May 14th, 2020
Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Lebanon through Digital Literacy – ZIVIK
Terms of Reference for the specific task of
Consulting on assessing the organizational and digital capacity of selected organizations and establishing a strategy for Integrating New Practices into the Organizations’ Processes and Culture.
Introduction about the organization
DOT Lebanon is an organization launched in Lebanon since 2010 with headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, working towards enabling people to access and apply information and communication technologies (ICT) to create education, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities. We empower young people, entrepreneurs, schools, and SMEs with the business, digital, and life skills to start businesses, find jobs and generate income.
About the project:
DOT Lebanon and Helvetas Germany have developed a proposal that aims at enhancing the competency of Lebanese civil society organizations in using digital tools for work streams and processes within their organization and in their outreach. The proposal was funded by the German Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and the German Federal Foreign Office in February 2021.
The project will scope 8 civil society organizations that will be selected jointly by DOT Lebanon and Helvetas to take them through a capacity-building process. A particular concern will be for organizations to integrate digital tools into their organizational systems and their organizational culture. Participating organizations are also expected to develop their IT strategy which needs to match with their overall strategy. Coaching will be required to ensure that digital tools and their application becomes an integral part of the organizations’ approach and culture.
You are invited to submit a bid for the consultancy details listed below.
Closing Date: May 14, 2021 – 18.00 Beirut time
Subject: Consultancy for organizational and digital capacity assessment
(a) CURRENCY: USD
(b) RETURN OFFER: EMAIL (✓) FAX ( ) SEALED ENVELOPE ( )
Description of the request
Provision of consultancy for organizational and digital capacity assessment for 8 CSOs participating in the program between May and August 2021.
1- Technical Description
The ZIVIK project aims at assisting organizations through a capacity-building process by providing consultancy in developing their own IT strategy matching with their overall strategy, supporting them in implementing digital services and integrating these solutions into their organizations’ approach and culture.
The consultant role will be key to the project in gathering all needed information from the participants and analyzing their organization, infrastructure, and needs. The consultant should then prepare his report accordingly, which will be the basis for our European partner’s expert consultant to come up with an ICT strategy and roadmap/work plan for each organization with his assistance.
2- Objectives and expected results
3- Specific tasks for the consultant
Suitable methodologies need to be developed and used to respond to the ongoing COVID pandemic and the restrictions in mobility and interactions. We foresee extensive use of online interactions throughout. Since the pandemic situation is very fluid, we expect regular consultations of the consultant with DOT Lebanon and Helvetas over the methodologies planned for particular activities as outlined above.
5- Time frame
The time frame planned for this role is 3 months between May and August 2021
The budget for this position is set at 2,500 USD/month for a 3-month period. The role is required for 21 to 22 working days per month over a period of May to August.
Instructions to Tenderers
The outer envelope/package of your bid must clearly indicate:
ZIVIK (Project Title)
Consultancy for organizational and digital capacity assessment,
Name of your entity
Date of Submission
Att. Mrs. Christiane Baroud Waked
HR & Procurement Manager
DOT Lebanon Office
Mar Abda Street, Sportika Bldg, Floor seven
Jal El Dib, Lebanon (Between 10:00 am and 14:00)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, you can submit the bids by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 14 May, 2021 at 18.00.
For queries please contact Mr. Walid Abou Saifan email@example.com
Each bid should include the below and addressed to the Procurement Person:
Information relating to the evaluation of tenders shall not be disclosed to tenderers or any other persons not officially concerned with such process until information on contract award is communicated to all tenderers.
Any attempt by a tenderer to improperly influence the employer in the evaluation of the tenders or contract award decisions may result in the rejection of its tender.
Clarification of Tenders
To assist in the examination, evaluation, and comparison of the tenders and qualification of the tenderers, the employer may, at its discretion, ask any tenderer for a clarification of its tender, allowing a reasonable time for response. Any clarification submitted by a tenderer that is not in response to a request by the employer shall not be considered. The employer’s request for clarification and the response shall be in writing. No change in the prices or substance of the tender shall be sought, offered, or permitted, except to confirm the correction of arithmetic errors discovered by the employer in the evaluation of the tenders.
Digital Opportunity Trust Lebanon
Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis during the application period, and the position may be filled before the posted application deadline.Application Form