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20 Juin 2019 Il y a 1 an

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

General Information

 This request for proposal (RFP) provides to those interested in submitting proposals (“Bidders”) sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for the Rule of Law Initiative Tunisia’s consideration on behalf of the American Bar Association. Bidders should be legally registered associations and institutions.

Issuing Department.

The Rule of Law Initiative Tunisia has issued this RFP on behalf of the American Bar Association. The point of contact in the ABA for the RFP shall be, the issuing employees for this RFP, Montassar Ben Slimane, [email protected]. and Marco Soliman, [email protected]. Please refer all inquiries to the issuing employee with copy to Elizabeth Givens, [email protected].

Program Deliverables:

ABA ROLI will support the “Institut Supérieur de la Magistrature” (ISM)’s efforts to build their capacity to provide online trainings to students and CLE for Judges.

Type of Contract.

The contract must comply with the ABA Contract Policy and will be reviewed by the ABA’s General Counsel’s Office. ABA entities do not have separate legal standing to enter into oral or written contracts in their own names. All contracts are entered into on behalf of the American Bar Association. The issuing department, in its sole discretion, may undertake negotiations with Bidders whose proposal, in the judgement of the issuing department, show them to be qualified, responsible and capable of performing the project or providing the goods. Only staff members au thorized by the ABA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer have authority to execute contractual agreements on behalf of the ABA.

Rejection of Proposals.

The issuing employee reserves the right, in their sole and complete discretion, to reject any proposal received as a result of this RFP.

Incurring of Costs.

The ABA is not liable for any costs the Bidder incurs in preparation and submission of its proposal, in participating in the RFP process or in anticipation of the award of the contract.

Questions and Answers.

If a Bidder has any questions regarding this RFP, the Bidder must submit the questions by email to the issuing employee named in Section 1.2 of the RFP. If the Bidder has questions, they must be submitted via email no later than the date indicated on the Bid Timetable. The Bidder shall not attempt to contact the issuing employee by any other means. All questions and all answers will be provided to all Bidders by the deadline date indicated on the Bid Timetable.

Response Date.

To be considered for selection, electronic submission must arrive to the issuing employee on the date specified in the Bid Timetable.

To be considered, Bidders should submit a complete response to this RFP, using the format provided in Section 2.0, providing an electronic copy in PDF format to the issuing employee. The Bidder shall make no other distribution of its proposal to any other Bidder or ABA employee or ABA consultant. An official authorized to bind the Bidder to its provisions must sign the proposal in Appendix A. For this RFP, the proposal must remain valid until a contract is fully executed. If the issuing employee selects the Bidder’s proposal for award, the contents of the selected Bidder’s proposal will become, except to the extent the contents are changed through Best and Final Offers or negotiations, contractual obligations.

Discussions for Clarification.

Bidders may be required to make an oral or written clarification to their proposals to the issuing employee to ensure thorough mutual understanding and Bidder responsiveness to the solicitation requirements. The issuing employee will initiate requests for clarification.

Prime Contractor Responsibilities.

The contract will require the selected Bidder to assume responsibility for all services offered in its proposal whether it produces them itself or by subcontract. The issuing employee will consider the selected Bidder to be the sole point of contact with regard to contractual matters.

Proposal Contents.

Bidders should not label proposal submissions as confidential or proprietary. The issuing employee will hold all proposals in confidence and will not reveal or discuss any proposal with competitors for the contract, unless disclosure is required:

  • Under the provisions of any State or United States statute or regulation; or
  • By rule or order of any court of competent jurisdiction.

All material submitted with the proposal becomes the property of the ABA and may be returned only at the issuing employee’s option. The issuing employee, in its sole discretion, may include any person other than competing Bidders on its proposal evaluation committee. The issuing employee has the right to use any or all ideas presented in any proposal regardless of whether the proposal becomes part of a contract.

Best and Final Offers.

The issuing employee reserves the right to conduct discussions with Bidders for obtaining “best and final offers.” To obtain best and final offers from Bidders, the issuing department may do one or more of the following: enter into pre-selection negotiations; schedule oral presentations; and request revised proposals.

Term of Contract.

The term of the contract will commence on the Effective Date and will end July 31, 2019. The Effective Date will be 26 June 2019 or the date of countersignature, whichever is later. The selected Bidder shall not start the performance of any work prior to the effective date of the contract and the ABA shall not be liable to pay the selected Bidder for any service or work performed or expenses incurred before the effective date of the contract. The contract is not considered approved until the terms have been reviewed and approved by the Office of General Counsel. An “American Bar Association Office of General Counsel” approval seal will appear on the contract with the signature of the attorney approving the terms of the contract.

Use of Electronic Versions of this RFP.

This RFP is being made available by electronic means. If a Bidder electronically accepts the RFP, the Bidder acknowledges and accepts full responsibility to ensure that no changes are made to the RFP.

