RFQ – Provision of Business Planning, Modelling & Marketing Services
Published on January 10, 2014
AssentWorks is a non-profit entity, founded in 2011 by Manitoba privately owned businesses and supported by the Federal and Provincial Governments to help support the growth of new entrepreneurs and opportunities through accessible and affordable business startup and product prototyping resources for all Manitobans. AssentWorks is also a public fabrication workshop and makerspace dedicated to providing hands-on access to fabrication and prototyping equipment, knowledge and a community of support for entrepreneurs, inventors, tinkerers, artists and innovators .
AssentWorks has a unique business model which has allowed for sustainability and expansion of operational capabilities surrounding prototyping and entrepreneurial startups. The Council would like to document the unique and fundamental components of the operation and its related plans; identify key areas that could be communicated to other organizations interested in launching a similar business start-up and product prototyping facility; communicate the plan, lessons learned and successes of AssentWorks to other potential organizations within Canada.
The successful bidder will assist in the development of a formalized business plan which: captures achievements over the past three years and provides a foundation for strategic growth for the next ten years; creates a reference set of business planning deliverables and artifacts to assist other non-profit organizations in creating a model similar to AssentWorks’; documents performance and successes as well as challenges and lessons learned with specific examples; and prepares the deliverables and a strategy to communicate the plan across Canada.
Minimum documentation exists at this time although full access to the board, directors and the volunteer council will provide considerable information to assist in undertaking this project.
Suppliers should be able to outline a solution that includes detailed requirements and a deliverable definition phase that requires approval before critical task execution.
Completion of work must be prior to March 31st, 2014.
January 10th, 2014