Monday, 24 November 2014

Request for Proposals for Promoting Human Rights by US Department of State

Deadline: 29 December 2014

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is calling for  Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that will partner with companies and civil society for promoting human rights and their respect. The minimum proposal limit should be $100,000 and the maximum limit should be not more than $200,000.

Project Highlights

  • Supply-Chain Monitoring ($200,000 Funds):The proposals should assist a partnership with private companies to encourage improved supply-chain transparency, monitoring, and accountability, with a particular focus on decent working conditions.
  • International Code of Conduct (ICOC) for Private Security Service Providers ($200,000 Funds):DRL requests proposals that monitor activities of private security forces that are party to the International Code of Conduct (ICOC) for Private Security Service Providers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO).
  • Be a public international organization.
  • Be private, public, or state institutions of higher education.
  • Be a for-profit organization or business.
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs.
  • Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects.

Review Criteria

  1. Quality of Program Idea/Inclusivity of Marginalized Population
  2. Program Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives
  3. Cost Effectiveness
  4. Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Multiplier Effect/Sustainability
  6. Institution’s Record and Capacity

Application components: Completed and signed SF-424 and SF424; executive summary; a statement of work or synopsis of the program; a concise breakdown of program objectives, activities and expected results; a brief description of the applicant(s).

How to apply?

  1. Applications must adhere to the DRL’s posted Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for Full Proposals, given on the website.
  2. The applications should be in English or an original document within the application is in another language, an English translation is provided.
  3. Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  4. All the proposals should be sent electronically to the website given in the announcement by the closing date.

For more information, please visit: Human Rights.

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