Summary and Background
Immigrant Services-Guelph Wellington (IS-GW) is a charitable organization providing settlement and integration services to newcomers to Guelph and Wellington since 1978. Having successfully completed its 2009-2012 strategic plan, IS-GW is seeking an experienced consultant to guide us through the strategic planning sessions including preparatory work, and the development of a final plan.
Purpose of RFP
Through strategic planning, the board of IS-GW will determine overall direction of the organization over the next 3-5 years. At the end of the process a successful plan will include a renewed vision, new set of priority goals, overall key strategies, and critical success factors. The proposal will build on past successes of the organization, its innovative programs and relationships and partnerships within the community, to guide it towards addressing emerging gaps in relation to its mandate and communities it serves. The successful candidate will prepare a 3-5 year comprehensive plan that sets forth measurable results taking into account the current as well as the future needs of Immigrant Services in Guelph/Wellington.
Scope of the RFP
The successful candidate will work with the board members to develop a feasible and relevant strategic plan for IS-GW. Development is expected to involve a minimum of 3 working meetings with the board and communication through email or phone as needed. The successful candidate will review the relevant internal and external materials in advance of the working meetings to help the board in development of the strategic plan. Consideration of immigration trends and policies, as well as the municipal growth plan and Local Immigration Partnership strategies are necessary for a responsive strategic plan. The successful candidate is responsible for gathering necessary information, input from board members and staff and board meeting session/s to develop the final strategic plan write up.
A complete write up of the plan must be completed by April 2014
Please submit a budget with your proposal detailing the activities and the costs associated with them. The budget, including the HST should not exceed $5,000. Any outsourcing or out-of–pocket expenses with respect to this RFP are the responsibility of the candidate, and should be accounted for as part of the budget.
Terms and conditions of RFP
Proposals will be accepted until 5pm December 2, 2013. Evaluation of proposals will be completed by December 7th, short-listed candidates will be interviewed by the Board on December 12, 2013. The final decision will be made by December 20, 2013. Contract negotiations will be completed by January 6th, 2014 when the successful Candidate will start the process. All contractual terms and conditions will be subject to review by IS-GW board and will include scope, budget, schedule, and other necessary items pertaining to the proposal. The proposals should include the following: description of experience in strategic planning especially for small NGOs, your plan and timeline, and costs associated with the activities. Please submit 3 copies to Roya Rabbani @ 926 Paisley rd. Guelph. ON N1K 1X5.
Decision will be made based on the following criteria: suitability of the proposal; experience with similar undertakings; skills of the lead consultant and team; knowledge of the industry; timeline; budget.