South Dublin County Partnership: Invitation to Tender
Tender for review and strategy of the
South Dublin County Partnership Health and Wellbeing Programme
South Dublin County Partnership is now seeking tenders from interested individuals/ organisations for the review and strategy development of the SDCP Health and Wellbeing programme. It is expected that the review and strategy will start in March and the final report will be due in June.
In light of the ramifications of COVID to our community and the additions of new programmes within the H&W team, The Health and Wellbeing subcommittee of the SDCP Board identified the need for a review and for the development of a strategic plan for the Health and Wellbeing program within SDCP.
Overview of the Organisation
South Dublin County Partnership (SDCP) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status. We work across South Dublin County, with a focus on communities experiencing disadvantage.
Our vision is that South Dublin County is a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities can realise their full potential within thriving communities.
Working with partner organisations to tackle poverty and social exclusion, focusing on the most vulnerable groups, we:
- Create neutral spaces and opportunities for parties to work together on solutions;
- Initiate, develop, and deliver projects;
- Enable and empower communities.
- Influence policy and decision-making.
Our values are embedded in the practice of community development, both as an area of work and a way to engage with people and groups. Our approaches to this work are underpinned and informed by a strong commitment to social justice and equality and an explicit value base of:
- Respect, integrity, and professionalism towards all our stakeholders;
- Collaboration for effective delivery of actions;
- Being challenging and creative in our work;
- Transparency and accountability in all our actions and aspects of our endeavours.
Objectives and Activities
Our work is organised into six thematic areas, each with its own set of objectives as follows:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Strategic Theme Objectives
- Enterprise and Employment
- Lifelong Learning
- Community Development
- Children and Families
Health & Wellbeing: Our aim is to give people the information, advice, and skills that will enable them to strengthen their health and well-being. Good health enhances the quality of life, improves capacity for learning, strengthens families and communities, and contributes to social inclusion.
The Health and Wellbeing programme includes:
- Tallaght Roma Integration Project
- Heads UP
- Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Task Force
- The Resilience Project
- The Health House Clondalkin
- Healthy Food Made Easy and other programmes
- Fettercairn Health House
- Social Prescribing
- A counsellor
- A family counsellor
- The Rowlagh Community Centre and the Neilstown Community Centre
Review and Strategic Plan outcomes:
- Publish a report outlining
- Trend in demographic 2021 + 5 years
- Identify emerging trends and issues regarding health and wellbeing for individuals living in our catchment area, from pregnancy to older age population including new communities.
- Consider HSE, SDCC, and other agencies delivering health and wellbeing programs in the area. Then considering current SDCP H&W projects identify gaps.
- Develop a strategy to complement and support other local area strategies
- Identify stakeholders and role in this space
- Identify opportunities to respond to need
- Fundamental to the strategy needs to be: SDoH, Ottawa Charter, and Life Cycle
- Develop a framework for an effective organisational structure.
- Including measures of staff wellness
Terms of Reference
The Review and Strategic plan will address the specific projects delivered under the H&W program of activities in SDCP.
The review will include:
- SWOT of SDCP H&W
- Review of opportunities to work across different thematic in SDCP
- Review of local statutory agencies delivering H&W programms
- Review of organisational structure under H&W
The strategic plan will include
- Develop Vision & Mission.
- Develop and Select Strategic Options.
- Establish 3-year Strategic Objectives.
- 3-year Strategy Execution Plan.
- Establish Resource Allocation.
- Execution Review.
Outcomes to include:
- The accessibility and uptake of the service;
- The impact of the Service on participants wellbeing, quality of life, and social connectedness;
- The relationships with other supporting agencies the medical and the community and voluntary sector; – cross-referrals;
- The location of service provision;
- The limitations of the service and what and how can we improve it;
- Reporting structures
To complete the Review and Strategic Plan the successful tenderer will:
- Be provided with access to relevant hard and soft copy data including funding applications
- Consult with members from the Health and Wellbeing team, the Manager, the H&W subcommittee, identified members from the HSE and the SDCC
- Provide interim (written and verbal) reports and keep regular contact with the H&W manager.
- Provide a final written report, including 3-year plan and timeline actions by June 2021.
The Tender Process
Contractors should ensure their written proposal takes full account of the services to be provided and the designated award criteria for the contract.
Evaluation of Tenders
Tenders will be evaluated and scored in accordance with the Criteria for Selection and contract as outlined below. While all interested parties may submit a tender, only those demonstrating that they have the required level of capability will have their tender considered.
- A clear understanding of the brief for the evaluation.
- Knowledge and understanding of working with/in the community sector.
- Approach/vision outlined in the tender to meet the requirements of the review and strategic plan, including timeframe and presentation of the tender document.
- Previous experience of evaluation work.
- A mix of skills in relation to different types of tasks required in the review and evaluation.
Criteria for Selection
The South Dublin County Partnership will determine eligibility for this tender in accordance with the criteria set out below.
25% Understanding of the service to be provided. The consultant(s) must have the expertise, experience, and a proven track record in community-based projects, as well as Health and Wellbeing strategic planning.
25% Capacity and resources to deliver the services required
25% Relevant skills, expertise and experience of evaluation personnel
25% Overall cost
Tenders should include the following:
Review and Strategic Planning Framework Design, Methodologies, and Ethical Considerations. Describe the review and strategic planning methodologies to be used to, collect data and review programs and develop a plan. Proposals should consider the best methods for strategic planning and the limits of any one method or data source.
Data Collection & Analyses: Data collection plans should reflect the requisite timeframe for the detection of outcomes. Submissions should include how the data will be gathered and analysed (e.g., surveys, interviews, frequency, schedule, stages of data collection).
Experience: Describe previous experience in evaluation generally and specifically in the areas of community and voluntary sector, organisational development, and strategic planning. Describe your approach to project management.
Staffing: Identify the project team assigned to the review and strategic plan, including (i) CV’s, (ii) responsibilities for the project, (iii) number of days that each staff member will devote to the project, and (iv) collaboration with others to ensure there is sufficient expertise to conduct all elements of proposed evaluation.
Budget: Estimate the cost and prepare a budget, linking the costs to key activities in the work plan. The budget should reflect all evaluation costs.
References: Provide references from two clients.
Conflict of Interest:
Any interest involving the Tenderer and the South Dublin County Partnership, their staff, or relatives must be fully disclosed in response to this invitation at the time of submitting the tender. Any other conflict of interest must also be fully disclosed.
A maximum amount of €5,000 (inclusive of all fees, additional charges, and VAT) is available for this evaluation.
South Dublin County Partnership will not be responsible for any additional costs, charges, or expenses incurred by tenderers.
Payments will be made at project initiation (25%), divided equally between the interim (2) reports (50%), and at final report (25%).
Submission of Tenders
Completed Tenders should be submitted in a sealed envelope to HR department South Dublin County Partnership, Nangor Road Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12 and or sent electronically to Jobs@sdcpartnership.ie
Any queries in relation to this tender should be addressed to Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for Submissions
Submissions should be submitted by 20th April 2021.
The Partnership does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.