The intent of this RFP is to obtain information leading to the selection of a contractor to participate in this project to develop a Business Case for a NIITA Office.
NITHA will coordinate a steering committee to oversee the development of the business case by the contractor. The goal of the business case is to determine the justification for a NIITA office and to provide recommendations on how it may be established.
The contractor will be required to develop and present a framework for a business case. The end product will be a business case that:
Explains the problems faced by First Nations organizations
Explains how a NIITA office might address the problems
Explains a process for moving forward with a NIITA office
While the project is national in scope, there is a need for strong regional input from First Nations communities and organizations across the country. Regional individuals and groups from across Canada will be key informants for the business case. The steering committee will coordinate consultation sessions with the contractor.
Review of the business case document will be an iterative process between the contractor and the steering committee.