Request For Expressions of Interest
RFEOI NO. 3 PS20210402 - CHILD CARE OPERATORS FOR UPCOMING CHILDCARE CENTRES
Questions & Answers
April 12, 2021
All queries related to this RFEOI should be submitted in writing to the attention of:
Childcare Operator Selection
Respondents may not communicate with the City about the RFEOI except by email to the Contact Person listed on the cover page of this RFEOI.
[Please specify bid number, bid title and purchasing agent's name when sending email.]
Questions will be accepted, and answers posted, ONLY IF they are submitted in writing five working days prior to the bid closing date
Deadline for Enquiries:
Friday, April 23, 2021
CLOSING DATE & TIME
4:30:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Friday, April 30, 2021
“Vancouver Time” will be conclusively deemed to be the time shown on the computer clock at the Main Floor Rotunda Information Desk at Vancouver City Hall.
Expressions of Interest are to be addressed to:
Social Policy – Childcare Operator Selection - City of Vancouver, #501-111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 1H4, and should be received prior to 4:30 p.m., Vancouver Time (as defined in Note 3 ), on Friday, April 30, 2021 (the “Closing Time”).
Submissions received after the closing time may be returned unopened.
Fax submission will not be accepted.
Please visit our Bidding Procedures page for additional information.
General Description of Requirement
The City of Vancouver (the “City”) is seeking expressions of interest (“Expressions of Interest”) from child care operators for the operation of upcoming childcare centres at one or more of two sites, as follows:
One childcare centre will be co-located with a seismically upgraded secondary school at the following locations:
-Eric Hamber Secondary School
One childcare centre will be located with a new development at the following location:
-Oakridge Civic Centre
While the mandate for provision of child care and other social and health services are the responsibility of senior governments, the City of Vancouver recognizes the many social, economic and health benefits that child care provides to its residents.
Child development services are set in the context of various City policies including the Civic Child Care Strategy (1990), the Child Care Design Guidelines (1993), Moving Forward Report (2002), Child Care: A Commitment from Local Government Protocol (2004), and Healthy City Strategy – A Good Start (2014). In December 2018, Vancouver City Council set a renewed target to facilitate the creation of 1000 new spaces between 2019 and 2022.
Childcare centres delivered as public amenities in the City of Vancouver are located in a variety of types of developments including City-owned land and buildings, and co-located with mixed-use developments and schools.
An information meeting (the “Information Meeting”) will be held to enable Proponents to seek clarification with respect to any aspect of the RFEOI in a group forum. Attendance at the Information Meeting is not required. The details are as follows:
Date: as specified in Section 2.2
Time: as specified in Section 2.2
Location: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6th for login details to the online Information Session over WebEx.
Potential Proponents are encouraged to read the RFEOI and submit any questions relating to the RFEOI to the Contact Person by 48 hours prior to the Information Meeting.
Downloading the Document
Proponents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so will invalidate your bid.
RFEOI No.3 CHILD CARE OPERATORS FOR UPCOMING CHILDCARE CENTRES
Schedule E - BUDGET TEMPLATE
PRECEDENT - GENERAL CHILDCARE LEASE - OAKRIDGE - 2021.docx
Schedule I - FORM OF AGREEMENT- HAMBER
RFEOI No3- Schedule G - 2021
No amendment at this time.
No addendum at this time.
Questions and Answers