2020/11/10 14:00 Central Standard Time (CST)
Region of delivery
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
R201BA: Temporary Help Services – Professional and Technical
Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
(204) 891-6126 ( )
Victory Building/Édifice Victory
Room 310/pièce 310
269 Main Street/269 rue Main
Trade Agreement: CFTA / CPTPP
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements:
Temporary Help Services, MB
Telephone No. – (204) 891-6126 ( )
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS RE. BID SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures are being taken on-site at the Western Region Bid Receiving Unit to encourage social distancing. The health and safety of staff and suppliers remains our top priority.
Suppliers are required to submit bids electronically using the Canada Post epost Connect application for the subject bid solicitation. This service allows suppliers to submit bids, offers and arrangements electronically to PWGSC Bid Receiving Units. This online service enables the electronic transfer of large files up to Protected B level.
To use epost Connect to submit your bid, or to get more information on its use, please send an email to the Western Region Bid Receiving Units generic address at
Faxed and hard copy (submitted in person or via mail/courier) bids will not be accepted for the subject bid solicitation.
Given current circumstances and network limitations, some active procurements may be delayed. To stay up to date on the status of specific procurements, please consult Buysandsell.gc.ca.
THIS PROCUREMENT INCLUDES A PORTION SET ASIDE FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS.
New Aboriginal and non-aboriginal offers will be accepted every six (6) months.
2. SECURITY REQUIREMENT:
There are security requirements associated with the requirement of the Standing Offer. For additional information, see Part 6 – Security, Financial and Insurance Requirements, and Part 7 – Standing Offer and Resulting Contract Clauses. For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, Offerors should refer to the Industrial Security Program (ISP) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (http://ssi-iss.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/index-eng.html) website.
Effective February 1, 2017, PWGSC requires electronic fingerprinting as part of any new, renewal or upgrade of personnel security screening request. The accredited fingerprint service provider will charge market value for their processing services and fee charged may vary from one provider to the next. Offerors whose resources require a new, renewal or upgrade personnel security clearance are responsible for absorbing all costs associated with these fees. Learn how this will change the personnel security screening process for those required to work on Government of Canada contracts: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/esc-src/personnel/empreintes-obligatoire-mandatory-fingerprints-eng.html
This requirement is for the provision of temporary help services to federal government departments and agencies in one or more of the geographical Areas listed in Annex “A” Statement of Work, on an as and when requested basis.
There are 2 geographical Areas within Manitoba in the Western Region which are listed in this solicitations Annex A Statement of Work under Article 3. Areas.
There are 4 temporary help services categories:
-Professional and Administrative
-Technical and Operational
-Telecommunications and Engineering Services
These categories are further broken down into classifications viewable at: http://ont-sat-ths.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/procedures/services-eng.cfm
Temporary help services may be required from Offerors who provide the services of employees to other organization on a temporary basis when the other organizations incumbent employee is absent for a period of time; during a temporary workload increase, or when a position is in the process of being staffed.
It is intended to issue multiple Standing Offers to qualified Offerors as the result of this Request for Standing Offer process.
A Standing Offer is not a Contract and does not commit Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to procure or contract for any goods, services or both. Any Standing Offer resulting from this Request for Standing Offer constitutes an Offer made by an Offeror for the provision of certain services to Canada at prearranged prices, under set terms and conditions that is open for acceptance by one or more Identified User(s) on behalf of Canada during a specified period of time.
The resulting Standing Offers including Offeror(s) prices will be accessible to Identified User(s) through an electronic catalogue.
This electronic catalogue will be updated semi-annually (every 6 months) to enable new Offerors the ongoing opportunity to qualify for a Standing Offer, and to enable existing Standing Offer Holders to revise their rates or contacts, or qualify for additional Areas. For the refresh, a Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) and a Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) will be posted on the Buy and Sell (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/) website.
The period for making call-ups against the resulting Standing Offer is from December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
This procurement includes a Voluntary Set-Aside for Aboriginal Business. For further information on the Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business, contact the Aboriginal Procurement and Business Promotion Directorate, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, at 1-800-400-7677 or by e-mail at: [email protected] Call-ups to identified Aboriginal businesses under this Standing offer will be
set aside under the federal government’s Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business, as detailed in Annex 9.4 Requirements for the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business, of the Supply Manual.
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.
4. MANDATORY CRITERIA:
A. For Existing Standing Offer Holders offering services for additional geographical Areas:
If an Existing Standing Offer Holder wishes to submit for another geographical Area not previously issued to them, a brand new offer must be submitted in accordance with Article 184.108.40.206 Section B All Other Offerors, below.
B. ALL OTHER OFFERORS:
Only one offer per geographical Area, per Offeror will be accepted and evaluated. If more than one offer is received per geographical Area, Canada will choose which offer to evaluate.
Each offer will be evaluated against all of the following criteria. If the information is not provided with the offer, the Offeror must submit the information to the Contracting Authoritys attention within two (2) days of request from PWGSC.
Offerors must clearly demonstrate compliance with each mandatory technical criteria. Failure to demonstrate compliance will result in the offer being deemed non-responsive, and be given no further consideration.
1. Offerors must provide a statement indicating they have a fully operational, permanent, commercial office in the Province for which they are submitting an offer.
2. Offerors must provide a statement indicating the office, in the Province for which they are submitting an offer, will be open Monday to Friday for a minimum of 7.5 hours per day, excluding Statutory Holidays.
3. Offerors must provide a statement indicating there are a minimum of 2 full-time employees working in the office of the Province for which they are submitting an offer.
4. Offerors must describe the tools or procedures or instruments in place to test for the various skills and aptitudes for the type(s) of temporary help services category(ies) offered, for example: What hard and soft skill tests are administered by the Offeror.
5. Offerors must describe their current internal quality control process to evaluate overall service and the performance of the temporary help employees, for example: The assessment of temporary help employee during the assignment and after completion of the assignment.
The submission of financial Offers, the Financial Evaluation and the qualification of each Standing Offer are described in the RFSO (see attached).
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.
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