Community Reintegration Program for Offenders
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 meets 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. Definition of requirement:
Correctional Service Canada (CSC) must reinforce relationships between rural and remote Indigenous communities and CSC, in order to support offender transition and reintegration to their home communities. To that end, CSC must:
increase community awareness of section 84 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), and the interventions within the Aboriginal Continuum of Care within CSC;
identify/develop community resources such as housing, counselling, employment, education, and other resources that can be utilized to support offenders on a conditional release plan, under section 84;
work with CSC personnel, including Aboriginal Community Development Officers, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers, Aboriginal Liaison Officers, and Parole Officers, among others, as well as community contacts, to assist Indigenous offenders being released to their communit(ies) or area; and
Other community development activities to advance offender reintegration. As part of this initiative, the Correctional Service of Canada wants to provide community reintegration services to Aboriginal offenders in the community of Nunavik.
Improve CSC’s ability to return Indigenous offenders to their home communities with Section 84 release plans through contracts for Reintegration Support in remote communities. These contracts will serve to increase CSC’s capacity to engage Indigenous communities in the section 84 process, and identify and coordinate community resources for offenders.
The contractor must provide the services of a Nunavik Justice officer to:
Provide community education and information about Section 84, Section 81, and CSC’s Aboriginal Continuum of Care and interventions.
Identify resources and community contacts that may be used by CSC personnel when preparing a release plan for an offender.
Work with communities and organizations to establish a process for CSC engagement on corrections.
Provide information that will assist CSC personnel to develop a section 84 release plan. CSC personnel, such as: Parole Officer or Aboriginal Community Development Officer (as per CSC policy CD 712-1)
On mutual agreement, perform additional tasks as requested by the Contract Authority.
Collect information and prepare quarterly reports on the following activities:
contacts with CSC personnel.
community contacts, including names and contact information. an updated resource list, including, but not limited to, reintegration support services, such as addictions services, housing, Elder supports.
1.3 Expected results:
The contractor will provide outreach and engagement with Indigenous communities and CSC personnel, and work with Parole Officers and Aboriginal Community Development Officers to support the reintegration of Indigenous offenders as described in section 1.2. Tasks
1.4 Performance standards
The contactor will conduct the work using standards outlined in applicable CSC policies and regulations and in Canadian laws.
1.5.1 Support the transition and the social reintegration of aboriginal offenders in the Nunavik community.
1.5.2 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).
1.6.1 Location of work:
The Contractor must perform the work in Laval (Federal Training Center), in the office of Makivik organization or in the Nunavik community.
Any travel must be pre-authorized by the Project Authority and comply with the National Joint Council Travel Directive.
1.6.2 Language of Work:
The contractor must perform all work in English and Inuktitut.
1.6.3 Institutional Access Requirements
Contractor personnel will be escorted at all times by Correctional Service Canada personnel or those authorized by CSC on its behalf. Contractor personnel must adhere to institutional requirements for the conduct of searches by Correctional Service Canada prior to admittance to the institution/site. Correctional Service Canada reserves the right to deny access to any institution/site or part thereof of any Contractor personnel, at any time.
2. Criteria for assessing the statement of capabilities (minimum essential requirements):
Any interested supplier must demonstrate by way of a statement of capabilities that it meets the following requirements:
Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the past five (5) years in providing crime prevention services to Inuit people.
Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the past five (5) years in providing services to Inuit communities in the respect of the traditions, the political and community customs of Inuits, as well as in their governance and protocols.
Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the past five (5) years in the provision and/or coordination of services to an Inuit clientele in regards of assisting in finding resources to housing, employment, in the field of health or any other resource enabling integration or reintegration in the society.
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 set-aside for an Aboriginal Supplier in accordance with the government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) (https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032802/1100100032803). Therefore, only suppliers who meet the definition of an Aboriginal business, as defined in the PSAB, may submit a statement of capabilities.
5. Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (s)
This procurement is subject to the following Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements:
James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) (1975)
Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement (2008)
6. Justification for the Pre-Identified Supplier
There is a limited number of suppliers able to provide community reintegration services for Aboriginal offenders in the community of Nunavik that are able to meet the need of CSC Aboriginal offenders for social reintegration.
The pre-identified supplier meets all of the minimum essential requirements described in this ACAN.
7. Government Contracts Regulations Exception(s)
The following exception to the
Government Contracts Regulations
is invoked for this procurement under subsection: (d) only one person is capable of performing the contract.
8. Exclusions and/or Limited Tendering Reasons
This procurement is not subject to any trade agreement.
9. Ownership of Intellectual Property
There are no intellectual property terms in the contract.
10. Period of the proposed contract or the delivery date(s)
The proposed contract is for a period of one (1) year, from
September 1 st , 2020
August 31 st , 2021
with an option to extend the contract for two (2) additional one-year periods.
11.Cost estimate of the proposed contract
The estimated value of the contract, including option(s), is $
12. Name and address of the pre-identified supplier
Name: Makivik Corporation
Address: 1111 Dr. Frederik Philips Boulevard, 3 rd
Saint-Laurent (Quebec), H4M 2X6
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. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
14. Closing date and time for a submission of a statement of capabilities
The closing date and time for accepting statements of capabilities is
August 27 th , 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT.
15. Inquiries and submission of statement of capabilities
Inquiries and statement of capabilities are to be directed to:
250, Montée Saint-François
Laval (Quebec), H7C 1S5
450-661-9550, Ext.: 3302