To identify qualified project management resources to support BC's three nursing regulatory colleges (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC and College of Registered Nurses of BC) as they work together to create a new single regulatory college to regulate BC's nursing professionals. The project management resources required are:
All three regulators have the same governing legislation, the Health Professions Act, which requires them to regulate in the public interest. Combined, the Colleges regulate approximately 55,000 nurses in British Columbia, comprising more than half of the regulated professional work force in health care. In fulfilling their regulatory duties, the Colleges have identical requirements to register (or license) nurses, investigate and resolve complaints about individual nurses, establish standards for the profession and require nurses to complete continuing competency or quality assurance requirements.
The boards of the three Colleges have acknowledged that, over time, the work of the organizations has, through collaborative efforts, become more integrated and aligned and that there is significant value in bringing the three organizations into a single, well-structured entity. The boards have established a project to create a new regulatory college to replace the existing three colleges (the One Nursing Regulator or ONR Project).
Prior to the creation of the ONR project, the Colleges were already working together on a variety of initiatives. In addition, CRNBC and CLPNBC partnered in the creation of an IT consortium for health profession regulators whereby the regulators develop and manage a shared information system. Most processes between CRNBC and CLPNBC are consistent within the shared IT platform. CRPNBC is not in this same platform but uses the same enterprise system (MS Dynamics CRM). As part of the IT consortium the current IT team regularly brings in other regulators into the environment and so this process is fairly well understood. However, the work to enable ONR will bring more complexity and coordination, in addition to managing the typical work of the IT team. The IT team is currently working with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) to begin using the same platform, and to support joint development going forward.
In early 2016 a business case was developed to outline the advantages, risks and benefits of forming a single regulatory body (Business Case Link). Subsequent to the development of the business case, the three colleges engaged in the initial planning phase for the ONR project. The planning phase focused on the creation of a blueprint for all aspects of integration required to create and implement the new organization.
In the planning phase, a comprehensive analysis of all of the business functions (listed below) of the Colleges was conducted.
Staff from the Colleges worked together in business function based teams to:
During the planning phase, some initial change management and governance work was also undertaken and a survey aimed at registrants and other stakeholders was conducted in order to communicate project objectives and solicit stakeholder feedback.
The main deliverable coming out of this planning phase was a high level consolidated plan and budget for the next project phase (Build Phase).
The focus of the Build Phase will be (1) the further refinement of the build plan into more detailed and executable project plans and (2) the execution of those plans.
The scope for this next phase of the project may include elements such as:
Creating a new regulator requires changes to the Health Professions Act and supporting regulations, as well as a new set of bylaws – all the responsibility of the Government of British Columbia (Government). The timing of when the new legal organization can be created is driven by the timing of when Government makes these changes. Notwithstanding this uncertainty we are working towards a "go live" date (i.e. a new legal entity is created with a board, bylaws, budget, brand, CEO, etc. in place) of April 1, 2018.
This project is different from a typical merger/acquisition scenario in that there is not a sole organization or individual driving this effort – all three organizations (and all three CEOs) have a role to play in ensuring that this project is successfully executed. The three organizations and their CEOs need to continue to work together collaboratively to move the project forward.
The project structure is anticipated to be as follows:
For the ONR Project work, the CEOs report to a Transition Steering Committee which is made up of representatives (current and past board members) appointed by the three boards (the CEOs will continue to report to their respective Boards for their regular operational roles). The ONR Leadership Team is comprised of the senior leaders from the Colleges and includes a Change Management Consultant. The Change Management Consultant and CRNBC's Acting Director of Strategy report to the CEOs directly, are mostly dedicated to the ONR project and provide senior level guidance to the project. The Senior Project Manager will work collaboratively with them.
The total number of project teams has not been finalized (the chart above is for illustrative purposes and does not represent the final project structure which the CEOs will finalize in consultation with the ONR Leadership Team and the Senior Project Manager).
The Colleges are looking to engage qualified project managers for the next phase of the amalgamation efforts associated with creating a new nursing regulatory body from the three existing colleges. These are critical and highly-dynamic roles for the integration of the three nursing regulators within BC.
Working collaboratively with other senior project resources, the ONR Leadership Team, and each other, the people in these roles will work with project team members to achieve project milestones and overall strategic objectives of the ONR Project. These roles are based in the Lower Mainland with frequent travel between the Colleges' locations (Burnaby, Vancouver and Port Moody).
The successful execution of these roles will result in:
We require two project managers at this time:
Senior Project Manager
10+ years of experience with complex projects involving technology, business process, and organizational structure changes.
Preference for experience providing in-depth project management support for organizations undergoing merger/acquisition
7-10 years of experience leading IT projects.
Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM is an asset.
The successful vendor(s) will ensure the availability of the project management resource(s) proposed.
All costs associated with the preparation and submission of the Proposal, including any costs incurred by the consultant after the closing time, will be borne solely by the consultant.
This Expression of Interest is not an agreement to purchase services. The Colleges are not bound to enter into a Contract with any Qualified Respondent. Responses will be assessed in light of the qualification review criteria, The Colleges will be under no obligation to receive further information, whether written or oral, from any Respondent.
CONTACT PERSON: Katherine Graham:
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