Industry Engagement

 

Milestones in the Collaborative Procurement Solutions Approach

November 3, 2016: Government of Canada Wi-Fi Services Invitation to Qualify

Shared Services Canada (SSC) posted an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) to wipeBuy and Sell on November 3, 2016.

SSC is committed to supporting the Government of Canada Information Technology Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and Blueprint 2020 by enabling remote work, networking and teamwork. The Government of Canada Wi-Fi services are a key deliverable for achieving this goal successfully.

SSC is launching this ITQ to assist in identifying qualified industry respondents who meet the requirements for the project. Submissions will be accepted until November 24, 2016. Next steps will only be determined following an examination of the responses to the ITQ.

For more information about the Wi-Fi Services ITQ, visit the butBuy and Sell website.

November 1, 2016: Shared Services Canada (SSC) will host a Video Conferencing Procurement Vehicle Industry Engagement Day on November 9.

SSC is moving forward with its mandate of procuring information technology infrastructure that will enhance security, modernize and improve service to Canadians.

SSC is working with industry stakeholders to replace the current Video Conferencing Standing Offer.

A key deliverable of these services for SSC has been the updating and expansion of the Government of Canada’s videoconferencing services as an alternative to business travel. This is an important way to support the greening of government operations and enable a mobile, agile workforce.

The event will be hosted in the National Capital Region and participants will be able to attend in person or via teleconference or web conferencing. The event is open to interested vendors, service providers and industry representatives across Canada.

For more information about or to register for the Video Conferencing Procurement Vehicle Industry Engagement Day on November 9, visit the assBuy and Sell website.

On March 16, 2016: Shared Services Canada (SSC) issued an Invitation to Qualify as the next procurement phase for the Network Solutions Supply Chain (NSSC) initiative. The Government of Canada is updating and expanding its intra-building network equipment and services to allow for wired and wireless local area networks (LAN) that appropriately secure connectivity to computers and mobile devices at more than 3,500 sites across Canada. The NSSC will be a solutions-based procurement vehicle that will enable the transformation of SSC’s wired and wireless LAN services (intra-building network services), Information Technology security services, data centre networks and wide area network connectivity as well as hardware and software licenses while supporting the maintenance of existing network equipment and services. Please see tr5rbuyandsell.gc.ca for more information.

October 30, 2015: Shared Services Canada (SSC) held an Industry Engagement Day to provide the vendor and stakeholder community with an overview of potential procurement strategies and to obtain input regarding the delivery of WTD printing products and bulk printing products to SSC’s partner and client organizations.

October 22, 2015: Shared Services Canada (SSC) has awarded a contract to Bell Canada to supply network cabling services for more than 3,500 federal government offices, buildings and sites across Canada. More information is posted on lllbuyandsell.gc.ca.

February 4, 2015: Shared Services Canada issued a request for proposals to procure the hardware and services to develop, test and host the IT infrastructure for the Government of Canada’s contact centres across the country.

December 11, 2014: SSC officials met with qualified vendors through workshops and one-on-one sessions to kick off the Review and Refine Requirements phase for Government Cabling Services. This will be followed by a formal bid-solicitation phase, which will lead to a contract award to supply network cabling services for federal government offices, buildings and sites across Canada.

November 17, 2014: As the next step in the procurement process for Workplace Communications Services, qualified vendors met with SSC officials to kick off the Review and Refine Requirements phase (RRR). The RRR phase includes several topic-specific workshops and one-on-one sessions with qualified vendors. It will be followed by a formal bid-solicitation phase, which will include input received throughout this industry consultation.

September 19, 2014: SSC awarded a contract to Bell Canada for Integrated Communications and Support Services (National), to provide SSC partners and clients with a cost-effective vehicle to purchase Voice-over Internet Protocol hardware, software and related equipment and support services, such as maintenance

August 6, 2014: Shared Services Canada (SSC) posted to dfrbuyandsell.gc.ca an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) to procure and implement Toll-Free Network Services (TFNS) for the Government of Canada.

July 22, 2014: Shared Services Canada (SSC) has posted an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) aaAbuyandsell.gc.ca. The ITQ, which closes September 2, 2014, is an invitation to interested companies to supply network cabling services for federal government offices, buildings and sites across Canada.

