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Request For Proposal For Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Validate

1. General Information

a. Purpose. This request for proposal (RFP) is to contract for services to be provided to the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute (“Praxis”) for SCI Validate for the period of January 10, 2024 to March 31, 2024.

b. Who May Respond. Canadian companies developing health technologies that have evidence-based applications (TRL 7+) to individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and a demonstrated market/commercial viability technology that will provide improvement in health outcomes and economic benefits to Canada.

c. Instructions on Proposal Submission.

i. Closing Submission Date. Proposals must be submitted no later than midnight (Pacific Time) on December 15th, 2023.

ii. Enquiries. All enquiries regarding any aspect of this RFP should be directed to the Contact Person by email (each an “Enquiry”) not less than three business days before the Closing Date and Time. The Contact Person is Arushi Raina,

iii. Instructions to Offerors. Your proposal should be submitted to: and a cc to It is the responsibility of the Offeror to ensure that the proposal is received by Praxis, by the date and time specified above. Late RFPs will not be considered.

iv. RFP Costs. All costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal responding to this RFP will be the responsibility of the Offeror and will not be reimbursed by Praxis.

v. Notification of Award. It is expected that a decision selecting the successful contractor(s) will be made within 30 days of the final interview following the receipt of proposals. Interviews are anticipated to occur between December 2023 – January 2024. Upon conclusion of final negotiations with the successful contractor(s), all Offerors submitting proposals in response to this RFP will be informed, in writing of the decision. Praxis reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this RFP. A contract for the accepted proposal will be drafted based upon the factors described in this RFP. Appeals may be addressed to with a cc to by no later than January 30, 2024 in a clear 1 page/600 word summary clearly referencing the criteria and eligibility criteria as referenced in this RFP.

vi. Term and Scope of Engagement. The engagement will commence on January 10, 2024 and end on March 31, 2024 and be subject to milestone reviews. Offerors must be available for monthly calls during program to provide updated metrics, impact, progress and to provide milestone reports during the term and every six months up to 2 years following the term. Companies must agree to terms aligned with Praxis’ funder(s). The contract shall be based on the available budget. Contracts may range from $50K-$200K CAD but have to be clearly mapped to milestones and timeline within the period of the engagement.  

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