Request for Proposals
Research and Consultation Services
CAA Club Group Land Acknowledgement Policy
CAA Club Group (“CCG”) is seeking a qualified Service Provider (“the Contractor”) to provide research and Indigenous consultation services as it relates to CCG’s Land Acknowledgement Policy.
In order to be selected, the successful candidate will have experience working with Métis, First Nation or Inuit governments or Indigenous organizations.
CAA Club Group of Companies (“CCG”) is comprised of two automobile clubs – CAA South Central Ontario and CAA Manitoba – providing Roadside Assistance, travel, insurance services, and Member savings for our 2.4 million members.
Nature and Scope of Work
As a part of CCG’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Act #92, CCG has created a draft corporate Land Acknowledgement Policy. As part of this effort, CCG invites qualified individuals and organizations to submit proposals for consulting services related to vetting the Land Acknowledgement Policy and consulting with local Indigenous groups and governments on the validity of the historic and modern land relationships, proper terminology and pronunciations.
The report on the CCG Land Acknowledgement Policy is envisioned in three components: comparative research on corporate land acknowledgement policies, research on modern and historic Indigenous land relationships in CCG territories and confirmation/consultation with local Indigenous groups (Ontario and Manitoba).
RFP Release Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Closing Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Contract Start Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Final report: January/February 2022 (exact date to be negotiated)
Proposal Submission instructions
We invite you to please provide a memo outlining your qualifications and any other information that may be relevant for the proposal by end of day Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Proposals are to be submitted by email to [email protected].
Please include in your proposal:
- Qualifications: A description of education and qualifications including training, research, and experiences that relate specifically to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, families, and individuals, as well as treaty history in Canada. Additionally, provide a description of knowledge of and experience with Land Acknowledgements. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in culturally relevant and responsive information gathering approaches.
- Cost Breakdown: The detailed cost breakdown for the proposed services, including the daily (or hourly) rate charged for each person and the days (or hours) along with any other associated costs and expenses. Total cost shall be in Canadian dollars and inclusive of HST.
The following considerations will be used in evaluating the proposals:
- the relevance of the contractor’s training and experience for the project (25%);
- the contractor’s experience working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities (25%);
- the costs associated with proposed tasks and activities (25%); and
- overall impressions of the proposal (25%).
Questions and Answers
Questions about the project can be directed to [email protected].
Preference will be given to Indigenous contractors.