Refresh/Re-competition schedule

In an effort to keep both the supplier and client communities informed of upcoming events, the following table is provided. Descriptions of the differences between a refresh and a competition can be found at the bottom of the page.

This table presents details of the ProServices bidding schedule.

Date Event description
April 2, 2018

Going forward ProServices will have quarterly refreshes which cover the following periods:

  • Quarter 1:  April to June
  • Quarter 2:  July to September
  • Quarter 3:  October to December
  • Quarter 4:  January to March

ProServices has moved to perpetual quarterly refreshes, which means that it no longer has a scheduled re-competition.  The closing date of the Request for Supply Arrangement (RFSA) is 2100-01-01 or until such time as Canada chooses to re-compete the Supply Arrangement or no longer deems the Supply Arrangements necessary.

Re-Competition results are published. All previously awarded supply arrangements issued between February 2014 and March 2017 are deactivated.
October 27, 2017 Solicitation for the additional opportunity to pre-qualify opens and is posted on Buy and Sell Tenders.
July 5, 2017 Re-Competition of ProServices closed and evaluations began.
May 26, 2017

Re-Competition of ProServices opens and is posted on Buy and Sell

Note: All existing suppliers who wish to maintain their Supply Arrangement must submit a bid.

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Re-competition

In the past, every pre-qualified supplier was required to submit a proposal through the Data Collection Component (DCC) in order to maintain their current supply arrangement (SA). If no proposal was received during the re-competition, the supplier's SA was set aside once the results of the re-competition were awarded.

Moving forward, ProServices no longer has a scheduled re-competition.  ProServices will have ongoing opportunities to qualify (known as quarterly refreshes).

Refresh

ProServices has moved to perpetual quarterly refreshes with established quarterly periods.  The quarterly periods are also known as an "ongoing opportunity to qualify" that run consecutively. Quarterly refreshes are for 1) new suppliers who never submitted a proposal and who wish to submit one, or 2) existing suppliers who wish to submit a proposal because they wish to add additional categories to their ProServices profile.

Existing suppliers who do not wish to add additional categories to their profile do not need to submit a proposal for a "refresh".

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