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RFP: Nutrition Services Redesign External Consultation, Toronto Public Health,

Toronto Public Health is accepting proposals for its Nutrition Services Redesign External Consultation.

Scope of the Project

The project consists of a consultation with external stakeholders or groups of "key informants" from across Toronto. The purpose of this consultation is to gather opinions regarding the nutrition needs in the community and suggestions for changes to improve Toronto Public Health Nutrition Services to effectively address these needs. This will be one piece of information that will be used to make decisions to improve Toronto Public Health's nutrition programs and services.

The method for the consultation (group interviews) has already been selected. In addition, the survey tool has been developed and participants will be recruited and scheduled for group interviews by Toronto Public Health staff. The role for the contractor is to moderate the group interviews; verify the interview notes with the tape-recorded information (a note taker will be supplied); synthesize, code and analyze the results; and write a summary report identifying common themes. There will be nine group interviews for the consultation and participants from various sectors will be grouped together. The sectors identified for group interviews include hospital, community health centres, NGOs engaged in the prevention of nutrition-related chronic diseases, food security advocacy organizations, and community-based agencies, including those that serve ethno-specific communities.

The interviews will be scheduled for the week of January 14, 2002, and the final report will be due by February 15, 2002 (some flexibility may be negotiated).

Project Deliverables

* Interview notes

* Interview tapes

* Coded data

* Final report with common themes

Proposals must be submitted electronically (in Word format only) on or before December 11, 2001 at 4:30 pm to

Audrey Birenbaum

Toronto Public Health, South Region

277 Victoria St., 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON M5B 1W2

Fax: (416) 392-1482

For further information and a complete copy of the RFP, please contact Audrey Birenbaum at (416) 338-8135.