Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

What is the CIF’s REOI?

The Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) is a vehicle to solicit high quality proposals for funding of projects consistent with the annual priorities established for the CIF and detailed in its Operations Plan. The proposals provided through this process enable CIF to determine which projects represent the greatest benefits at local, multi-municipal or province-wide levels and to allocate funding appropriately to optimize the return from available funds within the priority areas identified for each year.

2018 REOI Information

The 2018 REOI provides approximately $3.635 million to invest in new initiatives consistent with the priorities identified in the 2018 CIF Operations Plan. Of this, $2,135,369 will be allocated towards the CIF’s Centre of Excellence, a strategic effort focused on the provision of tools and services to provide value to municipalities and stewards.

2018 Key Dates

  • REOI release: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Inquiry deadline: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.
  • Award of projects*: October 2018

Stakeholders are invited to contact CIF staff to discuss potentially-fundable projects and any timing and/or operational concerns they may have.

*Decisions on grant opportunities may be postponed, amended, or terminated, at the sole discretion of CIF Committee, in the event that a material change to the Blue Box Program Plan or associated legislation occurs prior to any decision by the CIF on project funding.

  1. System optimization
  2. Cost savings and cost containment initiatives
  3. Centre of Excellence projects, including:
    • Transitional support in response to new legislation
    • Waste composition studies
    • Development of better practices and tool kits
    • Outreach services
    • Procurement and contract management support services
    • Research into materials management
    • Performance audits
    • Training initiatives

The REOI documents, submission forms and key resources are available below.

  1. 2018 REOI Document
  2. REOI FAQ – detailed responses to past and anticipated questions
  3. Submission Forms
    • 2018 Form 1 – Applicant General Information (Mandatory and included with each of the other downloadable forms)
    • 2018 Form 2 – Application for Optimization projects
    • 2018 Form 3 – Application for Cost Savings and Cost Containment projects
    • 2018 Form 4 – Application for Centre of Excellence projects
  4. 2018 Sample Payback Calculation Spreadsheet (updated for 2018)
  5. 2018 REOI Project Evaluation Criteria
  6. 2018 Sample Project Timeline