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  1. 1. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Request for Proposals Project Title Ministry of _________________Request for Proposals Number: _________ Issue date: ________________ Closing Time: Proposal must be received before 2:00 PM Pacific Time on: (Insert Date) GOVERNMENT CONTACT PERSON: All enquiries related to this Request for Proposals (RFP), including any requests for information and clarification, are to be directed, in writing, to the following person who will respond if time permits. Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon. Enquiries and any responses will be recorded and may be distributed to all Proponents at the Province’s option. <<name, title, address, fax, e-mail>> DELIVERY OF PROPOSALS: (Author: choose one instruction and delete the other or keep A and B if both will be used) Proposals must not be sent by mail, facsimile or e-mail. Proposals are to be submitted to the closing location as follows: A. (Insert Number) complete hard-copies(and x copies on diskettes or CDs) must be delivered by hand or courier to: Purchasing Services Branch c/o 2nd Floor 563 Superior Street Victoria, B.C. V8V 1T7 Attention:__________ Proposal envelopes should be clearly marked with the name and address of the Proponent, the Request for Proposals number, and the project or program title. OR B. One complete electronic proposal must be received in accordance with BC Bid instructions for e-bidding. Only pre-authorized e-bidders registered on the BC Bid system can submit electronic bids. PROPONENTS’ MEETING: (Author: choose one instruction and delete the other)  A Proponents’ meeting will be held at: (Insert Date and Time) Note: A transcript or minutes of the meeting will be distributed to those Proponents (Insert Address Line1) who have returned the Receipt Confirmation Form. Attendance is optional. Oral questions will be allowed at the Proponents’ meeting. However, questions of a complex (Insert Address Line2) nature, or questions where the Proponent requires anonymity, should be forwarded in (Insert Address Line3) writing, prior to the meeting, to the Government Contact person designated above.  A Proponents’ meeting will not be held. PROPONENT SECTION: For hard-copy proposals, a person authorized to sign on behalf of the Proponent must complete and sign the Proponent Section (below), leaving the rest of this page otherwise unaltered, and include the originally-signed and completed page with the first copy of the proposal. For electronic proposals, all parts of the Proponent Section (below) must be completed except the signature field, as the BC Bid e-bidding key is deemed to be an original signature. The rest of this page must be otherwise unaltered and submitted as part of your proposal. The enclosed proposal is submitted in response to the above-referenced Request for Proposals, including any addenda. Through submission of this proposal we agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposals and agree that any inconsistent provisions in our proposal will be as if not written and do not exist. We have carefully read and examined the Request for Proposals, including the Administrative Section, and have conducted such other investigations as were prudent and reasonable in preparing the proposal. We agree to be bound by statements and representations made in our proposal. Signature of Authorized Representative: Legal Name of Proponent (and Doing Business As Name, if applicable): Printed Name of Authorized Representative: Address of Proponent: Title: Date: Authorized Representative phone, fax or email address (if available): Revised 2009/12
  2. 2. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Table of Contents ATTENTION RFP AUTHOR—WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED WRITING THIS DOCUMENT, CLICK ON THE TABLE OF CONTENTS BELOW, USE F9 TO UPDATE IT, THEN DELETE THIS INSTRUCTION. 1. SUMMARY OF THE REQUIREMENT...............................................................................5 2. ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS..........................................................................................5 3. MINISTRY SITUATION/OVERVIEW...............................................................................5 4. REQUIREMENTS 6 5. EVALUATION 6 6. PROPOSAL FORMAT 7 7. PROPONENT RESPONSE..............................................................................................7 Revised 2009/12
