SSI 2022-019 Salt Spring Island Economic Action Plan RFP

Jun 20, 2022, 10:54 AM
Project manager:
Karla Campbell
Contact person:
Karla Campbell
Project manager phone:
(250) 537-4448
Contact person phone:
(250) 537-4448
Project ID:
SSI 2022-019
PublishedDate:
Jun 20, 2022, 09:00 AM
ClosingDate:
Jul 14, 2022, 02:00 PM
Approx. Time Left:
Departments:
Executive Services, Salt Spring Island Administration
Project Status:
Under Review
Tender Type:
Request for Proposal

Awarded to:

Project Description:

Addendum No1 posted, July 5, 2022

Instructions to Proponents

1.1.Invitation

The Capital Regional District (“CRD”) invites detailed proposals from consultants (the "Proponents") in strict accordance with these Proposal Documents (CRD, RFP SSI 2022-019). The proposals will be evaluated for the selection of a consultant (or consultants) with the intent to enter into a contract (the “Contract”) to provide the services described in Appendix “A”.

The Capital Regional District (CRD), hereinafter referred to as the "CRD”, invites Proposals from qualified professionals to to design, facilitate, manage and report on a cross-sector stakeholder engagement process that will inform the development of an Economic Action Plan (EAP) for Salt Spring Island (SSI). The EAP is an economic capacity building strategy that will be developed in 2023 to strengthen existing businesses, attract green and clean new businesses, and encourage collaboration among the sectors to achieve a sustainable island economy.

There is a $25,000 budget for this work for a 7 month period. The District reserves the right to award in whole or in part.

A Contract will not necessarily result from this Request for Proposal (“RFP”).

1.2.Closing Time and Date for Submission of Proposals

The CRD will accept either a hard copy or an electronic submission.

Hard copy
The CRD will accept three (3) copies of each proposal and one (1) USB, in accordance with the instructions contained herein, at the following specific physical location:

Attention:    Jesse Brown
                     Economic Development Coordinator

Address:      Capital Regional District
                      Salt Spring Island Electoral Area
                      #108 121 McPhillips, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T6

Electronic copy
Address:      jesse@opportunitysaltspring.ca 
On or before the following date and time (the “Closing Time”):
Time:           2:00 P.M. [local time]
Date:            July 14, 2022

This is a Request for Proposal and not a tender call.

  • The CRD reserves the right to extend the Closing Time at its sole discretion.
  • Proposals must not be sent by fax.

1.3.Not a Tender
This is a Request for Proposal and not a tender call.

1.4.Proposal Documents

By completing the receipt confirmation form each proponent will ensure it provides its correct name, address, email address, telephone number and facsimile number to the CRD at the time the Proponent receives a set of Proposal Documents.

  • Please use and reference the above RFP number on all correspondence.
  • Proponents are advised to read and respond appropriately to all sections of the RFP.
  • Incomplete proposals may be rejected at the sole discretion of the CRD.

1.5.Inquiries
All inquiries related to this RFP, including whether or not the Contract has been awarded, should be directed in writing to the person named below (the “CRD Representative”). Information obtained from any person or source other than the CRD Representative may not be relied upon.

Name:              Jesse Brown
Address:          #108 121 McPhillips, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T6
Email:               jesse@opportunitysaltspring.ca

Inquiries should be made no less than seven (7) days prior to Closing Time. The CRD reserves the right not to respond to inquiries made less than seven (7) days prior to Closing Time. Inquiries and responses will be recorded and may be distributed to all Proponents at the discretion of the CRD.

Proponents finding discrepancies or omissions in the Contract or RFP, or having doubts as to the meaning or intent of any provision, should immediately notify the CRD Representative. If the CRD determines that an amendment is required to this RFP, the CRD Representative will issue a written addendum to the Proponents. No oral conversation will affect or modify the terms of this RFP or may be relied upon by any Proponent.

1.6.Information Meeting

An information meeting is not applicable and so will not be hosted by the CRD Representative to discuss the CRD’s requirements under this RFP.

1.7.Addenda

If the CRD determines that an amendment is required to this RFP, the CRD will issue a written addendum and it will be posted to BC Bid and CRD websites. The addendum(s) will be incorporated into and become a part of this RFP. Failure to acknowledge and address all addenda in a Proposal may render the Proposal invalid. It is the sole responsibility of the Respondents to check BC Bid and the CRD websites for addendum(s) prior to submittal.

1.8.Late Proposals

Proposals received after the Closing Time will not be accepted or considered. Delays caused by any delivery, courier or mail service(s) will not be grounds for an extension of the Closing Time. Proposals received after the Closing Time will be returned unopened to the Proponent.

1.9.Amendments to Proposals

Proposals may be revised by written amendment, provided they are delivered to the location set out in section 1.2. An amendment must be signed by an authorized signatory of the Proponent in the same manner as provided by section 2.3.

1.10.CRD’s Right to Modify Terms and Negotiate

The CRD, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the terms of the RFP at any time before the Closing Time. The CRD also reserves the right following the Closing Time, and in accordance with the terms of this RFP, to negotiate with one or more Preferred Proponents any modification or variation of the terms of the RFP, including any of the documents referred to in the definition of “Contract” herein or any modification or variation of the terms of any Proposal, including price, that the CRD considers to be in its best interests. For certainty and without limiting the foregoing, the CRD may, for the purpose of entering into a Contract with any Proponent, amend the description of the required work included in this RFP so that it accurately reflects the services to be provided by the Proponent.

1.11.Examination of Contract Documents and Site
Each Proponent will be deemed to have carefully examined and understood the requirements and limitations of the RFP, including all attached Appendices, the Contract and the Site (as applicable) prior to preparing and submitting a Proposal, with respect to any and all facts which may influence the decision to prepare and submit a Proposal.


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