No organization wants to be exposed as the weak link in any further outbreak of COVID-19.  So expect proposal reviewers to look at your health and safety policy like never before.  All Request for Proposals and similar bid proposals will be judged by the measures you take to A) safeguard the health of their employees and customers, and B) continue service.

Present the evidence in your proposal and/or post-bid presentation.  Start by covering the basics to show you’re on it.  Details can be flushed out over time especially if you’re working on new business models or retooled supply chains.


Provision location and availability (e.g., soap, sanitizers, PPE)

Updated employee practices (e.g., hand-washing, self-monitoring for exposure and symptoms, visitor etiquette)

New and updated Company Policies & Practices (e.g., visitor awareness, indoor distancing, facility cleaning)

Risk Management (e.g., exposure response, business continuity, supply chain, communications plan)

Staying current on Government Health & Safety Policies

The Proposal Method is here to help if you need help writing policies or practices.



Health Canada, General Occupational Health Advisory: COVID-19 (adapt for your business)

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID 19)  (benchmark for health safety practices)

Workplace Safety (outline to model a Workplace Health Safety plan)

Guide to Writing an OHS Policy Statement

Reports and Publications – Environmental and Workplace Health

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act

Worksafe BC Health and Safety, COVID-19 Safety Plans