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    PWGSC ProServices Supply Arrangement – No Renewal until 2017, Quarterly Refresh Periods Added

    January 23, 2015

    An amendment published today by Public Works and Government Services Canada has extended the period for new vendors to apply to become ProServices Supply Arrangement (SA) holders and for existing vendors to add new categories to their SA.  It has also indicated that the “annual” renewal will not take place until May 2017.

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    Upcoming Dates: TSPS and TBIPS Renewals, Other Supply Arrangements and VORs

    January 20, 2015

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have recently updated their schedule for renewals and open opportunities to qualify on supply arrangements (SA), standing offers (SO), and vendor of record arrangements (VOR). Key renewals include:

    • PWGSC Task-Based Informatics Professionals Services (TBIPS) SO and SA
    • PWGSC Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) Task-Based SO and SA
    • PWGSC TSPS Solutions-Based SA
    • PWGSC Professional Audit and Support Services (PASS) SA

    All existing TBIPS, TSPS, and PASS vendors will be required to renew their SOs/SAs in order to continue providing services under TBIPS, TSPS, and PASS.

    Other vehicles open or soon to be opened for refresh include:

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    Free webinar on “How to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program” – PWGSC (January 20, 2015)

    January 16, 2015

    The Proposal Centre has received notice about an upcoming webinar which may be of interest to any suppliers who have not yet obtained their security clearance. The following notice was distributed by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises announcing the webinar: Read the rest of this entry »


    Learning Services Standing Offer Adjusted Median Rates

    January 12, 2015

    Following the July 2014 renewal of the Learning Services Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement, the Government of Canada has published the established Learning Services Standing Offer adjusted median rates by Region, Category and Level. The rates can be viewed online, or downloaded in PDF format Read the rest of this entry »


    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 »