Request for Proposals (RFP)
Implementation of School WASH Behaviour Change Intervention in Bahir Dar
August 2022 – December 2023
Splash is a non-profit organization that designs child-focused water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), and menstrual health solutions with governments in some of the world’s largest low-resource cities. Splash improves WASH infrastructure in schools through the installation of water filtration systems, water storage, and child-friendly drinking and handwashing stations. We engage school leaders, parents, teachers, janitors, and student hygiene clubs to promote healthy WASH behaviors and strengthen school-based menstrual health services. We are focused on reaching 100% of government schools in two major cities: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kolkata, India. In 2022, Splash will commence implementation of Project WISE (WASH in Schools for Everyone) in all government primary and secondary schools in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. We are seeking a partner to implement the Behavior Change and Menstrual Health Management components of our intervention, including stakeholder orientation, teacher training, parent training, formation and/or maintenance of student hygiene and gender clubs, and facilitation of event days.
Scope of Work
The selected organization will be responsible for implementing all Project WISE Behaviour Change and Menstrual Health Management activities in approximately 56 public schools serving 80,000 students and 4000 staff members in Bahir Dar. See Project WISE School Intervention Phases and our website for more information. This scope of work is to be completed by 31 December 2023.
Applicants are invited to submit a proposal that includes a technical narrative and budget for the full scope of work (maximum five pages). Please include the following:
Proposals should be submitted to Addis.Infra@splash.org with the subject line: Implementation of WASH Behavior Change Intervention in Bahir Dar (organization name). The deadline for applications is the 21st of January 2022 before 5 pm. Applicants are advised to send files in commonly recognized MS or PDF formats. Proposals should include information specific to accomplishing the scope of work. Applicants will be notified of Splash’s decision by email. The final award is subject to the terms and conditions included in this solicitation, as well as successful final negotiations of all applicable terms and conditions affecting this work.
Terms and Conditions
Splash reserves the right to reject all bids received in response to this solicitation and is in no way bound to accept any proposal. Information provided by Splash as part of this solicitation must be treated as confidential. If any information is inappropriately released, Splash will seek appropriate remedies as allowed. Likewise, proposals, discussions, and all information received by Splash in response to this solicitation will be held as strictly confidential.
Applicants must disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest may be present if there is a personal relationship with a Splash staff member that constitutes a significant financial interest, board memberships, or other employment. Contacting third parties involved in the project, the review panel, or any other party may be considered a conflict of interest and may result in disqualification of the proposal.
Acceptance of a proposal does not imply acceptance of its terms and conditions. Splash reserves the option to negotiate on the final terms and conditions; we reserve the right to negotiate the substance of the finalists’ proposals, as well as the option of accepting partial components of a proposal, if appropriate.