Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI)- New Childcare Space

The City of Duncan (the “City”) invites expressions of interest for the creation of 68.5 new childcare spaces within the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Preference will be given to proposals within the greater Duncan area, and further to those within the boundaries of the City. The City was awarded a renovation grant in the value of $809,769 to create these new childcare spaces at a location that is no longer available. The creation of spaces may be to an owned space or to a leased space with the permission of the owner.

This process may identify new or existing licenced childcare providers who are looking to expand their operations and can benefit from additional spaces in the long term.

This process may also identify buildings that could be used to create these new spaces that the building owners would be willing to lease to the City (or to a licence holder) in the long term, in exchange for the renovation of the space and subject to negotiations.

A renovation may also be considered to add capacity to an existing development project to increase the number of childcare spaces that may be accommodated in the expanded space.

Please review the RFEOI requirements below. Proposals must be submitted to duncan@duncan.ca or to City Hall at 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC on or before the submission deadline of Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

All inquiries related to the Request for Expressions of Interest, and submissions should be directed to:

Monika Schittek, Acting Director of Corporate Services
Telephone: 250-746-6126
Email: duncan@duncan.ca

Hard copy submissions should be sent to:

City of Duncan, City Hall
Attn: Monika Schittek, Acting Director of Corporate Services
200 Craig Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1W3


RFEOI Requirements – New Childcare Space