Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wish Me Luck, Eh?

Just taking a break from the fun this weekend - that being working on a response to a Request for Proposals for a federal government contract.

Yeah. That's what I said. And that's exactly what I thought, too.

Having never come near doing anything like this before I was intrigued by an email landing in my inbox earlier this month. The federal gov't being looking to contract with organization to educate people with disabilities and their families about and applying for the RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan).

Seein' as how I'm somewhat taken with the RDSP, having written a bit here and there on the topic. And being on a committee to have it implemented in each province. Having opened two - one for each kidlet. And even having given a presentation here and there on the topic.

Alas, I needed to be an "organization", though. One with a corporate profile showing four or more years in operation and previous experience serving people with disabilities in their families. Which, personally, I have more than four years experience in that. But as an organization? Not so much.

About having given up on the idea, things suddenly started to come together just this past week. And from Monday to Friday I went from asking an organization if they might be interested to a decision being made to give it a go.

So it's busy we are now. And somewhat lost at sea. Given that the deadline to get the proposal in is Wednesday. As in 3 days away.

We're going to have fun, fun, fun ...

Oh well, wish us luck, eh?


Pogue said...

Wow, that's neat. Good luck, I hope this goes well for you.

Sarah said...

Consider luck being sent. I have revamped my site but still working on it. I am sure you will have your nose to the grindstone for the next three days. Good luck!

Kris, in New England said...

Sah-weet news Michelle! Awesome experience no matter what happens. Promise you'll report on what does happen.

Oh yeah and a grudging Congrats to Canada on their gold-medal win in hockey. You deserve it sniff!