10 Nov Request for Proposal Available for Conducting a Kootenay Lake Community Values Study
Friends of Kootenay Lake (FOKL) is requesting proposals from qualified professionals to provide services to conduct a Kootenay Lake Community Values Study. The study will engage Kootenay Lake residents (as well as those who feel significantly impacted by the lake and its hydrological basin) in expressing their values of the lake and their visions for its future. The campaign will begin with educational and celebratory elements, and proceed with an array of engagement mechanisms to facilitate diverse input across Kootenay Lake’s communities. In order to provide a robust and accurate contribution toward the development of a Lake Management Plan, emphasis will be placed on maximizing participation and gathering reliable data that produces statistically significant results. FOKL intends to initiate the study in December 2015.
The project will include four phases:
- Preparation – Create engagement and sampling strategies
- Background and community orientation – Promote upcoming survey and share existing community values data
- Active community dialogue – Hold community engagement events and disseminate survey
- Analysis and reporting – Create tools to promote understanding of community values, including written reports, presentations, and online content
FOKL is inviting your firm to submit a proposal to conduct the Kootenay Lake Community Values Study based upon the criteria contained within the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: