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17-1709 - Short Messaging Service (SMS)


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Basic Information

Reference Number

0000074877

Issuing Organization

City of Calgary

Owner Organization

The City of Calgary

Solicitation Type

RFP - Request for Proposal

Solicitation Number

17-1709

Title

Short Messaging Service (SMS)

Source ID

PU.MU.Alta..17283.C11792

Details

Region

Canada, Alberta, Calgary and Area

Purchase Type

Duration: 1 year
Option: May be renewed up to five (5) additional one (1) year terms

Dates

Publication

2018-01-04 10:17 MST

Question Acceptance Deadline

2018-01-22 16:00 MST

Questions are submitted online

Yes

Closing Date

2018-02-05 16:00 MST

Contact Information

Katie Chung

katie.chung@calgary.ca


Stuart Bell

403-268-4511

stuart.bell@calgary.ca


Description

The City of Calgary (“The City”) is seeking proposals from Short Messaging Service (SMS) providers to set up and host Calgary Transit (CT) Short Messaging Service (SMS). The Supplier will provide subscription service to CT customers and set up and manage a service to respond to text message requests for scheduling information from customers to a short code.
 
The anticipated contract would provide for both a minimum annual revenue guarantee and a percentage revenue share to The City, from advertising scripts through CT SMS.

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Bid Submission Process

Bid Submission Type

Electronic Bid Submission

Pricing

In attached document

Pricing

In attached document

Bid Documents List
Item Name Description Mandatory
Bid Documents Documents defining the proposal Yes
Additional Bidding Instructions

Refer to PART 2 - SCHEDULE AND SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS for full details.

  • Be sure to include in your proposal all mandatory requirements for compliance as per section 3.2 of the RFP. Proponents should also ensure they have responded to evaluation criteria in Appendix H - Evaluation to earn points in evaluation along with Specifications Matrix (Appendix G) and Pricing Form (Appendix C).
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically on the MERX portal online at: http://www.calgary.merx.com.
  • All proposals must be submitted on or before the Submission Deadline.  Proposals submitted after the Submission Deadline will be rejected.
  • Proponents should allow sufficient time to upload their proposal documents and submit. Ensure they fully submit proposal by going through the merx submittal process.
  • Proponents must submit their proposals electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format online on the Calgary.MERX.com portal.

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