Pharmacovigilance and Materiovigilance: Health Product and Food Branch (HPFB) Health Product and Food Branch (HPFB) - IT Plan Initiatives

Solicitation number 1000251532

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Closing date and time 2023/08/16 14:00 EDT

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    Requirement Details
    Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering
    This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Tier 1 for services in the National Capital Region for the following categories and one (1) resource per category:
    A.8 System - Intermediate
    A.11 Tester - Intermediate
    I.11 Technology Architect - Intermediate

    The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:
    1. 49 Solutions Inc.
    2. ADGA Group Consultants Inc.
    3. Cistel Technology Inc.
    5. Donna Cona inc.
    6. General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada Corporation
    7. iFathom Corporation
    8. Lighting Tree Consultants Inc., BurbeckIn., and P.G. Rodler Consulting in Joint
    9. Maplesoft Consulting Inc.
    10. Newfound Recruiting Corporation
    11. Nisha Technologies Inc.
    12. Randstad Interim Inc.
    13. Sierra Systems Group Inc.
    14. Teambuilder Consulting Inc.
    15. TELUS Communications Inc.

    Description of Work:

    Title: Pharmacovigilance and Materiovigilance: Health Product and Food Branch (HPFB) Health Product and Food Branch (HPFB) - IT Plan Initiatives

    The Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) reviews, regulates, and approves the use of thousands of health products and foods vital to the health and well-being of Canadians. As a science-based regulator, we play a stewardship role that seeks to combine the best evidence with the most effective tools to protect and promote the health of all Canadians through access to safe, high-quality health and food products and clear health information that is trusted in Canada and internationally.

    The Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) aims to better inform Canadians to help them make healthy choices by modernizing business efficiency and coordinating Information Technology (IT) systems with departmental strategies for pharmacovigilance and materiovigilance IT projects.

    As such, Health Canada Health Canada will require System Analyst(s) to gather requirements related to the feasibility, cost, design of the pharmacovigilance and materiovigilance IT programs/projects, Tester(s) to plan and coordinate interoperability, and Technology Architect(s) to build frameworks based on standards such as HL7.

    Task Authorizations (TA) will be issued against one (1) Service Outline Agreement to provide support to the Department’s Health Products and Food Branch and systems supporting pharmacovigilance and materiovigilance projects. Multiple TAs may be in process at any given time; as such, resources may be working on several concurrent projects and/or activities.

    A contractor is currently performing the work.

    Security Requirement: Common PS SRCL #19 applies
    Minimum Corporate Security Required: None
    Minimum Resource Security Required: Enhanced Reliability/Secret
    Contract Authority
    Name: Beverly Shawana
    Phone Number: 613-371-3765
    Email Address:
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    NOTE: Task‐Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed three (3) times per year. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact RCNMDAI.‐NCRIMOS@pwgsc.gc

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 36 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/09/30.

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    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Health Canada

    200 Eglantine Driveway

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9
    Contracting authority
    Beverly Shawana
    (613) 915-0113
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    RFP against Supply Arrangement
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    36 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price

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