Selection of various health professionals and academic specialists as members of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Medical Supplies and Equipment Advisory Committee (MSEAC) (1000213742)

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2020/06/08 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
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Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada

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Madore, Christine
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10 Wellington Street
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0H4

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Solicitation #: 1000213742 - Closing Date: June 8, 2020 Time: 9:00 EDT


Health Professionals and Academic Specialists – Subject matter Experts on First Nations Health

Selection of various health professionals and academic specialists as members of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Medical Supplies and Equipment Advisory Committee (MSEAC)

Members (here on out referred to as the Contractor)


The NIHB Medical Supplies & Equipment Advisory Committee (MSEAC) is a multidisciplinary advisory committee of health professionals and academic specialists who will provide impartial evidence based advice, and recommendations on benefit coverage criteria as well as the inclusion and exclusion of various products and services provided through the Program. Recommendations will be based on the best available evidence as well as current clinical and health care delivery best practices within a community health context.

The MSEAC will provide advice on a variety of topics identified by the Program to facilitate the policy development and decisions that will optimize client health benefits within departmental resource allocations.

MSEAC will be comprised of 15-20 contractors with specialties from each of the following professions:

  • Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner (*)
  • Family Physician (*)
  • Public Health Physician or Nurse (*)
  • Health Economist (*)
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist
  • Respirologist
  • Physiatrist
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Audiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist or Chiropodist
  • Pedorthist
  • Orthotist
  • Prosthetist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Hearing Instrument Practitioner
  • Dietitian
  • Midwife

As required contractors are invited to the committee when a topic relevant to their expertise is under consideration by the committee until the committee recommendations have been submitted to Indigenous Services Canada.

The committee will consist of a minimum of six contractors including at least one of (1) each of the specialties identified by an asterisk (*) above, and others as appointed based on the meeting agenda. Membership will be reviewed on a regular basis by Indigenous Services Canada to ensure a range of expertise, experience, and perspectives, continuity of membership on the advisory committee, and a systematic rotation of membership. A balance of health care expertise will be sought.


The Medical Supplies and Equipment Advisory Committee (MSEAC) of FNIHB requires the services of one (1) resource from each of the following streams on an “as and when required” basis to provide professional advice and recommendations regarding the coverage of medical supplies and equipment and vision services provided through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program:

Stream 1: Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner

Stream 2: Family Physician

Stream 3: Public Health Physician or Nurse

Stream 4: Health Economist

Stream 5: Ophthalmologist

Stream 6: Optometrist

Stream 7: Respirologist

Stream 8: Physiatrist

Stream 9: Otolaryngologist

Stream 10: Audiologist

Stream 11: Occupational Therapist

Stream 12: Physiotherapist

Stream 13: Podiatrist or Chiropodist

Stream 14: Pedorthist

Stream 15: Orthotist

Stream 16: Prosthetist

Stream 17: Respiratory Therapist

Stream 18: Speech Language Pathologist

Stream 19: Hearing Instrument Practitioner

Stream 20: Dietitian

Stream 21: Midwife


5.5 days


The period of the resulting Contract(s) will be from date of issuance to March 31, 2021, with (3) three additional (1) one year period(s) under the same conditions.


Pursuant to the Policy on Government Security, the nature of the services to be provided under this contract requires a valid Government of Canada (GoC) personnel Security Screening at the level of Reliability Status for the Contractor, authorized resources and any sub-contractors to be assigned to conduct the work.

Prior to the commencement of the work, the Contractor and each authorized resources involved in the performance of the work under this contract must each hold a valid Security Screening at the level of Reliability Status during the lifetime of the contract.


This is an open tender. However, it will be set-aside under the Government of Canada’s Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) if two or more bids have been received by Aboriginal businesses who are certified under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) criteria and who may be listed in the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Business Directory ( If your Aboriginal business is not yet registered in the Indigenous Business Directory, please do so at the link provided above. If bids from two or more Aboriginal businesses are compliant with the terms of the Request for Proposal, the contracting authority will limit the competition to those Aboriginal businesses and will not consider bids from any non-Aboriginal businesses that may have been submitted. If the bids from the Aboriginal businesses are found to be non-compliant or non-responsive or are withdrawn, such that fewer than two compliant bids from Aboriginal businesses remain, bids from all of the non-Aboriginal businesses that had submitted bids will then be considered by the contracting authority.

"This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. For more information on Aboriginal business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business, refer to Annex 9.4 of the Supply Manual."

“This procurement is set aside from the international trade agreements under the provision each has for measures with respect to Aboriginal peoples or for set-asides for small and minority businesses.”

“Further to Article 800 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), CFTA does not apply to this procurement.”

For more information on this Request for Proposal (RFP), please consult the Solicitation Document below.


All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to:

Christine Madore

Senior Procurement Officer

Indigenous Services Canada

E-mail address:

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
isc_fnihb_rfp_1000213742.pdf000English- 2020-05-04
sac_dgspni_dp_1000213742.pdf000French- 2020-05-04
isc_fnihb_rfp_1000213742_amendment_1.pdf001English- 2020-05-07
sac_dgspni_dp_1000213742_modification_1.pdf001French- 2020-05-07
isc_fnihb_rfp_1000213742_amendment_2.pdf002English- 2020-05-21
sac_dgspni_dp_1000213742_modification_2.pdf002French- 2020-05-21


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
1000213742_ddp_qs_rs_1_a_3.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-08
1000213742_rfp_qs_as_1_to_3.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-08
1000213742_ddp_qs_rs_4_a_7.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-19
1000213742_rfp_qs_as_4_to_7.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-19
1000213742_ddp_qs_rs_8_et_9.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-21
1000213742_rfp_qs_as_8_and_9.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-21
1000213742_ddp_qs_rs_10_et_11.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-05-29
1000213742_rfp_qs_as_10_and_11.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-05-29
1000213742_ddp_qs_rs_12_a_14.pdfNot availableFrench- 2020-06-02
1000213742_rfp_qs_as_12_to_14.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2020-06-02