To make it easier to enter into low-cost contracts, CIDA has set up a database of private-sector consultants. This database contains only consultants who specialize in international development.
To register, you must have at least two (2) years of experience in international development assistance. Your degrees/diplomas and/or experience must support your ability to help manage (plan, monitor, evaluate) international development assistance projects.
Visit "Sample Services" for a more detailed list of the professional services required.
It will be easier to register if you have the pertinent information below. You will be asked for the following items:
Be sure that this information is up to date before you apply to register.
Please note that file attachments must be in Rich Text Format (.rtf).
To secure contracts with the Government, you must obtain one of these two registration numbers. You must provide one of these two registration numbers when you apply to register. If you do not already have this information, please obtain a registration number by visiting the Canada Revenue Agency website.
A minimum per diem is the rate you are prepared to accept from CIDA as a daily fee for professional services. Per diems for professional services should normally correspond to the per diems you have previously charged CIDA or other clients in Canada's public sector for similar or related work.
You must complete this field by indicating the per diems you are prepared to accept. If you indicate a range, such as $0-$9,999, your registration application will be deemed incomplete.
Per diems used will be confirmed/negotiated when a contract is prepared. CIDA follows this procedure to consider the history of a consultant's per diems and his/or experience in CIDA's work environment. You may be asked to provide supporting documentation that will corroborate the per diems proposed.
As a benchmark, consultants charge CIDA the following average per diems:
Where warranted, CIDA prepares contracts with per diems beyond these limits.
CIDA often uses the per diem as a criterion when seeking consultants. Thus, if you indicate $75 per day or $1,200 per day, you may be excluded from search results.
Do you think you have the qualifications and experience needed to make a professional contribution to managing CIDA's development assistance projects? If you do not already have a consultant profile, please create one by taking the following steps: