Environmental Scan

Environmental scan to describe the current care received by seriously ill, frail  elderly patients nearing end of life in Canada (ES-01)

In this competition, CFN sought an organization to design and implement an environmental scan that systematically examines the care of the older adults living with frailty and/or nearing end of life. Through this scan CFN sought to quantitate the health care environment and the healthcare that this population receives in Canada. This environmental scan will also help identify health care resource utilization which may ultimately be used by policy and decision makers to better utilize and marshal healthcare resources.

The environmental scan used existing national and provincial patient health databases, including the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and similar databases in other Canadian provinces.


Information on the competition

This service contract was awarded through an open bidding process. Two mechanisms were used to publish the competition:  www.biddingo.com and the CFN website.  Information available to applicants was the same with either method. Documents used in the competition included:  a Request for Proposals and a Proposal Application. Questions were permitted until 12 noon EDT on Friday, August 15, 2014 through either www.biddingto.com or apply@CFN-nce.ca. All Questions and CFN Answers were posted in both spots. Proposals were accepted until 12 noon EDT on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 via email to apply@CFN-nce.ca or through www.biddingo.com (Medical/Surgical section — Medical Consulting Services, or Consulting Services section — Management Consulting)