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ISC - Backup Nursing Services

Solicitation number 5A090-192272/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2019/10/17 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    Trade Agreement: NONE
    Tendering Procedures: If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    
    Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) for Backup Nursing Services to Remote, Isolated, and Semi-Isolated First Nations (FN) Communities.
    
    BACKGROUND:
    The Department of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) currently funds and/or delivers primary care services, accessible on a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week basis in over 79 health facilities serving 111,000 FN clients in Remote, Isolated and Semi-Isolated FN communities, where access to provincial services is limited or non-existent. 
    
    ISC employs Registered Nurses (RN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) to provide the health services in 21 FN communities in Manitoba, 24 FN communities in Ontario, 2 FN communities in Quebec, 4 FN communities in Alberta, plus 2 hospitals in Manitoba.  ISC currently has primary contracts in each aforementioned province to obtain Contract Nurses on a temporary basis to backfill for vacant positions, vacation and sick leave. 
    
    REQUIREMENT:
    ISC has a requirement for Offerors to provide temporary nursing services through Standing Offers (SO) in the Regions of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec to supplement delivery of primary and public health nursing services at different Remote, Isolated, and Semi-Isolated First Nations (FN) communities. 
    
    Services provided through the resulting Standing Offers will act as a backup instrument to supplement the services received under the primary contracts for each Region.
    
    CATEGORIES:
    This RFSO covers the following two categories:
    
    Category 1: Registered Nurse
    Category 2: Nurse Practitioner
    
    REGIONS:
    The following Regions may receive services under the SOs that result from this RFSO:
    
    Alberta; Manitoba; Ontario; and Quebec.
    
    MULTIPLE SOs:
    Canada intends on issuing up to ten Standing Offers per Region and Category as a result of this RFSO.
    
    SO PERIOD:
    The period of any resulting Standing Offer will be for one year from the date of SO issuance and will include four irrevocable one-year option periods to extend the terms and conditions of each Standing Offer.
    
    APPLICABLE POLICIES:
    The services are categorized as "Nursing Care Services" under the GSIN G001A and as such the procurement is excluded from the International Trade Agreements and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
    The procurement is not subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements as the final delivery points of the services are outside the Comprehensive Land Claims Settlements Areas. 
    
    This procurement is not set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB), but is subject to a preference for services from Aboriginal Businesses. Non-Aboriginal businesses may submit an offer in response to this solicitation, but priority will be given to Aboriginal Businesses when forming the SO Ranking Scores.
    
    The requirement is subject to a preference for Canadian services.
    
    Contractors that were awarded a contract under Request for Proposal HT426-172611/C are precluded from being issued a Standing Offer, under this RFSO, to back up the delivery of nursing services to the specific Region in which they were awarded a contract.
    
    Offers from Joint Ventures are not permitted under this RFSO. 
    
    SECURITY REQUIREMENT:
    Before issuance of a SO the Offeror must hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). 
    
    Offerors that require security sponsorship are to submit their request for sponsorship to the Standing Offer Authority identified below.
    
    ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF OFFERS:
    Offerors must submit their offers electronically.  Canada requests that offers are submitted using the epost Connect service provided by Canada Post Corporation. Refer to Part 2 of the RFSO entitled Offeror Instructions and Part 3 of the RFSO entitled Offer Preparation Instructions for further information on using this method.
    
    ENQURIES:
    All enquiries related to this RFSO should be directed, by email, to the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Standing Offer Authority named below no later than 10 calendar days before the Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered:
    
    Jeremy Chapple
    PSPC Standing Offer Authority
    E-mail Address: TPSGC.PASACOCSI-APISCNSSO.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    
    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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    Trade agreements

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    Contact information

    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
    Chapple, Jeremy
    Phone
    (873) 354-5628 ( )
    Email
    jeremy.chapple@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
    Fax
    () -
    Address
    Terrasses de la Chaudière 5th Floor
    10 Wellington Street
    Gatineau
    Gatineau, Gatineau, K1A 0S5
    Bidding details

    Full details regarding this tender opportunity are available in the documents below. Click on the document name to download the file. Contact the contracting officer if you have any questions regarding these documents.

    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    010
    English
    22
    010
    French
    7
    009
    English
    13
    009
    French
    3
    008
    English
    13
    008
    French
    6
    007
    English
    13
    007
    French
    6
    006
    English
    9
    006
    French
    5
    005
    English
    17
    005
    French
    6
    004
    English
    14
    004
    French
    8
    English
    21
    003
    English
    17
    English
    24
    French
    11
    French
    11
    003
    French
    4
    002
    English
    18
    002
    French
    6
    001
    English
    28
    001
    French
    7
    000
    English
    101
    English
    42
    French
    13
    000
    French
    35

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    ,
    Manitoba
    ,
    Ontario (except NCR)
    ,
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Selective Tendering
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - GSIN
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