Request for Proposals – Five-Year Business Plan for the SDRCC
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A FIVE-YEAR BUSINESS PLAN
ORGANIZATION: Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
ISSUANCE DATE: April 21, 2023
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS: May 7, 2023
VENDOR SELECTION: May 15, 2023
ANTICIPATED PROJECT COMPLETION: September 15, 2023
Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
The SDRCC is a not-for-profit service organization created by the Physical Activity and Sport Act (S.C. 2003, c.2) (the “Act”) with the mandate to provide to the sport community a) a national alternative dispute resolution service for sport disputes; and b) expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution. The SDRCC was also mandated by the Government of Canada, on July 6, 2021, to establish an independent safe sport mechanism (Abuse-Free Sport) to implement the Universal Code of Conduct to prevent and address Maltreatment in Sport (the “UCCMS”) at the national level. As part of the SDRCC, the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (“OSIC”) contributes to the advancement of the UCCMS by (i) overseeing a complaint intake process; (ii) conducting preliminary assessments and investigations; (iii) maintaining a database of imposed sanctions; (iv) performing Sport Environment Assessments; and (v) monitoring compliance by sporting organizations and issuing reports as required.
As part of our organization’s ongoing planning and development, the SDRCC is looking for a qualified consultant or firm to develop a Five-Year Business Plan, which will help guide us through our next phase of growth, as well as assist us in determining the proper level of financing to achieve that growth. The
concept of long-term sustainability should also be incorporated into the Five-Year Business Plan, as
our current funding comes from the Government of Canada, and is not guaranteed beyond the next two years.
This project includes conducting analysis, formulating recommendations and drafting necessary
documents to support the creation of a Five-Year Business Plan, which will build a sustainable, future-state business model, and will include:
· Assessment of the current capabilities of the organization
· Identification of future state (strategic options)
· Assessment of the financial/operational needs of the organization to achieve its future operating state
Ø human resource requirements
Ø definition of resource requirements and financial requirements
Ø identification of critical risk factors
· Development of an actionable and strategic five-year business plan, which will guide future decisions and activities in alignment with our Strategic Plan
Business analysis, including
Ø identify/confirm the desired future-state (review of value proposition, customer segments, key activities); via strategic session with Management Team
Ø strategic capabilities (resources, culture, governance, key stakeholders)
Ø external environment: position in the industry, the market and competitors
Ø opportunity & risk assessments
· Strategic options & recommendations to support the future-state
Ø organizational restructuring/recommendations
Ø financial model/projections, which will support building a business case for funding sustainability
Ø additional revenue generation recommendations
· Operating plan
Ø associated costs/investments/financial needs, to support our current operational needs, existing and future goals over the next five years, including cash flow projections
Ø action/implementation plan, including change management
Ø definition of KPIs and success factors
This project operates under very tight timing constraints and is expected to begin as soon as possible, with a target completion date of September 15, 2023.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:
· Responsiveness to the scope, deliverables and timeline of the project;
· Experience and reputation of the consultant(s) or firm in relation to the project requirements;
· Professional qualifications of the individuals assigned to the project; and
· Competitiveness of the cost and level of services provided.
Rights and Confidentiality
All responses, inquiries, or correspondence relating to or in reference to this Request for Proposals, and all other reports, charts, displays, schedules, exhibits, and other documentation submitted by the bidders will become the property of SDRCC when received and will not be returned to the bidder. Bidders shall notify the SDRCC in writing in advance of any proprietary or confidential materials contained in the proposal and provide justification for not making such material public.
Proposals should include:
· An overview of the proposed project plan;
· A company profile and resumes of individuals assigned to this project;
· Examples of previous relevant work related to sports, not-for-profit, B2C and/or government;
· References from at least two clients for which relevant work was performed;
· A disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest; and
· An all-inclusive financial proposal.
Questions concerning this Request for Proposals should be directed to email@example.com
prior to 4 pm (EDT) on April 28, 2023. Responses will be shared with all interested bidders known at
All proposals should be sent only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a single PDF file no larger
than 5 MB and received no later than 4 pm (EDT) on May 7, 2023.