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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 »


    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.