Design and deliver Cultural Safety Training for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) staff.

Solicitation number CIHR 23-0051A

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Closing date and time 2023/11/14 14:00 EST

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    This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business. For more information on Indigenous business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Indigenous Business, refer to Annex 9.4 of the Supply Manual.

    By means of the RFP, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is seeking proposals from bidders to acquire the services of a qualified and experienced Indigenous organization capable of providing the CIHR with the coordination of a cultural safety training to provide a foundation that is necessary for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous across Canada. Cultural safety is a learning journey to improve Indigenous health and to create safe spaces for Indigenous Peoples.

    The result of this training would be increased awareness of Indigenous history, the impact of colonialism and the importance of cultural safety and how to practice it among CIHR staff. This increased awareness is intended to support a more culturally safe workplace, and the development and delivery of culturally safe programs and policies across CIHR.

    It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract until March 31, 2024, plus one (1) one-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract. The work will be carried out virtually.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 4 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/11/20.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    160 Elgin Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0W9
    Contracting authority
    Caroline Roberge
    (343) 597-9008

    160 Elgin Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0W9
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    4 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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