|RFx ID :||20164312|
|Tender Name :||MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning) Services Panel|
|Reference # :||GRP-0100043|
|Open Date :||Friday, 14 September 2018 5:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 15 October 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
Caroline Donovan, Commercial Manager
04 439 8448
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**Updated Wednesday 10 October - We have extended the closing date of the tender by one business day to 3PM Monday 15 October**
**Updated Monday 1 October - Please see our new video introducing the MERL Services Panel on LinkedIn. First join the MFAT Suppliers and Consultants group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4625838/ by requesting to join. Once your membership request is approved, you will either see our video in the recent posts under the group, or go to: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6450900231788785664**
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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 $37 million for the expanded work programme, including MFAT's Scholarship Programme and Partnership Funds.