Industry Engagement

 

July 6, 2016: Shared Services Canada (SSC) launched the Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) phase of the Workplace Technology Devices (WTD) Printing Products procurement process for Managed Print Services, with a notice posted today to buyandsell.gc.ca.

The purpose of the Managed Print Services ITQ phase is to qualify the top five ranked respondents who have demonstrated proven skills and experience in implementing and providing printing products and managed print services. These top five qualified respondents who have met the ITQ evaluation criteria will proceed to the Review and Refine Requirements phase. This will be followed by the Bid Solicitation phase and then the awarding of contracts.

WTD Printing Products refers to printers and scanners that connect directly to a computing device or the network, as well as to multi-function devices that combine printing, scanning and photocopying.

Managed Print Services optimize and manage document output. This includes needs assessment, replacement of print hardware, and support services, such as the provision of parts and supplies, with the exception of paper. This service also tracks how the printer, fax, copier and multi-function printer fleet is being used, incidents that occur and user satisfaction.

SSC continues to support its mandate to transform how the Government of Canada procures its workplace technology devices in order to enhance security, reduce costs and improve service to Canadians. The WTD initiative also supports SSC’s ongoing efforts to consolidate and upgrade the Government of Canada’s information technology infrastructure.

For more information on the WTD Printing Products ITQ for Managed Print Services, visit the Buy and Sell website.

 

March 11, 2016: Shared Services Canada (SSC) continues to support its mandate to transform how the Government of Canada procures its Workplace Technology Devices (WTDs) in order to enhance security, reduce costs, and improve service to Canadians.

SSC will host a third Industry Engagement Day on WTD Printing Products on March 21, 2016 via webcast and teleconference. The purpose is to provide an update on industry engagement to date, present SSC’s strategy going forward, and address any new questions or requests for clarification.

The event will also give industry representatives an opportunity to learn more about SSC’s requirements prior to the tendering and awarding of procurement contracts. Through this dialogue, SSC will also draw upon the industry’s expertise in regard to innovative ways to reduce costs, strengthen IT security and make service delivery more consistent and efficient across the Government.

This event is a follow-up to the WTD Printing Products and Data Centre Bulk Printing Products Industry Engagement Days that were held on July 15 and October 30, 2015. This session will not include Data Centre Bulk Printing Products as it is now a separate procurement process.

For more information or to register for the WTD Printing Products Industry Engagement Day on March 21, visit the 1Buy and Sell website.

 

October 30, 2015: Shared Services Canada (SSC) hosted a second Industry Engagement Day on October 30 via webcast and teleconference.

This event was a follow-up to the Industry Engagement Day held on July 15, 2015. The purpose was to: share a summary of the industry feedback received to date; present SSC’s outstanding business issues and questions; and invite industry to register for additional one-on-one sessions held the week of November 16.

The event also gave industry representatives an opportunity to learn more about SSC’s requirements prior to the tendering and awarding of procurement contracts. Through this dialogue, SSC also drew upon the industry’s expertise in regard to innovative ways to reduce costs, strengthen IT security and make service delivery more consistent and efficient across the Government.

For more information about the Printing Products and Bulk Printing Products Industry Engagement Day held on October 30, visit the 2Buy and Sell website.

 

July 15, 2015: Shared Services Canada (SSC) hosted an Industry Engagement Day on July 15 via webcast and teleconference.

SSC is moving forward with its mandate to transform how the Government of Canada procures its workplace technology devices (WTDs) in order to enhance security, save money and improve service to Canadians.

The purpose of this event was to engage industry representatives in a dialogue and obtain their input and feedback with respect to potential procurement strategies for delivering WTD imaging products and bulk printing products to SSC’s partner and client organizations.

The event also gave industry representatives an opportunity to learn more about SSC’s requirements prior to the tendering and awarding of procurement contracts. Through this dialogue, SSC also drew upon the industry’s expertise in regard to innovative ways to reduce costs, strengthen IT security and make service delivery more consistent and efficient across the government.

For more information about the Imaging Products and Bulk Printing Products Industry Engagement Day held on July 15, visit the 3Buy and Sell website.