On August 24, MNBC launched a Request for Information (RFI) for Modular Construction Services. Métis Nation British Columbia wishes to establish a list of vendors of modular structures for development and deployment in various locations throughout British Columbia. Structures may include housing, childcare spaces, community offices and cultural spaces, education spaces, and other facilities.
Through the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund and the Métis Nation-Canada Housing Sub-Accord, MNBC has secured funding to develop much-needed physical facilities. MNBC is pursuing additional funding through BC Housing, CMHC, and other funders. MNBC has purchased and continues to acquire property throughout the province to support the construction of affordable housing, culturally relevant services, and childcare facilities.
MNBC currently works with three of the five practicing Métis architects in Canada. Ensuring that the facilities we develop are culturally appropriate and reflective of Métis ways of life in BC is a priority for the nation as it moves forward on projects, and those projects completed using modular delivery are no exception.
MNBC is the Governing Nation for Métis in British Columbia, recognized by the Métis National Council, the Government of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada. MNBC represents nearly 100,000 Métis people and 39 Métis Chartered Communities in seven regions (“Regions”) across BC. The areas in and around these communities are of particular interest to MNBC. Additional chartered communities may form in the future
This Request for Proposals can also be accessed through the BC Bid website here.