Public Information Meeting on Animal Control Request for Proposals

Feb 29, 2016

Residents and community partners are invited to attend an information session regarding an upcoming Request for Proposals for animal pound services. 

As part of a new model of animal control and care approved by Council earlier this month, the City of Greater Sudbury is preparing to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to contract out pound services. Under the new model, the City will take over enforcement duties while continuing to contract out pound services. To increase competition and the potential for a larger number of qualified bidders, the RFP will include options for bidders to provide service for the entire City of Greater Sudbury or one of three smaller service areas. The best and most appropriate approach will be identified at the RFP award stage. 

The information session will allow residents and partners, including those who may be interested in submitting proposals to the City for this service, to ask questions about and discuss elements associated with the RFP. Elements include the nature of the service, standard of care requirements, provincial animal care and pound service regulations, the relationship between the pound and the City, service area zones and the process or requirements for submitting a proposal.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in room C-12 of Tom Davies Square (200 Brady Street, Sudbury). All are invited to attend.