Economic Development Consultant

  • Similkameen Country Development Association
  • Professional
    • Not Applicable | 
    • Contract/Temporary
  • 417 7th Avenue Keremeos, Keremeos
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: No
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Posted on July 9, 2024

Job Description

Executive Summary:

Request for Proposal (RFP): Keremeos & Area Economic Vitality Initiative

Issued by : Similkameen Country Development Association

Project Funded by : ETSI-BC


The Similkameen Country Development Association (SCDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic growth and community development in Keremeos and the surrounding areas. We are seeking proposals from qualified consultants to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the economic landscape of Keremeos and Area (Hedley, Olalla, Cawston), identifying growth opportunities and developing strategic plans to attract, retain, and expand businesses.

Our organization was awarded $16,000.00 for this project by the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC).

Project Overview

The Keremeos & Area Economic Vitality Initiative aims to provide a detailed analysis of the current economic conditions and identify actionable strategies for economic development. This project will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including local businesses, community members, and First Nations groups, to ensure a holistic approach to economic vitality.

Scope of Work

Economic Analysis:

Conducting a thorough analysis of the current economic landscape of Keremeos and the surrounding area.
Identifying key economic sectors, market trends, and potential growth areas.
Stakeholder Engagement:

Engaging with local stakeholders, including businesses, residents, local government and First Nations representatives, to gather insights and perspectives.
Facilitating community meetings, surveys, and focus groups to ensure broad-based input.
Strategy Development:

Developing strategies to attract, retain, and expand businesses in Keremeos and the surrounding area.
Recommending specific initiatives and actions to enhance economic vitality.
Providing a roadmap for implementation, including next steps, timelines and resource requirements.
Reporting and Presentation:

Preparing a comprehensive report detailing findings, strategies, and recommendations.
Presenting the final report to the SCDA staff & Board of Directors.
Proposal Requirements

Executive Summary: A brief overview of the proposal and key qualifications.
Company Profile (optional): Information about the consulting firm, including relevant experience and expertise.
Team Composition: A description of the project team, including key personnel and their qualifications.
Project Approach and Methodology: A detailed description of the approach and methodology to be used in the economic analysis, stakeholder engagement, and strategy development.
Timeline: A proposed timeline for completing the project, including key milestones and deliverables.
Budget: A detailed budget, including a breakdown of costs for each phase of the project. Proposals exceeding $16,000.00 will not be considered.
References: Contact information for at least three references from similar projects.

Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format to by July 22nd, 2024.

Contact Information
Project Coordinator: Vanessa Schwoegler-Abbott

Similkameen Country Development Association

We look forward to receiving your proposal and partnering with a consultant who shares our vision for a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable economic future for Keremeos and the surrounding area.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Evaluation Criteria:
Demonstrated experience and expertise in economic analysis and community development.
Understanding of the local economic landscape and challenges.
Quality and feasibility of the proposed approach.
Qualifications and experience of the project team.
Ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Cost-effectiveness and value for money.
Submission Instructions



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