Courier Services (21401-25-3327201)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/03/09 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Correctional Service of Canada
End user entity
Correctional Service of Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Scott, Jason
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
445 Union St.
Kingston  ON
K7L 4Y8

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

Trade agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), World Trade Organisation-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), Canada Ukraine Free-Trade Agreement (CUFTA), Canada Korea Trade Agreement (CKTA), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada free trade agreements with Chile/Colombia/Honduras/Panama, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

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 pickup and delivery services of medical specimens (i.e., blood, urine, etc.) and pharmaceuticals within the Ontario Region.

The work will involve the following:

Objectives: To pick up medical specimens from federal institutions and deliver to Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital, or Kingston Public Health as well as pharmaceutical pickup and delivery.


Medical specimens to be picked up after 14:00 hours from each institution and immediately delivered to the specified destination before 16:00 hours. Warkworth Institution pick up must be coordinated with the pharmaceutical deliveries. 

To pick up pharmaceuticals from the Correctional Service Canada pharmacy (1455 Bath Road, Kingston, Ontario) for daytime delivery to the Warkworth Institution (Campbellford, Ontario). Pick up Warkworth Institutions medical specimens between 13:00 and 14:00 hours for delivery to the specified destination before 16:00 hours.

Pick up medical specimens from Kingston area Institutions with the exception of Warkworth Institution on an after-hours basis. After-hours is defined as:

16:00 hours to 24:00 hours from Monday to Friday

 00:00 hours to 24:00 hours on weekends and statutory holidays

Medical specimens may be dispatched to the following locations on an after-hours basis:

Kingston General Hospital - 76 Stuart St. Kingston Ontario

Hotel Dieu Hospital - 166 Brock Street Kingston Ontario

Kingston Public Health Unit - 221 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, Ontario

CSC anticipates the estimated usage requirements for after-hours services as follows:

Kingston Area Institutions - approximately 600 deliveries per year

The Correctional Service Canada will ensure that the required documentation, labelling container marking and packing are in accordance with the “Transportation of Dangerous Goods” guidelines. 

The Contractor shall comply with the “Transportation of Dangerous Goods” regulations and Category B – Bio hazardous material infectious substance and biological substances standards UN 3373 6.2

All drivers must be bonded.


To pick up and deliver “non dangerous” goods (i.e supplies and pharmaceuticals) for Bath Institution (to include Regional Treatment Centre when relocated), Collins Bay Institution Medium, Minimum and Regional Treatment Centre, Joyceville Institution Medium and Minimum and Millhaven Institution which includes Regional Treatment Centre and Regional Hospital.

Term of Contract:

Period of the Contract: The Work is to be performed during the period of May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2023 with the option to renew for two (2) additional one-year periods.

File Number: 21401-25-3327201

Contracting Authority: Jason Scott

Telephone number: 613-530-3001

Facsimile number: 613-536-4571


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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
rfp_-_eng_-_21401-25-3327201_-_courier_services.pdf000English- 2020-01-21
rfp_-_fr_-_21401-25-3327201_-_courier_services.pdf000French- 2020-01-21


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
rfp_amend_-_modification_a_la_ddp_-_en_fr_-_21401-25-3327201.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2020-02-20
rfp_amend_-_modification_a_la_ddp_-_en_fr_-_21401-25-3327201-2.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2020-02-27