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Request For Proposal (RFP) Community Consultation Regarding Cannabis

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Author pmnationtalk
Channel 983
Category 33
Name Curve Lake First Nation
Type RFP
Region ON
Email RobinS@curvelake.ca
Sector Public Sector
Mess Request For Proposal (RFP) Community Consultation Regarding Cannabis
User @NationTalk
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Category Health and Social Services
Client Curve Lake First Nation

Request For Proposal (RFP) Community Consultation Regarding Cannabis

CURVE LAKE FIRST NATION
22 WINOOKEEDAA ROAD
CURVE LAKE, ONTARIO K0L 1R0

  1. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND

All First Nations need to develop a position on the legalization of Cannabis. At this point we are seeking the community’s input in order to ensure that their best interest and desires are taken into account during this process. We are currently seeking a third party consultant to engage the community in an education and consultation process and to develop recommendations based on their findings.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various individuals or organizations, conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the candidate who best represents the knowledge and experience needed to complete the task.

Curve Lake First Nation is located on a peninsula situated between Buckhorn Lake, Harrington Narrows and Chemong Lake. It is affiliated with the Union of Ontario Indians and is one of seven Williams Treaty First Nations.

The total registered population of Curve Lake First Nation is 2260. There are 777 members who live on reserve while 1483 live off of the reserve.

The Council is comprised of one (1) Chief and eight (8) Councilors.

First Nation operations are currently organized into five departments. These are Finance and Administration, Health and Family Services, Education, Economic Development and Public Works. Curve Lake First Nation employs approximately 80 full time employees and 25 short term contracts and sub-staff.

Several Council committees have been established to assist the operating departments. These include Finance, Health & Family Services, Education, Economic Development, Public Works, Housing, Lands and employee Health and Safety. Additional Council Committees include, Gaming Revenue Fund, Claims, Petroglyphs, Pow Wow, Recreation, Rights and Resources and Youth Council.

Curve Lake First Nation delivers a number of essential and non-essential programs and services to both member and non-member residents of the community. 

Cannabis will become legal in Canada through mail order, on October 17th, 2018. In the spring of 2019, Cannabis will be legally sold in dispensaries throughout the country. The federal government has stated that there are economic opportunities for the First Nations through legalization. They have also stated that First Nation communities were consulted on the subject. Our community members need to be educated on these topics, the economic opportunities, the health benefits and risks and the potential for the community to change, negatively or positively by legalization. Following education, the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the topic which will assist Chief and Council in forming a position.

  1. PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

This Request for Proposal represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals will be accepted until 12 pm (noon) Friday November 30th, 2018. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender. 

If the individual or organization submitting a proposal must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the proposal. Additionally, all costs included in proposals must be all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. Any proposals which call for outsourcing or contracting work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted. 

All costs must be itemized to include an explanation of all fees and costs.

Contract terms and conditions will be negotiated upon selection of the winning bidder for this RFP. All contractual terms and conditions may be subject to review by Curve Lake First Nation legal department and will include scope, budget, schedule, and other necessary items pertaining to the project.

Proposal Inquiries
All questions, requests for information, instructions or clarifications regarding any part of this proposal document must be set out in writing and directed to:

Robin Steed
22 Winookeedaa Street
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0
705-657-8045
RobinS@curvelake.ca

All questions related to this Request for Proposal (RFP) or any clarification with respect to this RFP must be made no later than 3 Business Days prior to the closing date of this RFP in order that staff may have sufficient time to respond. Curve Lake reserves the right to extend the deadline for questions, if required, regarding this RFP.

Written answers or clarifications to issues of substance shall be shared with all Proponents and shall be issued as part of the RFP in the form of an Addendum. This proposal document and all addendum(s), if any, shall also be posted on the First Nation’s web-site.

Proposal Submissions and Closing Date

The closing date for proposals is set for Friday November 30th, 2018 at noon. Only proposals that are mailed or emailed will be accepted. If packages are mailed, please send 3 copies of the proposal. Packages should be clearly marked Proposal for School Expansion.

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