Doing Business with the Government of Canada

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Doing Business with the Government of Canada
Doing Business with
the Government of
Canada
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Canada
2010
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Works and Government Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A
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Outline
Part 1: Overview of Federal Government Purchasing
Part 2: The Contracting Process
Part 3: Standing Offers (SOs) and Supply Arrangements
(SAs)
Part 4: Registering Your Company
Part 5: Marketing
Part 6: Bidding
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Part 1:
Overview of Federal
Government Purchasing
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Public Works & Government Services
Canada
Transport
Canada
Canada Revenue
Agency
PWGSC
Department of
Fisheries and
Oceans
Supplier
Industry
Canada
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Who does the buying?
3-Year Average (2007/2008-2009/2010)
Government of Canada - $27.7B
Spend
Inter-departmental transfers,
Leases, etc. - $5.2B
Contract
Common Goods, Services & Construction - $22.5B
Managed by PWGSC-AB - $15.4B
Value
OGD
Processed $3.3B
Includes $7.6B in Military
Procurement
Decentralized
Buying
Departments conduct 88% of government contractual documents, accounting
for 18% of the total contracted value.
Specialized
Contracting
PWGSC conducts 12% of government contractual documents, accounting
for 82% of the total contracted value, comprising mostly complex/higher risk
contracts.
Source: Spend, Reporting and Market Analysis Directorate, PWGSC, September, 2011
Goods and Services Sold by Pacific Vendors
(across the Country)
FY2007-08 to FY2009-10, Yearly Average
In millions of dollars
Sector
Construction
Goods
Services
Total
Source: AIS, August 2010
Small
$75M
$124M
$151M
$350M
%
82%
43%
43%
48%
Vendor Size
Medium
%
$14M
15%
$80M
28%
$72M
20%
$166M
23%
Large
$3M
$83M
$131M
$217M
%
3%
29%
37%
30%
Total
$92M
$287M
$354M
$733M
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Pacific Region Demand
FY 2010-11
Here are the top goods and services provided to government departments in BC/Yukon:
1. Construction
$150 m
2. Vehicle and Equipment Rentals
$45 m
3. IT Equipment, Software, Supplies and Support
$25 m
4. Ground and Motor Vehicles
$20 m
5. Maintenance and Repair Services
$19 m
6. Professional and Administrative Services
$15 m
7. Custodial and Operations Services
$12.5 m
8. Environmental Services
$11 m
9. Architect and Engineering Services
$10 m
10. Watercraft
$9.5 m
Federal Government Procurement
The Government of Canada buys…
STUFF
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Part 2:
The Contracting Process
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Who Does the Buying?
All Federal Departments
$0 - $24,999
•Departments are able to make purchases
using the method of their choice
PWGSC and Some Federal
Departments
+ $25,000
•Purchased using MERX™
or supplier systems*
• Governed by trade agreements
*Exceptions Apply
Competitive Contracting
•
Request for quotation
(RFQ) – low dollar value
purchases
•
Request for proposal
(RFP) - MERX™
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Non-Competitive Contracting
•Pressing Emergencies
•Public Interest (e.g. national security)
•A single supplier (e.g. Patent)
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Part 3:
Standing Offers (SOs)
and
Supply Arrangements (SAs)
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SO/SA - Recurring Purchases
Goods and services purchased on a regular
basis where…
• a future need is anticipated
• precise demand is unknown
• the contract is formed when a
call-up is issued
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What is a Standing Offer (SO)?
It prequalifies suppliers to provide goods and/or services
on an ‘as-required’ basis
• Pre-arranged prices
• Set terms and conditions
• Specific timeframe
• Can be national, regional or
departmental
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What is a Supply Arrangement (SA)?
Non-binding agreement to provide goods and services ‘asrequired’
• Pool of qualified suppliers
• Pre-determined terms and
conditions
• Allows for greater flexibility
resulting contract
of
• Simplified RFP process
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What’s Next?
• Find out if Standing Offers or Supply Arrangements exist for
your goods or services
• If one exists:
• Is it mandatory?
• When is it competed/re-competed?
• (Check contracts history/MERX™)
• Speak to a key contact or contact OSME
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Part 4:
Getting Started
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Registering Your Company
1. Supplier Registration Information
2. Professional Services Online
3. SELECT
4. MERX™
5. Other systems
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www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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1. Supplier Registration Information (SRI)
Service
• Directory of businesses potentially
used by federal government buyers
• Register using your Canada
Revenue Agency GST/HST or
Business Number
• Register:
• Online: www.buyandsell.gc.ca
• By telephone: 1-800-811-1148
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Why Register in SRI?
• Mandatory to do business with PWGSC
• Registration is free
• Required to register in other
PWGSC databases
• Download federal opportunities
for free on MERX™
• You will receive your Procurement Business
Number (PBN) – you need this to get paid!
