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Request for Proposal (RFP) for Director of Regional Emergency Management (RDEM) Service

March 15, 2021

Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Director of Regional Emergency Management (RDEM) Service


The Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organisation (REMO) has recently decided to have the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission provide the services of a Director of Emergency Management to that organization and in order to achieve the objectives, the organization is seeking proposals from interested parties or individual(s) to provide DEM services for 2021 and potentially beyond.  The position would be a contract position to act as the Regional DEM limited to 24 hours per week excepting during periods of activation.
During the contract period there will be an expectation for the successful individual to provide recommendations to the REMO to meet provincially mandated requirements, develop agreements to insure adequate trained personnel are available if needed, and provide operational supervision of personnel when needed.
The expectation is this:                                                                                                             The DEM will work in cooperation with the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, the Town of Pincher Creek and Village of Cowley reporting to the Chief of the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission and the REMO Advisory Committee. The DEM must have time to attend meetings and events in the Municipalities and attend Provincial Sponsored activities directly related to Emergency Management in the Province. 
REMO meets the last Thursday of January, March, June and October, currently at the MD Administration Building 1037 Herron Avenue Pincher Creek Alberta. A laptop will be provided to the DEM and expense funds for travel and subsistence as well as training of staff will be provided. 
The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1, 2021.
If you have questions prior to making a proposal please contact David Cox at the address below.
Please submit an electronic copy and a hard copy of the response to the expression of Interest ( ) Chief of Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission, 655 Charlotte Street, Pincher Creek, Alberta. T0K 1W0

Scope of Work

Reporting to the PCREMO Advisory Board, the Regional Director of Emergency Management (RDEM) will be responsible for the development and successful operation of the Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO) program for the MD of Pincher Creek, Town of Pincher Creek and the Village of Cowley. This position will be responsible to create and/or maintain “all hazards” preparedness, response, recovery and business continuity plans to deal with natural and/or man-made large-scale emergencies and disasters.  The REMO program will be based on industry “best practices” and the RDEM will assure that the program/plans coordinate appropriately with local, provincial and federal regulations.
The RDEM will be responsible for the identification of potential hazards, support of response to incidents, coordination of recovery efforts and business continuity planning. This position will lead the development of a collective training program of various municipal staff(s), volunteers, and other agencies in all aspects of emergency management with a focus on effective response and recovery from emergency incidents.  
During an emergency, the RDEM will assume management of the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) either directly or by delegating to an adequately trained person, making adjustments to or prioritizing certain actions if necessary. These actions may include ordering evacuations, supporting an evacuation in progress, coordinating communication plans, supporting an incident commander if needed, activation of reception centers for those displaced by the emergency, and tracking all costs associated with the emergency. The RDEM will also identify the needs of re-entry and recovery, collaborate in development of plans, and coordinate efforts to return the affected communities back to normalcy.
The successful applicant will possess a number of excellent skills including oral and written communication skills, critical-thinking skills, decision making skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills.

Statement of Qualifications

REMO is seeking to contract with interested party or an individual who can provide the skills and time required to achieve the objectives as set out in the Terms of Reference. Please provide the qualifications that an individual holds which will lead to successful outcomes in the submission made by the deadline date. 

Proposed Cost of Service 

Provide a cost proposal to accomplish the REMO objectives. 
  • The proposal must include all costs that are necessary to successfully complete these activities by January 01, 2022.
  • Please note that the lowest/best bid will not be used as the sole basis for entering into this contract.
  • The cost of preparing the proposal is the responsibility of the proposer. 

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