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    Primer: Ontario MGCS Management Consulting Services VOR

    February 9, 2017

    The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) purchases management consulting services through a Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangement. The VOR is similar to a Supply Arrangement and is used by all Government of Ontario ministries and other entities to procure a range of management consulting services.

    Ontario Management Consulting Services (MCS) Vendor of Record (VOR): Qualify for opportunities to provide Management Consulting Services to the Ontario Public Service [Currently closed – Replacement anticipated for November 2017]

    [N.B. This primer provides information on the current Management Consulting Services VOR. The extent to which the replacement VOR will be similar is unknown at this time.]

    This VOR is mandatory for Ontario Government ministries and for Ontario Public Service (OPS) entities who wish to obtain professional services in the categories listed below. It is optional for Provincially Funded Organizations (which include but are not limited to municipalities, hospitals, and school boards).

    As defined in the RFP: Read the rest of this entry »


    [ARCHIVED] Updated Dates and Information regarding Government of Canada Standing Offers/Supply Arrangements, and Ontario Vendor of Record Arrangements

    May 9, 2016

    [ARCHIVED November 10, 2016 – 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]

    We are pleased to publish an update to our SO, SA, and VOR Primers Page and all associated contract vehicle primers.  On the List of SO, SA, VOR Primers page you will find the due dates for open and anticipated solicitations for qualifying for mandatory Supply Arrangements (SA), Standing Offers (SO), and Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangements. This page also includes links to our updated Primers which summarize key details for each contract vehicle.

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    [ARCHIVED] Updated Dates and Information regarding Government of Canada Standing Offers/Supply Arrangements, and Ontario Vendor of Record Arrangements

    January 20, 2016

    [ARCHIVED May 9, 2016 – 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]

    We are pleased to publish an update to our SO, SA, and VOR Primers Page and all associated contract vehicle primers.  On the List of SO, SA, VOR Primers page you will find the due dates for open and anticipated solicitations for qualifying for mandatory Supply Arrangements (SA), Standing Offers (SO), and Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangements. This page also includes links to our updated Primers which summarize key details for each contract vehicle.

    Read the rest of this entry »


    [ARCHIVED] Primer: Ontario MGCS Management Consulting Services VOR

    January 20, 2016

    [ARCHIVED February 9, 2017 – 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 Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) purchases management consulting services through a Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangement. The VOR is similar to a Supply Arrangement and is used by all Government of Ontario ministries and other entities to procure a range of management consulting services.

    Ontario Management Consulting Services (MCS) Vendor of Record (VOR): Qualify for opportunities to provide Management Consulting Services to the Ontario Public Service [Next refresh anticipated for January 2017 (if current VOR is extended)]
    This VOR is mandatory for Ontario Government ministries and for Ontario Public Service (OPS) entities who wish to obtain professional services in the categories listed below. It is optional for Provincially Funded Organizations (which include but are not limited to municipalities, hospitals, and school boards).

    As defined in the RFP: Read the rest of this entry »


    Primer: Government of Ontario Task-Based Information & Information Technology Services Vendor of Record

    January 20, 2016

    The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) purchases IT Professional Services through a Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangement. The VOR is similar to a Supply Arrangement and is used by all Government of Ontario ministries and other entities to procure a range of IT Professional Services.

    Ontario Task-Based Information & Information Technology (TB I&IT) Services Vendor of Record (VOR): Qualify for opportunities to provide IT Professional Services to Ontario ministries and entities (Replacement Scheduled for November 2017)
    [N.B. This primer provides information on the current Task-Based I&IT Services VOR. Based on an RFI released in early 2017, it is clear that there will many changes, including a new name “On-Demand IT Services”.]

    This VOR is mandatory for Ontario Government ministries and for Ontario Public Service (OPS) entities who wish to obtain professional services in the categories listed below. It is optional for Provincially Funded Organizations (PFOs), formerly referred to as the Broader Public Sector (BPS). PFOs include but are not limited to municipalities, hospitals, and school boards.

    As defined in the RFP, vendors Read the rest of this entry »


    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.


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

    October 23, 2014

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

    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

    Read the rest of this entry »


    [ARCHIVED] Update: Ontario Management Consulting Services VOR – Due January 22, 2014

    December 20, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – 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]

    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.


    [ARCHIVED] Primer for Existing Vendors: Government of Ontario Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record – Due January 22, 2014

    December 13, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – 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 Ontario, Ministry of Government Services (MGS) recently released the 2014 Management Consulting Services Vendor of Record (VOR) Request for Proposal. This replaces the 2011 Management Consulting Services VOR which expires June 14, 2014.

    Changes included in the 2014 VOR
    While much of the VOR is the same, the Government has Read the rest of this entry »