On March 28, 1996, the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (the Municipality) received a request for information from a health care services company (Requester A) under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). On April 8, 1996, the Municipality received a similar request under the Act from another health care services company (Requester B).

The requested information pertains to portions of the submissions provided by two named companies (the third parties, which I will refer to as Companies A and B in this order) in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Municipality for the provision of Home Support Services to the Home Care Program and Social Services Department.