Request for Proposal (RFP)
MentorAbility Canada Project – RFP: Over 36 months, CASE will deliver its ‘MentorAbility Canada Project’ to support persons with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment or becoming self-employed, thereby increasing their economic participation and independence. By recruiting and engaging employers as Mentors and matching them with protégés (people with disabilities), they will provide people with disabilities the skills, advice and confidence to successfully maintain and explore their choice for employment in the business mentors industry sector.
The Mentorability Canada program will be delivered in the following provinces and regions of Canada: 1. British Columbia 2. Alberta 3. Saskatchewan 4. Manitoba 5. Ontario 6. Quebec 7. Nova Scotia 8. Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island. In every one of the 8 jurisdictions listed above, CASE will be responsible for contracting one service provider from its network of association members to act as Provincial Hubs to coordinate the program and to serve as a hub in that province. The contracted Provincial Hubs (8 in total) will in turn be responsible for the grassroots engagement of other supported employment service providers, community partners, and employers in the province to carry out proposed project activities.
CASE is inviting eligible organizations to apply through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Purpose: The purpose of this RFP is to invite eligible organizations with experience in disability employment to submit a proposal to act as Provincial Hubs to coordinate the MentorAbility Canada Project (“Project”) in their province or region.
Introduction to RFP: The RFP document describes CASE, the Project, Scope of Work, Eligibility Requirements, Proposal, Review and Selection Process, and Timeline.
Workshop and Inquiries about the RFP: Applicants are encouraged to read the RFP document carefully and register to attend the RFP Workshop by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can also sent to email@example.com until March 11, 2019.
Event: CASE MentorAbility RFP – Information Session
Date: Friday, March 8, 1:00-2:15 pm EST
Invitation: Join us for a teleconference* this Friday to find out more about the MentorAbility Canada Project and Request for Proposal Process
|Introduction to CASE and MentorAbility Program||
|MentorAbility Canada Project Overview||
|Request for Proposals Process||
|Q & A||15 min.|
Presentation: Download PDF of PPT here.
Proposal: Please respond to Proposal questions on pp. 5-9 in the spaces provided. Also attach a Cover Letter and Annual Report as described. Applicants are also free to provide further information.
Deadline for Submission: Proposal with attachments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Mar. 13, 2019. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours that the proposal was received, contact Bill at 403-874-1814.
Review and Selection: All proposals will be reviewed by March 19, 2019. After proposals are assessed and applicants short listed, due diligence will be performed. Selection will be made by Mar. 26, 2019. Selected organizations will be contacted immediately 4:00 pm PST March 27, 2019 4:00PST. All applicants will be notified of CASE’s decision.
Memos of Understanding (“MOU”). CASE will enter into a MOU with selected organizations. The MOU will include Terms of Reference, including Goals and Objectives, Expected Activities, Outputs and Outcomes, Reporting Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities, Timeline, Budget, Review Processes, Support Mechanisms and Payment Protocols. Deadline: March 29, 2019.
Start Date: Provincial Hubs will begin their contracts April 1, 2019 wherever possible. Request for Proposal (RFP) process.