  3. 3. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. A. Definitions and Administrative Requirements 1. Definitions Throughout this Request for Proposals, the following definitions apply: 5. Eligibility a) Proposals will not be evaluated if the Proponent’s current or past a) “SSBC” means Shared Services BC of the Ministry of corporate or other interests may, in the Province’s opinion, give Citizens’ Services; rise to a conflict of interest in connection with the project described in this Request for Proposals. This includes, but is not b) “Contract” means the written agreement resulting from this limited to, involvement by a Proponent in the preparation of this Request for Proposals executed by the Province and the Request for Proposals. If a Proponent is in doubt as to whether Contractor; there might be a conflict of interest, the Proponent should consult with the Government Contact Person listed on page 1 prior to c) “Contractor” means the successful Proponent to this Request submitting a proposal. for Proposals who enters into a written Contract with the b) Proposals from not-for-profit agencies will be evaluated against the Province; same criteria as those received from any other Proponents. d) “Ministry” means ________________; insert ministry name 6. Evaluation e) “must”, or “mandatory” means a requirement that must be Evaluation of proposals will be by a committee formed by the Province and met in order for a proposal to receive consideration; may include employees and contractors of the Province. All personnel will be bound by the same standards of confidentiality. The Province’s intent is to f) “Proponent” means an individual or a company that submits, enter into a Contract with the Proponent who has the highest overall ranking. or intends to submit, a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals; 7. Negotiation Delay If a written Contract cannot be negotiated within thirty days of notification of g) “Province” means Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the the successful Proponent, the Province may, at its sole discretion at any time Province of British Columbia and includes SSBC and the thereafter, terminate negotiations with that Proponent and either negotiate a Ministry; Contract with the next qualified Proponent or choose to terminate the Request for Proposals process and not enter into a Contract with any of the h) “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” means the process Proponents. described in this document; and 8. Debriefing i) “should” or “desirable” means a requirement having a At the conclusion of the Request for Proposals process, all Proponents will be significant degree of importance to the objectives of the notified. Unsuccessful Proponents may request a debriefing meeting with the Request for Proposals. Province. 9. Alternative Solutions 2. Terms and Conditions If alternative solutions are offered, please submit the information in the same The following terms and conditions will apply to this Request for format, as a separate proposal. Proposals. Submission of a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals indicates acceptance of all the terms that follow and that are 10. Changes to Proposals included in any addenda issued by the Province. Provisions in proposals By submission of a clear and detailed written notice, the Proponent may that contradict any of the terms of this Request for Proposals will be as if amend or withdraw its proposal prior to the closing date and time. Upon not written and do not exist. closing time, all proposals become irrevocable. The Proponent will not change the wording of its proposal after closing and no words or comments 3. Additional Information Regarding the will be added to the proposal unless requested by the Province for purposes of Request for Proposals clarification. [Author: include this paragraph if using Receipt Confirmation Form for additional information OR for notification of Proponents 11. Proponents’ Expenses Meeting] Proponents are advised to fill out and return the attached Proponents are solely responsible for their own expenses in preparing a Receipt Confirmation Form. proposal and for subsequent negotiations with the Province, if any. If the AND/OR Province elects to reject all proposals, the Province will not be liable to any [Author: include this paragraph if additional information will be Proponent for any claims, whether for costs or damages incurred by the posted only on BC Bid] Proponent in preparing the proposal, loss of anticipated profit in connection All subsequent information regarding this Request for Proposals, with any final Contract, or any other matter whatsoever. including changes made to this document will be posted on the BC Bid website at www.bcbid.ca. It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent 12. Limitation of Damages to check for amendments on the BC Bid website. Further to the preceding paragraph, the Proponent, by submitting a proposal, agrees that it will not claim damages, for whatever reason, relating to the 4. Late Proposals Contract or in respect of the competitive process, in excess of an amount Proposals will be marked with their receipt time at the closing location. equivalent to the reasonable costs incurred by the Proponent in preparing its Only complete proposals received and marked before closing time will proposal and the Proponent, by submitting a proposal, waives any claim for be considered to have been received on time. loss of profits if no Contract is made with the Proponent. Hard-copies of late proposals will not be accepted and will be returned to the Proponent. Electronic proposals that are received late will be 13. Proposal Validity marked late and will not be considered or evaluated. Proposals will be open for acceptance for at least 90 days after the closing In the event of a dispute, the proposal receipt time as recorded at the date. closing location shall prevail whether accurate or not. Revised 2009/12
