Request for Proposal: Executive Search Firm Services

November 16, 2023
Leadership Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

Calgary Economic Development Ltd. (CED) and Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund Ltd. (OCIF) invite qualified individuals or firms to submit a proposal for a three-year contract spanning 2024, 2025 and 2026.  The proposal will provide professional services to complete executive searches for the recruitment of volunteer board members to each of CED and OCIF’s board of directors.

CED and OCIF are two separate entities, each having an independent Board of Directors. Each independent board maintains a term schedule and anticipates searching for volunteer board members to fill respective vacancies as evaluated on an annual basis. Directors are appointed with term limits and are eligible for re-election to a maximum of six consecutive years. Based on individual tenures and vacancy evaluation, incumbent firm may assist with guidance on the structure of the recruiting strategy. 

Proposals are to be submitted via email in PDF format with subject line: RFP – [insert individual/company name], Executive Search Firm Proposal.

Submit proposals and direct questions about the RFP to Daryn V. MacEachern and Gillian McClurg at [email protected]

CED and OCIF respectfully request a brief and concise executive level submission. Kindly keep page count to a minimum and focused. Shortlisted vendors, as evaluated from the initial submission, would have an opportunity to provide supplementary details in the presentation phase. Please review the accompanying Request for Proposal and Evaluation (Appendix A).  Proposals will be accepted until 9 a.m. MT, December 11, 2023. Late proposals will not be accepted.

CED and OCIF reserve the right to reject any one or all proposals, or any part of any proposal, to waive any informality in any proposal, and to award a contract deemed by either of the Board of Directors and/or their Selection Committees to be in the best interest of the organizations.


Rasha El-Malki, CEP
Corporate Governance & Strategy Committee Chair
Board of Directors, Calgary Economic Development Ltd.

Sebastien Gittens,
Corporate Governance & Effectiveness Committee Chair
Board of Directors, Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund Ltd.

Reference Number:  2309-001
Issued: November 16, 2023, via and

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