Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for the City of Ottawa, facilitating economic growth and job creation across our region. Guided by a mission to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a business, we help to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms. We offer programs and services that enable innovation, investment and trade, helping companies to compete with anyone in the world.
Invest Ottawa is founded on a unique business model that is highly differentiated in Canada as it brings together and addresses three pillars of economic development: innovation, investment and trade. Our non-profit corporation is comprised of three business units, each of which deliver an integrated suite of programs, services and activities that address these complimentary economic development objectives within our region:
Building on this collective expertise and capability, and the delivery of these integrated programs and services, Invest Ottawa also promotes Ottawa’s diversified economy, industry, and high quality of life, and helps to build our vibrant innovation ecosystem. Our organization works closely with a host of regional, national and international partners and stakeholders to achieve many shared objectives, and pursue impactful opportunities that benefit our region, economy and citizens.
- Innovation Division which enables and accelerates the growth of companies, from business concept to start-up and scale-up; and
- Investment and Trade Division which attracts foreign direct investment (FDI) to the region, and support the retention and expansion of existing businesses.
- Centralized Operations and Marketing Communications Divisions contribute leadership within these functional areas of expertise, increasing organizational capacity, and directly contributing to achievement of key economic development goals.
Invest Ottawa is seeking an external consultant or firm with the deep expertise, methodology and capabilities required to help us develop our next five-year strategic plan, including the evolution of our brand identity, as we strive to help our region establish a long-term, strategic, competitive and differentiated advantage.
This project must be accomplished with a complex and interconnected ecosystem of stakeholders that work together with Invest Ottawa in many different ways. These stakeholders must be aligned with Invest Ottawa’s mission, mandate and unique business model which encompasses innovation, international investment and trade imperatives. We are seeking a consultant or firm with a proven methodology and track record in strategic plan and brand identity development help us achieve these objectives, enabling us to fully incorporate a new business strategy in our fiscal planning and operations by January of 2018.
For more information about Invest Ottawa, please visit https://www.investottawa.ca/. We are now located at our new home at Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s innovation hub and one-stop business acceleration shop. The ultimate mash up of technical, business and market expertise and resources, Bayview Yards equips our most promising entrepreneurs and technology firms with the technical, business and market capabilities they require to take on the world!
PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Bid (Schedule “B”) April 24, 2017, 12:00pm EST