Updating, delivering, and promoting an on-demand e-learning module “Outdoor Air Quality and Health and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)” for physicians and other health professionals (1000153097B)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
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7 years 1 month ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/03/06 15:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Request for Proposal (RFP)
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Procurement entity
Health Canada
End user entity
Health Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Pettit, Donna
Contact phone
Contact address
200 Eglantine Driveway, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0K9

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SOLICITATION #: 1000153097B	    

Closing Date   

March 6, 2014			


3:00 pm EST   

This requirement is for the department of Health Canada.


Updating, delivering, and promoting an on-demand e-learning module “Outdoor Air Quality and Health and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)” for physicians and other health professionals


The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a federal program coordinated by Health Canada and Environment Canada, with the support of provincial and municipal governments as well as non-governmental organizations.  The AQHI is a health-based communications tool, which helps people reduce their risk from short-term exposure to air pollution.  The Index is presented on a scale from 1-10+, representing low, moderate, high, or very high levels of risk.  At each level on the scale, health messages are provided for both general, and at-risk, populations. 
An evaluation of the national Air Quality Health Index program conducted in February, 2010, recommended Health Canada prioritize outreach to at-risk populations. Engaging healthcare professionals is one of the most effective ways to reach at-risk populations. Healthcare professionals are considered to be credible sources of information, and their advice resonates strongly with patients. They are also in regular, often one-on-one contact with at-risk people. Since 2009, the AQHI e-learning  Accredited Course has been available to health professionals through the University of British Columbia, in two separate contracts. 
Since Health Care professionals are a difficult group to target, and their awareness of the AQHI is generally low, the AQHI is seeking to continue to offer an e-learning, fully Accredited Course available through a major learning institution. Physicians and other health professionals need to continue to be better informed about the AQHI, and the connection between air quality and health, in order to increase their patients’/ clients’ awareness of the AQHI and to support them in using it effectively.


The total value of any contract resulting from this Request for Proposal (RFP) shall not exceed an all- inclusive sum of $120,000 taxes not included.


Ownership of intellectual property created especially for this project will reside with the Contractor.


There is no security associated with this requirement.

M1	Compliance 
The Bidder must demonstrate that the firm has a minimum of 2 years of experience (as of the closing date of this RFP) providing e-learning accreditation and delivery to health professionals
Experience must be demonstrated in months and years.	
M2	Resource(s) Team
The Bidder has clearly identified all of his/her proposed resources for each position proposed within the Bidders proposal in order to successfully complete the services required under this RFP as well as provide a  CV of all resources proposed.

The Bidder must identify the Lead Resource. The Lead Resource must be an internal resource of the proposed Bidder. 

The Lead Resource must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in developing and managing e-learning environmental and /or health related courses, and possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science/Environmental Studies /or equivalent education (Education Certifications to be provided with the bid). 

*Equivalent  meaning  a degree or equivalent accreditation in a field related to the services required as outlined in the Statement of Work and as established by a recognized* Canadian academic credentials assessment service, if obtained outside Canada. 
*The list of recognized organizations can be found under the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials web site (www).

All other proposed resources must each have a minimum of two (2) years experience in developing and managing e-learning courses. 
The bidder can submit the same name for various positions identified. However, the bidder must clearly identify for which position (s) each CV is submitted. Years must be indicated in month and years.

Experience must be demonstrated in months and years.

*Note:  Health Canada reserves the right to check references by contacting one or all of the references provided. Health Canada also reserves the right to reject a bidder should one or more of the references provided not be available within one week from completion of bid evaluation and if in checking references they do not confirm the resources work experience, quality of work and information provided by the bidder.	
M3	Quality Control
The Bidder must provide a Quality Assurance/Control Procedure that he/she has in place. (this will be further evaluated at R3)	
M4	Languages
The Bidder must provide resources that can provide customer service and work in both official languages.(English and French)
The Bidder must provide an example of a project available in both English and French.
M5	Experience
The Bidder must demonstrate its capability and experience in providing e-learning module accreditation, delivery and promotion by providing 2 separate projects completed by the firm within the last 3 years of the closing date of the RFP.  

-  Two (2) e-learning module/ project that demonstrates experience in developing and implementing on-line learning specifically for health professionals.

The Bidder must also provide examples of how these projects were promoted/advertised to the target audience (web links, hard copy examples etc)

The Bidder must provide examples of the above projects developed in both English and French.



Donna Pettit
Senior Procurement and Contracting Officer
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
1000153097b_e-learning_module_eng_posting_final_feb_19.pdf001English- Not available
1000153097b_e-learning_module_fren_posting_final_feb_19_.pdf001French- Not available


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