The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is developing recommendations on behalf of the industry on proposed changes to the Government of Canada’s standards and procurement tools for public opinion research (POR). The Government of Canada’s existing standing offers for public opinion research services are set to expire on September 30, 2021 and the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and its Public Opinion Research Directorate (PORD) are currently working to develop the new procurement tools.
The PSPC has specifically asked for industry feedback on the following topics
- Pricing structure by method, for various incidence rates of the target population or for specialized target populations
- Security clearance on POR projects when required
- Web Accessibility of final deliverables
- Social procurement
- Aboriginal business set-aside
These are described in detail in the Request for Information at the link below.
The PSPC has also released a draft of proposed revisions to its quantitative public opinion research standards that will form an integral part of its new procurement process. The proposed revisions include changes to many aspects of the standards including
- data collection via mobile devices;
- multi-mode surveys;