Request for Proposals for Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors (SPANS) Grant Solicitation and Management (GSM)

Issuance Date:                                 July 28, 2017

Deadline for Questions:                 August 4, 2017 at 13:00 (Washington, DC time)

Revised Deadline for Questions:  August 8, 2017 at 13:00 (Washington, DC time)

Questions Posted:                          On or about August 11, 2017                

Closing Date:                                   August 28, 2017 at 13:00 (Washington, DC time)


Prospective Offerors:

The purpose of this announcement is to invite individuals and organizations to submit proposals to World Learning in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) No 3. for a Contractor to Develop Community-level Case Management Guidance to Support Family Care for Children with Disabilities, for use by those working in child carelui reform such as front-line social workers, para-social workers, project planners/designers, managers, practitioners, etc. World Learning is acting on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF). The contract awarded under this RF will be a contract from the Special Programs to Address the Need of Survivors (SPANS) Grant Solicitation and Management (GSM) Program and will be managed by World Learning. The purpose of the contract is to develop a set of guidance and resource materials for use by social work case management personnel in low-income countries to increase the effectiveness of their work in facilitating family and community-based care for children with disabilities. The guidance will also provide relevant information for project planners/designers and managers to effectively design and manage programs that support the reintegration and prevention of family separation of children with disabilities.

On behalf of USAID, World Learning is seeking to contract a qualified contractor to develop the guidance and resource materials. The contract is expected to be for a period of approximately 100 consultancy days, starting on or about October 1, 2017. We expect to receive competitive proposals for a cost-reimbursement Contract not to exceed $77,000 inclusive of travel and related expenses. If, in your expert opinion, the requested proposal description cannot be accomplished for a price of $77,000 or less, please include a brief explanation regarding why the bid you submit exceeds $77,000.

Proposals must be received by August 28, 2017 at 13:00 (Washington, DC time). Proposals received after the closing date/time will not be considered for review or funding. A complete response must consist of the following documents in electronic format:

  1. Technical Proposal that includes the following:
    1. Cover page that includes the name of the Offeror, proposed contract cost amount (in USD), office address, phone, fax, and email of at least two (2) individuals for contact purposes;
    2. Table of Contents
    3. List of Acronyms
    4. Executive Summary
    5. Technical Narrative
  2. Cost Proposal that includes the following:
    1. Budget Summary (see Annex III)
    2. Detailed Budget (see Annex III)
    3. Budget Notes
  3. Attachments:
    1. One writing sample in English, preferably of published work in the areas of child protection and/or persons with disabilities (e.g. guidance manual, toolkit, or training material for personnel in developing countries).
    2. Completed Past Performance Reference Table(s) (see Annex I)
    3. Proposed Work Plan (see Annex II)
    4. Biographical Data Form 1420 for key project personnel (see Annex IV)

In total, the proposal shall not be more than 20 pages. This page limit excludes the following items: cover page, table of contents, list of acronyms, executive summary, cost proposal, and attachments.

All responses must be transmitted via e-mail and addressed to

The Full RFP is available to download on World Learning’s website and consists of the following:

Section A – Program Description

Section B – Proposal Instructions

Section C – Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Questions concerning this RFP should be submitted by email to by August 8, 2017 at 13:00 (Washington, DC time). A list of questions and answers will be posted on World Learning’s website on or about August 11, 2017. If you encounter problems downloading the RFP off the internet, please send an email to

The SPANS/GSM Project is funded through a USAID Cooperative Agreement No. DFD-A-00-08-00260-00 awarded to World Learning for the purpose of providing solicitation, award, and management services to USAID’s Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Issuance of this RFP, or the submission of a proposal, does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. Government and/or World Learning, nor does it commit the U.S. Government and/or World Learning to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. The U.S. Government reserves the right not to fund any and/or all of the Offers received. 



Full RFP

Annex I - Past Performance Reference Table(s)

Annex II - Proposed Work Plan

Annex III - Budget Template

Annex IV - Biographical Data Form 1420

Annex V - Amendment 1

Annex VI – Questions and Answers