1. Summary and Background:
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is currently seeking a consultant to develop technical resources to strengthen the practice of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities in health and rights programming. More specifically, the next resources to be developed will be to support the use of administrative (Health Management Information System [HMIS]) data in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) activities for health and rights projects and programmes. These technical resources, in the shape of a short guidance note with short case studies, will support technical capacity building efforts by CanWaCH strengthen member and partner knowledge and application of international standards.
CanWaCH catalyzes Canadian collaboration to deepen effectiveness in improving women and children’s health in communities around the world. Our close to 100 member organizations are instrumental in reducing maternal and child mortality, promoting accountability towards women, adolescents and children for the improvement of their health and rights, seeking innovation, generating research and supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Through the development of guidance documents, CanWaCH aims to support partners and other stakeholders in strengthening their approaches to MEAL in ways that are not only rigorous but also both ethical and supporting ownership and data systems strengthening of country partners, who are also the duty bearers in efforts to improve the health and rights of women, adolescents and children.
2. Project Description and Scope
CanWaCH is seeking a consultant to support the development of scientifically robust, user-friendly and easily applicable short technical guidance note, which must include at a minimum the following sections:
Note: The consultant will be provided with support and notes from consultations, initial outlines, reflections and literature searches carried out throughout 2022 by CanWaCH staff in collaboration with its Metrics Working Group. Materials will be produced in co-creation with CanWaCH staff.
2.2 Intended audience
The intended audience for the proposed guidance materials includes:
2.3 Questions to be addressed in the note, include (but are not limited to) the following :
3. Project Timelines
3.1 The final version of the technical resource on the use of HMIS in MEAL must be submitted to CanWaCH no later than Friday, April 14, 2023, at 11:59pm EDT.
3.2 Detailed estimated schedule:
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 consultant submitting a proposal/proposals 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 Quotations, 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 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, March 17, 2023.
7.2 The selection decision for the winning bidder and to bidders who were not selected will be made no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2023 .
7.3 Upon notification, the contract negotiations with the winning bidder will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed no later than March 24 , 2023.
7.4 Bidders should submit their proposal to the attention of:
Ericka Moerkerken, Senior Advisor, MEAL
February 22, 2023
March 17, 2023
Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health
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