Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:03 AM
World Vision Inc. (WVUS) is seeking a consultant see Exhibit A.
2.0 Timeframe of RFP
Release of RFP document September 25, 2017
Q&A Question Submission Deadline October 2, 2017
Q&A Answers Provided October 4, 2017
RFP responses due October 13, 2017
WVUS response review / consultant selection October 17-18, 2017
Estimated Contract Start Date October 23, 2017
Deliverables/Contract Complete December 31, 2017
3.0 Instructions for RFP Responses
Your WVUS points of contact for this RFP process are:
Alicia Santa Garcia
Grant & Contract Officer
Program Management Officer
1. Any questions associated with the requirements of this RFP process will be addressed in the
Q&A period listed above in section 2.0 Timeframe of RFP.
2. Email one (1) soft copy (in PDF format) of the proposal by the date and time to the WVUS
contacts identified above.
3. Following the Q&A period, if you do not intend to participate in this RFP process, please notify
the individuals listed above, at your earliest convenience and delete and/or destroy all information
in this document.
4.0 Conditions for RFP Responses
1. All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of WVUS and will not be
2. WVUS ultimately reserves the right throughout this process to select any servicing option that
best meets its business requirements regardless of this process.
3. Respondent agrees to the following conditions in participating in this process:
Neither issuance of this RFP nor receipt of proposals represents a commitment on the part of
WVUS will not be responsible for any costs incurred by respondents in the preparation of
any materials or presentation relating to this process.
4. This document is provided for the exclusive use of your organization and copies shall not be
made available to any other party without written consent from the individual identified above.
5. Neither party shall use the name of the other in publicity releases, referrals, advertising, or similar
activity without the prior written consent of the other.
5.0 RFP Response
Please provide a written proposal, addressing each of the areas below. Proposal should be no more than
15 pages, including all attachments and appendices.
5.1 Organization Overview
5.1.1 Provide your (or your organization’s) full name, corporate address, and telephone number.
5.1.2 If applicable, provide a list of any subcontractors that you (or the organization) will use to
provide the services requested in Exhibit A. Include the work that each proposed
subcontractor will perform.
5.1.3 Describe any conflicts of interest that you or your organization may have (or your
subcontractors may have) in performing the work described in Exhibit A.
5.1.4 Provide a capacity statement (individual or organization) to undertake this request.
5.2 Relevant experience
5.2.1 List each person (aka key personnel) who will be performing work described in Exhibit A
under this contract. Please include title, email address, and phone number for each individual.
5.2.2 Please provide a resume/Curriculum Vitae and biographical data sheet for each person that
will perform work in Exhibit A.
5.2.3 Please describe similar work experience of each person that will perform work described in
Exhibit A. Include examples of past projects worked on.
5.2.4 Indicate any experience each person has in supporting World Vision? If so, please describe.
5.2.5 Please provide three references for work performed by the key personnel similar to the work
described in Exhibit A, include company, contact name, email address, phone number, and
role key personnel member performed.
5.2.6 What percentage of time is each person expected to spend on this project?
5.3 Program proposal
5.3.1 Please describe the process, methods, and timeline your organization proposes to use in
addressing the requirements in Exhibit A.
5.4 Pricing Methodology
5.4.1 Please include a detailed budget for the work described in Exhibit A. Include a breakout of
the level of effort, daily rate(s), other direct costs and all applicable indirect cost rates. Daily
rates and indirect cost rates not included in your proposal cannot be accepted after the fact.
1. WVUS will evaluate proposals and select a consultant at its discretion. WVUS will utilize the
evaluation categories listed above. Please note that WVUS reserves the right to modify its
evaluation criteria by adding or deleting elements at WVUS’ sole discretion.
2. WVUS will carefully evaluate all proposals received that it believes demonstrate significant
alignment with WVUS’ goals and requirements.
3. Issuance of this RFP, the preparation and submission of proposals by respondents, and the
subsequent receipt and evaluation of proposals by WVUS shall not commit WVUS to award a
contract to anyone. Furthermore, in no event shall choosing a consultant for presentation,
negotiations, or otherwise be construed to create any legal obligations on the part of WVUS.
Note: see Criteria for consultant selection scoring point page 6 of exhibit A.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Contractor shall perform the following tasks and provide the deliverables listed below.
Baseline: Prevent Domestic Violence, Promote Gender Equality, Transform Communities in the
Domestic violence (DV) in Nicaragua is a significant challenge. Existing data highlights that 22.5% of
Nicaraguan women will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Violence against
adolescents and children within the home remains an ongoing issue, and adolescents have a low
understanding of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), resulting in adolescent pregnancy and early
marriage. DV is rooted in a pervasive culture of machismo that reinforces the acceptability of violence
and positions women as subservient to men. In particular, geographical areas, specifically the North
Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, DV rates are higher and indigenous groups hold particular cultural
beliefs that perpetuate DV. At both the national and municipal level, service providers like police
officers, health workers, the judiciary, legal providers, social workers and psychologists lack the skills
and sensitivity to respond to survivors. Stigma related to DV affects the quality of services provided as
well as the acceptability regarding seeking assistance. Service providers do not always coordinate with
each other, resulting in inconsistency in the support provided to survivors. Laws on DV, particularly Law
779 and its associated regulations, have been poorly communicated to communities and service providers.
While a national referral pathway for DV has been established, it is not always understood or used.
World Vision (WV), in collaboration with Asociación Movimiento de Mujeres Nidia White (Nidia White)
as the sub-grantee, will implement a project titled ‘Prevent Domestic Violence, Promote Gender Equality,
Transform Communities in the Caribbean Coast’/ ‘Prevenir Violencia Domestica, Promover Igualdad de
Género, Transformar Comunidades en la Costa Caribe’ (PPT), which is designed to prevent and respond
to DV. This initiative has an innovative range of evidence-based activities designed to tackle the complex
problems surrounding DV in Nicaragua. It will specifically focus on addressing gender norms that
perpetuate the acceptability of violence, low understanding of existing laws, negative parenting practices,
poor quality of service providers who respond to violence, poorly-understood referral pathways, and low
awareness about SRH. The project will address these issues at the individual, relational and community
level. WV and Nidia White will focus on both the prevention of DV and provision of response services
The PPT Projects’ Objectives Include:
1. Assess domestic violence in the targeted regions and share results
2. Increase community capacity for domestic violence victim identification and services
3. Provide domestic violence awareness and prevention education to children, youth, and
Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of the study is to provide a baseline to measure program results, impact and long lasting
change at the end of the project in Bilwi and Siuna.
Objectives of the Study:
The PPT project led by World Vision seeks the services of a Consultant/firm/organization to implement a
baseline study evaluating the following:
GBV Survivor Services:
o Evaluate the referral networks, linkages and services for DV survivors
o Assess the level of DV competency among the health personnel
o Assess shelter and safe house quality and capacity to provide care to survivors of DV
o Assess the level of coordination within government and other DV programs at district
o Assess the level of engagement of community networks to address DV at district level
Access to Justice:
o Assess the capacity of DV service providers to implement DV laws and manage DV
o Assess the level of awareness of lawmakers, whistas [community judges], judges, judicial
facilitators, police, courts, and traditional leaders on DV and related laws.
Prevention & Advocacy:
o Assess societal attitudes on and enabling factors of DV in the area of the study.
o Assess incidence levels and the type of DV and early marriages, sexual abuse against
children in the area of the study, Access the level of awareness on DV, generational
violence, models of upbringing with physical punishment, mistreatment, treatment of
children, and child marriages within the communities in the area of the study by other
o Assess primary causes and the factors contributing to DV and child marriages in
o Assess the sources of information and methods of communication on DV and child
o Determination of economic opportunities for vulnerable women, men and youth in the
area of the study.
