MERX Contract Opportunities Report For Geomatics in Canada
GoGeomatics Canada is quite a keen on MERX. They publish a lot of opportunities for doing business relating to geomatics with the government. For those of you who do not know what MERX is here is an explanation from the MERX website:
“MERX is the most complete source of Canadian public tenders, Agencies, Crown & Private corporations, U.S. tenders and private-sector construction news available in Canada. MERX has leveled the playing field so that businesses of any size can have easy and affordable access to billions of dollars in contracting opportunities with the Government of Canada (GC), participating provincial and municipal governments, the U.S. Government, state and local governments, and the private sector.” – MERX
It’s free to visit the website and to look at the RFPs descriptions but you have to pay to download the full RFPs. So if you are a geomatics business or thinking of getting into the geomatics business, MERX is a place to go and look at opportunities. To see the full documents and all the information you need be sure to buy a subscription or purchase individual RFPs.
GoGeomatics will briefly list the public information from MERX relating to geomatics in Canada. If it proves popular we will keep it up as a regular new feature. Word to the wise. These RFPs are all time sensitive so if you are serious about bidding on them you should be going to MERX everyday to keep abreast of the new opportunities.
There are requests for human resources on MERX. So that means MERX is where a lot of the HR companies come to get contracts with the Federal government. You will see these jobs come under many different RFP’s. Almost all of them are with companies that hold preexisting arrangements with the government. The TBIPS announcement below is one of them. You can’t actually bid into it unless you are on the list. How do you get on the list? See this page on the procurement process for more information.
Without further fanfare here is what has come out most recently.
COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF A PAN-CANADIAN GEOMATICS COMMUNITY STRATEGY
Published 2013-04-11 / Closing 2013-05-21
Solicitation Number NRCan-5000012622
Organization Name Natural Resources Canada
By means of this RFP, NRCan is seeking proposals from bidders for an expert(s) in strategy development and community building and engagement for the conceptualization, development and implementation of engagement processes customized to support each phase of the development of a Pan-Canadian GEOMATICS Community Strategy via the multi-stakeholder Round Table and the consolidation and/or development of strategy content in close collaboration with the Round Table and/or its Steering Committee.
Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Requirement
Published 2013-05-06 / Closing 2013-05-17
Solicitation Number FP802-130020
Organization Name Fisheries and Oceans Canada
This requirement is open only to those Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under TIER 1 – $0 -$2M stream for GEOMATICS Services. This requirement is open only to those invited TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under the categories.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) requires the assistance of the following resources categories
One (1) GIS Application Architect Level 2
One (1) GIS Programmer/Analyst Level 2
One (1) GIS Web Mapping Developer Level 2
Here is a direct link to MERX