One of the most common questions from ministries during the planning phase is ‘How much will this engagement cost?’ The Citizen Engagement Team is cost recovery, which means that once through the planning phase there is a charge for implementation and expertise. The Citizen Engagement Team will provide you with a budget based on the work they provide. Depending on the scope of the project, priorities of government and the number of projects already underway, the Citizen Engagement Team may also connect you with a pre-qualified contractor who can help to implement your project.
Costs vary depending on a number of factors including the scope of the project, the length, the tools used, the use of contractors, etc. For that reason it is extremely important to go through the planning process with the Citizen Engagement Team prior to confirming a budget. The planning phase helps to shape the project and to establish a budget based on your specific project’s needs. The Team can also provide you with some examples in advance of past projects and their costs that may be comparable.