Date closing 2017/11/02 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Reference number PW-17-00799652
Solicitation number 21301-18-2681119
Region of opportunity Quebec
Region of delivery Quebec
Notice type Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
GSIN G103B: Social Rehabilitation Services for Prisoners
Trade agreement Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB)
Tendering procedure Open
Procurement entity Correctional Service of Canada
End user entity Correctional Service of Canada
21301-18-2681119 – Elder Services 2017-2018
An advanced contract award notice (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 meet the requirements set out in the ACAN, on or before the closing date and time stated in the ACAN, the contracting officer may then proceed with the award to the pre-identified supplier.
1. Definition of requirement:
The Correctional Service of Canada is committed to providing programs and opportunities to meet the Spiritual Needs of the Aboriginal populations within the institutions as per Commissioner Directive (CD) 702. The Correctional Service of Canada is legislated to provide Aboriginal offenders with the opportunity to further develop their understanding of traditional Aboriginal spirituality while allowing others to practice their beliefs and values systems.
The Correctional Service Canada has a requirement to provide Elder services to the Quebec Region Federal Institution. “Elder” means any person recognized by the Aboriginal community as having knowledge and understanding of the traditional culture of the community, including the physical manifestations of the culture of the people and their spiritual and social traditions.
As required by the CCRA and individual correctional plans, Elders are engaged to ensure the accommodation of Aboriginal spiritual practices. They assist Aboriginal offenders in their traditional healing journey, to further develop an understanding of traditional Aboriginal culture through teachings, guidance, counselling. Further, they utilize traditional ceremonies and practices they have been given the responsibility to carry, to promote healing and balance.
The Aboriginal Elder will provide the following services as follows:
1.2.1 Ceremonial and Spiritual Services:
The Elder will provide (in-group or individual) counseling, teachings and ceremonial services to Aboriginal offenders. This includes the following:
22.214.171.124 Providing guidance and teachings through group sessions (circles) and individual discussions to offenders in the institution.
1.2.1..2 Conducting spiritual services and various traditional ceremonies based on Elder’s teachings.
126.96.36.199 Assisting offenders following a healing path in support of their correctional plan.
188.8.131.52 Elders may be requested, by agreement, to escort offenders on Escorted Temporary Absences (ETAs) for ceremonial and other spiritual purposes.
1.2.2 Advice and Guidance:
The Elder will, upon request:
184.108.40.206 Provide advice/information to staff and management, locally, regionally and nationally on issues of Aboriginal spirituality and cultural practices.
220.127.116.11 Introduce institutional staff to various elements of traditional spirituality as deemed appropriate based on their teachings.
18.104.22.168 Provide advice to the Institutional Head regarding ceremonies, ceremonial objects, traditional practices and protocols, traditional medicines, or sacred ground within the institution including the collection and storage of ceremonial objects and traditional and ceremonial medicines.
1.2.3 Case Management:
The Elder will:
22.214.171.124 Participate in case conferences as requested.
126.96.36.199 Provide the Case Management Team with verbal information regarding the offender’s participation in a healing path as requested as part of the offender’s progress report. This may include progress on an offender’s participation in Pathways, in Aboriginal Correctional Programs, or in other cultural and spiritual activities as appropriate.
188.8.131.52 Upon receiving a referral/request from Case Management team, the Elder will provide initial information and updates verbally to the Aboriginal Liaison Officer or Parole Officer for documentation and may include initial observations; whether the offender has agreed to continue working with the Elder through Aboriginal Specific interventions; provide information about offender progress in addressing his or her needs; and provide verbal information about an offender’s readiness for the possible transition into the community.
1.2.4 Regional and National Meetings:
184.108.40.206 The Elder may be asked to provide advice, guidance, information, or recommendations regionally or nationally on issues of Aboriginal spirituality and cultural practices.
220.127.116.11 This may also include participation, by agreement, on regional or national advisory bodies, such as the National Elders Working Group, or the National Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
1.3 Expected results:
The contractor will promote healing and pro-social behaviour and reintegration success of Aboriginal offenders. Culture and spirituality based interaction will be provided to the Aboriginal offenders.
1.4 Performance standards:
Hours of Work and activities undertaken will be documented by the contractor on a weekly basis. These will be submitted to the Project Authority for review.
• Sessions of 7.5 hours each.
• On a weekly basis, the Aboriginal Elder using the assistance and coordination of the Aboriginal Liaison workers shall report to the Project Authority.
1.5.1 Paper consumption:
a. Should printed material be required, double sided printing in black and white format is the default unless otherwise specified by the Project Authority.
b. The Contractor must ensure printed material is on paper with a minimum recycled content of 30% and/or certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest.
c. The Contractor must recycle unneeded printed documents (in accordance with Security Requirements).
1.6.1 Location of work:
The Contractor must perform the work at any of the following locations:
Federal Training Center – Site 6099
6099, Montée St-François
Laval (Québec) H7C 1P1
Travel to any of the above locations of work will be required by the contract. On request of the CSC, there may be requirements to travel within Canada to locations not listed in the above locations of work.
1.6.2 Language of Work:
The contractor must perform all work in English or French.
1.6.3 Security Requirements:
The Contractor personnel requiring access to PROTECTED information, assets or sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid RELIABILITY STATUS, granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC or Correctional Services Canada (CSC).
The Contractor MUST NOT remove any PROTECTED information or assets from the identified work site(s), and the Contractor must ensure that its personnel are made aware of and comply with this restriction.
Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of CSC.
The Contractor must comply with the provisions of the:
Security Requirements Check List, described in Annex;
b) Industrial Security Manual (Latest Edition).
2. Minimum essential requirements:
Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:
Provide two (2) letters of reference from an Aboriginal organization or community;
References and qualifications must be validated by the Circle of Elders and the Regional Administrator, Aboriginal Initiatives
3. Applicability of the trade agreement (s) to the procurement
This procurement is not subject to any trade agreement.
4. Set-aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
This procurement is set-aside for an Aboriginal Supplier in accordance with the government’s Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) (https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032802/1100100032803). Therefore, only suppliers who meet the definition of an Aboriginal business, as defined in the PSAB, may submit a statement of capabilities. This restriction does not apply to contracts with individuals who are Aboriginal Elders.
5. Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (s)
This procurement is not subject to a Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement.
6. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
Following discussions with some community members, the Regional Administrator, Aboriginal Initiatives and other CSC’s Elders, it appears that only Elders / Spiritual Advisors who would be able to fulfill the expected duties.
The pre-identified suppliers meet all of the minimum essential requirements described in this ACAN.
7. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection:
(d) only one person is capable of performing the contract.
8. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
The following exclusion (s) and/or limited tendering reasons are invoked under the section of the trade agreement (s) specified:
This procurement is not subject to any trade agreement.
9. Ownership of Intellectual Property
There are no intellectual property terms in the contract.
10. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s)
The contract period begins on the contract award date and ends on March 31, 2018.
11. A cost estimate of the proposed contract
The estimated value of these markets is indicated in Article 12 (GST/HST extra).
12. Name of the pre-identified suppliers
Federal Training Center – Site 6099
13. Suppliers’ right to submit a statement of capabilities
Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the goods, services or construction 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 and time of this notice. This statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
14. The closing date and time for a submission of a statement of capabilities
The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is November 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT.
15. Enquiries and submission of statement of capabilities
Enquiries and statement of capabilities are to be directed to:
Contracting and Procurement Regional Officer
Regional Services Center
Correctional Service Canada
250, Montée St-François
Laval (Quebec) H7C 1S5
Telephone: 450-661-9550, ext. 3300
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