LRQS-2021-9164493 Design and development of GenU (Social Innovation) Toolkit
Deadline on:03-Feb-2021 10:00 (GMT 7.00) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. In Thailand, UNICEF delivers programmes in a number of areas including early childhood development, quality education, adolescent development and participation, and child protection. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens not only will give all children and young people the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries.
Of the 65.1 million people living in Thailand, approximately 8.7 million, or 13 per cent, are adolescents aged 10–19 and approximately 9.2 million are 15–24, which accounts for 13.83 per cent of the total population. This population group is crucial for the development of the country as Thailand’s demography is rapidly changing with a high number of the aging population. By 2045, the age dependency ratio of dependents aged 0 to 14 and over the age of 65 will surpass 50 per cent from 20 per cent in 2017, meaning that less than two people will have to support one elderly compared to some five-working people today. Investing in these young people now on their health, education, skills to prepare them to assume a responsible role in families, workplaces, communities and the country at large to become productive citizens is crucial for the development of the country. UNICEF also strongly believes that young people are best placed to solve the problems they face as nobody understands them better than they themselves do.
Starting in 2018, UNICEF Thailand along with partners from various industries have participated in the Global Generation Unlimited (GenU) Youth Challenge, a global initiative which calls on young innovatorsfrom around the world to design solutions through a human-centered design process to solve the problems they face, focusing in particular on issues related to education, employment and civic engagement. Since the first round of the challenge in 2018/19, nearly 1,000 young people from across Thailand have submitted ideas, covering issues from unemployment among juveniles in conflict with the law and young people with disabilities and school drop outs to mental health, bullying, sustainable tourism and more.
Following the success of the GenU Youth Challenge, where teams from Thailand became world champions for two consecutive years, UNICEF wishes to introduce the GenU Youth Challenge process through a user-friendly social innovation toolkit to help young people across the country develop solutions to effectively solve the problems they face. By repackaging the GenU Youth Challenge process into an easy-to-use toolkit that is also easy to disseminate, UNICEF aims to expand its reach by launching the “GenU Toolkit” at school and community levels to reach more young people across Thailand and help aspiring social innovators come up with solutions for the problems facing the society and country at large.
Objectives, Purpose & Expected results
UNICEF Thailand is looking for an agency/company (contractor)with technical expertise in educational product desings, especially in designing and developing innovative learning tools to foster learning experience that is more engaging, powerful and impressive. Specifically, the contractor will review the GenU Youth Challenge manual as well as the UPSHIFT youth social innovation and social entrepreneurship toolkit, then design a youth and user-friendly toolkit, targeting in particular users from the age 14 to 24, with an evaluation tool, that can be broadly disseminated and used in various settings and contexts including in schools and communities.
The contractor will work in close consultation with UNICEF Adolescent Development and ParticipationOfficers, Education Officer, Communication Officer (Volunteer Engagement) and Innovation Officer throughout the designing, testing and pre-production phases of the assignment.
UNICEF Thailand has now issued a Request for Quotations reference to LRQS-2021-9164493 in order to select a qualified agency/company (contractor) to provide the Design and development of GenU (Social Innovation) Toolkit.
The objective of this assignment is to seek a qualified agency/company (contractor) with technical expertise in educational product designs, especially in designing and developing innovative learning tools to foster learning experience that is more engaging, powerful and impressive. Specifically, the contractor will review the GenU Youth Challenge manual as well as the UPSHIFT youth social innovation and social entrepreneurship toolkit, then design a youth and user-friendly toolkit, targeting in particular users from the age 14 to 24, with an evaluation tool, that can be broadly disseminated and used in various settings and contexts including in schools and communities.
For more details, kindly refer to the attached Terms of Reference
The below lists of solicitation documents are hereby attached for your kind reference:
- LRQS-2021-9164493 (21 pages) including UNICEF-General Terms and Conditions – Annex A
- Term of Reference (TOR) – Annex B
- Technical Response Form – Annex C – to be completed
- Financial Response Form- Annex D- to be completed and return in open excel (without password)
In preparation of your submission, please provide mandatory document as following:
1. Signed RFQ form – page 3 from the LRQS document
2. Completed of Technical Response Form – Annex C
Optional – other relevant document (containing technical proposal) attach to Annex C
3. Completed of Financial Response Form – Annex D
Should you have any questions to the RFQ, please submit your queries to Puntita Sookchareon at [email protected] with cc to [email protected] and [email protected] and and [email protected] no later than 28th January 2021 – so that all queries could be clarified and circulated to all bidder before the deadline. We look forward to receiving your proposals within a given timeline.
Kindly submit your proposal by reply (all) to this email at the soonest possible or before 3 February 2021, at 10:00 am Bangkok time.
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