The Quality Assurance Subcommittee will be reviewing the submitted proposals following the May 18 deadline, with the intention of meeting the final proposal provider(s) in late June. Based on that timeline, the project would likely commence following that meeting, beginning in July 2018.
The Quality Assurance Subcommittee does not have a comparable figure for similar sized regulatory organisations that have undergone such a program review. As such, a budget estimate or ceiling has not been set for this project. If possible, proposals should include a reasonable budget range depending on the level and depth of review deliverables. This would range from a general overview of the Program to a fulsome thorough review and recommendations.
In its discussion, no specific timeline has been set out yet for this review. Given a July start date, the Quality Assurance Subcommittee would anticipate receiving a report in the fall of 2018.
At this time, the RFP is focused on the review of the Quality Assurance Program. In their submissions, consultants can provide recommendations of new/revisions to existing College processes for the Subcommittee’s consideration. The development of a new QA process is seen as a secondary, separate project, following the review. Consultants can include the associated costs in developing such recommendations.
That is one option that is available, but is not necessarily an option that the College will take.
The number of candidates anticipated to apply depends on several factors, and which of these factors materialize.
This would depend on the content of the proposal submitted.