Notice of proposed procurement

From Public Services and Procurement Canada

Phoenix Pay System: the Government of Canada is looking for solutions


Canada’s public servants deserve to be paid properly and on time for their highly valued work. The ongoing public service pay problems are completely unacceptable, and the Government of Canada is committed to making this right for its employees.

The Government is committed to addressing ongoing challenges with the Phoenix pay system. It has also announced its intention to eventually move away from Phoenix and begin development of the next generation of the federal government’s pay system, one that is better aligned with the complexity of the federal government pay structure.

Stabilizing the current pay system remains a top priority and continues to be carried out by an integrated team from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) led by a dedicated Associate Deputy Minister of PSPC. TBS is also overseeing the development of the next generation federal pay system.

To ensure that both these initiatives continue to move forward, PSPC and TBS have jointly issued a notice of proposed procurement which calls on the private sector to propose innovative solutions in two distinct streams:

The intent of the notice of proposed procurement is to establish lists of pre-qualified suppliers that can provide information and potential solutions to a variety of enterprise-wide business challenges relating to the Government’s current and future pay system. Specifically, the notice of proposed procurement provides a summary of the Government’s requirement, as well as pertinent information that will assist suppliers in determining their interest and ability to successfully meet key conditions to participate in this procurement opportunity.

Private sector suppliers have approached the Government of Canada with innovative solutions to address pay system challenges. The NPP allows the government to obtain information and consult the industry in a number of areas of interest as they relate to the stabilization of the current system and the Next Generation HR and pay system.

In addition to efforts already underway, the Government is committed to exploring all options, and will be working with experts, unions, public servants, and technology providers to address the current pay challenges as well as define the way forward.

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