Request for Consulting services

Request for Consulting Services

July 17, 2019

You are invited to submit one copy of a quote to updateSipekne’katik’s existing 5 Year Strategic Plan.

Scope of Work

Sipekne’katik is looking for assistance in updating our Strategic Plan which expired March 31, 2019. The plan will be for the 2021 – 2025 fiscal years and our preference is to use a format similar to the 2014-2019 strategic plan.

Sipekne’katik is a complex organization which includes the following departments:• Social Assistance• Band Administration • Membership• K – 12 School• Post-Secondary Education Program• Housing• Operations and Maintenance • Economic Development• Lands and By-Law• Community Health (Health Centre)• Employment and Training• Gaming (VLT Machines)• Tobacco Store• Fisheries• Gas Station

Currently, these departments are administered under one corporate umbrella (Sipekne’katik). The Band’s revenue for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was $42,744,871 with over 200 employees. Having seen significant growth in recent years, and anticipating more to come, it is necessary for us to plan years in advance in order to properly determine and execute our vision.

We anticipate this project would require the following:• Meet and consult with Chief and Council, Senior Management, Managers and Band Members to get an understand of our needs (Sipekne’katik will pay for any costs related to any community meetings)• Research and understand our existing Strategic Plan, identify those items already accomplished (and can be excluded) and those that require additional work or are ongoing• Identify strengths and weaknesses of current plan and areas for improvement to incorporate best practices• Work with senior management to review draft strategic plan• Present draft strategic plan to Chief and Council for review• Incorporate any changes identified• Present final strategic plan 


All deliverables, with a draft of the report, must be presented to Council by January 31, 2020 for review and approval. The final report, incorporating any changes, is due February 28, 2020.Please include a proposed timeline as part of your submission. 

Contact Information

Contact Matthew Horton (902-956-2473)( for additional information to assist in preparation of your submission.

Additional Information• Payment terms will be finalized as part of Sipekne’katikreaching agreeable terms and conditions with the successful bidder(s) and will be based on successfully meeting milestones / progress payments. • Sipekne’katik will not necessarily accept the lowest proposal received and it reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted• Sipekne’katik is not responsible for any and all expenses associated with proposal development.• Please budget for at least 4 trips to the community• Please review 2014-2019 strategic plan for an understanding of the minimum scope of work required to accomplish this project. Be prepared to budget time for improvements to our current format.


Sealed proposal will be accepted until 12:00 PM Atlantic Time August 23, 2019. Each proposal should be signed and submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed as follows:

RE: RFP #2019-40

Chief and Council


522 Church Street

Indian Brook, NS 

B0N 1W0