Salt Spring Island Economic Action Plan Consultant

Salt Spring Island Economic Action Plan Consultant
Full NameCapital Regional District (CRD)
Phone250.537.4448
LocationSalt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Economic Action Plan Consultant / RFP SSI 2022- 019

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 8, 2022

• 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.

For more information, please visit the following website, https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/contracts-rfps/current/ssi-2022-019-salt-spring-island-economic-action-plan-rfp.

June 20, 2022 12:37 PM

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