  4. 4. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. 14. Firm Pricing Proponent will acquire any legal or equitable rights or privileges relative to Prices will be firm for the entire Contract period unless this Request for the goods or services until the occurrence of both such events. Proposals specifically states otherwise. 20. Contract 15. Currency and Taxes By submission of a proposal, the Proponent agrees that should its proposal be successful the Proponent will enter into a Contract with the Province on the Prices quoted are to be: terms set out in Appendix B. a) in Canadian dollars; 21. Liability for Errors b) inclusive of duty, where applicable; FOB destination, While the Province has used considerable efforts to ensure information in this delivery charges included where applicable; and Request for Proposals is accurate, the information contained in this Request for Proposals is supplied solely as a guideline for Proponents. The c) exclusive of Goods and Services Tax and Provincial Sales information is not guaranteed or warranted to be accurate by the Province, nor Tax. is it necessarily comprehensive or exhaustive. Nothing in this Request for Proposals is intended to relieve Proponents from forming their own opinions 16. Completeness of Proposal and conclusions with respect to the matters addressed in this Request for By submission of a proposal the Proponent warrants that, if this Request Proposals. for Proposals is to design, create or provide a system or manage a program, all components required to run the system or manage the 22. Modification of Terms program have been identified in the proposal or will be provided by the The Province reserves the right to modify the terms of this Request for Contractor at no charge. Proposals at any time in its sole discretion. This includes the right to cancel this Request for Proposals at any time prior to entering into a Contract with 17. Sub-Contracting the successful Proponent. a) Using a sub-contractor (who should be clearly identified in the proposal) is acceptable. This includes a joint submission 23. Ownership of Proposals by two Proponents having no formal corporate links. All proposals submitted to the Province become the property of the Province. However, in this case, one of these Proponents must be They will be received and held in confidence by the Province, subject to the prepared to take overall responsibility for successful provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and performance of the Contract and this should be clearly this Request for Proposals. defined in the proposal. 24. Use of Request for Proposals b) Sub-contracting to any firm or individual whose current or Any portion of this document, or any information supplied by the Province in past corporate or other interests may, in the Province’s relation to this Request for Proposals may not be used or disclosed, for any opinion, give rise to a conflict of interest in connection with purpose other than for the submission of proposals. Without limiting the the project or program described in this Request for generality of the foregoing, by submission of a proposal, the Proponent agrees Proposals will not be permitted. This includes, but is not to hold in confidence all information supplied by the Province in relation to limited to, any firm or individual involved in the preparation this Request for Proposals. of this Request for Proposals. If a Proponent is in doubt as to whether a proposed subcontractor gives rise to a conflict of interest, the Proponent should consult with the Government 25. Reciprocity Contact Person listed on page 1 prior to submitting a The Province may consider and evaluate any proposals from other proposal. jurisdictions on the same basis that the government purchasing authorities in those jurisdictions would treat a similar proposal from a British Columbia c) Where applicable, the names of approved sub-contractors supplier. listed in the proposal will be included in the Contract. No additional subcontractors will be added, nor other changes 26. No Lobbying made, to this list in the Contract without the written consent Proponents must not attempt to communicate directly or indirectly with any of the Province. employee, contractor or representative of the Province, including the evaluation committee and any elected officials of the Province, or with 18. Acceptance of Proposals members of the public or the media, about the project described in this a) This Request for Proposals should not be construed as an Request for Proposals or otherwise in respect of the Request for Proposals, agreement to purchase goods or services. The Province is not other than as expressly directed or permitted by the Province. bound to enter into a Contract with the Proponent who submits the lowest priced proposal or with any Proponent. 