Calls for Proposals

Requests for proposals and Requests for qualifications are found on the Contract and Employment Opportunities page under About FII. This page relates to the Market Initiatives and Wood First Calls for Proposals only.

The 2021/22 Calls for Proposals for Market Initiatives and Wood First Programs are open from November 2 to December 14, 2020 (17:00pm PST).
All applicants for FII funding are encouraged to set up a user account to review the details of the Call for Proposals, and submit a proposal through the online Funding Management System.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully review the updated Application Guides for both the Market Initiatives program and the Wood First program, along with the Market Initiatives Investment Strategy, Wood First Investment Plan and the Wood First Strategic Plan.

Please note that all funding proposals must be complete and submitted through the online system by 17:00 PST on December 14, 2020. Late funding requests will not be accepted.

Proposals will be evaluated against standardized criteria to ensure they meet program eligibility requirements. An evaluation panel made up of representatives from the funding organization(s) and independent experts will review and rank all proposals submitted through the Online Funding System. The evaluation process will be monitored by the BC Government’s Purchasing Services Branch to ensure that the evaluation is fair, equitable, and objective.

The panel will provide recommendations for funding to FII’s President & Chief Executive Officer for final review and decision. All proponents will be advised of their evaluation outcome by early February 2021, and FII staff will work with successful proponents to negotiate Recipient Agreements that will govern their program for that year.

FII reserves the right to modify the terms of this Call for Proposals at its sole discretion. This includes the right to cancel this Call for Proposals at any time prior to entering into a contract with successful applicants. This Call for Proposals should not be construed as an agreement to purchase goods or services, or to provide project funding. FII is not bound to enter into a Recipient Agreement with the applicant who submits the lowest priced proposal, nor with any applicant. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Call for Proposals, FII may cancel, modify or amend this Call for Proposals.