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Invitation to Quote consultancy for in-depth assesments for Syria and Mali

Diakonia will commission two consultancies to undertake one in-depth asssessment for Syria and one in-depth assessment for Mali.

3/11/2016 Publisher: Sara Wizén

Diakonia´s humanitarian work has since its start 1966, developed into a mixed portfolio of humanitarian, development and disaster resilience interventions which provide opportunities to link humanitarian assistance with long term development and disaster relief work. Most notably, it provides opportunities to mainstream conflict sensitivity and human rights into humanitarian work. ContentAnother critical asset in Diakonia´s humanitarian work is the local presence, knowledge and “know-how”. Diakonia's local partners are present before, during and after a humanitarian crisis occur. They know the context and how to navigate and utilize the existent local structures. This contributes to a flexible, quick and effective humanitarian response, carried out together with the affected population, the rights holders, and other actors on local, national and international levels.

Diakonia seeks to apply this approach in order to address the lack of compliance with international law with focus on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in particular in Syria, Mali, Somalia, Myanmar/Burma and DRC Congo.

The objective is to set up Resource Desks in these five selected countries with the aim to develop IHL capacity of strategically selected target groups, primarily third party actors, and partners in each respective country to contribute to greater protection of civilians in these conflicts. The five proposed Resource Desks are seen as pilots and learning examples with great possibilities of replication and roll-out in regard to other contemporary conflicts.

Diakonia therefore invite submissions from interested parties, who shall demonstrate that they are competent in implementing the assessment and also guarantee timely completion of the assignment according to the specification in this Invitation to quotes and the enclosed Terms of References. Bidders must demonstrate to Diakonia that they have the capacity, manpower and skills to carry out the work.

Bidders shall give full and due consideration to their availability and expertise prior to proceeding with their quote submission. Diakonia requires that the successful Bidder includes all considered costs for the assignment, describes the proposed approach/methodology and includes the CV of the consultant who will carry out the work.

Diakonia is procuring for two in-depth assessments according to the two Terms of References attached to this invitation to quote. The Price as well as qualitative aspects (such as approach/methodology) have been defined and will be handled with the objective of most value for money. Price should be expressed in SEK and also account for Swedish Value Added Tax. Final Payment will be made by bank transfer 30 days after a by Diakonia approved reported delivered by the consultant.

Diakonia possesses the property rights/rights of use to all results/products. Without the written consent from Diakonia the supplier cannot pass on the results from actual work to a third party. The supplier is free to use the experience, methodology and techniques that are obtained and are being developed through the contract. The supplier is free to use/refer to the assignment and Diakonia in connection with marketing.

All quotes complete with attachments (including budget, approach/methodology, work plan and CV including documented experience of relevance for the assigment) – all documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF-format) are to be received by e-mail no later than March 31; (2016) at 09:00 hours (Swedish time) to the following e-mail address:

linda.hammarberg@diakonia.se
and with electronic copy to minna.fredriksson@diakonia.se

The emails to be clearly marked:  Offer for the Supply of: [ Consultancy for in-depth assessment of Syria] and/or [ Consultancy for in-depth assessment of Mali]

Notice with respect to a Bidder’s success or otherwise will follow in due course.