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    PWGSC Relocates National Capital Region Bid Receiving Unit on Temporary Basis as of Nov 13, 2014

    November 4, 2014

    Suppliers who submit solicitation bids (bid responses) to the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) National Capital Region Bid Receiving Unit (BRU) are advised that effective November 13, 2014, the BRU will be relocated temporarily to: Read the rest of this entry »


    Supply Ontario hosts Reverse Trade Show for Suppliers Toronto Nov 4, 2014

    October 23, 2014

    Supply Ontario is hosting a reverse trade show in Toronto at the AllStream Centre on Tuesday November 4 from 2-6 pm, for current and potential suppliers of government goods and services. This event provides an opportunity to

    • Learn how to become a supplier to the Government of Ontario
    • Meet with procurement staff from Ontario ministries and agencies, the federal government and organizations from the broader public sector (BPS)
    • Participate in limited seating information sessions on specific procurement topics

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    TBIPS SO Median Rates Published

    August 12, 2014

    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 Program

    August 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”.

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    PWGSC to Offer Company Security Officer (CSO) Training Sessions in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto, Sept-Oct 2014

    July 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 »


    TSPS SO Median Rates Published

    July 11, 2014

    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 »


    Expression of Interest: Temporary Help Services Advisory Committee(THSAC)

    July 9, 2014

    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 »


    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 »