Notice of Request for Proposals
Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad (BJUP)
RFP [BJUP/ 2022/ 06]
Notice is hereby given that the Procurement committee of the [ Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad ] (hereinafter referred to as soliciting Agency ) is requesting proposals for a Need Assessment of Intervention Villages (hereinafter referred to Implementing Agency of the HDFC-HRDP program in the 15 villages of Nawada District in Bihar.
Respondents should not construe from this Request for Proposals that the BJUP intends to enter into a fixed-term contract with the Respondent unless, in the opinion of the BJUP, it is in the best interest of the HDFC-HRDP program to do so. BJUP reserves the right to negotiate final contractual terms with the successful Respondent.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) documents is available by
Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad (BJUP) Web site at [www.bjup.in]
To submit RFP documents by e-mail, or postal mail, please contact:
[Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad]
E-mail [[email protected], ]
Postal Mail [501, Shree Ganesh Prabhavati Enclave,
Road no.1, Shivpuri, Patna, Bihar]
The BJUP will record and provide answers to any questions or requests for clarifying information about the RFP during the question and answer period.
Respondents must submit written proposals with subject line
“Proposal – Need Assessment of Intervention Villages HDFC-HRDP program “
BJUP will accept all proposals received on or before [11th of March 2022 at & before 5.30]. BJUP will not accept any proposals that are received after the deadline. BJUP will open proposals at [6.30 PM on 11th March 2022].
Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad (BJUP) reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, and to waive any errors or corrections in a proposal or in the proposal process. BJUP will award the contract based on a review and analysis of the proposals that determines which proposal best meets the needs of the criteria and project prospects following the review and analysis of all responsive proposals, the Procurement committee BJUP will make a recommendation to their office for final approval
Reference: A short description referring to assignment is hereby attached for the reference the applying agencies and enabling them to submit technical and financial proposal to us ASAP and before close of the RFP Period & time.
Reference Note on Need Assessment of Intervention Villages
- To know the socio-economic conditions of the villagers.
- To know the existing infrastructure facilities; it’s condition and utilization.
- To assess the needs of various sections of the community – men, children, women, youth, and other vulnerable social categories;
- To use assessment findings to address the needs of villagers in the accordance of the project.
Background of the Project
BJUP is a not-for-profit organization, working for/with grassroots, unreached and vulnerable populations in Bihar & Jharkhand. BJUP works with the community to empower them through different programs aiming at sustainable development in the spheres of Child Protection, Education, Health & WASH, Livelihood & Skill Development.
The Project “HRDP” revolves around overall development of the rural periphery of Nawada district. The project will have a major impact on the target group both in short and long-term contributions for increased income of the households and sustainable engagement in the proposed activities. Strengthened collaboration of farmers under a club will result into increased understanding of respective roles and responsibilities of each key player on local levels, decision-making, implementation, advisory and control. Tool banks, FPOs, exposure visits are viewed to be a better quality of WBL-related services that can consequently strengthen capacities of their respective profession support with one stop to avail Agri- based tools and equipment. Entrepreneurial support provided to the individuals would enhance emergence and recognition of small and middle enterprises from the ground. Being an individual entrepreneur, it will result on enhanced quality of future income generation due to anticipated better collaboration between market and the entrepreneur and an attitude will be developed for using organics in every agricultural activity.
Government schools have been never experienced the privilege of “smart schools”; therefore, this project will attend on the necessities to make the schools “smart”. It is observed that the distrust arising out of government schools lacking in facilities have resulted in the rapid proliferation of unlicensed schools. Equipping the schools with technology and other modern tools will result in increased attractiveness and in attendance entailing effort to ensure sustainability. Natural Resources greatly benefit the people who reside around them. This project is inclined towards encouraging the natural powers for the development process. Solar panels for irrigation and streetlights will consequence on no dependence on electricity and is total pocket friendly, similarly the greatest of consequences will be the less carbon emission in the atmosphere, which will again be responsible for ecological balance and sustainability. Farm Field Schools will have a major impact on the farmers contributing to education. They will be able to diffuse simple and sustainable practices of the agriculture process such as reduced pesticide usage. FFS will use discovery-based learning methods which will differ from agricultural extension interventions which tend to focus on disseminating knowledge of more simple practices for instant application of fertilizer and improved seeds with addition to promoting vermin compost pits.
Health and Veterinary camps are a step to reach and provide service to the people who are bereft of basic check-ups and medication. Health camps will primarily focus on the basic health check- up and awareness on chronic disease and other diseases along with their prevention and cure. Whereas veterinary camps will focus on the processes of reducing animal morbidity rates and livestock productivity so that the income generation of the community levels up. Soak-pits and Jal Minars are the core components of basic sanitation rules, that must be provided to all. Though primarily targeting an area and its community, this project will entail construction, establishment, and multi-layered impact in an effort to ensure sustainability by developing the habit of using and maintaining these basics even when the project gets off. The models of SHGs have left a tremendous impact on the lives of women. To sustain this legacy, this project comes with the capacity building of SHGs and women. This project focuses on the active engagement of women in financial independence and will in build an attribute of “inclusiveness”. As soon as they involve in keeping records of every transaction, detail, minute, it will build an attribute of self-consciousness and self-confidence. The women themselves would access the government schemes. Increased awareness would result in planning and management at the village level for the project and would be able to keenly look after the village level assets.
In order to effectively implement, monitor and evaluate proposed activities in HDFC-HRDP, additional data collection will be vital to systematically document and compare the progress before and after the project has been implemented.
This study will employ quantitative and qualitative techniques to get comprehensive and better insight of the villagers in accordance with various domains of the project. Along with secondary data, primary data collection will be done which include employing various methods such as social and resource mapping, seasonality analysis, focused group discussion, key informant interview, and HH survey. These components of study will ensure the validity and reliability of the findings. This study will be done in all 15 villages of the project area.
|Transect Walk||Qualitative Design||Rapport Building and preparation of data collection|
|Social and Resource Mapping||Qualitative Design|| Villagers
One in each village
|Socio-economic Status, Well-being ranking, Identification of existing resources.|
|Seasonal Mapping||Qualitative Design|| Villagers
One in each village
|Understand season wise occupation, problem, and coping mechanism.|
|Focused Group Discussion||Qualitative Design||Villagers
One FGD will be conducted with the mixed group.
6 to 12 participants in each FGDs
|Preparation of Plan for the village in the accordance of the domains of the project.|
|Key Informant Interviews and Household Survey||Qualitative and Quantitative Design: mostly open-ended questions but also includes closed-ended questions for data validation.||Participants will include villagers.
01 participants in each village for key informant interview.
Interviews will last approximately 30-45 minutes per person.
20 HH in each village with closed ended questions which include farmers, AWC, ASHA, SHG members and other vulnerable HHs.
|Understanding the needs of villagers in the accordance of the project.
Process to Follow
Prior to assessment
- Identify a focal person.
- Transect Walk in the villages.
- The focal person will ensure the participants in the various data collection methods.
- The focal person and data collection agency will organize a briefing meeting prior to data collection and a debrief meeting directly after data collection with key project staff.
- Conduct different mapping exercises in the village.
- Conduct data collection for the survey.
- Lead debrief meeting with staff on after data collection
Recruitment of Participants
Focal person will mobilize the participants in the village and do the sample data collection.
Data will be analysed employing proper tools to identify and facilitate findings.
Use of the Results
The results will be used to inform the project team to implement the project in further comprehensive and increased effectiveness.
Data collection will occur during 12th March to 18th March of 2022. The first draft of the report should be completed by 20th March 2022.
Final report of the need assessment should be completed by 25th March 2022.