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New MFAT MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning) Services Panel


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RFx ID : 19960083
Tender Name : New MFAT MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning) Services Panel
Reference # : GRP-0100043
Open Date : Friday, 27 July 2018 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 14 September 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Notice of Information (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • 84000000 - Financial and Insurance Services
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • 93000000 - Politics and Civic Affairs Services
  • 94000000 - Organizations and Clubs
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Caroline Donovan
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

**Further details are in the attached Advance Notice of Procurement - please subscribe to GETS to access this notice.

MFAT intends to establish a new MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning) Services Panel that will contribute to MFAT’s organisational learning, transparency and accountability through a diverse range of consultancy and advisory services in areas that span New Zealand’s humanitarian, development and diplomatic engagement.

MFAT evaluates its investments in the New Zealand Aid Programme through the Evaluation and Research Programme (the work programme). The work programme will encompass evaluation and research on development cooperation (policies, practice, programming and investment decisions). We anticipate a growing need to evaluate New Zealand’s engagement, particularly with Pacific countries, within integrated diplomatic and development policy settings (political, economic, trade, security and development policy).

The work programme will deliver evaluations of different nature, depth, size, scope, and foci. It will include strategic evaluations of a sector or theme or whole of country strategy, as well as individual activity- level evaluations. We anticipate a mix of types and approaches will be required to deliver the full range of evaluations, including the use of different or innovative approaches to respond to the challenging and dynamic environments we work in.

This work will be delivered over the next three to five years for MFAT, with an established budget of $24 million for the expanded work programme.

MFAT intends to go out to the market in September 2018, with an open tender in the form of a Request for Proposals (RFP), to establish the MERL Services Panel. Both organisations and individual specialists will be eligible to respond to the tender, with the resulting panel aiming to include a mixture of both.

MFAT will continue to communicate directly with providers on the existing Programme Evaluation Panel to discuss the process for transitioning to the new panel, and with the pre-qualified supplier list to ensure these suppliers understand the opportunities available to them.

Please note that this is not a request for information or a request for proposals. Please do not send any information to MFAT at this time. There is no registration of interest process.

Any questions you may have about the attached document prior to the release of the RFP can be addressed to

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