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Request For Proposals

CBDC Long Range, located in Stephenville, is looking for a consultant to conduct research that will focus on enhancing the “college town” concept in Stephenville and identity business opportunities that may relate to meeting the needs of the post-secondary market. It is anticipated that with funding approval this project will commence no later than October 17, 2016 and be completed for review by the Steering Committee on or before January 16, 2017 with a presentation to the Economic Committee of Town of Stephenville no later than February 13, 2017.

The consultant will conduct research that will focus on enhancing the “college town” concept in Stephenville and identity business opportunities that may relate to meeting the needs of the post-secondary market.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • The consultant shall submit a detailed methodology that will identity the type of primary research they will undertake.
  • The consultant will be asked to do a review of a couple of other jurisdictions to gather best practices of the success/failures of the college town concept.
  • The consultant will do interviews with and/or focused consultant sessions with groups of students and faculty from the various post-secondary educational intuitions within the area.
  • The consultant shall include in the report the identification of business opportunities based on their research & include an evaluation of each opportunity.

TIMELINES

It is anticipated that with funding approval this project will commence no later than October 17, 2016 and be completed for review by the Steering Committee on or before January 16, 2017 with a presentation to the Economic Committee of Town of Stephenville no later than February 13, 2017.

THE CONSULTANT

The Consultant must have experience in the following:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in conducting professional interviews
  • Experience in working with community groups and educational institutions
  • Experience in preparation of comprehensive reports and the ability to make recommendations based on obtained research. 

For a complete “Terms of Reference” contact Mary Lambert, Project Manager. Please mark proposal “Private and Confidential” and forward to:

Mary Lambert, Project Manager

CBDC Long Range

35 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, NL A2N 3P8

mary.lambert@cbdc.ca or telephone 709 643-5606

 

Proposals postmarked after September 9th, 2016 will not be accepted or considered.