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Neuropathology Laboratory Services for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Solicitation number 1000256184

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/03/01 14:00 EST

Last amendment date


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) requires a contractor to provide laboratory-based services for neuropathologic examination and brain tissue banking in support of the Public Health Agency of Canada's efforts related to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and similar brain diseases. The contractor is expected to supply qualified personnel, including a neuropathologist and laboratory assistants, along with facilities such as a compliant neuropathology laboratory and secure storage for a biological risk group 3 brain tissue specimen collection. The services should include diagnostic neuropathology for CJD on an as-needed basis, consultation with a neuropathologist when required, and coordination with CJDSS operations by laboratory staff.

    The contractor is responsible for various tasks related to the Canadian Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System (CJDSS). These tasks include coordinating laboratory work, managing information and material movement, and ensuring collaboration with key entities such as the Project Authority, CJDSS team, and National Microbiology Laboratory. Specific responsibilities involve conducting cranial autopsies, collecting and storing brain tissue specimens, performing postmortem examinations, and preparing diagnostic neuropathology reports. The contractor must maintain a bank of frozen brain tissues for research, address operational issues with freezers, and facilitate the shipment of specimens for testing and research purposes. Additionally, they are required to manage records, collaborate with qualified neuropathologists, and promptly respond to healthcare-related concerns as directed by the Project Authority.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 36 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/03/15.

    Trade agreements

    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • 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)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)

    Reason for limited tendering

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Health Canada

    200 Eglantine Driveway, Tunney's pasture

    ottawa, National Capital Region (NCR), K1A 0K9
    Contracting authority
    Sayed Elias Abedi
    (343) 575-3580

    200 Eglantine Driveway, Tunney's pasture

    ottawa, National Capital Region (NCR), K1A 0K9
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    36 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
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