According to the original solicitation, Treasury Board is seeking to create human resources tools for a common human resources business process as well as projects in official languages, talent management and compensation and labour relations.
The standing offer is for a year with the option to extend for two more one-year periods.
Bidders for the project had to be pre-qualified as Tier 2 Task Based Informatics Professional Services providers.
According to Public Works, TBIPS are "related to a particular activity required to address a specific IT need and is usually associated with a specified set of responsibilities."
Cistel was founded in 1995 and provides services in security and privacy consulting, management consulting, IT management and staffing.
It devotes 15 per cent of its revenue to research and development in fields spanning power engineering, software engineering and wireless and wired networks.