Moving companies in the National Capital Region have a new opportunity to land a piece of the roughly $3 million the federal government spends locally on relocating office furniture each year.
A notice publishing on the online tending website Merx says Public Works is currently seeking bids from companies interested in entering into a supply arrangement for office relocation services for the next two years. A supply arrangement is a commonly used procurement vehicle that allows government departments to solicit bids from a pre-screened group of vendors.
The work involves moving full offices suites, including furniture, computers, files and related facilities such as boardrooms and kitchens. Companies will also be responsible for disassembling, packing, loading and transporting the equipment, as well as unloading, unpacking, and assembling the furniture at the other end.
Companies have until Feb. 4 to submit a bid.
Last year, Public Works issued eight separate supply arrangements between January and May for office relocations services in the National Capital Region. The successful vendors were:
-Cassidy's Transfer & Storage Ltd.
-IT Services Canada Inc. and Tippet-Richardson Ltd. (joint venture)
-Royal Moving & Storage (Ottawa) Inc.
-Simplex Industries Inc.
-1147603 Ontario Inc. (which shares an address on Stevenage Drive with AMJ Campbell Van Lines)
- 3354709 Canada Inc.
- 6145515 Canada Inc.