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2. Professional Services Online (PS Online)
• Database for suppliers offering services such as:
- Information Technology
- Human Resources Management
- Organizational Development
• Been in business for 1 Year
• Form of Supply Arrangement (Pre-qualification
and Simplified RFP process)
• For professional services contracts up to $78,500
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Why Register in PS Online?
• Pre-qualify to become a supplier of professional services
• Used by government buyers
across Canada
• Access contracts not posted
on MERXTM (under $78,500)
• Register at any time
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3. SELECT
• Database of pre-approved suppliers in
• Construction
• Architecture
• Engineering
• Related maintenance
and consulting services
• Been in business for 3 years
• PWSGC buyers use it for contracts up to:
• $78,500 – Architecture and engineering
• $100,000 – Construction and trades
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Why Register in SELECT?
• Point rated rotational system
• Access contracts under
$78,500/$100,000 that are not
posted on MERX™
• Register at any time
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4. www.merx.com
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Recap
• Register in SRI
• Register in PS Online and/or
SELECT (if applicable) for other
pre-qualified systems
• Register in MERX™
• Check for other pre-qualified
systems
• Call OSME for help
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Part 5:
Marketing
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Marketing to the Federal Government
• Marketing to the government is similar to marketing to
the private sector
•
Have your elevator pitch ready
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Provide contacts with your website
•
Set a clear objective for what you want
to accomplish with the government
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Where Do You Market Your Company?
PWGSC
Departmental
Materiel
Managers
Supplier
End User
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Contract History
www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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Pre-Qualified Supplier Data
www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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Proactive Disclosure
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www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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Procurement Allocations Directory (PAD)
www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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Departmental Materiel Managers
www.buyandsell.gc.ca
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Government Electronic Directory Service
(GEDS)
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Recap
Research how your goods or services are bought
• Contracts History
• Proactive disclosure
 Use buy and sell to find key contacts
• PAD
• Material managers
• GEDS
Need help? Contact OSME
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Part 6:
Bidding
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You realize we're sitting on 45,000 pounds
of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing
that has 270,000 moving parts built by the
lowest bidder? Makes you feel good
doesn't it?
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Evaluation Methods
•Evaluation must be conducted
using predefined, published criteria
•Bids that do not meet all
mandatory requirements are
deemed non-compliant
•Selection can be based on lowest
price, point-rated criteria or a
combination of both
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Tips for Bidding
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Read all terms and conditions thoroughly
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Meet all mandatory requirements
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Follow the instructions completely
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During bid process, the buyer is your only
contact
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Request a debrief!
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How can I follow up?
Debriefings
• Request a debriefing from the Contracting Authority
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your bid
and how and why the contract award decision was
made
• Schedule within 3 weeks of the contract award date
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SNC Lavalin O&M
SNC-Lavalin O&M, through a competitive procurement
process, holds the contract to deliver real property services
in Crown Owned Buildings.
Projects under $200K
•Pre-qualify to be invited to bid
•Vendors are invited on a rotational basis
Projects over
$200K
•On MERX™
•Open to all vendors
www.snclavalin.com
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Canadian Innovation Commercialization
Program (CICP)
www.buyandsell.gc.ca/innovations
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Points to Remember
• Are there opportunities??? YES!
• Register your company
• Search for opportunities on MERX™
• Research the markets and make yourself
known to the buyers and end-users
• When bidding, pay attention to detail
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National Resources for SMEs
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PWGSC: www.pwgsc.gc.ca
OSME: www.pwgsc.gc.ca/sme
Buy and Sell: www.buyandsell.gc.ca
Office of Procurement Ombudsman: www.opo-boa.gc.ca
Supplier Registration Information: https://srisupplier.contractscanada.gc.ca
Professional Services Online (PS Online): https://www.achatsetventesbuyandsell.gc.ca/eng/professionalservicesonline
SELECT: https://select.pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca/
Pre-Qualified Supplier Data: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/pre-qualified-supplier-data
Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS): http://sage-geds.tpsgcpwgsc.gc.ca/
MERX™: www.merx.com
BC Bid : www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca
SNC-Lavalin ProFac Vendor Management: http://www.snclavalin.com
National toll-free InfoLine: 1-800-811-1148
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Pacific Region Contacts
Calvin Yan – Stakeholder Engagement
(Tel.) 604-666-2635 (E-mail) [email protected]
Scarlett Chan – Supply Team Leader
(Tel.) 604-775-9382 (E-mail) [email protected]
Walker Pautz – Supply Officer
(Tel.) 604-666-0432 (E-mail) [email protected]
Sarah Allin – Communications Officer
(Tel.) 604-666-8343 (E-mail) [email protected]
OSME BC/YUKON toll-free InfoLine
1-866-602-0403
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/osme-pacific
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Questions?
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