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Correspondence November 2016

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1. Learning plans for full-time language training in the NCR

Following the Canada School of Public Service’s (CSPS) ongoing transition and in the spirit of continuing to offer you constant support with regards to current and future standing offers, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), in collaboration with CSPS, wish to advise you that learning plans for full time training will no longer be mandatory. However, a language assessment of the learner will be required. You may now obtain a language assessment from the private sector supplier of your choice.

CSPS will accept requests for placement tests until November 10, 2016 inclusively.

Costs associated with the language assessment must not be added to a call-up.

We are conscious that these new procedures may cause an inconvenience for federal institutions. Please note that per PSPC and CSPS, this is the simplest and most expedient solution to ensure continuity of services.

We would also like to remind you that PSPC’s website offers more details regarding the procedures for signing up employees for language training.

2. Withdrawal of the Canada School of Public Service from all standing offers for the National Capital Region on January 1, 2017

The Canada School of Public Service will no longer act as technical authority on the standing offers in the National Capital Region as of January 1, 2017.

Changes to the standing offers will be prepared soon. They will be available for consultation on the Standing Offer Index website, as well as on the Language Training Services website.

The main changes can be summarized as follows:

  • As mentioned at point 1. The learning plan (for full-time training only) will no longer be mandatory. However, the learner will be required to undergo a language assessment.
  • The familiarization sessions for teaching resources will no longer be mandatory.
  • To file a complaint, you will have to contact me as the standing offers authority # EN578-093429, I will work in collaboration with the person responsible for the learner’s training at the relevant department.

The supplier will have to be sure to provide teaching resources who meet, in all respects, the education and experience requirements set out in section 10.0 of Annex A—Statement of Work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the standing offer authority via this e-mail address.

Chantal Charette

Spécialiste en approvisionnement, Direction générale des approvisionnements
Services publics et de l’Approvisionnement / Gouvernement du Canada Tél. : 873-469-3918 NOUVEAU
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Supply Specialist, Acquisitions Branch
Public Services and Procurement/ Government of Canada Tel. : 873-469-3918 NEW

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