Funding to Support Public Input
***Please note that the application deadline has now passed. Thank you to all those who submitted a proposal.***
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking the
development of research, studies or position papers related to the six themes
of the NEB Modernization review: (1) Governance; (2) Mandate; (3)
Decision-making roles; (4) Legislative tools for lifecycle regulation; (5)
Indigenous engagement; and, (6) Public participation. This is in addition to
the funding mentioned in the Terms of Reference that was made available to
support the participation of Indigenous peoples.
This purpose of this step is to select the most
appropriate ideas for further consideration.
Selection of a particular submission does not imply that the party who
presented the suggested service will be the same party awarded the contract for
Who can offer their ideas and services?
Contracts related to the proposals received may
be awarded to approximately 12 or more public stakeholders such as
non-governmental organizations or associations (subject to Treasury Board
How proposals will be selected
Contracts may be
awarded, pursuant to the selection of the most relevant projects, on a
case-by-case basis, subject to the following assessment criteria:
- Proposals must be less than $25,000 in total
(including tax). Note that travel costs and capital costs are not
- All work must be completed by March 31, 2017.
- To maximize perspectives received through this
process, an organization may not be awarded more than one contract.
- Proposals must provide details on the
deliverable (e.g. provide the title, approximate length, scope, and themes
to be covered in the report, study, or position paper) that your
organization will produce and the timeline.
- Proposals must describe how the project
contributes to the NEB Modernization review.
- Proposals should describe the experience and
credentials of the person(s) or organization proposing the idea.
- Proposals should include details on the level
of effort and resources that will be allocated to the proposal (e.g.
resources to be used and their fees). NRCan will use this information to
confirm whether or not the cost of the proposal is fair and reasonable.
- Should your proposal be selected for further
consideration, NRCan will undertake a procurement process in order to
award a contract for up to $25,000 (all inclusive) in accordance with
Treasury Board contracting policy.
- Proposal selection will take into account the spectrum
of proposals received, the experience and credentials of the person(s) or
organization proposing the idea, the relevance and contribution of the
proposal to the NEB Modernization review, procedural complications, any
outstanding requirements (gaps) within the six themes of the review,
overall budget limitations, as well as any other factors related to the
successful delivery of meaningful research, studies or position papers by
March 31, 2017.
Research, studies or position papers related to
one of the six themes of the NEB modernization review:
- Decision-making roles;
- Legislative tools for lifecycle regulation;
- Indigenous engagement; and,
- Public participation.
More information on these six themes can be found
in the expert panel’s Terms of
Contract award limitation
A maximum of $25,000 (including taxes) is
available for each finally selected study/research/position paper.
The application deadline was January 31, 2017.