As part of its commitment to meaningful consultation and collaboration, Canada provided a Summary of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the High Frequency Rail project to the Indigenous communities and organizations engaged in the project. The government shared this document to inform Indigenous communities and organizations of the approach planned for the Requests for Proposal and to seek insights and guidance regarding their inclusion in the RFP process.
This What We Heard & What We Are Doing Report is a summary of the feedback from Indigenous communities and organizations in response to the RFP Summary. Perspectives and insights provided were carefully considered and used by the Government of Canada to shape the final RFP, which will be released to the three qualified bidding teams.
VIA HFR, in collaboration with Transport Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada, hosted two information sessions on the Request for Proposal process. One session was held in English and one in French. The on-line webinar was intended for Indigenous peoples interested in learning more about the procurement process, reviewing the RFP Summary and asking questions.