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Call for tender: Research “Assessment of funding models for a successful implementation of the Child Guarantee – lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee”

EASPD is looking for a Researcher/Research team to carry out a study Assessment of funding models for a successful implementation of the Child Guarantee – lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee”.
 

Main elements of work

As part of its “Commit!” Work Programme 2020, EASPD is looking for a Researcher/Research team to carry out a study “Assessment of funding models for a successful implementation of the Child Guarantee – lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee”.

The upcoming legislative initiative looking to implement a Child Guarantee has the potential to bring substantial added value and financial support for children with disabilities, their families and the services that support them. It is however crucial that this Child Guarantee puts in place appropriate tools that will reach the most vulnerable children the Guarantee aim to target.
In this regard,
 

  1. The study should analyse how successful the Youth Guarantee was in reaching people with disabilities and services supporting them, and identify lessons learnt. It should bring to light challenges and bottlenecks, as well as models of good practices.
  2. The study should analyse how Early Childhood Intervention, family-centred services for children with disabilities can support the implementation of a Child Guarantee, and what provisions should be included in a Child Guarantee to empower high-quality inclusive children services.
  3. The study should analyse the potential funding models for the Child Guarantee, in particular based on the proposals of the Child Guarantee feasibility study, the Commission’s Roadmap, and any further publication by EU institutions.
  4. The study should formulate recommendations on how the Child Guarantee can best support the funding of high-quality, family-centred support services for children with disabilities
  5. The Research will include desktop research and a range of interviews with a variety of stakeholders (service providers, authorities (including at EU level), researchers, other experts, policy makers) from at least 8 European Union countries (broad geographical diversity needed). The Research should look into a broad area of concerns such as: private/public services, types of services funded (family-centred, community-based, segregating, etc.), effectivity of minimum income for families, rural/urban differences, human resources/staffing, and accessibility of services.

The Researcher/Research team is expected to deliver:

  • An Executive Summary of the overall research
  • A report on lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee
  • A report on the impact of support services for the implementation of a Child Guarantee
  • A report on funding models of services to implement a Child Guarantee

Deadlines

Deadline for application: 30/10/2020
Response to application: 06/11/2020
Selected applicants are expected to take on the assignment as soon as possible and provide final report by 15th December. Possibility to extent upon negotiation but no later than 31st December
 

Expertise required

The researcher(s) will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Solid academic and/or professional background with regards to the social service sectors; and children with disabilities.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and presentation;
  • Wide network of contacts and entry-points for collecting data at national level in EU countries; the selected candidate should ensure the processing of national data in local language(s)
  • Excellent command of English (written and oral)
  • An operational approach to the integration of good management principles, including correct personal data management in line with the requirements of the GDPR.
  • Only candidates from EU Member States are eligible for participating in the tender.

Selection and award criteria

The applicant(s) should submit the following documents until 30/10/2020; 23:59 CET:

  • A motivation letter describing your expertise and explaining why you are the right candidate(-s) for the assignment (not more than 1 page).
  • A technical proposal explaining how you plan to conduct the research, including a review of what has already been done, a proposed methodology, a work plan, resources needed, budget, etc. (not more than 2-3 pages).
  • CV, including the list of published articles, reports, studies if relevant.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.
 

Content of the bids

 The tenderer will ensure that their bid clearly identifies how they meet the selection criteria. It would also be useful to see examples of previous work demonstrating their ability to write and present in English to a primarily NGO audience.
 

Payments and standard contract

Payment will be made on receipt of the Draft report and the Final report, 40% and 60% respectively.
Only validated fact sheets will be accepted and fully compensated.
The Contract will be drawn up between EASPD and the contractor.
 

Price

The estimated price is max. EUR 15,000, all taxes included.
The contract will be awarded to the tenderer whose offer represents the best value for money, taking into account the quality of submitted document and individual expertise. The contract will only be awarded to a tenderer who clearly proves that they have knowledge, experience and expertise which match at least 70% of the selection criteria.
 

Contact Details

Please send bids to Timothy Ghilain, Projects Manager, EASPD, timothy.ghilain(at)easpd.eu.