Information bulletin: Required information to submit with a bid or offer

Information bulletin: Required information to submit with a bid or offer (PDF, 522KB)

Effective date

This information bulletin is effective July 16, 2020.

Context

The Ineligibility and Suspension Policy enables Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to issue information bulletins associated with the policy to provide greater clarity for informational purposes only.

Mandatory information to submit with a bid or offer

For contracts and real property transactions subject to the Integrity Regime (see the Ineligibility and Suspension Policy for applicable exclusions), a supplier is required to submit:

1. All information required under section 17 of the Ineligibility and Suspension Policy, including a required list of names

When submitting a bid or offer, a supplier is required to provide a list of names for an integrity verification. This is a mandatory requirement for award of a contract or real property agreement.

Suppliers, including those bidding as joint ventures, whether incorporated or not, must provide a complete list of the names of all current directors.

Privately owned corporations must provide the names of the owners of the corporation.

Suppliers bidding as sole proprietors, including sole proprietors bidding as joint ventures, whether incorporated or not, must provide a complete list of the names of all owners.

Suppliers that are a partnership do not need to provide a list of names.

If a list of names has not been received by the time an evaluation of a bid or offer is completed, or is not received in a procurement process or real property transaction where no bid/offer will be submitted, the contracting or real property transactional authority will inform the supplier of a time within which to provide the information.

Failure to provide a list of names will render a bid or offer non-responsive, or the supplier otherwise disqualified for award of a contract or real property agreement.

If no form or template is included in the Request for Proposal / Request for Quotation / Invitation to Offer, the supplier may wish to use the List of names for Integrity Regime verification form.

2. Any information pertaining to any criminal charge or conviction in the past three years of a Canadian offence listed in section 6 of the Ineligibility and Suspension Policy or similar foreign offence listed in section 7 of the policy

By submitting a bid or offer in response to a bid solicitation or real property transaction, the supplier is certifying the following:

  • It has provided with its bid/offer a complete list of all foreign criminal charges and convictions pertaining to itself, and all foreign criminal convictions pertaining to its affiliates that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, may be similar to any of the domestic listed offences in the policy
  • None of the domestic criminal offences, and other circumstances, described in the policy that will or may result in a determination of ineligibility or suspension, apply to it or affiliates
  • It is not aware of a determination of ineligibility or suspension issued by PWGSC that applies to it, one of its affiliates, or its proposed first-tier subcontractors

If a supplier is unable to provide any of the certifications required as listed above, it must submit a completed Integrity declaration form with its bid/offer.

Suppliers submitting bids by mail must include the completed form with their bid by placing the completed form in a sealed envelope labeled “Protected B”, and addressed to:

Integrity Regime,
Departmental Oversight Branch
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Address:
L'Esplanade Laurier, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Floor 10, Room 10149
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R5
Canada

Suppliers that are submitting bids through the Electronic Procurement Solution (“SAP Ariba”) or using Canada Post epost should follow the instructions to submit the form as provided on the Integrity declaration form.

Note

Only the completed form should be sent to the epost inbox provided on the form. All remaining bid materials must be sent to the address provided in the solicitation documentation.

Any other material sent to this address will not be read or forwarded, and may result in a bid not being considered.

Updating submitted information

In the event that the information the supplier submitted with a bid or offer changes at any point, it is the responsibility of the supplier to submit updated information, in writing.

The Registrar can be contacted at the following address:

Registrar of Ineligibility and Suspension
Departmental Oversight Branch
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Address:
L’Esplanade Laurier, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Floor 10, Room 10149
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R5
Canada
Email:
pwgsc.o.integrity-tpsgc.o.integrite@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

Provision of additional information

In cases where the supplier is asked to provide additional information, including third-party validations, certifications, consent forms, etc., the supplier must provide the requested information within the time specified. Failure to do so may render the supplier ineligible to contract or enter into a real property agreement with Canada.

Supplier due diligence

PWGSC expects a supplier to exercise due diligence as a part of its business processes when providing its list of names, certifications and any declarations.

As outlined in the Information Bulletin: False or misleading certification or declaration, PWGSC will determine a supplier to be ineligible under the policy in the event that a supplier provides a false or misleading certification or declaration.

How to contact us

If you have questions, please contact the Integrity Regime team:

Toll free:
1-844-705-2084
Email:
pwgsc.o.integrity-tpsgc.o.integrite@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
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