Request for Proposal: Consultancy Framework | ActionAid UK

Request for Proposal: Consultancy Framework

ActionAid is seeking to establish a Consultant Framework of highly skilled, professional consultants to help us deliver our strategy over the next three years.

We are a leading international development organization, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty, inequality and injustice. We work to to strengthen the capacity and agency of people living in poverty and exclusion, especially women, to assert their rights.

Over the strategy period from 2017-2022, we will:

  • Significantly reduce the risk of violence against women and girls;

  • Fight for women’s equal rights to economic opportunities; and

  • Prioritise women and girls’ rights and leadership in humanitarian crises

ActionAid UK is part of the ActionAid Federation, and as such plays a key role in global fundraising to support the work of the global federation. As part of the 2017-2022 strategy, ActionAid UK has committed to increase annual income significantly by 2022 through three primary fundraising teams within ActionAid UK.

  • International Development Policy and Practice (IDPP) plays a key role in securing and managing ActionAid UK’s institutional funding for development programmes and projects from donors including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). 

  • Philanthropy and Partnerships (P&P) leads ActionAid UK’s work to secure and manage funding from trusts, foundations, corporate partners and major donors.

In order to deliver the strategy, these teams need to scale up the quantity, quality and value of grant and contract proposals that are submitted on behalf of ActionAid UK. To this end, ActionAid UK will establish a Consultant Framework of highly skilled, professional consultants to support our programme funding work over the next three years (September 2018 – September 2021).

Submissions will be reviewed on a quarterly basis, and should be submitted by 23:59 on the following dates:

2018:  31 December 2018

2019:  30 March 2019

           30 June 2019

           30 September 2019

           31 December 2019

2020:  30 March 2020

           30 June 2020

           30 September 2020

2021:  30 March 2021

           30 June 2021

           30 September 2021

Any submissions received after a deadline date will be held for review after the next quarter's deadline; resubmission is not required, and receipt will be acknowledged.

Update 18/03/2019:

Both the RFP and the Consultant Framework Form have been updated.  If you are preparing a submission for 30 March 2019, you may wish to downolad these updated documents in case you wish to add new lots for consideration, and to update your skills and interested in the Framework form.

Please refer to documents below for specific detail to answer this Request for Proposal.

Download the full tender documents

Closing date: 
30 September 2021