Sask. Government issues Request for Supplier Qualification for Addiction Treatment Spaces

The provincial government is taking strides in fulfilling its commitment to increase addiction treatment spaces across Saskatchewan by issuing a Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) for an additional 250 spaces.

This initiative builds on the government’s broader plan to add a total of 500 treatment spaces throughout the province.

The primary objective of the RFSQ is to collect information and compile a pre-qualified list of service providers capable of delivering addiction treatment services. These services encompass withdrawal management, inclusive of mobile and home-based services, inpatient addiction treatment, and transitional or recovery support, such as pre and post-bed or second-stage sober living.

Submissions received through the RFSQ will be thoroughly assessed based on various criteria, including competencies and credentials. Evaluation factors include skills, experience, local knowledge, treatment approach, and quality assurance.

The pre-qualified list will subsequently facilitate the procurement of addiction treatment spaces.

Currently, the Ministry of Health funds 553 withdrawal management, inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and transitional support spaces throughout the province. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and other partner organizations operate these services.

The RFSQ is set to conclude on February 9, 2024.

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