RFP - Conducting an Impact assessment of Community Water Purification Plant (CWPP) via DevNetJobsIndia

water.org

India 🇮🇳

Request for Proposals

for

Conducting an Impact assessment of

Community Water Purification Plant (CWPP)

1. General instructions

A. Water.org requests proposals from research and evaluation firms to conduct an Impact assessment study for a project aimed at improving access to water in selected villages of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India primarily through an innovative model installed by community with the help of Water.org’s implementing partners at the community through community water purification plants (CWPP).

B. The evaluation will require the firm to facilitate and coordinate with Water.org staff and partner’s staff for data collection in the program areas in Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The project requires the firm to submit the deliverables outlines in section 3.

C. Invoicing will occur upon completion and approval of the deliverables outlined in section 3.

D. Water.org is not liable for any expenditure incurred by responding firms prior to issuance of an executed contract with Water.org.

E. Submissions must be typed and submitted only by email and must follow the format of the requests for information in Section 4: Submissions Requirements. Unless agreed upon with Water.org, no changes or corrections to a response will be allowed after the deadline.

F. Proposed schedule:

  • February 20, 2023 – RFP submissions due by 5:00 PM IST.
  • February 28, 2023 – Results announced
  • March 10, 2023 – Contract begins
  • May 31, 2023 – Contract ends

G. The proposals must be submitted by email to Ms. Sabiha Mahboob & Mr. Diwakar Das. The Subject line should read “Impact assessment: Community Water Purification Plants (CWPP) <<name of bidding firm>>.” The proposal must contain a technical proposal and a financial bid using Water.org’s budgeting format.

2. Scope of work

A.         Overview

For 30 years, Water.org has been at the forefront of developing and delivering sustainable solutions to the global water crisis. Water.org pioneers innovative, community-driven and market- based solutions to provide universal access to safe water and sanitation, giving women hope, children health and communities a future. To date, Water.org has positively transformed millions of lives around the world, ensuring a better life for generations ahead.

Through its flagship WaterCredit model, Water.org provides financial and technical assistance to local institutions (primarily microfinance institutions), building their capacity to offer affordable financing for water supply and sanitation services (WSS) to customers at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP). These financial products are designed based on an analysis of local market demand. Philanthropic resources provide the up-front technical assistance financial institutions need to develop these new loan portfolios. The end result: more people empowered with safe water and toilets and a sustainable, local market built for those at the BOP. WaterCredit has reached more than 50 million people across 13 countries through 11 million microloans. The average size of a WaterCredit loan is US$367, and the global average repayment of a WaterCredit loan since 2003 is 99 percent. Further, more than 87 percent of borrowers are women. More details can be found on the organization’s website.

Villages in Maharashtra, TamilNadu and Andhra Pradesh faces the typical hot climate and dry typography especially in the summers. Though the villages have several dug wells, during the summer season, the problems only get compounded as the water in the wells becomes shallow. Considering this high need for water availability in the rural areas, Water.org with the support of donors and its partner agencies has installed 17 community water purification plants at the village level in various locations of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the past one year.

Water.org team developed a social enterprise plan, using affordable credit from the CLF funds and SHG bank linkage, figured that TDS was high (more than 500) in the groundwater, and prepared a project plan accordingly. A blended financing approach was adopted for this model. This is a model run by the community women, the women members provided 10% of the cost as their own contribution (equity), took a loan of 50% from their CLF (community lead federations). After seeing the commitment of the women entrepreneur, Water.org contributed the remaining 40% by building partnership with other similar organisation to provide partial grant support.

So far there are total of 17 CWPP installed, 13 plants in Wardha, Yavatmal, Solapur & Nandurbar in Maharashtra, 2 plants in Pudukottai in TamilNadu and 2 plants in Anantpur and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. All theses plants are functional. Water.org seeks to conduct an impact assessment for these CWPP to see whether this model is sustainable or not.

Basis on the findings, the third-party research firm need to provide the evaluation pathway KPIs and impact that has been created through these plants in the community/intervention areas. 

For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below.

Download Attachment:Attachment A 2023_Jan_RFPfor CWPP Assessment.doc
B. Water.org financial proposal template.xls

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development