RFP: Respite Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is working with the government of British Columbia to support the Children and Youth with Special Needs Initiative.

There are 3 key deliverables. The work has been divided into two phases. In Phase 1 the focus is on documenting and synthesizing current activity and what is known about best and promising practices. In Phase 2 the focus is on knowledge synthesis and the development of an options paper. 

1) Environmental Scan: Respite Services - Canada 

2) Comprehensive Literature Review: Respite Services and Supports – British 

3) Knowledge Synthesis and Options Paper 


Ideally, this work will be completed by a small group of experienced and knowledgeable co-authors of mixed professional and disciplinary backgrounds and demography, integrating service-sector, policy and academic perspectives. 
Expert knowledge and experience with: 

    Systems of care and services for children and youth with special needs
    Respite services for families of children and youth with special needs
    Conducting research literature reviews
    Completing environmental scans
    Proven track record of developing and delivering academically sound documents
    Access to an academic database


RFP Process

Proposals must be received via email to Judith Hutson, Project Manager, CYSN Initiative cysn@msfhr.org  by 4 p.m. PST Friday, September 6, 2019

Note: Please contact ors@sfu.ca for the details of Request for Proposal. SFU signature sheet due to ors@sfu.ca 3 days before the agency deadline. 

Upcoming Deadlines

16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: RFP: Respite Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals to complete one environmental scan, a comprehensive literature review, and a knowledge synthesis and options paper that focus on respite services and support for families of CYSN (children and youth with special needs) in order to provide evidence-based advice that will support better, less fragmented services to families of CYSN in BC. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.