Consulting Services for the Development of a Cultural Plan
Closing Date: 01/17/2012 2:00:00 PM ET
The City of Burlington requires consulting services for the Development of a Cultural Plan.
The Cultural Plan process is intended to be the principal delivery item of Phase II of the City’s 10-Year Cultural Strategy adopted in 2006, and will act as the action plan for the municipality and community.
The Cultural Plan process being proposed is divided into three phases.
Phase I will begin with a review of previous City planning and policy documents. A review of cultural plans from other comparable cities, including those at the national level, will also be required. This stage is focused on bringing an internal cross-departmental team to an even playing field with respect to the goals and targets of the cultural planning process.
Phase II adds a layer of community consultation that should set the stage for one of the highest priority goals of the overall process, establishing a high quality, transparent and mutually beneficial relationship with the municipality and its cultural stakeholders. This will be accomplished by establishing a number of focused advisory panels (cultural, creative industry, citizen, youth and business), two large-scale collective engagement events, and a series of public consultation opportunities.
Layered with the consultation will be an intense search for measurable data. Previous planning efforts returned baseline results that shed some light on the sector, but much greater detail is required. This will be achieved through engaging the focus groups in developing the data search criteria, with the hopes that this will result in greater response rates.
Phase III of the process includes analysis, recommendations and reporting. This section pulls all of the content gathered throughout the process and shapes it into the actual Cultural Plan. Throughout this phase, the relationship between the City and the committees will be tested as they refine definitions, work towards priorities, timelines and recommendations. The end of Phase III results in launching a robust open-data cultural portal that maps the data collected and provides resources to the community to assist in reaching its goals; again focusing on building the capacity of the broader community to become engaged in shaping and participating in culture. This will be presented at an open forum Community Report event to a wide audience.
ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE:
Bidders must have previously purchased this bid document and be on the corresponding Plan Takers list. This document can be obtained online or in person as detailed below:
OBTAINING THE DOCUMENT:
Bid packages are available to be downloaded from www.biddingo.com/burlington. If you subscribe to Biddingo.com you may download the bid document directly from the site. You may also opt to purchase a one-time download for this opportunity. Biddingo charges an administration fee to non subscribers.
The bid request documents are available for pick up at 390 Brant Street, 3rd Floor, Sims Square*, Finance Department-Purchasing Reception Counter, Burlington, Ontario. See Methods of Payment below.
* Located one block south of City Hall on the S.W. corner of Brant and Elgin Street
From Biddingo, $35.00 (incl. HST)
In person, at Purchasing Services – $55.00 - Administration Fee (incl. HST)
METHODS OF PAYMENT:
Payment by credit card is required for documents available electronically. If picking up the document in person, the City will accept cash, cheque, Interac, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Cheques are to be made payable to The Corporation of the City of Burlington. Documents will not be released until payment is received. The City of Burlington is not responsible for delivery delays via courier or mail.
Addenda will be posted on www.biddingo.com/burlington
N.B. It is the responsibility of the vendor to check the Biddingo Web Site for any possible addenda.
DISCLOSING BID TAKERS:
Purchasing Services practice is not to disclose the list of bid takers. There may be some exceptions, e.g. when the bid call is related to construction. However, the City reserves the right to disclose or not to disclose this information.