RFP Economic Development Plan – Town of Smithers

Published August 1, 2023

The Town of Smithers is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to develop a comprehensive Economic Development Plan. The scope of the project will include developing a framework for attracting and retaining diverse investment to create employment, expanding the municipal tax base, and supporting a resilient local economy.

The Plan will inform priorities and investment decisions made by the Town, businesses, non-profit groups, and other stakeholders, and will enhance community well-being, economic prosperity, and position Smithers as a great place to live and do business. The Plan will focus on a community-centred engagement process that will build upon existing assets. The selected firm will have expertise in economic development, placemaking, community engagement, sustainable development, economic resiliency, and community economic development. This Plan will provide a summary of recent economic impacts to date and will compel inspiration for future economic prosperity.

Full details are in the RFP package available for download on the BCBid Website.

Proposals will be received until 4:00 pm on Monday, August 28, 2023.

Proposals can be submitted via email to ecdev@smithers.ca with the subject line “Proposal for Smithers Economic Development Plan.”

Alternatively, hardcopy proposals for this RFP may be submitted to:

Will George
Economic Development Officer
Town of Smithers
PO Box 879,
1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, BC. V0J 2N0

The Town reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all proposals or to accept the proposal deemed most favorable in the interest of the Town. The contract award will comply with the Town of Smithers’ Purchasing Policy.


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