Request for proposals to evaluate the Specialist Training and Employment Programme
This Request for Proposals is not an offer, or an expression of an intention to enter into legal relations. No matter raised in discussions or negotiations pursuant to this Invitation to Tender shall bind either party unless subsequently incorporated into a properly executed contract.
Issue Date: 18/11/2019
Response Date and Time for Request for Proposal: 13/12/2019
Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP)
August 2018 – August 2020
The project needs to be completed by April 2020
The project value is £10,000
We would like to capture a real time learning document on what we have banked knowledge wise to date.
We would like to have some means of independent evaluation of this project to help us and our supporters develop and improve the STEP programme. We would require a report and recommendations for the STEP programme that can be disseminated to partners, supporters and future delivery partners.
Aims of the Evaluation:
- To identify a set of criteria to measure the success of our intervention.
- What have we learnt through our intervention?
- The evaluation will need to be quantitative and qualitative and measured against original objectives.
- Can these lessons be used in the wider refugee employment context?
- What is the most effective model to support refugees in to work?
- How could this be a sustainable model?
Project to date
In 2015 World Jewish Relief carried out research in to the proposed Government Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. Our conclusions showed that even though the Government were keen for refugees to integrate they were not offering any specific support for employment. Within the Refugee NGO sector there was little or no employment support on offer and where there was it was based in London and few refugees were being resettled in London
The programme has collected qualitative and quantative data since August 2018 and this is updated on a quarterly basis. We currently have 428 participants.
- Are our assessment tools fit for purpose?
- Are we collecting helpful information?
- Are there aspects of the data we collect that we should analyse further?
- Do we offer an appropriate service for all levels of STEP participants?
- Are there elements missing in the service?
- Are we spending the right frequency and amount of time with clients to be affective?
- Do clients feel motivated to progress on the programme?
- Do we have suitable expectations of our clients?
- Are our ESOL interventions working?
- Are the additions to the STEP programme effective: BITC, SBC and TERN
- How successful are the STEP partnerships
- Are we using the Further Education/NVQ system well enough to support our clients?
- Is the work we do with employers supporting our clients in to work?
- How effective are volunteering and work placements the client group?
- Are we taking in to account enough local context (labour market, housing etc) when working in such different locations?
- Is this programme value for money?
- Can this programme be replicated nationally?
- Can this programme be replicated to support all refugees?
Decision making criteria
The minimum selection criteria to be used in the evaluation of Proposals include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Criteria used for proposed evaluation?
- Understanding the business - how well do you understand the refugee and employment sector ,and the issues we face?
- People – do you have the experience we are looking for?
- Ability to achieve required timescales and to manage any potential risks?
- Fees – to be quoted exclusive of VAT, in UK Sterling. Are they value for money?
These criteria are not in any particular order, nor do they necessarily carry equal weight.World Jewish Relief may request additional information from Proposers to assist further evaluation of Proposals.
Submitting a proposal
If you are interested in submitting a proposal please send a short document outlining how you would approach the work with a budget and time line. The submission deadline is 13th December 2019.
Contact at World Jewish Relief
If you would like to discuss this further please contact Janice Lopatkin, UK Programme Director 0208 736 1250 or [email protected]
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.