Call for Quotations - Researcher

As part of its work plan for the National Terms of Bologna Experts 2011 – 2013, the EUPA intends to conduct an update of a study entitled “The Impact of the Bologna Process in Higher Education Institutions in Malta. An Overview of the targets achieved and future challenges” that was previously funded in the Bologna work cycle 2009 – 2011. This will be made in order to keep pace with the ongoing challenges faced by our Higher Education Institutions within the context of the Bologna Process.

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Click here to download Terms of Reference.

Clarifications

1.    When is the actual or tentative date of the award?

We envisage that we will be able to select a winning bidder after a week; that is by the 8th November, provided no issues arise during the selection process.


2.    When is the said conference due, i.e. the conference date?

The follow-up conference/workshop has not been scheduled yet.


3.    Please confirm that you will be forwarding a list of individual’s contact details under each category.

We confirm that we will be providing the winning bidder with the contact details of beneficiaries who actually participated in a Youth in Action project and of applicants who submitted proposals but not awarded a grant under the Youth in Action Programme.


4.    Has the delivery deadline been revised, to allow for the 30 days needed to shortlist candidates from the date of submission of applications? 

The delivery deadline has been revised in order to allow interested bidders enough time to review the updated Terms of Reference and have sufficient time to reflect such updates in their proposal.


5.    Will EUPA be forwarding the contact details of the 10 chosen and 10 rejected applicants, at least, to the contractor?

The EUPA will provide the winning bidder with the Youth in Action data of individuals (names and email addresses). It will be up to the winning bidder to select the ten (10) beneficiaries who actually participated in a Youth in Action project and the ten (10) applicants who submitted proposals but not awarded a grant under the Youth in Action programme according to the methodological approach to be undertaken in the study as proposed in the technical offer by the said winning bidder.


6.    Do you have a preference vis-a-vis the format of the proposal i.e. PowerPoint vs Word document?

We do not have any particular preference vis-a-vis the format of the proposal. It is up to the interested bidders to submit their proposal in the format they believe is most appropriate.
7.     What is the budget allocated to this study?

The Youth in Action budget for this research is 5,000EUR including VAT.


8.    Could you clarify what the relevance of including applicants who submitted their proposals but were not awarded the grant would be since the objective of the study is to assess the awareness level, good practices, barriers etc resulting from the programme?

The relevance of including applicants who submitted their proposals but were not awarded a grant lies in the purpose of the research, most particularly for the areas quoted below:

c. An evaluation of the impact of the Youth in Action in line with the priorities mentioned above;

d. Provision of recommendations how European priorities can be better exploited in the field of youth under the new framework Erasmus+.”

This is also linked with the results to be achieved through the research, which can be found at the bottom of page 2 and top of page 3.


9. Could you give an indication of the number of projects there were under this scheme? Also could you clarify if all projects need to be assessed or would we be required to give examples of good practices only?  

To date there are 321 projects under the YiA programme. The winning bidder will be provided with a list of projects marked as ‘very good’ (between years 2007 – 2013) and the winning bidder will be required to identify good practices tied to the Youth in Action projects.


10. How would the sample of 50 be selected? Would we be required to select the sample or would you assist us in choosing the sample?

The EUPA will provide the winning bidder with the Youth in Action data of individuals (names and email addresses). It will be up to the winning bidder to select the population of fifty (50) samples according to the methodological approach to be undertaken in the study as proposed in the technical offer by the said winning bidder.


11. Will EUPA provide interested researchers with a statistical overview of the Youth in Action Grant since 2007?

Such information will be forwarded once the bidder is chosen.