Following the renewal of the Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Request for Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements, the Government of Canada has published the median rates established for TBIPS Standing Offers by Region and Metropolitan Area, Category of Personnel, and Level of Expertise. The rates can be viewed online, or downloaded in Microsoft Excel or PDF format from the TBIPS SO Median Rates notice. Read the rest of this entry »
Independents/Firms who provide services to the Government of Canada (even as subcontractors/independent contractors to other firms) must register in the Industrial Security ProgramAugust 8, 2014
The Industrial Security Sector (ISS) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) requires all individuals operating as independent contractors to register in the Industrial Security program and obtain an organizational security clearance in addition to their personal security clearance. Independent contractors are defined as “any individual business entity, including: independent contractors, independent and freelance consultants, and independent suppliers and business owners”.
PWGSC to Offer Company Security Officer (CSO) Training Sessions in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto, Sept-Oct 2014July 22, 2014
Are you a Company Security Officer for an organization holding a federal security clearance? If yes, and you are interested in developing a better understanding of the Industrial Security Program and your responsibilities in this program, you should attend a Company Security Officer (CSO) Training Session.
PWGSC has provided the following description of the training session:
“We have designed this one-day training session to offer you an introduction to the principles of industrial security and security in contracting. We will provide an overview of the Industrial Security Program and its services. Throughout the modules, we will focus on the roles and responsibilities of government and industry in contracts containing security requirements. “ Read the rest of this entry »
Following the renewal of the Task-Based Request for Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements, the Government of Canada has published the median rates established for TSPS Standing Offers by Region and Metropolitan Area, Category of Personnel, and Level of Expertise. The rates can be viewed online, or downloaded in Microsoft Excel or PDF format from TSPS SO Median Rates notice.
The data in TSPS SO Median Rates is provided for information and reference purposes, to enable government, private sector, and non-government organizations to review the current median rates. The median rates apply to TSPS Task-Based Standing Offers only. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you supply services to the Government of Canada through a Temporary Help Services (THS) Standing Offer or Supply Arrangement? You may be interested in serving as a member on the Temporary Help Services Advisory Committee (THSAC).
THSAC was created by Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch (PWGSC AB) in 2006. The Committee provides a consultative forum focused on continually improving the methods of supply for the provision of THS to federal government departments in the National Capital Region (NCR). Through the Committee’s advice and recommendations, PWGSC AB hopes to better meet the needs and objectives of the Government of Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »