The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is currently accepting proposals for a consultant to undertake a partnership model assessment, with the aim of providing the CanWaCH secretariat and membership with practical recommendations to further enhance and effectively harness the power of coalition work and partnerships.
CanWaCH catalyzes Canadian collaboration to deepen effectiveness in improving women’s and children’s health in communities around the world. Our more than 100 members are instrumental in reducing maternal and child mortality, promoting accountability to women, adolescents and children, seeking innovation, generating research and supporting monitoring and evaluation.
CanWaCH approach and objectives is informed by SDG 17, premised on good partnerships, and on the belief that by mainstreaming purposeful partnerships as an approach to global health and gender equality, effectiveness gaps can be more rapidly and comprehensively addressed. CanWaCH is itself a unique and innovative model of partnership, bringing together cross-sectoral partners (academics, CSOs, health professionals), focused on generating knowledge, behavioural and process innovation for collective impact. CanWaCH is cognizant that collective impact requires organizations to work together to solve common challenges that wouldn’t be possible to address in isolation.
2. Project Description and Scope
2.1 Project Summary
With a mission to unite the expertise and commitment of Canadian organizations and individuals to advance the health and rights of women, children and adolescents globally, CanWaCH’s current strategic plan offers a direction for how the work of Canadian organizations with programming in global health and gender equality can be strengthened by working together.
In our work, we hold the objective of working in an inclusive, rights-based and feminist framework. CanWaCH utilizes active ‘on the ground’ listening with members and partners, as well as multiple data points to strategically react and respond to consistent and emerging needs of the sector. To date, in particular, our work has been informed by annual member engagement surveys, working groups, 1-1 conversations, events, and a mid-term evaluation of CanWaCH’s current Global Affairs Canada project.
The objective of this work is to inform and strengthen CanWaCH’s approach to coalition work and partnerships, set best practices in monitoring and evaluating the work of coalitions, and to ensure that we are well tooled to suit our members’ needs. Building on the findings of these data points, CanWaCH is seeking a Consultant to undertake a partnership model assessment to evaluate: (1) the value-add of coalitions in strengthening the capacity of the sector, (2) best practices and approaches in inclusive, feminist-informed frameworks of exchanging knowledge to guide behaviour change among individuals and organizations, and (3) the governance model
and policies that guide the organization. The Consultant will work with the CanWaCH secretariat and members, to review and assess the partnership’s work, share findings and recommendations to further enhance and effectively harness the power of partnerships.
2.2. Project Scope
With these objectives in mind, CanWaCH is seeking a Consultant to undertake a partnership model assessment, in order to review success to-date and provide forward-looking practical and technical recommendations.
CanWaCH is seeking a provider to:
3. Estimated Project Timeline
*Please note, throughout the project period, CanWaCH and the successful bidder will have regular progress meetings.
4.1 All proposals must include proposed costs to complete the tasks described in the project description and scope.
CanWaCH will provide the following:
4.2 All costs and fees must be clearly described in each proposal. If the organization submitting a proposal must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the proposal. Additionally, all costs included in the proposals must be
all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. Any proposals which call for outsourcing or contracting work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted.
5. Bidder Qualifications
Bidders should provide the following items as part of their proposal for consideration:
6. Proposal Evaluation Criteria
CanWaCH will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria. To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposals, your proposal should be complete and include all the following criteria:
7. Submitting a Proposal
7.1 All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 11:59PM EST Friday, February 12. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender. All proposals must be signed by an official agent or representative of the company submitting the proposal.
7.2 Within the following 10 business days CanWaCH will notify the winning bidder and bidders who were not selected. Contract negotiations with the winning bidder will begin immediately and be completed within these 10 business days.
7.3 Bidders should submit their proposal to:
Director, Programs and Operations
January 26, 2021
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