Community Residential Facility (21280-15-2044058)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
6 years 9 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/03/31 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Nova Scotia
Region of delivery
Nova Scotia
Notice type
Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Correctional Service of Canada
End user entity
Correctional Service of Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Nugent, Andrea
Contact phone
Contact address
1045 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Moncton  NB
E1C 1H1

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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.

1.1 Requirement:

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) intends to establish a contract for the provision of Community Residential Facility for adult offenders on conditional release which provides accommodation, security services and offender support services in the Cape Breton, NS area.

1.2 Deliverables:

The following scope of work applies to the contract.  Work to be performed under the contract includes, but is not limited to the following:

Housing:  shall provide on average eight (8) bed days to CSC for Unescorted Temporary Absences, Day Parole, Full Parole, and Statutory Release cases.

Meals:  shall provide three meals a day to residents. Such meals are to meet health and nutritional requirements in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide.

Security and Control:  Shall ensure staff is on-site and awake 24 hours per day.

Maintain formal records for documenting the following:  Activities; Incidents; Resident movement; and Resident behaviour and report to Correctional Service of Canada infractions of the law, conditions of release, instructions of Parole Officer, serious infractions of house rules.  

Maintain a daily record/log on resident activities.

House rules shall be given to the resident at admission.  The resident shall sign a copy of the house rules and it shall be retained on file.

Must be in compliance with all applicable territorial, provincial, municipal and local legislation and regulations.  The premises and equipment shall confirm to applicable zoning, health, safety, building and fire codes and regulations.

Shall ensure that there is a First Aid Kit available to staff and one staff member with a valid St. John’s Ambulance Certification (or other equivalent in first aid) in addition  to valid CPR certification.

The contractor in cooperation with Parole Office, develop an Intervention Plan that is supportive of the Offender’s Community Strategy and that focuses on specific objectives for the duration of residence at the CRF.

CSC may request to provide enhanced or specialized services.

1.3 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).
1.4 Constraints:

1.4.1	Location of work:

a.	The Contractor must perform the work at: 262 Bentinck Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 1G9
b.	Travel to the following locations will be required for performance of the work under this contract: all points within Cape Breton, NS.  

1.4.2	Language of Work:

The contractor must perform all work in English.

1.4.3 Security Requirements:

This contract includes the following security requirements:
a.	The Contractor must, at all times during the performance of the Contract, hold a valid Designated Organization Screening (DOS) issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
b.	The Contractor personnel requiring access to sensitive work site(s) must EACH hold a valid Reliability Status granted or approved by CISD/PWGSC.   

c.	Subcontracts which contain security requirements are NOT to be awarded without the prior written permission of CISD/PWGSC. 

d.	The Contractor must comply with the provisions of the: 
Security Requirements Check List;
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:

•	Capability to provide residential services, including private/semi-private bedroom, access to a kitchen (meals provided) and living room privileges;

•	Experience providing support and programming services to federal conditionally-released offenders, including offenders with special needs;

•	The contractor must have an extensive, established network of community resources including  agencies, professionals and other services in the Cape Breton Area which may be accessed in order to meet the needs of the offenders;

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 not subject to any set-asides for Aboriginal Suppliers.

5. Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (s)

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

6. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier

Residential Facilities for an offender population on conditional release is a legally required specialized service.  The Howard House Association of Cape Breton has successfully demonstrated their ability and expertise in helping with the offender’s safe rehabilitation into society.  The Howard House Association of Cape Breton facility meets and/or exceeds all legislated requirements of a Residential Facility.

7. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)

The following exception to the Government Contracts Regulations is invoked for this procurement under subsection: 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

Ownership of any foreground intellectual property arising out of the proposed contract will vest with the Contractor.

10. The period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s)

The proposed contract is for a period of 1 year, from the 1st day of April, 2014 to the 31st day of March, 2015 with an option to extend the contract for 1 additional one-year period.

11. A cost estimate of the proposed contract

The estimated value of the contract, including option (s), is $ 1,020,857.68 (GST/HST extra).

12. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier

Howard House Association of Cape Breton
262 Bentinck Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 1G9

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 2:00 p.m. ADT on March 31, 2014

15. Enquiries and submission of statement of capabilities

Enquiries and statement of capabilities are to be directed to:

Andrea Nugent
Regional Contract Officer
1045 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Moncton, NB  E1C 1H1
Telephone: 506-851-6977
Facsimile: 506-851-6327

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