Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 22 October 2020

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 22 October 2020

  • Tender Closing Date: 23 November 2020

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



DFID is seeking to appoint a Research Programme Consortium (RPC) to deliver new rigorous and operationally relevant research on the most effective approaches to implementing Early Childhood Development (ECD) at scale in LMIC contexts. The RPC will be required to design, manage and implement a £15.55m multi-country, interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral research programme on Early Childhood Development (ECD), and foster significant uptake of the research findings. The programme will run for five years with the potential to extend for a further three years. The RPC will bring together experts in systems thinking, implementation science, as well as specialist researchers across all the ECD domains of the Nurturing Care Framework (NCF) - and develop understanding on how to build coherent multi-sectoral ECD systems which can enable the delivery of quality ECD in a sustainable manner for all children. This programme is co-funded by DFID and New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Ross McGarry

Address: FCDO, Abercrombie House Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride,
G75 8EA

Telephone: 07469 105904

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £15,725,000 - £15,725,000