Senior Evaluations Lead – Request For Proposals

Expression of Interest – Senior Evaluation Lead

North Zone Primary Care Evaluation Alignment & Integration
North Zone Primary Care Committee


With Ministerial Order 305/2017, Alberta Health established the Provincial Primary Care Network (PCN) Committee and five Zone PCN Committees. The Zone PCN Committees provide advice to the Minister, through the Provincial PCN Committee, on PCN issues.  Each Zone PCN committee is responsible for developing their Zone Service Plan with the three goals of alignment, integration and shared services.

The North Zone (NZ) Primary Care Network Committee has representatives from the 11 Primary Care Networks and AHS North Zone Senior Leaders.   The committee is led by a PCN/AHS dyad with secretariat assistance from the Zone Support Team.  The NZ forms the largest geographical zone in Alberta. 

The NZ PCN Committee is requesting proposals from qualified and experienced Evaluation Consultants to support the North Zone in their performance and evaluation of primary health care. 

Multiple frameworks and data collection methods and practices are occurring across the NZ and a standardized and consolidated approach for outcome-based evaluation in the context of a zone service plan is necessary. 

Project Overview

Multiple frameworks and data collection methods and practices are occurring across the North Zone and a standardized and consolidated approach for evaluating primary health care in the context of a zone service plan is necessary. 

The North Zone Primary Care Committee requires a strong, experienced consultant to

The Evaluation Lead will work collaboratively with the North Zone Project Manager as part of the Zone implementation team.

Project Goals

The goals of this project include:

  1. Compiling the current state of Primary Care evaluation and measurement across the North Zone, with analysis and recommendations for the alignment and coordination of outcome-based evaluation across the Zone;
  2. Developing and/or aligning of all existing evaluation frameworks within the North Zone to facilitate consistency in approach and practice;
  3. Supporting the Zone Service Plan evaluation and performance reporting

To reach these goals, the North Zone PCN Committee is now accepting bids in response to this Request for Proposal.

Scope of Work

Utilizing their depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in evaluation, the consultant will:

Target Deliverable Schedule

The nature of the contractual relationship is a one-year term to start with the option for annual renewal based on performance and availability of grant funds until March 31, 2024. 

A deliverable schedule will be developed in consultation with the successful candidate but the expectation is that the schedule will align and comply with standard reporting requirements and policies of Alberta Health (grant funder) for Primary Health Care.  Deliverables are listed in the next section.

Budget Constraints

A total budget of $144,000 is available for a 2-year period. 

The expected deliverables include: 

Evaluation Metrics

The North Zone EOI assessment team will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

Submission Requirements

Bidders must adhere to the following guidelines to be considered:

Contact Information

For questions or concerns connected to this EOI, we can be reached at:

Ping Mason-Lai, NZ Project Manager

[1] Micro pertains to local primary health care and community services e.g., physician clinic and primary care networks; meso is in reference to the Zone a health service delivery designation coined by Alberta Health Services and Alberta has 5 Zones and macro equates to the larger health system and Province.