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WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Solicitation number 01B68-23-0048

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/02/01 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description

    This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract from contract award to March 31, 2025 with two (2), one (1) year option periods.

    The Department has over 5,000 employees at 55 work locations (subject to change) across Canada. Locations include research centers, farms and regional offices. Persons are employed in a variety of different fields such as Business / Commerce, Communications, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internal Services and Science and Technology.

    As COVID-19 measures and safety precautions are coming to an end, the majority of AAFC employees are working a hybrid work schedule with 40% to 60% of hours worked to be completed on-site, in the workplace. Some employees continue to work virtually from home, depending on their job requirements and personal or medical needs.

    Pursuant to the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Directive on the Duty to Accommodate, AAFC has an obligation to develop an inclusive, barrier-free workplace. The goal is to provide a work environment that allows all candidates for employment and persons employed to work to the best of their abilities, without barriers or discrimination.

    The AAFC Integrated Disability Management team supports and brings together employees, managers, union representatives (if applicable) and specialists to identify appropriate solutions to address limitations, restrictions or work-related needs.

    AAFC must also meet the legal obligations established by:

    Canadian Human Rights Act
    Employment Equity Act
    Privacy Act
    Canada Labour Code
    Accessible Canada Act

    In order to implement the Treasury Board Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service and AAFC’s Workplace Accommodation Guidelines, the Department requires the assistance of external experts in accommodation and disability management, specifically the provision of workplace assessment and advisory services, including independent medical examinations (IMEs), but excluding the provision of ergonomic assessments.

    Specifically, AAFC is looking for the provision of:

    1. Workplace assessment and advisory services:

    Services related to consultation, disability management, workplace assessment, case management and solutions to support and to assist the department in ensuring an appropriate environment for employees or potential employees who require an accommodation within the context of Duty to Accommodate.

    Ergonomic assessments are not included in the scope of these services.

    2. Independent medical examinations:

    Services to evaluate the medical fitness for work of current or future employees, including those employees who may be on leave and/or returning to work, including assessment of accommodation needs, fitness to perform expected work, fitness to remain at work, fitness to return to work after absence, and identification of medical limitations or restrictions that require accommodation in the workplace and to consult on more complex requirements within the scope of this document.

    3. Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation Support:

    Services by a certified professional to support and provide additional guidance, assessment, support and recommendations, on accommodations / return to work success / on-going struggles in the workplace and in the day to day duties of the job.

    There is a Security component associated with this requirement.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 36 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/04/01.

    Trade agreements

    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Address

    1305 Rue Baseline

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Kyle Harrington
    Phone
    5555555
    Email
    kyle.harrington@agr.gc.ca
    Address

    1305 Rue Baseline

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C5
    Canada
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    001
    French
    27
    001
    English
    87
    001
    English
    38

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Canada
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Contract duration
    36 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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