Requests for Proposal (RFP)

Request for Quotation (RFQ): Education Consultant on French as a First Language and the French as a Second Language

As part of the work of the French as a First Language Consortium and the French as a Second Language Consortium, we are seeking an education consultant who will work as an independent contractor (the proponent) to provide project support and guidance to committees and working groups that are composed of representatives from provinces and territories on the two consortia.

Price, hours, and timeline

It is estimated that the work will require 40 hours each month, on average, for approximately 10 months, beginning in May or June 2022. Exact hours will be determined according to the needs of the work. The total value of the work, excluding the federal Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) or the Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”), cannot exceed $35,000.

Selection criteria

Proponents must meet the following criteria:

  • Superior communication skills in French and English, both oral and written
  • Expertise, and/or experience, with French first‐language teaching in minority settings and French second‐language teaching, in order to make recommendations that have a significant impact on project advancement
  • Ability to analyze educational content for resource development, and to make recommendations
  • Knowledge of political education issues at the pan‐Canadian and provincial/territorial levels
  • Ability to contribute to group discussions and help achieve consensus
  • Excellent writing skills, with a strong attention to detail

Submission deadline and contact information

Please send your quotation to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Joyce Litsevee, at, by 11:00 a.m. EDT, May 23, 2022.