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Physician Services – English

  1045 Main Canada — Correctional Service of Canada
Published November 17, 2017
Notice type
Award notice
Begin Medical Services (2011) Inc.

This requirement is for: The Correctional Service of Canada, Atlantic Region, Springhill Institution in Springhill, Nova Scotia

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 Physician Services at Springhill Institution.

Objective: Provide and coordinate essential health services to inmates at Springhill Institution as

a general practitioner.


The Contractor must provide essential general practitioner integrated health 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. 

These services include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Essential physical health assessment;
  2. Consultation;
  3. Treatment;
  4. Primary mental health care (this includes collaborating with mental health professionals as well as initiating and continuing the prescription of psychotropic medications);
  5. Appropriate referrals;
  6. Urgent health services (any condition that is likely to deteriorate to an emergency or affect the inmate's ability to carry out their activities of daily living is considered to the "urgent") including referral to the appropriate community hospital for emergency medical services when required;
  7. visiting hospitalized offenders admitted to community hospitals when required as authorized by the Chief Health Services. 

    Collaboration and continuity of care:

  1. The Contractor, in his/her role as the primary care physician must manage all aspects of healthcare services for those inmates under his/her direct care, including coordination of care provided to inmates by other practitioners and specialists to ensure continuity and integration of care. This includes, but is not limited to, approval of all recommendations made by healthcare providers outside of CSC.
  2. The Contractor must serve as the collaborating or consulting physician for Nurse Practitioners working with CSC.

    The Contractor must visit inmates in segregation areas upon request of the Chief Health Services.

    The Contractor must document health assessment, treatment, and consultations in the inmate’s health care record.

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

    Recommendations for non-formulary medication and Special Authorization items:

    a) The Contractor must ensure that:

  1. Medications are prescribed according to CSC’s National Formulary; 
  2. Requests for non-formulary medications are made in accordance with CSC’s National Formulary; and
  3. Requests for Special Authorization items that are being recommended by the Contractor are made in accordance with CSC’s Essential Health Services Framework.

    Health Services to other CSC Institutions:

    On occasion and at the request of the Chief Health Services, the Contractor may be required to provide health services to inmates in other CSC institutions.

    Term of Contract:

    Period of the Contract: The Work is to be performed during the period of January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018 with the option to renew for four (4) additional one-year periods.

    File Number: 21210-17-2483090/A

    Contracting Authority: Lise Bourque

    Telephone number: 506-851-6977

    Facsimile number: 506-851-6327

    E-mail: lise.bourque@csc-scc.gc.ca

    NOTE TO BIDDERS: Bidders can obtain the complete statement of work and evaluation criteria by ordering the solicitation document and associated documents from Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders.

    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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CAD 184 375.00
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G009G: Health and Welfare Services
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Correctional Service of Canada
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Correctional Service of Canada
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Customer info
Bourque, Lise 506-851-6977 1045 Main Moncton NB E1C 1H1 CA
Supplier Information
Begin Medical Services (2011) Inc. 1451 Hansford Road, RR # 2 Oxford, NS B0M 1P0

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