27. Collection and Use of Personal Information Proposals will be assessed in light of the evaluation criteria. Proponents are solely responsible for familiarizing themselves, and ensuring The Province will be under no obligation to receive further that they comply, with the laws applicable to the collection and dissemination information, whether written or oral, from any Proponent. of information, including resumes and other personal information concerning employees and employees of any subcontractors. If this RFP requires Proponents to provide the Province with personal information of employees b) Neither acceptance of a proposal nor execution of a Contract who have been included as resources in response to this RFP, Proponents will will constitute approval of any activity or development ensure that they have obtained written consent from each of those employees contemplated in any proposal that requires any approval, before forwarding such personal information to the Province. Such written permit or license pursuant to any federal, provincial, regional consents are to specify that the personal information may be forwarded to the district or municipal statute, regulation or by-law. Province for the purposes of responding to this RFP and use by the Province for the purposes set out in the RFP. The Province may, at any time, request the original consents or copies of the original consents from Proponents, and 19. Definition of Contract upon such request being made, Proponents will immediately supply such Notice in writing to a Proponent that it has been identified as the originals or copies to the Province. successful Proponent and the subsequent full execution of a written Contract will constitute a Contract for the goods or services, and no Revised 2009/12
  5. 5. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. B. Requirements and Response 1. Summary of the Requirement (Insert Text) Notes to RFP Author (after reading this section, delete these notes and insert your RFP Summary Information here): • This Request for Proposals template is to be used in conjunction with the contract options described in Appendix B. RFP authors must select the contract option that best meets their requirements and delete the other options and their corresponding text. • This Request for Proposals template is intended for use with the “Ministry Guide to the Request for Proposals Process”. You can download the guide from the Internet at http://www.pss.gov.bc.ca/psb/pdfs/ MinistryRFPGuide.pdf or if you prefer to call the Purchasing Services Branch we’ll be glad to send you one. • In addition to providing step-by-step assistance with preparation of this document, the Guide contains sample letters to proponents, an information release matrix, guidelines for the evaluation committee, etc. Telephone (250) 387-7300 Fax (250) 387-7310 e-mail purchasing@gov.bc.ca 2. Additional Definitions In addition to the Request for Proposals Definitions set out in paragraph 1 of Section A, throughout this Request for Proposals, the following definitions will apply: a) (Insert Text); b) (Insert Text); and c) (Insert Text) 3. Ministry Situation/Overview (Insert Text) 3.1 Ministry Responsibility (Insert Text) 3.2 Background (Insert Text) 3.3 Project Scope/Budget (Insert Text)
  6. 6. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. 4. Requirements (Insert Text) 5. Evaluation This section details all of the mandatory and desirable criteria against which proposals will be evaluated. Proponents should ensure that they fully respond to all criteria in order to receive full consideration during evaluation. 5.1 Mandatory Criteria Proposals not clearly demonstrating that they meet the following mandatory criteria will be excluded from further consideration during the evaluation process. Note to RFP Author: Choose only ONE of c), d) or e) below, depending on the delivery method you select, and delete the other two; then re-number the table. If you do not require diskettes or CDs (c or d), then remove that wording also. Criteria a) The proposal must be received at the closing location before the specified closing time. b) The proposal must be in English and must not be sent by mail, facsimile or e-mail. c) (Insert Number) hard copies of the proposal (and x copies on diskettes or CDs) must be submitted with one unaltered, completed Request for Proposals cover page including an originally-signed Proponent Section with the first copy. d) One electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted in accordance with BC Bid instructions for e-bidding. Only pre-authorized e-bidders registered on the BC Bid system can submit electronic bids. e) (Insert Number) hard copies of the proposal (and x copies on diskettes or CDs) must be submitted if that delivery method is chosen, with one unaltered, completed Request for Proposals cover page including an originally-signed Proponent Section with the first copy. Alternatively, one electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted, in accordance with BC Bid instructions for e-bidding, if that delivery method is chosen. Only pre- authorized e-bidders registered on the BC Bid system can submit electronic bids. f) (Insert Text as required…) g)
