Date of the EoI: 16 Sep 2020
Closing Date of the EoI: 24 Sep 2020
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1. Purpose of Expression of Interest (EoI)
Water Aid is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) from NGOs (with valid FCRA registration) working in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka for expanding its work to improve the lives of communities and creating self-sustaining WASH solutions.
Preference will be given to NGOs with experience of working in WASH and with implementation experience in Soil and Water Conservation/ Watershed management. Preference will also be given to NGOs based in Nanded and Baramati districts in Maharashtra and in Bangalore district (Kumbalgodu if possible) in Karnataka, currently working there, or having worked there in the past two years.
WaterAid has identified three districts namely Nanded and Baramati districts in Maharashtra and Kumbalgodu in Bangalore district in Karnataka where it can make a significant impact. The program design is focused on working with rural and tribal communities and other stakeholders located in the river basins to find solutions on issues of water conservation, replenishment and restoration, access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
A partnership in these areas would help to mitigate water risks ensuring the long-term and sustainable health of communities and other stakeholders, and reduce uncertainties in associated supply chains. As part of work on drinking water security, the project will include information on high water consumption and help strengthen water management practices. In addition, the project will demonstrate community-based solutions for issues of water conservation, replenishment and restoration thereby increasing evidence base for the local government, enhancing support to replicate and scale up impact.
The Project approach is also to ensure context specific water supply technologies which will address the local problems around water access and availability and that local stakeholders including the community members are engaged in and will take responsibility for the proper use and management of facilities created.
The three proposed locations for this project struggle with groundwater depletion and fresh water scarcity. According to government data, households in these locations have access to sanitation, however these are typically leach pit toilets that pose a high risk of groundwater contamination.
We have a long-term view of our interventions and would like to build lasting partnerships. This current requirement is till 30th June, 2021. Future commitments are not confirmed as yet but would be worked upon.
3. Eligibility for participating in the EoI
The organisations eligible for submitting the expression of interest need to have:
- Valid FCRA registration
- Annual budget of approximately Rs. 3 Crore for the last three years
- Established in Maharashtra and Karnataka (preference will be given to NGOs either based in the districts mentioned in this EOI, currently working there, or having demonstrated presence in these districts in past two years)
4. Submission of Expression of Interest (EoI)
Interested NGOs are encouraged to submit a formal letter / e-mail expressing their interest in undertaking such work along with the documents (as mentioned below) for a desk review. Please use the below mentioned format for sending your EoI. EoIs should be sent to email@example.com , no later than 10:00 PM on 24th September 2020. Please quote “Providing WASH access to communities in Maharashtra and Karnataka” as the subject in your correspondence.
Please note that this is only a call for Expression of Interest and we are not seeking bids or proposals at this stage. A response to this Call for Expression of Interest does not automatically ensure that you will be selected to participate in the request for proposal. After the desk review of the documents, we will contact the NGOs for a financial assessment for shortlisting NGOs who would be invited for a detailed selection process.
Water Aid reserves the right to change or cancel requirements at any time during the EoI and/or solicitation process. Water Aid also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing the final RFP. If you have any questions about this EoI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org