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    Attend the Defense Procurement Information Session

    April 7, 2014

    PWGSC is hosting an information session on the new Defense Procurement Information Session on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ottawa Convention Centre.  Learn about the new strategy and understand how your company may benefit from this major change in procurement practices.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

    Please see the official notice below for instructions regarding registering for the event. Read the rest of this entry »


    NAFTA Threshold raised slightly for 2014-2015

    February 7, 2014

    The Government of Canada’s contracting policies and regulations are affected by numerous trade agreements that Canada has signed with other countries and even one between the provinces (the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)). Of all the agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has the most significant impact on government procurement by dictating some of the terms governing how solicitations are run.

    From a services perspective, the threshold for the past two years has been $78,500.  Treasury Board has recently announced that for the period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015, the threshold  Read the rest of this entry »


    Update: Potential 2014 Renewal Dates for Federal Supply Arrangements

    February 3, 2014

    TSPS Task-Based and TSPS Solutions-Based Requests for Supply Arrangement will be posted on the Buyandsell.gc.ca website “on or about” February 19, 2014. TBIPS Requests for Supply Arrangement are also expected be posted in “mid February”. Read the rest of this entry »


    Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Innovation Forum 2014

    January 24, 2014

    The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is an ongoing federal acquisitions program designed to help kick start businesses and support innovations designed in Canada. The program assists small and medium businesses with moving their innovations into domestic and international markets. The second week of February, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement – National Capital Region is hosting the BCIP Innovation Forum 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


    ProServices to go live soon. Target date for next opportunity to qualify announced.

    January 20, 2014

    Late last week PWGSC updated ProServices Supply Arrangement bidders on the status of the evaluation process for bids received in response to the ProServices Request for Supply Arrangement that was due July 2013.  The process is finally nearing completion with implementation of the Supply Arrangement targeted for February 3, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


    Update: Ontario Management Consulting Services VOR – Due January 22, 2014

    December 20, 2013

    Please note that responses to the Government of Ontario MGS Management Consulting Services VOR RFP are now due January 22, 2014. In addition to the submission date, several other amendments and updates have been published.

    Please see our Primer for New Vendors or our Primer for Existing Vendors for more information regarding this opportunity. See MERX for the latest amendments and updates.


    SBIPS Update: Renewal delayed until early 2014

    December 17, 2013

    According to PWGSC, technical issues have delayed the Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (SBIPS) Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) until early 2014.

    Very few changes are expected in the SBIPS RFSA. If you are interested in getting a head-start, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and to learn what you can do to prepare.


    Primer for Existing Vendors: Government of Ontario Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record – Due January 22, 2014

    December 13, 2013

    The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government Services (MGS) recently released the 2014 Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record (VOR) Request for Proposal. This replaces the 2011 Management Consulting Services VOR which expires June 14, 2014.

    Changes included in the 2014 VOR
    While much of the VOR is the same, the Government has Read the rest of this entry »


    Primer for New Vendors: Government of Ontario Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record – Due January 22, 2014

    December 13, 2013

    The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government Services (MGS) recently released the 2014 Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record (VOR) Request for Proposal.

    The Management Consulting Services VOR covers a range of management consulting services in the following service categories:

    1. Business Metrics, Performance Management and Process Improvement Services
    2. Business Process Assessment and Integration Services
    3. Effectiveness Services
    4. Organizational Transformation Services
    5. Procurement Services
    6. Program Management Services
    7. Project Management Services
    8. Strategic Management and Planning Services

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    Ontario MGS Task-Based Information & Information Technology Services VOR Renewal RFP expected to be posted in March 2014

    November 27, 2013

    On November 19, 2013 the Ontario Ministry of Government Services held information sessions to inform vendors of the upcoming Vendor of Record (VOR) renewals.  We have already covered some of the highlights of the session  and MGS has published the presentation slides. In this post we look in more depth about what to expect with the Task-Based Information & Information Technology (I&IT) Services VOR Renewal.

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