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Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) Services

Virginia, United States
Government : Federal
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NAICS code 541611 *************** and General *********


A.    THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. In accordance with Federal *********** (FAR) 10.002, this notice issued for the purpose of market research.  This request is for planning purposes only and does not constitute a Solicitation or an indication the Government will contract for the items contained in this notice.   This notice is not to be construed as an *********** Request For Proposal (RFP) nor is any commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract implied nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request.


The Government shall not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with submission of the information requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this notice.   Any response received will not be used as a proposal.  The U. S. Department of State seeks to identify potential SMALL BUSINESS SOURCES capable of providing services as identified in this notice.  Small Business contractors interested in performing this project must submit a detailed Statement of Qualifications and Capabilities, which demonstrates their experience and ability in the field of work described in this notice.



The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP) is interested in conducting market research for potential qualified and capable Small Businesses. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, countering the flow of illegal narcotics and minimizing transnational crime.  INL plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U. S. international drug and crime assistance. INL's technical support, tailored to bolster capacities of partner countries through multilateral, regional, and country-specific programs.  Monitoring and (M&E) the effectiveness of these programs is imperative to the efficient administration of this vital technical assistance.   The project shall require vendors to provide qualified DC-based and in-country M&E support staff.


INL/WHP requires M&E services to provide enhanced assistance to the development of systematic M&E policies and procedures; the creation of academically defensible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop an M&E data , analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  This will help INL/WHP achieve compliance with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA). FATAA codifies many of the gains in monitoring and , reporting on the performance of U. S. foreign assistance and its contribution to the policies and priorities undertaken by the Federal Government that the U. S. Department of State is already working towards.


There are four (4) components of this requirement.


1.  Washington D. C. - Based M&E Support - The contractor shall furnish a team of performance experts who will support INL/WHP in developing performance measures for INL/WHP programs and projects.  This team shall be based in the Washington D.C. metro area.  This team will thoroughly define each performance measure, for example, through Performance Definition Forms (PMDFs) and Variable Definition Forms (VDFs), which explain each measure and serve as a record of data collection methodology.  This team will oversee the personnel located at various overseas posts as defined later in this solicitation and hereinafter referred to as "in-country M&E Specialists," prevent duplication of effort, establish and manage reporting cycles, and develop analytical reports for INL/WHP use.  As required, this team may also deploy to develop performance measures in conjunction with the in-country M&E Specialists, develop Data Collection Tools (DCTs), and collect data from third party so...

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