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Request for Proposals: Virtual Simulation Platforms

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to pre-qualify virtual simulation platform suppliers for its Virtu-WIL project. The project will make approximately 120 new, modified and existing simulations in both official languages available to students in Canadian post-secondary institutions studying in the following program areas:

  • nursing (entry-to-practice)
  • medical laboratory technology
  • paramedicine

Suppliers selected as a result of the pre-qualification process will present their products, platforms, capabilities and methodologies to pan-Canadian working groups composed of post-secondary faculty from the three program areas.

The working groups will determine the virtual simulations most needed for students in the three program areas and select the platform most appropriate for each, relying on advice and coordination from Simulation Canada and CICan.

In addition to suppliers offering the creation of new simulations, suppliers with existing virtual simulations currently available in only one language (either English or French) may propose that the project fund the creation of matching simulations in the other official language.

CICan will negotiate service contracts with suppliers based on the priorities and recommendations of the working groups. Suppliers pre-qualified as a result of this RFP process are not guaranteed a contract but it is expected that multiple suppliers and platforms will be needed to meet the range and volume of simulations selected.

Deadline to submit: May 28, 2021


RFP Details and Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Virtu-WIL project being led by Colleges & Institutes Canada and supported by Simulation Canada. The information provided in this application will be used to pre-qualify suppliers for participation in the project.

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