The What Works Toolkit for the 50-30 Challenge (ISED199621)

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Tender Notice - Request for Proposal (RFP)


Days until closing
1 week 4 days hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/08/12 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • National Capital Region
End user entity
Industry Canada
Procurement entity
Industry Canada
Region of opportunity
  • World
Tendering procedure
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
Reference number
Solicitation number


Amendment 007

This amendment is raised to revise the solicitation closing date to August 12, 2021, publish questions and responses, and to modify the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Amendment 006 

This amendment is raised to revise the solicitation closing date to August 5, 2021.

Amendment 005

This amendment is raised to revise the solicitation closing date to July 26, 2021 and to provide Request for Proposal attachments in Word format.

Amendment 004

This amendment is raised to modify the amendment 003, publish questions and responses, and to modify the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Amendment 003


Amendment 002

This amendment is raised to publish question and response.

Amendment 001

This amendment is raised to modify the Tender Notice and the Request for Proposal (RFP).


Solicitation Number: ISED199621

Organization: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Contracting Authority: Hong Fong

Telephone Number: 343-549-0547

E-mail Address:

Contract Duration: Period commencing from date of Contract for one (1) year.

The work is currently not being performed by a contractor.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) proposes to use a variety of government tools and funding mechanisms to assist organizations in increasing their Board of Directors and senior management diversity, including by adopting practices to address biases and barriers limiting the full potential of diverse employees. Among the proposed measures is the development of an online toolkit which builds on existing best practices and evidence.

ISED is soliciting bids (also referred to as “proposals”) for the services of a Contractor to provide purpose-built ‘What Works Toolkit’ to be available to all 50-30 Challenge participants and all Canadian organizations. This toolkit must include resources designed to set out policies and approaches for recruitment, mentoring, promoting, and retention of board members and employees, as well as anti-racism, anti-harassment, and inclusive workplace strategies, and other related relevant activities and initiatives. The toolkit will also feature examples from Canadian organizations, profiling diversity successes, for participants to use as models in developing their own diversity plans, as defined in Annex “A”, Statement of Work (the “Work”).

It is intended to result in the award of one (1) contract for one (1) year.

Security Requirement

There is a security requirement associated with this requirement.


All enquiries regarding this bid solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority named below as early as possible within the solicitation period to allow sufficient time to provide a response. All enquiries must be submitted in writing no later than seven (7) calendar days before the bid closing date. Enquiries received after that time may not be answered.

Contact information

Contact name
Fong, Hong
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ised199621-_rfp_en_-_final.pdf000English- 2021-06-07
ised199621_-_rfp_fr-_final.pdf000French- 2021-06-07
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_001.pdf001English- 2021-06-11
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_001.pdf001French- 2021-06-11
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_002.pdf002English- 2021-06-15
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_002.pdf002French- 2021-06-15
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_002.pdf003English- 2021-06-21
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_002.pdf003French- 2021-06-21
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_004.pdf004English- 2021-06-22
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_004.pdf004French- 2021-06-22
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_005_.pdf005English- 2021-06-28
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_005_.pdf005French- 2021-06-28
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_006_.pdf006English- 2021-07-21
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_006_.pdf006French- 2021-07-21
ised199621-_rfp_en_amd_007.pdf007English- 2021-07-30
ised199621-_rfp_fr_amd_007.pdf007French- 2021-07-30


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ised199621_compressed_zipped_folder.zipNot availableBilingual- 2021-06-28