Request for Proposal – Development of Compensation Strategy Tools for Sustainability

Request for Proposal – Development of Compensation Strategy Tools for Sustainability

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Name Curve Lake First Nation
Type RFP
Region ON
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Mess Request for Proposal - Development of Compensation Strategy Tools for Sustainability
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Client Curve Lake First Nation

Request for Proposal (RFP)
Development of Compensation Strategy Tools for Sustainability


Issued: July 27, 2018
Request For Proposal: 161-06-2018


Curve Lake First Nation (CLFN) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop and design essential tools to aid Administration with sustainably managing and implementing its organization wide compensation strategy. Additionally, CLFN would like to ensure that its compensation strategy and salary grid complies with new legislation.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from specific individuals or firms, conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the Proposal that best represents the knowledge and experience needed to complete the task.

The total registered population of Curve Lake First Nation is 2314. There are 952 members who live on reserve while 1362 live off of the reserve.

The Council is comprised of one (1) Chief and eight (8) Councilors.

First Nation operations are currently organized into five departments. These are Administration and Finance, Health and Family Services, Education, Economic Development and Public Works. Curve Lake First Nation employs approximately 80 full time employees and 25 short term contracts and casual staff.

Several Council committees have been established to assist the operating departments. These include Finance, Health & Family Services, Education, Economic Development, Public Works, Housing, Lands and employee Health and Safety. Additional Council Committees include, Gaming Revenue Fund, Claims, Petroglyphs, Pow Wow, Recreation, Rights and Resources and Youth Council.

Curve Lake First Nation delivers a number of essential and non-essential programs and services to both member and non-member residents of the community.

In 2010/11 Curve Lake First Nation commissioned a comprehensive review of its organization. Among the 78 recommendations put forth included the development of an organizational wide compensation strategy.

In 2015/16, a Framework Design for the Implementation of the Organization’s Compensation Strategy was developed by an independent consultant that clearly provided direction on options for implementation. Specifically, this included:

  1. Identifying key components of the Compensation Strategy
    1. Direct Compensation (Salaries)
    2. Indirect Compensation (Pension Plan, Group Insurance Benefits and Paid Leave)
    3. Non-Financial Compensation (Job Descriptions, Training and Development and Unpaid Leave of Absence)
  2. Providing Options to finance incremental costs
    1. Implement cost efficiencies within existing budgets
    2. Redirect eligible program expenditures to alternate funding sources
    3. Seek funding increases for salaries and benefits
    4. Dedicate indexing to compensation increases
    5. Apply to the Gaming Revenue Fund
  3. Providing Options to implement the Strategy
      1. Implement 100% in 2016/17
      2. Phase implementation over 2 years
      3. Defer salary increases until cost efficiencies are verified
  4. Providing recommendations on process of implementation
  5. Providing recommendations to monitor the strategy

CLFN’s compensation strategy was implemented in two phases: 66% in fiscal year 2016/17 and 34% in 2017/18.

While much progress has been made with respect to the Strategy, Administration is lacking the tools and instructions needed to manage, update and consistently apply compensation elements. Specifically, enhancements are needed in the areas of:

  1. Instructions to use and maintain the salary grid
  2. Monitoring the Strategy
  3. Methods to track changes to costs
  4. Verification of legal compliance


This Request for Proposal represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals will be accepted until 12 pm (noon) Friday August 17, 2018. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender.

If the firm or organization submitting a proposal must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the proposal. Additionally, all costs included in proposals must be all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. Any proposals which call for outsourcing or contracting work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted.

All costs must be itemized to include an explanation of all fees and costs.

Contract terms and conditions will be negotiated upon selection of the winning bidder for this RFP. All contractual terms and conditions may be subject to review by Curve Lake First Nation legal department and will include scope, budget, schedule, and other necessary items pertaining to the project.

Proposal Inquiries

All questions, requests for information, instructions or clarifications regarding any part of this RFP must be set out in writing and directed to:

Abigail McCue, A/General Manager
22 Winookeedaa Street
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0
[email protected]

All questions related to this RFP or any clarification with respect to this RFP must be made no later than 3 Business Days prior to the closing date of this RFP in order that staff may have sufficient time to respond. Curve Lake reserves the right to extend the deadline for questions, if required, regarding this RFP.

Written answers or clarifications to issues of substance shall be shared with all Proponents and shall be issued as part of the RFP in the form of an Addendum. This RFP and all addendum(s), if any, shall also be posted on Curve Lake’s website.

Submissions and Closing Date

The closing date for proposals is set for Friday August 17, 2018 at noon. Only proposals that are mailed or emailed will be accepted. If packages are mailed, please send 3 copies of the Proposal. Packages should be clearly marked “Proposal” for Development of Compensation Strategy Tools for Sustainability.

Proposals should be submitted to the attention of:

Abigail McCue, A/General Manager
22 Winookeedaa Street
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0
[email protected]

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