May 28, 2014: SSC gave an Industry Engagement Day via webcast and teleconference on the Network Solutions Supply Chain Industry Consultation. The focus was on the Network Solutions Supply Chain project, which will transform network operations inside our workplaces and ensure that cost-effective contracts are in place for network equipment purchases and services.

May 06, 2014: SSC published its notice ABuyandsell.gc.ca awarding a contract to Bell Canada under the Internet Interconnectivity Services (IIS), to provide two Government of Canada (GC) enterprise Internet connections, one in the NCR and one in Toronto. Through IIS, the GC is ensuring the continuity of Internet services needed to operate and to provide services to Canadians.

April 16, 2014: As the next step in the procurement process for Hosted Contact Centre Services, qualified vendors met with SSC officials to kick off the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) phase.

April 14, 2014: The Telecommunications Transformation program published an Invitation to Qualify EBuyandsell.gc.ca inviting information technology companies to submit proposals for the transformation of telephone and desktop telecommunications services under the Workplace Communication Services (WCS) project.

April 10, 2014: Contracts were awarded to TELUS BBuyandsell.gc.ca, Bell Canada CBuyandsell.gc.ca and Bell Aliant DBuyandsell.gc.ca to provide continuity of commercial Internet services across Canada. The Local Internet Access Services will replace expiring contracts and consolidate the delivery of more than 4,000 Internet connections, used mostly to connect regional and remote offices, into a single contractual vehicle.

March 21, 2014: A contract was awarded to Advanced Chippewa Technologies Inc. FBuyandsell.gc.ca to renew several core foundational elements which are key building blocks required for the transformation of the GC’s IT infrastructure: Domain Name Services (DNS); Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP); and IP Address Management (IPAM) infrastructure, collectively known as DDI.  These will be key in the delivery of online services for Canadians.

February 27, 2014: SSC held a Data Centre Network Industry Engagement Day with a goal to improve network service connections within and between data centres as part of the Telecommunications Transformation program. High capacity, reliable and appropriately secured telecommunications connections are a key requirement to deliver more efficient operations within government and in service to Canadians.

February 24, 2014: A Request for Proposal was issued to renew several core foundational elements: Domain Name Services (DNS); Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP); and IP Address Management (IPAM) infrastructure, collectively known as DDI.  GBuyandsell.gc.ca

February 10, 2014: An Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) HBuyandsell.gc.ca was issued as the first procurement phase under the transformation of the government’s Hosted Contact Centre Services (HCCS) initiative.  Through HCCS, existing call centre services will migrate to the modern IP based contact centre infrastructure services to allow external and internal stakeholders to contact a government service agent though multiple channels including voice, web, text, chat and video web chat.

January 8, 2014: Qualified vendors attended the first in a series of workshops and one-on-one meetings to officially kick off the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) phase of the Government of Canada’s Wide Area Network (GCNet WAN) initiative.

December 23, 2013: An Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) IBuyandsell.gc.ca was issued for the supply, maintenance and support services for IP Telephony for SSC and its clients across Canada under the Integrated Communications Support Services – National.

November 6, 2013: An Invitation to Qualify was issued JBuyandsell.gc.ca which launched the first procurement phase of the Government of Canada’s Wide Area Network (GCNet WAN) initiative. It will replace the 50 wide area networks that interconnect all the buildings across the 43 partner organizations with a common, shared, enterprise network to deliver consistent service, increase security and reduce costs.

September 24, 2013: SSC hosted an Industry Engagement Day in the National Capital Region, with the option of remote participation via videoconferencing in Dartmouth, Toronto and Calgary. SSC presented the scope, the key outcomes and the procurement strategies for the Converged Communications Services and Contact Centre Infrastructure Services competitive processes.

July 9, 2013: Industry Engagement Day – GCNet WAN Services. SSC engaged with industry on the next phase of one component of its GCNet project, as part of the Telecommunications Transformation program. GCNet WAN Services address the work required to consolidate the wide area networks (WAN) while reducing the complexity and overall costs. It also eliminates duplication and streamlines operations, delivers a consistent service, enhances WAN Security as well as program delivery to Canadian citizens and businesses.