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Solicitation number HT360-123541/B

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/07/29 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    SUBJECT - Respondents are requested to provide feedback on the
    enclosed draft documents pertaining to a requirement for Nursing
    Services for Remote and Isolated First Nations Communities, for
    Health Canada (HC).
    RFI PURPOSE - The purpose of this second RFI is to inform
    potential Bidders concerning the upcoming HC Nursing Services
    requirement and to obtain Industry input and feedback regarding
    the development of the RFP and the procurement strategy. 
    POTENTIAL REQUIREMENT -  Health Canada is having difficulty
    recruiting and retaining nurses in the nursing stations and
    federal hospitals located in Northern Manitoba, Northern
    Ontario, and northern Quebec on First Nations reserves.  Without
    adequate service, the nursing stations and hospitals may have to
    close for periods of time which could result in liability to
    Canada. As a result, the use of contract relief nursing is
    urgently required.  
    The Department of Health Canada requires the services of three
    Contractors for the provision and management of a workforce of
    nurses to supplement internal HC resources on an as and when
    requested basis, at different remote and isolated locations of
    First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec provinces. The
    contracted services will include primary health care and
    hospital nursing service requirements.
    The services provided by the Contractors will encompass the care
    of patients and the provision of assistance to medical doctors
    in the treatment of illness, the conduct of programs designed to
    promote health and prevent diseases, and the provision of
    advice.  The services may also include direct patient care to
    individuals, families and groups in the home and community,
    consultation, administration or research, dependent upon the
    demands of individual task authorization.
    The contract is expected to be awarded for a three-year initial
    period, plus five one-year option periods.
    This is not a bid solicitation. A contract will not result from
    this activity.  This RFI will not necessarily result in any
    procurement action.
    Responses are requested on or before July 29, 2013. 
    This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in
    both official languages. Documents may be submitted in either
    official language. 
    Canada may, in its discretion, set up subsequent consultation
    mechanisms, including one-on-one meetings with each Respondent,
    and/or contact any respondent to follow up with additional
    questions, or for clarification of any aspect of a response.
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Benabdallah, Hana
    (819) 956-3333 ( )
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 12C1
    11 Laurier St./11 rue, Laurier
    Gatineau, Gatineau, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Health Canada
    Address Locator 0900C2
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Ontario (except NCR)
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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