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Request for Proposals (RFP) – Exploring the Canadian Carbon Market

Solicitation number 2020-OM-007

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/07/24 16:00 EDT


    Request for Proposals (RFP) – Exploring the Canadian Carbon Market

    About Farm Credit Canada (FCC): FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $38 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industries. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industries and communities we serve. Visit or follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture

    RFP Scope: 

    FCC is issuing this RFP to gain more information about the carbon market, how producers might participate in this market, and if FCC has a place in facilitating that market. The carbon market is a complex agriculture topic, and FCC is looking for an unbiased opinion with research to substantiate a recommendation. By exploring the carbon market for opportunities, while understanding the complexities and challenges therein, it will enable FCC to be more informed in making decisions around this topic.

    We are seeking an unbiased opinion taking into consideration the pros and cons of various approaches including a recommendation that considers FCC’s commitment to Canadian agriculture as well their position as a self-sustaining Crown corporation with the federal government as a shareholder. The research and recommended approach would include a national perspective.

    RFP Schedule: 

    • RFP issue date: June 29, 2020 

    • Vendor questions accepted until: July 9, 2020 at 2:00PM* 

    • RFP closing date and time: July 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM * 

    *Note: All times are CST, Saskatchewan 

    RFP Process Considerations:

    Vendors should note that: 

    • this opportunity notice references a non-binding, competitive RFP, not a call for tenders. FCC is not obligated to proceed with the work described in the RFP scope, and may cancel the RFP at any time. 

    • FCC’s procurement process allows for negotiation between FCC and one or more vendors, prior to awarding a contract. 

    Requesting the RFP Document:

    Capable vendors who are interested in receiving a copy of the RFP document are to contact:

    Owen McNamara 

    Procurement and Vendor Manager 

    Farm Credit Canada 

    Note: Vendors do not receive the RFP document by registering for the list of interested suppliers (“LIS”) on Vendors must request the RFP document through FCC’s designated RFP contact. 

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Farm Credit Canada
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
    Contracting authority
    Owen McNamara
    1800 Hamilton St P.O. Box 4320
    Regina, SK, S4P 4L3

    Buying organization(s)

    Farm Credit Canada
    1800 Hamilton Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4L3
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