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Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:16 pm

Outdoor Recreation Programs

Regional District of Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks Department

Request for Proposals

Outdoor Recreation Programs

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking proposals from qualified proponents with experience in providing the following service:
Outdoor Recreation Programs
The Proponent will be required to provide the following services:
  1. Provide outdoor recreation programming in Regional District of Nanaimo regional and community parks in the form of;
    1. interpretive tours or outdoor lessons for families, youth and adults
    2. on demand group tours or outdoor lessons for school age children and youth based on the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum
    3. day programs/camps for children and youth 3-16 years
    4. hiking and/or outdoor fitness programs for youth and adults
  2. Work collaboratively with RDN personnel to deliver programs in accordance to RDN Policies and Procedures.
  3. Hire, train and supervise all employees.
  4. Ensure employees have current first aid (Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid or Emergency Childcare First Aid) and CPR B or C.
  5. Ensure adequate first aid supplies are on site during all program times.
  6. Cover the costs of supplies needed for program instruction.
  7. Provide adequate supervision of all participants as outlined in the proposal.
An overview of RDN Recreation is available at and an interactive “Parks and Trails Finder” that shows parks and trails in the RDN is available at .
For more information and full description of the RFP please see our website at
Three (3) copies of the proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked 'RFP for Outdoor Recreation’, by mail or in person at RDN Recreation and Parks Dept., Oceanside Place, 830 W. Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2X4, Attention: Anne-Marie Harvey, Department Secretary, by no later than 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time, November 3,  2017.
All inquiries regarding this RFP must be sent by email to Chrissie Finnie, RDN Recreation and Parks Programmer, no later than 3:00pm October 30th, 2017.
Submissions may be withdrawn before the deadline upon email notice to Anne-Marie.  Proposals withdrawn may be replaced by alternative proposals providing emailed notice of intent is delivered to Anne-Marie at least 24 hours before the closing date of this RFP.  After the closing date, proposals become irrevocable and the property of the RDN.  All proposals remain in effect for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date.
The RDN reserves the right to modify the terms of this RFP at any time at its sole discretion, and may prior to closing date issue clarifications resulting from questions from proponents.  Any such modifications will be communicated through formal addenda posted on the RDN website under the heading of this RFP.

All addenda will be incorporated into and become part of the RFP Document. No amendment of any kind is effective unless it is contained in written addendum issued by the RDN. Upon submitting a Proposal, Proponents will be deemed to have received notice of all addenda posted on the RDN website.
Proposal documents may be downloaded from our website at

Further information regarding this proposal request may be obtained from:
Chrissie Finnie, Recreation Programmer
250-248-4744 loc 3607
In the Programmer’s absence, Proponents may contact:
Hannah King, Superintendent of Recreation Program Services
Telephone: 250-248-3252
Submission deadline: 3:00 p.m. PST on Friday, November 3, 2017

Location: Nanaimo
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Business Categories: Arts, Cultural and Heritage Services
Expires: November 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
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