Feasibility Consultant – # 1217
Request for Proposal #1217
By DoGood Fundraising
Updated September 28, 2023
Deadline: Friday October 6th, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Business Development Consultant – Feasibility Study
We are working with an impactful charity based out of Ottawa, Ontario.
The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is seeking qualified and experienced consultants to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study regarding the purchase and development of land/commercial space for the establishment of a motorcycle training facility and office space. We invite proposals from qualified consulting firms or individuals with expertise in land acquisition, site development and program management. The selected consultant will play a pivotal role in assisting the OSC with the expansion of our social enterprise business activities and in the creation of a comprehensive business plan for revenue-generating activities at the new facility.
The primary objective of this feasibility study is to assess the viability and potential challenges associated with acquiring land for the purpose of running the Ottawa Safety Council’s motorcycle training program. The study should provide OSC with a clear understanding of the costs, risks, and opportunities involved in this endeavor.
Phase 2 of this project, not covered in the scope of this RFP, will be the creation of a financial, marketing, and operational roadmap to align stakeholders and ensure the goals of the project. Phase 3 will include the actual purchase and development of this land, including the procurement of services, contractors and suppliers, as well as all relevant permits to meet land use by-laws and regulations in order to develop land/commercial space, as well as manage the on-going day-today implementation of the development. The final phase of this project 2 will include the development of a Children’s Safety Village.
The feasibility study work will take place between February 28, 2024 and October 30, 2024.
Applicants are invited to submit a quote of 2 to 3 pages in length, outlining how they would deliver on the following opportunity.
- About Ottawa Safety Council
The Ottawa Safety Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety and saving lives on the roads in Ontario. Our mission is to provide comprehensive best in class services, safety education and training programs, as well to enhance road safety and reduce accidents. We operate a successful social enterprise division that focuses on motorcycle training and the provision of Municipal Crossing Guard services in Ottawa, Toronto and Brockville, among other initiatives.
III. Scope of Work
The selected Business Development Consultant will be responsible for the following:
- Needs Assessment: Conduct a needs assessment to determine the demand for motorcycle training programs, as well as additional commercial office space, in the Ottawa area, taking into account market trends, population demographics, and regulatory requirements.
- Site Identification: Assist with the identification of potential properties for the motorcycle training facility and office space within a 50km radius of the Ottawa area. Evaluate the properties based on location, size, zoning regulations, accessibility, and cost.
- Financial Analysis: Provide a detailed financial analysis that includes estimated acquisition costs, development costs, ongoing operational expenses, revenue projections, and potential funding sources or grants.
- Regulatory and Environmental Compliance: Investigate and outline all necessary permits, approvals, and environmental assessments required for land acquisition and development. Identify any potential regulatory challenges.
- Risk Assessment: Conduct a risk assessment that identifies potential risks and challenges related to land acquisition, development, and program operation. Provide strategies for mitigating these risks.
- Program Development: Provide recommendations for the design and development of the motorcycle training program, including training facilities, equipment needs, curriculum development, and staffing requirements.
- Timeline: Develop a project timeline outlining key milestones and deliverables, from the feasibility study’s initiation to its completion.
- Budget: Provide a detailed budget estimate for the feasibility study, including consultant fees, travel expenses, and any other associated costs.
- Proposal Submission
Interested consultants are requested to submit their proposals electronically to Jamie.email@example.com by Friday October 6th, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
The proposal should include the following:
- Cover Letter: A brief introduction and summary of your qualifications and experience.
- Company or Consultant Profile: Include a description of your firm or individual background, relevant experience, and references.
- Methodology: Explain your approach to conducting the feasibility study, including the tools, techniques, and methodologies you intend to use.
- Work Plan: Provide a detailed work plan outlining how you intend to complete the scope of work.
- Financial Proposal: Include a breakdown of your fees and expenses.
- Relevant Experience: Provide examples of similar projects you have undertaken, including client references.
The range for the quote is up to $65,000 inclusive. Quotes should be all-inclusive and cover costs of travel, transportation, correspondence, meals, technology, supplies, and insurance.
- Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Experience and Qualifications: The consultant’s experience and qualifications relevant to the project.
- Approach and Methodology: The clarity and feasibility of the proposed approach and methodology.
- Cost: The reasonableness and competitiveness of the proposed budget.
- References: The quality of references and past client feedback.
- RFP Issuance: September 25th 2023
- Deadline for Proposal Submission: October 6th, 2023
- Proposal Evaluation: October – December 2023
- Contract Award: January 2024
- Project Commencement: February 2024
VII. Contact Information
All inquiries and proposals should be directed to:
Jamie Kwong, Executive Director
(613) 238-1513, ext.223
VIII. Additional Information
The OSC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.
The selected consultant will be required to enter into a formal contract with the Ottawa Safety Council.
The consultant will be responsible for all costs associated with preparing and submitting their proposal.
The Ottawa Safety Council looks forward to receiving your proposals and partnering with a qualified consultant to drive the success of this important project. Thank you for your interest in our organization and mission.
Ottawa Safety Council
September 19th 2023