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Request for Supplier Qualification – Research Services for Destination Canada **UPDATED


The purpose of this Request for Supplier Qualification is to solicit proposals for various research services for Destination Canada - C.2 Quantitative or C.3 Qualitative & Exploratory.

The Canadian Tourism Commission, doing business as Destination Canada (“DC”), is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown corporation, DC supports the Canadian tourism industry by marketing Canada as a premier four-season tourism destination and supports the Canadian economy by generating tourism export revenues.

Through collaboration and partnerships with the private sector, the Government of Canada, plus the provinces and territories, DC works with the tourism sector to maintain our competitiveness and position Canada as a destination where travelers can create extraordinary personal experiences.

DC’s approach focuses on those global markets where Canada’s tourism brand leads and yields the highest return on investment. DC is active in 12 key geographic markets: Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Australia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

DC conducts primary research through a variety of means to gather market intelligence and provide insights for internal stakeholders as well as tourism industry partners.

The purpose of this Request for Supplier Qualification (the “RFSQ”) is to solicit proposals for various research services for DC.

The successful proponents will be selected on a “Roster” of pre-qualified contractors who are expected to conduct research related to consumer opinions, attitudes, behaviours, motivations and other tourism related topics.

For more information and detailed instructions, please visit the link below and download the RFSQ documents at the bottom of the page.

Proponents may submit questions via e-mail to the Contracting Authority until 14:00 hours PT, Tuesday February 7, 2017.  Questions submitted after this date and time may not be responded to.

Proponents should submit their entire proposal via e-mail to the Contracting Authority by the closing date and time (“Closing Time”) of 14:00 hours PT, Friday February 24, 2017. 

Destination Canada appreciates your interest in participating in this RFSQ and we forward to receiving your proposals.


There have been 3 addendums published to buyandsell for the RFSQ for Research Services DC-2017-SY-03, they include the following:

  1. Allowance for academic institutions and all incorporated companies regardless on length of time in business to submit a proposal;
  2. Answers to proponent questions;
  3. Extension of the closing date to Monday 27 Feb 2017 at 14:00 PST.

The addendums can be found at the following link on buyandsell:


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