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RFP – Tourism and Accommodation Feasibility Study

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Name Curve Lake First Nation
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Client Curve Lake First Nation

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

Tourism and Accommodation Feasibility Study

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

 

  1. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND

Curve Lake First Nation is currently accepting proposals for the development of a Tourism and Accommodation Feasibility Study. This is a new venture for the First Nation, therefore this will be the first study of its kind for the community. In an effort to share the stories and traditions of our people, generate new wealth, diversify the economy and create jobs, we are hoping to determine whether the development of the tourism assets, and the construction and operation of an inn, eco-lodge or small accommodation would benefit the First Nation.

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 casual 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.

Though Curve Lake First Nation has used limited resources to promote tourism assets in the past, we understand the benefits that have been seen by businesses in the community surrounding the First Nation. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is widely recognized as a premier tourism destination in Ontario with a seasonal population increase of approximately 35,000. Tourism has been identified as a major economic driver in this area. With the Canada-wide increase in interest in Indigenous Tourism, we believe that we can capture and increase tourism spending in the region.

  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 August 31, 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:

Katie Haddlesey, Economic Development Officer
22 Winookeedaa Road
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0
705-657-8045 Ext. 227
KatieYH@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 August 31, 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 Tourism and Accommodation Feasibility Study.

Proposals should be submitted to the attention of:

Katie Haddlesey, Economic Development Officer
22 Winookeedaa Road
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0
705-657-8045 Ext. 227
KatieYH@curvelake.ca

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