REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FRAME AGREEMENT(s) FOR THE PROVISION OF SURVEYS FOR POST DISTRIBUTION AND OUTCOME MONITORING FOR CASH BASED INTERVENTIONS IN EGYPT
Request for proposal
Reference: CAI/ RFP/001/2019
Beneficiary country(ies): Egypt
Deadline on: 15-May-2019 23:59 (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: No. CAI/ RFP/001/2019
FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FRAME AGREEMENT(s) FOR THE PROVISION OFSURVEYS FOR POST DISTRIBUTION AND OUTCOME MONITORING FOR CASH BASED INTERVENTIONS IN EGYPT
INTRODUCTION TO UNHCR
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees to guarantee that they have the right of asylum in another country as well as to identify durable solution for them, like voluntary repatriation in safe and dignified conditions; local integration in the country of asylum or resettlement in another country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people and is also involved in helping internally displaced persons. Internally displaced persons face similar problems to refugees, yet they are on the run in their country of origin. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees therefore also seeks to ensure the protection of displaced persons as well as mitigate the reasons for their displacement.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 10,900 people in more than 130 countries continues to help about 65 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment, UNHCR must purchase goods and services worldwide. For further information on UNHCR, its mandate and operations please see http://www.unhcr.org.
UNHCR cash-based interventions (CBIs) seek to protect refugees by reducing the risks they face and to maintain their capacity to spend. CBIs are a more dignified form of assistance, giving refugees the ability to immediately prioritise and choose what they need. CBIs also directly benefit the local economy and can contribute to peaceful coexistence with host communities.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Egypt, invites qualified suppliers and service providers to make a firm proposal for the establishment of Frame Agreement(s) for the provision of survey services for UNHCR post distribution and out monitoring in cash based interventions.
The estimated annual requirement of UNHCR for survey services is in average of 2,500 respondents and can be found in Annex A. Please note that figures have been stated in order to enable bidders to have an indication of the projected requirements. It does not represent a commitment that UNHCR will purchase a minimum quantity of services. Quantities may vary and will depend on the actual requirements and funds available regulated by issuance of individual Purchase Orders against the Frame Agreement.
UNHCR may award Frame Agreement(s) with initial duration of 2 (two) years, potentially extendable for a further period of 1 (one) year. The successful bidders will be requested to maintain their quoted price model for the duration of agreement.
Other United Nations Agencies, Funds, Programmes and authorized humanitarian organizations shall be entitled to the same prices and terms as those contained in the proposals of the successful bidders and could form the basis for a Frame Agreement with other UN Agencies.
More specifically, the consultancy aims at responding to the following research questions:
1. How is UNHCR cash assistance delivered and what are the experiences of beneficiaries regarding different aspects of the program including, access to the cash transfer, distribution efficiency, safe access to markets, communication preferences?
2. What measures can be taken in terms of the structuring cash assistance to achieve required outcomes (including recommendations relating to sizing of the cash transfer, using conditions or sequencing cash assistance with other complementary actions among others?
3. To what extent is the cash transfer provided to targeted refugees able to meet their most pressing needs and (if any) what are their unmet needs and coping strategies resorted to respond to any shortfalls?
4. To understand possible barriers and reasons for failure to receive humanitarian assistance availed by UNHCR (“uncollected transfers”).
5. In what ways does UNHCR cash assistance contribute to issues such as (a) Reduced prevalence of acute malnutrition rates, stunting and anaemia; increased access to food with appropriate quantity and quality;
Scope of work
a. Desk research
ƒ Prior to carrying out primary data collection, the entity will conduct a desk research and utilize reliable secondary data as and when available notwithstanding existing data from national and international practitioners.
ƒ UNHCR will share material as and when the need arises for the entity to be acquainted with the needs, priorities and capacities of refugees and asylum seekers.
The initiation of conciliation or arbitral proceedings in accordance with article 19 “settlement of disputes” of the UNHCR General Conditions of Contracts for provision of Goods and Services shall not be deemed to be a “cause” for or otherwise to be in itself a termination clause.
It is strongly recommended that this Request for Proposal and its annexes be read thoroughly. Failure to observe the procedures laid out therein may result in disqualification from the evaluation process.
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