.ca.
BDC’s head office is located at 5, Place Ville-Marie, Montreal (Quebec), H3B 5E7.
2. Purpose of this Notice
BDC, as per Chapter Five of the Canadian Free-Trade Agreement (“CFTA”), and Chapter 19 of the Canada-European Union (“EU”) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) is announcing that it is undertaking a procurement process for prequalified vendors for IT Onsite consulting services.
Following the Request for Pre-qualifications #DPQ-0000138753 for On-site IT Consulting Services, issued on December 11, 2018, BDC plans to fulfill, during the period of August 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, consultant positions for which profiles are further defined below. Documentation related to these requests for consultants will be sent only to suppliers selected during the above-mentioned call for Request for Pre-qualification.
Positions profiles (seniority of the profiles listed below, may vary).
Project Control Officer
IT Solution Architect
Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Automation Specialist
System Administrator/Middleware Specialist
Middleware Specialist/Dev Ops
Business Analyst/Product Owner
User Experience Designer
Data Integrator–Business Intelligence–Junior
Security Specialist in IT Controls & Cybersecurity
Service Desk Support Technician
IT Incidents and Problems Manager
Infrastructure Delivery Lead
Other IT tactical profiles
3. Main Contacts
The person designated below is BDC’s main contact during the procurement process (“BDC Main Contact”), which includes, if any, contractual negotiations. No other individual within BDC team has the authority to respond to vendors unless indicated otherwise by BDC Main Contact: Gilles Magnan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacting any other BDC employee or any organization associated with BDC regarding this procurement process may result in the disqualification of the vendor.
4. Governing Laws
This procurement process is governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws in effect in the Province of Quebec. The parties confirm that it is their wish that this Document, as well as all other documents relating to this procurement process, including all notices, have been and will be drawn up in the English language only. Les parties aux présentes confirment leur volonté que ce Document, de même que tous les autres documents afférents à ce processus d’approvisionnement, y compris tout avis, soient rédigés en langue anglaise.