Request for proposal (RFP) for conducting national civic engagement polling

1. BACKGROUND

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is a part of the USAID/ENGAGE Activity to Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement. The purpose of USAID/ENGAGE is to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in civic activities at the national, subnational and local level.

Pact conducts regular public opinion monitoring to assess changes in citizens’ awareness of and engagement in civil society activities and civic education. For this activity, Pact aims to select a polling agency for a two-year contract with a possibility of extension.

2. SCOPE OF WORK

1. Place of Performance

All services required under this solicitation will be performed in Ukraine

2. Period of Performance

Pact aims to select the polling agency for a year-and-a-half contract.  All goods and services required under this solicitation will be delivered from December 2019 and will conclude by May 2021.

3. Scope of Work

The Contract will entail provision of the following services:

  • Up to two rounds per year of public opinion polling starting from November-December 2019, to be conducted throughout Ukraine (24 oblasts and Kyiv city, excluding temporarily occupied territories). The main objective of the public opinion polls is to measure civil society awareness, engagement, and participation. The poll includes up to 130 questions concerning citizens’ attitude toward civic activism, participatory democratic procedures, reform priorities, and civic education. Some questions could contain visuals (graphics, charts). The survey sample should be representative of and disaggregated by region, gender, and age; and rural vs. urban areas.
  • Up to two focus groups per year on the issues of civic education and civic activism starting from April-June 2020. The main purpose of the focus groups is to explore in more detail people’s motivation to engage in civic activism and incentives that would lead to their greater engagement. The focus groups should be representative in terms of age, gender, region size and activist status.
  • The final design and timeline for all tasks will be agreed upon final selection of the polling agency.

For more details, please go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcpjcx3m5xhsa46/RFP%20National%20Civic%20Engagement%20Poll%202019-2021.pdf?dl=0

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