The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities – in the conflict and disaster affected areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict and disaster- affected populations on the basis of humanitarian and human rights principles. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a special unit of DRC has operated in Somaliland since 1999 and in South Central Somalia since 2007 clearing mines and implementing interventions in alternative violence reduction. DDG’s approach has since evolved to support community and district-level planning committees that addresses an array of public safety concerns whether related to firearms, explosive remnants of war, and local conflict.
The Danish Refugee Council – Somalia is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to displacement affected communities and persons.
DRC/DDG Somalia is developing a register of Pre-Qualified Consultants to assist with various assignments connected to our program work. We are looking for individuals with broad range of expertise in one or more of the following sectors and subsectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Durable Solutions, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.
DRC/DDG Somalia will pre-qualify Consultants who can provide or undertake the following consultancy services, related to the sectors/subsectors mentioned above and in section 1.2 below; Baseline assessments, evaluations both mid-term and end line as well as studies both desk and research-based to inform programming and policy. Consultancy firms should be able to demonstrate their competency in Cash programming/cash transfers, Emergency programming, Conflict resolution, Environmental Management, Film making/Photography, Age, Gender and diversity programming, Graphic design, Household Economy Analysis (HEA), Market development, Natural resource management, Organizational development, Project evaluation, Small-scale, Capacity building/Trainers/facilitators (English, Arabic, Somali and French speaking) and Value chains assessment. The expertise we seek are specific to DRC’s three program platforms: Integrated emergency response; solutions and root causes.
Thematic sector briefs
Below are some short exemplifications of activities under each sector in aid of application process:
- Shelter and Non-food Items:
Provision of shelter (in emergency, transitional and protracted programming situations) including innovative shelter solutions, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.
- Food Security and Livelihoods:
Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.
Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability assessments, legal aid, housing, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, protection monitoring of rights violations and rights awareness-raising
- Durable Solutions
Conduct solution analysis on refugees and IDPS using the ReDSS Solutions framework for those residing in camps and in urban contexts to inform multi-sectorial rights and needs based programing. Conduct IDP Intention Surveys. Provide specific recommendations on how to improve voluntary return, local integration and self-reliance programing and policies.
- Economic Recovery and Market systems:
Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation, tracer studies, Natural resource management/Resilience programming, disaster Risk reductions and Early warning action.
- Coordination & Operational Services:
Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide
- Community Infrastructure & Services:
Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk frameworks (including response, planning and reduction at community level.
- Humanitarian Mine Action:
Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities (mine risk education) – with special focus o on vulnerable groups men, women, boys and girls from the hazardous effects of mines and other ERWs as well how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of suspected hazard areas and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.
- Armed Violence Reduction (AVR):
Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation; conflict analysis; reinvigoration of traditional mechanisms and documentation of customary laws; security and governance; community-policing, police and justice institutional capacity buildings and partnerships; etc.
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH):
Water supply (in Emergency situations either directly or through vouchers); hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education; construction, rehabilitation and of latrines including faecal sludge management systems; installation water points (boreholes, wells, berkads, and hafirs) as well as water safety and handling (such as water storage and water purification).
Education programming including and not limited to education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.
Specific instructions to applicants
Applicants will be informed, in due course regarding the result of the evaluation of their applications. Only pre-qualified firms under this process will be invited to bid for the projects at a later stage.
Any false statement(s) by the Applicant will result into disqualification at any stage of the process.
The name and mailing address of the Applicant should be clearly written and specified in the documentation shared.
All applications shall be prepared in English language. Information in any other language must be accompanied by translation in English. DRC/DDG reserves the rights for disqualification in case of non-compliance of the above requirement.
The Applicants must respond to all questions and provide complete and verifiable information with complete supporting data as advised in this document. Any failure to provide essential information or references may result in dis-qualification of the Applicant.
The clarifications (if required by the DRC/DDG) may be asked by post/other communication means or discussed in a meeting at a mutually agreed time and date
Pre-qualification of firms
Consultancy firm’s/consultants pre-qualification will be based on DRC/DDG policies led by the pre-qualification team as shown in succeeding clauses regarding the firms/consultants general and particular experience in the previously mentioned sector/s and/or including; their ability to perform the aforementioned activities, personnel capabilities and financial position as demonstrated by the Applicant’s responses in the forms attached within this document and in any supporting documents provided. Sub-contractor’s experience and resources shall not be taken into account in determining the Applicant’s compliance with the qualifying criteria. However, Joint Venture experience & resources shall be considered and the applicant will be required to provide documentary proof of the same. A consortium or Association of firms will be considered for similar treatment as in case of Joint Venture. DRC/DDG reserves the right to waive minor deviations, as long as these do not materially affect the capability of an Applicant to perform its obligations as per the DRC/DDG terms of agreement. Experience and resources of the firms/consultants intended to be employed as sub-awardees/consultants shall not be taken into account in determining the Applicant’s compliance with the qualifying criteria.
Closing date and time for receipt of Tenders 15-02-2021 04:30 PM E.A.T