Call for Tender – External Quality Control Services (CERV-DAPHNE _ END GBV in VET)

EVBB, leader of the END GBV in VET project, has published a Request for Proposals, for an assignment for an External Quality Control. Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 27/05/2022

END GBV in VET – Full service to increase capacity and awareness for disrupting gender-based violence in the VET sphere (Project ID: 101049592 CERV- DAPHNE).

The General Objective of the Project: The END_GBV in VET focuses on piloting a full service as support offices for VET providers so as to increase the capacity and awareness for disrupting gender-based violence in the VET sphere. This will be achieved by capacity building of students, their teachers/staff, and interested parents in addressing issues relevant to GBV, strengthening existing structures of the institutions by the integrated approach through the operation of a full service in the campus that will provide information, training, support, and consultations”.

The purpose of the assignment is to establish all the actions, procedures, measures, indicators and systems that will secure the quality of the outputs and processes, allowing their close and continuous monitoring and reviewing during END GBV lifespan. The Quality Assessment and Evaluation activities optimizes the internal communication procedures of the consortium, to ensure the quality of project outputs and to safeguard high quality of the deliverables and all Work Packages of the END GBV project, and complements Project Management, throughout projects lifespan, involving all partners in a collaborative way. More specifically, it provides the necessary information to manage the project’s quality in all its life-cycle, from planning to implementation and evaluation.

The assignment includes:

  • Task 1: Project impact assessment and evaluation
    Project impact assessment and evaluation will play a key part in the initiative’s management and co-ordination.
    The main project activity around which the impact assessment will be centred to the project trainings and the operation of the service of the support office. An impact assessment survey questionnaire will be developed jointly by the external evaluator and consortium and recruited participants will be asked to fill it in before the training, straight after the training and 1-2 months after the training, for which they will sign a commitment letter during the event. The questionnaire will seek to establish the baseline of knowledge and attitude about addressing gender-based violence, what immediate insight participants have gathered and possible attitudinal changes, and how this knowledge has impacted their student life and work (for staff) in the period, following the training. The questionnaire will be distributed online or offline in accordance with the preferences of participants. Partners responsible for awareness raising campaigns will also feed in numerical data from the outreach of the campaigns, again disaggregated, wherever possible, by nationality, sex, age and occupation.
    The impact assessment and evaluation activity will result in a special report the evaluator, consulted by project consortium, Steering Committee and Advisory Board (AB), will draft towards the end of the initiative.
  • Task 2: Quality Assessment Mechanism
    The mechanism of quality assessment aims to ensure that the project, procedures, methodology, deliverables and project results meet high quality standards and certain specifications that will be set through quality assessment. The QA manual will be developed aiming to fully satisfy the contractual obligations of the consortium, defining the procedures, tools, systems, and guidelines for the effective quality management of the Contract:
    1. Document Control: standard document control procedures will be applied in all phases of the contract to ensure the accurate dissemination of information following the guidelines of DG Justice & Consumers.
    2. Record Control: all documents related to the implementation of the Contract (assessment reports, fact sheets, studies, etc.) will be clearly identified, classified, and kept for future reference.
    3. Quality Control of Deliverables: all deliverables produced will be reviewed for their quality against certain standards and criteria.

In order to assess the level to which the goals and results envisaged for the project have been accomplished. The Quality Assessment Mechanism will be ongoing throughout the rollout of the project and the findings of the quality assessment procedure, will be included in the Quality Assessment Report and will be led by the AB.

More details here:

Total Maximum Value of the Assignment: 8.000 €. The service provided is not subject to VAT due to EU cross-border transaction
Duration: 24 Months
Deadline for Submission: 27.05.2022