Demande de propositions : Development of a Global Health Economy Report for Canadian Partners on Health Systems Strengthening Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

1. Summary and Background

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is currently accepting proposals to develop a report on global health, the economy and COVID-19, bringing together the voices of global health experts to inform CanWaCH and its members’ knowledge of global public health policies and the implications of COVID-19 on health systems strengthening (henceforth referred to as “the report”). 

CanWaCH catalyzes Canadian collaboration to deepen effectiveness in improving women’s and children’s health in communities around the world. Our more than 100 members are instrumental in reducing maternal and child mortality, promoting accountability to women, adolescents and children, seeking innovation, generating research and supporting monitoring and evaluation.

2. Project  Summary and Deliverables

2.1 Project Summary

Through engagements with a variety of stakeholders and across multiple platforms, CanWaCH has been engaging with leading global health experts. Based on these conversations, we have come to recognize that there is top tier knowledge and expertise amongst Canadians that is not being effectively synthesized or analyzed in order to inform our programmatic and policy approaches to global health and gender equality. Therefore, CanWaCH is seeking to contract a health economist to assist CanWaCH in developing technical guidance for members, rooted in a robust understanding of the current global context. Specifically, CanWaCH seeks to support its members through:

  • Establishing the key gaps in health systems strengthening efforts highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Providing technical guidance on how members can support health systems strengthening;
  • Provide guidance on tracking and measuring Canadian efforts towards building robust health systems globally

With these objectives in mind, CanWaCH is seeking a Consultant to develop a dynamic and accessible report, building upon CanWaCH’s existing resources (ie. 100 Days of a Pandemic Report). This report is intended to provide practical and technical guidance to CanWaCH members who are implementing projects. Therefore, it must be linked to Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and rooted in an approach from a feminist, rights-based lens.

2.2 Project Deliverables

CanWaCH is seeking a provider to:

  1. Develop a report for Canadian research and implementing partners that will:
    1. Lay out the global investment landscape in health systems strengthening
    2. Provide a cost/benefit analysis of investments in health systems strengthening
    3. Illustrate the effects of COVID-19 on health systems strengthening work (including gains, losses, and a contextual analysis of the key populations affected)
  2. Work in collaboration with CanWaCH to track, measure and report on Canadian efforts towards building robust health systems globally
  3. Collaborate with CanWaCH to ‘crowd source’ solutions with members 

3. Project Timeline

  1. Week of February 15: Selection of successful Consultant and finalization of contract
  2. Week of February 22: Initial meeting with CanWaCH for comprehensive review of project scope and deliverables
  3. Week of March 8: First draft of report including investment landscape and cost-benefit analysis submitted
  4. Week of March 8 – April 5: Facilitate workshops with CanWaCH members
  5. Week of April 26: Final draft of report, with data and recommendations integrated, submitted

*Please note that timelines can be negotiated based on project progress, but the final invoice must be received no later than May 15th.

4. Budget

4.1 All proposals must include proposed costs to complete the tasks described in the project description and scope. 

CanWaCH will provide the following:

  • Translation of the report from English to French or French to English (dependent on the language in which it is developed)
  • Design of the report
  • Access to data from CanWaCH’s Project Explorer and the support of the CanWaCH team
  • Logistical and coordination support for setting up and hosting virtual meetings and/or platforms for crowdsourcing solutions

4.2 All costs and fees must be clearly described in each proposal. If the organization submitting a proposal must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the proposal. Additionally, all costs included in the proposals must be all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. Any proposals which call for outsourcing or contracting work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted.

5. Bidder Qualifications

Bidders should provide the following items as part of their proposal for consideration:

  • Description of experience and expertise of feminist health economics within a global context.
  • Description of expertise in health systems strengthening.
  • Description of expertise in applying Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy to global health analysis.
  • Specific examples or portfolio of relevant resources, publications, toolkits etc. that you have developed and attest to your specific skills and expertise in this subject matter area.
  • List how many full time, part time and contractor staff in your organization.
  • Testimonials from previous clients.
  • Anticipated resources you will assign to this project (total number, role, title, experience)
  • Confirmation that you will be able to meet all deadlines outlined in Section 4. 
  • Project management methodology, including all planning and consultation with CanWaCH staff.

6. Proposal Evaluation Criteria

CanWaCH will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria. To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposals, your proposal should be complete and include all the following criteria:

  • Overall proposal suitability: proposed solution(s) must meet the scope and needs included herein and be presented in a clear and organized manner;
  • Organizational Experience: Bidders will be evaluated on their experience as it pertains to the scope of this project;
  • Previous work: Bidders will be evaluated on examples of their work pertaining to the delivery of public engagement strategies and/or plans, as well as client testimonials and references;
  • Value and cost: Bidders will be evaluated on the cost of their solution(s) based on the work to be performed in accordance with the scope of this project;
  • Expertise and experience: Bidders will be evaluated based on descriptions and documentation of staff expertise and experience.

7. Submitting a Proposal

7.1 All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 11:59PM EST on Friday, February 12, 2021. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender. All proposals must be signed by an official agent or representative of the company submitting the proposal.

7.2 Within the following 10 business days CanWaCH will notify the winning bidder and bidders who were not selected. Contract negotiations with the winning bidder will begin immediately and be completed within these 10 business days.

7.3 Bidders should submit their proposal to: 

Erin Gilchrist

Senior Policy Advisor

[email protected] 


janvier 22, 2021

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