Nunavut Inuit Labour Force Analysis - Inuit in Nunavut and Public Sector Employment (G9292-151383/A)

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Tender Notice

Status

Publishing status
Expired
Days to closing
7 years 9 months ago

Dates

Publication date
2014/10/16
Amendment date
2014/10/20
Date closing
2014/11/10 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Details

Reference number
PW-$$CY-010-65910
Solicitation number
G9292-151383/A
Region of delivery
National Capital Region, Nunavut
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
GSIN
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering procedure
The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Employment and Social Development Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Mondoux, Glenn
Contact phone
(613) 991-5791 ( )
Contact fax
(613) 991-5870
Contact address
360 Albert St./ 360, rue Albert
12th Floor / 12ième étage
Ottawa
Ontario
K1A 0S5

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Description

Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
Nature of Requirements: 
Quantitative & Qualitative Research - Nunavut Inuit Labour Force
Analysis - Inuit in Nunavut and Public Sector Employment

G9292-151383/A
Mondoux, Glenn
Telephone No. - (613) 991-5791 (    )
Fax No. - (613) 991-5870


Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of
Employment and Social Development Canada has a requirement for
the provision of Public Opinion Research Services. The objective
of the public opinion research is to build upon existing data on
the availability, interest and level of preparedness for public
sector employment of the Inuit of Nunavut (specifically those
who are beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement
(NLCA)). 

1.	Background Information
In 1993, the Government of Canada (GoC), the Government of
Nunavut (GN) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) signed the Nunavut
Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), and the Nunavut Act leading to the
creation of the Territory of Nunavut on April 1st, 1999.
For more information:
·	NLCA:
http://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/Nunavut_Land_Claims_Agre
ement.pdf
Article 23 of the NLCA reflects the aspirational "objective" of
increasing Inuit participation in government employment among
NLCA beneficiaries to a representative level." A "representative
level" is defined in the NLCA as "a level of Inuit employment
within Government reflecting the ratio of Inuit to the total
population in the Nunavut Settlement Area; this definition will
apply within all occupational groupings and grade levels". 
The Inuit population in Nunavut is young and rapidly growing and
their continuing educational and skills development is central
to the success of the economy. Research on the availability,
interest and preparedness of Inuit for participation in public
sector employment will contribute to the objectives of the NLCA
as well as Employment and Social Development Canada's central
mandate of improving labour market outcomes for all Canadians.
2.	Objective
The objective of the public opinion research (POR) conducted
under this request for proposal is to build upon existing data
on the availability, interest and level of preparedness of NLCA
beneficiaries for public sector employment. The information
gathered will be used to inform programs and services that
support Inuit participation in public sector employment. 
Research on the perceptions, attitudes and barriers related to
education, training and labour market participation may help to
inform understanding of the availability, interest and
preparedness of Inuit for employment within the public sector.
3.	Target Population
Males and females in the working-age population of Nunavut
(those aged 15 to 64, as defined by the Census) who are
beneficiaries under the NLCA.

4.	Requirement and Proposed Methodology
	This research is being conducted according to:
·	Part 3 (23.3.1) of the NLCA, which states that the Government
shall "undertake a detailed analysis of the labour force of the
Nunavut Settlement Area to determine the availability, interest
and level of preparedness of Inuit for government employment. 
The data shall be maintained and updated on an on-going basis." 
·	The following Communications Policy of Canada's policy
statements:
o	"Consult the public, listen to and take account of people's
interests and concerns when establishing priorities, developing
policies, and planning programs and services;"
o	"Ensure that institutions of the Government of Canada are
visible, accessible and accountable to the public they serve;"
and
o	"Identify and address communication needs and issues routinely
in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies,
programs, services and initiatives."

Approach: 
In order to gauge the availability, interest, and level of
preparedness of NLCA beneficiaries for government employment,
the approach must detail appropriate methodologies and
sampling/sample size based on the specificity of the target
audience, geographic scope, and research objectives. The
proposed approach must involve strategic choices in relation to
(a) the populations that can be effectively covered and (b) the
type of techniques that are practical given the geographic
location, the ease/difficulty of conducting the research, and
the suitability of given techniques for the target audience.
 
Methodology: 
The desired approach should include - but is not limited to - a
quantitative survey component with a minimum of 500 completes
with the target audience, supported by cognitive pre-testing of
the questionnaire with the target population (in English and
appropriate languages/dialects of Nunavut, with capacity to
conduct the survey in French if applicable). The project
authority is open to bidders proposing other
approaches/methodologies which support the research objectives. 
The supplier should also address barriers/challenges to low
response rates and detail solutions to keep them as high as
possible, and note the expected response rate.
Research Instruments	
The supplier and the project authority representatives will work
to develop research instruments that represent the best possible
approach to determine the levels of availability, interest and
level of preparedness of Inuit for government employment in the
Territory of Nunavut.  Potential considerations include (but are
not limited to):
·	Length;
·	Clarity and appropriate language;
·	Verifying how expressions translate into appropriate
languages/dialects of Nunavut; and
·	Ensuring that the research instruments resonate with the
target audience.


Some of the Mandatory requirements are:
Proposed Team
The Bidder must identify a minimum of two (2) proposed
researchers/consultants (one principal, one backup) to work on
the project, and submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each person
identified. The CV's submitted will be evaluated in the rated
requirements under R5  Proposed Team.

Project Experience
To demonstrate their experience, Bidders must provide, for each
researcher/consultant identified in M2  Proposed Team, details
on a minimum of two (2) to a maximum of four (4) previous
projects. At least fifty per cent of projects put forward by the
bidder must include a quantitative research component. Projects
must have been conducted over the past eight (8) years (from the
closing date for this RFP). All cited project experience must be
from projects which included a research component with members
of Canada's aboriginal communities and at least one (1)
quantitative project must have been conducted in Canada's North
(North of the 60th parallel). Projects submitted will be
evaluated in the rated requirements under R5 (c)  Knowledge and
Project Experience.

Timeframe
The Bidder must demonstrate in their work plan submitted, that
they can complete the project and submit the final report by
March 31st, 2015.

Inuit Benefit Plan
The Bidder must include an Inuit Benefit Plan (IBP) as part of
their proposal. The IBP must demonstrate the suppliers' use of
the employment of Inuit labour, engagement of Inuit professional
services, or use of suppliers that are Inuit or Inuit firms, in
carrying out the Work outlined in this request for proposals.


Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__CY.B010.E65910.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2014-10-16
ABES.PROD.PW__CY.B010.F65910.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2014-10-16

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