Call for tenders for consultancy: organization of seminars and drafting of the final report

Release date: January 31
Deadline for submission: Wednesday February 16 at midnight (CET)

Fund

Eurodad is a network of 60 NGOs across Europe, working on advocacy for development finance. Our aim is to empower European CSOs, working as part of a global movement to push governments and powerful institutions to embrace transformative change in the global economic and financial system. You can find more information on our website. As part of our grants from the European Union and other donors, we are looking for a consultant to help us organize a seminar and write the final report.

Topic: resolution of the debt crisis and the private sector.

For an overview of our debt justice work, click here.

Objectives and requirements of the framework contract

  • Eurodad is looking to recruit a consultant to organize a half-day expert seminar (virtual format) on debt crisis resolution and the private sector
    sector and produce a final report (maximum 6 pages plus a one-page summary).
  • We are looking for people with demonstrable experience of working with similar organizations and on debt-related issues. Excellent command of English with technical terminology related to development finance is a plus.
  • Availability for the full duration of this contract – March to June 2022 – is required.

The seminar and report aim to provide an assessment of the involvement of private creditors in debt crisis resolution efforts, particularly since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and with a focus on the Caribbean region. . We want to emphasize the role of regulatory approaches in ensuring the participation of private creditors in the resolution of the debt crisis. The seminar will provide a space for exchange and networking between CSOs, experts and policy makers. The final report should include a list of policy options to ensure the participation of private creditors through voluntary, contractual and statutory approaches.

Results for this contract

  • Organization of a 4-hour expert seminar with the Eurodad debt team; Regional, national and global CSOs.
    • Define the list of panelists and participants
    • Produce a summary document of the event, including an overview, schedule and connection details
    • Send invitations including event summary document
    • Produce a list of confirmed panelists and participants.
    • Support the dissemination of the event
    • Respond to questions and requests from panelists.
  • Final report with recommendations from the seminar. Maximum 6 pages plus a one-page executive summary.

Proposed schedule

The contract was concluded for a period of 12 to 15 days. The contract is scheduled to start on March 1 and end on June 13.

Confidential treatment

The selected consultant must ensure the confidential treatment of the information shared during the seminar. They must not disseminate or share the content of the seminar and the final report to third parties before it has been made public by Eurodad.

Time range

Duration of the contract: between 12 and 15 working days from March 1, 2022 (or from the evaluation of the offer) to June 2022.

Exclusion criteria

If any of the following is true for the Bidder at the time of submitting its bid or at any time during the procurement process, it will be disqualified from consideration for awarding a contract with Eurodad.

By submitting a bid, the bidder declares that he is not in one of the following situations:

a) They are in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation, have their assets administered by a liquidator or by a court, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended their commercial activities or are in such a situation resulting from a similar procedure under national (or EU) law or regulation;

b) They have not fulfilled the obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the applicable laws;

c) It has been established by a final court judgment or by a final administrative decision that the tenderer has committed serious professional misconduct by having violated the applicable laws or regulations or the ethical standards of the profession to which the tenderer belongs, or by having engaged in any wrongful behavior having an impact on his professional credibility when this behavior indicates a faulty intention or gross negligence. This includes:
I. misrepresent the information required under this procurement procedure
ii. enter into an agreement with other persons with the aim of distorting competition in violation of intellectual property rights
iii. attempt to influence the decision-making process during this procurement procedure
iv. attempt to obtain confidential information that could give an unfair advantage in the procurement process

d) It has been established by a final judgment of a court that the Bidder is guilty of any of the following acts:
I. fraud
ii. Corruption
iii. relationship with a criminal organization
iv. money laundering or terrorist financing
v. terrorist offenses or offenses related to terrorist activities, or incitement, aiding, abetting or attempting to commit such offenses
vi. child labor or other offenses related to human trafficking

e) In the past, the Bidder has demonstrated significant breaches in the fulfillment of the main obligations of a contract with the client or financed by the European Union, which led to early termination or other contractual sanctions, or that have been discovered during checks or audits.

f) It has been established by a final judgment of a court or by a final administrative decision that the tenderer has committed an irregularity: an act or omission which has resulted in a loss of European Union funds.

g) It has been established by a final judgment of a court or by a final administrative decision that the tenderer has created an entity under a different jurisdiction with the intention of circumventing the tax, social or any other legal obligations in the jurisdiction of its head office, administration or main establishment.

h) It has been established by a final judgment of a court or a final administrative decision that the tenderer was created with the intention described in point (g)

If Eurodad has reason to fear that the tenderer is in one of these situations, Eurodad may request appropriate evidence. Furthermore, if the tenderer is selected for a contract, Eurodad will confirm that the contractor is not included in the list of EU restrictive measures (sanctions list).

Contact

Ilaria Crotti, Eurodad Policy Assistant, will be the main point of contact and proposals should be submitted by email to: icrotti[at]eurodad.org with cc to operations[at]eurodad.org. Do not hesitate to contact us before Monday, February 7 noon if you need information or clarification to prepare your offer.

Privacy Policy

If you decide to submit an offer to this call, please note that Eurodad will keep your information and your offer for at least 10 years, as they are legally required as supporting documents for our donors, even if you are not selected for the mission. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

Tender procedure and selection criteria

In order to be considered for this contract, the consultant must:

1. Complete the tenderer’s information and sign the declaration of honor by this document

2. Provide a proposal describing:

  • The complete offer with total prices and relevant details, including daily rates and expected work
    hours
  • A CV or equivalent with a list of previous publications
  • Proof of successful past service (for example: a reference from a previous employer)

All proposals will be evaluated taking into account value for money and specific experience relevant to the context described above.

All proposals must be received by February 16, 2022, midnight.

Scott R. Banks