IRSAS seeks Aboriginal organization to engage stakeholders

October 31, 2014

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS) has posted a Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) for the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Stakeholder Engagement Project – Information, Awareness, Healing and Reconciliation (Outreach Services). Aboriginal organizations that are interested in reviewing the RFSO can access it on the The instructions to submit a proposal can be found within this link.

What are the next steps if our organization chooses to submit a proposal for the RFSO?

Once the solicitation for bids is concluded, it is the responsibility of Aboriginal affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to notify all those who submit proposals.

How will I know if our submission is successful?

Once you submit an offer, if it is accepted, a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) will be issued – in this way the SOA will be your notification of a successful bid.

What happens if our submission is not accepted?

If, on the other hand, the submission does not meet the requirements as stated in the RFSO, a regret letter will be sent.

Our organization is not interested in sending a submission for the RFSO, will I receive further correspondence?

If your organization chooses not to submit anything under the solicitation, no further correspondence regarding the RFSO will be sent to your organization.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

To ensure the integrity of the competitive bid process, enquiries and other communications regarding the RFSO, from the issue date of the solicitation up to the closing date and time, are to be directed only to Celine Viner by facsimile at 819-953-7830, or by e-mail at Enquiries and other communications are not to be directed to any other government official(s).