The $8.3-million deal concerns task-based informatics professional services for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
According to Public Works, TBIPS contracts are standing offers and supply arrangements "related to a particular activity required to address a specific IT need, and ... usually associated with a specified set of responsibilities."
In this case, the Aboriginal Affairs department was seeking capabilities in help desks, operations support, network analysis, project administration and project management.
The contract lasts for three years with the option to extend for two one-year periods.
This particular procurement was limited to aboriginal vendors on the standing arrangement list in the national capital region.
Individual competitors for the contract included Nisha Technologies Inc., Turtle Technologies Inc. and ADRM Technology Consulting Corp.
Four joint ventures also competed:
- Donna Cona and IBM Canada Ltd;
- ADRM Technology Consulting Group Corp. and Randstad Interim Inc.;
- Dalian Enterprises and Coradix Technology Consulting;
- Nisha Technologies Inc. and Contract Community Inc.
Donna Cona was founded in 1996 and has several arrangements with the government, including TBIPS, temporary help services, professional services, cyber protection and informatics.
It is also a Microsoft certified partner and a reseller of Northern Micro and Getac products.