Data Integration, Visualization and Analytics (DIVA) - Frequently Asked Questions
Clients will invite qualified vendors to submit responses to an RFx – either a Request for Quotation(s) (RFQ) if the evaluation will be primarily based on price, or a Request for Solution (RFS) if the evaluation will be assessing additional factors such as product suitability and capability. A client-led evaluation of the response(s) will lead to a purchase order and/or a statement of work being signed between the client and the selected vendor. Full information on the second-stage selection process can be found in the user guide.
If a client has an existing contract, but sees opportunities for better pricing to re-purchase from this new VOR arrangement, they should consult with legal services prior to making any contractual decisions.
Yes. For registered PFO buyers, access is available through the Doing Business with Ontario website. Registration is required. Please note that PFO buyers must sign a separate Adoption Agreement with the vendors before obtaining any goods or services under the VOR.
The total value of the procurement will determine the payment method for invoices received. If the total value of the order is $5,000 or greater, then a purchase order (PO) must be submitted. If the total value of the order is less than $5,000, then a P-Card is the preferred method of payment.
Under this VOR arrangement, products and related services are ordered through the Service Order Desk On-line (SODO) at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS).
The user guide, pricing guide, vendor contact list and other supporting documents are available on the VOR arrangement’s web page on MyOPS for OPS ministries, and on the Doing Business with Ontario website for PFO clients.
For More Information
Questions on the Data Integration, Visualization and Analytics (DIVA) Products and Services can be directed to the Contract Manager.
Contact information listing can be accessed by logging in as a buyer at: ontario.ca/supplychain.