Social Finance Accelerator (100004371)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/07/17 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Employment and Social Development Canada
End user entity
Employment and Social Development Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Hayman, Robert
Contact phone
Contact address
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0J9

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Amend 1 - June 8, 2015

The purpose of the Request for Proposals is to award up to three contracts to establish a social finance accelerator in each of three service regions:  Western provinces (including the territories); Ontario; and Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. 
Each accelerator will be required to work with organizations (e.g., social enterprises, social purpose businesses, non-profit organizations, charities, cooperatives, etc.) which develop and implement activities to improve social and economic conditions in Canada and are interested in accessing financing through social finance, or work with individuals wanting to launch such organizations, to develop investment-ready, innovative project proposals.  Each contractor will help participants access social finance by a) providing intensive business development services to build the capacity of participants; and b) connecting them with potential investors.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
100004371_social_finance_sow_e.pdf000English- 2015-06-05
sow_f_social_finance_100004371.pdf000French- 2015-06-05
100004371_social_finance_rfp_e.pdf001English- 2015-06-05
rfp_f_social_finance_100004371.pdf001French- 2015-06-05
100004371_social_finance_rfp_e_june_8.pdf002English- 2015-06-09
rfp_f_social_finance_100004371_june_8.pdf002French- 2015-06-09
amendment_100004371_june_25_e.pdf003English- 2015-06-26
amendment_100004371_june_25_fr.pdf003French- 2015-06-26


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
amendment_3_100004371_july_2.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2015-07-03
amendment_4_qa_july_10.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2015-07-13
amend_5_qa_july_15.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2015-07-16

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