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RFP: Graphic Design Services

Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation
March 6, 2022
Łutsël K’é,
Job Type
Thaidene Nëné Department


The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation (LKDFN) is looking to contract a sole proprietor or firm to provide graphic design services on an as-needed basis to support the communications functions of the Thaidene Nëné Department.

We anticipate that the contract will be for approximately 10 hours per month on average, though there will be busier months and quieter months. The contract will be for an initial term of one year, but may be renewable.

The full RFP is available on our website:

About Thaidene Nëné 

Thaidene Nëné is an Indigenous protected area that spans 26,376 square kilometres at the transition between boreal forest and tundra. Thaidene Nëné was designated by the Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation using our Dene Law in 2019. In partnership with Parks Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories, portions of the Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area have been designated a national park reserve (NPR), a territorial protected area (TPA), and a wildlife conservation area (WCA). To learn more about Thaidene Nëné, visit


The successful contractor will:

  • Be able to conceptualize, design, and produce creative content for digital, print, and web-based formats, including reports and brochures, graphic content and visualizations, advertising and promotional materials, and signage;
  • Have the ability to complete graphic art, design work, and page design with original and stock material;
  • Collaborate with department staff through the design process from concept to production;
  • Produce content that meets our communications needs and resonates with our target audiences, which include LKDFN members, partners, visitors, and the general public; and
  • Be able to manage print production as needed, including proofing, press checks, vendor management, delivery, and distribution details.


The deadline to submit materials is March 11, 2022, at5:00pm MT. Responses received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please submit all documents as a single PDF by email to All materials submitted will be retained.

Completed proposals must indicate the ability to meet all of the requirements set forth in the RFP. The following items should also be included in the proposal:

  • Designer/firm name, address, phone number, name of principals if applicable, main project contact, and website.
  • Information about length of time the designer/firm has been in business; a list of services the designer/firm provides; and previous graphic design experience.
  • Names and contact information for two client references.
  • Minimum of three graphic design samples that are relevant to our work.
  • Cost for design services per piece and/or hourly rate.
  • Optional: any project approaches or ideas that the designer/firm feels will separate them from other bidders.

Contract Award and Negotiation

All proposals will be evaluated on presentation of all qualifications. Cost is only one consideration of the requirements and is not the deciding element.The criteria will also consider creativity, flexibility, and experience.

Preference will be given to:

  • Indigenous designers/firms;
  • northern designers/firms;
  • designers/firms with experience working in the Indigenous conservation sector; and
  • designers/firms with experience working with Indigenous Nations and communities, particularly northern Indigenous Nations and communities.

The selected bidder will be notified no later than April 8, 2022, and will be required to sign a contract with LKDFN upon acceptance of the project. The contact person for questions about the scope of service, process proposal, and technical issues is Iris Catholique (

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