Research opportunity: BC Ministry of Health seeks health services policy researchers

The BC Ministry of Health is looking for experienced researchers and research groups who want to pre-qualify for possible research projects within the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.

Earlier this year, the BC Ministry of Health published Putting Our Minds Together: Research & Knowledge Management Strategy. In this strategy, it committed to communicating its internal research priorities to the research community and to commissioning related research and evaluation. The Ministry plans to commission and fund research and evaluation where required to support evidence-informed policy and decision-making for internal priorities.

To that end, the Ministry has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify researchers and research groups experienced in a number of health services and policy research priority areas. The RFQ is a non-competitive process intended to identify those with the capacity and capability to co-develop and carry out research and evaluation with the Ministry of Health. The deadline for responses is November 15, 2018.

The RFQ will be used to generate a list of individuals and groups who will be invited to submit proposals for the Ministry’s commissioned research opportunities. Invitations will begin at the end of November 2018. The Ministry will consult with MSFHR to create a process for transparent review of applicants for the Ministry’s 2018/19 commissioned research projects.

For more information about this opportunity, visit BC Bid (search Health Services Policy Research Consultants) or email Hlthresearch@gov.bc.ca.