SCDA is seeking an experienced research and evaluation consultant(s) to evaluate the effectiveness of its Let’s Get Working project.
SCDA Let’s Get Working invitation to tender for project evaluation.
Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) is an East Sussex based charity dedicated to working with and strengthening communities and supporting services for vulnerable groups and people in the community and with partners across the South East.
Let’s Get Working is a three year project supported by Big Lottery (BL) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to offer employment, employability and lifelong learning support to unemployed and economically inactive people with long term health conditions and/or disabilities in East Sussex, Kent and Medway.
SCDA is seeking an experienced research and evaluation consultant(s) to evaluate the effectiveness of its Let’s Get Working project. The project evaluator(s) will be required to research and report on the projects progress and impact. Key learning will need to be captured within a robust academic framework so it can be used to support further development and provide insight into future policy strategy. The tender also includes providing information, analysis and learning from its delivery with a view to improving its performance and relevance throughout the life time of the project.
Candidates should keep 11th and 12th April 2017 available for an interview with SCDA in Newhaven should we decide this is necessary. The appointment decision will be made shortly afterwards, and we wish to hold an inception meeting with the successful bidder on the week commencing 14th April. Please note these dates are non-negotiable.
Questions relating to this ITT and the project outcomes and objectives should also be directed to Rachel Philpott via email, by 17:00 on 24 March 2017 at the latest. Questions received after this date will not be considered. SCDA reserves the right to make available to other known bidders the answers to questions raised.
The level of budget available will not be discussed, but SCDA will be looking for cost effectiveness and imagination in the way the evaluation proposals are set out to help maximize learning and return on investment in the evaluation.
It is expected that all candidates will be of good financial standing and that their proposal will represent good value for money to SCDA.