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Technical Assistance for the Teacher Education Support Project (TA-TESP)

Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development (Department Of) | Published December 6, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2017

INVITATION

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) is seeking to retain the services of a Consultant to provide the professional and consulting services related to the implementation of Technical Assistance for the Teacher Education Support Project (TA-TESP) in Tanzania

The purpose of this notice is to invite formal costed proposals from eligible Consultants. On the basis of the formal proposals, one Consultant will be invited to negotiate a contract for the provision of services. DFATD reserves the right to refuse any or all proposals received. The amount allocated to this contract will not exceed five million nine hundred thousand Canadian dollars (CAN$5,900,000) excluding applicable taxes. The anticipated contract duration is five (5) years.

WORKING LANGUAGE OF THE PROJECT

Since the recipient country requests communications with DFATD in English the working language for this project is English.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

To support the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has a requirement for a Technical Assistance Consultant to provide technical assistance expertise for the delivery of the Teacher Education Support Project (TESP). Canada has significant internationally-recognized expertise in effective training of future teachers. As such, the Technical Assistance envelope will bring Canadian expertise to ensure that the latest best practices are incorporated into the content and delivery of TESP; ensure that the various activities to be implemented with TESP support are well coordinated, and provide training to help improve the quality of services delivered under TESP. The technical assistance component of the Teacher Education Support Project (TA-TESP) will therefore contribute to the achievement of the same expected results of the TESP, which are:

  1. More effective management of teacher education and professional development; and
  2. Improved quality and relevance of gender-sensitive instruction for student teachers at Government teachers’ colleges.

The Consultant will be the overall manager, administrator and coordinator of the Technical Assistance component for the TA-TESP, bringing together the various resources required to execute the project. The Consultant will be responsible for carrying out activities required for the financial and operational administration of the project.

Additionally, the Consultant will be responsible for: 1) the sourcing and deploying of technical experts to provide the requisite technical assistance services; 2) providing support to the MoEST to plan efficiently for the procurement processes needed for the implementation of the project.

CONSULTANT PROFILE

To meet the requirement of the assignment, DFATD is seeking to retain the services of a Consultant with a set of demonstrated and verifiable capabilities. DFATD is seeking a Consultant with experience in managing and implementing international development projects of similar scope and complexity.

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

Proposals should be presented following the instructions provided in the Request for Proposal document to be obtained through the GETS on the Internet (https://buyandsell.gc.ca/). Please note, DFATD does not send out RFPs directly to interested Consultants.

In order to be considered, proposals must be completed and received no later than 14:00 hrs, Eastern Standard Time (EST), on closing date, at the following address:

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Distribution and Mail Services – AAG

Lester B. Pearson Building

125 Sussex Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada

K1A 0G2

Attention: Bid Receiving Unit - SGD

PROPOSALS SUBMITTED VIA FACSIMILE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

INQUIRIES

Questions relating to this notice must be directed IN WRITING to:

Frank Loop

Senior Contracting Management Services Officer

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

200 Promenade du Portage

Gatineau, Québec

K1A 0G4

Fax: 819 953-8606

E-mail: frank.loop@international.gc.ca

Web Site URL: www.international.gc.ca

DIAND Education Information System (EIS) Assessment

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017

As a result of an ongoing increase in the costs to maintain, support and enhance the EIS system due to the evolving needs of the users and the growth of the communities that it serves, DIAND intends to engage a solution based consulting firm with global experience to conduct a thorough and independent assessment. The assessment should be a holistic review of three following aspects:

  • Functional Completeness, Flexibility to cater to future business needs
  • Technology Stability, Scalability, Maintainability
  • System Effectiveness, Ease of use, uptake/ adoption, etc.

Specific questions may be used to guide the analysis but the assessment is not to be limited by such.

  • Functional:

- Is EIS meeting the business needs of DIAND, First Nations and all other stakeholders today?

- What is the adoption rate and what approaches can be taken to increase the adoption, from technology, system, business requirement/process perspectives?

- What modifications / upgrades are required in order for EIS to meet the current & future business needs, including business process changes.

  • Technical:

- Is the system scalable/reliable to meet the future business needs?

