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Multi-Departmental Software Contracts

Multi-Departmental Software Contracts (MDSC) are made available to Government Users Only due to the Commercial Confidential Nature of the documents.

All sole source commercial off the shelf software requirements valued over $2M (GST/HST included) currently require a Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) submission for approval and all sole source requirement valued over $1M up to $2M (GST/HST included) require PSPC Minister approval. As a result clients and potential contractors must factor this into consideration. The client must ensure that their approved funded requisition is submitted to PSPC Software and Shared Systems Procurement Directorate a minimum of 6 months in advance for TBS approval and 3 months in advance for PSPC Minister approval.

For several years, when competitively procuring software solutions and related systems, the Acquisitions Branch of Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has included the potential for other departments and agencies to acquire the same or similar (in scope) requirements. This has been done to leverage the government’s purchasing power.

As these instruments have matured, PSPC wants to ensure that we are evolving our procurement practices to continue to deliver excellent value to departments and agencies. In the course of the daily workload, MDSC can provide significant value to organizations in both the solutions they offer and to the ease of procurement.

Therefore we want to ensure clarity as to the application of these MDSC.

  • Departments and agencies are required to use these Multi-Departmental contracts if and only if they meet that organization’s business requirements.
  • These contracts do not constitute “standards” that departments and agencies must conform to. Only the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) can establish a standard. At this time, the only TBS declared standards are: SAP for financial and materiel management systems, PeopleSoft for human resources management systems, and OpenText for GCDocs.
  • If there are any questions about marketing information provided by software vendors to employees about one or more of the noted MDSC below, please contact the noted procurement officer in the Web link below.

In our role as procurement authority, the Acquisitions Branch of PSPC will review client’s requests for leveraging MDSC to determine if they can be used in individual cases. Additionally, when a client’s software procurement requirement is submitted that could be leveraged as a MDSC, PSPC will contact TBS Chief Information Officer Branch and the client department or agency to conduct an assessment with our support.

I trust the above clarifies common questions regarding the use of MDSC. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. John Penhale, Senior Director, Software and Shared Systems Procurement Directorate, PSPC at (819) 956-2333.

Multi-Departmental Software Contracts - Competitive

Vendor Contract Number Contracting Officer Category Instructions
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Limited EN578-150159/001/XL Andrea Riopel
Integrated Analytics Software Solution  
CA Canada Company T8086-110458
Emily Dolan
Application Performance Management Software Solution  
CSDC Systems Inc EN578-161893
Shawn Cairns
CSDC ATIP Multi-Departmental  
Deloitte Inc. U6150-084942
Phil Sanford
Portfolio Management Software Solution  
Eclipsys Solutions Inc. 45045-110061
Elizabeth Quenville
Enterprise Interoperability Service Platform (Business Process Management Software)  
Hoot Suite Media Inc. EP597-141009/001/EEM Vincent Wong
Hosted Social Media Account Management Service (SMAMS)  
IBM Canada Ltd. 0X001-070088
Margo Conn-Harbinson
Integrated-Learning Management System (I-LMS) Software Solution  
IBM Canada Limited EN578-141240/001/XL David Martyniuk
Pharmacy & E-Mar Managed Solution  
Labware Inc. 87055-130366/001/EE Vincent Wong
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)  
Pitney Bowes Software Canada Inc. EN578-121940
Brock Flemming
Enterprise Automated Template Solution (EATS)  
Premier Continuum Inc. EN578-142821/001/EE Vincent Wong
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning Software  
Ricoh Canada Inc. HT293-122261/001/XL Sampan Chadha
ATIP Case Management and Imaging Solution Software  
Riptyde Solutions Inc.


Elizabeth Quenville
Faceted Document Migration Software and Services Solution  
SAP Canada Inc. EN578-123329
Evan Lecouvie
Business Intelligence- Enterprise Information Intelligence Software Solution (EIISS)  
Sierra Systems Group Inc. EN578-130092
Shawn Cairns
Case Management- Case Management Software Solution (CMSS)  
Statel Capital Technology Partners Inc. EN869-111927
Phil Sanford
Hosted Internet Search Service (HISS)  
WorkDynamics Technologies Inc. EN578-133379
Brock Flemming
Government of Canada Correspondence Management System (GCCMS)  

Multi-Departmental Software Contracts - Limited Tender

Vendor Contract Number Contracting Officer Category Instuctions
CCH Canadian Ltd EN578-110558
Shawn Cairns
Licensed Audit Software Solution  
IBM Canada Ltd. EN578-130071
Vincent Wong
IBM Sole Source Multi-Departmental Contract  
Microsoft Premier Support EN578-142904
Mustafa Hafidh
Premier Support Services Microsoft Basis of Payment Guide
Microsoft Select Software EN578-142905/001/EE Mustafa Hafidh
Microsoft Software Licenses Only Microsoft Basis of Payment Guide
Microsoft Enterprise Software EN578-142903/001/EE Mustafa Hafidh
Microsoft Software Licenses and Microsoft Software Assurance Microsoft Basis of Payment Guide

Government-Wide Contracts

Vendor Contract Number Contracting Officer Category Instructions
Open Text Corporation EN869-070758
Mark Martell
Records, Document and Information Management System (RDIMS)  
Oracle Canada ULC EP466-132616/001/XL Phil Sanford
GC Oracle PeopleSoft HCM Contract  
Oracle Canada ULC EN578-150979/001/XL David Martyniuk
Oracle Maintenance & Support Master Contract  
SAP Canada Inc. EP567-132615
Evan Lecouvie
Integrated Finance/Material Management System (IFMS)  

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