The baseline study will be conducted in Bilwi and in Siuna. Both municipalities are located in the North
Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, which is the PPT project intervention area. The project will be
carried out in 6 neighborhoods and in 9 rural communities, from both municipalities. Estimates show that
8,306 families, comprising a total population of 34,769 inhabitants will be benefited as shown in the table
Bilwi N° FAM Total Population
El Muelle 1,475 4,426
Cocal 1,207 3,622
Loma Verde 2,635 7,905
Auhyapihni 250 1,890
Sisin 330 2,015
Sahsa 776 3,250
Sumubila 220 1,162
Krukira 551 1,654
Sub total Puerto Cabezas 7,4444 25,924
Sol de Libertad 114 1,702
Denis Mendieta 166 1,498
Miguel Alvarado 60 476
Wani 220 761
Hormiguero 148 1,607
Coperna 116 1,121
Yahoya 38 610
Grand Total 8,306 33,769
The purpose of the study is to establish a baseline for the project indicators, but it is also intended to
explore and learn about the main issues related to domestic violence in the municipalities where the
project is implemented.
People and groups to be consulted as part of the research process will include adult people/caregivers,
children and adolescents (with the informed consent from their parents or caregivers), community leaders,
faith-based leaders, community promoters, judicial facilitators and representatives from local
It is expected that the statistical software SPSS will be used to process and analyze the information
obtained, as it would facilitate the process, itself, and both summary sheets and analysis matrices would
be used to process the information [obtained] and conduct the qualitative analysis.
The study will be led by a firm/consultant/s with experience in field research, focusing on measuring
domestic violence. The consultant/firm will be responsible for:
1. Carrying out secondary data review
2. Developing baseline study methodology
3. Developing data collection tools, including tools to collect data from children survivors of DV
4. Training of study enumerators.
5. Developing study sampling methodology
6. Field baseline study, including data collection through interviews and focus group discussions
7. Producing draft report and presenting to the PPT partners and donors.
8. Completing a full report based on study findings, stipulating learning parameters for measuring
results (output, outcome and impact)
The following are the key deliverables for the baseline process:
Detailed baseline framework/design and implementation plan agreed with World Vision
Data collection tools
Draft baseline report
SPSS-generated databases from surveys
Transcripts and interview summaries and focus group discussions
Indicator output tables
PowerPoint presentation of findings
Final baseline report
Period and Place of Performance
The baseline study is planned to take place in Bilwi and Siuna in October-November, 2017.
Total Ceiling amount
Consultants/firms/organizations are required to have expertise and a minimum of 5 years of experience in
Experience conducting social and gender analysis
Experience in gender based violence/domestic violence case management system development
Awareness of the context, inter-culturality and inter-ethnicity.
Experience working in developing countries. Work in Nicaragua or Latin American region is a
Experience developing high quality analytical papers and reports.
Criteria for consultant selection
Number Description Weight
1 Organization Overview 20
2 Work Experience 30
3 Program Proposal (research plan) 40
4 Pricing Methodology 10
The service provider will work under the supervision of World Vision Nicaragua’s M&E Technical
Advisor and World Vision U.S.’s Program Management Officer.
How to Apply
Firms or service providers that meet the requirements outlined above are invited to submit
technical proposals to World Vision at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm DC time,
October 13, 2017. Submission should include the following:
1. A proposed plan of conducting the study, with a clear description of the methodology
and sampling procedures
2. Budget showing a breakdown of the level of effort to conduct the study in USD
3. Updated organizational capacity statement and/or curriculum vitae of the service
provider and all secondary staff (if any) involved in the work, clearly indicating
qualifications and experiences.
4. A capability statement, including demonstrated ability to complete the assignment.
5. A list of three recent organizations/companies that are familiar with the service
provider’s work and can provide relevant references, including contact details and
titles of assignments.
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