- How can the architecture be simplified to better serve its users?

- Are there technical barriers that are preventing the users from using the system more extensively and more easily?

  • Commercial (Options that may be more economically viable):

- Given the government wide back-office consolidation initiative and the future business direction and needs of DIAND – are there other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions / offerings that may be available in the market etc?

- Considering the sunk cost, should further investments be made in EIS or, would it still be cost-effective to enhance/upgrade EIS and continue maintaining it?

Psycho-educational Assessments

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline February 14, 2017

RFP NUMBER: 1000182733

PROJECT TITLE: Psycho-educational Assessments

The period of the contract is from award until August 31, 2017 with two (2) one (1) year option periods.

DIAND intends to award one contract

Security: Pursuant to the Government of Canada Security Policy, the nature of the services to be provided under the Standing Offer Agreement requires a Government of Canada Security Clearance.

The Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs administers five (5) Federal Schools at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. These Federal Schools provide instructional services to primary school aged children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. The department’s goal is to ensure that eligible students in the community have access to educational programs and services in the Federal Schools which are comparable to those available to students in provincial public schools.

Professional expertise, not available within the schools, is required to determine the eligibility and requirements for Special Education funding. Identified students require psychoeducational testing to assess the degree of their impairment and to formulate a corresponding plan of action to support their effective learning. This testing only can be conducted by qualified psychologists.

The purpose of the contract is to obtain psycho-educational assessment services to test identified students individually to determine if the student has a learning exceptionality, to assess the severity of their exceptionality, and to support the development of a special education program that will address their individual needs.

Mandatory Criteria:

M1 The proposed psychologist must be registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. The proposed psychologist must provide a copy of the required certificate of registration.

M2 The proposed psychologist must have a minimum of two years’ experience within the last four year`s performing psychoeducational assessments in Ontario.

The proposed psychologist must provide a maximum of three case work summaries (defined as a listing of case history summaries carried out within a specific school board or client organization) not referencing any personal confidential information.

The case work summaries must include, as a minimum:

a) The full legal or operating name and brief description of the client organization, (the names and addresses of the school boards for which the assessments have been provided);

b) The dates/duration of the case work summaries;

c) A brief description of the case work summaries, including scope, deliverables, objectives to be achieved, issues, intent and the results/outcomes of the work;

d) The extent of the Proposed Resources’ involvement in the project; and

e) Client Reference Form: include the name and contact information for the School Administrator/School Superintendent who oversaw the assessments.

The offeror should use Table M3 – Reference Form – for each case work summary submitted. The offeror is encouraged to provide detailed responses for each of the requirements set out in the table. The offeror should copy Table M3 as required.

Canada reserves the right to contact the referenced School Administrator/School Superintendent to verify the accuracy of information provided within each case work summary. Failure on the part of the Bidder to provide accurate and current contact information may result in the Bidder’s Proposal being deemed non-compliant and be given no further consideration in the evaluation process.

M3 The proposed psychologist must have experience performing psychoeducational assessments pertaining to the full range of identifications as defined by the Ministry of Education of Ontario. See link below.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/iepstand/iepstand.pdf 

M4 The proposed psychologist must provide anonymous samples of assessments performed within the past 4 years which would support identification of the following exceptionalities: Intellectual: Developmental Disability, Intellectual: Mild Intellectual Disability, Communication: Learning Disability, Communication: Autism (ASD). The proposed psychologist must provide 1 sample for each exceptionality.

M5 PROPOSED RESOURCE – SECURITY

The proposed psychologist must provide a valid Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. The Police check must be submitted with the bid.

The contract will be awarded based on a determination of Best Value taking into account both the technical merit of the Proposals and the Financial Evaluation.

The Bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the highest combined rating of technical merit and price.

"This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. For more information on Aboriginal business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business, see Annex 9.4 of the Supply Manual."

