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CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA (CSC) INMATE PURCHASING PLAN
21120-198955/C Dubé, Robert Telephone No. - (613) 296-1526 (
This Request for Information (RFI) cancels and supersedes previous RFI number 21120-198955/A dated January 21, 2019 with a closing of February 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM Eastern Standard
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) TITLE: CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA (CSC) INMATE PURCHASING PLAN
1. Purpose and Nature of the Request for Information (RFI)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of Correctional Service Canada (CSC), is requesting Industry feedback to assist with the formulation and implementation to standardize its inmate purchasing process.
Canada will consider the information gathered during the Industry Engagement(s) and decide on a course of action that may include some or all of the Industry feedback.
This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal (RFP).
No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this RFI. The issuance of this RFI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada (Canada), nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada. This RFI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award contract(s) for the work described herein.
Although the information collected may be provided as commercial-in-confidence (and, if identified as such, will be treated accordingly by Canada), Canada may use the information to assist in drafting performance specifications (which are subject to change) and for budgetary purposes.
Respondents are encouraged to identify, in the information they share with Canada, any information that they feel is proprietary, third party or personal information. Please note that Canada may be obligated by law (e.g. in response to a request under the Access of Information and Privacy Act) to disclose proprietary or commercially-sensitive information concerning a respondent (for more information: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/a-1/).
Participation in this RFI is encouraged, but is not mandatory. There will be no short-listing of potential suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this RFI. Similarly, participation in this RFI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any potential subsequent solicitation.
Respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this RFI.
The RFI closing date published herein is not the deadline for comments or input. Comments and input will be accepted any time up to the time when/if a follow-on solicitation is published.
2. Objectives of the RFI
The GoC is seeking a solution for CSC to standardize its inmate purchasing process and make uniform the types of personal property items available for purchase by inmates. This initiative aims to increase efficiencies and enhance institutional safety. CSC has developed a list of items that it will make available for purchase to inmates.
In order to maintain a national approach for the purchase of inmate personal property items in the future, CSC would like to gauge the industry interest to have multiple suppliers providing goods at the national level in one or more goods category. Therefore, one Standing Offer would be awarded for each of the categories of goods listed in Annex A - Statement of Work (SOW).
A list of questions is provided in Appendix B of Annex A. Note that the information requested is for information purposes only and will allow PSPC to clearly define the requirement for the required services and obtain additional information for the development of bid evaluation criteria.
Unless otherwise specified in the RFI all enquiries and other communications related to this RFI shall be directed exclusively to the PSPC Contracting Authority.
Since this is not a bid solicitation, Canada will not necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating answers to all respondents; however, respondents with questions regarding this RFI may direct their enquiries to:
Robert (Bob) Dubé Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Telephone: 613-296-1526 E-mail: email@example.com
The use of email to communicate is preferred. Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.
Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.