Nursing Clinical Simulation training

Solicitation number 21201-24-4468614

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Closing date and time 2023/08/30 13:00 EDT

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    Nursing Clinical Simulation training

    This requirement is for: The Correctional Service of Canada, Atlantic Region.

    Trade agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), World Trade Organisation-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Canada Ukraine Free-Trade Agreement (CUFTA), Canada Korea Trade Agreement (CKTA), Canada free trade agreements with Chile/Colombia/Honduras/Panama, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

    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 does not include 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 every inmate with essential health care, and reasonable access to non-essential health care that will contribute to the inmate’s rehabilitation and successful reintegration into the community, in accordance with professionally accepted standards (Corrections and Conditional Release Act, Section 86).


    • The Health Services Branch of the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has a requirement to provide training to 150 front line Nurses employed in Atlantic regional institutions on the Nursing Clinical Protocols (NCP) for Emergency Situations.

    • The Nursing Clinical Protocols for Emergency Situations (NCP) is a National Training Standard mandatory for nurses that have direct contact with offenders. CSC’s NCP are intended to guide and facilitate the management of emergency medical conditions by institutional nurses in the absence of a physician to reduce the risks of patient morbidity and mortality. Nursing Skills are required to initiate a NCP. Nurses must be competent and confident in the skills to provide safe and professional patient care.

    • CSC intends to provide staff with simulation-based medical training that takes into account and is adapted to CSC’s needs. The steps outlined are in keeping with provincial laws, regulations and professional practice standards for nurses in the creation of educational interventions. Simulation-based medical training will also support the nurses with early identification of patient deterioration and intervention to prevent emergency situations from occurring.

    • The scope of this contract includes, but is not limited to, simulation time including rooms and equipment, set up and clean up, technical support, instructors and consumables (including but not limited to injection equipment, dressing materials) See Annex A “Statement of Work” of the solicitation document for details.


    The contractor must:

    a) Review CSC’s Nursing Clinical Protocols for development of scenarios and curriculum;
    b) Schedule and attend meetings, as needed, during the development of the training, and on an as requested basis to discuss and review content, scenarios with CSC Health Services representatives to ensure applicability related to the NCPs;
    c) Each two full day training session must include high-fidelity clinical simulations with optional lab opportunities;
    d) Provide training room and equipment for each session;
    e) Provide support during all clinical simulation sessions;
    f) Provide instructors for clinical simulations;
    g) Provide training materials and supplies for the training sessions (e.g. consumables);
    h) Provide preparation, simulation and debrief to Health Services Staff for each session;
    i) Provide a certificate or completion checklist to each successful participant.


    a) Provide two (2) full day clinical simulation/lab sessions for CSC Health Services Staff. Each session must have a maximum of 6 to 8 participants. CSC estimates that the yearly training requirements would be up to a maximum of 150 CSC Health Services Staff.
    b) Schedule and attend meetings, as needed, during the development of the training, and on an as requested basis to discuss and review content, scenarios with CSC Health Services representatives;
    c) Provide CSC Health Services with an outline of the scenarios for CSC’s approval;
    d) Whenever possible, set up the lab to reflect the CSC institutional environment (e.g. a cell)
    e) Provide two full day clinical interactive simulation training scenarios for Health Services Staff working in Corrections Canada that focuses on updated nursing protocols and the technical skills required to enact the protocols listed below:

    i. Altered Level Of Consciousness (ALOC)
    ii. Anaphylaxis
    iii. Burns
    iv. Cardiac Arrest
    v. Chest Pain
    vi. Extreme Body Temperature (environment)
    vii. Head Injury Trauma
    viii. Hypoglycemia
    ix. Overdose/Poisoning
    x. Seizure
    xi. Shock
    xii. Shortness of Breath: Moderate to Severe
    xiii. Smoke Inhalation
    xiv. Strangulation/Hanging Trauma
    xv. Stroke: Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)- Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA)
    xvi. Trauma

    f) The instructor(s) must provide the required amount of sessions as indicated under 2.1 a). Each session must have 6 to 8 participants. The training sessions must provide nurses with the opportunity to study, practice and repeat techniques to enhance their skills.

    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 from the date of contract award to March 31, 2028.

    File Number: 21201-24-4468614

    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 56 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/08/01.

    Trade agreements

    • 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)
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    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
    (506) 378-8724

    1045 Main Street

    Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1H1
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