Academic advice - invisible disabil

Solicitation number EP168-210433/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/08/11 14:00 EDT


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Exclusive Rights
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    Université Laval
    2325, rue de l'Université
    Québec Quebec
    Canada
    G1V0A6
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Academic advice - invisible disabilities
    
    1. Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) 
    
    An ACAN is a public notice indicating to the supplier community that a department or agency intends to award a contract for goods, services or construction to a pre-identified supplier, thereby allowing other suppliers to signal their interest in bidding, by submitting a statement of capabilities. If no supplier submits a statement of capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.
    
    2.  Definition and description of the requirement
    
    2.1  Main Objective of the Project
    
    Since invisible disabilities are not captured in codes and standards, PSPC would like to seek academic advice that would be identifying ways to remove barriers with respect to invisible disabilities as it relates to the built environment. These must include proposals (i) to understand how working conditions and the working environment can be beneficial or detrimental to the physical and mental health of individuals (workers) and the impact of psychosocial risks (occupational and individual) on health; (ii) proposals aimed at improving the accessibility of the built environment and the design of accessible design solutions for domestic, clinical and urban environments, linked to a work environment; (iii) proposals to the use of technology by persons at risk of developing disabilities or those with invisible disabilities or other handicaps; (iv) proposals aimed at enhancing the accessibility of the built environment supporting urban planning and universal design, technical aids, skills required to navigate in wheelchairs, or invisible disabilities or other disabilities, as well as the social participation of persons using technical aids; (v) proposals aimed at the social integration of persons with cognitive disabilities, the education of their colleagues, the transfer of knowledge and the implementation of best practices related to improving the accessibility of the built environment and providing performance indicators to monitor these improvements.
    
    2.2  Services required 
    
    Service included: 
    1. Verification and validation of requirements and objectives.
    2. Research and development of the report.
    3. Draft reports and final reports must be examined by a university professor.
    4. Graphics, illustrations and photographs must be incorporated to detail the examples.
    
    *Additional services may be offered for review, with associated costs.
    
    2.3   Deliverables
    
    Report
    Provide a report with recommendations regarding invisible disabilities and accessibility of the built environment that exceed technical criteria, and provide performance indicators to track these improvements.
    
    Recommendations should:
    a. consider the accessibility standards identified in section 5.2 of the Treasury Board Accessibility Standard for Real Property;
    
    b. take into account invisible disabilities such as neurodiversity, cognitive, chronic and environmental sensitivities; and
    
    c. improve the accessibility of the built environment to promote inclusion; and
    
    d. propose performance indicators to monitor these improvements.
    
    2.4  Existing Documentation
    
    The following documents should be used as reference documents for research and development by the University:
    • CSA B651-18 Accessible design for the built environment
    • National Building Code of Canada
    •Accessibility Standard for Real Property
    https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=12044
    •Guide to Developing Performance Measurement Strategies 
    https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/audit-evaluation/centre-excellence-evaluation/guide-developing-performance-measurement-strategies.html
    •Accessible Canada Act
    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-0.6/page-1.html
    •An accessibility strategy for the Public Service of Canada
    https://www.canada.ca/en/government/publicservice/wellness-inclusion-diversity-public-service/diversity-inclusion-public-service/accessibility-public-service.html
    
    3. Criteria for assessment of the Statement of Capabilities (Minimum Essential Requirements) 
    
    Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:
    
    1- The supplier must be a Canadian post-secondary institution.
    
    2- The supplier must have within its organization an interdisciplinary research center focusing on questions of social integration for persons with invisible disability or handicap and promoting improvements in the accessibility of the built environment, in order to develop and deploy knowledge to foster the inclusion of persons with invisible disability or handicap and their active participation in a work environment.
    
    3- The supplier must, through its interdisciplinary research center, identify ways to remove barriers with respect to invisible disabilities as it relates to the built environment, mobilize scientific researchers with knowledge of the following subjects, without being limited to:
    
    
    a. Proposals to understand how working conditions and the working environment can be beneficial or detrimental to the physical and mental health of individuals (workers) and the impact of psychosocial risks (occupational and individual) on health.
    
    b. Proposals aimed at improving the accessibility of the built environment and the design of accessible design solutions for domestic, clinical and urban environments, linked to a work environment.
    
    
    c. Proposals aimed at the social integration of persons with cognitive disabilities, the education of their colleagues, the transfer of knowledge and the implementation of best practices related to improving the accessibility of the built environment and providing performance indicators to monitor these improvements
    
    d. Proposals aimed at optimizing interdisciplinary collaboration practices focused on the needs of persons with disabilities and on the active participation of persons in the development of innovations related to improving the accessibility of the built environment
    
    
    e. Proposals aimed at adapting to the environment in healthy populations for persons who have either mobility impairments, hearing impairment, or any other incapacity or invisible handicap; and propose solutions to enhance the accessibility of the built environment
    
    f. Proposals to the use of technology by persons at risk of developing disabilities or those with invisible disabilities or other handicaps
    
    g. Proposals aimed at geospatial modeling and spatial representation of 2D and 3D environments, to augmented and virtual geospatial reality and its applications to enhance the accessibility of the built environment
    
    h. Proposals aimed at enhancing the accessibility of the built environment supporting urban planning and universal design, technical aids, skills required to navigate in wheelchairs, or invisible disabilities or other disabilities, as well as the social participation of persons using technical aids.
    
    4. Applicability of the trade agreement(s) to the procurement
    
    No trade agreement apply to this procurement. 
    
    5. Period of the proposed contract or delivery date 
    
    The period of the contract(s) shall be for seven (7) months. The contract is intended to commence on August, 2020 and end on February 2021.
    
    6. Cost estimate of the proposed contract 
    
    The estimated value of the contract is $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 (applicable taxes included). 
    
    7. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier 
    
    Université Laval
    2325, rue de l'Université
    Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
    
    8. Suppliers' right to submit a statement of capabilities 
    
    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services described in the ACAN may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this notice on or before the closing date of this notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    
    9. Closing date for a submission of a statement of capabilities 
    
    The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is August 11, 2020, 02:00pm EDT. 
    
    10. Inquiries and submission of statements of capabilities 
    
    Inquiries and statements of capabilities are to be directed to: 
    
    Audrey Paquin
    Supply Specialist, Acquisitions Branch 
    Public Works and Government Services Canada 
    audrey.paquin@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
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    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    
    The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.
    
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
    You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting officer identified above.
    
    An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15) calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full tendering process.
    
    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    
    The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile transmission, on the covering page.
    
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
    
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Paquin, Audrey
    Phone
    (613) 295-8826 ( )
    Email
    Audrey.Paquin@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Address
    L'Esplanade Laurier,
    East Tower 4th Floor
    L'Esplanade Laurier,
    Tour est 4e étage
    140 O'Connor, Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R5

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Address
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Canada
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    Notice type
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    Language(s)
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    Region(s) of delivery
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