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Victoria Supervised Consumption Service Harm Reduction Service



  Reference Number 433035
  Solicitation Number 958
  Organization Name Vancouver Island Health Authority
  Source ID PV.DP.BC.908767.909257.C92257
  Associated Components No


  Published 2017-12-15
  Closing 2018-01-19 02:00 PM Pacific Standard Time PST


  Category Health and Social Services
  Region of Delivery British Columbia
  Region of Opportunity British Columbia
  Agreement Type
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Victoria Supervised Consumption Service Harm Reduction Service

Island Health is seeking proposals from qualified agencies that can provide the integrated harm reduction services at the Supervised Consumption Service at 941 Pandora Avenue as follows:

i.    The harm reduction services are anticipated to be required for twelve (12) consecutive hours per day, including evenings and weekends, every day of the year, and by two harm reduction workers at all times who will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team;

ii.    Proponents will be expected to have the organizational capacity to expand the harm reduction services should the service hours of the Supervised Consumption Services be extended, or the scope of harm reduction services increased in the future; and

iii.    Proponents will be also expected to actively participate with Island Health and other community stakeholders to build and maintain positive relationships in the community.

Island Health will work collaboratively with the successful proponent to identify best practices and approaches to service delivery and ancillary services. Island Health will have responsibility to lead the oversight, accountability, and evaluation of the services, however, the Supervised Consumption Service will also have an advisory committee, comprised of relevant stakeholders, which will meet regularly to address high level issues and make recommendations.

The service contract with the successful proponent will be for a minimum of one (1) year, commencing within approximately ninety (90) days after the award. The award to the successful proponent is expected to be made within approximately thirty (30) days after the closing time of this RFP.

All amendments to the associated notice, including amended documents, plans and specifications (where applicable), are issued on BC Bid. MERX asks that you refer to the BC Bid notice for these amendments. MERX stipulates that potential bidders may also be required to register with the buying authority as a bidder/plan taker. The contact information can be found within the notice abstract.



Client Agency

  Name Jim Dempsey
  Company Name Vancouver Island Health Authority
  Address Contract Policy and Standards
1200 Dufferin Rd
  City Nanaimo
  State / Province BC
  Postal Code V9S 2B7
  Phone (250)755-7691x54098
  Website URL

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