Request for Standing Offers - BC Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Partnerships and Outreach Unit, is pleased to announce that the Request for Standing Offers are now posted on BC Bid for the

  1. Request for Standing Offer for B.C. Agrifood Business Development Programs; and
  2. Request for Standing Offer for B.C. Lean Program for Food Processors.

These programs are supported by the 5 year federal-provincial-territorial Canadian Agriculture Partnership; Building a Strong Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector.

Request for Standing Offer for B.C. Agrifood Business Development Programs:

  • The Ministry of Agriculture is establishing Standing Offers of pre-qualified Suppliers specializing in agrifoods and agricultural business management. 
  • The objective of the Service is to increase management capacity of B.C. agriculture producers and processors and will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • B.C. Agrifoods Business Planning Program;
  • B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Program;
  • B.C. Disaster Recovery Planning Program; and
  • Development and delivery of agri-business planning training materials and resources
  • All enquiries related to this Request for Standing Offer, including any requests for information and clarification, are to be directed, in writing not less than 3 business days prior to the closing date, to

Ministry Contact: Trish Laugharne, Agri-Food Business Development Specialist

Telephone: 250- 920-8933

E-mail:  Trish.Laugharne@gov.bc.ca

 

Request for Standing Offer for B.C. Lean Program for Food Processors:

  • The Ministry of Agriculture, is establishing Standing Offers of pre-qualified Suppliers specializing in Lean Production, Business Skills and Management Practices.
  • The objective of the Service is to increase production capacity, labour productivity and operating margins.
  • All enquiries related to this Request for Standing Offer, including any requests for information and clarification, are to be directed, in writing not less than 3 business days prior to the closing date, to

Ministry Contact: James Street, Manager, Food Processing

Telephone: 250-356-6373

E-mail: James.Street@gov.bc.ca

 

Revised timelines:

  • Response Deadline: Proposals must be received by the Ministry Contact (identified below) not later than August 29, 2018, 12:00 pm (local time)
  • Evaluation will be completed prior to September 12, 2018
  • Information session Wednesday, September 26th 2018 in Abbotsford  
    • Suppliers will be reimbursed for their travel and accommodation costs associated with participating in an information session.
    • Please contact the Ministry regarding scheduling conflicts.
  • Launch of the Program October 1st 2018

Link to BC Bid BC Bid

Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018