Site Supervisor & Offender Instruc

Correctional Service of Canada | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline January 25, 2017
Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) Tendering Procedures: If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Site Supervisor & Offender Instructor  21C80-164011/A Mak, Goretti M. Telephone No. - (604) 363-0582 Fax No. - (604) 775-7526 Email:  Goretti.Mak@pwgsc.gc.ca  THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A SECURITY REQUIREMENT  Requirement: Correctional Services Canada provides inmates with marketable employment skills training, counseling and employment support services to federally sentenced offenders to facilitate their successful reintegration into society. CORCAN construction business line is foremost an offender rehabilitation/training program with a comprehensive education, skills enhancement and work experience program established to prepare offenders for post-release employment into the construction industry.  Within the CORCAN construction business, the Contractor is required to provide direct instruction, supervision, and evaluation of inmate work, while ensuring that safety and security of the work site, and ensuring compliance with applicable building codes.  Canada intends to award 2 contracts forTask Authorization.  One for the Fraser Valley area  (Abbotsford, Agassiz, Harrison Mills, Mission) and one the Victoria area.    The period of each Contract for Task Authorization will be one year with 3-one year option to extend.  The requirementis subject to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).  The requirement is subject to a preference for Canadian goods and/or services.  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.

Mechanical and Electrical Services - DISO

Public Works and Government Services Canada | Published December 9, 2016  -  Deadline January 18, 2017
Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Mechanical and Electrical Services - DISO  EP922-171951/A Ho (RPC), Hector Fax No. - (780) 497-3510  Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is inviting consulting firms with Electrical and Mechanical Engineering expertise to submit proposals for Standing Offers. This procurement will follow a one phase submission process. The selected consultants shall provide a range of services as identified in the Required Services section of this document for building projects in the Western Region, excluding Comprehensive Land Claim Areas and the Northwest Territories.  Geographic Zones and area boundaries are as follows and will be such each time they appear in this Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) described:   Northern Alberta covers the area of Red Deer, AB, and north;  Southern Alberta covers the area south of Red Deer;   Northern Saskatchewan covers the area north of Davidson, SK, (excluding Prince Albert)  Prince Albert, Saskatchewan  Southern Saskatchewan covers the area of Davidson and south; and  Manitoba is all of Manitoba  Proponents shall be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practise in the province governing each applicable zone or zones (i.e. Alberta, Saskatchewan and/or Manitoba.) Firms should be able to demonstrate successful delivery of these services for a broad variety of projects over the last seven (7) years.  It is PWGSC's intention to authorize up to twenty (20) Standing Offers, four (4) in each zone, Northern and Southern Alberta, Northern andSouthern Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, each for a period of two (2) years plus an option for two (2) one-year periods from the date of issuing the Standing Offers.  This procurement is excluded from the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) in accordance with Annex 502.1B of the agreement item (1.a.).  Offers meeting the stated mandatory criteria will be evaluated against technical criteria, including Comprehension of the Scope of Services, Management of Services, experience, key personnel education and experience and understanding, methodology and approach to the services to be provided. To be considered further, offers must achieve an overall minimum Technical Weighted Rating of sixty-five (65) points out of the one hundred (100) Weighted Rating points available for the rated technical criteria as specified in the RFSO.  This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in English.  The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.  Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS  Notifications about amendments to an opportunity: Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders provides a Web feed to keep you informed about amendments to an opportunity of interest.  Firms intending to submit bids on this project should obtain bid documents through the GETS service provider on the Government of Canada Web site at http://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders. Firms that obtain bid documents from a source other than the official site run the risk of not receiving a complete package. 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.

English copy editing services, formatting of monthly issues and supplements and occasional scientific writing services for the Canada Communicable Disease Report

Public Health Agency of Canada | Published December 29, 2016  -  Deadline August 2, 2017

This bid solicitation is being issued to satisfy the requirement of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for English copy editing services, formatting of monthly issues and supplements and occasional scientific writing services for the Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR). It is intended to result in the award of two (2) contracts for a period of one (1) year, plus two (2) irrevocable options, of 12 months each, allowing Canada to extend the term of the contracts.

Background:

The Report is a bilingual online journal on infectious diseases designed for a broad audience. The CCDR publishes rapid communications, surveillance reports, systematic reviews, outbreak reports, and Advisory Committee statements, as well as links to online resources, and continuing education events.

