RFP: Accommodations Design

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
PROJECT SUMMARY:

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has embarked on a tourism strategy that includes the development of tourism focused accommodations to be located in a rural area with historical significance.

At this point in time, we require a design proposal for lodging units that will accommodate up to four visitors comfortably in an off-grid setting. We are seeking a proposal that will incorporate our cultural values in the design and appearance of the lodging.

CONSIDERATIONS:

The lodging will not be connected to electrical or natural gas services, proposals must include methodology to supply power and heat through sustainable, self-contained solutions.

There will be no foundations for the lodging, units must be designed to be moved.

The location of the project is in a dark sky preserve area; we are seeking designs that incorporate that opportunity as a competitive advantage.

Kitchen and bathroom/shower facilities will be developed as separate structures, design concepts should focus on maximizing space for sleep and comfort.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Project Identification Number: RFP 027.19
Project: Accommodations Design
Project Start: As Soon As Possible
Location Required: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
Maximum value of contract: $30,000
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2019 (noon)

PROPOSAL SHOULD INCLUDE:
  1. Project Identification Number (RFP 027.19).
  2. Methodology for community engagement and inclusion in the design study.
  3. Company profile including a statement of qualifications and key personnel who will be assigned to the project.
  4. Proposed project methodology and the division of roles and responsibilities between the firm and the client; work schedule with milestones and timelines.
  5. Relevant experience in engaging Indigenous communities and organizations in design processes including recent project examples and references.
  6. The basis for pricing their services.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

Proposals can be submitted to the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation via email: jcameron@beardysband.com, via fax: (306) 467-4404 or by dropping off your proposal at the front desk of the Band Office. A selection committee will determine the best submission and will award a contract to the winning applicant.

Employment Opportunity: Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Correctional Service Canada
Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
WP-03
Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK and within a 150 km radius of Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK, within Canadian territory AND that are members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons.
$57,587 to $74,746Closing date: 12 June 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

*NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected.

**Please note that the following Aboriginal Liaison Officer advertisements are posted simultaneously for positions in the Prairie region: Selection process no. 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152596, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152597, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152598, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152599, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152555, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152731.

If you apply to more than one Aboriginal Liaison Officer selection process, you will only be assessed once.

Duties

Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs) interpret and communicate Aboriginal offender behaviour, cultural needs and progress to the case management team for inclusion in correctional/healing plans and Elder reviews to promote the safe release of Aboriginal offenders and to reduce the recidivism rate. As part of a multi-disciplanary team, ALOs develop and deliver Aboriginal interventions and actively contribute to case management processes and establish a link with offenders to provide them with information regarding cultural/spiritual programming, activities and resources; foster a positive Aboriginal cultural environment with offenders and help to interpret CSC legislation, institutional regulations, roles of other staff members, and terms and conditions of Conditional Release. ALOs assists in the identification and assessment of the initial healing components for Aboriginal offenders and assist Aboriginal offenders in developing healing/release plans under the guidance of Elders, the case management team, community-based agencies and Aboriginal communities. These positions are based in a correctional institution.

Work environment

Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) mission of contributing to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

For further information on the department, work environment, careers at CSC and application process, please visit our website at http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and could be used to staff positions of various tenures in an institution or in the community nearby.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of secondary school or acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience working with or for Aboriginal communities or organizations and/or Aboriginal Elders

Experience using a computer (i.e. programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and/or Excel).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience with Aboriginal teachings and values.
Experience working with Aboriginal people in conflict with the law.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the realities of First Nations, Inuit or Métis people in Canada

Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Communication

Ability to plan and execute activities.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Knowledge of interviewing and counselling techniques.

Ability to speak a traditional Aboriginal language.

Ability to plan and execute Aboriginal cultural events such as traditional and/or spiritual ceremonies, social activities and programs.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Information on employment equity

Compliance with Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Healing Lodges (particularly, members of First nations bands specified in the Memorandum of Understanding/agreements).

Variable Work Hours may be required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Note for applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal:
An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/employment-equity-diversity/affirmation-aboriginal-affiliation.html .

Candidates who are unable to apply on-line can send their application by fax to (613) 992-7716 or email to cscrecruitment@csc-scc.gc.ca. Please ensure to clearly quote reference/selection number and attach a completed and signed copy of the AAAF.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application on-line to take advantage of the many benefits in using this electronic recruitment system. Some of these benefits are that:
You can create an applicant profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other selection processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
You can modify your application/résumé anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement. You can verify the status of your application at any time.
Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage of the process.

You will be required to provide proof of your educational credentials.

All information pertaining to this selection process will be sent by e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and your PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and/or email address. Applicants must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional. Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted.

Applicants are responsible for travel expenses related to this selection process.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information