Proposal Requirements

Statement of the Services.

Briefly state your understanding of the services required by the RFP. Include a high-level management summary of how your company will effectively satisfy the services required.

Proposed Approach.

Describe your approach in detail for accomplishing the work as specified in Section 3.0 of this document.

Price Submittal.

Bidders must not include any assumptions in their price submittals. If the Bidder includes assumptions in its price submittal, the issuing employee may reject the proposal. All prices must be included so that the total spending required by the ABA is clearly defined.

Specifications and Work Statement

    • Objective: To develop a online course on Law No. 5 of 2016 on the right to counsel and a platform for hosting the course. The course will be used to increase knowledge of legal professionals on the application of the law. Estimated usership is 5000+.
    • Specifications: The key specifications for the development of the e-learning course on Law No. 5 of 2016, shall include:
  • Development of course in Arabic that includes up to 10 modules, including an introductory module. ABA ROLI will provide content of the modules. Modules will include texts, graphics, and jurisprudence on the law.
  • Modules should be able to be made interactive, and should close with a multiple choice quizzes for each module, and include a completion certificate
  • Online course should include options for downloading PDFs, powerpoints, and word documents
  • Should include pop-up buttons/boxes that show defintions of the legal terms or include explanatory notes
  • Should include ability to link to internal or external resources (e.g. websites, embedded PDF documents, videos, etc.)
  • Should include text boxes for learners to reflect on lessons and provide feedback
  • Should use attractive and innovative media and design (e.g. animation, graphics, etc) to engage learners and support knowledge acquisition
  • Interface should be user-friendly and include navigational elements that are user friendly this includes:
    • Navigation buttons and easy functional links;
    • Search function availability;
    • The user should be able to stop the course at any time and restart from the same point;
    • Users should know where they are in the course and can move easily within and between modules
    • Note approximate time used to complete the modules
    • Accessible for users with low bandwidth
  • Course should be mobile compatible
  • Bearing in mind the low internet connectivity of some target users, propose an offline solution (e.g.possibility to download the course into a computer (windows, mac or linux) or flash drive or install the same in an android or a mac device to use it in an offline mode).
  • Vendor should provide hosting for course
    • Course may be hosted on separate website or on a current website of ABA ROLI’s local partner; course should integrated through the partners’ website if possible
    • Where possible, opensource platforms should be utilized to ensure smooth handover to ABA ROLI partners.
  • Vendor should include maintenance and user support for one year.
  • Should include customized registration page to allow users to register
    • Should have option to disable registration and pre-generate a list of username and passwords
  • Course and materials will be owned by ABA ROLI’s Tunisian local partners, and ABA ROLI and partners should have the ability to do the following:
    • View the list of registered users
    • Track individual learners’ use of the course, progress made, and quiz scores, provide checks to ensure proper usage
    • Survey course learners to provide feedback on the course
    • Generate certificates evidencing course completion
    • Analytics of Usage
    • Other materials, to be further identified
  • Pilot delivery and review: The vendor will be expected to be available for the first pilot delivery of the e-learning course and subsequent review/enhancement of the modules based on user feedback
  • Additional information/technical details recommended by the vendor are welcome

 

The vendor’s proposed approach to accomplishing the above scope of work must be clearly detailed in the Response to this RFP. Bidders should provide a narrative proposal, per Appendix B, that provides detailed descriptions of the following:

Organizational Capacity Statement:

Bidders should describe background and mandate of the organization. They whould also describe their organizational capacity to carry out the work in this RFP. This should include a detailed description of the capacity to develop the course and highlight previous experience in carrying out similar work.

Approach:

The proposal shall provide an overall approach that includes effective development of the course modules.

Timeline:

The Bidder must submit a timeline in the propsoal detailing plans for implementation.

Budget:

The Bidder must provide a line-item budget for all activities under this program.The estimated budget shall be between 10,000 – 15,000 TND. Budgets shall not exceed 15,000 TND.

References:

The Bidder must provide three (3) references who can attest to the success of previous work.

 

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Be received according to the dates set in the Bid Timetable;
  • Be properly signed by a representative of the Bidder who is eligible to bind them in contract with the ABA;
  • Be in accordance with all instructions as set forth herein.
  • The issuing employee reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to waive technical or immaterial nonconformities in a Bidder’s proposal
  • Planned approach to accomplish the project objective in accordance with Section 4.0 of this RFP; Bidder’s will be evaluated on the understanding of the needs of ABA ROLI for the creation of this e-learning course and platform for hosting.
  • Experience managing similar projects: Bidders will be evaluated based previous work of developing e-learning courses (including those in Arabic). This criterion also covers quality of previous work as per references and feedback from references.
  • Timeline: This will include evaluation of the Bidder’s capacity to begin work in June and timeline for effective implementation before the end of the project on July 31.
  • Price: Bidders shall be evaluated based on the cost effectiveness of the budget.

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