Invitation to Tender: Climate FORTH Project Monitoring & Evaluation Support (Oct 2023 – Sept 2026). Closing 12 noon, Monday 25 September 2023.

RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Inner Forth Futures partnership (IFF), wishes to commission a consultant or agency to deliver the ‘contractor specific’ monitoring and evaluation support work for the c.£1.6m Climate FORTH: Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage project as set out within the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. The work will be delivered between October 2023 and September 2026 as part of the Climate FORTH project’s delivery phase. The value of the work will be up to £29,913 excluding VAT.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Framework includes process monitoring, impact monitoring and monitoring support. It was created in 2022 as part of the Climate FORTH development phase and formed part of our successful Stage 2 application to National Lottery Heritage Fund’s grants for heritage.

This contract will involve working closely with the Project Manager and other members of the Climate FORTH team and IFF partnership, building on their strong understanding of the project and its activities. It is critical that the contractor undertaking the work is realistic in the scope required and able to communicate with a wide range of audiences. The work undertaken by the consultant will support the Climate FORTH project team and IFF partnership in tracking and presenting the progress, impact and reach of the Climate FORTH project in its delivery phase. We anticipate this work is largely desk-based, but by agreement would benefit from visiting the Inner Forth area during our community engagement /other events or partnership meetings. By agreement meetings can be held face to face or over Zoom/ Microsoft Teams.

Full details can be found in the downloads provided below: Invitation to tender (word & pdf versions); ITT Appendix - Climate Forth Monitoring & Evaluation Framework.

Your tender response should be emailed to Kate Fuller, Climate FORTH Project Manager by 12 noon Monday 25 September 2023.  If you wish to discuss any aspect of this tender prior to tendering, please email or call 07860 592 061 before Friday 22 September.

Subject to mutual availability, we anticipate holding an online start up meeting w/c 2 October 2023, ideally between Monday 2 and Wednesday 4 October 2023.

Only tenders submitted in accordance with the RSPB’s Terms and Conditions will be considered. Any tenders that are incomplete, or received after the time indicated, may be disregarded.

The successful candidate should demonstrate previous experience in similar work. Thanks to Lottery players, these works are funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Download Invitation to Tender for Climate FORTH Project Monitoring & Evaluation Support (Oct23-Sept26) Closing 12noon 25 Sept 2023 (1).pdf

Download ITT Aug23 APPENDIX_ Climate FORTH Monitoring & Evaluation Framework Jan2023.pdf

Download Invitation to Tender for Climate FORTH Project Monitoring & Evaluation Support (Oct23-Sept26) Closing 12noon 25 Sept 2023.docx