The Foundation invests in enhancing understanding of the Greenbelt’s invaluable natural and economic systems. We collaborate with experts, and undertake and fund research and analysis that helps ensure the long term health and prosperity of the Greenbelt, with a particular focus on the Greenbelt’s agricultural system, natural heritage system, rural economies, and the implementation of the Greenbelt Plan itself.
Request for Proposals
Request for Proposals: Business Case for Soil Health
The Power of Soil project seeks to inform government policy and farm decision-making to increase adoption of soil health systems by Canadian farmers to benefit farm profitability, environmental quality and climate resilience. This work is being conducted in collaboration with agricultural stakeholders and scientific and technical advisors through an advisory committee (Équiterre and Greenbelt Foundation 2021; Groupe AGECO, Équiterre and Greenbelt Foundation 2020).
The project should be completed by November 30th, 2021.
Proposals should include the following:
- A description of your understanding of the assignment and the proposed approach
- A proposed project timeline with key decisions, touchstone meetings, milestones and project completion dates;
- CV for the consultant (and any other team members) that clearly outlines their qualifications relevant to this assignment;
- Three examples of similar projects completed;
- Three references relevant to this assignment;
- A time/task breakdown by project team member (if more than one consultant);and,
- A proposed budget in the region of $25,000.
Contractors should have expertise and experience in the areas of agricultural economics, agronomy, cost of production, soil science, crop science, and agri-environmental science. Demonstrated experience and leadership on projects of similar focus and scope is an advantage.
The Greenbelt Foundation reserves the right to choose any or none of the vendors responding to this request for proposals.
Proposals must be received by email no later than July 21st, 2021.
Please click here to view the full RFP and its terms.
Request for Information: Oak Ridges Moraine Trail Master Planning
The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) in partnership with the Greenbelt Foundation is seeking information from interested parties with expertise in the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) and/or trail planning on potential approaches to developing a renewed ORM Trail Strategy. The information received may help to develop an RFP aimed at carrying out future planning and other phases.
The ultimate outcome of the strategy will be to support long-term trail sustainability and create a trail-user experience that connects people to the natural and culture heritage as well as Indigenous history of the Oak Ridges Moraine. It should also facilitate usage and visitor experiences that positively contribute to local economies for communities within the ORM Trail geography.
This RFI is a consultation document intended to solicit feedback from experts, organizations, and professionals with respect to the matters described in this RFI, and to build a list of qualified professional service providers and consultants who may wish to be informed of future bidding opportunities.
Please click here to view the full RFI and its terms. This is not a bid solicitation.
Responses to this RFI will be accepted by e-mail (PDF or Microsoft Office document) no later than 5:00 PM on July 23, 2021.
A virtual information session is tentatively being planned for July 9 at 2:00 PM. Interested parties please email [email protected] for details and to RSVP.
Questions and responses are to be submitted to [email protected]
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