Physiotherapy Services

Solicitation number 21250-23-4242650/A

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Closing date and time 2023/06/08 13:00 EDT

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    Physiotherapist services

    This requirement is for: The Correctional Service of Canada, for the Nova Institution for Women, in the Atlantic region.

    Trade agreement: This procurement is not subject to any trade agreement.

    Tendering procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid.

    Competitive Procurement Strategy: lowest priced compliant bid.

    Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business: This procurement is not subject to any set-asides for Indigenous Suppliers.

    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: This procurement is not subject to a Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement.

    Security Requirements: This contract includes security requirements.

    Nature of Requirements:

    The following is a summary of the statement of work for this requirement.

    The Correctional Service Canada has a requirement to provide Physiotherapy services for inmates at the Nova Institution for women, located in Truro, Nova Scotia.


    The Correctional Service Canada (CSC), Health Services requires Physiotherapy services for Nova Institution for Women in the Atlantic Region. The Contractor must provide physiotherapy services to inmates and collaborate with the institution’s multi-disciplinary health services team that includes but is not limited to, Nurses, Institutional Physicians, Psychologists, Dieticians and other allied health professionals.


    The Contractor must provide essential physiotherapy services to inmates, at the institutional physician’s or Chief of Health Services’ request, in accordance with the National Essential Health Services Framework, including any amendment to this Framework issued by CSC during the contract period and any optional period if and when exercised by CSC. This essential service must include assessments, treatment and the provision of patient education.

    The Contractor must prepare physiotherapy clinic lists and appointment schedules triaged based on consults received and emergencies as they arise.

    The Contractor, in their role as a physiotherapist, must manage all aspects of physiotherapy services including coordination of care provided by other pertinent specialists to inmates to ensure continuity and integration of care.

    The Contractor must document physiotherapy assessments, treatment, and consultations in the inmate’s electronic medical file in accordance with professional standards of practice.

    The Contractor must consult with the Chief Health Services regarding requirements for physiotherapy supplies and equipment. The Contractor must submit any request for equipment and supplies to the Chief Health Services who must approve them.

    The Contractor must provide backup personnel to ensure that there will not be any interruption in service and that Canada’s operational requirements are met when the Contractor is unable to provide services (including but not limited to, due to vacation or illness).

    The Contractor must perform routine maintenance of on-site physiotherapy equipment and advise the Chief of Health Services of all necessary maintenance and repair work that must be completed by a technician.

    Any Special Authorization items the Contractor recommends must be made in accordance with CSC’s Essential Health Services Framework.

    Any conditions for participation of suppliers not specified in solicitation documentation: none.

    Estimated quantity of commodity: see solicitation document statement of work and basis of payment.

    Duration of Contract and Time Frame for Delivery:

    Period of the Contract: The Work is to be performed during the period of July 16, 2023 to July 15, 2024 with the option to renew for four (4) additional one-year periods.

    File Number: 21250-23-4242650

    Contracting Authority: Sylvie Gallant
    Telephone number: 506-378-8724
    Facsimile number: 506-851-6327


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    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 60 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/07/16.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

    Reason for limited tendering

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    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Regional Headquarters - Atlantic

    1045 Main Street

    Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1H1
    Contracting authority
    Sylvie Gallant

    1045 Main Street

    Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1H1
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Region(s) of delivery
    Nova Scotia
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    60 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Lowest Price

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