  7. 7. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. 5.2 Desirable Criteria Proposals meeting all of the mandatory criteria will be further assessed against desirable criteria. Criterion Weight Minimum score (Insert Text as required…) (if applicable) 6. Proposal Format The following format, sequence, and instructions should be followed in order to provide consistency in Proponent response and ensure each proposal receives full consideration. All pages should be consecutively numbered. a) An unaltered and completed Request for Proposals cover page, including Proponent Section as per instructions. b) Table of contents including page numbers. c) A short (one or two page) summary of the key features of the proposal. d) The body of the proposal, including pricing, i.e. the “Proponent Response”. 7. Proponent Response Note to Author: This section should describe to Proponents the type of information that you would like to see in their response. For example, “describe in detail your company’s past experience delivering similar services”. In order to receive full consideration during evaluation, proposals should include a detailed response to the following:
  8. 8. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Appendix A Receipt Confirmation Form Note to Author: If you do not require Proponents to send in a Receipt Confirmation Form, please delete this page and modify the rest of the RFP accordingly (Terms and Conditions/Headings/Table of Contents). If you do need to include the Receipt Confirmation Form, please modify it to reflect your RFP process as directed below. [SUBJECT] REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. [ ] [NAME OF MINISTRY] CLOSING DATE AND TIME: [ ] For any further distributed information about this Request for Proposals, please return this form by fax as soon as possible to: [name], [title] Email: purchasing@gov.bc.ca Fax: 250-387-7309 or 250-387-7310 COMPANY: ______________________________________________________ STREET ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________ CITY:________________ POSTAL/ZIP CODE: __________________ PROVINCE/STATE: ________________ COUNTRY: ________________________ MAILING ADDRESS, IF DIFFERENT: __________________________________________ FAX NUMBER: ( ___ ) ___________ PHONE NUMBER: ( ___ ) ____________ CONTACT PERSON: ______________________________________________________ TITLE: ______________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________ [Author: include if Receipt Confirmation Form required for additional information to be sent to Proponents] Please send us any subsequent information about this Request for Proposals by:  Courier Collect: Courier Name and Account No. __________________________  Fax (default if no box checked)  E-Mail OR [Author: include if additional information will be posted only on BC Bid AND Receipt Confirmation Form is required for Proponents Meeting] Suppliers: Please note all subsequent information will ONLY be posted on BC Bid AND [Author: include if Receipt Confirmation Form required for Proponents Meeting] Proponents Meeting Response:  We will be sending _______ (number) representatives to the Proponents’ meeting.  We will not be attending but will probably be submitting a proposal.
  9. 9. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Appendix B Contract Form Note to Author: There are now several attachments available for the new General Service Agreement, depending on the nature of the Contract. You need to review the Completion Instructions at the following web site: http://www.pss.gov.bc.ca/psb/gsa/gsa_index.html to determine which attachments are relevant to your process. There are three contracting options listed below: • Use Option 1 ONLY IF THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL SCHEDULES added to the General Service Agreement. • Use Option 2 if you are adding additional Schedules to the General Service Agreement. Assemble the General Service Agreement and appropriate Schedules and include it in this RFP. • Use Option 3 if you are planning on creating a custom contract, with advice from Risk Management, Legal Services, and Privacy Protection as required. Select one option that best meets your requirements, and DELETE the other two options and all of their corresponding text. Option 1 By submission of a proposal, the Proponent agrees that should its proposal be successful, the Proponent will enter into a Contract with the Province in accordance with the terms of the Province’s General Service Agreement; a copy of which is available on the Internet at: http://www.pss.gov.bc.ca/psb/GSA/general_service_agreement.doc Option 2 By submission of a proposal, the Proponent agrees that should its proposal be successful the Proponent will enter into a Contract with the Province in accordance with the terms of the following draft General Service Agreement and attached Schedules. [Author: Attach General Service Agreement and Schedules] Option 3 By submission of a proposal, the Proponent agrees that should its proposal be successful the Proponent will enter into a Contract with the Province that will include the following selected contract clauses. [Author: only include those clauses that are applicable, delete the remainder] Compliance With Laws The Contractor will give all the notices and obtain all the licenses and permits required to perform the work. The Contractor will comply with all laws applicable to the work or performance of the Contract. Laws of British Columbia Any Contract resulting from this Request for Proposals will be governed by and will be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia.
