Skills for Hire Atlantic – Student Tools – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Skills for Hire Atlantic – Student Tools

Request for Proposals

Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is looking for a technical development partner to design and build two web-based platforms focused on supporting and promoting our Skills For Hire Atlantic (SFHA) students. The first platform is a portal where current students will log in to find all of the program materials, resources and tools. The second platform is a directory of the program’s graduates to facilitate networking and promotion to potential employers.

The chosen technical development partner should have 5+ years of experience in the areas of web development (design and best practice principles), database development and integration as well as a solid understanding of UX Design theory and implementation.

Program Overview

Skills for Hire Atlantic is a career-building program offered in Atlantic Canada. This program is designed to up-skill and re-skill program participants so that they can seek out meaningful job opportunities and contribute to an innovative technology industry.

Through Skills for Hire Atlantic, Digital Nova Scotia will train 1,500 graduates over the next three years. Labour market attraction and connection is a critical part of the program and what we are looking for as success. The purpose of the Student Tools are to facilitate activities surrounding labour market attachments.

About Digital Nova Scotia

Digital Nova Scotia is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector. Programs, events and partnerships enable DNS to connect the digital community and promote its successes. Through skills development, capacity building, industry events, collaboration and the promotion of IT opportunities, DNS supports our sector as it continues to grow, evolve and thrive. As a membership driven organization, DNS engages with all stakeholders from startups and SMEs to large multinational corporations, universities and colleges, government, and nonprofits.


The RFP is dated September 15, 2022. Proponents may also request a copy be sent via email by contacting Judith Dardon at Proposals are due at 9:00 am AST on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Proposals will be evaluated immediately thereafter. During this time, we may require interviews with our evaluation team. You will be notified if this is requested. The name of the partner firm that has been selected will be decided on or about October 5, 2022.

Contract Terms

Digital Nova Scotia will negotiate contract terms upon selection and the project will be awarded upon signing of an agreement or contract, which clearly outlines terms, scope, methodology, budget, and other necessary items.

Response Submissions

Please submit all RFP responses to Project Manager, Judith Dardon:

Response Deadline

September 29, 2022


October 5, 2022 - December 16, 2022

Contact for Offer

Judith Dardon


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