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    New Primers Page – Your Guide to Standing Offers, Supply Arrangements and Vendor of Record Arrangements

    January 29, 2015

    Do you find it hard to keep track of all the key Standing Offers (SOs), Supply Arrangements (SAs) and Vendor of Record (VOR) arrangements that are essential to doing business with the public sector? The Proposal Centre is pleased to announce that we are publishing a series of Primers to give you a quick handle on the many federal (Government of Canada) and Ontario contract vehicles available.

    You can find a list of current and upcoming Primers on our SO, SA & VOR Primers page.

    The Proposal Centre works with small and medium-sized enterprises to help them win government and public sector contracts. We’re here to help! If you have any questions about contract vehicles, doing business with the federal or provincial governments, or any other public sector opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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

    January 20, 2015

    [ARCHIVED May 25, 2015 – This page will no longer be updated. Please see http://www.theproposalcentre.ca/wp-blog/list-of-primers/ for current information on key Government of Canada and Government of Ontario contract vehicles]

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

    January 16, 2015

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – This page will no longer be updated.]

    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 »