USGE Structure Committee Update #2

Further to our last Communiqué on November 9, 2011, the committee met on December 6 and 8, 2011 at the Minto Suites Hotel, in Ottawa. Terms of Reference were drafted and approved unanimously.

The committee developed a Statement of Work (SOW) and the Request for Proposal (RFP). I would like to say that without the assistance of Sister Danielle Belleau, RVP -NCR, that we would probably be still sitting at the table trying to draft something up. After a meticulous review by the Committee Members, our RFP/SOW was sent to our Legal Counsel for input and endorsement. A final version was submitted for tendering on January 20, 2012.

On February 10, 2012 at 16:00 hrs, the tendering process closed. Three proposals were received. The committee met in Ottawa at the Minto Suites Hotel on February 23 and 24, 2012 to evaluate the submissions. A rating guide was used to assess the submissions. Each Committee Member worked independently to rate the proposals on the first day, and on the second day we collaborated and came up with the successful company. We are pleased to announce that Kelly Sears Consulting Group has been awarded the contract.

On March 6, 2012, the Committee met with Michael Kelly and Corey Doering from Kelly Sears to go over the project, the deliverables, the milestones, as well as to determine the interview process. It was decided that all USGE office staff, each RVP, and approximately 25% of locals would be interviewed. To that end, if you are contacted by Kelly Sears to participate in a survey, please take the time required to provide honest, constructive feedback. This is your time to provide your feedback.

We will continue to post updates as they become available. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of the following Committee Members.

  • Sister Jan Hauck (Chairperson)
  • Brother Barry Stolar
  • Sister Jackie Oswald (Secretary)
  • Brother David Neufeld
  • Sister Danielle Belleau
  • Brother Robin Kers (AEU, Unit 4)
  • Sister Annette Baker (AEU, Unit 4)
  • Sister Pat Elliot (Technical Advisor)
  • Sister Mireille Laniel (Technical Advisor)