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Harassment Investigation Services (PPS-RFP-2018-026)



  Reference Number 460262
  Solicitation Number PPS-RFP-2018-026
  Organization Name Parliamentary Protective Service
  Source ID FD.DP.ON.10077.999835.C100432
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2018-07-30
  Revised 2018-08-20
  Closing 2018-08-27 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT


  Category Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
  Region of Delivery Ontario
  Region of Opportunity Canada
  Agreement Type
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method

Notice Description

  Harassment Investigation Services (PPS-RFP-2018-026)

Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Request for Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No

Nature of Requirements:

Rizwan Shah
Telephone No. - (613) 943-4095
Request for Proposal regarding Harassment Investigation Services for the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS).
RFP Overview:
The PPS has an ongoing requirement for external Harassment Investigation Services, on an as-and-when required basis.

The Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) is responsible for physical security throughout the Parliamentary Precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill. PPS was established on June 23, 2015 as a statutory office by Royal Assent of Bill C-59, Economic Action Plan Act, No. 1.

PPS mission is to foster a culture that is founded on innovation, professionalism and operational excellence while respecting the privileges, immunities and powers of the respective Houses and balancing the needs of an open and accessible Canadian Parliament.

To do this, PPS brings together the former Senate and House of Commons Protection Services and the RCMP’s Parliament Hill Security Unit (PHSU) into a unified security service. This is a unionized workforce with two associations and one union. PPS is led by a Director and reports trilaterally to the Senate, House of Commons and the RCMP. For policy and administrative issues related to security services within the Parliamentary Precinct, PPS reports to the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons. For all operational issues, the Director reports to the Commissioner of the RCMP through the Commanding Officer of National Division.

Since its inception, PPS has been following the House of Common’s and Senate’s respective harassment prevention policies. No internal resources have been allocated to implementation of either of these policies within PPS. PPS has a Service Level Agreement with its parliamentary partner, the House of Commons’ Manager, Respectful Workplace to provide initial consultations, informal conflict resolution services and training. This agreement does not provide for investigation services.

Aligned to Bill C-65, PPS is currently finalizing its own policy and supporting Respectful Workplace Program framework which will strive to:

promote a respectful, healthy and well-functioning workplace;
establish processes to address disrespectful behaviour in the workplace;
affirm employee and manager responsibility and accountability for workplace conduct and relationships; and
build organizational capacity to manage conflict in a constructive and respectful way.
It is anticipated that the policy will be finalized in the second quarter of 2018-19 with all components of implementation taking place within that fiscal year. Until that time, PPS has embraced the House of Commons Policy and related procedures on Harassment Prevention and Resolution in the Workplace.

At present, PPS has recently had a significant number of active, formal harassment complaints. To ensure that PPS fulfills its obligations under the policy, dedicated external investigators are needed to quickly action these files.

Note to Respondents
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Client Agency

  Name Shah, Rizwan
  Company Name Parliamentary Protective Service
  Address 165 Sparks, Room 611
  City Ottawa
  State / Province ON
  Postal Code
  Phone (613)943-4095
  Website URL

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