Engineers Canada is seeking proposals from firms or individual consultants for the development of a national research strategy that includes a formative evaluation report and assessment of our existing 30 by 30 measures of success against best practices in the measurement and reporting of collective impact initiatives. The 30 by 30 initiative is a component of our strategic priority to champion an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and trustworthy engineering profession. 

Successful completion of this Project will entail three deliverables: 

1. An environmental scan that assesses the internal and external environments that impact Engineers Canada’s Strategic Priority 2.1: Accelerate 30 by 30. The report will build off our last environmental scan in 2018 drawing on past reports, survey data, statistics, and research on the barriers to women’s participation in engineering.

2. A formative evaluation report that assesses the 30 by 30 initiative through a collective impact and systems thinking lens situating engineering in the broader public discourse of social justice. 

3. Recommendations on how we can improve existing measures to evaluate performance and track progress toward goals and specific interventions to support recruitment and retention of all women. 

The full request for proposal (RFP) is available here. If you have any questions about the RFP or submission process, please contact Heidi Theelen, Director, Strategic Planning and Organizational Excellence at Questions should be submitted by September 18, 2023 and answers that are deemed relevant to all bidders will be posted below this article. All bidders should submit their proposals by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 22, 2023. 

Update – September 19, 2023

A summary of questions and answers submitted to Engineers Canada about the RFP is available here.