Biomedical waste collection and disposal services

Solicitation number 1000235391

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Closing date and time 2022/10/27 14:00 EDT

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    This requirement is for: the Department of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

    This requirement is being solicited as a conditional set-aside under the Federal Government Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB).

    Conditional Set-aside under the Federal Government Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB)

    This is an open tender. However, it will be set-aside under the Government of Canada’s Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB) if two or more bids have been received by Indigenous businesses who are certified under the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB). Criteria and who may be listed can be found in the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Business Directory ( If your Indigenous business is not yet registered in the Indigenous Business Directory, please do so at the link provided above. If bids from two or more Indigenous businesses are compliant with the terms of the Request for Proposal, the contracting authority will limit the competition to those Indigenous businesses and will not consider bids from any non-Indigenous businesses that may have been submitted. If the bids from the Indigenous businesses are found to be non-compliant or non-responsive or are withdrawn, such that fewer than two compliant bids from Indigenous businesses remain, bids from all of the non-Indigenous businesses that had submitted bids will then be considered by the contracting authority.

    Description of the Requirement

    The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Alberta Region, wishes to equip itself with a biomedical and pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal service in accordance with applicable regulations for the nursing stations in 4 communities of Treaty 8. These services are provided at the health facilities, located in each of the communities of Hay Lakes Assumption Nursing Station (Chateh), John D’Or Prairie Health Centre, Fox Lake Nursing Station and Garden River Health Station. 

    The Contractor will be required to provide biomedical waste removal and disposal services on a scheduled basis and as requested by the Project Authority.

    Note regarding access to regions:

    • Fox Lake Nursing Station is accessible only by an ice bridge in the winter months and by barge in the summer months. In spring and fall, Fox Lake Nursing Station is accessible only by air. As a result, when an order is placed for Fox Lake Nursing Station, it will be placed when accessible by vehicle (barge or ice bridge) and delivery must occur while these options are available.
    • Hay Lakes Assumption Nursing Station (Chateh), John D’Or Prairie Health Centre, and Garden River Health Station are accessible by road year round but do involve dirt or gravel roads that can be extremely muddy, snow/ice covered, or rutted at times.

    Level of Security

    There is no security requirement applicable to the Contract.

    Proposed Period of contract:

    The proposed period of contract shall be from Contract Award to August 31, 2025 with two (2) additional optional one (1) year periods under the same conditions.

    Estimated level of effort

    The level of effort is estimated at a collection of 70 Boxes (large box 170L) over the initial contract period.

    File Number: 1000235391

    Contracting Authority: Karen Mezher

    Telephone: 873-354-8200


    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • No trade agreements are applicable to this solicitation process

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Indigenous Services Canada
    10 Wellington St.
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0H4
    Contracting authority
    Mezher, Karen
    Gatineau, QC, K1A 0H4

    Buying organization(s)

    Indigenous Services Canada
    10 Wellington St.
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0H4
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    Summary information

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

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