Call for proposals: Meta-synthesis for DEC’s Cyclone Idai response

The DEC is calling for proposals to undertake a meta-synthesis for the DEC response for Cyclone Idai (Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) as described in the attached Terms of Reference

Interested bidders should submit the following: 
1) a cover note confirming that the bidder can carry out the meta-synthesis in the timeframe given in the Terms of Reference (ToR) 
2) a brief conceptual framework and proposed approach for how the meta-synthesis will be undertaken, including limitations (max 2 pages)
3) a matrix demonstrating how the consultant/s meet each of the skill requirements (in point 7) 
4) a succinct workplan for the assignment 
5) a budget (in GBP) setting out the full cost for the meta-synthesis, including: 
            a.    the daily fee rate and number of days for each team member 
            b.    all other costs for the meta-synthesis
6) CVs for the proposed team member/s
7) two samples of outputs from previous relevant pieces of work
8) contact details for two referees for similar type of work for the lead consultant; we will only contact referees with your permission. 

DEADLINE: proposals should be submitted by 9am Monday 2nd August 2021 to Katy Bobin, DEC Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager: kbobin@dec.org.uk.

Submissions to this call for proposals will be assessed based on the technical quality and the proposed budget.  For technical quality, the following will be considered: published requirements for the team, strength of proposed methodology and workplan.  

It is expected that this work will be contracted by mid-August, with a view that the work takes place across August-October 2021. The DEC reserves the right to negotiate the proposals and budgets with the bidding teams before offering a contract.