NUNATSIAVUT   GOVERNMENT –Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD)
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)


The Nunatsiavut Government invites proposals from organizations, companies or individuals to provide ground transportation in St. John’s, N.L., for Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement on an as-needed and scheduled basis and also to and from medical appointments for all Beneficiaries and approved escorts traveling to the area for medical care, for a period of three (3) years. The duration of the proposed contract is from April 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2022.

 The successful contractor will provide transportation for the following:
a) To and from place of accommodation and locations of medical appointments;
b) To and from appointments at medical centres, clinics, airport terminal, etc;
c) For stops at pharmacies for the filling of prescriptions when necessary.

The following terms and conditions will apply:
a) Transportation does not mean emergencies that require an ambulance with medical personnel present;
b) Transportation for Beneficiaries will be within St. John’s, N.L., city limits only;
c) Transportation will be for medical care purposes only.

Responsibilities of the contractor:
a) The contractor will ensure that the vehicle used to transport clients is safe, in good running order and clean;
b) That the vehicle meets all legal requirements for the commercial transportation of patients/clients;
c) That all drivers are properly licensed;
d) That all drivers have an up to date clear code of conduct certificate;
e) That the vehicle and driver are properly insured;
f) That a suitable vehicle and qualified driver is available at all times;
g) That a log be submitted to the NIHB at the end of every month.

 The deadline for proposals is 4:30 p.m. AST on March 27th, 2019.  Proposals may be submitted by mail or electronically by email to the addresses listed below and must be clearly marked “Proposal – Ground Transportation – St. John’s”.

Before submitting a proposal, all interested proponents must first obtain the full detailed information package on the program from the NIHB office as follows:

Nunatsiavut Government – Department of Health and Social Development
Non-Insured Health Benefits
218 Kelland Drive, P.O. Box 496, Station C
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, N.L. A0P 1C0

Contact: Jennifer Best – NIHB Manager
Telephone: (709) 896-9750 ext. 224
Facsimile: (709) 896-9751

Email: jennifer.best@nunatsiavut.com

The Nunatsiavut Government reserves the right not to accept or award a contract to the lowest or any proponent.  Proposals will be evaluated on the principles of value for money, which include an evaluation of the Inuit Content Factor pursuant to the Procurement Act.