REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING SESSIONS AT MARYLAND GLOBAL INITIATIVES CORPORATION NIGERIA (MGIC)
POSTED ON: 13 MAY, 2019
DEADLINE: 31 MAY, 2019

MGIC is seeking proposals for this competitive solicitation for in-person anti-discrimination training sessions for each of the MGIC country offices, with a possibility to extend in-person sessions to additional MGIC offices in sub-Saharan Africa based on performance. MGIC reserves the right to award to one or multiple firms based on country experience.

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), which works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in the areas where we operate. We currently have offices in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING SESSIONS
JOB TYPE: FULL TIME
QUALIFICATION
LOCATION: ABUJA
JOB FIELD: CONSULTANCY

MID-LEVEL, SHORT-TERM CONTRACT ASSIGNMENT

OBJECTIVE
Develop an anti-discrimination training session appropriate for use in the international development sector and sub-Saharan African context. Training materials should address diversity, equity, and inclusion. The training should be relevant to a multi-cultural working environment and applicable U.S. Government-regulations.

SCOPE OF WORK
Create an engaging and interactive anti-discrimination training that encompasses implicit bias, gender, socioeconomic status, race, etc. for senior leaders and employees;
Present and train country teams;
Perform a post-training survey.

DELIVERABLES
Anti-discrimination presentation to be used by MGIC in one or more locations, based on the award.
In-person training.
Post-training survey and survey analysis.

SELECTION CRITERIA
MGIC will evaluate and score responses based on the following criteria:
Experience developing and conducting anti-discrimination training sessions in sub-Saharan Africa – 35%
Quality of draft sensitivity training plan and proposal – 35%
Availability – 20%
Cost – 10%

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
The RFP is not and shall not be considered an offer by MGIC.
All responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated on the RFP. Any late responses will be rejected.
Any unresponsive proposals will be rejected.
MGIC reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or cancel the procurement process at any time, without assigning any reason, and shall have no liability to any bidders submitting proposals for rejection or cancellation of the procurement.
Information provided by MGIC in this RFP is offered in good faith, and MGIC requests that it be treated confidentially.
The respondents are solely obligated to pay for all costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by the bidder or any third parties, in connection with the submission of a proposal. All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of MGIC, subject to claims of confidentiality by the bidder, which have been clearly marked as confidential by the bidder.

TIMETABLE
Questions submitted via email no later than – May 20, 2019
Responses to questions shared with the potential respondents – May 22, 2019
Proposal due date – May 31, 2019

POINT OF CONTACT
Mr. Herty Cortez Diaz, University of Maryland, Baltimore, email: hcortezdiaz@umaryland.edu

METHOD OF APPLICATION
The proposal shall be no more than 5 pages to include: a summary of experience conducting this type of training in sub-Saharan Africa, a draft training plan outlining the key steps to be undertaken, availability to perform this work on the ground, and breakdown of associated costs. The proposal should demonstrate knowledge of potential pitfalls and challenges in conducting this type of in-person training in the geographic area specified. The respondent shall attach a reference list and CVs of the key individuals performing these services. The reference list and CVs will not be considered part of the 5-page limit. Any proposals that do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected.

Interested parties shall submit a proposal, written in English, no later than May 31, 2019, at 6:00 pm EDT via email to hcortezdiaz@umaryland.edu. Please note that this proposal shall be valid for a minimum of 90 days.

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