  10. 10. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Arbitration All disputes arising out of or in connection with the Contract will, unless the parties otherwise agree, be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Act. Funding The Contract and the financial obligations of the Province pursuant to that Contract are subject to: a) there being sufficient moneys available in an appropriation, as defined in the Financial Administration Act, to enable the Province in any fiscal year or part thereof when the payment of money by the Province to the Contractor falls due under the Contract entered into pursuant to this Request for Proposals to make that payment; and b) Treasury Board, as defined in the Financial Administration Act, not having controlled or limited expenditure under any appropriation referred to in subsection a) of this section. Indemnity Any Contract resulting from this Request for Proposals will require that the Contractor indemnify and save harmless the Province, its employees and agents from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses made against or incurred, suffered or sustained by the Province at any time or times (either before or after the expiration or sooner termination of this Contract) where the same or any of them are based upon or arise out of or from anything done or omitted to be done by the Contractor or by any servant, employee, officer, director or sub-Contractor of the Contractor pursuant to the Contract excepting always liability arising out of the independent acts of the Province. The Contract will not contain a limitation of liability clause [or describe how there will be a limitation of a set amount or type]. Insurance Any Contract resulting from this Request for Proposals may require that the Contractor, without limiting its obligations or liabilities and at its own expense, provide and maintain throughout the Contract term, the following insurances with insurers licensed in British Columbia in forms acceptable to the Province. All required insurance will be endorsed to provide the Province with 30 days’ advance written notice of cancellation or material change. The Contractor will provide the Province with evidence of the required insurance, in the form of a completed Province of British Columbia Certificate of Insurance, immediately following execution and delivery of the Contract. Comprehensive Commercial General Liability in an amount not less than $1,000,000 [or $2,000,000 depending on advice from Risk Management Branch] inclusive per occurrence insuring against bodily injury and property damage and including liability assumed under the Contract. The Province is to be added as an additional insured and the policy shall contain a cross liability clause. (If applicable) Professional Liability in an amount not less than $1,000,000 [or $2,000,000] insuring the Contractor’s liability resulting from errors and omissions in the performance of professional services under the Contract. Automobile Liability on all vehicles owned, operated or licensed in the name of the Contractor in an amount not less than $1,000,000 [or $2,000,000].
  11. 11. RFP AUTHOR: Yellow is to be filled-in or changed by you—blue are alternate choices/options—red are instructions to be deleted before finalizing. Registration with Workers’ Compensation Board The Contractor and any approved sub-Contractors must be registered with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), in which case WCB coverage must be maintained for the duration of the Contract. Prior to receiving any payment, the Contractor may be required to submit a WCB Clearance Letter indicating that all WCB assessments have been paid. [only if applicable] Payment Holdback The Contract will contain a provision whereby the Province will hold back a portion of the total Contract price until the requirements of the Contract have been met. [only if applicable] Software It is the Contractor’s responsibility to ensure that the Province has all licenses required to use any software that may be supplied by the Contractor pursuant to the Contract. [only if applicable] Intellectual Property Rights The Province will be the owner of the intellectual property rights, including patent, copyright, trademark, industrial design and trade secrets in any product developed through a Contract. Licensing and marketing rights to the developed product will not be granted in the Contract. (Proposals regarding these rights should not be submitted in response to this Request for Proposals and will not be considered in evaluating responses. If, in the future, the Province elects to commercialise the developed product, the licensing and marketing rights will be negotiated separately.) The Contractor may be required to sign an acknowledgement of assignment of copyright or a waiver of moral rights at the end of the Contract prior to final payment or release of holdback.[only if the Province will not be acquiring off the shelf software or asking for goods and services in which the Contractor will not wish to give up pre-existing rights] [add any additional clauses that will be in the contract]

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