Request for Proposal (RFP) for
Accredited ISO 9001 Certification Body
(Registration, Auditing and/or Training)
For Matawa First Nations
SECTION I – INTRODUCTION
Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) is a Tribal Council with nine member Ojibway and Cree First Nations. The Matawa First Nations consist of five remote communities (Eabametoong, Marten Falls, Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie) and four road access communities (Aroland, Constance Lake, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58).
Tribal Councils are institutions established as “a grouping of bands with common interests who voluntarily join together to provide advisory and/or program services to member bands”.
MFNM was established in 1988 and provides a variety of advisory services and program delivery to our member First Nations. We are committed to quality assurance and are responsive to our communities’ needs.
Matawa First Nations Vision:
Matawa First Nations will be prosperous and enriched First Nations both individually and collectively.
Matawa First Nations Mission:
Matawa First Nations are committed to supporting each other and focusing our collective efforts on core strategic priorities. By working together as a regional community, we will use our combined knowledge and resources in order to champion the social and economic vitality of our First Nations and invest in community and people building.
The objective of this RFP is to procure the services of an Accredited ISO 9001 Certification Body to preform ISO 9001 Registration, auditing and training services. Matawa is currently registered under ISO 9001:2008 (certificate expiry date is September 14, 2018) and is beginning the process of transitioning to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Matawa First Nations Management’s expectation is that the Selected Respondent(s) will begin to provide service from November 2017. The intention is to enter into the Agreement(s) for an initial term of 1 year upon commencement of the contract with an option in favour of Matawa to renew additional terms. Matawa also reserves the right to renegotiate the price at the renewal of each term to reflect fair market prices.
All inquiries concerning the RFP should be directed to:
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Matawa First Nations Management
233 Court Street South, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 2X9
Phone: (807) 344-4575
Fax: (807) 344-2977
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