Scientific Literature Search Services

Solicitation number 160002

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Closing date and time 2016/03/02 12:00 EST

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    Solicitation #: 160002

    Closing Date: March 2, 2016 Time: 12:00 EDT

    This requirement is for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

    Title: Scientific Literature Search Services


    Since the mandate requires the review of the introductory price of any new drug product introduced on the Canadian market, the PMPRB requires the expertise of Drug Information Centres in terms of research of all scientific literature and the understanding of the place in therapy of the new product under review. As a result, the PMPRB is seeking to establish up to two (2) contracts for these services.

    Estimated Value:

    It is the intention of the PMPRB to establish up to two (2) contracts to fulfill this requirement. The total value of all contracts combined resulting from this RFP shall not exceed $400,000.00, including travel and living expenses (if applicable), other expenses and all applicable taxes associated with the requirement over the one year period and the four (4) one (1) year option periods. The individual value of each contract will be determined by the evaluation results of this Request for Proposal (RFP). It is estimated that the total number of medicines to review in a year is sixty-four (64), approximately 16 per quarter (May, September, November & February)

    Ownership of Intellectual Property:

    Any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada, on the following grounds: the main purpose of the contract, or of the deliverables contracted for, is to deliver a component or subsystem that will be incorporated into a complete system at a later date, as a prerequisite to the planned transfer of the complete system to the private sector, through licensing or assignment of ownership, for purposes of commercial exploitation.

    Security Requirement:

    Prior to performance of any obligation under any contract resulting from this RFP, the Contractor and sub-contractors and their employees assigned to the performance of such contract will be security cleared by the federal government at the enhanced reliability level.

    1. The Contractor/Offeror must, at all times during the performance of the Contract/Standing Offer/Supply Arrangement, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS), issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
    2. The Contractor/Offeror personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC.
    3. The Contractor/Offeror MUST NOT remove any PROTECTED information or assets from the identified work site(s), and the Contractor/Offeror must ensure that its personnel are made aware of and comply with this restriction.
    4. Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of CISD/PWGSC.
    5. The Contractor/Offeror must comply with the provisions of the:
    1. Security Requirements Check List and security guide (if applicable), attached at Annex C;
    2. Industrial Security Manual (Latest Edition).

    Mandatory Requirements:

    M1 Bidder Experience:

    The Bidder must demonstrate that it has expertise and experience in the offering of the services relevant to the requirements of the RFP, provide some examples.

    M2 Reporting:

    The Bidder must provide a complete report (using template provided in – Attachment 4.1.1) in the prescribed information as stated in the RFP.

    M3 Education:

    The Bidder must have accredited pharmacists who have experience in researching, analyzing and summarizing scientific literature.

    All inquiries must be submitted in writing to the Chief, Administrative Services.

    Name: Nadia Laneve

    Email address:

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
    333 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1400
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C1
    Contracting authority
    Laneve, Nadia
    Box L40, Standard Life Centre 333 Laurier Avenue West Suite 1400
    Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C1

    Buying organization(s)

    Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
    333 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1400
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C1
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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