RFQ: Sport Ireland
RFQ: Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland is requesting quotations for a project on mapping the Irish National Sports Policy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: 11 October
Sport Ireland is the authority tasked with the development of Sport in Ireland. This includes participation in sport, high performance sport, anti-doping, coaching and the development of the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus. Sport Ireland’s remit of work is guided by the National Sports Policy (2018-2027), Sport Ireland’s Statement of Strategy and the National Physical Activity Plan.
Sport Ireland wishes to commission a project to develop frameworks to measure the contribution of the Irish National Sports Policy (2018-2027) to national development priorities and identified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By aligning the NSP to the SDG’s and determining Irish indicators, it will provide a common approach for the development of sport-related policies, implementation plans and strategies along with core principles associated with the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks that will maximise the contribution of sport, physical education and physical activity to sustainable development going forward in Ireland.
An external consultant will be contracted to provide insights on three pillar areas:
- Pillar 1: A desk review of the contribution of sport to the SDGs. This is to include a review of similar or existing projects related to the SDGs in other Government Departments/State Agencies as well as the wider sports sector and establish policy overlaps if applicable.
- Pillar 2: Review the actions of the National Sports Policy (NSP). Identify actions of the NSP that contribute to the SDGs. Priority should be given to identifying and articulating specific SDG targets, or clusters of targets, where there is an Irish evidence base and well developed theoretical frameworks articulating how and why sport can contribute.
- Pillar 3. Document the global SDG indicators to an Irish sports context and develop complementary indicators relevant to Irish sport priorities. Develop an innovative SDG framework for Sport in Ireland. Use the framework to report on a set of baseline measures and progress indicators for each of the relevant SDGs.
Deliverables and specifications of work
The Research and Innovation Unit of Sport Ireland now wish to hire the services of an external consultant to deliver on the three pillars of work identified:
- In collaboration with Sport Ireland, finalise the full list of documents to be included in the high-level desk review of the current status on the contribution of sport to the SDGs. This is to include a review or scoping out of similar or existing projects related to the SDGs in other Government Departments/State Agencies and the wider sports sector and establish policy overlaps if applicable considering the wider context of the SGDs i.e. human rights, health and wellbeing etc.
- Review the actions of the National Sports Policy (NSP). Identify actions of the NSP that contribute to the SDGs. Rather than positioning sport as a generic contributor across all SDGs, priority should be given to identifying and articulating specific SDG targets, or clusters of targets, where there is an Irish evidence base and well-developed theoretical frameworks articulating how and why sport can contribute.
- In order to articulate and strengthen the relevance of sport-related data to specific policy domains and prioritised SDGs, document the global SDG indicators to an Irish sports context and propose a set of Irish model indicators that can track progress and measure the contribution to sustainable development globally.
- Produce a concise report containing an exec summary, introduction, context, method, chapter on each of the 3 pillars, conclusion/recommendation.
- Provide an infographic, three fact sheets and a video script (approximately 90 seconds) to explain and summarise findings.
- Undertake 2 virtual workshops – 1 for internal SI staff and 1 for external stakeholders which includes: PowerPoint slide deck, 20-minute presentation and 20-minute Q&A.
This will involve:
- Advising Sport Ireland on progress of the project.
- Attending an estimated 5 meetings with the Sport Ireland team between the time of awarding of contract, until the end of the process (estimated end October to February). Note: Meetings take place over Zoom. It is estimated that meetings will last approximately 1-2 hours.
- Providing the Sport Ireland team with expert objective advice on the findings of the project.
Sport Ireland estimates that the service to be provided should be delivered over a four month period, from date of award of contract (estimated end October 2021) to February 2022.
Format of submission
Interested persons/consultancies are required to submit a precise and succinct submission outlining how they propose to undertake the assignment within the timeframe.
The submission should not exceed 10 A4 pages in length (not including appendix) and should detail:
- Name, address, e-mail address, telephone number of the company and name of the contact person dealing with the submission.
- A brief history of the company including, length of time trading and a statement of the average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous three years.
- Similar details for any third-party involved in the submission.
Brief History on experience relevant to this assignment:
- Details of key staff to be allocated to the project together with information on their experience relevant to the assignment, including the team leader. A resumé may be included in an Appendix.
- Details of experience of three assignments similar to this assignment undertaken, demonstrating your organisation’s capability to undertake this type and scale of work. In each example please, where possible, identify the client involved and provide a brief description of the service provided to the client with an outline of the overall results. Where possible, please attach final copies of work undertaken.
- Details on knowledge and experience of the Irish sports sector, and strategic sporting issues.
- Details of proposed methodology, highlighting how the desk review study and qualitative analysis will be undertaken whilst prioritising a high-quality output.
Please provide pricing quote (excluding VAT) for proposed services as per Specification of Service Requirements (above). The price quoted should be all-inclusive i.e. it should include all costs related to the project (including travel and any other relevant expenses). The submitted price need not include design/printing costs for the final report.
Alongside providing a pricing quote for the proposed services as per Specification of Service Requirements (above) please provide a single fixed blended daily rate (excluding VAT) for resources to perform any out of scope activities, should the requirement arise. The single fixed blended daily rate should be for all grades of the key personnel assigned to provide the services required. This sum shall include all costs.
The project will not exceed €20,000 (exc. VAT).
Details of submission
Submissions should be marked ‘National Sports Policy and Sustainable Development Goals’ and emailed to Dearbhla Jordan – firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday, 11 October.
See the attached document for further details on the opportunity.