The Canadian government has awarded a $12 million contract to KPMG of Ottawa, Ontario, to provide a new industrial security system that will improve the delivery of security services to government suppliers and departments.
It will replace the aging, mostly paper-based systems and support both the Contract Security Program and the Controlled Goods Program with a reliable, user friendly and highly integrated electronic system that will improve processes, increase efficiency and therefore better meet the expectations of industry, government departments and agencies, and their partners.
The new system will be capable of supporting the steady increase in the volume of security clearance requests observed in recent years. It will be a web portal with self-service functions that will make it easier for individuals and businesses to submit completely paperless requests.
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, said that by modernizing procurement and the delivery of security services needed for contracts, Public Services and Procurement Canada will be better able to meet the security needs of government suppliers. “The new system will reduce administrative burden for Canadian businesses wanting to work with the Government of Canada and improve the quality of services provided to them.”
KPMG’s contract is for 29 months and includes four six-month option periods.