Each issue of the CCDR publication includes three to five manuscripts, for a total of twenty to thirty pages and approximately 15,000 words. There could be up to 16 issues per calendar year with production split between the two contracts.

Issues are published on the first Thursday of each month and there are additional supplements through-out the year.

Scope:

Tasks required of the contractor for an issue will include but are not limited to:

  • Copy editing of English articles, cover teasers and table of contents pages in MS Word according to the CCDR Style Guide;
  • Formatting of text and graphics (tables and figures in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point) according to the CCDR Formatting Template;
  • Verifying web links and correct citation of references;
  • As required, drafting summary manuscripts from material provided.

There are four days in the production schedule for copy editing one full issue. As standard practice, the Contractor will receive the manuscripts for an issue on day one (1) of the production schedule.

Estimated Value:

The total estimated value of the requirement for the contract period and two option periods for both contracts is $155,940.00, applicable taxes included. There is no allowance for travel or miscellaneous expenses.

Security Requirement:

There is no security requirement.

Enquiries regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted in writing to:

Name: Ron Staigh

E-mail address: ronald.staigh@canada.ca

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Atlantic and Western Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada | Published January 11, 2017
Trade Agreement: NONE Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements:   Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Atlantic and Western Canada  Provision / Coordination of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) Beneficiaries  Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), requires service providers for the provision and/or coordination of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Canada Pension Plan Disability Beneficiaries in Atlantic and Western Canada.  The regions are broken into specific service areas (as per the list below), which enables the bidder to bid on as many service areas as they deem viable.  Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of ESDC, will award multiple Regional Individual Standing Offers for this purpose.    This is a one (1) year Standing Offer in effect from date of award with an option to extend for two separate and additional one year periods.  Please refer the Statement of Work at Annex A for complete details of work requirements.   The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.   The Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) is to establish Regional Individual standing Offers for the requirement detailed in the RFSO, to the Identified Users across Canada, excluding locations within Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec,and Labradorthat are subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs).  Any requirement for deliveries to locations within CLCAs areas within Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, or Labrador will have to be treated as a separate procurement, outside of the resulting standing offers.   AREAS COVERED BY THIS RFSO: Area 1 - Newfoundland and Labrador (entire Province) Area 2 - Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (entire Provinces) Area 3 - New Brunswick (entire Province).  It is expected that the bidder will be able to provide services in both official languages for the province of New Brunswick.  Area 4 -  Manitoba (entire Province) Area 5- Saskatchewan (entire Province) Area 6- Alberta 6.1   Medecine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,Lake Louise, Banff, Drumheller, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and surrounding areas, as well as, East Kootenays in BC. 6.2   Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Peace River, High Level, Jasper, Edson, Fort McMurray and surrounding area  Area 7- British Columbia 7.1 -  Greater Vancouver / Fraser Valley (east to Surrey and Port Coquitlam, north to Sechelt and Pemberton and from Maple Ridge/Langley to Hope)  7.1b  additional points will be awarded if the bidder indicates willingness to travel to 7.1b :  Caribou / Northern BC (Williams Lake area North) 7.2- Vancouver Island (including Powell River and the Gulf Islands) 7.3- Okanagan (including Kamloops in the west as well as West Kootenays)  Mandatory Requirements:  -  The bidder is required to provideservices inboth official languages for Area 3, New Brunswick.  -  All staff working directly with CPPD clients require security clearance at the enhanced reliability level.  -Bidders are instructed to provide their top five (5) proposed staff only.If additional CVs are provided by the bidder, the first 5 will be evaluated and all others discarded.   -  Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants  All proposed staff/consultants must meet the following education requirements and work experience to be eligible for further evaluation:  University degree or a diploma in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Human Services AND; Minimum of two of the last three years experience* in the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation services.    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.

Dental Services - William Head Institution

Correctional Service of Canada | Published January 16, 2017  -  Deadline January 31, 2017

Dental Services - William Head Institution

This requirement is for: The Correctional Service of Canada, Pacific Region

Trade agreement: This procurement is not subject to any trade agreement.

Tendering procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid.

Competitive Procurement Strategy: lowest priced compliant bid.

Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business: This procurement is not subject to any set-asides for Aboriginal Suppliers.

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: This procurement is not subject to a Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement.

Security Requirements: This contract includes security requirements.

Nature of Requirements:

The following is a summary of the statement of work for this requirement.

The Correctional Service Canada has a requirement to provide Dental Services to inmates and collaborate with the institution’s multi-disciplinary health services team that includes but is not limited to, Nurses, Institutional Physicians, Psychologists, Dieticians and other allied health professionals.

Objectives: Provide and coordinate essential dental services to inmates at William Head Institution

Deliverables:

  1. The Contractor must provide essential Dental services to inmates, as requested by the Chief Health Services, in accordance with the National Essential Health Services Framework, including any amendment to this Framework issued by CSC during the contract period and any optional period if and when exercised by CSC.
  1. The Contractor must prepare dental clinic lists and appointment schedules triaged based on requisitions received and dental emergencies as they arise.

3. The Contractor, in his/her role as dentist, must manage all aspects of dental care services including coordination of care provided by dental specialists to inmates to ensure continuity and integration of care. This includes, but is not limited to, approval of all recommendations made by dental care providers outside of CSC.

4.   The Contractor must document dental assessment, treatment, and consultations in the inmate’s Dental Record Folder.

5.   The Contractor must consult with the Chief Health Services regarding requirements for dental supplies and equipment. Any requests for equipment and supplies must be submitted to, and approved by, the Chief Health Services.

6.   The Contractor must provide the following:

a) A Dental Assistant; and,

b) Backup personnel to ensure that there will not be any interruption in service and that Canada’s operational requirements are met when the Contractor is unable to provide services (including but not limited to, due to vacation or illness).

7. The Contractor must supervise the activities of the Dental Assistants the Contractor is providing under this contract. 

8. The tasks the Dental Assistants must perform include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Preparing the treatment/clinical area;
  2. Cleaning and sterilization of instruments and hand pieces;
  3. Passing instruments to the dentist or hygienist (Single and Two handed technique);
  4. Making proper use of High Volume Evacuator within the Oral Cavity;
  5. Preparing restorative materials;
  6. Performing simple laboratory procedures such as the pouring and trimming of study models;
  7. Maintaining supplies and equipment (stocks and replenishes supplies provided by CSC);
  8. Monitoring Inventory of dental supplies and equipment;
  9. Assessing emergency situations, being aware of, and able to implement, emergency protocols, being able to provide First Aid and CPR;
  10. Assisting in maintaining emergency drug kits;
  11. Interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets;
  12. Conducting spore/biological indicator tests;
  13. Recording data on patient’s record or chart as directed by the Dentist;
  14. Providing inmate education on oral health (extra-oral);
  15. Providing instruction on care and maintenance of pre-fitted appliances; and
  16. Obtaining Vital Signs.

9. The Contractor must ensure that dental instrument sterilization is done only by dental staff that is trained according to Provincial sterilization standards.

10.   Recommendations for Non-formulary medication and Special Authorization Items:

a) The Contractor must ensure that:

i) Requests for non-formulary medications are made in accordance with CSC’s National Formulary.

ii) Requests for Special Authorization items that are being recommended by the Contractor are made in accordance with CSC’s Essential Health Services Framework

Term of Contract:

Period of the Contract: The Work is to be performed during the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020.

File Number: 21820-17-0004

Contracting Authority: Willow Bruyninckx

Correctional Service Canada

Regional Headquarters – Pacific

33991 Gladys Avenue, PO Box 4500

Abbotsford BC Canada V2S 2E8

Telephone number: 604-851-3233

Facsimile number: 604-870-2444

E-mail: willow.bruyninckx@csc-scc.gc.ca

NOTE TO BIDDERS:

Bidders can obtain copies of the solicitation documents by contacting the contracting authority named in this notice.

The Crown reserves the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada (English or French).

Given the nature of the requirements, proposals submitted by such means as facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

After contract award, bidders may request a debriefing on the results of the bid solicitation process. Bidders should make the request to the Contracting Authority within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the results of the bid solicitation process. The debriefing may be in writing, by telephone or in person.

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