Request for Proposal: Development of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework


Request for Proposal: Community Editor to Accelerate the Development of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework

Shape Canada’s Policy for a Trusted and Secure Digital Economy

NOTE: The deadline has been extended to August 14 at 11:59 PM PST.

The DIACC is seeking a Community Editor to drive forward the development and refinement of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF). Request for Proposals were due by Monday, August 7 at 11:59 PM PST and the deadline has been extended to August 14 at 11:59 PM PST.

The PCTF is a set of standards that are intended to support Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy through secure and interoperable services, transactions, and digital activities. The PCTF describes the roles, services, and requirements to be agreed on between participating service delivery and commercial industry sector organizations, to meet current and future Canadian innovation needs.

The framework is built in collaboration with DIACC members on the Trust Framework Expert Committee (TFEC) from both the public and private sector and with the broad federal, provincial, and territorial input of the Joint Councils Identity Management Sub-Committee. The drafts are developed with a focus on creating standards that are easy to implement and promote a secure, user-centric digital identity ecosystem of interoperable solutions and services.

The PCTF is published by the DIACC and based on collaboration of the Canadian and international community over time and the established DIACC digital identity ecosystem principles.

Who We’re Looking For

The PCTF Community Editor will be an experienced communicator who has experience developing related industry Trust Frameworks and managing projects with multiple stakeholders. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate their skills and success in supporting similar projects.  

They will be responsible for combining the input and feedback of the Trust Framework Expert Committee and the Identity Management Sub-Committee. The development is subject to the DIACC community standardization process and the final result will be the delivery of PCTF review drafts, which will be released for a public call for comments.

How to Submit a Response  

Review the PCTF Community Editor Request for Proposal requirements to submit your proposal.

RFPs are due on Monday, August 14 at 11:59 PM PST.

The project will begin on August 31, with a full project timeline to be created and determined by September 7.

The PCTF Community Editor will play a critical role in building out the framework and simplifying it to make  the content cohesive and comprehensive.

If you’re interested in building Canada’s digital economy and creating a trusted, reliable, and user-friendly identification ecosystem for all Canadians, we want to work with you! We look forward to receiving applications and achieving more progress on this critical framework. 

  • The DIACC Team

Request For Proposals Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What’s the size of the collaborative stakeholder group? While DIACC has approximately 50 member organizations, the DIACC PCTF TFEC community has the benefit of approximately 20 individual participants. The Community editor will interface with these organizations and individuals as well as one point of contact for the IMSC.
  2. Has a budget been set for the role? While DIACC has set a budget to support the PCTF community efforts as a whole, we seek to gain a better understanding of the resources needed to deliver the PCTF documentation through the review of the RFP responses.  A number of metrics (including cost) will be used to review responses. DIACC is aware that advancing Canada’s digital economy is no small task and DIACC expects bids to deliver real-world value.
  3. Who can submit a response? Individuals and organizations.
  4. Is the winning bidder expected to build consensus in the community? Yes, it is expected that the winning bidder will demonstrate the ability facilitate discussions in order to build consensus of stakeholders.
  5. May applicants provide references to persons who can attest to an applicant’s competency in addition to or in place of testimonials? Yes, applicants may provide references and contact information for persons who can attest to their competency.