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Indigenous Considerations in the Procurement Process

Parsons Inc. ("Parsons" or "Prime Contractor") is the Prime Contractor for the Main Construction Management Services project as issued by the Government of Canada (GoC) for the Giant Mine Remediation Project (GMRP). Parsons is committed to ensuring procurement will be conducted in a fair, open and transparent manner while addressing Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement commitments and GoC's procurement objectives regarding Indigenous and local northern opportunities.

Parsons applies "Indigenous Opportunities Consideration" (IOC), to all solicitaions.  IOC provides considerable weight in the evaluation for a Bidder’s proposals or bids to the inclusion commitment of Indigenous employment, training, and subcontracting. Bidders are required requested to submit a completed IOC Attachment certification as part of their proposal/bid (Offering). The IOC is worth 15 to 35 percent of a total bid's scoring. Bidders must ensure that their Offering proposal/bid contains enough IOC documentation and information to enable the Evaluation Committee to complete its evaluation. Parsons provides IOC forms that bidders can use to prepare their IOC documents to be included in their bid/proposal (Offering).

Proof of Bidder’s IOC efforts and/or guarantees made by the Offeror must include, but not be limited to, the names of persons or companies hired, trained or contracted, and the nature of the undertakings at the time of the submission as applicable. Offers are only eligible to receive points for demonstrated commitments. Offerors must include all reference material to be considered. Only materials and/or documents submitted in the proposal Offering will be considered. URL links to websites will not be considered. According to the IOC technical criteria, points are awarded within four different categories, as follows:


  • Head Office of the bidder
  • Indigenous Training hours
  • Indigenous Labour as a percentage of total labour hours
  • Indigenous Procurement through subcontractors and/or suppliers as a percentage of total procurement

Head Office - Bidder has an office located in the Area of the Contract.
Indigenous Training - Commitments and firm guarantees for Indigenous training hours.
Indigenous Employment - Commitments and firm guarantees for Indigenous labour hours as a percentage of total labour hours.
Indigenous Subcontractors, /Suppliers - Bidder has provided a plan demonstrating the proposed approach to utilizing local area Indigenous subcontractors and/or suppliers. The plan should include but not be limited to: potential subcontractors and suppliers, list of existing available local area Indigenous subcontractors and suppliers, and outreach to them.

Bidders are requested to complete the IOC Attachment  form even if zero (0) IOC commitments are made. 

Parsons reserves the right to verify any information provided in the IOC guarantee and that untrue statements may result in the Offering proposal being declared non-responsive. Successful projects often involve partnerships with organizations, agencies, and individuals with core capabilities and resources that augment or complement our products and services, project requirements. We value the teamwork and contributions of diverse suppliers in the delivery of innovative, world-class solutions to our clients. Our winning team strategy ensures that the right people and resources are ready for the challenges and opportunities we face every day.