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Publication: 2022-04-12 00:00:00
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Advance Contract Award Notice (P2200294)

Process Number PW-22-00992732


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2022-04-12 00:00:00

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2022/04/26 08:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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National Capital Region

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Canadian Human Rights Commission

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Canadian Human Rights Commission

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The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has a requirement for the provision of a full online training to meet its pay equity objectives mandated by the Pay Equity Act. The purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the government's intention to award a contract for these services to Université TÉLUQ, 455, rue du Parvis, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 9H6, Canada. Before awarding a contract, however, the government would like to provide other suppliers with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of satisfying the requirements set out in this Notice, by submitting a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period. If other potential suppliers submit a statement of capabilities during the 15 calendar day posting period that meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, the government will proceed to a full tendering process on either the government's electronic tendering service or through traditional means, in order to award the contract. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a statement of capabilities meeting the requirements set out in the ACAN, a contract will be awarded to the pre-selected supplier. Background The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has a requirement for a turnkey online training program, in both official languages, to meet its pay equity objectives mandated by the Pay Equity Act. The training is to be launched in 10 months with the French version completed by December 2022. The training will be self-guided, allowing participants to be autonomous in their learning process and follow the training at their own pace in the places (at work, on the road, at home...) and with the devices (computer or tablet) of their choice. The work will involve the following: A creation of a turnkey online training program for federally regulated employers that must carry out a pay equity exercise within the federal jurisdiction, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about pay equity. The content of the online training will be based on the federal Pay Equity Act. The English version will be created from a translation of the French version. The training will be in asynchronous mode, approximately 2 to 3 hours long, broken down into topics (that cover the entire Pay Equity Act) such as these: Home and introduction to the training Understanding the objectives of the federal Pay Equity Act Setting up a pay equity committee Creating job classes Determining which job classes are predominantly female and which ones are predominantly male Valuing the work done in each of these job classes Calculating total compensation Comparing compensation to determine if there are differences in compensation between male and female job classes of equal value. Determining the number of payments Communicating results Paying salary adjustments Finalizing obligations The provider will also have to host the training program on their servers, provide the use of their registration management system and technical support as the Commission does not have ability to do so. The proposed contract is for a period of 10 months, from May 2, 2022 to March 31, 2023 with a one-year of hosting and usage of the registration management system (up to 2 500 registration for both versions) at an approximate cost of $6,500/year, once the training is launched. The estimated value of the contract, including the option period, is $310,068. Minimum Essential Requirements Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements: Must be a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution. The training program must be completed, tested and on line by March 31, 2023. Experience, A minimum of 15 years of experience in instructional design and in offering distance education; A minimum of 8 years of experience in instructional design, production and hosting of asynchronous online training; Experience having created a online, turnkey training program, tested, accepted and launched for a government organization at the federal or provincial level.; Experience in leading large-scale customized training projects carried out in partnership with public agencies, professional associations and private companies; Experience in instructional design and online module production; Experience in project management; Experience in educational engineering; Experience in pedagogical support in setting learning objectives, structuring content, as well as the creation and adaptation of content for the Web; Experience in providing support in writing content, learning activities and assessment; Experience in pedagogical processing of content provided for online use; Experience in linguistic revision of training contents (for the French version); Experience in graphic and ergonomic adaptation of the navigation interface; Experience in the graphic treatment of content; Experience in the testing of the training and analysis of clients' satisfaction; Experience in compliance with the WCAG 2.0 requirements of accessibility; Experience in quality, assurance tests (functional, content and ergonomics tests); Experience in dissemination services (registration, follow-up, issue of a certificate, statistics, etc.); Experience in hosting and in technical maintenance of the training to ensure its proper functioning (excluding content and functionality updates); Experience in technical support for online learners. Knowledge and understanding of: Pay Equity; Justification for the Pre-Selected Supplier The Université TELUQ is a fully distance learning university and a leader in the field with more than 45 years of experience. They created the online Pay Equity training for the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) for the government of Quebec. They are the sole provider of this training is currently available online. Further more, this training is recognize by l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrées (CRHA). TELUQ can adapt this existing CNESST training using the same material and platform to reflect the federal context. This contract is all encompassing, whereby TELUQ will not only develop the training but will also host it on their servers, provide the use of their registration management system and technical support. Canada intends to retain ownership of any Foreground Intellectual Property arising out of the proposed contract on the basis that the main purpose of the contract is to generate knowledge and information for public dissemination. Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to meet the specified requirements may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the Contracting Authority identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements. The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is April 26, 2022 8:00 a.m. ET. Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: Lise Andrée Pitre, contracting officer The Canadian Human Rights Commission 344 Slater St., 8th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1A 1E1 E-mail: Trade Agreement This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Revised World Trade Organization - Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business N/A Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) This procurement is not subject to a Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s) The following exception(s) to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection 6(d) - "only one person is capable of performing the work". Limited tendering reasons Due to an absence of competition for technical reasons

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