*UPDATED RFANS seeking proposals for a Training Needs Assessment

October 10, 2023

The Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFANS) invites qualified consultants, businesses, and organizations to submit a proposal in response to a Request for Proposal to conduct a Training Needs Assessment for recreation and sport facilities in relation to facility operations within the province.

RFANS provides opportunities for professional development and promotes the provision of high quality, safe facilities and recognizes that there are training needs and requirements not being met that RFANS aspires to address.

The project, to begin upon contract startup on November 27, 2023 and go until March 15, 2024, will focus on the following goals and objectives:

  1. Determine industry requirements and/or need for recreation facility operations training and coursing.
  2.  Investigate training needs within both recreation facilities and municipalities.
  3. Explore what other provincial recreation facility associations are offering for training and courses.
  4. Investigate potential partnership opportunities with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and other organizations.
  5. Research trends regarding recreation facility training and management.
  6. Look into industry standards across the country to help set best practices in Nova Scotia.

Those who wish to participate should review the RFP and submit any follow up questions to Jennie Greencorn, who will serve as the primary point of contact for this RFP, no later than September 11th, 2023. Completed proposals are due on or before October 30, 2023 by 4:00pm.

To apply, please provide RFANS with the following documents to be considered for the RFP:

  1. An overview of your company/organization, including relevant experience.
  2. Proof of qualifications (Certification from accredited association).
  3. A quote documenting all costs associated with completing the needs assessment.
  4. References from sources who have experience working with, or dealing with you in relation to needs assessments. Please include contact information for each reference.

Submissions shall consist of one (1) signed hard copy delivered by mail courier or hand delivered, and one (1) digital PDF with “RFANS Needs Assessment” clearly stated in the subject line of an email.

Hard copies can be sent to:

Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia
Sport Nova Scotia Building
Attn: Jennie Greencorn, Executive Director
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

View the UPDATED RFP here